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SPORTS
February 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Somebody might want to tell Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods that the words "private" and "secret" might be synonymous in some contexts, but not in the case of private planes. Especially when the jet is reportedly owned by the most famous golfer in the world and the person supposedly boarding it is a well-known skier who was already garnering plenty of attention on that particular day because of a season-ending injury that occurred at the world championships in Austria. TMZ.com ran a photo Friday of a hooded blond on crutches -- allegedly Vonn -- boarding a private plane -- reportedly belonging to Woods.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Haven't been following Chris Brown's adventures while he's on probation? Never fear - a new motion filed Tuesday reads like a gossip-blog round-up of past excitement while also dropping the big news that the performer appears to have faked community service the L.A. court had allowed him to perform in his home state, Virginia. Yes, they say he faked it. Hate it when that happens. The D.A.'s office is asking that Brown's community-service claims be rejected due to what L.A. County Dist.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
There were only a handful of tech-related commercials that ran during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII, but for better or worse they were memorable. Head and shoulders above its peers was GoDaddy's " Perfect Match " commercial, featuring company spokeswoman and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, model Bar Refaeli and a computer nerd. In the commercial, Patrick explains that Refaeli, representing GoDaddy's sexy side, and the nerd, representing the company's smart side, make the perfect match before the two come together for a 10-second kiss that some may find repulsive.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lady Gaga has it out for her former aide, Jennifer O'Neill, who sued Mother Monster in 2011 for unpaid overtime she believes she's owed. "She's just -- she thinks she's just like the queen of the universe," Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, said in a six-hour deposition in the case obtained by the New York Post . "And, you know what, she didn't want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I'm the queen of the universe...
SPORTS
January 31, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Miami Heat plays on Super Bowl Sunday and LeBron James isn't happy about it. Sunday's game at Toronto begins at 11 a.m. PST, and will be over well before the Super Bowl, which begins at 3:30 p.m. PST. But the Heat players will miss part, if not all, of the game because they'll be on the team plane headed back to Miami, and the private jet lacks satellite television and Wi-Fi service, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  ...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
"A Dark Truth" is a would-be eco-thriller as forgettable as its generic title. Writer-director Damian Lee might have thought he had something to say about Third World water rights but this whole wan enterprise has little to impart except that - wait for it - greed is bad. And so is this unconvincing potboiler. Andy Garcia stars as Jack Begosian, an ex-CIA agent holed away in Toronto as a half-there family man and platitudinous radio talk show host. But when the co-heir (Deborah Kara Unger)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2012 | By Ruben Vives and Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times
Jenni Rivera was remembered in death the same way she was celebrated in life: on an illuminated stage, with thousands of fans chanting her name. The singer, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, was honored Wednesday with what her family called a "celestial graduation," a musical memorial that packed the Gibson Amphitheatre with 6,100 people and drew hundreds more outside. The more than two-hour farewell could have been mistaken for a concert, if not for the crowd's tears and the ruby-red casket on stage.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
New York City has approved a plan that will allow riders to “e-hail” yellow cabs , starting Feb. 15 on a test basis. The smartphone-based system will be tried out for one year . . . . A new sports museum called Score! has opened in the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, featuring interactive displays and jerseys from Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio . . . . Ventura's Sidecar Restaurant now offers a whole pig roast dinner that feeds six to eight. Order the $350 feast at least 10 days in advance; (805)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2012 | By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
So far, this much is clear: Jenni Rivera, one of the most celebrated artists in the Latin world, died when her private jet went into a dive. The plane plummeted nose-first, 28,000 feet in 30 seconds, leaving its wreckage - and the remains of Rivera and six others - splayed across the side of the mountain like a wash of pebbles. The investigation at the remote Mexican crash site is now in full swing, and authorities have not said whether they suspect maintenance problems or pilot error.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2012 | By August Brown
Apparently Rihanna took the chorus of her new single "Diamonds" to heart -- her latest promotional gambit for her album "Unapologetic" is the shiniest, booziest thing in the friendly skies this week . The Barbados-born singer has chartered a private jet to schlep around 250 comrades, contest winners and media folks for seven stops on her "777" world tour of small clubs that includes stops in Mexico City, London and elsewhere. Though this just sounds like a dreary, Dickensian hell, the passengers are doing their best to fight through the pulverizing boredom of being plied with Armand de Brignac champagne, tequila shots and Courvoisier in the company of one of the world's most famous and beautiful pop stars while jetting to exotic locales.
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