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February 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"Nymphomaniac" star Shia LaBeouf continued his recent bizarre behavior, this time at the Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday, first walking out of a media conference after cryptically responding to a single question, and later showing up for the film's red-carpet premiere wearing a paper bag with the words "I am not famous anymore" written on it. About 10 minutes into the media session for "Nymphomaniac: Volume I," the first of two installments...
February 8, 2014
Re "Media upheaval is bad news," Column, Feb. 2 Michael Hiltzik rightly spotlights the fact that hard news is sharply declining in many newer forms of media. Commentary, often poorly worded, is disguised as news, even at outlets that have admitted they are subordinating high standards of journalism to pursuit of high advertising revenues available when the audience is large. Worse, many are politically partisan and tend to attract people who are unsophisticated and use these commentators as their only source of "news.
February 7, 2014 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
In an old, whitewashed motel, where folklore has it studio executives once brought their secretaries for "lunch," Robert Greenwald, a mercurial man trailed by insults and death threats, leads a small band of filmmakers dedicated to unnerving political and corporate powers with righteous anger and quick-cut editing. Greenwald embodies the populism of George Bailey and the sly delight of a spy handed a secret dossier. His Brave New Films has skewered Wal-Mart, Fox News (Bill O'Reilly despises him)
February 7, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
The historic Star-News Building in downtown Pasadena has been sold for $16.55 million to a Beverly Hills real estate investment and management firm. Greenbridge Investment Partners bought the imposing four-story building at 525 E. Colorado Blvd. out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, said real estate brokers Bob Safai and Matt Case of Madison Partners. PHOTOS: Renewal in downtown L.A. Completed in 1925 and named after its original newspaper-publishing occupant, the Star-News Building is a Beaux-Arts style office and retail building totaling 63,863 square feet.
February 7, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - A former government official pleaded guilty Friday to leaking secret information about North Korea to a Fox News reporter, a case that triggered a controversy last spring over the Justice Department's targeting of journalists who expose classified materials. Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department intelligence advisor who specialized in weapons of mass destruction, agreed to a sentence of 13 months in prison for disclosing a June 2009 intelligence report about North Korea to Fox's James Rosen.
February 6, 2014 | By Meg James
Rupert Murdoch's publishing company, News Corp., beat analysts' profit estimates even though advertising revenue continued to fall. News Corp. -- which includes the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Times of London and HarperCollins book publishing -- released its fiscal second-quarter earnings late Thursday. It was the second earnings report at the company since it became a stand-alone entity at the end of June. "Direct comparables are awkward because the company, in its present form, did not exist a year ago," News Corp.
February 6, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
The ragin' Cajun is back.  A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major  shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
February 4, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
The Congressional Budget Office is out with its latest report on the Affordable Care Act , and here are a few bottom lines: - The ACA is cheaper than it expected. - It will "markedly increase" the number of Americans with health insurance. - The risk-adjustment provisions, which Congressional Republicans want to overturn as a "bailout" of the insurance industry, will actually turn a profit to the U.S. Treasury.  Given all this, why are the first news headlines on the CBO report depicting it as calling Obamacare a job killer ?
February 4, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - If you want to get a glimpse of Facebook's future, download Paper, the social network's new mobile news reader. The app for the iPhone is part of what Facebook says is its big push to deliver "the best personalized newspaper in the world. " But it's more than just an app for reading news. It's Facebook reimagined for the smaller screen. Paper doesn't just help users discover news on dozens of topics. It can also be used by users to browse their News Feed, get messages and notifications and search Facebook.
February 1, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
For the last 19 years, for many Southland football fans, Super Bowl Sunday has also been Super Strange Sunday. It is the one day of the year, maybe the only day of the year, when it feels truly odd and isolating that Los Angeles does not have an NFL team. It can be disenchanting to watch America's biggest sporting event while realizing that America's second-largest city, your city, doesn't have a chance to be in that game. None of the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks ever played for your pro team, or played against your pro team, or even played a pro game in your city.
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