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January 14, 2010
Dear Amy: I am a 16-year-old girl. My mother and her sister, "Ruth," often have little skirmishes. My mother's side of the family is a dramatic bunch. Drinking runs in the family, and Aunt Ruth is a chronic offender. This is one thing she and my mother clash about. Over the past couple of years, Ruth has made a point of approaching me, claiming she wants to "talk" about my mother. She wants to gripe about my mother's behavior and expects me to back her up. My mom and I have had a few very rocky patches in our relationship, but we have worked things out. Ruth, however, seems to think that she and I should battle together against what she seems to think is a common enemy.
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March 15, 2014 | By Susan King
Billy Crudup, 45, who played a charismatic '70s rock musician in Cameron Crowe's 2000 comedy "Almost Famous," J. Edgar Hoover in Michael Mann's 2009's "Public Enemies" and the very blue superhero Dr. Manhattan in Zack Snyder's 2009's "Watchmen," stars as a dedicated New York detective with an ex-con big brother in the new film "Blood Ties. " The film opens March 21 in theaters and also debuts that day on VOD. Set in the 1970s, the crime thriller revolves around the brutal and loving relationship between two vastly different brothers.
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SPORTS
July 16, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Ricky Nolasco, the Dodgers' newest pitcher, started the team's last game before the All-Star break. And he's scheduled to start the team's first game after the All-Star break Friday, when he's expected to match up with Washington's Stephen Strasburg. That's far from the toughest pitching matchup he's faced though. One spring early in his career Nolasco started against his brother Dave. And while the emotion of that game lives on, the results have been largely lost to time. "I think we won," guessed Dave Nolasco, who is 3½ years older than his brother.
SPORTS
July 16, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Ricky Nolasco, the Dodgers' newest pitcher, started the team's last game before the All-Star break. And he's scheduled to start the team's first game after the All-Star break Friday, when he's expected to match up with Washington's Stephen Strasburg. That's far from the toughest pitching matchup he's faced though. One spring early in his career Nolasco started against his brother Dave. And while the emotion of that game lives on, the results have been largely lost to time. "I think we won," guessed Dave Nolasco, who is 3½ years older than his brother.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from New York — Elizabeth Olsen recently experienced something that had never happened to her: She was recognized by a stranger. "It was really weird. I was walking in Tribeca and a guy just came up to me and said, 'I just saw the trailer for your movie, and I'm really looking forward to it,' and then he kept on walking," the young actress recalled. Then she added uncertainly, "I hope he wasn't confusing me with someone else. " That she would find this exchange exciting might seem, well, really weird in its own right.
SPORTS
May 29, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Watching kid brother Jered Weaver throw seven shutout innings in his major league debut Saturday night "was pretty special" for Jeff Weaver, the Angels' veteran right-hander. But would the elder Weaver still think of his brother as special if Jered remained in the rotation and Jeff was bumped to the bullpen when Bartolo Colon comes off the disabled list? "There's nothing wrong with a little sibling rivalry," Jeff Weaver said. "Hopefully we build up each other throughout the course of the year."
NEWS
November 27, 1987 | DAVID STREITFELD, The Washington Post
Sibling rivalry is a family affair. Listen to the whine: "That's mine!" "He hit me!" "She started it!" "You love her more than you love me!" "I hate him!" It starts when the second child is brought home from the hospital, and it can last a lifetime. A child gets food, shelter, understanding and love from his parents--everything needed for survival. No wonder the competition for attention and devotion is so fierce, and the effect so likely to linger.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2007 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Built on a classic brother-against-brother narrative, Danish filmmaker Asger Leth's "Ghosts of Cite Soleil" is a forceful documentary set against the 2004 Haitian coup d'etat that toppled the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. An expressionistic portrait of a society in violent chaos, the film blends cinema verite and newsreel footage to capture a modern-day tragedy with Shakespearean overtones.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The Duplass filmmaking brothers have turned sibling rivalry into an extreme sport for "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon," hitting the brother-lode with this fractious comedy about two sibs settling old grudges. Co-writers/directors Jay and Mark show an uncanny feel for what the growing pains between brothers can look like and how the bruises can linger. Thematically, it continues the Duplass tradition of taking on the trials of family relationships. It's the competitive juices between boys that continue to boil into adulthood that is preoccupying the filmmakers this time.
SPORTS
November 25, 2011 | By David Wharton
The Jones boys should be pardoned if conversation around the house this week got a little heated. Especially if someone mentioned the fumble. When USC played UCLA at this time last season, Marshall Jones — a safety for the Trojans — latched on to his kid brother Malcolm — a tailback for the Bruins — and ripped the ball free. Officials ruled the play dead, no turnover, but that didn't settle the issue. "I tell everybody I stripped the ball from him," Marshall insists.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
  Jon Stewart kicked off his Wednesday installment of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with a short but moving tribute to the people of Boston and their courage as they grapple with the repercussions of the Boston Marathon bombing. "Thank you for once again in the face of gross inhumanity for inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country," he said. "Thank you for everything you've done. That's quite a little city you've got going on up there.
SPORTS
April 6, 2013 | By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times
Brotherly love gets you only so far in the NBA. Justin Holiday turned 24 Friday, four days after signing with Philadelphia and moving into the home of his younger sibling Jrue, the 76ers' All-Star point guard. What did Jrue get Justin for his birthday? "Some nice bed sheets and a pillow and a blanket," Jrue joked. Sleeping arrangements also were recently worked out between Marcus and Markieff Morris. The Phoenix Suns' identical twin forwards played a series of video games to decide who would get the only master bedroom in their new house.
HEALTH
March 23, 2013 | By James S. Fell
They call him Dr. Steelhammer, because not only could he punch you into a parallel universe, he also has a doctorate in sports sciences. Of his 62 boxing bouts, Olympic and world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has lost only three. For the 59 who faced him and lost, all but eight were knocked out. I just got a sympathy headache. Klitschko, who stands 6 feet, 6 inches and has an 81-inch reach, is big enough to burn diesel, and so is his older brother Vitali. Vitali, leader of the opposition party in Ukraine, stands an inch taller than Wladimir, is also a world heavyweight champ and also has a PhD. He's "Dr. Ironfist.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
"Escape From Planet Earth" - an animated adventure that's more down-to-earth than earth-shattering - builds a family-friendly sci-fi constellation out of fresh chuckles and recycled parts, a number of them from Planet Pixar. Feel-good but not cloying, zippy but not frenetic, and refreshingly free of snark, the default setting for a lot of kids' fare these days, the feature takes a pleasingly retro-futuristic stance on matters of décor and attitude. Fueling the ride is an outstanding voice cast that includes Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara and, in irresistibly hammy villain mode, William Shatner.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
The cross-generational appeal of baseball is the backdrop for "Home Run Showdown," a pleasant if somewhat by-the-numbers family film that lacks any real crack-of-the-bat energy. The story concerns two grown brothers (Matthew Lillard, Dean Cain). Each has a failed bid at professional baseball under his belt, and now their long-standing sibling rivalry is lapping over to the Little League teams they coach. In a scene-stealing turn, their father (Barry Bostwick) sets their competition into overdrive when he declares that the outcome of a baseball contest will determine which son will take over his local bar and grill.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The Duplass filmmaking brothers have turned sibling rivalry into an extreme sport for "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon," hitting the brother-lode with this fractious comedy about two sibs settling old grudges. Co-writers/directors Jay and Mark show an uncanny feel for what the growing pains between brothers can look like and how the bruises can linger. Thematically, it continues the Duplass tradition of taking on the trials of family relationships. It's the competitive juices between boys that continue to boil into adulthood that is preoccupying the filmmakers this time.
MAGAZINE
January 15, 1989
As an only child, the thought of 12 siblings is mind-boggling. It seems to me that people who come from large families are able to cooperate and live with others much better because of the environment they grow up in. From reading your article, it seems as though people from large families experience less sibling rivalry. JENNY BELTRAN Los Angeles
NEWS
January 5, 2012 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
If you're still smarting from some hurtful exchange with--or deafening silence from--a sibling over the holidays, a book out this week might help you make sense of your strained relationship with a sister or brother. The book, "Cain's Legacy ," may not prompt you to patch things up with a sibling who's angry, jealous, entitled, bossy or makes you feel like a monster or an idiot (its author gamely acknowledges that sometimes, that's just not worth it). But by rooting around inside the baggage of one of life's earliest relationships, it might make your emotional burden a little easier to bear.
NEWS
January 5, 2012 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
If you're still smarting from some hurtful exchange with--or deafening silence from--a sibling over the holidays, a book out this week might help you make sense of your strained relationship with a sister or brother. The book, "Cain's Legacy ," may not prompt you to patch things up with a sibling who's angry, jealous, entitled, bossy or makes you feel like a monster or an idiot (its author gamely acknowledges that sometimes, that's just not worth it). But by rooting around inside the baggage of one of life's earliest relationships, it might make your emotional burden a little easier to bear.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Harry Connick Jr. ("The Happy Elf"). (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Piper Perabo. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL The View Jane Fonda; Paul Anka performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Fred Willard; Nancy Grace. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil Sisters blame their mother for their sibling rivalry. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS The Nate Berkus Show Lisa Vanderpump.
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