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September 20, 1987 | JOHN PRIME, Prime is a free-lance writer based in Shreveport.
Being the widow of two country music legends has been nothing if not eventful for Billie Jean Horton. But if her life with the legacies of Hank Williams and Johnny Horton were to be made into a country song, the title would probably be "Double Trouble." Since Williams' untimely death on New Year's Day 1953, Horton has spent quite a bit of time in court defending her status as his widow and establishing claims to copyrights and estates.
April 26, 2014 | By Steve Padilla
As one online commentator put it, "This is like discovering a UFO for gaming. " The writer was referring to the dusty scene captured in a YouTube video shot in the New Mexico desert, where makers of a film documentary began digging in a landfill in search of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," a failed Atari video game made more than a generation ago. "E.T. " was a great film, but the game was a bomb, flop, fiasco. On the bright side, its complete failure did produce a video game urban legend on a par with more mainstream legends like Bigfoot and the Jersey Devil.
November 7, 2011
'Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness' Where: Nickelodeon When: 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-Y (suitable for young children)
April 23, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
One thing you have to understand about the Land of Chima: The lions are the good guys. They're the ones who seek to protect the kingdom from the battle-prone crocodiles on Cartoon Network's TV series and video games. So it's not surprising that the largest piece of Legoland California's yet-to-open Chima-themed water park is a 2,116-pound Lion Temple Arch. The arch, 18 feet off the ground, was put in place last weekend at the emerging Legends of Chima Water Park that's slated to open May 24. "The Lego arch will stream water beneath the massive lion head at the entrance to the Lion Temple Wave Pool," a Lego announcement says.
September 15, 1986
A small item in the paper the other day told of a woman who became so flustered on seeing Robert Redford in a Santa Fe ice-cream parlor that she put her ice-cream cone into her purse. This story struck us as a bit fishy (if you'll pardon the mixed metaphor), so we weren't surprised when, the next day, Redford denied it. What had aroused our suspicions in the first place was the fact that we had heard that story before--involving a different celebrity.
January 22, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
The new "Legends of Chima" 4-D film coming to Legoland California this spring will take moviegoers to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi . Scheduled to premiere March 7 at the Carlsbad kiddie park, the 4-D film will feature special effects using wind, smoke, water and motion. The 12-minute animated movie tied to a new line of Lego construction toys is also scheduled to debut this year at Legoland theme parks in Florida, Denmark, Germany, England and Malaysia . The " Legends of Chima " story line follows four young animals on a journey through the battle-torn kingdom before concluding with a chariot race pitting lion-leader Laval against the evil crocodile Cragger.
August 7, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
International stars in sports such as baseball, hockey and basketball have long been afforded special immigration status to play on U.S. teams. Think David Beckham, the former Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player from Britain, or Dodgers rookie phenom Hyun-Jin Ryu, a pitcher from South Korea. Now add Danny "Shiphtur" Le, of Edmonton, Canada, to the elite list. Le, an online gamer, is one of the world's top players of League of Legends, a virtual capture-the-flag game in which two teams of fantasy characters compete for a glowing orb. Le is so deft at racing down the virtual field and opening up gaps for teammates that he recently became the first so-called eSports player to be granted a type of visa normally awarded to athletes featured daily on ESPN.
May 8, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
A day after giving a series order for a Michael Bay-produced drama , TNT announced it has greenlit the spy drama "Legends," from "Homeland" producer Howard Gordon. The suspense series is based on the book by spy novelist Robert Littell, who is  already part of the TNT family -- his CIA novel "The Company" served as the basis of the network's 2007 miniseries. PHOTOS: Cable vs. broadcast ratings "Legends" stars "Game of Thrones" vet Sean Bean ( with his head attached!
December 1, 1985
English-born photographer Terry O'Neill has been shooting stars for more than 20 years. The portraits on these pages are from "Legends," a new book of his work from the 1960s and 1970s. From "Legends," by Terry O'Neill. Copyright Terry O'Neill, 1985. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking Penguin Inc.
April 4, 2010 | By Steve Harvey
A restaurant with a past? A historic marker on Figueroa Street mentions a rumor about the 86-year-old Original Pantry Cafe "that has refused to die." The story has it that in the 1950s, a Midwestern reporter covering the Rose Bowl dropped in to eat and "a couple of waiters had some fun with the out-of-towner, telling him that all the employees were ex-convicts," the marker says. "He duly wrote it up, and the legend, for that's all there is to it, circulates to this day." Who knows why the tale caught on?
April 13, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
In a regular season when so much has gone right for the Ducks, Teemu Selanne closed it perfectly Sunday by tugging a fellow Anaheim legend onto the ice for a final skate and embrace in front of an adoring sellout crowd. The Ducks (54-20-8) produced their NHL-best 26th comeback victory with a 3-2 overtime triumph over the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center. Afterward, Selanne, 43, found his friend and former Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who's expected to join him in retirement at season's end. “Teemu's such a class act and he's known for a while that this possibly could be my last game,” Giguere said after his 33-save night for the Central Division champions.
April 11, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
On a soundstage in the heart of Hollywood this week, a chicken was giving directions to Mindy Kaling. The chicken, perched on the shoulder of "The Mindy Project" star, squawked off a couple of instructions to the crew, then muttered, "My mom would be so proud of me ... if she wasn't stew. " The chicken was located on the hand of director Joey Mazzarino, and it wasn't just any chicken. It was a "Sesame Street" Muppet chicken. PHOTOS: Families that changed TV   Although Sesame Street is an imaginary address, most people realize the TV show "Sesame Street" shoots in New York City.
April 1, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Many waking up to find the name "Frankie Knuckles" trending this morning may have been a little baffled, wondering whether perhaps an old-time pugilist had passed. In a sense this was true, but instead of his fists, the Chicago dance music producer Knuckles, who died Monday at age 59, used steady, relentless rhythms to send his message. In the process, he helped set a course for house music in the 1980s and for electronic dance music in the decades to come. House music was born in Chicago when a team of Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Jesse Saunders and other young DJs brought the ideas and energy of the late 1970s New York City loft scene to the Midwest and started messing with its sounds.
March 27, 2014 | By August Brown
Of all the points in his career that John Legend could have toured concert halls with a stripped-bare acoustic setup, 2014 seems the least likely.  The singer-songwriter's most recent LP, last year's “Love in the Future,” is Legend's most electronic, experimental record to date. Co-produced by Kanye West, it uses laptop noise to show how relationships break down and rebuild a person. Onstage, Legend usually embodies restraint and composure, but this record is about love making you crazy.
March 27, 2014 | By Joe Mozingo
When Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow walked the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown in one of his natty suits, bright pocket square ablaze, he exuded power. Almost from the moment he arrived from Hong Kong in 1976 at the age of 16, he was a force in the local underworld, working as an enforcer for a local fraternal club called the Hop Sing Tong, shaking down gambling dens and running prostitution rings, according to authorities and his own accounts. He once told prosecutors he was in charge of all Asian crime in San Francisco, and admitted that he partnered with a leader in an ancient Chinese criminal group, or Triad.
March 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is expected to undergo surgery after a recurrence of oral cancer. The legendary Buffalo Bills quarterback is likely to be operated on later this week or early next week, according to brother Dan Kelly. Last year Kelly had some teeth and part of his jaw removed due to oral cancer. Kelly's wife, Jill, wrote on her personal blog last week that "the cancer's back, aggressive, and starting to spread. " Family friend Dennis DiPaolo told WIVB-4 in Buffalo that Kelly is weak and in a lot of pain but is keeping his spirits up. “He's like, 'Come on, don't hang your heads,' " DiPaolo said.
December 1, 1991 | ROBERT A. JONES
In California, boom times are like the tides. They leave high-water marks, ripples that show the point of maximum gain, the spot from which the retreat began. This is particularly true in Southern California, where the relics of a boom are usually left out in the open, for all to see, warnings to the next generation of boomers. In the small cities of Southern California, you can still find the cultural litter from some of the great booms of the past.
March 13, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
The start of the Kings' game Thursday against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Staples Center will be delayed by a pregame ceremony honoring former winger and current TV analyst Jim Fox, part of the team's Legends Night Series. Waiting for Fox apparently isn't anything new to Coach Darryl Sutter. “He holds us up a lot, actually, getting on the airplanes. He'll hold us up tonight too,” Sutter said jokingly after the team's morning skate in El Segundo. The ceremony to honor Fox will be the third and final such occasion this season.
March 13, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
Larry Scott wasn't exactly a 98-pound weakling - he weighed in at 120 - but his life changed forever after he ran across a stack of bodybuilding magazines in an Idaho city dump. The scrawny 16-year-old started working out in private, doing lifts with a tractor axle. Within 10 years, he was Mr. Idaho, Mr. California, Mr. Pacific Coast, Mr. America and Mr. Universe. In 1965, he became the world's first Mr. Olympia, a title designed by promoter and publisher Joe Weider as bodybuilding's indisputably supreme honor.
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