September 25, 2013 |
Kevin Durant doesn't think Dwyane Wade is one of the NBA's top 10 players. That's what he told CineSport's Noah Coslov in an interview discussing Sports Illustrated's list of the league's top players for the upcoming season. Oklahoma City forward Durant is ranked No. 2; Miami guard Wade comes in at No. 8. Durant stated that former Thunder teammate James Harden, who now plays for Houston, should have been included in the top 10. When asked who should have been left out, Durant replies definitively and without hesitation, "Dwyane Wade!"
September 21, 2013 |
Fans of "Breaking Bad" have just two more episodes to learn the fate of Walter White and his crystal meth empire, but at Sunday night's Emmy Awards, the AMC drama looks poised to glide over all. The nail-biting serial, about a milquetoast high-school chemistry teacher who turns to the drug trade to pay for his cancer treatment, is drawing record ratings and generating a social media cacophony every Sunday night as it hurtles toward its Sept....
September 19, 2013 |
What movies and stars did best in the world of social media this summer? "Iron Man 3" may have been the season's box office champion, but it looks like the latest installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise drove off with the biggest Facebook following. "Fast & Furious 6," starring Vin Diesel, had a whopping 38.4 million Facebook fans, the most of any summer movie, according to the digital marketing company Silverpop. ON LOCATION:...
September 18, 2013 |
"Grand Theft Auto V," the latest installment in Rockstar Games' hit video game series, reaped an eye-popping $800 million in worldwide retail sales on its first day of release Tuesday. The hotly anticipated game appears to have blown past the one-day retail sales record set by Activision Blizzard Inc., whose "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" brought in $500 million in its fist 24 hours of release. That game went on to reach $1 billion in sales in 15 days -- faster, many observed, than the box office record-holder "Avatar.
September 17, 2013 |
TEHRAN -- One day Facebook is a handy way for Iranian government ministers to confer with the people. The next day it can be denounced as "a Zionist tool. " As with its on-again, off-again claim to want better relations with the West, Iran's recent flip-flops on social media reflect infighting within Tehran's religious and elected leaderships, analysts said Tuesday. Iranians were jubilant on Monday when the usual blockages and filters on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook fell by the wayside.
September 16, 2013
A deadly shooting rampage broke out Monday morning at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington. Witnesses said the violence began on the fourth floor of the building and that at least one gunman fired down into a nearby atrium. Get the latest updates from social media below, or follow @LATimesNational's Twitter list . Tweets from @latimesnational/navy-yard-updates
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September 14, 2013 |
Hoover High School junior Christopher Chung learned while scrolling through Facebook that his school was monitoring students' online activities. Christopher saw an article posted by a friend about the Glendale Unified School District hiring a company to screen students' social media posts. The school district had been doing so for about a year. "I heard rumors that GUSD was doing a little bit of monitoring - but nothing as official as this," he said. "The only way students were finding out about it was through social media.
September 12, 2013 |
The world learned of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attacks in Syria from cellphone videos on YouTube, and coordinated use of social media would likewise help inspectors find, transport and disarm the Damascus government's remaining poison gas stores, nonproliferation experts suggested Thursday. Seven scholars at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey have compiled a list of useful contributions that Syrian citizens can make in the proposed containment effort by sharing cellphone pictures, tweets about potential hazards and 3D modeling of suspected storage sites.
September 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday. But the new legal protections will not extend to the controversial online website Wikileaks and others whose principal work involves disclosing "primary-source documents … without authorization. " Senate sponsors of the bill and a coalition of media groups that support it hailed Thursday's bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee vote as a breakthrough.
September 10, 2013 |
Matt Lauer is still mad about the Ann Curry mess -- and he's blaming the media. In an interview with Esquire, the co-host of NBC's "Today" blasted reporters for laziness in reporting rumors during the shake-up that led to Curry's tearful ouster from the show in 2012. "I was disappointed by the laziness of the media, the willingness to read a rumor, repeat that rumor, and treat it as a fact," Lauer said. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments But he was in a difficult position, he added.