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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Calabasas Mayor  Fred Gaines this week addressed rumblings that Justin Bieber may be considering moving out of his gated community amid a litany of charges the pop star faces between Florida and Toronto. Add to that Bieber's unpopularity in his own neighborhood, where residents have accused the teen of speeding, spitting, holding loud parties and even egging neighbors. Gaines told The Times that, despite the celebrity rumor mill, he had "no information about Mr. Bieber's intentions to remain in Calabasas or to move.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian stopped by Jimmy Kimmel's show Thursday night to set the record straight about the comings and goings of her sizable clan, as a family member is wont to do every time a new season of the reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" goes back on the air.  Wearing a pink Dior skirt and crop top ( that was once a dress ), the curvaceous reality starlet discussed her recent trip to Paris for Couture Week with her fiance, rapper Kanye West, and the wedding-planning rumors that cropped up when the pair took a tour of the befittingly baroque Palace of Versailles.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.  1. The Daft Punk factor : The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he's not necessarily performing in support of a new solo album, but he's been ubiquitous on the charts over the last year. Among his most prominent hits? His vocals on two tracks on Daft Punk's “Random Access Memories,” most memorably “Get Lucky.” That fact will no doubt spark rumors that the two Frenchmen might make a cameo.
SPORTS
January 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers turned to the Marshall Plan again, new point guard Kendall Marshall giving them another solid game after being plucked from the Development League. They're also open to fresh alternatives on defense after yielding 77 points in the second half and another big game to Timofey Mozgov, of all people. The Denver Nuggets' backup center shredded the Lakers again Sunday night at Staples Center, his 20 points and seven rebounds at the forefront of his team's 137-115 victory.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged to banker Nico Jackson, that according to reports out Wednesday. However, other outlets have shut down those rumors. So which is it? We're not totally sure, but here's a roundup of what's swirling online. Us Weekly  first reported the news , citing unnamed sources who confirmed that Kate Middleton's younger sister, real name Philippa, is set to walk down the aisle in 2014. This new round of reports follows those swirling around in September alleging that the couple were engaged too. (Us said those reports were false but that this new wave is true, natch .)
SPORTS
December 16, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Andre Ethier has started the Dodgers' opener in right field for five consecutive seasons. That streak appears over, barring injury to Yasiel Puig. That could leave Ethier in center field, or in left field, or left out, or on another team. The Dodgers say they have no plans to trade any of their four outfielders at this time, but they would not be opposed to trading one in order to replenish their prospect stock. That has left Ethier in the position of reading his name in trade rumors all winter, again.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
There appears to be no better way to get your current company to show just how much it loves you than by becoming the source of rumors that you're in the running to be the next CEO of Microsoft.  On Thursday came word via Bloomberg that Qualcomm Chief Operating Officer  Steve Mollenkopf  was a candidate to succeed Steve Ballmer, who is slated to step down some time next year.  PHOTOS: Top 10 most-talked-about people, topics...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Julia Roberts is not pregnant, and she doesn't seem to want to get pregnant ever again. Reports began percolating that the 46-year-old might be expecting a fourth child when photos of her wearing a baggy sweater while visiting her in-laws surfaced earlier this week . Those thick layers of fabric happened to mimic a baby bump and put the rumor mill on overdrive. Girl can't wear comfy clothes and get away with it in this town. The "Pretty Woman" star already has twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 9, and son Henry, 6, with her husband Danny Moder, whom she married in 2002.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Khloe Kardashian has reportedly filed for divorce from Lamar Odom, her husband of a little more than four years. The papers were filed Friday afternoon and cited the usual "irreconcilable differences," according to TMZ , which first reported the news. Khloe's asking that the "Odom" be removed from her legal name, seeking no spousal support and requesting that he seek none from her, said the website, which also noted that there was a hard-core prenup in place, making the divorce a relatively simple thing.
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