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February 6, 2009 | Meg James
Tribune Co. established an "online entertainment news bureau" Thursday by merging its television and movie listings service, Zap2it.com, into the Los Angeles Times. The goal is to aggregate Tribune's entertainment coverage from its media properties and boost its presence on the Web with an array of blogs, video features, listings and news about movies and TV shows. Times editors will manage the operation, adding the seven Zap2it editorial employees to their staff.
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February 6, 2009 | Meg James
Tribune Co. established an "online entertainment news bureau" Thursday by merging its television and movie listings service, Zap2it.com, into the Los Angeles Times. The goal is to aggregate Tribune's entertainment coverage from its media properties and boost its presence on the Web with an array of blogs, video features, listings and news about movies and TV shows. Times editors will manage the operation, adding the seven Zap2it editorial employees to their staff.
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BUSINESS
December 24, 2001
* J. Roger Hirl will step down as president and chief executive of Occident Chemical Corp. Dec. 31. Hirl, who led the company for 10 years, will continue as an executive vice president of parent company Occidental Petroleum Corp. of Los Angeles until his retirement, scheduled for June 30, 2003. * Alan Bergman has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer, Walt Disney Studios. Formerly vice president in charge of operations planning at parent company Walt Disney Co.
NEWS
July 14, 2002 | LESLIE GORNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At first he was simply Big TV Man. He lived in the tower across the street, 10th floor. Come nightfall, his 9-foot living-room wall would be swallowed by massive, flickering blue images. My dinner guests would stop their conversation midsentence and just stare across the divide into his picture window, mesmerized. The women wondered if Big TV Man was rich. The guys cracked jokes to mask feelings of inadequacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Matt Bomer has not been cast in the on-screen adaptation of the erotic novel "50 Shades of Grey"; however, he's still showing his support for the project and its recently announced cast despite fan ire regarding the casting decisions. Author E.L. James, who originally wrote the trilogy as a "Twilight" fan-fiction series, announced over Labor Day weekend that "Ben & Kate" actress Dakota Johnson, 23, and "Sons of Anarchy's" Charlie Hunnam, 33, would play the lead roles of college grad Anastasia Steele and her B&D-obsessed lover Christian Grey.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lady Gaga addressed a few of her famous feuds on "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday amid the release of her latest album "Artpop. " Her latest tiff with "Fashion Police" host Kelly Osbourne doesn't bother her and she said she was "not personally affected" by it. As for her long-running feud with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Mother Monster seemed exasperated by the whole thing. "All the feuds usually that people write about, they're very one-sided. It's me over here and somebody's feuding with themselves about me," the "Applause" singer said at the 23-minute mark during her interview.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2003 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Orna Zadeh doesn't have Hollywood's most glamorous job. Much of her day at MGM is spent surfing the Internet and working the phones, tracking obscure Web sites. Don't fret if you've never heard of Neil Moon's little-known Oscar prediction site, posted from Warwickshire, England. Zadeh has. She can tell you exactly what Moon thinks of every one of MGM and United Artists' top Oscar contenders -- and she has a four-page spreadsheet to prove it.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Former Disney Channel star Dylan Sprouse has thoughtfully addressed the naked pictures of him that leaked online over the weekend. And here we thought it was mainly the girls who had problems with these kinds of photos. (We're looking at you, Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus.) Best known as the star of "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and its spinoffs, as well as for having appeared in "Big Daddy" and "Friends," Sprouse gained a new level of notoriety via nude photos splashed all over the Internet.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
The haters are alive with "The Sound of Music Live!" -- and NBC's live-musical star Carrie Underwood is quickly learning that there's no way to stop them. The former "American Idol" winner, who played governess and would-be nun Maria Von Trapp, was the first to be dropped from several people's favorite things list because of her novice acting chops. "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus," Underwood  tweeted Friday, a day after the live special. "They will be in my prayers tonight ... 1 Peter 2:1-25.
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