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May 22, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
The Ukrainian TV personality who tries to out-Borat Borat got what he wanted: face time with Will Smith. In fact, he got more than that. He got face-smacking time. The morning news TV performer -- I won't call him a reporter -- named Vitalii Sediuk was evidently just up to his usual "hey-look-at-me-messing-with-this-famous-person" hijinks when he accosted Smith on the red carpet at the Moscow premiere of "Men in Black III. " Sediuk was wearing camera-glare white among dark-clad journalists as Smith moved along from op to op. Smith seemed fine for a few seconds with what seemed to start as a man-fan hug -- Smith even momentarily patted the guy on the back.
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SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - The Angels did not require the services of a closer Friday night. An offense that administered a rare beatdown of starter Hiroki Kuroda and pounded reliever Bruce Billings into submission in a 13-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees - the largest-ever margin of victory for the Angels in Yankee Stadium - made sure of that. The Angels crushed four home runs - a two-run shot to center field by Ian Stewart, a solo shot to left by Albert Pujols, a three-run shot to right-center by Erick Aybar and a solo shot to left by Collin Cowgill - to increase their major league-leading total to 35. With five more games this month, the Angels have broken the franchise record of 34 homers in April, set in 2000.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1996
Re "Jack Smith, Urbane and Wry Times Columnist, Dies," Jan. 10: Jack Smith was a gentle soul who wrote about life in an ever-changing city we know as Los Angeles. His humor and insightful look at our giant, little city was often the highlight of The Times. His philosophy about our town and our lives made me think of the Transcendentalist writers Emerson and Thoreau. Jack Smith was our transcendentalist. I will miss him. ESTHER J. BENJAMINS-GASS Los Angeles The Life & Style section on Mondays will be strangely vacant without Smith's column.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK -- Ernesto Frieri is out as the Angels' closer for now. Manager Mike Scioscia, as expected, said veteran right-hander Joe Smith will assume the ninth-inning relief role beginning with Friday night's game against the New York Yankees, and the struggling Frieri will pitch in lower-leverage situations. “We want to get Ernie off of that treadmill and let him get an inning or two where he can try to make some adjustments,” Scioscia said. “Historically, Ernie has responded well to this.
SPORTS
February 17, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
It looks like that conversation Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro had with free agent J.R. Smith didn't go that great after all. Smith tweeted Friday that he's joining the New York Knicks, no doubt spurred on by the Knicks' current seven-game winning streak and Jeremy Lin's sudden rise to budding NBA star. Smith, who was being courted by several NBA teams, including the Clippers and Lakers, tweeted , "New York it is!" even though the Knicks say that no deal is in place.
SPORTS
February 18, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
There is nothing like listening to Stephen A. Smith drop names, places and other various references to his many friends in the sporting world when he's on ESPN's First Take morning program or breaking down the NBA on various other broadcasts. A lot of people don't like his shtick, but let's face it, most of the big-time personalities on sports television mimic talk radio these days: the louder and more emphatic you say it, the better. You don't have to be right. Or wrong.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 7 - Oct. 13 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES A Night at the Movies: The new episode "Hollywood Goes to Washington" examines the film industry's portrayal of politics and politicians, from "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" to "All the President's Men. " Interviewees include directors Oliver Stone and Rob Reiner, Fred Thompson and James Carville (5...
NEWS
April 28, 1996
A public tribute to Jack Smith, the late Los Angeles Times columnist, will be held at 10 a.m. May 4 in the Bovard Auditorium of the Bovard Administration Building at USC. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The auditorium seats 1,500. To reach the facility, enter Gate 3 from South Figueroa Street at West 35th Street. Parking ($6) is just beyond the gate. For photos, a biography of Smith, letters from readers, tributes and other information, take a look at the "Jack Smith Remembered" section on the Times' Web site: http://www.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1998
According to a Calendar cover line, "Will Smith hasn't made a bad career move yet" ("The Prince Who Would Be King," by Eric Harrison, Nov. 8). In 1993, when Smith starred as a bisexual con man in "Six Degrees of Separation," he refused to shoot an on-screen kiss with co-star Anthony Michael Hall. This refusal attracted media attention at the time and sent out a dangerous message, especially to young people who idolize Smith: that physical affection between two men is unacceptable, wrong and must be avoided at all costs.
NEWS
December 14, 2001 | GINA PICCALO and LOUISE ROUG
The charismatic Muhammad Ali flirted with the female reporters and bragged about his "pretty face" at the Wednesday night premiere of director Michael Mann's film on 10 critical years in the fighter's life. True to Will Smith's portrayal, Ali told reporters that Smith is good, "but he's not as pretty as me." On the red carpet, Smith described the first time Ali visited him on the set while the actor was still in character. "I saw him and I just thought, 'All right, I'm going to let him have it,"' Smith told reporters.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
It didn't last long, but for a short time in the 1840s the Mississippi River town of Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. While most municipalities thrived on trade, Nauvoo's propelling force was something much less tangible: faith. And that would also be the city's downfall. Before the fledgling Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - the Mormons - made Salt Lake City the center of their earthly existence, they had settled in Nauvoo, following their founding prophet Joseph Smith.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Could the San Francisco 49ers already be finished with troubled linebacker Aldon Smith? San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami, who is very plugged in with that franchise, says several sources within the organization have indicated to him Smith has not only lost the benefit of the doubt with the club but probably won't play for the 49ers in 2014. Smith was arrested and booked Sunday on suspicion of making a false bomb report during a dust-up at Los Angeles International Airport.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Joe Smith didn't mince his words late Tuesday night. The Angels right-hander came on to protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning and faced five batters. All of them reached base, and four of them scored -- the turning point in a game the Oakland Athletics went on to win, 10-9, in 11 innings. “Man, I was horrible,” said Smith, who threw scoreless innings in each of his first six games. “I fell behind in counts. I had the first guy 0-and-2 and walked him -- that's a no-no.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday after he allegedly became argumentative with a screening agent and made comments suggesting he had a bomb, police said. Aldon Jacarus Ramon Smith, 24, was transported to Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division on the Westside, where he was booked on suspicion of making a false report of a bomb threat. Smith was randomly selected for a secondary screening about 2 p.m. at Terminal 1 when he “became belligerent and uncooperative with the process,” said airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
They paid tribute to his “class and charisma,” and the Kings sent Finnish icon Teemu Selanne of the Ducks off with a whimsical gift in a pregame ceremony honoring Selanne's career. A standup paddleboard. Selanne is not going off into the sunset on his board - where he can presumably hang with buddy and former teammate and avid surfer, Paul Kariya - just yet. BOX SCORE: Ducks 4, Kings 3 (SO) The Staples Center fans may not have seen the last of Selanne, who will be retiring after the season and did not play against the Kings on Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Gregory White Smith, a Harvard-trained lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who raised hackles in the art world with an intensely psychological examination of the life and work of Jackson Pollock, has died. He was 62. Smith died Thursday at his home in Aiken, S.C., of a rare brain tumor diagnosed nearly 40 years ago, said his spouse and co-author Steven Naifeh. Naifeh and Smith won the Pulitzer Prize in biography for "Jackson Pollock: An American Saga," which was published in 1990 and spurred the 2000 movie "Pollock" starring Ed Harris.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Phillip K. Smith III's art installation “Lucid Stead” lighted up the Joshua Tree desert for two weekends in October. The wooden shack, tricked out with mirrored slats and multicolored LEDs, stood alone in a dusty clearing where about 400 people trekked to ogle it. The shimmering shack lived far longer online, however, where it became an Internet sensation. A video of it garnered more than 300,000 views on lucidstead.com. Now Smith has been commissioned to produce an even more elaborate light installation at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
SPORTS
February 5, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers, still not done dealing after signing Kenyon Martin on Friday, will pursue guard J.R. Smith after the team he plays on in the Chinese Basketball Assn. finishes its season and he becomes eligible to play in the NBA, said a person not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The Clippers aren't getting enough production off the bench behind small forward Caron Butler and feel as if Smith can provide the team with a big scoring punch at the position, the person said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
INDIO, Calif. - In the sprawl of desert scrub brush and freeway ramps that is this industrial part of Indio, the sun burns brightly in a barren office park. Light and shadows flash off the scorched asphalt, and the landscape is a spare palette of dusty brown, faded green and gray. Inside one tucked-away structure, however, artist Phillip K. Smith III is preparing to paint the sky red. Or pink. Or green, depending. FULL COVERAGE: Coachella 2014 "Welcome to the different sides of my brain," Smith says, leading the way through his studio, which looks like an airplane hangar and is filled with elements of a light installation premiering at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2014 | By Shan Li
British drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline said it is launching an investigation into claims of misconduct in Iraq. The announcement comes months after China began looking into allegations of a bribery ring within the company's business in that country. The pharmaceutical giant responded on Sunday after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company is investigating claims of bribery in its Middle East operations. A whistle-blower claimed that Glaxo had hired doctors and pharmacists in Iraq to promote its products while they were still on the government payroll.
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