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July 22, 1990 | JOHN JOHNSON and RONALD L. SOBLE, John Johnson and Ronald L. Soble, Times staff writers, are working on a book about the Menendez case for New American Library.
ON A MILD SUNDAY last summer, a string of "popping sounds" drifted through the lazy night air of Beverly Hills around 10 o'clock. "I didn't think anything of it," said Tom Zlotow, a neighbor who soon learned that the noises he'd heard from the house right behind his were echoes of the most sensational crime in the history of Beverly Hills. "I didn't even think it could be gunfire, especially around here."
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Laura Prepon has something to say about those Tom Cruise dating rumors: They're false, people. The "Orange Is the New Black" star addressed the reports linking her to the A-lister head-on in a Monday interview with She Knows  just ahead of the June 6 Season 2 premiere of the Netflix series. The dating rumors were first reported in the fall by Grazia and resurfaced last week when Page Six said the actors were an item. PHOTOS: Famous Scientologists " It's just so funny that, when people don't know, they just make stuff up, [like]
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NEWS
July 3, 1987 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
The news accounts, now 70 years old, offer only fragments of the "ghastly drama" that surrounded the marriage of Mary Kenan Flagler Bingham, "the richest woman in America." She was the widow of Standard Oil co-founder Henry Flagler and her estate was worth between $60 million and $100 million. Her bridegroom was Judge Robert Worth Bingham, a Kentucky lawyer without independent means. Their wedding in 1916 made headlines, even in New York. And so did her mysterious death eight months later.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Christy Khoshaba
Khloe Kardashian might have a new man in her life. Emphasis on the "might" right now, but more like a "probably" by the end of this post. The fellow is Moroccan-born rapper French Montana. At first, Kardashian was spotted with Montana at the sweet 16 bash of Sean “Diddy” Combs' son Christian. Montana was invited to perform at the April 4 celebration, E! News reports . After the party, Kardashian posted an Instagram shot of attendees, including her close friend Malika Haqq, and, oh hey, Montana.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By David Ng
Hard as it is to believe that an opera singer can make gossip headlines, Maria Callas was, in her prime, a media phenomenon whose personal life was fodder for journalists and chroniclers of high society.  A symbol of jet-set elegance, Callas was a temperamental celebrity who had a fiery love life. Her diva-hood  on and off the stage was legendary. The American-born Greek soprano would have been 90 on Monday, a fact marked by a Google tribute. Callas was born in New York in 1923 to Greek immigrant parents.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Could Apple be working on a device with a 5-inch or 7-inch screen? This question continues to get stirred up with other speculation, like the leaves at the bottom of a tea cup -- and everyone tries to read them. In today's edition of "As the Apple Turns," momentum appears to be coming out of China with stories attributed to "reliable sources" about the company developing Retina display screens for a smaller tablet. Macotakara is reporting that 2013 is the year of the pocket-sized tablet and feature resolution of 1,600 by 960 pixels or 1,280 by 960 pixels.
SPORTS
July 26, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Scenes from a trade deadline The cellphone of Cincinnati Reds reliever David Weathers rang repeatedly Tuesday, with five friends calling to congratulate him on his trade to the Texas Rangers. Didn't happen. Weathers, 39, who has been involved in four midseason trades in his 19-year career, employs a veteran strategy in coping with the incessant rumors in advance of the July 31 trading deadline. "I don't read," he said. "I don't Twitter. I don't blog. "It's not worth the effort.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Last month the Rolling Stones set off speculation that they're scheduled to play this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after a fan noticed that the venerable English band's mobile app included a listing for a mid-April concert date in Indio. Now the festival has added weight to those rumors with a photo posted Thursday on its Facebook page . As seen at the top of this post, the photo depicts what appears to be a large round rock -- a rolling stone, in other words -- in the middle of Indio's Empire Polo Club, where Coachella takes place.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After news reports surfaced last week that Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid," media outlets and fans quickly began speculating that Emma Watson, who worked with Coppola on "The Bling Ring," would be an ideal candidate for the title role. Now Watson, who is making the rounds promoting the biblical epic "Noah," has addressed the casting rumors. At the "Noah" premiere in New York on Thursday, the 23-year-old actress told Variety she's a longtime fan of the 1989 Disney animated version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
SPORTS
July 30, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas - Less than 24 hours before Wednesday's 1 p.m. PDT non-waiver trade deadline, rumors were flying about the Angels, who entered Tuesday 14 games game back in the American League West and in rare selling mode. The Cardinals reportedly have inquired about shortstop Erick Aybar, the Yankees are interested in third baseman Alberto Callaspo, the Royals are hot for second baseman Howie Kendrick, and the Angels are interested in Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy. One person who seemed oblivious to it all was Manager Mike Scioscia, who is not on Twitter, not on Facebook, and not really up to speed on many of the rumors.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Naya Rivera of "Glee" and Big Sean have split up, the Detroit rapper said Wednesday.  The couple, who met on Twitter -- she followed him first -- got engaged in October, only six months after making their public debut as a couple at the premiere of the movie "42. "  Big Sean's rep said in a statement obtained by Us Weekly  that the 26-year-old rapper was the one to call things off. A source told the magazine yes, that's how things...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After news reports surfaced last week that Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid," media outlets and fans quickly began speculating that Emma Watson, who worked with Coppola on "The Bling Ring," would be an ideal candidate for the title role. Now Watson, who is making the rounds promoting the biblical epic "Noah," has addressed the casting rumors. At the "Noah" premiere in New York on Thursday, the 23-year-old actress told Variety she's a longtime fan of the 1989 Disney animated version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Backlash and rumors following Anna Wintour's decision to feature polarizing couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of Vogue has the editrix defending her choice. The Annie Leibovitz-shot cover for the April 2014 issue features the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star, 33, and her rapper beau, 36, in wedding regalia and comes after months of contentious stories about her landing in the coveted pages of the fashion bible. "Their Fashionable Life and Surreal Times #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE," reads the headline on the magazine's annual Shape issue.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple is reportedly working on a new app called Healthbook for its iOS mobile devices that would help users track and monitor various parts of their health. 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman , who first reported the app in January, provided more details on Healthbook on Monday, citing unnamed sources who are working on the app. Here are the main things readers need to know about Healthbook: It looks like Apple's Passbook app In terms of design, Healthbook is expected to look a lot like Passbook, one of Apple's existing apps that is used to store passes from numerous iOS apps.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
For the next week, customers who buy an Apple TV at one of the tech giant's retail stores will reportedly receive a $25 iTunes gift card as part of a promotion that could signal a new Apple TV is on its way. Apple news website 9to5Mac reported that Apple informed its retail employees about the promotion Friday morning. The bonus of a $25 gift card will be available to customers who buy a $99 Apple TV at an Apple Store between now and March 5, the report said. In the world of tech, discounts and promotions can often be signs that a newer version of a product will soon be rolled out. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor That was the case earlier this month when the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was heavily discounted by two retailers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Eva Mendes says she's not pregnant - but she knows how the rumor might have been conceived. So she told Ellen DeGeneres on the host's talk show Wednesday. "[I]t all started because I was didn't want to go through the scanners at the airport," Mendes said. "You know those X-ray scanners, which are really creepy. They basically see you naked, right? And not only that, but there's a radiation aspect to it, so I always opt out. "I always ask for a personal pat down. " Well, that was enough to get DeGeneres going, working a bit of Valentine's Day-themed innuendo, much to Mendes' embarrassment.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It hasn't even been three months since the iPhone 5 released and already rumors about an iPhone 5S, or even an iPhone 6, are starting to spread on the Internet. Apple comes out with a new version of its smartphone each year, so these rumors are expected on an annual basis. But typically the off-season for iPhone rumors feels like it lasts longer than this -- I mean, the iPhone 5 hasn't even come out in most countries yet .  Regardless, they have begun, and there's nothing we can do about it. So what exactly is all the buzz about the seventh-generation iPhone?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By August Brown
This post has been updated. See below for details. On Sunday night, fans of the pioneering U.K. electro-pop dup Pet Shop Boys went into panic mode after some shady online reports suggested the group's singer Neil Tennant had died in a car crash. The rumors seem to have begun with a story from Global Associated News, a prank page where users can plug in a public figure's name and info and the site will generate a convincing enough-to-casual-observers news report about their death.
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol was traded to Houston a few years ago, or so the Lakers thought. Since then, he's been subjected to more trade rumors than can be counted on two hands. But for some reason, he wants to remain with the franchise through next Thursday's trade deadline. "My preference would be to stay," Gasol said Thursday. "That's what I've been saying all year, though the circumstances are difficult right now for our team and nobody's too happy. But it's still my team and I still want to be here.
FOOD
January 31, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
You could say it started with the "Cheesepocalypse" - you know, all those stories about a Velveeta shortage that have had everyone in a tizzy. And with the Super Bowl on Sunday! But there's no need to worry. You can make it yourself - a homemade "food prepper" version of liquid gold. Just in case. Before you laugh, hear me out. Processed cheese, like those individually wrapped singles, often gets a bad rap, but just try getting that perfect ooze and silky texture from any other cheese when you melt it. Real cheese tends to separate when heated, the proteins clumping together while fats and moisture ooze out in the most unattractive way. Recipe:  Homemade processed cheese Processed cheese can take the heat and keep it together, with a glossy sheen to boot.
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