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Company TownAfter the coffee. Before making some gratuitous Charlie Sheen joke. No news here. ABC News is making big cuts -- as much as 25% of the network's 1,400-person news division. The move follows similar but smaller cuts at CBS News.......
Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars selling out ads | Sasha Stone: 'Avatar' to win | 'The Hurt Locker' also top pick for top picGold Derbyâ¢ Anthony Crupi reports, "ABC heads into its 35th consecutive Oscars telecast with two or three remaining avails, as a roster of returning sponsors and an improving economy have aided the sales process. The three top spenders of a year ago (Hyundai,...
Culture MonsterLos Angeles theatergoers watching the Mark Taper Forumâs current revival of âThe Subject Was Rosesâ might be surprised to know how important L.A. figured in the creation of the play. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is set entirely in New York......
Special to The TimesBeginnings In a bargain that might rival the sale of Manhattan, Frederick and May Rindge bought the entire 27-mile Malibu coastline for $30,000 in 1892. And in what might be described as a precursor to today's beach access issues, the Rindges kept...
Joe R. Hicks is a social critic, commentator and vice president of Community Advocate Inc. He formerly directed the activities of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission and Southern Christian LeadLURKING BEHIND the question of "Should Tookie die?" being pondered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are the troubling attempts by some of Stanley Tookie Williams' supporters to present the Crips' purported co-founder as a role model for inner-city youth....
Tags: Maya Angelou, Lawyers, Murder, Alice Walker, Nelson Mandela
Today's topic: Was President Obama right or naive to call for a world without any nuclear weapons? Andrew Grotto and Gabriel Schoenfeld debate the future of U.S. policy on nuclear proliferation. The world is waiting on the U.S. Point: Andrew Grotto...
Tags: Ronald Reagan, North Korea, Brazil, Iran, George W. Bush
TORONTO -- It was an offer he couldn't refuse. The Cannes Film Festival invited writer-director Richard Kelly to screen his second feature as part of its prestigious competition section. So Kelly took his "Southland Tales" to France in 2006, even though...
Irish playwright and commentator Hugh Leonard, who won a Tony Award in 1978 for his bittersweet father-and-son drama "Da," died Thursday. He was 82 and had been hospitalized for more than a year battling various illnesses. -------------------- FOR THE...
Times Staff WriterThe campaign to halt various proposals to build natural gas terminals off the Southern California coast has been a rather subdued affair — until Sunday, when a parade of celebrities and surfers showed up in Malibu to join the protest. The target of...
Sam Bottoms, a film and television actor who played the role of California surfer-turned-GI Lance Johnson in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 53. Bottoms died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of...
CAUSE CÉLÈBREWHEN IT comes to faith-based politics, President Bush learned a lesson from Hollywood. The industry has had a fondness for activist priests ever since "Going My Way," and today there's probably nobody in a Roman collar who can draw more stars than Father...
By Robert GreeneProposition 1A What it does: Authorizes $9.95 billion in bonds to build an electric train to get people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just over 2 1/2 hours. Back story: This is the governor's and the Legislature's baby, years in the making....
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