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SPORTS
January 22, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels have signed utility infielder Ian Stewart, a former Westminster La Quinta High star who was a first-round pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2003, to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Stewart has a career .232 average with a .319 on-base percentage and .417 slugging percentage, 59 home runs and 204 runs batted in over six seasons, five with the Rockies and one with the Chicago Cubs. The 29-year-old third baseman and second baseman was suspended for 10 games without pay by the Cubs last season for going on a Twitter rant about his reduced role in the organization, a violation of the loyalty clause in his contract.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It is, Kristen Stewart agrees, just like falling in love. "It's just a very familiar, necessary feeling when you read a script you want to do," the actress says, coming alive at just the memory. "I've gone with my gut, taken a lot of the thinking away, and been very lucky. "As an artist," she continues, her energy rising, "If you view what you do as product, you'll never do anything true to yourself, never do anything you're proud of. I've never thought, 'My career should go in this direction.' There's no way to be tactical for me. " PHOTOS: Sundance Film Festival 2014 | The Scene Stewart got that familiar feeling when she read writer-director Peter Sattler's script for "Camp X-Ray," which has its debut Friday as part of the Sundance Film Festival's dramatic competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appeared on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Wednesday to discuss his new memoir, "Duty," which has stirred up the Washington chattering class for its criticisms of President Obama. Gates arrived wearing a very visible neck brace, which Stewart couldn't help but reference. "Apparently you wrote about Chris Christie and there was retribution," Stewart said. Gates actually suffered a fall on New Year's Day in his home in Washington State and fractured his first vertebrae.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
There's little doubt who's the best player in the City Section after a little more than a month of action. That would be Elijah Stewart of Westchester. He had 33 points in his latest performance, a 101-63 Western League victory over Venice. Fairfax defeated LACES, 70-33. Lindsey Drew had 14 points and Donald Gipson 12 points. Palisades defeated Hamilton. In the East Valley League, Poly helf off Grant, 65-61. Cesar Reyes had 22 points and Mario Castaneda 15. In the West Valley League, Taft defeated Birmingham, 67-50.
SPORTS
January 9, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR's Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since breaking his right leg in an Aug. 5 crash, said Thursday he would be ready for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23. "I'm 100% confident when I get here in February I'll be fine to drive and race and be able to do everything I need to do," Stewart told reporters at Florida's Daytona International Speedway. Teams were scheduled to hold the first of two days of testing at Daytona on Thursday but the session was delayed by rain. The Daytona 500 is the season opener for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series.
SPORTS
January 8, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
James Stewart looked poised to win the season-opening supercross race at Angel Stadium until he went flying off his motorcycle in a crash. But the two-time champion said he's put the wreck behind him and remains confident as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Phoenix for its second race Saturday night. "I felt like this was the best I've been riding in years and this was the best I've felt on a motorcycle in years," Stewart, 28, said in a statement after his 17th-place finish Saturday night in Anaheim.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Macy's announced Thursday that they had settled a lawsuit that accused Stewart's company of violating an exclusivity agreement by selling products at rival chain J.C. Penney. Neither MSLO nor Macy's disclosed terms of the arrangement. Macy's said the deal doesn't affect its ongoing suit against J.C. Penney. The tussle stemmed from Stewart's 2011 deal to sell home goods in J.C. Penney stores and for the retailer to snap up a nearly 17% share of MSLO.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2014
Macy's and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia say they have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit involving J.C. Penney. But Macy's said the settlement does not impact its lawsuit against J.C. Penney Co., which is still ongoing. Macy's Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. said Thursday that their settlement terms are confidential and not material to their businesses. Both companies said that they look forward to "a continued, successful partnership together. " Macy's has had an exclusive merchandising contract with Martha Stewart since 2006, including items like bedding and bath products.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's a rare thing to see a comedian get turned into a blubbering mess of tears on national TV, but that's exactly what happened Thursday night as "The Daily Show" bid farewell to one of their own. Longtime correspondent (and recent fill-in host) John Oliver left the show this week to start his own comedy show on HBO. And as a way of sending him off in style, Stewart faked Oliver into thinking he was doing a comedy bit on nuts left around Buckingham Palace for the queen to snack on and then pulled a switcheroo and presented him with a "greatest hits" tribute.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Back in the most heated days of the Iraq war, Erik Prince and his private security firm Blackwater were all over the news with reports of its contracted soldiers creating a touchy political situation alongside the United States' enlisted men on the field of battle. On Tuesday, Prince visited Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" to plug his new book, "Civilian Warriors" and attempt to set forth his own side of what's gone on over the past decade. Stewart gave Prince the whole, "Can you stick around?"
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