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SPORTS
October 6, 2001 | SAM FARMER
They are separated by the San Francisco Bay, the color of their uniforms and little else. These days, Jose Cortez and Sebastian Janikowski are leading parallel lives. It seems that way, at least, with 49er Cortez leading the league in scoring (31 points) and Janikowski right behind (30) for the Raiders. Both players were weaned on soccer, came to the United States in their early teens, and didn't play football until their last years of high school.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Gwyneth Paltrow was named the world's most beautiful woman by People magazine on Wednesday, and she was clearly feeling foxy when she turned up at the premiere for her new film, "Iron Man 3," later that day. The 40-year-old actress walked onto the red carpet in a jaw-dropper of a gown with sheer side panels that showed off her taut derriere. Paltrow, however, said she selected the Antonio Berardi dress because the top portion reminded her of a superhero -- not because she wanted to flaunt her figure.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
When it comes to our commercial moviegoing, there are some pretty basic staples. Romances. Comedies. Animated adventures. Superhero films. Check the upper echelons of Box Office Mojo in any given year and you'll find the list rife with them. But lately a different cinema species seems to be slipping in: the history-lesson film. “Lincoln,” the exemplar of the form, took in a whopping $182 million during the most recent award season -- more than any other Oscar contender, which tended to contain plenty of other serious overtones, and more than heavily hyped sequels such as “Men in Black 3” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” which did not. REVIEW: Pleasing '42' has Jackie Robinson's number And then once again this weekend we found ourselves very interested in a spin through the charged past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1988 | JOHN JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
It's Friday night at the drive-in. As the pale-skinned hero of the season's hot new martial-arts flick snaps the bones of the Asian archvillain, the Winnetka 6 erupts in honking horns and flashing headlights. The movie that has the big-wheeled pickups beeping is "Bloodsport." Advertised as the true story of an American who defeated all comers 13 years ago in a no-holds-barred international tournament of warriors, the movie opened last month at 800 U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The mother of Olympic sprint champion Florence Griffith Joyner filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against her son-in-law, Al Joyner, in what she said is part of an escalating family dispute over control of the famed runner's legacy. The four-page complaint includes few specific allegations other than the charge that Joyner failed to "exercise reasonable care to avoid foreseeable risk of harm" to his wife and that "harmful or offensive touching" caused her death.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2011 | By Nicole Sperling and Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
After years writing television shows such as "Starsky and Hutch," "Vegas" and "Crime Story" and producing the series "Miami Vice," Michael Mann left television for film with little intention of returning. The director of such movies such as "The Insider, "The Last of the Mohicans" and most recently "Public Enemies," Mann had fully embraced the world of film: Its long shooting schedules, big budgets and creative autonomy were a perfect fit for his exacting personality. Then a new HBO script, set in the world of horse racing and penned by David Milch ("Deadwood," "NYPD Blue")
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | SUSAN PATERNO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ruth Deadmon, a near mute, waits outside the office of Dr. Daniel Truong, desperately hoping her voice can be restored. Deadmon is typical of Truong's patients: She awoke one day with what she thought was laryngitis. It has lasted seven years. Deadmon's condition has become so severe she sometimes cannot eat. She no longer answers her phone.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2008
"Superhero Movie," a PG-13 rated genre spoof starring Leslie Nielsen, opens in wide release today but was not screened in advance for critics. The Times review will appear in Monday's Calendar and online as soon as it is available.
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