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It's Hollywood Week on "American Idol." That usually means we're in for some drama and tension, especially during the dreaded group round – scenes of stressed-out contestants strolling around looking for kindred spirits, flashes of anger,...
Apart from Steven Tyler, dressed in drag and calling himself "Pepper," stopping by to spice things up -- he got in a bleeped-out word, a head-scratching farm-animal reference and a moon in record time – things were relatively tame at "American Idol'...
I call Stan Schwartz a "stair-ologist." But he prefers a warmer, cuddlier term. "I'm a nerd," says the 52-year-old system analyst for the earthquake computer at Caltech. "I studied the staircase in this building like a bug under a microscope. I took...
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World NowGordon Brown denied Murdoch's allegations of "war" threats; Ex- premier lambasts Murdoch's Sun...
For years, a picture of Dr. Francis Collins, torn from the pages of a 1989 issue of Newsweek, held fast to our refrigerator door. Two red magnets placed him in the middle of Little League schedules, school rosters and Citizen of the Month certificates....
All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years. The...
Lindsay Shipp just wanted to keep her lungs. When she was nine months old, Shipp was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis -- a genetic disease that, among other symptoms, causes thick mucus to form in the lungs. The life expectancy is 37, and most people who...
Pop & HissGreen Day Secret will play a secret benefit show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa...
Show TrackerA recap of the 'America's Got Talent' top 10 finals, in which the Silhouettes, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Team iLuminate and Poplyfe impressed....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWe Have Met the Enemy Self-Control in an Age of Excess Daniel Akst Penguin Press: 304 pp., $26.95 Daniel Akst borrowed his new book's title from "Pogo" creator Walt Kelly, whose "We have met the enemy and he is us" became a slogan marking the first...
L.A. NOWState officials have fined 12 California hospitals for medical errors that in some cases killed or seriously injured patients, according to a report made public Friday. California Department of Public Health officials have also required hospital officials...
Show TrackerStill reading Jonathan Franzenâs âFreedomâ? Well, if youâre reading as part of Oprahâs book club, ya better hurry up! Judging from the book lover's reading calendar, you should have been long done by now. And time is of the e...
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