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May 10, 2010 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Of the hundreds of exercise gadgets that have graced TV airwaves over the years, only a handful ever become big-time sellers and even fewer become cultural phenomenons. The Shake Weight is definitely in that rarified category. Over 3.6 million people have watched the Shake Weight ad on YouTube, and millions more saw the device featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and spoofed on "Saturday Night Live." If you've somehow missed the hoopla, an introduction is in order. The Shake Weight is a 2.5 pound dumbbell-shaped device with spring-loaded weights on each end. Instead of simply lifting the Shake Weight, users are instructed to grip it with two hands and shake it up and down as if priming a bottle of soda to explode.
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp suddenly found himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal Sunday. In the hours leading up to the Dodgers' 6-1 defeat by the Colorado Rockies, the celebrity gossip site TMZ released a second audio recording of what was said to be a conversation between the Clippers owner and a woman described in court filings as his girlfriend. The female voice in the recording promised to remove from her Instagram account a picture of her with Kemp. On a recorded conversation released earlier, a man identified as Sterling chided a female friend for "associating with black people.
August 15, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Celebrity chef Kerry Simon is bringing some new burger-and-milkshake pairings to the menu at KGB: Kerry's Gourmet Burgers in Las Vegas. Simon , known for such clever offerings as the Thanksgiving turkey burger ($14), complete with cranberry sauce, stuffing and turkey gravy, and the Captain Crunch shake ($7), will be serving new pairings each month at KGB through the rest of the year. August's selection at the establishment inside Harrah's is a Sicilian burger with a tiramisu shake.
April 21, 2014 | By Kari Howard
In the past few days at Coachella, there's been a lot of writhing and hip-pumping (deliberately avoiding the word that starts with T and rhymes with working). I've seen people standing so still, it's as if they're on a high that's left them feeling like they'll shatter if they take one step. And that was all just onstage. PHOTOS: Weekend 2 | Weekend 1 The range was so striking, I decided to rank some of these artists on the movement spectrum. Ranked from least action to most, they are: 10. Paul Westerberg of the Replacements.  First, this was one of my top two acts of the weekend - so fans, control your outrage, please.
April 15, 1990
So the poor downtrodden, starving Russian masses can now drink Pepsi. Gorby, shake hands with Marie-Antoinette. GEORGE MARGO Malibu
August 17, 2006
A jukebox tune that brings back fond memories During the '50s, when I was 9 years old, every diner had a jukebox ["Keeping the Jukes Jumping," Aug. 10, by Dean Kuipers]. I was crazy about them and always saved up money so I could go just to listen to the jukebox. One diner at Newport Beach had "Shake, Rattle and Roll," by Big Joe Turner, on its jukebox, and I would go there almost every day to listen to it. That must have been the song that was played the most often. Once when I put in my nickel and punched "Shake, Rattle and Roll," I got some ballad by the McGuire Sisters.
June 17, 2009
Re "Green shake," Opinion, June 11 As I was reading the Op-Ed article headlined "Green shake," I was convinced that after the author graduated from the petty crimes and misdemeanors while working at Wrigley Field in Chicago, he probably led a life of crime, became a Chicago mob boss or ended up serving time. How surprised I was to learn that he became an attorney. Mike Clark Los Angeles :: I had always suspected how business was done in Chicago: The power of the "green shake."
June 12, 2005
Regarding "Touting Initiatives, Eschewing Principles," Golden State, May 26: Since we are all so busy, I am glad that columnist Michael Hiltzik has simplified Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's upcoming initiative campaign by explaining it in one article. The three initiatives are designed to decrease state government spending, shake up an entrenched state Legislature with new redistricting and make teachers more accountable through delayed tenure. This is why we sent Arnold to Sacramento.
October 13, 1991
Your editorial "The Squeeze on the Middle Class Is a Chokehold on the State" (Sept. 30) has got to be a classic. Hooray for you. I hope you have started something. How can we entice the inactive majority to get out and register and then vote on a regular basis? If 75% to 80% of the potential voting population got out and voted and still voted to maintain the present type of self-serving politics, well then so be it. However, I'll stake my life on the proposition that if a miracle did happen where everyone eligible to vote made that effort, there would be a difference.
August 24, 1997
In Martha Groves' "Screen Parable Explores Dynamics of Workplace Power and Ethics" (Corporate Currents, Aug 3.), she states that because of downsizing and concomitant job insecurity, "angst, misery and anger reign in many fast-shifting companies." Every day the media tout the terrific economy while employees are being laid off to cut expenses and enhance corporate profits. Investors gleefully up share prices every time a layoff is announced. There exists a sense that the structural foundation of America's corporations may wobble, shake and collapse.
April 20, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
Last year, Los Angeles entertainment giant AEG weathered a major corporate shake-up, endured a six-month trial spotlighting its role in the last days of Michael Jackson and fell short in its efforts to bring L.A. a pro football team. Even so, the company - owner of Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Kings hockey team - seems to be on the rebound. Although AEG has taken a decidedly low profile in Southern California in recent months, the company has seen most of its worldwide operations surge.
April 18, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Hector Becerra
Mexico City had 71 seconds of warning before shaking from a 7.2 earthquake about 200 miles away rumbled into the capital, thanks to central Mexico's 21-year-old early quake warning system, officials said Friday. It's a system that California still lacks. The Mexican warning system could be seen on television (video below), when Televisa news announcer Eduardo Salazar calmly tells viewers that at 9:27 a.m. a seismic alert went off, triggering a shrieking whine on the broadcast.
April 12, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
The buildup lasted much of Outkast's oft-riveting Coachella performance on Friday night, rolling toward those set-ending classics and album tracks that defined the early '00s: "So Fresh, So Clean," "Ms. Jackson" and "Hey Ya!"  Triumphantly returning to celebrate 20 years as a team, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre "3000" Benjamin presented repeated arguments as to why they'd earned such a huge Southern California welcome for their first shows since the Atlanta duo went on hiatus in 2007.
April 11, 2014 | By Meg James
Los Angeles' largest advertising agency, TBWAChiatDay, has shaken up its top management, ousting its longtime president, Carisa Bianchi, and installing a new leader. Luis DeAnda, who joined the 500-person agency in January as general manager, was elevated to president, the company said in a statement Friday. DeAnda replaces Bianchi, who is leaving the agency. DeAnda previously was managing director of the TBWAMedia Arts Lab. Before that, he served as chief operating officer of the TBWAHakuhodo branch in Tokyo.
April 9, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
The sudden death of the Ultimate Warrior on Tuesday night in Scottsdale, Ariz., has left the pro wrestling world stunned, with many sending out tweets of condolences after hearing the news. A sampling:   We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has passed away. Our heart is with his wife Dana and his two daughters. - Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) April 9, 2014 Devastated to hear of the passing of @UltimateWarrior . He was a childhood hero of mine & he vs @HulkHogan WM6 is still one of the best ever - Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho)
April 9, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas - For the second time in five years, President Obama came to this sprawling Army post to console a community all too familiar with death, to offer a nation's condolences and to remind soldiers and their families of the healing power of love. The president stood on a platform under bright sun and blue skies, reciting the names of the three soldiers who were killed in a shooting rampage last week. Before him stood their portraits, boots, rifles and helmets, what are known as "battlefield crosses.
December 11, 1988 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Elias Lopez never had a chance. He got sucked into something so much stronger than he was, something with a history so powerful, that there seemed no choice but to submit. He was 17, a nice, quietly handsome young man with jet-black hair and a plan. He was going to be a cop, a narcotics investigator. Sure, there were street gangs in his neighborhood, but he did not want to join one. All Elias wanted to do was look like a gang member.
September 12, 1998
1995: Initial Sexual Encounters Monica Lewinsky began her White House employment as an intern in the Chief of Staff's office in July 1995. At White House functions in the following months, she made eye contact with the President. During the November 1995 government shutdown, the President invited her to his private study, where they kissed. Later that evening, they had a more intimate sexual encounter. They had another sexual encounter two days later, and a third one on New Year's Eve. A.
March 28, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
Even before the disappearance of its Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines faced financial turbulence and stiff competition from low-cost carriers in Asia. Still, airline experts say Malaysia's flagship carrier could survive the economic blow of the disaster by responding with new management and a safety campaign, among other changes. "The airline needs to show it is committed to safety, security and reliability," said Henry H. Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst for advisory firm Hudson Crossing.
March 21, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
One of the supposed byproducts of the Kings acquiring Marian Gaborik was the notion that forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards could resume their partnership, helping shake Richards out of a prolonged slump. It hasn't quite happened. Richards has three goals in 2014 - nine in all this season - and has no points in the last six games since scoring the game-winner at Winnipeg on March 6. In the last five games, Carter has one assist, but he did score in the shootout of Thursday's win against Washington.
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