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November 23, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Immediately following the worldwide simulcast of the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special episode, "The Day of the Doctor," which brought Tenth Doctor David Tennant side by side with Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, and included a brief glimpse of Smith's own coming-soon successor Peter Capaldi and a cameo by Fourth Doctor Tom Baker, the BBC posted another anniversary program. Equally wonderful in its way, written and directed by Fifth Doctor Peter Davison (the cricket-and-celery Doctor)
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March 14, 2014 | By Irene Lechowitzky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Welcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars at night. The days aren't too shabby either, as my husband and I learned on a late February getaway. Be sure to stop at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center (200 Palm Canyon Drive; [760] 767-4205, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?
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June 17, 1985 | From United Press-International
Tom Selleck reportedly makes $4.8 million per season of "Magnum, P.I.," which could buy a lot of pineapple. Selleck's salary was revealed in an article on star wages in Adweek magazine, which said Selleck turned down another $4 million to make the Diet Rite ads that Lee Majors stars in for $500,000-plus. Gavin MacLeod's salary was listed as $1.4 million per "Love Boat" season, which is better than the $60,000-a-year earned by the average real life cruise ship captain.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Gwyneth Paltrow, Diane Kruger, Reese Witherspoon, Gerard Butler AND Benedict Cumberbatch. ... It was a full-on celebrity pileup at the presentation of Hugo Boss' Boss women's collection under the new direction of artistic director Jason Wu. The brand must have spent a fortune to get them all there. But it was a momentous occasion for the German luxury brand founded in 1923 that has been known throughout its history for men's more than women's wear. The inspiration : The designer was inspired by the German brand's modernist headquarters, which are apparently surrounded by lush gardens.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2009 | Associated Press
Matthew Broderick says he's puzzled by the bashing he's received for his actions during the first New York preview of "The Starry Messenger," a new play by good friend Kenneth Lonergan. "We had to rush to our first preview and then I guess we got some press just after one show, which I don't really understand," the actor said. Messages posted on various theater websites said a prompter in the front row needed to assist Broderick with his lines during the Oct. 26 performance of the three-hour play, produced by off-Broadway's New Group.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
A funny thing happened whenever I set out to see Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady.” I'd invite one of my moviegoing pals to join me and then find myself later that evening at “Shame,” “My Week With Marilyn” or the glorious “Pina.” The reviews for “The Iron Lady” weren't all that glowing, but Streep came in for her usual chorus of hosannas. For some reason, this wasn't proving to be much of a lure. Even after the Oscar nominations came out, with two-time winner Streep making history with her 17th nomination, “The Iron Lady” was still a no-go with them.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2010
If you're more of a musical-theater type than a clubber, then Walt Disney Concert Hall will serve up a Champagne-addled distraction. Kristin Chenoweth will perform numbers from her bright and starry repertoire, including "Glee," "Promises, Promises," "Wicked" and much more. The Emmy and Tony winner will be accompanied by a full band and dancers. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 7 and 10:30 p.m. Fri. $74-$191. (323) 850-2000.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
In a little more than 48 hours, we'll have a pretty clear indication of whether Ang Lee's CGI-kissed, 3-D adaptation of "Life of Pi" casts a spell of magic or nausea. Given Lee's resume and undeniable talent, we'll err toward the former, but the international trailer below, released Wednesday in advance of the movie's Friday evening premiere at the New York Film Festival, doesn't exactly soft-sell its charms. Coldplay and Sigur Ros? Computer-generated armies of meerkats and dolphins?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1987 | CATHY DE MAYO and 'BROADWAY: OUR WAY' A Golden West College production of the revue conceived and directed by David F. Anthony. With Yetta Benson, Bradford Bowen, John Blumberg, Marsha Clark, Calvin Coker, Craig Fleming, Michael Hayward, Lorraine Hinz, Laura Pryzgoda, Marcie Ross, Sharon Shedivy, Joni Sheppard and Tom Waite. Musical direction Jane Frank, David F. Anthony. Choreography and staging Janet Miller, David F. Anthony. Set Steven Wolff Craig. Costumes Mary Simpson. Lighting Charles Davis. Sound Scott Steidinger. Plays at 8:30 p.m. today, Aug. 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15. Closes Aug. 15. Tickets $5; with Gold Key card, $4. Patio Theater, Golden West College, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. (714) 895-8378.
Blame the summer. Starry nights and beach weather seem to provide a logic of their own. And although logic is not the strong suit of "Broadway: Our Way" at Golden West College, it already has the only rhyme and reason it needs: a showcase for Orange County talent performing musical theater favorites. That premise--plus lively staging, plenty of polish and the outdoor Patio Theater on a warm, starry night--add up to reason enough. Director David F.
MAGAZINE
March 28, 1999 | Nancy Spiller
The "Van Gogh's Van Goghs" exhibit gift shop, at LACMA through May 16, might well be renamed "Vincent to Go," as museum visitors torture themselves on what Vincentiana merchandise to buy. The array is as dizzying to shoppers as the high noon light of Provence was to the artist.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Immediately following the worldwide simulcast of the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special episode, "The Day of the Doctor," which brought Tenth Doctor David Tennant side by side with Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith, and included a brief glimpse of Smith's own coming-soon successor Peter Capaldi and a cameo by Fourth Doctor Tom Baker, the BBC posted another anniversary program. Equally wonderful in its way, written and directed by Fifth Doctor Peter Davison (the cricket-and-celery Doctor)
SPORTS
November 7, 2013 | Paresh Dave
With only seven horses racing and Seattle Slew the clear favorite, many of the 68,000 people at Hollywood Park thought they had a sure bet picking him to finish among the top three. Yet, few cheers boomed out for Seattle Slew at the finish line that summer day in 1977. The just-anointed Triple Crown winner had been embarrassed in the Swaps Stakes, finishing fourth, 16 lengths behind J.O. Tobin. Some considered it the biggest disappointment in Hollywood Park's history -- until this year, when racetrack owners announced the autumn meet that begins Thursday would be the last season in Hollywood Park's 75-year run. Named by its film industry founders, Hollywood Park began as a glitzy oasis in Inglewood for both the rich and those hoping to strike it rich.
SPORTS
October 19, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
ST. LOUIS - As reality was starting to sink in that the Dodgers had been eliminated, Adrian Gonzalez consoled himself with the idea that he should soon get another chance to reach the World Series. "We're definitely going to have the team again next year," Gonzalez said. Hanley Ramirez is under contract for another year. Clayton Kershaw won't be eligible for free agency until after next season. Gonzalez, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford have multiple years remaining on their contracts.
TRAVEL
October 6, 2013 | By Jane Engle
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - I was inept at moonwalking. My rocket was a dud. And I crashed the space shuttle. Fortunately, I was just an astronaut wannabe and not the real deal. But it's as close as this middle-aged space geek is going to get. That geekiness, inspired by IMAX documentaries on space and news coverage of NASA's final shuttle launch in 2011, was what brought me to Adult Space Academy. The trip was a gift from my wife. The three-day program is among more than a dozen versions of Space Camp, which the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville created more than 30 years ago to give visitors a taste of what it's like to train as an astronaut.
NEWS
October 1, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event : Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10 th  anniversary and honoring the hall's innovative architect Frank Gehry. The performance:   Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied program, beginning with John Cage's "4'33,” consisting of only the hall's ambient sounds -- in other words, no music -- and ending with “When You Wish Upon a Star” in tribute to the Disney family. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Ades, Mahler and Saint-Saens came in between, with Yo-Yo Ma performing the solos and videos by artist Netia Jones showing the hall's phases of development.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
In Hollywood, all that glitters is not gold - or even fool's gold. That's the lesson Anne Ross learned last year while working as a production designer on "The Bling Ring," Sofia Coppola's film about a group of teenagers so desperate to get close to celebrity that they broke into stars' mansions. The movie, in theaters this weekend, is based on the true story of a 2009 crime spree, during which a gaggle of San Fernando Valley youths burglarized the homes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Brian Austin Green, Audrina Patridge and Rachel Bilson.
NEWS
August 26, 1994 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Want a clear view of the night sky in Los Angeles? Go inside and turn on your computer. Astronomy-themed home computer programs have been on the market for several years, but the vast storage capacity of CD-ROMs has launched a new generation of starry software. Two of the more notable of the pack are "Planetary Taxi," a whimsical program aimed at junior high and high school students, and the spectacular Russian-made "Redshift," which turns your computer into a sophisticated planetarium.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
Clint Eastwood stood behind the podium at Monday's “Backstage at the Geffen,” getting ready to present an award to his longtime attorney Bruce Ramer, the founding chairman of the playhouse's board. Host Debbie Allen placed an empty chair beside Eastwood. He turned to it and said “Bruce, what are you doing here? I got in trouble last time I did this,” referring to his appearance at the 2012 Republican National Convention. The annual fundraiser for the Geffen Playhouse was a sell-out, packed with star power that helped raise $1.2 million for the theater's artistic, education and outreach programs.
SPORTS
May 11, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
With its announcement Thursday, Hollywood Park did little to refute the theory that horse racing is a sport in need of hospice. They raced at the Inglewood track Friday, but it wasn't business as usual. Nor will it be the rest of this meeting and the track's final one, which ends Dec. 22. For people in the business, and fans of the sport, the next six months of racing at the place universally known as Hollypark will be an emotional saddle sore. The bulldozers are at the gate.
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