December 23, 2013 |
Long before "lean in" became a rallying cry for professional women of America, there was "Murphy Brown. " In fall 1988, the sitcom about a brash, unmarried, fortysomething news anchor and recovering alcoholic premiered on CBS. Though it was slow to build into a hit, "Murphy Brown" became a top 5 show, won 18 Emmys over 10 seasons and sparked a contentious national dialogue about single motherhood, thanks to a certain vice president. Played by patrician blond Candice Bergen, Brown may have been physically reminiscent of real-life newswoman Diane Sawyer, but with her irascible and relentless disposition, she was, as creator Diane English famously put it, closer to "Mike Wallace in a dress.
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December 5, 2013 |
A 39-year-old woman who allegedly kidnapped her three children remained at large Thursday, a day after the siblings were found safe. Nisshawn Murphy was being sought after she failed to heed a judge's order to relinquish custody of her children due to several criminal convictions. She allegedly kidnapped her 10-year-old son outside his Palmdale foster home and left with his two younger siblings. The 10-year-old was reported missing about 8:50 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
November 25, 2013 |
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death. Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of new toxicology tests he'd had done after suing to gain possession of hair samples that were not used in the autopsy process. The tests revealed higher-than-normal levels of 10 heavy metals in his daughter's hair, he said, and the lab he used suggested such a result was most likely from third-party poisoning.
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November 21, 2013 |
The U.S. Postal Service wanted to honor slain President John F. Kennedy, but first it needed Jackie Kennedy's stamp of approval. That's how a Los Angeles Times photo came to be chosen for the first commemorative postage stamp honoring the fallen president following his Nov. 22, 1963, assassination in Dallas. The 5-cent stamp issued on May 29, 1964, was based on a photo of then-Sen. Kennedy during a visit to the Santa Monica beachfront home of his brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford, by Times staff photographer William S. Murphy.
November 19, 2013 |
Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning. The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to have died from acquired pneumonia and severe anemia. Her husband, Simon Monjack, died five months later at age 40 from the same natural causes. Angelo Bertolotti, Murphy's biological father, reportedly sued to get access to hair samples that had gone unused during the investigation following the actress' death, then sought testing from an independent lab. PHOTO GALLERY: Brittany Murphy on tour with the USO The Carlson Co. lab report, obtained by the Wrap , indicated the presence of high levels of 10 heavy metals in Murphy's hair and, barring accidental exposure to all the metals simultaneously, suggested the source could be "a third-party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.
October 20, 2013 |
West Covina South Hills has hired Darren Murphy to take over as head coach of its baseball program. Murphy was at Northview for 15 years. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org