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November 19, 1985 | DENNIS HUNT
"The Best of John Belushi." Warner. $24.98. Why wade through those "Saturday Night Live" reruns looking for the best Belushi skits? They're here--16 gems from 1975-78. The beefy wildman's skill as an impressionist is evident--his characters include Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, a hip Beethoven, and a Samurai swordsman running a sandwich shop. The last skit, "Don't Look Back in Anger," features Belushi as an old man walking through the graveyard, recalling the deaths of his late "SNL" pals.
April 26, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Washington Wizards big man Nene has been suspended for one game by the NBA after grabbing, shoving and threatening to strike Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler in Game 3 of their playoff series on Friday night. In a closely contested, back-and-forth game that Chicago eventually won, 100-97, the 6-foot-11 Brazilian was ejected with 8 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter after he took exception to Butler bumping into him and incited a brief scuffle. The two players jostled after the bump, coming toe to toe and forehead to forehead before Nene grabbed Butler around the neck.
December 8, 2011
Kara Walker's biting, sometimes humorous commentary on race and the antebellum South, as expressed through her art installations and videos, has secured her a place of international prominence. Slavery, exploitation, sexuality and how American history has typically dealt with such themes hold a place in nine of Walker's videos on display at the Hammer. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. On Sunday, videos will be screened continuously from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. And at 2 p.m., there will be a conversation with Walker and writer Hilton Als. Free.
April 25, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
A woman was videotaped over Easter weekend removing a large stuffed yellow duck from the grave of an Ohio child. Now, Frieda Kay Shade, 54, has been charged with theft. Ontario, Ohio, police set up a surveillance camera near the grave site of Hayden Cole Sheridan, nicknamed Tank, in July 2012 because the child's parents said items left there were continually disappearing, Detective Jon Sigler told the Los Angeles Times. It took two years, but now Scott and Jaclyn Sheridan believe they've caught a thief.
April 14, 1990
In light of the uproar over public funding of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is disturbing to find that the most obscene work in this country is being made by people who place such a low value on life in pursuit of prize money. Nothing in the work of Robert Mapplethorpe is as indecent to me as the hypocrisy in this: The endangerment of children and animals is considered humorous and rewarded in commercial forums, while policies of censorship and anti-intellectualism are pursued in the name of protecting morals.
August 4, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Abby Sewell
Several videos have emerged showing the Venice boardwalk crash Saturday that left one person dead and at least 11 others hurt, including one in critical condition. One of the videos showed a dark black sedan blowing into people on the boardwalk. Another video captured choatic scene after the crash. Late Saturday, authorities said a person of interest was being questioned in connection with the incident after turning himself in at a Santa Monica police station. Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Andy Neiman said the man told police he was “connected” to the incident.
February 25, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Muppets on Video: The new Jim Henson Video line is doing well, with the late muppeteer's feature films, "The Muppet Movie" and "The Great Muppet Caper," nabbing the two top video sales spots in their first week on the market. The videos, distributed by Buena Vista, outsold both Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and Touchstone's "Sister Act." Meanwhile, Henson's creations are branching out.
May 21, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
As Tobias Funke, "Arrested Development's" doctor-turned-actor, David Cross has suffered many indignities, from wearing a ridiculous mustache in every episode to being turned completely blue. But to promote the imminent release of new "AD" episodes on Netflix, Cross is making the boldest step yet: He's putting himself in the hands of the fans, allowing them to inflict any indignities they want on him. Appearing in front of a green screen as Funke, Cross is offering six in-costume performances -- cowpoke, action hero, doctor, big man on campus, motorcycle ruffian and average fellow -- and asking fans (or any big-name Hollywood filmmaker)
August 20, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Videos uploaded to YouTube this past weekend, apparently showing an unreleased Motorola phone called the RAZR HD, had been taken down by Monday, but they were all uploaded again later in the day. The videos, which could hint at what Motorola plans to announce at an event scheduled for early September, were uploaded to YouTube on Sunday by an account called "revowii. " But by Monday, the four videos and the account had been taken down from the site. But the videos were back up on YouTube later under a different but similarly named account.
October 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The ability to edit videos has finally arrived on Vine. The popular video app announced Thursday that users can now edit their videos before posting them. With a new feature called "Time Travel," users can now reorganize the various shots included in their videos. That means if a user wants to put the last clip he shot at the start of his video, he can simply drag it to the front before sharing. Live unboxing: Microsoft Surface 2 tablet [Video chat] To edit, users tap the green bar at the top of the screen while they shoot or tap "Edit" while in the preview screen.
April 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Avril Lavigne has answered critics who've labeled her new "Hello Kitty" video as racist. It appears Ms. Lavigne begs to disagree. "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video…," she tweeted Wednesday, "…specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan. The tune, co-written with hubby Chad Kroger of Nickelback, is heavy on references to Japan's " kawaii " culture, which encompasses all things cute.
April 24, 2014 | By Nabih Bulos
AMMAN, Jordan -- Video has surfaced that appears to show antitank guided missiles in the hands of a rebel faction operating in southern Syria, the latest indication that sophisticated U.S. weaponry is making its way to antigovernment fighters in Syria. The video, posted April 13 on YouTube, seems to depict a fighter from a group called the Omari Brigades firing a BGM-71 TOW missile at what appears to be a bunkered Syrian army tank. Although other videos circulating on the Internet have shown rebel groups in northern Syria firing TOW missiles, this marks the first time the U.S.-made weapon has appeared publicly in the arsenal of insurgents in southern Syria, a key front close to the Jordanian border.
April 23, 2014 | By August Brown
Over the last year, Lord Huron has quietly become one of the breakout stories of L.A. indie music. Like their kindred spirits Local Natives, the experimental folk project has road-dogged its way to selling out two nights at the Fonda Theatre earlier this year. Ben Schneider and his bandmates have cultivated a bit of Old West mystery along the way, and Lord Huron's new video for "Ends of the Earth" elaborates on that with a gorgeously animated new clip.  Director Kevin Donelan spins a silhouetted tale of an outlaw's lost love on the railroads.
April 23, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
After spending 2013 ensconced in Brooklyn, the MTV Video Music Awards return to Southern California this year, landing Aug. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood. It will mark the first awards show at the arena since it reopened earlier this year after a $100-million makeover by Madison Square Garden Co. "Every year we ask the question, 'How do we do it differently?'" MTV President Stephen Friedman told The Times. "We had never done it at the Forum. When we heard it was being overhauled and really elevated in terms of quality and sound and look, this year we felt like the Forum would be a perfect place to do it. " The VMA ceremony has been held in a variety of locations over the years, last year at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, and previously at Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
April 23, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After conquering the desert with star-studded sets at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the last two weekends, Pharrell Williams' iron-clad grip on the pop conversation continues with his latest video, “Marilyn Monroe.” The video, which debuted Wednesday, doesn't boast much of a plot. It does, however, offer plenty of gorgeous women, flashy choreographed vignettes and lots of shots of his beloved, oversize hat. There's even an appearance by Kelly Osbourne. Here are five things we learned from watching: PHOTOS: Faces of Coachella 2014 1. He loves all kinds of women, OK. Pharrell faced some pretty harsh, and woefully unfair, criticism when he released the cover art to his album “Girl,” which featured him and three women all clad in robes and sunglasses.
April 23, 2014 | By Joe Flint
HBO has cut a deal to sell reruns of many of its hit shows to Inc.'s Prime Instant Video platform. Among the programs  that will be made available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service are "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "The Wire," "Girls" and "Veep. " The agreement also covers HBO's miniseries including "Band of Brothers" and original movies such as "Game Change. " As part of the pact, HBO's online streaming service HBO Go will also be available on Amazon's new Fire TV settop box the end of the year.
January 30, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
Just what I need - a new Internet addiction. An online friend (known only as b1os) had posted some pictures of some really remarkable looking dishes. When I asked where the recipes came from, he said “Alain Passard.” Oh, of course, been there , done that . Great cook; great book. No, he said, from his online videos and he sent a link to the website of the French magazine Le Point. And a treasure trove of short cooking videos by one of my favorite chefs. The videos are rustic in the extreme - refreshing in a world where chefs seem to be made as much on the production set as they are in the kitchen.
April 23, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Two weeks after federal officials criticized its aggressive use of force, the Albuquerque Police Department tried but failed to retrieve video from the on-body camera of an officer who two days ago shot to death a woman suspected of stealing a car. Police Chief Gorden Eden Jr. told reporters at a televised briefing Wednesday that the department has faced similar issues with the small body-mounted cameras and that this officer's device has been...
April 22, 2014 | By Meg James
The Chernin Group and AT&T have formed a venture to invest more than $500 million in online video services, increasing their reach in a rapidly expanding market that competes with traditional television channels. Chernin Group, run by the former Fox president Peter Chernin, is contributing to the new venture its majority stake in Crunchyroll , a subscription video-on-demand service that specializes in Japanese animation known as anime. In announcing the venture Tuesday, the two companies did not identify what properties they might want to buy. The goal, they said, was to invest in advertising and subscription video-on-demand channels and streaming services.
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