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September 27, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Scott Thompson didn't make the cut when NBC programmers began making their long-range TV plans. For 23 years Thompson has been a hair stylist and barber at Universal Studios, tending to everyone from mogul Lew Wasserman to the youngest mail room clerk.
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July 30, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Media veteran Ross Levinsohn is leaving Yahoo, two weeks after being passed over for the chief executive's job. The executive, whose experience straddles technology and entertainment, had been most recently serving as the Internet company's interim CEO since the ouster of Scott Thompson in May -- and was considered by many on Wall Street to be the candidate to beat. But he lost out to one of the top executives at Google, Marissa Mayer, whose appointment was considered a coup for Yahoo.
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SPORTS
March 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Thompson, who led Rice to its first 20-victory season since 1953, resigned as head basketball coach, apparently to move to Wichita State to replace Mike Cohen, who resigned.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
Before Scott Thompson resigned as Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive last weekend, he reportedly told the company's board of directors and several other colleagues that he had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He disclosed the information late last week amid the controversy over an apparent misrepresentation on his resume, the Wall Street Journal said, citing anonymous sources. A Yahoo spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Thompson, 54, resigned Sunday after his claim of holding a computer science degree from Stonehill College was questioned by activist shareholder Daniel Loeb.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2008
As a Kid in the Hall, Scott Thompson (pictured) has played everything from a surf cop to an effeminate socialite. But in his one-man show "Scottastrophe," Thompson simply plays himself. "I had a story I needed to tell," he explains. From getting on the wrong end of a firebombing to terrorizing Canadian literary society with a makeshift sex toy, Thompson surveys a rocky last few years wondering what all the drama's been about. 8 p.m. Ends Feb 29. Steve Allen Theater, Los Feliz. $10. www.
SPORTS
March 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Scott Thompson, who guided Rice's basketball team to its first 20-victory season since 1953-54, resigned to take the head coaching job at Wichita State Monday night. Houston television station KHOU reported Thompson, 37, was signing a five-year deal at Wichita worth between $1.5 million and $2 million. At Wichita State, Thompson replaces Mike Cohen, who resigned after compiling a 32-56 record in three seasons and losing 20 games this year, a school single-season record for losses.
SPORTS
January 28, 1987 | DAVE DISTEL
Goliath set the standards for what life would be like for big guys. Win, baby, and win big. If Goliath had treated David the way John Madden treats barroom walls, no one would remember him. He lost, though he was a reputed 9-feet tall, and so he is a part of folklore. Society demands more of the giants among us, particularly the world of sports.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Media veteran Ross Levinsohn is leaving Yahoo, two weeks after being passed over for the chief executive's job. The executive, whose experience straddles technology and entertainment, had been most recently serving as the Internet company's interim CEO since the ouster of Scott Thompson in May -- and was considered by many on Wall Street to be the candidate to beat. But he lost out to one of the top executives at Google, Marissa Mayer, whose appointment was considered a coup for Yahoo.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1995 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Carrot Top never wanted to be a conventional stand-up comedian, placidly recounting his humorous life experiences or simply offering up subtle one-liners. The popular comic with the electrified mop of red hair knew from the get-go that he wanted to stage a show that was more physical, more manic. "When I was younger I always thought, 'If I were ever a comedian I'd make it like a rock concert,' " reveals Carrot Top, who was raised Scott Thompson in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Yahoo Inc.Chief Executive Scott Thompson resigned from the digital media company Sunday after a dissident shareholder called attention to his apparent misrepresentation of his college credentials. Ross Levinsohn, formerly Yahoo's executive vice president of the Americas region, was named interim chief executive, the company said in a statement. The board of directors also named Alfred Amoroso its new chairman. Amoroso, who is chief executive of Santa Clara software company Rovi Corp., replaces Yahoo board member Roy Bostock, the founder and chairman of Sealedge Investments.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Scott Thompson apologized to employees as the fallout from a questionable resume spread to the company's board, with director Patti Hart announcing she would not seek reelection. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company also said Tuesday that it had formed a special three-person committee to conduct a thorough review of Thompson's academic credentials "as well as the facts and circumstances related to the review and disclosure of those credentials" in connection with his CEO appointment.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais, Los Angeles Times
An activist investor is demanding thatYahoo Inc.fire its new chief executive, Scott Thompson, after the Internet company confirmed that his resume contained misleading information about his education. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company confirmed Thursday that Thompson's credentials, questioned recently by a shareholder, incorrectly stated in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Stonehill College. The company called it an "inadvertent error.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc.'s decision to slash 2,000 employees, or 14% of its workforce — the deepest cuts in its 18-year history — marks new Chief Executive Scott Thompson's seriousness about a sweeping restructuring of the troubled online company. "It may be the only way CEO Thompson can effectively focus on the next generation of Yahoo," Think Equity analyst Ronald Josey said in a research note. Though Yahoo still has one of the largest audiences on the Web, it has been steadily losing ground to rivals Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. in the battle for advertising dollars.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
He has only been on the job for two months, but Yahoo's new chief executive, Scott Thompson, is already preparing a bold plan to turn around the struggling Internet company. Thompson is weighing a significant restructuring of Yahoo that could include thousands of layoffs, according to technology blog All Things D. The moves, the first major ones from the former PayPal president, could be announced as early as this month, Kara Swisher reported, citing anonymous sources. Yahoo recently hired the Boston Consulting Group to focus on the cuts to its products group.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
For years, Yahoo Inc. has been stuck with the kind of cosmic curse that is all too painfully familiar to Scott Thompson, a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. Thompson, former head of PayPal, has stepped to the plate to become Yahoo's fourth chief executive in less than five years. The Boston native said he's bringing an underdog spirit to the tall task of reigniting innovation and growth at the onetime Internet powerhouse that faces rising competition for advertising dollars from rivals Google Inc. and Facebook.
SPORTS
February 7, 1987 | RAY RIPTON, Times Staff Writer
The University of San Diego, so tough at home, made themselves right at home Friday night at Pepperdine's Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. Of course, Scott Thompson, the Toreros' 7-0, 260-pound center, seems to be at home wherever he goes. He led his team to a 78-73 victory over the Waves before 1,427 fans. San Diego Coach Hank Egan said that his big senior was "a force." And he was right about that. Thompson scored 26 points and swept the boards for 13 rebounds.
SPORTS
January 1, 1987 | CHRIS ELLO
Scott Thompson emerged from the University of San Diego locker room Wednesday night, turned to leave, but stopped when he saw a couple of reporters. "Oh, hey guys," he said with a laugh. "Nice of you to want to talk to me again. It's been a while." Thompson was right.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2008
As a Kid in the Hall, Scott Thompson (pictured) has played everything from a surf cop to an effeminate socialite. But in his one-man show "Scottastrophe," Thompson simply plays himself. "I had a story I needed to tell," he explains. From getting on the wrong end of a firebombing to terrorizing Canadian literary society with a makeshift sex toy, Thompson surveys a rocky last few years wondering what all the drama's been about. 8 p.m. Ends Feb 29. Steve Allen Theater, Los Feliz. $10. www.
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