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November 15, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Fourteen years after writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's romantic comedy "The Best Man" hit theaters, the filmmaker and his ensemble cast are back with a sequel, "The Best Man Holiday. " As is often the case when old friends reunite, it doesn't take long for past grudges and attractions to bubble back up. According to reviews, the cast, led by Taye Diggs and Morris Chestnut, proves to be very pleasant company, but Lee's overstuffed script drags the movie down. The Times' Betsy Sharkey writes , "Be ready to reach for a tissue, say 'amen' and sigh more than a few times, for the film has all the chaos and clutter of a big holiday gathering.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
A man was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic dispute in South Gate late Saturday, according to authorities. The shooting occurred in the 9200 block of San Luis Avenue shortly after 10 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the incident. South Gate police responded to a 911 call that a man and woman were fighting, according to the sheriff's statement. Officers said when they arrived at the scene, the man was uncooperative and ran away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2013 | By Chris Goffard
Authorities have identified a man who jumped to his death Sunday night from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, but are waiting to notify his next of kin, a Los Angeles County coroner official said. Just after 8 p.m., the man drove his car to the top of the bridge, stopped and climbed out, leaving the vehicle running with the headlights on, Port of Los Angeles  spokesman Phillip Sanfield said Sunday. The man, who was in his 40s, climbed a security fence, which is about 10 feet high, and jumped into the water below, Sanfield said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A man shot by Alhambra police inside the police headquarters lobby on Friday morning has died, a coroner's spokesman said. One or more Alhambra police officers fired their guns about 7:30 a.m. inside the police station on Commonwealth Avenue, hitting a suspect, said Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker. Officials said they were still gathering information and could not yet say exactly what happened inside the station. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2009
The Man in the Wooden Hat A Novel Jane Gardam Europa Editions: 230 pp., $15 paper
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2010
'William S. Burroughs: A Man Within' Rating: No MPAA rating Running time: 1 hour, 28 minutes Playing: At the Downtown Independent, Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2010
Titanic Thompson The Man Who Bet on Everything Kevin Cook W.W. Norton: 248 pp., $24.95
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO--A San Diego police officer shot a man who was advancing on him in a threatening manner with scissors, police said Saturday. The officer had responded to an afternoon call from shoppers in the Pacific Beach neighborhood about a man talking incoherently and waving scissors, police said. When the man refused a command from the officer to drop the scissors and instead advanced on him, the officer fired a single round, striking the man, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with a wound considered non life-threatening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after he plowed his vehicle through a gate at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The man rammed through Gate 120 and smashed into a walkway railing around 9:20 p.m., airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf said. She said police responded within a minute   and apprehended the man, who appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The scene is near the cargo area of the airport and did not affect any flights, Burghdorf said.  ALSO: LAFD Chief Brian Cummings says he wants to keep his job Three firefighters injured in three-alarm blaze in City of Industry Victory for veterans -- WWII barracks at O.C. Fairgrounds to be saved twitter.com/LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
A 20-year-old man in Tunisia died after eating 28 raw eggs in a bet with friends, news reports say. The man reportedly ate more than two dozen eggs in one sitting after friends dared him to do it, according to news.com.au . Shortly after swallowing the raw eggs, the man complained of severe stomach pains and his friends called an ambulance to the scene just outside of Kairouan, Tunisia. Tunisia's Shems FM radio station said on Wednesday that “doctors were called ... but he died before medical assistance could reach him.” The official cause of death has not been determined.
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