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October 10, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
Inspired by the Death Cab for Cutie song of the same name, "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" in fact hews pretty closely to not only the lyrics' incredibly romantic sentiment but its views on the afterlife. Unfortunately, those ideas get muddled by a setup with a religious bent that's never fully explored and an instance of euthanasia that's only tenuously related to the central plot. For Mark Edwin Robinson's movie is ultimately a horror flick: Reeling from the recent deaths of her parents, Sophia (Mischa Barton)
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April 2, 2014 | By Meg James
Daytime TV talk show ratings have surged this season, and the jockeying between the competing shows has been heating up. Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday welcomed back fan favorites, the British cousins Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie Mcclelland, to her Warner Bros.-produced syndicated show. The frilly pink-dressed girls' initial visits more than two years ago were instrumental in helping DeGeneres recruit legions of teenagers and young women to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," as well as her YouTube channel.
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July 15, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
In trying to give a modern twist to "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan's" bestselling story of women and friendship in 19th century China, director Wayne Wang has been tripped up by his chick-lit tendencies. He should have trusted that author Lisa See's moving portrait of two girls bound by fate, custom and circumstance (as tightly and at times as painfully as the cloth that wraps and warps their feet) would be enough. Instead, he's weighted down the big-screen version with a couple of 21st century Sex in Shanghai-styled BFFs who've had a nasty falling-out.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Legendary -- "very famous or well-known" -- How a Jackson County Spelling Bee coordinator  two weeks ago described running out of words to give to seventh-grader Kush Sharma and fifth-grader Sophia Hoffman in Kansas City, Mo. The pair survived 66 rounds before the list of words was exhausted. Slobber -- " to let saliva or liquid flow from your mouth " -- One of the words spelled Saturday when the pair reconnected for another 29 rounds. Boodle -- " a collection or lot of persons " -- What the Helzberg Auditorium at the Kansas City Central Library saw Saturday, forcing organizers to set up a television outside, allowing more people to see the duel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1994 | JOHN DART
"Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding, for her income is better than silver and her revenue better than gold. --Proverbs 3:13-18 "The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago." --Wisdom, speaking in Proverbs 8:22 "Wisdom ( Sophia ) is vindicated by all her children."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In "Deception," a new mystery serial premiering Monday on NBC, Megan Goode plays Joanna Locasta, a San Francisco police detective recruited by the FBI - by her ex-partner/ex-boyfriend (Laz Alonso), specifically - to go undercover among the family of her former best friend, the victim of a suspicious drug overdose. The family, in whose house Joanna grew up - her mother was their maid - is, of course, rich and powerful and ridiculously dysfunctional. Not only that, but also, in the words of Joanna's FBI handler and ex-boyfriend, "They've been under investigation for stock manipulation for the last nine years," suggesting that the family is very clever, or that the authorities are very distracted.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Legendary -- "very famous or well-known" -- How a Jackson County Spelling Bee coordinator  two weeks ago described running out of words to give to seventh-grader Kush Sharma and fifth-grader Sophia Hoffman in Kansas City, Mo. The pair survived 66 rounds before the list of words was exhausted. Slobber -- " to let saliva or liquid flow from your mouth " -- One of the words spelled Saturday when the pair reconnected for another 29 rounds. Boodle -- " a collection or lot of persons " -- What the Helzberg Auditorium at the Kansas City Central Library saw Saturday, forcing organizers to set up a television outside, allowing more people to see the duel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1985 | LISA LEVITT RYCKMAN, Associated Press
When Sophia saw the numbers in the newspaper, she knew she was alone. There had been five children with AIDS in the city, and now there was one--the one asleep in the next room. "It's been a month since I've cried about him," Sophia said of her 3-year-old son, Alonzo. She fingers the brim of her red straw hat, leans across the kitchen table and talks about being a single mother with a child suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1986
I take exception with Marshall McNott, whose letter, after praising the acting in "The Color Purple" continued: "Its script, however, could have been written by the staunchest of feminists." However suggests that meritorious work and staunch feminists are mutually exclusive--as though the work of feminists could not, by virtue of its authority, ever be worthy of "high credits." While the major male characters in "The Color Purple" are unsympathetic, to say the least, consider: the guitar player in Shug's band, who tries to dissuade Sophia from the course of action that lands her in jail; Shug's husband, Grady, a conciliator in tense circumstances; Sophia's friend, Buster, who offers the enlightened sentiment that he doesn't "fight my woman's battles for her. My job is to love her and take her where she wants to go."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
This Tuesday was all about cuts - first news from ABC that “Dancing With the Stars” would be narrowed to just one day a week next season. And then, of course, whittling down one more couple before the “DWTS” Season 16 Finals next week. But this was “DWTS'” 300th episode, and the show was in a mood to celebrate. So it was with little tears and much fanfare that hunky actor Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson were deemed the next couple eliminated. Everyone could see this coming a mile away, including Ingo himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
The South By Southwest Film Festival kicks off Friday with the world premiere of Jon Favreau's new low-budget comedy “Chef,” with some other high-profile films debuting over the next few days, including “Neighbors” with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne, and the much anticipated big-screen continuation of the cult television show “Veronica Mars.” But SXSW also serves as a vital launching pad for talents on the verge of discovery....
NEWS
January 12, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
To complement the dramatic, black and gold Andrew Gn gown worn by Juliana Margulies -- star of "The Good Wife" and Golden Globe nominee for lead actress in a TV drama -- makeup artists Molly R. Stern went for what she calls an "Italian-inspired smoky cat eye. " Stern started with L'Oreal's black liquid eyeliner and created a swooping cat eye toward the outer corner.  "I took it really heavy at the edge of the eye," Stern said.  "It's Sophia Loren-inspired...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
Inspired by the Death Cab for Cutie song of the same name, "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" in fact hews pretty closely to not only the lyrics' incredibly romantic sentiment but its views on the afterlife. Unfortunately, those ideas get muddled by a setup with a religious bent that's never fully explored and an instance of euthanasia that's only tenuously related to the central plot. For Mark Edwin Robinson's movie is ultimately a horror flick: Reeling from the recent deaths of her parents, Sophia (Mischa Barton)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - "Even if you're little, you can do a lot" sings the spirited 5-year-old heroine of "Matilda, the Musical," the Broadway hit adapted from the children's classic by Roald Dahl. The lyrics are a message of self-empowerment for Matilda, a Dostoyevsky-reading prodigy neglected by her dim-witted, vulgar parents. For the four young actresses who share the role onstage, the words are a mantra for making it through the frenzied run-up to Sunday night's Tony Awards, where "Matilda" is nominated in 12 categories.
SPORTS
May 31, 2013
When: 5 PDT. Where: AT&T Center. On the air: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 1-0, Silver Stars 0-1. Record vs. Silver Stars in 2012: 1-3. Update: The Sparks won their opener, beating the Seattle Storm, 102-69, for their largest margin of victory in franchise history. Six Sparks scored in double figures, including Kristi Toliver (17) and Nneka Ogwumike (15). The Silver Stars lost their season opener to Indiana, 79-64. Even though the Silver Stars dominated the Sparks during the regular season last year, the Sparks swept them in the playoffs to advance to the Western Conference finals.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
This Tuesday was all about cuts - first news from ABC that “Dancing With the Stars” would be narrowed to just one day a week next season. And then, of course, whittling down one more couple before the “DWTS” Season 16 Finals next week. But this was “DWTS'” 300th episode, and the show was in a mood to celebrate. So it was with little tears and much fanfare that hunky actor Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson were deemed the next couple eliminated. Everyone could see this coming a mile away, including Ingo himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2010 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Macy Palmer would be living the life of a normal Midwestern 16-year-old girl, if only the Scythians hadn't driven her family from their Minnesota home. Or perhaps the blame lies with the spreading plague, or the rival Imperial army -- it's hard to say. Exactly who or what is the cause for the chaos in "Total Oblivion, More or Less" is not as important as how it reshapes Macy's world. She's a smarter-than-average teenager with a mildly dysfunctional family. Her flirtatious older sister, Sophia, plans to skip traditional college and become a midwife, not exactly the path their father, an astronomy professor, might have chosen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Actor Trinidad Silva, best known for his roles as a Latino gang member in the "Hill Street Blues" television series and the movie "Colors," was killed and his wife and son were injured when their pickup truck was struck by a drunk driver in Whittier, police reported Monday. "This is a great loss to a lot of people," fellow actor Edward James Olmos said Monday. "(Silva) was a man who had committed himself totally to his craft, one of the most gifted persons I've worked with.
NEWS
April 14, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Katy Perry, Sophia Bush, Julianne Hough, director and actor Eli Roth and more stepped away from the Coachella Music and Arts Festival grounds Friday to fete ShopBazaar , Harper's Bazaar's editor-run e-commerce site. The Gene Autry pool at the Parker Palm Springs hotel was transformed into a desert oasis with flowing Champagne, bikinis and shopping. Harper's Bazaar fashion market and accessories director Nicole Fritton and HapersBazaar.com director Joyann King put together a ShopBazaar pop-up shop at the pool.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic, This post has been corrected. See the note below.
In 1982, Sarah Jessica Parker, who 16 years later would play Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City," played a smart, suburban teenage outsider on Anne Beatts' paean to high school unpopularity, "Square Pegs. " And now Carrie Bradshaw is being played as a smart, suburban teenage outsider, in 1984, by AnnaSophia Robb, in a rather charming "Sex and the City" prequel, "The Carrie Diaries," premiering Monday on the CW. Apart from the hair (crinkly) and the height (short), Robb does not particularly resemble the young Parker, whom she is playing, in a sense, and whose features are delicate where Parker's are strong.
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