May 27, 2012 |
Was there any doubt she'd say yes? If there's one thing YouTube has taught us, it's that Americans like a good love story with ridiculous choreography. Following that trend, a couple in Portland, Ore., raised the bar for marriage proposals. In a video going viral, Amy Frankel sits in the open back of a Honda CRV wearing a pair of headphones as the car slowly drives down the street. A song starts playing. It's Bruno Mars' “Marry You.” Soon people start marching in the street behind the car, lip-syncing and dancing to the music - first two, then four, then six, then 16, then many, many more.
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December 24, 2011 |
A Los Angeles police officer was justified in fatally shooting a naked, combative man, the Los Angeles Police Commission has ruled. The unanimous decision by the civilian board, which judges whether serious uses of force by Los Angeles Police Department officers are reasonable, closes the department's internal investigation into the dramatic, controversial confrontation, which drew media scrutiny and angry protests from the dead man's family and...
September 15, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday: Michaele Salahi was not abducted, but she did run off with "Journey" rocker Neal Schon. ( Los Angeles Times ) Scarlett Johansson enlists the FBI after naked pictures of her leaked online. ( Los Angeles Times ) Cameron Diaz and A-Rod have broken up. ( Us Weekly ) Also in Splitsville are "American Idol" babe Pia Toscano and "Dancing With the Stars" pro Mark Ballas. ( TMZ ) And the winner of "America's Got Talent" is ... ( Los Angeles Times )
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January 16, 2011 |
The Los Angeles Police Department on Saturday said that two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a former college football player in Playa Vista were "fighting for their lives" in the moments before one of them discharged his weapon. The statement about the shooting of Reginald Doucet Jr., who was unarmed and naked when he encountered police Friday morning, came as a prominent civil rights activist questioned why officers couldn't have used non-lethal means to subdue him and called on LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to review the department's training and tactics in dealing with unarmed suspects.
April 4, 2010 |
It's hard to say which booth was drawing more attention at Artexpo New York: the one with the paint-splashed naked man holding a box around his hips, or the one displaying cityscape paintings of tall buildings that resembled what you would see if the naked man dropped his box. If -- as Chicago gallery owner Woody Slaymaker said -- the only thing worse than a lousy comment about your art is no comment at all, then creators of both works must have...
October 18, 2009 |
In 1969, five young British comedians and one young American animator came together to make a television show. Without much of an idea of what they were going to do, they were given a series by the BBC to do it in, and after hunting around for a name -- "Owl-Stretching Time" and "A Horse, a Spoon, and a Basin" having been bruited and vetoed -- they settled on "Monty Python's Flying Circus." The 40th anniversary of this event is being marked by an excellent six-hour documentary series, "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)