April 29, 2010
Jillian Lauren, the author of "Some Girls: My Life in a Harem," will read from and sign her memoir about 11/2 years that she spent in Brunei as a teenage prostitute, the lessons she learned and how she finally left palace life. Lauren lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Weezer bassist Scott Shriner, and her son. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Fri. Free. (310) 659-3110. http://www.booksoup.com
March 18, 2010
The Runaways, the '70s all-girl rock band, is having a moment. With performances from Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, Floria Sigismondi's cinematic ode to the baby vixens of the Valley is based on Cherie Currie's memoir of the time, "Neon Angel," originally published in 1989 and out now with new material. The lead singer who immortalized "Cherry Bomb" will read and sign copies of her sassy tome. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Sun. www.booksoup.com.
November 6, 2012 |
Visibly aging but young at heart? Don't count on it, suggested researchers Tuesday. In a study following more than 10,000 people over 35 years, the presence of visible signs of aging signaled an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease. The research was presented at the American Heart Assn.'s Scientific Sessions in Los Angeles and was conducted in Denmark by University of Copenhagen biochemist Dr. Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen and colleagues. The team analyzed data collected from participants in a large study of heart disease, noting whether subjects developed heart disease and also whether they had any of six signs of aging: baldness at the crown of the head, receding hairline at the temples, gray hair, wrinkles, earlobe crease and fatty deposits around the eyelids.
June 26, 2013 |
New USC basketball Coach Andy Enfield has added a transfer from UNC Charlotte to his roster. Sophomore Darion Clark, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound forward, will have to sit out the 2013-2014 because of NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility left for the Trojans. Enfield said Wednesday, "Darion fits our style of play. We're excited to have him. " Clark played in 32 games as a freshman and started in 18 games for Charlotte. He averaged 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17.6 minutes a game, shooting 54.2% from the field.
June 8, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Meredith Vieira signed off from "Today" for the final time. ( Today ) After three seasons, Laurence Fishburne has had enough "CSI. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Is Jennifer Love Hewitt really the worst actress of all time? The critics on Rotten Tomatoes seem to think so. ( Los Angeles Times ) Eminem has decided to take on Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in his new single. Why not throw Jennifer Love Hewitt in there too?
December 1, 2011 |
Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich, whose plan to give permanent residency to illegal immigrants has angered some conservatives, signed a pledge Thursday to build a double fence along the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of 2013. The former House speaker is on a two-campaign visit to Iowa, which will open the voting in the 2012 GOP contest next month and where anti-immigrant sentiment is intense. "We haven't been able to build a fence on the border because we have not been a serious country," said Gingrich, as he prepared to sign the pledge following a morning speech to employees at Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines.
July 1, 2011 |
One of Hollywood's most powerful producers has found a new studio home. Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin has signed a three-year deal with Sony Pictures that gives the studio right of first refusal on all of his projects in exchange for funding overhead costs for the producer and his staff. It has been widely expected in Hollywood that Rudin would sign a nonexclusive arrangement with Sony, as he has recently worked on a number of high-profile projects at the studio, including last year's "The Social Network," which was nominated for a best-picture Oscar.
October 20, 2011
Having collaborated with the writer and historian Tariq Ali on the documentaries "South of the Border" and "The Untold History of the United States," the iconoclastic filmmaker Oliver Stone will discuss and sign the new book that also resulted from their time together, "On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation. " Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Sat. (310) 659-3110. http://www.booksoup.com.
March 7, 2012 |
Peyton Manning is much more than a typical NFL player. He's also a shrewd businessman who one day could wind up owning a team. Surely, he wants to take his time to evaluate the opportunities in front of him, and to leverage one team against another to get the best deal (with the most guaranteed money.) So it's likely that he won't rush into any decision. Still, he's been in the same offense for all 14 years of his career, so it behooves him to move quickly enough to get the jump on a new system and new personnel.
July 11, 2004
The campaign for president may have hit a new low. First my "John Kerry for President" signs that I placed on the back hill of my property were stolen. After replacing them, the signs were torn down. Now my neighbor has had his Kerry sign defaced with a Bush/Cheney sticker. If we want to bring honor and integrity back to the White House, we need a change, and we need it now. And we need those lawbreaking, unpatriotic folks who walk my neighborhood to calm down and settle in, for Kerry and Edwards soon will be our leaders for good.