October 18, 2011 |
A video of a 1990s-era Herman Cain signing an ode to pizza to the tune of John Lennon's "Imagine" now making the rounds on the Web is hotter than an extra-large double cheese. It was uncovered by the Omaha World-Herald in the course of doing a story on the presidential candidate's days as chief executive of the Godfather's Pizza chain. Cain lived in Omaha for most of the 1990s. As Slate first reported, the lyrics of the song go like this: Imagine there's no pizza I couldn't if I tried Eating only tacos Or Kentucky Fried Imagine only burgers It's frightening and sad You're lucky you have pizza To feed your kids for you Only frosting or cookies And no dishes you must do Imagine eating pizza Each and every day The World-Herald story has who knew Cain in those days crediting him with helping to stabilize the Godfather's chain.
August 20, 2012 |
Here is today's Consumer Confidential segment from KTLA. We discussed Apple becoming the most valuable public company ever, as well as charitable giving by lower-income people and a new recall from General Motors.
August 16, 2012 |
Here is today's KTLA Consumer Confidential segment. We covered Facebook's bad day on Wall Street (collect them all), YouTube's role as a music source for teens, and the latest auto recall -- nearly 1,700 Dodge Durango SUVs.
February 24, 2013 |
The L.A. Times Travel Show continues Sunday at the L.A. Convention Center. Here's a taste of some of the sights and sounds from the 15th annual show. The doors open at 10 a.m. You can find more information at events.latimes.com/travelshow .
May 21, 2012 |
USC football players spoke to The Times last week about how they were by humbled by their recent trip to Haiti , where a group of 16 Trojans helped build four houses and moved supplies to people still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. On Monday, USC released a video about the trip featuring interviews with players while they were in Haiti and also shows them working with and interacting with children and local residents. "I think it sparked something in me that I'm going to continue to do the rest of my life," defensive lineman Devon Kennard says in the video.
March 25, 2013 |
The Internal Revenue Service has apologized for spending about $60,000 on a training video that parodied the television show, “Star Trek.” In a six-minute video that is attracting wide attention on the Internet, IRS workers portrayed characters from the popular television series and vowed “to boldly go where no governmental employee has gone before.” Congress was not amused, calling the video a waste of taxpayer money. The IRS has acknowledged it was a mistake for employees to make the video.
November 7, 2013 |
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is learning that a bad situation can always get worse. Video has emerged that shows him angry and out of breath, ranting about killing someone. "It's first-degree murder!" "No holds barred. " "He dies or I die. " "I'll rip his ... throat out. " The Toronto Star has the video (caution: there's a lot of profanity), possibly taken with a cellphone. The release of the footage by the news outlet spurred another apology from Ford -- who recently admitted to and apologized for having smoked crack cocaine . He calls the video "extremely embarrassing" and says he was "extremely inebriated" at the time.
April 18, 2012 |
San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili was one of the Spurs' greatest steals. They selected him with the 57th overall pick in the 1999 draft. He went on to become a two-time All-Star and a three-time NBA champion. Ginobili currently averages 12.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists for a team that's at the top of the Western Conference standings. We caught up with him before the Spurs thumped the Lakers, 112-91, on Tuesday evening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 |
A UC Irvine fraternity has volunteered to suspend itself after it was blasted for a member-produced video that featured a student in blackface. Lambda Theta Delta announced Wednesday that it would cancel all major events and stop operating as a UCI-sanctioned organization until fall 2014. "This decision is mainly due to the abhorrent, insensitive and highly offensive 'blackface' video created by our members that has been circulated widely on the Internet," members of the Asian fraternity said in a statement on their Facebook page . Lambda Theta Delta came under fire toward the end of April for the video on its YouTube page that showed four of its members lip-syncing to the Justin Timberlake/ Jay-Z song "Suit and Tie. " The student playing Jay-Z wore blackface in the video.
September 17, 2012 |
The video's opening scene features a rapper performing on stage, inspiring the crowd to wave their hands in the air. The video then cuts to frequent shots of drinking, dancing and women scantily clad. On and on it goes, just like the other countless hip-hop music videos already have shown. Yet, when this 10-minute video features Lakers forward Metta World Peace, it boasts even more head-scratching moments. Per Times policy, it's not appropriate to embed the video on this post since it features plenty of suggestive lyrics and images.