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May 21, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The only thing worse than spoilers of your favorite TV show are … bogus spoilers. As part of the media frenzy leading to Wednesday's “Nashville” season finale, ABC released these admittedly juicy but nonetheless not “spoiler-worthy” tid bits: “A shadow has been cast over country music's biggest night: Juliette discovers a letter from Jolene revealing her mother's true feelings; Rayna and Deacon's fairytale evening at the CMA Awards,...
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SPORTS
November 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 A year ago, Palos Verdes came on strong at the end of the regular season and dominated during the playoffs en route to winning the Northern Division championship. The Sea Kings are doing it again. They could easily be 9-0 but final-minute losses to Narbonne and Newport Harbor have them at 7-2 and they are ranked No. 1 in this week's Northern Division rankings. A win over Peninsula on Friday will give Palos Verdes another Bay League championship. The team once again relies on a variety of players.
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SPORTS
October 27, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
GAMES TO WATCH No. 7 Missouri (7-0) at No. 14 Nebraska (6-1) Saturday, 12:30 p.m., ESPN Nebraska started the season with the clearest path to the national title, but an Oct. 16 home loss to Texas has thrust the Cornhuskers into the spoiler's role. Nebraska ended Oklahoma State's unbeaten season last week in Stillwater. The pick: Nebraska. No. 5 Michigan State (8-0) at No. 18 Iowa (5-2) Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 Michigan State, off to its best start since 1966, faces the last formidable foe on its Big Ten schedule.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
With the "Breaking Bad" series finale coming this weekend, it's certain that a flurry of spoilers are going to be plastered across Facebook and Twitter. But there is a way to avoid seeing them without having to spend Sunday night under a rock. A free iPhone and iPad app that launched this week called Spoiler Shield claims to be able to block spoilers from "Breaking Bad" while still giving users access to other content on their Facebook and Twitter feeds. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 Besides "Breaking Bad," Spoiler Shield can also block spoilers from about 30 other TV shows as well as NFL and Major League Baseball results.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Spoiler alert: Romeo and Juliet die, Scarlett doesn't love Ashley but Rhett walks out anyway, the Ring of Power is destroyed, Moby-Dick wins, Laura Palmer was killed by her father, and Soylent Green is people. Sorry if you haven't read or seen the above works and now feel that I have just ruined them and possibly your life by revealing the endings, but I'm trying to make a point. Endings are just as important as beginnings and as such are fair game for commentary and opinion without having to hem and haw and insert childish "stop reading here" warnings to avoid being slapped around by the spoiler-alert police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2012 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
A "Desperate Housewives" producer drew gasps from a packed courtroom Thursday when he revealed that a major character dies in an episode airing this weekend. George Perkins, an executive producer, disclosed the plot twist under questioning by a lawyer for actress Nicollette Sheridan, who is suing the show's creator and studio for wrongful termination stemming from the elimination of her character, Edie Britt. Asked if any other character of Edie's prominence had been killed off, Perkins shifted uncomfortably in his seat before answering.
SPORTS
November 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 A year ago, Palos Verdes came on strong at the end of the regular season and dominated during the playoffs en route to winning the Northern Division championship. The Sea Kings are doing it again. They could easily be 9-0 but final-minute losses to Narbonne and Newport Harbor have them at 7-2 and they are ranked No. 1 in this week's Northern Division rankings. A win over Peninsula on Friday will give Palos Verdes another Bay League championship. The team once again relies on a variety of players.
NEWS
September 28, 2004
Regarding "Path of Destruction?" on Panama's Darien Gap jungle [Sept. 21]: Your country used to be wilderness. Then your forefathers, overcrowded EU escapees, killed the Indians and turned it into a "teak farm." Now your generation has changed its wilderness into a "plastic theme park." Timo Alonen Kuopio, Finland
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2009
On the front page of Saturday's Calendar section, you published a major spoiler about the episode of "Battlestar Galactica" that aired the night before ["Finally, a Cylonic Secret Revealed," by Geoff Boucher, Jan. 17]. I had not had an opportunity to view the show yet, and had been trying to avoid learning any secrets about the show until I did so. The article had no spoiler warning, and included a photograph that ensured that even a casual glance would give the secret away. I am a longtime Times subscriber and do not read your paper to have my enjoyment of TV shows ruined.
SPORTS
September 19, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: vs. San Diego Padres Friday through Sunday: at Arizona Diamondbacks Dodger Stadium's final look at a pennant race will come this week with the home team relegated to the role of spoiler against the division-leading Padres. "That's our job now," Manager Joe Torre said. "Hopefully we'll play that way. " The Dodgers haven't had much of an impact on the race so far since they have losing records against both the Padres and San Francisco Giants this season.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
As the Angels packed their bags, Albert Pujols extended his hand to Mark Trumbo. "Take care. Finish strong," Pujols said. "I'll be in touch. " This was all wrong. Trumbo and the Angels were headed to Texas, to try to knock the Rangers out of the playoffs. Pujols was headed home, his season ended by injury in July. BOX SCORE: Angels 3, Oakland 1 Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto were headed to Texas too, neither one sure of whether he would be working for the Angels next week.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
It's time for some real-life “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.” Spoiler alert: Agent/reality star Josh Flagg has sold his Century City-area condo. The 1,601-square-foot, 17th-story unit is in the I.M Pei-designed Century Towers. Building features include a doorman, concierge, valet parking, a swimming pool and tennis courts. Flagg spent two years remodeling the two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium, replacing interior walls and upgrading the contemporary space. Although the Multiple Listing Service shows the unit sold for $1.3 million, Flagg said he also sold the new owner all the furnishings, collected from his travels around the world, for a total of $1.825 million.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Whether you catch or miss the season opener of Bravo's “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” on Aug. 7 you'll be way behind the real-life story. A partial recap from the news release: “As Josh Flagg finds a new enthusiasm for work, the pressures in his personal life begin to mount. Although Josh loves his bachelor pad in their L.A. high-rise, his partner Colton wants to start fresh and move into the comforts of a humble abode leaving Josh at a crossroads.” Spoiler: Flagg, who has been on the series since it started in 2006, closed this week on a Spanish-style home in Hollywood Hills West, paying $1.6 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan paid a visit Sunday night to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition, “ From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in 'Breaking Bad.' " Before a sold-out audience of several hundred fans, Gilligan sat for a conversation with eminent newsman Charlie Rose. Over the course of the 75-minute chat, he discussed the exact point at which Walt “broke bad” (Gilligan placed it in episode 4 of the first season, when he declines to accept money for his cancer treatment and decides to cook more crystal meth instead)
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Desiree Hartsock of "The Bachelorette" and her wannabe suitors will go dating in some of Germany's most scenic places during the fifth episode of the reality TV show Monday night. It's the first time she has ever been to Europe, on or off the show. But first, an update: Hartsock, 27, started out with 25 bachelors but has winnowed the pack down to 11. Despite all the usual bachelor tension, she takes seven of her entourage up a gondola to the top of snowy Zugspitze , the highest peak in the country at almost 10,000 feet, according to the show's website.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The only thing worse than spoilers of your favorite TV show are … bogus spoilers. As part of the media frenzy leading to Wednesday's “Nashville” season finale, ABC released these admittedly juicy but nonetheless not “spoiler-worthy” tid bits: “A shadow has been cast over country music's biggest night: Juliette discovers a letter from Jolene revealing her mother's true feelings; Rayna and Deacon's fairytale evening at the CMA Awards,...
OPINION
November 12, 2000
Let's admit it, in this election, spoiler Ralph Nader will be forever remembered as the nadir. SUZANNE SCHECHTER Oxnard
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's taken eight seasons, but "How I Met Your Mother" finally delivered on Monday night its essential promise: the identity of "the Mother" was revealed. For those who don't want to know, turn away here. On the show's eighth season finale, the identity of the woman who had previously been seen only behind the yellow umbrella was revealed. And contrary to everyone's previous speculation, it was not anyone already part of the comedy's cast. PHOTOS: 'How I Met Your Mother': The women in Ted's journey The actress' name is Cristin Milioti, and though fans of "30 Rock" and "The Sopranos" may remember her from her guest appearances on those shows, she's best known for her Tony-nominated role in the Broadway musical "Once.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
We would like to nominate Jennie Lamere for the Nobel TV prize if there were one. Lamere is a 17-year-old high schooler who has developed a browser plug-in that will block tweets with TV spoilers. Twivo, a plug-in for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers that will be available to everyone in a few weeks, blocks tweets if it detects keywords that may reveal important details about a show users may want to watch. After installing Twivo, users activate the plugin whenever one of their shows is going to come on. They also designate keywords, or tags, to tell Twivo which tweets to block.
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