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February 15, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Soap star Cameron Mathison and his wife, Vanessa, have bought a house near the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains for $1.672 million. The Spanish Colonial Revival home, built in 1928, features a curving, decorative-tiled staircase, a step-down living room with trussed wood-beam ceiling and vintage tile, ironwork, wood and arches. The formal dining room is large enough to fit a 12-person table. There are four bedrooms, five bathrooms and nearly 3,700 square feet of living space.
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January 10, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Hello, baby twinkle toes! "Dancing With the Stars" alum Edyta Sliwinksa and husband Alec Mazo have welcomed a baby boy.  The professional ballroom dancers had their son on Jan. 4, Sliwinksa told People magazine. "We are extremely happy and in love with him. So far it's been the most amazing experience of my life," the 32-year-old mom said . PHOTOS: The celebrity parenting handbook "Even though I've been told how incredible it is to be a mom, I never imagined I would enjoy so much every minute spent with my little munchkin.
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SPORTS
July 27, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON - Colombia is a decided underdog against the U.S. in its second-round group-play match in women's soccer Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. But forward Orianica Velasquez believes the team has a Cinderella performance in it and, given the path she's taken to the Olympic Games, she knows a thing or two about Cinderella stories. Velasquez, who will begin her senior season at Indiana University in the fall, was identified as a real soccer player while playing Betty, a ficitional one, on Colombian TV. A high school classmate at Bogota's Colegio Americano, who was an actress, asked Velasquez to audition for a walk-on role in a soccer-themed teen soap opera called "Juego Limpio" (or "Fair Play")
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
There will be no more days of his life at this Malibu retreat. Soap star Drake Hogestyn has sold his Tuscan-style two-story home for $4.45 million. Built in 2002, the 6,616-square-foot house features wood-beam ceilings, French doors, hardwood floors, decks and balconies. There are three fireplaces, a den/library, an office, five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The living room and the master suite sun deck have ocean views. The nearly one acre of grounds includes mature sycamore trees, a swimming pool with a spa, a sports court and an orchard.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
A sudden frenzy erupted among fans of South Korean soap opera star Bae Yong-joon as he left his Tokyo hotel in a car Friday, leaving nine Japanese women hurt and prompting an apology from Bae. The women taken to a hospital had bruises and other minor injuries, said Tokyo Fire Department spokeswoman Yuko Masuda. Another official said the injured women were all between the ages of 40 and 60.
NEWS
May 28, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizabeth Sung isn't going to march in a protest or gather in a vigil, nor will she be passing out flyers or standing on a soapbox. But "The Young and the Restless" soap star says she is an AIDS activist, though she prefers "a quiet activism." "I'm showing my activism by telling my story," says the actress who plays Luan Volien on the CBS soap. Sung's brother, fashion designer Philip Sung, died of AIDS in 1985.
HOME & GARDEN
October 8, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
A restored Bel-Air estate, built in 1932 and designed by architect Gerard Colcord, is on the market at $12.95 million. The gated traditional home, which today has eight bedrooms and 10 1/2 bathrooms in about 10,000 square feet, was one of Colcord's last French farmhouses. Known as the Horton House for its original owners, it has been home to such Hollywood personalities as former Univision Chairman and Chief Executive Jerry Perenchio, actor Bob Newhart and soap star Deidre Hall , according to "Colcord Home" by Bret Parsons.
HOME & GARDEN
April 15, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Soap star Peter Reckell and his wife, singer Kelly Moneymaker, have listed their custom-built eco-friendly home in Brentwood for $6,499,000. The couple had their original home on the site torn down, crated and shipped to Mexico for reuse by Habitat for Humanity. Then they designed and built a three-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary that maximizes solar power and cross-ventilation. Along with an indoor/outdoor koi pond, a meditation fountain and a solar infinity pool, outdoor amenities include a 16th century East Indian temple that was turned into a portico and frames views of the Santa Monica Conservancy.
MAGAZINE
October 7, 1990 | ROBIN TUCKER
SOAP OPERA LOVERS are as rabid about their passion as sports fans are about theirs. And if actor Jim Warren, creator of Soap Star! trading cards, has his way, you may soon be hearing, "I'll trade you a Billy Warlock for a Melissa Brennan." A Soap Star!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1985
Soap Star to Ride With Police:Joseph Mascolo, star of NBC-TV's "Days of Our Lives," will join the Santa Ana Police Department for one shift when he rides on patrol with Officer Mike Hamann this afternoon. Hamann's wife won a lunch date with a daytime soap star in a contest and her date turned out to be Mascolo, who plays the infamous Stefano di Mera, a character often at odds with law enforcement. She told him about her husband's work and the ride-along was arranged.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Dancing With the Stars" alum Edyta Sliwinska is pregnant with her first child! The lithe ballroom dancer and her husband, Alec Mazo, are expecting a baby, she told People. "I'm due in January and we are having a boy," Sliwinska, 32, said. "We've been together for 13 years; married for six. We were both so ready for it and we've been planning on this for the past couple of years. " PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom Sliwinska and Mazo married Sept. 1, 2007 and competed in the Latin ballroom dance circuit before joining the ABC reality competition when it debuted in 2005.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
There's really nothing Snoop Dogg can't do. The multi-platinum rapper has already amassed an impressive resume in his more than two-decade career. He's been a pimp, an occasional actor, a spokesman for everything from flavored malt liquor to Hot Pockets and is currently moonlighting as a reggae singer (we're still getting used to calling him Snoop Lion). Now, Snoop can add one more notable yet deeply weird accomplishment under his belt: soap star. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times For those not looped into the current happenings in the world of daytime soaps, the rapper has lately been dropping in on the classic soap “One Life to Live.”  Snoop is playing himself during his four-episode stint, which started Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By T.L. Stanley
Alyssa Milano has been in fairly racy series in her television career, such as the bed-hopping-crazy "Melrose Place," but she needed persuading to star in a drama called "Mistresses. " By its very title, not to mention its ongoing focus on infidelity, the ABC primetime soap seemed to the veteran actress to be a potential lightning rod. Milano, who eventually signed on as one of the four leading ladies, said she could just imagine the angry tweets when word leaked about a U.S. version of the hit BBC series.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Soap star Drake Hogestyn is ready to sell the Malibu retreat where he has no doubt spent many days of his life. It is up for sale at $4.995 million. The Tuscan-style two-story, built in 2002, features wood-beam ceilings, French doors, hardwood floors, decks and balconies. There are fireplaces in the living room, family room and master suite of the 6,616-square-foot house, which has a total of five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The grounds of about an acre include a circular driveway, a swimming pool, sycamore trees, fruit trees and an herb garden.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Soap star Peter Reckell and his wife, singer Kelly Moneymaker, have sold their custom-built, eco-friendly home in Brentwood for $3.35 million. Before building the 3,345-square-foot house, the couple had their previous home on the site torn down, crated and shipped to Mexico for reuse by Habitat for Humanity. Then they designed and built a three-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary that uses solar power. Green elements include a photovoltaic system with battery backup, Solatube skylights, recycled glass terrazzo floors with radiant heating, recycled denim and organic cotton insulation, bamboo cabinets and doors, a roof garden and a water reclamation system.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
Maybe she'll get a Pitbull glow stick as consolation. Alas, someone had to have the distinct displeasure of being the first to be kicked out of the glitterverse in this “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” season. And while she was a fan favorite, the first couple to unceremoniously get the boot at the end of a very long, two-hour results show were Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus. And while I'll be sad to see our bonny Irish lad go, I don't think anyone could say they were much surprised at the outcome - even the “Baywatch” star herself.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Jennifer Aniston and her actor boyfriend Justin Theroux may have just gotten engaged, but the wedding bells we really want to know about are the ones for billionaire financier George Soros. The scene: The Hamptons. The ring: A diamond in a rose-gold setting. The fiance: 82 years old. Soros popped the question to his lady love of about four years, businesswoman Tamiko Bolton. The MBA-degreed Bolton operates a website about yoga, according to Reuters. And she's 40 years old. In 1992, when she was of college age, Soros made his name by earning $1 billion from his investments off of the British pound.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
Remember Rick Springfield? How about Jack Wagner? Most pop fans know that they're in the celebrity graveyard reserved for daytime soap-opera stars who double as pop singers. And cynics are already setting aside a plot for Michael Damian. The handsome, 27-year-old star of "The Young and the Restless" is the latest daytime soap star to have a hit single. His remake of David Essex's 1974 hit "Rock On" went to No. 1 recently and his new single, "Cover of Love," is moving briskly up the charts.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Jennifer Aniston and her actor boyfriend Justin Theroux may have just gotten engaged, but the wedding bells we really want to know about are the ones for billionaire financier George Soros. The scene: The Hamptons. The ring: A diamond in a rose-gold setting. The fiance: 82 years old. Soros popped the question to his lady love of about four years, businesswoman Tamiko Bolton. The MBA-degreed Bolton operates a website about yoga, according to Reuters. And she's 40 years old. In 1992, when she was of college age, Soros made his name by earning $1 billion from his investments off of the British pound.
SPORTS
July 27, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON - Colombia is a decided underdog against the U.S. in its second-round group-play match in women's soccer Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. But forward Orianica Velasquez believes the team has a Cinderella performance in it and, given the path she's taken to the Olympic Games, she knows a thing or two about Cinderella stories. Velasquez, who will begin her senior season at Indiana University in the fall, was identified as a real soccer player while playing Betty, a ficitional one, on Colombian TV. A high school classmate at Bogota's Colegio Americano, who was an actress, asked Velasquez to audition for a walk-on role in a soccer-themed teen soap opera called "Juego Limpio" (or "Fair Play")
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