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ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
With "The Office" set to retire May 16 after nine seasons on NBC, series star John Krasinski has been hitting the talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he stopped by "Late Night," where he recalled the terror he felt his very first day on the show, talked about attending the Met Gala on Monday and, most notably, engaged in an epic lip-syncing battle with host Jimmy Fallon. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The two went head-to-head, hamming it up to a series of hits by Katy Perry, Run DMC, Das EFX and Boys II Men. They started out relatively tame, gradually working up to James Brown levels of exertion.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Walter who? "Breaking Bad" is over, but AMC's Sunday nights have come back to life with the new season of "The Walking Dead," which debuted with record ratings for the series, up against heavy competition including NFL games and the MLB playoffs.  The fourth-season premiere drew 16.1 million viewers, with 10.4 million in the advertiser-desired 18-49 age demographic, according to Nielsen. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'The Walking Dead' That easily tops the numbers for the Season 3 finale, which was the previous record-holder.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
"American Idol" just ain't what it used to be. Thursday's two-hour finale, which saw Candice Glover anointed the 12th "American Idol," generated just 14 million viewers, a whopping 7 million fewer than last year. It's also the first time that the finale has generated an audience of under 20 million. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 'Idol' Finale While ratings for the aging reality franchise have been down all season, "American Idol" also faced some particularly stiff competition Thursday night, facing off against the 75-minute series finale of "The Office" as well as the season-ender of the invincible "The Big Bang Theory.
SPORTS
September 22, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
CINCINNATI -- Clayton Kershaw remains a possibility to pitch on Sunday in the Dodgers' series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. "He's still in play," Manager Don Mattingly said. Kershaw, who is trying to come back from a hip injury, did on Saturday what he usually does in days before starts: He worked out and studied video. A day earlier, Kershaw threw a 20-pitch bullpen session. Kershaw wouldn't say whether he was aiming to start on Sunday. "I'm preparing myself to start," Kershaw said.
SPORTS
September 5, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Top-level motocross racing holds its series finale Saturday at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Pro motocross, which takes place between May and September, is outdoor motorcycle racing on courses with numerous hills, jumps and tight turns. The stadium version of the sport, called supercross, occurs earlier in the year. Ryan Dungey of the Red Bull KTM team has dominated the premier 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series this year. He's won the last nine consecutive races and already clinched his second series title.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - The Angels recalled infielder Andrew Romine from triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, creating the potential for a family feud in the final two games of a four-game series against the New York Yankees. Romine is starting at shortstop Wednesday night in place of Erick Aybar, who has a minor left-calf injury and is expected to return Thursday. Romine's younger brother, Austin, is a backup catcher for the Yankees and was not in Wednesday night's lineup but could play Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Sherman Hemsley, who died of natural causes at his home in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday, had a lengthy career, but in the minds of most TV-watching Americans, he will always be George Jefferson. Jefferson, the successful owner of a chain of New York City dry cleaners, made his debut in the fourth season of producer Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom "All in the Family. " He was Archie Bunker's next-door neighbor, and his appearance on the show in 1973 provided comedic fodder as the two headstrong bigots tried to outdo each other in insults and prejudices.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
They stood. When the screen went to black, behind the haunting play-out of antihero extraordinaire Walter White against Badfinger's "Baby Blue," the crowd at the screening of Sunday's series finale of "Breaking Bad" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery wrestled out from their lawn chairs and blankets en masse. They clapped, they whistled, they hooted, they hollered, they cried, they took deep breaths. And they stood. A standing ovation for their show. "It was perfect," said Stefanie Turner, from Phoenix, with teary eyes.
SPORTS
August 23, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Andre Ethier opened his right hand, revealing a blister on his palm that popped three days earlier. The area of raw skin was about the size of a quarter, the exposed region large enough to cause him significant discomfort in his bottom hand when holding a bat. The ruptured blister was the latest annoyance in what has been a rough few months for the two-time All-Star outfielder. Ethier was batting a season-best .333 on May 30. He had played 63 games since then entering the Dodgers' series finale against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
SPORTS
September 12, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
The regular season is almost over and Carl Crawford is still healthy. "I'm just grateful," Crawford said. This time last year, Crawford was recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. "Just to be able play baseball again, to be able to do what I've done all my life, not having to worry about getting hurt," Crawford said. Crawford played in his 106th game Thursday. He played in only 31 last season for the Boston Red Sox, who traded him to the Dodgers days after his operation.
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