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March 26, 2014 | by Scott Collins
Fox's newest dating show is out to deceive contestants royally. In "I Wanna Marry 'Harry,' " 12 single American women travel to Britain to meet a young man they are led to believe is -- yes, you guessed it -- Prince Harry, the rakish 29-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and fourth in line to the British throne. Harry he is not, of course, but, rather, one Matthew Hicks, a lookalike who is not in line for anything except the starring role in a dating show that proves just how hard it is to embarrass TV programmers.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | by Scott Collins
Fox's newest dating show is out to deceive contestants royally. In "I Wanna Marry 'Harry,' " 12 single American women travel to Britain to meet a young man they are led to believe is -- yes, you guessed it -- Prince Harry, the rakish 29-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and fourth in line to the British throne. Harry he is not, of course, but, rather, one Matthew Hicks, a lookalike who is not in line for anything except the starring role in a dating show that proves just how hard it is to embarrass TV programmers.
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NEWS
January 19, 1986
I find that many women chronically involved with married men have low self-esteem ("Single Women and Married Lovers" by Gary Libman, Jan. 12). Subconsciously they don't feel they deserve their own man. As esteem rises, relationships improve. SUSU LEVY Encino
HOME & GARDEN
March 7, 2014 | By Marty Fortney
I will meet more single women this week than most men will in their entire lives. The women will touch me, hug me, laugh at my jokes - and then walk out to their husbands, boyfriends or Chihuahuas and hike Runyon Canyon. I'm a casting director for TV commercials. On a typical day I interview 100 beautiful and spirited women, all of whom stare deeply into my eyes and listen to my every musing. Their very livelihood depends on it. If they catch just a nugget of something I say that the other women miss, it might lead to a callback, then a booking and maybe $25,000 in residuals.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1989 | IRV LETOFSKY
So poor Susan, recently divorced and now newly doctorized in the psychotherapy business, meets architect Ross--handsome, warm, sensitive, charming, witty and knowledgeable about wine. Next up, a Nobel Prize for great guy. Susan starts ministering to a group of women entangled with married men--and discovers that Mr. Perfecto is likewise married! Therein lies "Single Women, Married Men," which replaces "Dallas" and "Falcon Crest" on CBS tonight at 9. Michele Lee is Susan and Lee Horsley is Ross.
NEWS
June 2, 1986 | Associated Press
Four out of five single American women in their 20s have had sex, one-third of them have been pregnant at least once and 40% of those aborted their first pregnancies, a federal study released today shows. One-third have lived with a man, and one-sixth habitually engage in sex without contraceptives, according to the study, the first federal survey to focus solely on the sexual habits of women in their 20s.
NEWS
November 30, 1986 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, Times Staff Writer
Not long ago, Manhattan psychotherapist Renee Goldman called a colleague, wanting to refer a client. Barely were the words out of Goldman's mouth when her associate thundered her reply. "If this is another single woman over 30 wanting to get married," the second psychotherapist railed, "don't even think about it." The description was a precise fit, and Goldman's colleague made it entirely clear she did not need to add another husband-seeker to her client roster.
REAL ESTATE
August 1, 2004 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
A woman's place is in the home, traditionalists proclaimed four decades ago, amid much protest from feminists. Today, a woman's place is her home, and she is more likely than ever before to own it. Women have arrived. Whether single, divorced or widowed, they are purchasing homes in record numbers, thanks to low interest rates, increased earning power and a desire to make a sound investment, according to several studies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2001 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sparking protests from the homeless and their advocates, the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles' skid row is closing its emergency overnight shelter for single women to save money. "It really rips us to do this," said Warren Curry, president of the mission. "It's dollars, just simple dollars. We're shifting to cover the most critical need today, and that is women with children." The Union Rescue Mission, at 545 S. San Pedro St.
OPINION
November 8, 2012 | Meghan Daum
As if it weren't enough that Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writing/directing/acting phenom who started a revolution this year with her HBO series "Girls," scored a $3.5-million book deal and has been granted the unofficial but unimpeachable title of "voice of her generation," she also appears to have won the presidential election - or at least to have been one of the driving forces behind the guy who did. In a much-talked-about campaign video...
SCIENCE
September 6, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
The average age of women giving birth in America rose last year as the nation's birthrate held steady following several years of decline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The birthrate among teens and women in their early 20s hit historic lows in 2012, according to a new report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. Meanwhile, the proportion of women in their 30s and early 40s who had babies rose. The birthrate for women in their late 40s held steady.
NATIONAL
April 12, 2013 | By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
With an eye on the White House in 2016, Republicans spent this week in Hollywood mapping a path to a resurgence - determining how to streamline the primary process and close their deficit with Democrats among key voter blocs such as single women and Latinos. But members of the Republican National Committee largely tiptoed around the greater challenge facing their party: The GOP's stance on issues such as marriage, reproductive rights and President Obama's healthcare plan are diametrically at odds with some of the very voters the party is trying to win over.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
As the Republican National Committee begins to chart its path after stinging losses in recent presidential elections, a major focus of its spring meeting in Hollywood is how to draw more support from communities that have shunned the party in large numbers, notably Latinos, Asian Americans and single women. Much of Thursday's agenda is focused on reaching out to such groups. This afternoon, committee members will take part in workshops about messaging, ethnic media, minority communities and women.
NATIONAL
April 11, 2013 | By Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Republican leaders on Thursday focused on one of the most pressing challenges the party faces as it strives to retake the White House in 2016 - its deep and persistent unpopularity among crucial voting groups, such as Latinos and single women. Speaker after speaker told members of the Republican National Committee, meeting in Hollywood, that the party and its candidates needed to be part of those communities not just when elections near, that they needed to highlight areas of shared interest and that they must promote minority and women candidates among their ranks.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey. Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary breadwinners in their households, and 54% manage the family finances, according to the poll by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Even so, 49% fear becoming a bag lady -- a homeless woman who wanders the streets of a city lugging her meager belongings in a shopping bag. Most surprising, 27% of women earning more than $200,000 a year said they fear falling into such destitution.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Emmy Award-winning sitcom writer-producer-director Bill Persky was recently giving a lecture at New York University's film school when the topic of role models came up. Someone in the class wanted to know why he believed only women needed role models in TV and movies. He didn't lose a beat. "Boys are a lost cause," Persky quipped. "Guys have never needed - at least visibly - someone to be their champion. But women have needed it. " GRAPHIC: Faces to Watch 2013 Persky's been one of those champions.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey. Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary breadwinners in their households, and 54% manage the family finances, according to the poll by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Even so, 49% fear becoming a bag lady -- a homeless woman who wanders the streets of a city lugging her meager belongings in a shopping bag. Most surprising, 27% of women earning more than $200,000 a year said they fear falling into such destitution.
OPINION
November 8, 2012 | Meghan Daum
As if it weren't enough that Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writing/directing/acting phenom who started a revolution this year with her HBO series "Girls," scored a $3.5-million book deal and has been granted the unofficial but unimpeachable title of "voice of her generation," she also appears to have won the presidential election - or at least to have been one of the driving forces behind the guy who did. In a much-talked-about campaign video...
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
You can bet your Hillary Clinton buttons that one of the biggest chunks of the body politic that political pathologists will be putting under the lab microscope is the gender gap: women's votes. “Remember the ladies,” Abigail Adams exhorted her husband, John Adams, as he and the other Founding Fathers designed the new nation's political philosophy. Otherwise, she added, “we are determined to foment rebellion.” It's been a low-key, 200-year-long rebellion, but she was right.
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