July 1, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. William and Kate -- er, Catherine -- are on our side of the pond. ( Los Angeles Times ) Here's the full guest list for the royal couple's L.A. shindig. ( THR ) Chris Hansen of "To Catch a Predator" gets caught on hidden camera. Why don't you have a seat over there, Chris? ( Los Angeles Times ) Why did Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album sales plunge after a stellar first week? ( Los Angeles Times )
HOME & GARDEN
June 1, 2011 |
Nick Richards of the '80s band Boys Don't Cry has listed his Malibu home for $3,195,000. Set on more than 2.5 acres, the estate includes a Mediterranean-style villa, Japanese gardens, a koi pond, a lagoon pool, a spa, waterfalls and a gated motor court. The 7,500-square-foot main house contains a ballet or yoga room, six bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. Richards was frontman of the new wave band, known for its 1986 song "I Wanna Be a Cowboy," which was used in the Bruce Willis-Daman Wayans film "The Last Boy Scout " (1991)
April 23, 2011 |
The Budweiser truck is there waiting when Yousuf Khawaldeh pulls up in his beat-up '94 Lexus. FOR THE RECORD: In an earlier version of this article, Yousuf Khawaldeh's name was misspelled as Yousouf Kwaldeh. It's huge, that truck. It hides Khawaldeh's store and the abandoned wooden building next door, a onetime brothel. Khawaldeh — Joe, to his customers — opens the door for the deliveryman. Pallet after pallet of cans come off the back, enough to quench the thirst of this entire desert town.
March 15, 2011 |
As a small crew of engineers and workers struggle through the night at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant to keep the reactor core at the No. 2 reactor cooled so that more radiation does not escape through what appears to be a small breach in the reactor containment vessel, concern is shifting to a spent fuel pool on the roof of the building housing reactor No. 4, where a fire occurred Tuesday. Three explosions in the last four days have damaged the buildings housing reactors No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, and the final explosion at No. 2 appears to have damaged the suppression pool, the part of the reactor containment vessel that quenches excess steam produced during the generation of electricity.
March 12, 2011 |
The tsunami launched by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake off the eastern shores of Japan was triggered at a site called a subduction zone, where one tectonic plate slowly pushes beneath another. From there, the waves traveled across the sea, little higher than ripples, before piling up into powerful towers of water as they hit land. Earthquake-caused tsunamis occur regularly in the Pacific Ocean, where subduction zones abound, said Robert Weiss, a tsunami scientist with Texas A&M University in College Station.
February 6, 2011 |
Humans like to think of themselves as residing at the top of the evolutionary chain, but the tiny water flea beats them out by at least one measure ? the size of its genome. The creature, which lives in freshwater ponds around the world, requires nearly 31,000 genes to complete its genetic blueprint, almost a third more than humans and 50% more than the common housefly, researchers reported last week in the journal Science . That gives Daphnia pulex , only 1 millimeter long, more genes than any creature whose genome has been decoded to date, according to geneticist John Colbourne of Indiana University, who led the team that performed the sequencing.
August 29, 2010 |
They played the Barclays here Sunday, the first of the four FedEx Cup playoff events. But there was much focus on golf's next big thing, the Ryder Cup. There were developments, all expected to have a significant impact on the Oct. 1-3 competition in Newport, Wales, between the United States and Europe. First, Tiger Woods shot a final-round 67 here and probably eliminated any doubt that U.S. Captain Corey Pavin would put him on the team. Pavin has four picks to round out the team of 12, will announce them Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2010 |
My plan for vacation was to tune out entirely. No e-mail, no phone calls, no thoughts of work for two weeks. But when you live in Los Angeles, you can never really leave. In England, I opened a newspaper and saw a mocking column asking how L.A. could dare send a poor, sobbing Lindsay Lohan to jail for blowing off rehab and violating probation. Hey, doesn't Britain have enough of its own judges to insult without picking fights from across the pond with ours? In France, I opened a newspaper and read that the Dodgers had paid $400,000 to a team honcho out of their Dream Foundation charity.
April 9, 2010
There's a plucky ambition to the title of the horror flick "The Black Waters of Echo's Pond," a suggestion of atmospheric malevolence that isn't matched by the hyper silly bloodbath on display. After a laughable 1920s-era prologue featuring craven archaeologists and the unearthing of Greek god Pan's love of chaotic evil, cut to the gore genre's standard-operating prep work: a present-day cluster of attractive hedonists on a spooky island, a crusty caretaker (Robert Patrick), then a trigger for sexual shenanigans and intra-group slaughter.