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April 28, 2013
Re "Students plan county's first integrated prom," April 21 It's embarrassing that nearly 50 years after the civil rights movement, students in rural Georgia must campaign to hold their area's first integrated prom. The kids are so good-natured about this (case in point: a black student shrugging off a comment by a coach saying he could dance with his white daughter only if he's far away) that I get the impression they are used to this kind of behavior. My God, as a society we should be smarter than this.
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October 29, 2013 | By Nico Lang, guest blogger
I know what it's like to be Carrie White, the titular pariah in the classic horror film "Carrie. " I used to be her. In middle school, I was the kid who sat by himself at lunch, listening to my CD player or reading a book, hoping not to be noticed. I thought if I stared hard enough at the pages, I might disappear. Invisibility had its advantages. If the other students couldn't see me, they couldn't laugh when I walked past or whisper the nickname they had made up for me. Some time around the sixth grade, my classmates figured out that my name sounds a lot like “Dick Wang,” and every time someone pushed me into a locker or threw my backpack in the garbage, it wasn't me they were doing it to. It was him. For current and former teenage losers, Carrie White has become an icon, which explains her continual rebirth in pop culture.
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NEWS
January 25, 2002 | GINA PICCALO AND LOUISE ROUG
Two red carpets and photographers jockeying back and forth across Hollywood Boulevard--the dueling premieres of "A Walk to Remember" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre and "The Count of Monte Cristo" at El Capitan Theatre--caused quite a commotion Wednesday night. Pop singer Mandy Moore, star of "Walk," had a ball, especially at the film's after-party. Not very many high school seniors can boast about having a "senior prom" at the Hollywood Athletic Club, with three open bars, buffet tables overflowing with shrimp and a leading man at their side.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Music Critic
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The Proms in London is the biggest event in all musicdom. It is advertised as the world's largest music festival, which it is. The first concert is Friday, and it runs nightly (with two programs some days) until Sept. 7. The breadth of this festival is, well, breathtaking in its scope, diversity and importance. All of Britain's great orchestras and many of the world's great musicians participate. But what makes the Proms really special is the accessibility, and that is whether you're in London or L.A. or anyplace else.
SPORTS
May 18, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Dwyane Wade, the Heat superstar who is trying to help Miami win a second consecutive NBA championship this spring, surprised a Miami teenager when he showed up unexpectedly at her senior prom on Friday night. Nicole Muxo made a YouTube video last month inviting Wade to be her date at the Archbishop Coleman Carroll High prom. She got no reply, though. Then Wade showed up at the La Jolla Ballroom in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday night with roses in hand, much to the surprise of Muxo and her classmates.
NEWS
April 29, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- All's fair in love and war -- and the White House Correspondents' Dinner. With Washington and media elite in attendance, along with a sprinkling of celebrities, President Obama wasted no time in taking aim at political rivals during his speech, making sure to save some barbs for himself. In what was often a more pointed version of his campaign speeches, Obama joked Saturday night about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wealth and his corresponding “out-of-touch” label.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2010 | By Christie D'Zurilla and Geoff Boucher
Some cynics say the Academy Awards are just a prom for the world's most spoiled children. They're wrong -- the Governors Ball is actually Hollywood's prom, while the Oscars show is more like a student election. Or is it a pep rally? On Sunday, after the final Oscar was stored in "The Hurt Locker," about 1,500 select guests rode the Hollywood & Highland complex escalators to even higher strata: the stately soiree from the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1987
I believe that a junior-senior prom should remain a "couples" dance. If guys and girls went in separate groups the dance eventually wouldn't be special. It would be like any other dance. I would like to keep "the prom" for couples only. It's traditional. DIANA MANLEY Dana Point
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Kate Upton turned down Sherman Oaks teen Jake Davidson's invitation to go to prom, but he got a pretty good backup: swimsuit model Nina Agdal went with him on Thursday night. Agdal contacted Davidson after he asked Upton to prom in a video that went viral on YouTube earlier this week when she learned that Upton's schedule wouldn't permit her to accept. [San Bernardino Sun] Actress Robin Wright, currently co-starring with Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards" on Netflix,  wore an unintentionally odd dress to the 17th Annual Webby Awards in New York this week.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2008
Regarding the article "Prom need not break the bank" (Personal Finance, April 13): The prom season's once again here, And one thing is certainly clear: While a limo and flowers Will bring pleasure for hours, We'll be paying the bills for a year. Sam McCarver San Juan Capistrano
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A prom for gay senior citizens last weekend offered a rite of passage they couldn't have when they were younger. Even now, several of the promgoers were still in the closet and wouldn't give their names. At the dance, they said, they could be free. But not outside. The prom started promptly at 5:30 p.m., but by 5, the line of people - some in tuxedos (both men and women), others in jeans - stretched half a block. VIDEO: The gay senior prom The promgoers walked on a red carpet as they entered the patio where a catered meal awaited.
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Kate Upton turned down Sherman Oaks teen Jake Davidson's invitation to go to prom, but he got a pretty good backup: swimsuit model Nina Agdal went with him on Thursday night. Agdal contacted Davidson after he asked Upton to prom in a video that went viral on YouTube earlier this week when she learned that Upton's schedule wouldn't permit her to accept. [San Bernardino Sun] Actress Robin Wright, currently co-starring with Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards" on Netflix,  wore an unintentionally odd dress to the 17th Annual Webby Awards in New York this week.
SPORTS
May 18, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Dwyane Wade, the Heat superstar who is trying to help Miami win a second consecutive NBA championship this spring, surprised a Miami teenager when he showed up unexpectedly at her senior prom on Friday night. Nicole Muxo made a YouTube video last month inviting Wade to be her date at the Archbishop Coleman Carroll High prom. She got no reply, though. Then Wade showed up at the La Jolla Ballroom in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday night with roses in hand, much to the surprise of Muxo and her classmates.
SPORTS
May 13, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Belen Mozo, an LPGA player from Spain who attended USC, made for a memorable prom date for a high school senior in Tennessee. The Knoxville News Sentinel detailed how senior Alex Notte, who has neurological and communication challenges, invited and then escorted Mozo to his prom. Notte reportedly met Mozo, 24, a few years ago at an LPGA tournament he attended in New York with his parents. Notte's sister helped him film a video that showed Notte playing golf and inviting Mozo to the prom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By KTLA News
A scheduling mix-up led to confusion and disappointment for hundreds of students at Bloomington High School when they showed up for their prom on Saturday on the wrong day. Students from the San Bernardino County school wearing evening gowns and tuxedos showed up at Santa Anita Park expecting to attend their prom. Instead, they discovered that their school had changed the date, but apparently failed to notify anyone. Santa Anita Park tried to accommodate the students, finding a deejay and some finger foods.
NEWS
April 28, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, affectionately known as the nerd prom, attracted a bevy of stars to Washington, D.C., on Saturday night, including Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Pare, Katy Perry and Olivia Munn. But when it came to fashion, all eyes were on Michelle Obama, as they always are. The first lady chose a stunning black chiffon, fitted and draped, goddess-like gown with a high neckline in delicate Chantilly lace and jet black beads by Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier . The dress struck the right note between glamour and fun, which is just what the evening called for. Lhuillier said in an email that it is the first time she has dressed the first lady, and that "it was a dream come true.
OPINION
May 29, 1994
Gay Los Angeles Unified School District students recently had the opportunity to enjoy an all-gay prom, free from the stresses of the outside world (May 22). An all-gay prom may temporarily serve the gay students' self-esteem but it does nothing to help them deal with the real world. If LAUSD wants to teach these students that they can only feel safe inside a gay ghetto, a separate gay prom is a good start. I believe that both gay and non-gay students would be better served by gay students taking their same-sex dates to the regular school prom.
OPINION
April 28, 2013
Re "Students plan county's first integrated prom," April 21 It's embarrassing that nearly 50 years after the civil rights movement, students in rural Georgia must campaign to hold their area's first integrated prom. The kids are so good-natured about this (case in point: a black student shrugging off a comment by a coach saying he could dance with his white daughter only if he's far away) that I get the impression they are used to this kind of behavior. My God, as a society we should be smarter than this.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Sending a teenager to prom is getting more and more expensive, costing roughly as much as an international flight, according to a new survey from Visa. The outfits, the primping, the limo, the dance ticket, the after-party and sundry other expenses add up to a glittery night valued at $1,139, according to telephone interviews with 3,000 respondents. That's up from the $1,079 average last year and a 40% increase from the $807 average in 2011. The party costs more for families in the Northeast, who this year will shell out $1,528 compared to the $722 budgeted by those in the Midwest.
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