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May 16, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at 11 a.m. PDT, a new person will be listed as we count down all 20. Remember, any Dodger, Brooklyn or L.A., was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot.
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January 28, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
WASHINGTON - In his State of the Union address, President Obama will touch on his healthcare law but keep the focus instead on his agenda to tackle income inequality : a push to increase the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits and boost access to pre-kindergarten education. That was not the case across town Tuesday at the Republican National Committee, where the pre-buttal to the speech was all Obamacare, all the time. Though the administration has made  progress by enrolling some 3 million people through the marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, Republicans show no signs of backing off their opposition as they hammer Democratic lawmakers over the problems created by the law. At RNC headquarters, Republican leaders handed the microphone to 10 constituents from eight states who were asked to share the problems they have faced - from premium increases to canceled plans - as a result of the healthcare law. LIVE BLOG: State of the Union 2014 Not surprisingly, a number of the guests were from states where Democrats are facing tough reelection contests, and even from some blue states where Republicans suddenly see opportunities for upsets.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Bob Dylan “Tempest” (Columbia) Bob Dylan 's new album, “Tempest,” which arrives Sept. 11, is already generating considerable attention for the title track, his take on the sinking of the Titanic during the centenary year of the tragic disaster at sea. And rightly so - it's one of the most extraordinary compositions from the most acclaimed songwriter of the rock era. We'll have an in-depth review of the entire album by...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The box-office underachiever "Runner Runner" ranked high in the home video market in its first week in release, but it didn't sell enough copies to take out "Despicable Me 2," which has now topped Rentrak's sales chart five weeks in a row.  "Runner Runner" stars Justin Timberlake as a college student who becomes involved in an offshore Internet gambling business run by an entrepreneur played by Ben Affleck. The thriller received generally poor reviews, indicated by a rating of 9% "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes.  "Runner Runner" grossed just $62.7 million worldwide through its theatrical lifespan, but it debuted at No. 2 on the sales chart behind the animated comedy "Despicable Me 2. "  PHOTOS: Box office top 10 of 2013 The 4-week-old "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" landed in third place and the 5-week-old "Fast & Furious 6" fell to fourth after a long stay at No. 2.  In fifth was the fourth season of the A&E reality sitcom "Duck Dynasty," about the wealthy Robertson family of Louisiana.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Tongal, a Southern California start-up that has crowd-sourced video ads for big brands such as Pringles and McDonald's, is expanding into music. The Santa Monica-based firm has made a name for itself linking writers, directors and actors with brands to create video ads in exchange for cash prizes. The sponsoring brand chooses the best entries from the users' submissions. Tongal will now use its platform to field ideas and production for music videos as online streaming becomes a key way that people consume content, the company said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2012 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Anyone who's seen "Annie" - and that has to be about half the nation's population by now - knows exactly how the musical will start: half a dozen orphanage cots arrayed across the stage, each occupied by a singing waif. But when the lights come up on the show's new Broadway revival at the Palace Theatre, all of the young orphans are crammed into a single bed, looking more like Dickensian tenement dwellers than happy-go-lucky strays. Although it's an admittedly minor shift from the usual "Annie" opening, that hardscrabble staging underscores how director James Lapine and his cast and creative team have tried to dig the musical out from the high-gloss varnish that has been applied in thicker and thicker coats since the show premiered on Broadway 35 years ago. Annie (played by 11-year-old Los Angeles actress Lilla Crawford)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"The Americans" and its channel, FX, led the pack in the Television Critics Assn. awards nominations, announced Monday morning. The first season of the Cold War spy drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys grabbed four nominations, including a nomination for individual achievement in drama for Rhys and nods for outstanding new program, outstanding achievement in drama and program of the year. "The Americans" premiered to good reviews in January and has been renewed for a second season, however it did not generate an audience the size of FX's hit "American Horror Story.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The morning after Station to Station's desert happening in Barstow, project mastermind Doug Aitken looked a bit weary -- but blissfully so. Over breakfast in a motel lobby -- a tad scruffy and sunburned from nearly three weeks on the rails leading a band of artists, musicians and other creative types on a cross-country art show -- Aitken was still basking in the glow of the prior evening's success. It had been a happening in the warm desert winds, infused with the scent of beer and grilled bratwurst, with glowing art yurts and performances by No Age, Lucky Dragons, Cold Cave and Cat Power.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Bonjour , Kim Kardashian! The new mom hit Paris Fashion Week with beau Kanye West to take in the haute runway shows in the French capital, reportedly leaving their baby girl back home in Los Angeles. "Kim was sad to say goodbye," a source told Us Weekly. "This is the first time she's been away from the baby. " The reality TV starlet, 32, was all pre-baby glam in Par-eeh as she showed off her slimmed-down figure and new blond 'do in a few Instagram pics. That's besides the hotly anticipated new images of the reality TV starlet making the rounds (finally!
NATIONAL
April 19, 2013 | By Alana Semuels and Matt Pearce
WATERTOWN, Mass. -- The manhunt for the remaining Boston Marathon bombings suspect left much of the city shut down on Friday, hours after the other suspect was killed in a shootout with police. President Obama was briefed on the situation, officials said. Police directly linked the two suspects to Monday's marathon bombings, which left three dead and more than 170 wounded.  As police went door to door in Watertown, where the suspects were tracked after a Thursday night carjacking near MIT, residents were told to stay inside and not to open the door except for a police officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Shock. Grief. Satisfaction. Those were some of the sentiments experienced by devoted fans as they reacted to the killing off of key characters on top dramas in what seemed to be a banner year that could have been subtitled: "There Will Be Blood -- Lots of It. " "Breaking Bad," "Sons of Anarchy", "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were just some of the series that provided wrenching moments; Some of the characters were dispatched quietly, while...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Adele isn't just music royalty, the singer has just become a Member of the Order of the British Empire, a division of chivalry in the United Kingdom. And, to us Yanks, that literally gets her pretty darn close to real royalty, OK? The "Rolling in the Deep" singer, who earned a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the song "Skyfall" and several Grammys for her studio albums, was awarded the MBE for services to music at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday by Prince Charles himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Susan King
A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington was expected to announce the selections Wednesday morning. FOR THE RECORD: National Film Registry: In the Dec. 18 Calendar section, an article about 25 films named to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry said that Sandy Dennis was nominated for an Oscar for 1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
NATIONAL
December 17, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
In March 2012, Merle and Patricia Butler bought their winning Mega Millions ticket at the Moto Mart in Red Bud, Ill. The game had its highest jackpot in history - $656 million - and as one of three winning ticket holders, the Butlers took home a lump-sum prize of $158 million. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, a drawing is scheduled for what is expected to be Mega Millions' second-highest jackpot: $636 million. [Updated, 8:11 p.m. Dec. 17: The winning numbers were 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and the mega, 7, the Associated Press reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch
An unflinching look at slavery in America and a story about 1970s con men dominated the Golden Globes nominations Thursday morning, with "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" earning seven nods apiece, including best picture, best director and a slew of acting nominations. The nominations help catapult both films to solid front-runner status on the road to the coveted best picture Oscar, as well as Academy Awards for filmmakers Steve McQueen and David O. Russell, and actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
With gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns) in jail for murdering a mob informant, LAPD Det. Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal) and ex-wife Jasmine Fontaine (Alexa Davalos) find themselves in mortal danger on “Red Light” and “His Banana Majesty,” Episodes 3 and 4 of TNT's “Mob City.” Along with taking photos of Clover Club customers, Jasmine covertly snaps pictures of Bugsy gunning down stool pigeon Abe Greenberg (Michael Mallory). “We have to burn these,” a frightened Jasmine says of the incriminating photos.
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op - they know not what they do. Maybe you're not from this neighborhood either, but you have savvier Hollywood plans. They involve horse trails, hidden hotels, a magic castle, a monastery - and that's just a start. Here are 10 Hollywood micro-itineraries suitable for visitors from across town or across the planet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
"Now You See Me," which became a surprise hit when it was released in theaters in May, is topping charts in home entertainment. For the week ended Sept. 7, it was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week on retail shelves, according to Rentrak. The Summit Entertainment film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, follows a team of investigators as they pursue a group of bank-robbing illusionists.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll         "Now You See Me" was also the top video-on-demand title and reached No. 1 on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and Xbox during the last week, noted Lionsgate, which owns Summit.  At the box office, the film grossed $117 million domestically and more than $200 million internationally.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards are being unveiled tonight at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles begining at 7 p.m. PST, and Pop & Hiss will be with you throughout the evening to live blog the proceedings. Stay tuned to this post, and we'll try to keep the typos and the indignation to a minimum.  A number of major artists, many of whom are no doubt in line for some top nominations, are set to perform, including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lorde.
SPORTS
December 3, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
If someone from the Ducks is going to answer the Kings' physical ways Tuesday night as the teams renew their rivalry at Honda Center, recent acquisition Tim Jackman is the most likely. Jackman has 53 penalty minutes in 14 games, 12 in the four he's played since joining the Ducks before their Nov. 22 game. “You can tell just from the morning skate, there's more energy and guys are excited to play,” said Jackman, who has previously dealt with the New York Islanders' grudge with the New York Rangers and in Calgary's Canadian feud with Edmonton.
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