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August 12, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In its most daring effort yet to stay in league with Apple and Samsung, HTC announced a massive marketing campaign Monday starring "Iron Man" actor Robert Downey Jr. The Taiwanese phone maker confirmed it has signed Downey to a two-year deal, which is reportedly worth $12 million. The new campaign, called "Change," is intended to get consumers talking about HTC once again. The company said the campaign will last at least two years and cost about $1 billion -- the same as HTC's global marketing budget last year.
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April 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Coldplay rocker Chris Martin didn't have his wedding ring on at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards on Thursday night, but that might be the only sign that his "conscious uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow is really a breakup.  After sealing their split oddly with a family vacation to the Bahamas, the two have since ventured out together looking "lovey-dovey," according to a  People  source. Martin and Paltrow reportedly held hands, laughed and joked while attending Robert Downey Jr.'s birthday party with their children, Apple and Moses, on Sunday.  Partygoers were surprised by the affectionate display to the point that the source said it wouldn't be a surprise "if a report came out in a couple of weeks that they are back together.
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January 11, 2009 | Steve Lopez
When I met a street musician in downtown Los Angeles nearly four years ago, a guy playing a violin that was missing two strings, I wasn't sure I'd ever write about him. But as I got to know more about this gent, one column led to another, and then to a book called "The Soloist," and then to a movie in which Robert Downey Jr. plays yours truly.
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March 25, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Nick Cannon has donned whiteface to promote his upcoming album, "White People Party Music. " If this is what "post-racial" looks like, who knew it would come wearing plaid flannel? On Monday he posted an Instagram picture of himself done up as white skater dude "Connor Smallnut. " There's video too. " It's official... I'm White!!!," the caption reads. " #WHITEPEOPLEPARTYMUSIC #Wppm in stores April 1st!!!!!!Dude Go Get It!!!Join The Party!!!! #GoodCredit #DogKissing #BeerPong #FarmersMarkets #FistPumping #CreamCheeseEating #RacialDraft "Bro I got drafted!
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August 11, 1999
The sentencing of Robert Downey Jr. to three years in the penitentiary is just one more example of our barbarous approach to the drug problem in this country (Aug. 6). Fifty years from now they will look back on these times and shake their heads in disbelief that we put people in prison for addiction problems, instead of offering treatment for what is a health--not a criminal--problem. The war on drugs is a total, miserable failure, and you need look no further back in our history than the pathetic attempt at prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s to see what a doomed policy it truly is. Prohibition didn't work then, and it's not working now. DON M. HOWARD Oak Hills Cheers to Mike Downey for his Aug. 6 column on Robert Downey Jr.'s jail sentence.
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June 20, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Robert Downey Jr.'s four Marvel movies have grossed an astounding $3.9 billion. So it's no surprise that the studio wants two more. The company announced Thursday that it has locked down just that, re-upping its deal with the man who plays Tony Stark for two more “Avengers” films. (No word of any progress on the “Iron Man 4” front.) “Avengers 2” is set to begin shooting next spring, with Joss Whedon returning behind the camera; the film will be released in May 2015.
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May 21, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar
With "Iron Man 3" breaking box-office records, Robert Downey Jr. is emerging as the go-to blockbuster man. But is he big enough to beat world box-office champ Johnny Depp? Downey has taken on the role of a superhero, playing Tony Stark in the "Iron Man" franchise. The first movie made more than $500 million worldwide, with its sequel raking in more than $600 million. "Iron Man 3" has made more than  $1 billion so far and will go on to surpass the totals of both previous movies put together.
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July 17, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
On Wednesday, Forbes released its annual list of highest-paid actors and, for the first time, Robert Downey Jr. topped the list . The man best known these days for playing Tony Stark had raked in $75 million between June 2012 and June of this year, best among all actors. News reports were breathless -- not least of which the report from Forbes itself, which touted his success as a coup of sorts. “It's hard to remember that just a few years ago, Downey was box office poison, and regarded by the studios as damaged goods.” Now, the magazine said, “he's a hit machine.” Well, Marvel is the hit machine -- Downey has struggled outside it -- but that's a separate post.
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December 19, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Actor Robert Downey Jr. was released at midnight Tuesday from parole related to drug charges, authorities said. Downey served his sentence at a live-in drug rehabilitation facility in Malibu until last May. But he was still on parole, said his attorney, James Epstein.
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July 17, 1996
Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against actor Robert Downey Jr., who was stopped for speeding by sheriff's deputies last month and then arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine, heroin and an unloaded .357 magnum revolver in his pickup truck. Downey, 31, was charged with felony counts of cocaine and heroin possession and misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and having a concealed weapon in his vehicle, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Ellen Aragon.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
In a show of misdirection worthy of a conjurer, though not a very good conjurer, Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw has again tried to depict the 1% as exceptional individuals making unique contributions to the economy or culture, rather than as mediocre CEOs and derivatives traders contributing precious little to society. His message is: Who could begrudge such people their just deserts?* But he's stacking the deck. An earlier attempt by Mankiw to prettify income inequality came under attack, as we reported here , but he has only redoubled his campaign.
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January 11, 2014 | By Christy Khoshaba
It's here! The first major awards show of the year has arrived. Of course, we're talking the Golden Globes. Broadcasting live at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) Sunday on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, the 71st Golden Globes will recognize excellence in film and television in the year 2013. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. (HFPA) takes the helm, as it is the one that bestows the shiny accolades upon Tinseltown's best. So who are the voters that make up this association?
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January 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Leonardo DiCaprio will be pulling double duty at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, as a nominee and now as a presenter. Alongside "The Wolf of Wall Street" star, who is up for best actor in a musical or comedy, Drew Barrymore has also been tapped to hand out a prize. DiCaprio and Barrymore join previously announced presenters Ben Affleck, Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Channing Tatum, Uma Thurman, Emma Watson and Reese Witherspoon, among others.
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January 8, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Sixteen years after Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first won their Golden Globes, for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," the two stars will again take the stage - this time separately, as presenters. Damon and Affleck join previously announced presenters Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Uma Thurman and Reese Witherspoon, among others. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, whose hosting efforts were well received last year, will reprise their duties at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
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November 11, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The numbers were thrown around soon after “Thor: The Dark World” premiered: fourth-best opening of the year, ninth-best November opening ever, etc. On one level, the $86.1 million for the Chris Hemsworth thunderousness isn't exactly surprising: Superhero sequels make bank. It's more surprising these days when a film in this vein doesn't work. And the opening was lower than the $90 million-$100 million some expected (and a planet away from the $170 million-plus of "Iron Man 3" earlier this year)
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September 22, 2013 | By Noel Murray
"Much Ado About Nothing" Available on VOD beginning Tuesday The degree to which viewers connect with Joss Whedon's modern-dress adaptation may depend on how familiar they are with Whedon's TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Dollhouse" and "Firefly" - some of the stars of which play out Shakespeare's tale of romantic confusion and deceit in Whedon's own sunny Southern California home. By and large, these actors aren't so great at reciting the Bard, with the notable exception of Amy Acker, who as the sharp-tongued anti-romantic Beatrice finds exactly the right balance between contemporary casualness and poetic classicism.
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September 3, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"R.I.P.D. " was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record. Total box office revenue in the U.S. and Canada for the May 2-Labor Day period climbed 10.2% over last year to a record $4.7 billion, while attendance rose 6.5% to roughly 572 million, according to Hollywood.com. The average ticket price also hit a new high of $8.23.
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August 28, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Madonna is 2013's top-earning celebrity, according to Forbes. The "MDNA" rock star is said to have earned an estimated $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013, the mag said. Sales for her last album, "MDNA," were poor, but "MDNA's" corresponding tour , which happened to coincide with her powerhouse halftime-show performance at the 2012 Super Bowl, bolstered her earnings big time. The tour grossed $305 million, according to the mag, thanks to fans who shelled out "upwards of $100 a ticket" to hear the Material Girl's classic hits like "Vogue" and "Like a Virgin.
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