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October 31, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Vanna White is marketing a look-alike doll on cable TV and women's clothes that will allow viewers to coordinate their outfits with those of the dolls. The Home Shopping Network said Tuesday that the Wheel of Fortune letter-turner's line of fashions also includes designer sheets. The merchandise is available only through cable TV.
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June 19, 2003 | Thomas P. Evans, Thomas P. Evans, a computer programmer, is author of "Home From the War" (IUniverse, 2000).
The biography section of libraries has changed. When I was a teenager, the biographies I read were mostly about white men who were athletes, authors, soldiers or presidents. There were exceptions, such as Amelia Earhart and Jackie Robinson. Recently, however, I noticed the selections under Jackson: Anne, Stonewall, Shoeless Joe, Michael, La Toya, Mahalia, Jesse, Scoop (Henry), Andrew, Reggie, Bo.
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NEWS
February 14, 1987 | From the Associated Press
"Wheel of Fortune" game show hostess Vanna White filed a $5.2-million lawsuit Friday in an effort to stop publication of revealing photographs in the May issue of Playboy magazine, her lawyer said. The non-nude photographs, taken in 1982, were not given to Playboy with White's permission, attorney Louis M. Meisinger said. The Los Angeles Superior Court suit claims that a photographer sold the pictures to Playboy for $100,000. Playboy spokeswoman Robyn L.
REAL ESTATE
January 13, 2002 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tennis champ Pete Sampras has purchased a Beverly Hills home in the mid-$8-million range, according to real estate sources not involved in the deal. The house wasn't on the market, but Sampras was said to have been drawn to it by its quiet tennis court. The five-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot-plus house on slightly more than an acre with a swimming pool was described as being in need of refurbishing. The house, with seven bathrooms, was built in the 1930s.
NEWS
December 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Vanna White bought a marriage license in this celebrity-filled ski resort, but wouldn't give a clue as to just when she'll say "I do." Television's 33-year-old "Wheel of Fortune" letter-turner and her fiance, George Santo Pietro, 44, of Brooklyn, N.Y., picked up the $20-permit Thursday at the Pitkin County Courthouse. No one there recognized White, wearing a scarf wrapped tightly around her head, even after she produced her driver's license for identification.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Impressionists, satirists and comedy writers are pondering whether imitation--often regarded as the sincerest form of flattery--may also be the quickest way to a lawsuit. Comedian Rich Little, car dealer Cal Worthington and others said they were gauging the impact of a Supreme Court ruling this week that will allow "Wheel of Fortune" hostess Vanna White to seek damages for an advertisement depicting a futuristic female robot game-show hostess turning the letters on a game-show board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1992 | MICHELLE QUINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A canvas tote bag emblazoned with Elizabeth Taylor's face and James Coburn's autographed cigar case are among the items celebrities have donated for an auction to raise money for AIDS in Ventura County. But at the last minute, one donation had to be returned: Phyllis Diller's underpants. Diller's undergarment was among the autographed posters, scripts and clothes given to AIDS Care Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mirage Hotel here is merely one of several casinos around town where thousands of people come hoping to make a fast buck. This week, more than a thousand others have descended on it in hopes of making a fast pitch.
SPORTS
October 31, 1987
Maybe in the off-season, someone could introduce Kent Hrbek to Vanna White. He really needs to buy a vowel. BRUCE PRESTON Placentia
SPORTS
October 31, 1987
Maybe in the off-season, someone could introduce Kent Hrbek to Vanna White. He really needs to buy a vowel. BRUCE PRESTON Placentia
NEWS
November 29, 2001
When you think of Vanna White, don't think letters--think e-mail. White has been a fixture on TV screens for 19 years, co-starring on the popular game show "Wheel of Fortune." As contestants guess the letters in each hidden-word puzzle, White's job is to reveal the ones they get right. Away from the show's Culver City set, White can't be separated from her laptop computer.
NEWS
July 8, 1999
Don't miss next Thursday's Southern California Living, when we devote the section to crafts--everything from stencils, mosaics and rubber stamps to scrapbooks and crocheting. We'll tell you about the hot crafting trends in home decor and why millions of people are creating things by hand. There will be projects for adults and children, plus lots of local resources. Wondering whether a particular craft is for you? We'll show how little you need to get started.
NEWS
February 27, 1997
White House: President Bill "We'll leave the light on for you" Clinton says he never sold the Lincoln Bedroom. Technically that's true, says Jay Leno. "It's free when you buy the Oval Office." * The Lincoln Bedroom was never sold, Clinton said, "but it does have a very attractive lease rate available with an option to buy." (Alex Kaseberg) * "Motel 1600 was a security nightmare. Guests were often found wandering in the Rose Garden looking for the ice machine."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mirage Hotel here is merely one of several casinos around town where thousands of people come hoping to make a fast buck. This week, more than a thousand others have descended on it in hopes of making a fast pitch.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Impressionists, satirists and comedy writers are pondering whether imitation--often regarded as the sincerest form of flattery--may also be the quickest way to a lawsuit. Comedian Rich Little, car dealer Cal Worthington and others said they were gauging the impact of a Supreme Court ruling this week that will allow "Wheel of Fortune" hostess Vanna White to seek damages for an advertisement depicting a futuristic female robot game-show hostess turning the letters on a game-show board.
NEWS
June 2, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that expands a celebrity's right to profit from her image, the Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for TV game show hostess Vanna White to seek damages for an advertisement that showed a futuristic female robot turning the letters on a game show board. Without dissent, the justices refused to hear an appeal from the ad's sponsor, Samsung Electronics, which argued that it had a free speech right to parody the celebrity's image.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Miscarriage: "Wheel of Fortune's" Vanna White said she has had a miscarriage early in her pregnancy. White, 35, announced during a taping of the game show last week that she was expecting her first baby.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1987 | Janna Wong Healy
Looks like Vanna White's official autobiography--"Vanna Speaks," due out from Warner Books May 21--won't be alone. St. Martin's Press is racing for a May release of "Vanna White"--the unauthorized portrait of the glamorous game-show card-turner. Said a St. Martin's spokeswoman: "I guess we are in a deadline competition." Author Marianne Robin-Tani's been getting next to no cooperation from Vanna's family, friends and business associates, she told us. But--"I have not excluded a thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1992 | MICHELLE QUINN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A canvas tote bag emblazoned with Elizabeth Taylor's face and James Coburn's autographed cigar case are among the items celebrities have donated for an auction to raise money for AIDS in Ventura County. But at the last minute, one donation had to be returned: Phyllis Diller's underpants. Diller's undergarment was among the autographed posters, scripts and clothes given to AIDS Care Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Miscarriage: "Wheel of Fortune's" Vanna White said she has had a miscarriage early in her pregnancy. White, 35, announced during a taping of the game show last week that she was expecting her first baby.
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