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ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2013 | By Todd Martens and Gerrick Kennedy
The now-annual Grammy nomination CBS special is the award-show that isn't. No trophies are handed out, but it plays as a 60-minute teaser for what the Grammys will have to come Jan. 26 when the actual awards take place at the Staples Center. Still, it's not without some award-show-like moments. Here are a few standouts.   Where's Drake? Neil Portnow seemed puzzled by Drake's eleventh-hour dropout from the lineup and admitted he didn't know what happened. "Artists and their careers, things change....
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SPORTS
December 5, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
  The full story involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston might not be known for months. It might not ever fully be known. A report released Thursday by the Tallahassee Police Department was graphic, disturbing and contradictory. It was filled with laboratory analysis, statements by the alleged victim and countering affidavits from Winston's teammates. Accusations have been made and civil suits have been threatened. An alleged victim says she was raped by Winston on Dec. 7, 2012, at his apartment, long before anyone knew he would become this year's favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
The kids are all right, but now it's time for senior leadership. This year's Heisman Trophy race, in case you missed it, has become muddled. The bids of non-seniors Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Bryce Petty all got sacked last week in losses. Freshman quarterback Jameis Winston is the top player on the nation's No. 2-ranked team, but his Heisman candidacy has been impaired by an investigation into a possible sexual assault. The Florida state attorney may not make a decision about whether to charge Winston until after Heisman ballots are due, so what's a Heisman voter to do?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
With One Direction, Taylor Swift and and Justin Timberlake claiming trophies during Sunday's broadcast of the "American Music Awards," it's no surprise that the show claimed the week's top award on Twitter. The show was the most tweeted about event on TV last week, generating more than 7 million comments seen by more than 10 million Twitter users, according to Nielsen's SocialGuide rankings. The awards show embraced social media, allowing viewers to watch on ABC.com, YouTube  and other streaming sites.
SPORTS
November 24, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Marcus Allen has seen enough. He's convinced. The 1981 Heisman Trophy winner from USC said Ed Orgeron has sufficiently proved he deserves to drop the interim title and become the Trojans' head football coach. Allen isn't part of any selection committee, but if he were, he would hire Orgeron. "From the depths of despair, from a program that was flat-lining, he has made a tremendous turnaround," said Allen, the first former player to talk to the team after Lane Kiffin was fired Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
ABC has picked up freshman comedies "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife" for full seasons, and ordered four additional episodes of Rebel Wilson-led laffer "Super Fun Night. " But "Back in the Game" looks like it's exiting the field. The September opener of "The Goldbergs," the 1980s-set pseudo-biographical comedy from Adam F. Goldberg, drew a 3.2 in the advertiser-cherished demo and was ABC's best comedy launch in more than a year. And it's held steady since, averaging a solid 7.5 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demo when Live+7 DVR viewing is factored -- a component the networks are increasingly touting.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
NBC has won its sixth straight Tuesday night in the key young adults demographic, though "The Voice" is singing in a lower register this week.    With two hours of "knockout rounds" -- which typically fare worse in the ratings than the preceding "battles" -- "The Voice" fell 15% in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demo to a 3.5, still making it the highest-rated telecast of the night, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "The Biggest Loser," the weight loss show now in its 15th cycle, drew a rating of 1.8, down 10% from last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES 30 for 30 Tennis great Jimmy Connors' late-career run at the 1991 U.S. Open is celebrated in this episode. 5 p.m. ESPN, 6 p.m. ESPN2 NCIS The team works with CGIS, its Coast Guard counterpart, in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The work of abolitionists including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass is recalled.
SPORTS
October 14, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Who needs a Heisman Trophy campaign when you can take your act on the road to play Stanford and Oregon on consecutive weekends? UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is focused on winning games - one at a time - but he can also be his own Heisman campaign when he faces the No. 13 Cardinal and No. 2 Ducks. Hundley knows what a performance in a marquee game can do. All he has to do is rewind the tape and watch Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel against top-ranked Alabama in 2012. The Aggies' victory was the key steppingstone to Manziel's winning the Heisman Trophy.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch
The 65th Emmy Awards took so many of its winners by surprise Sunday night that several were, quite literally, speechless. True, TV's biggest night had its share of repeat winners, notably ABC's "Modern Family" and actresses Claire Danes ("Homeland") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"). But the winners in several of the major acting categories proved the prognosticators wrong. In fact, the first award of the night went to first-time winner Merritt Wever of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" for supporting actress in a comedy series.
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