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June 25, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He stands on stage, microphone in hand, his boyish grin and friendly demeanor only adding proof to the adage that appearances are deceiving. After all, this is the man who conceived of Leech Woman, who spews leeches from her mouth onto her victims; Torch, who has bullets for teeth and incinerates people by shooting 10-foot flames from his outstretched arm, and Tunneler, who uses his drill-shaped head to tunnel into things--like human foreheads.
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March 2, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For those who contend that the Northridge earthquake was an expression of divine wrath at the San Fernando Valley as the national capital of the sex video business, think again. The studios that produce the adventures of cheerleader nurses were shaken up, but not enough to prevent a swift recovery. Pornographic tapes are a $3-billion-a-year industry in the Valley.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For those who contend that the Northridge earthquake was an expression of divine wrath at the San Fernando Valley as the national capital of the sex video business, think again. The studios that produce the adventures of cheerleader nurses were shaken up, but not enough to prevent a swift recovery. Pornographic tapes are a $3-billion-a-year industry in the Valley.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He stands on stage, microphone in hand, his boyish grin and friendly demeanor only adding proof to the adage that appearances are deceiving. After all, this is the man who conceived of Leech Woman, who spews leeches from her mouth onto her victims; Torch, who has bullets for teeth and incinerates people by shooting 10-foot flames from his outstretched arm, and Tunneler, who uses his drill-shaped head to tunnel into things--like human foreheads.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2010
A roundup of Friday morning's arts and entertainment headlines: Tired celebrity feud of the week: Jennifer Aniston versus Bill O'Reilly. Here's Round 3. ( People ) News Corp. is planning a national news service for your iPad and cellphone. ( Los Angeles Times ) Daniel Craig is sitting by the phone, waiting for James Bond's call. ( Los Angeles Times ) Locks of Elvis' hair are going up for auction. ( USA Today ) A slump in Nintendo's Wii sales is hurting the video game industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2010
Miley Cyrus turns 18 with a bong, but sources claim it's not weed. ( TMZ ) Dick Van Dyke's one-man show has been canceled due to the star's Achilles' tendon injury. ( Los Angeles Times ) The L.A. Forum has been quiet recently, but it's poised to be a major concert player. ( Los Angeles Times ) After a rocky 2010, Call of Duty: Black Ops perks up the video game industry. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Hasselhoffs" won't join the Kardashians in the halls of reality show glory -- it got canceled after just two episodes.
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October 12, 1997 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring the nation must do more to reduce teenage drug use, President Clinton urged the entertainment industry Saturday to "do its part" by avoiding the depiction of "warped images" that glorify drugs. Hailing a new $195-million advertising campaign financed by the federal government, the president said his administration soon will launch a positive effort involving "an unprecedented high-profile, prime-time media campaign" of public service anti-drug messages four times a week.
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