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September 21, 2006 | Anna David, Special to The Times
THE day I received an e-mail from a married male acquaintance that he signed with an "XO" was the day I realized I didn't know what "XO" meant anymore. I usually reserve my own XOs -- which, as an admittedly pathetic attempt at originality, are actually XXs -- for female friends, and they typically mean either "I like you," "I love you" or "I'd write more if this e-mail wasn't 37th on a list of 200 that I need to respond to."
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April 14, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jennifer Aniston wasn't there to accept her MTV Movie Award for best kiss, but her "We're the Millers" costar Will Poulter did a fine job invoking her presence with a presumably fake text message from the actress who played his fake mom.  Aniston, Poulter and Emma Roberts won the best kiss award Sunday night for their awkward smooching scene in "Millers," which revolves around a fake family assembled by Jason Sudeikis' character to help him bring...
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SPORTS
March 7, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Last week, Erin Andrews was reporting from pit row at the Daytona 500 when she interviewed rapper 50 Cent, who leaned in for a kiss. Andrews turned her head quickly and rushed off, leaving many to speculate that she was unhappy with the rapper for attempting to kiss her on air. Not true, Andrews says. "It was my fault. I was rushed -- none of the drivers were in their spot for the Daytona 500 pit walk. They were all in the bathroom," Andrews told "Access Hollywood" on Wednesday.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By James Barragan
The L.A. KISS unraveled during its second home game at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday night as it lost, 40-30, to the Cleveland Gladiators. The defense seemed almost nonexistent at times, the offense could not find a rhythm and even the fans seemed to be against them in the third quarter when a sure touchdown throw by quarterback J.J. Raterink to receiver Donovan Morgan was broken up by a fan in the front row who reached over to grab the...
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July 15, 1990 | Kevin Thomas
This 1989 release is a sleek, outrageous dark comedy that's all the funnier for constantly teetering on the brink of sheer tastelessness and silliness. Nicolas Cage (pictured) gives one of the performances of the decade as an obnoxious hotshot literary agent who falls for Jennifer Beals' sexy vampire. Cinemax early Sunday at 2:25 a.m.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By James Barragan
In arena football, the Orlando Predators handed the KISS its first loss of the season Friday, 69-63, in overtime. The KISS (1-1) jumped out to an early 21-point lead in the first quarter, but Orlando (2-0) closed the gap to trail 42-34 at halftime. Orlando took a 63-56 lead with 43 seconds left in regulation but the KISS responded in the waning seconds to take the game into overtime tied at 63. In overtime, quarterback Jason Boltus won it for the Predators with a one-yard touchdown run.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1996
I absolutely cannot believe a 6-year-old boy was suspended from school on the grounds of sexual harassment after kissing a girl on the cheek at his school (Sept. 25)! I don't call that harassment. I call it normal childhood development. Looks like the administrators of that school have some growing up to do themselves. I think they should go sit in the corner and not move until they get a grip! MICHELLE COOK Northridge Although it's now fashionable to be anti-"politically correct," I was outraged by your Sept.
SPORTS
July 31, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
LONDON -- Our friends over at Yahoo (Fourth-Place Medal) unearthed this wildly entertaining clip of the unsuspecting Sky News reporter at the London Olympics who was caught off guard by a big kiss on the cheek from a female spectator. Cheeky, indeed. The reporter, who was in the middle of his stand-up remote, handled the crazy moment quite well and had a good laugh after she sprinted up from behind him. The fan, wearing a English soccer jersey, said: "Thank you!" before planting the kiss.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
In an appearance on Friday's “Late Show,” British-Irish boy band One Direction got some serious love from an unexpected admirer - none other than acting legend (and recent Kennedy Center honoree) Dustin Hoffman, who laid a big, passionate kiss on Niall Horan, a.k.a. the Irish one. The snog came just seconds after the boys entered the Ed Sullivan Theater (for some reason, to the sounds of Bob Dylan's “Like a Rolling Stone”). Hoffman followed the band onto the stage, only to discover there wasn't enough room for him to sit. After David Letterman refused to allow Hoffman to sit on his lap, the actor opted to cozy up next to Horan on the armrest.
NEWS
August 12, 2010 | Reuters
Americans will gather for a group "kiss-in" in Times Square and buglers across the country will play the military funeral tune "Taps" on Saturday in the first national day of remembrance for the World War Two generation. This year's event comes on the 65th anniversary of what Americans call V-J Day, marking the victory over Japan that ended the war in 1945. The celebration was immortalized in Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph of an unidentified sailor kissing nurse Edith Shain in Times Square.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments. Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, nailed one at the beginning of his acceptance speech when he quipped: "I never thought I'd be on the same stage as KISS, to be honest. " It's equally unlikely that KISS founding members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, who joined the Rock Hall along with Yusuf on Thursday, ever envisioned sharing a stage with country singers Carrie Underwood and Emmylou Harris, who were on hand to welcome in Linda Ronstadt.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By James Barragan
By the time two of the L.A. KISS' star players were lowered from the Honda Center ceiling during introductions for the team's home opener, the team's fans were ready to rock and roll all night and party every down. Behind four touchdowns from wide receiver Donovan Morgan and a league-record six sacks in one game for Beau Bell, the KISS won its first game at its home venue in Anaheim, 44-34, in front of 12,045 fans. The victory improved the KISS' record to 2-1 while setting a league record of 11 team sacks in one game.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By James Barragan
Tom Umberg still remembers the Ducks' inaugural game at Honda Center in 1993. The Arrowhead Pond, as it was then called, was packed with more than 17,000 fans, all using their duck calls to accompany a Dixieland band in its rendition of "When the Ducks Go Marching In. " At one point during the pregame show Wild Wing, the team's greater than life-sized duck mascot, flew into the arena from the rafters. Umberg was in awe. So much so that almost 21 years later he remembers the pregame more than the final score.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mindy Kaling has seen a lot of action on "The Mindy Project," given her character's very busy love life.  The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season  this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a boy-crazy clotheshorse (think: a much more accomplished, New York version of her "Office" counterpart, Kelly Kapoor, who is still a total hot mess). In character, Kaling has been involved with James Franco, Ed Helms, Bill Heder, Seth Meyers and Seth Rogen, among others, and on Thursday, "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie asked her if she had a list of Hollywood guys she wanted to guest star so that she could lock lips with them.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Most don't kiss and tell. But when asked at “The Mindy Project” PaleyFest panel on Tuesday, actor Chris Messina, who plays Dr. Danny Castellano, bashfully said that though Ike Barinholtz, who plays nurse Morgan Tookers, has “soft lips,” it's Mindy Kaling who is the better kisser. Barinholtz, who is also the Fox comedy's co-producer, then jokingly stormed off stage. PHOTOS: Our favorite funny women and why we love 'em The lively cast, including Kaling, the creator and star, Messina, Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Zoe Jarman, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and executive producer Matt Warburton, kept fans laughing as they shared behind-the-scenes anecdotes and hints at what is to come in the upcoming eight episodes.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By James Barragan
In arena football, the Orlando Predators handed the KISS its first loss of the season Friday, 69-63, in overtime. The KISS (1-1) jumped out to an early 21-point lead in the first quarter, but Orlando (2-0) closed the gap to trail 42-34 at halftime. Orlando took a 63-56 lead with 43 seconds left in regulation but the KISS responded in the waning seconds to take the game into overtime tied at 63. In overtime, quarterback Jason Boltus won it for the Predators with a one-yard touchdown run.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2011
Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert dropped KISS from the lineup after receiving widespread criticism for booking the band despite critical comments toward the late pop singer by bassist Gene Simmons. The announcement Tuesday came a day after Global Live Events announced KISS would join the show planned for Oct. 8 in Cardiff, Wales. Fans, media and the singer's estate quickly noted that Simmons has said in recent years that he was convinced Jackson molested children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1991
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Bowl Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden, Aug. 25 (Friday) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden, Aug. 22; KISS & Def Leppard, July 5; Lady Antebellum, June 14 (Friday) The Forum KISS & Def Leppard, July 8; Backstreet Boys, May 29 (Friday); Boston, July 29 (Saturday) RELATED: The 10 Commandments of smartphone use during concerts   Greek Theatre Under the Streetlamp, May 2; Los Lobos' Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 3; ATOMIC BOMB!
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Country singer Jason Aldean is reportedly dating Brittany Kerr, the woman he cheated on his wife with in 2012. Well, at least they're trying to make a real go of it, right? Aldean, 37, last April filed for divorce from Jessica Ussery, his wife of almost 12 years, and has been dating Kerr since, Us Weekly reported Monday. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 Kerr, a former "American Idol" contestant and NBA cheerleader, was photographed backstage in the wings at one of Aldean's concerts on Friday, TMZ reported . She was also spotted at his Jan. 10 Austin concert, the site said.
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