May 4, 1990 |
After receiving complaints from the National Stuttering Project, ABC-TV has agreed to cut back mockery of the stammering Michael Palin character when the network runs the comedy caper film "A Fish Called Wanda." The National Stuttering Project on Thursday released a letter it had received from Robin S. Graham, the director of films in ABC's broadcast standards and practices division, in which she said that "Kevin Kline's mockery" of Palin will be reduced by editing where possible.
May 20, 1993
The following are the top music sales in Orange County for the week of May 16 as compiled by SoundScan Inc. Data is from retailers' sales. The bottom chart rotates weekly. Albums Last week Nation 1. "Ten Summoner's Tales," Sting 1 10 2. "Tell Me Why," Wynonna Judd - 5 3. "The Bodyguard," Soundtrack 2 1 4. "Republic," New Order - 11 5. "Love Deluxe," Sade 6 9 6. "Porno For Pyros," Porno For Pyros 4 20 7. "Pocket Full of Kryptonite," Spin Doctors 7 4 8. "Unplugged," Eric Clapton 5 7 9.
August 20, 1993
Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended Aug. 15, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in thousands of units sold: Latest week Albums: 10,459 Singles: 2,662 *Week-ago Albums: 10,556 Singles: 2,816 *Year-ago Albums: 10,163 Singles: 2,478 Atop the Charts The biggest-selling albums and most popular singles--based on sales or radio airplay--for a range of musical categories, for the week ended Aug. 15. Both are indicators of music company performance.
May 7, 1993
Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ending May 2, versus week-ago and year-ago levels. In thousands of units sold. Latest week: Albums: 8,132 Singles: 1,861 Week ago: Albums: 8,762 Singles: 1,887 Year ago: Albums: 8,480 Singles: 1,852 Atop the Charts The biggest-selling albums and most popular singles--based on sales or radio airplay--for a range of musical categories. Both are indicators of music company performance. For the week ending May 2.
July 24, 2013 |
Much like a quarterback sacked from the blind side, EA Sports has suffered some big hits lately. Or as John Madden might say, "Bam! Boom!" First came news that the NCAA -- facing a lawsuit over use of athletes' names and likenesses -- will drop its lucrative relationship with the video-game maker. Now, just before the release of the newest "Madden NFL," EA has come out on the losing end of a lawsuit in San Francisco, with a federal court jury deciding it owes $11 million in damages and interest to the game's original programmer.
December 2, 2013 |
Beyonce has topped Bing's list of the most-searched celebrities in the U.S. during 2013, a feat she accomplished remarkably without the aid of a single sledgehammer or other heavy construction equipment. In fact, Miley Cyrus finished only at No. 9 on the search-engine's Top 10, a list heavy with pop music figures and dominated by women. After Beyonce came Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna. Justin Bieber landed at No. 6, one of only two males to make the Top 10 - the other being President Obama, who finished at No. 10. In between were Nicki Minaj, Amanda Bynes and Cyrus.
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February 20, 2014
What do Ellen Page coming out, Lena Dunham going bare and spanking have to do with one another? All were fodder this week for The Takeaway, columnist Robin Abcarian's daily blog. Abcarian happened to be covering the Human Rights Campaign LGBT youth conference in Las Vegas on Friday when Page, the actress who made a splash as a pregnant teenager in the 2007 film “Juno” announced, with a tremendous amount of emotion , that she is gay. Abcarian and the Times' Ann Simmons talk about why the event made headlines.
October 5, 1993 |
The chief financial officer in Charles H. Keating Jr.'s real estate and thrift empire was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for his role in the 1989 collapse of Lincoln Savings & Loan. Andrew F. Ligget, who had pleaded guilty to three felony counts of misapplying $28.7 million in S&L funds, also must pay $148,000 in restitution for the interest that the Irvine thrift lost because of his actions. U.S. District Judge Mariana R.