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In 1970 a man with terminal bone cancer came to see Dr. Peter Goodwin, who practiced family medicine in Portland, Ore. The man had intractable pain and saw no point in prolonging his suffering. He pleaded with Goodwin for pills to end his life. His...
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
Culture MonsterArnold Schwarzenegger has commissioned several 8-foot-tall, 580-pound bronze statues of himself.Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to become a patron of the arts as part of her future role in public life....
Culture MonsterActress Jan Maxwell, currently in the Broadway revival of "Follies," was hit by a vehicle Saturday while crossing the street, but is expected to make a quick recovery. Stephen Sondheim cancelled his appearance in Orange County this weekend due to the...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers"The Social Network" has a lot of friends in Hollywood. The drama about the creation of Facebook continued its winning ways Sunday, taking home four trophies at the 68th Golden Globes, including dramatic feature, director for David Fincher, screenplay...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersA night after winning top honors at the Directors Guild, "The King's Speech" picked up the trophy for outstanding cast at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, and Colin Firth nabbed lead actor honors for his performance in the film....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAt the crux of the lingering debate over Dr. Jack Kevorkian is an unresolved question of character: What kind of guy would devote his life to helping other people die? Was he a compassionate visionary, fighting to end the suffering of the ill, or was...
Gold Derby"Temple Grandin" was favored by our pundits to win best TV movie at the Emmys. After all, it was tied for the most nominations for a telefilm (15), and HBO has won this race for 15 of the last 17 years, including the most recent six in a row. Likewise for...
Show TrackerWhen he agreed to play Jack Kevorkian in the HBO movie âYou Donât Know Jack,â Al Pacino was not just taking on a living person who is familiar to many of us from the nightly news. He was also slipping......
Gold DerbyHBO shipped its Emmy campaign box to the 14,000 members of the TV academy a week or two earlier than usual, this one arriving in early April. In addition to the box with two booklets (one for DVDs of TV series, one for specials/movies/docus), a separate...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of April 25 - May 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies BRIDE-TO-BE: Sandra Bullock (left, with Betty White) stars in the 2009 rom-com âThe Proposal,â at 9 p.m. on......
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