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ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
As if we need another reason to love Sandra Bullock. "The Heat" star is Vogue magazine's October 2013 cover girl just before the release of her highly anticipated lost-in-space thriller "Gravity," co-starring George Clooney and helmed by Spanish director Alfonso Cuaron. She calls Cuaron's groundbreaking film - his first in seven years - "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" and her performance is already generating Oscar buzz . Bullock has been in the spotlight since the 1990s and writer Jason Gay harps on her relatability in the piece, her 40 films and $3.5 billion in accumulated global box office.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Hart of Dixie" star Cress Williams has tied the knot with girlfriend Kristen Torrianni. The actor, 42, who plays beloved football-star-turned-Bluebell Mayor Lavon Hayes in the CW series, wed the actress on the island of Kauai on May 21 and had a formal wedding reeption in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to his rep.  "The wedding was an intimate affair on the beach, with the bride's and groom's parents and Cress' daughter in attendance," Williams'...
NEWS
October 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A new TV commercial from the National Rifle Assn. has angered some minority lawmakers because of its portrayal of blacks and Latinos in a series of mug shots. The commercial, which asks Congress not to create more federal gun laws until current ones are enforced more aggressively, started airing Oct. 11. It shows dozens of mug shots of criminals prosecuted in Ohio. While there are many whites in the mug shots, a large percentage are minorities. One Latino lawmaker, Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Jason Aldean has filed for divorce, kicking last week's news of separation from his wife up a notch. "This is a really tough time for my entire family," the country singer told Us Weekly in a statement about the divorce, noting that he and Jessica Ussery had been together since they were teenagers - he's 36 now - and had had ups and downs along the way. They would have been married 12 years in August. "I've learned that everyone always rushes to judgement when they hear news like this," he told the mag . "That's really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls' sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Katy Perry is revealing details of her short-lived marriage to British comedian Russell Brand  - and they sure are fireworks. The 28-year-old pop star, who is voicing Smurfette in the upcoming flick "Smurfs 2," opened up about her relationships with Brand and musician John Mayer in Vogue's July issue , candidly expressing how hurt she was during her breakups and how she hasn't heard from Brand in some time. Her ex-husband Brand, 38, was "a magical man" when she first met him at the MTV Movie Awards in 2009, when he very publicly flirted with the singer.
NEWS
December 8, 2000 | Reuters
Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against 32 people arrested during last summer's Republican National Convention after police failed to link the suspects to any crimes. Four state troopers infiltrated a warehouse that was a staging area for protests during the convention. During a raid on Aug. 2, police arrested 75 people, all for misdemeanors, but the cases have fallen apart. Charges may be dropped against 30 more people next week. The remainder accepted plea agreements earlier.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian's engagement ring from Kanye West is a whopping 15 carats, but that seemingly pales in comparison to the reality star's impressive engagement ring from ex-husband Kris Humphries. The "Yeezus" rapper popped the question to the reality star Monday - her 33rd birthday - at  AT&T Park in San Francisco with the help of a 50-piece orchestra, family, friends and the glowing 15-carat diamond engagement ring. "Last night was truly magical!!! I am the luckiest girl in the world!"
SPORTS
June 2, 2001
Reading Saturday's letters about Vince Carter's graduation and horse racing, you'd think that Diane Pucin was T.J. Simers in drag. Wait a minute? Is that why the Times stopped printing mug shots with the columns? Greg Paull San Diego
NATIONAL
August 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Tampa police have scrapped their controversial security camera system that scanned city streets for criminals, citing its failure over two years to recognize anyone wanted by authorities. The system was intended to recognize the facial characteristics of felons, sexual predators and runaway children by matching passersby with a database of 30,000 mug shots.
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