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June 27, 2009 | Jon Thurber
Hermien M. Lee, a Beverly Hills nutritionist who taught her no-nonsense approach to eating right to a variety of stars including Ann-Margret, Joan Lunden, Suzanne Somers and Robert Wagner, has died. She was 92. Lee died of heart failure June 18 in Nashville, where she had been recovering from a Christmas Eve fall in which she broke her hip and elbow.
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SCIENCE
September 5, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Astronomers studying dying stars' colorful cast-offs have discovered a mysterious pattern: Some planetary nebulae in the Milky Way galaxy's central bulge are strangely aligned, according to a study to be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The findings by two University of Manchester researchers provide insight into how the stars behind these nebulae formed - and what unknown forces near the Milky Way heart could have pulled them into formation, said astrophysicist and lead author Bryan Rees.
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times is pleased to have tennis legend Martina Navaratilova guest-blogging while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Each week, Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Navratilova's thoughts. which she offered via email, heading into the first night of competition. Q: Why did you decide to compete? It really comes down to two things: First, I've always been set on facing my fears and ever since I was 14 and my parents put me in a ballroom dancing class, I've had this terrible fear of dancing in public -- I don't even like dancing by myself!
SPORTS
November 26, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver , who blogged for The Times while winning "Dancing With the Stars" last season, spent some time discussing this season's competition with Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Driver, a Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowl player, offered his thoughts via email. Q: Are you surprised that Emmitt Smith was eliminated just before the finals? Most people had him favored to win. I was a bit surprised, but that's the nature of the competition.
NEWS
August 6, 2012 | By Leon Legothetis
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. --Colette  Well into the third week of the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally , I arrived in the eastern Kazakhstani town of Balkesh. The sun was no more. Steve and I had driven about 12 hours and were looking forward to relaxing before we headed off toward Russia in the morning. We bumped into a few other ralliers who were getting ready to camp for the night. They invited us along but we decided to go to the local hotel instead.¿ That was a bad mistake.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Yes, it's true. The new "Dancing With the Stars" lineup has been announced--but before continuing on to learn who made the cut, take the time to open another tab on your Web browser: Some of the names might require a search. Not exactly a good starting off point for the long-running competition show, which has seen its ratings come down a bit the last couple of seasons. Its most recent season, an All-Star edition featuring past contestants, wrapped last November with 16.73 million viewers, down 27% from the previous fall's finale.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
It's a very special evening, ballroom fans. The All-Stars season is finally upon us! And this “celebration of the best of the best” is like a who's who of “Dancing With the Stars”-dom. Former champions and also-rans! Controversial figures! Boy banders! Olympians!  Each couple performed a fox trot or the cha-cha. Though with so many shiny stars swirling and twirling around in the coveted Mirrorball trophy's glittery orbit, it was hard to focus on just one. As head judge Len Goodman said, what was good has to be great, and what was great has to be exceptional.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2010
Michael Mann is a visual stylist of the highest order, but he has gotten signature performances from elite actors. He reflects on some of them: Daniel Day-Lewis in "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992) "There's a tremendous confidence that you get as an actor that you as a man or as a woman can do what your character does. If you're playing Daniel Boone and you know that you can be dumped into wilderness and have breakfast, lunch and dinner, four seasons a year, and survive, it shows.
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