| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:14 AM
It was not a total shocker that Ray Boudreaux, the classically handsome Louisiana swamp-pop singer from Blake Shelton's team, and the wonderfully quirky-voiced Caroline Pennell, Cee Lo Green's final contestant, were the two contenders sent home Tuesday on...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The contestants on "The Biggest Loser" are just that — players in a reality show game who are subjected to harsh workouts, screeching coaches and weigh-ins on national television. The role is not for everyone, not even for everyone desperate to lose...
| Nov 27, 2013
The Supreme Court can't do much about most of the travails afflicting implementation of the Affordable Care Act. But it can put one controversy to rest by rejecting the dangerous claim that profit-making businesses have a "religious" right to defy a...
| Nov 24, 2013
The gig: Greg Dollarhyde, 61, runs Veggie Grill, where the CEO title, he says, stands for "chief energizing officer." The Santa Monica fast-casual restaurant chain, which serves all plant-based food, was launched in 2006. The number of units doubled...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Dusk had settled on virtual Los Angeles, and I'd just hit a few pedestrians and smashed my stolen roadster near City Hall. The sound of police sirens was getting closer, and the nearest vehicle was an idling delivery truck. I pulled the driver out, kicked...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Superstar athletes Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Serena Williams led their colleagues with endorsements of food and beverages that are calorie-dense and unhealthful – sending mixed messages about diet and health, researchers said.
Of 512 brands...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Jon "Bones" Jones set a record Saturday night when he successfully defended his light-heavyweight championship at UFC 165 with a unanimous-decision victory over Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson, who gave the New Yorker all he could handle at the Air Canada...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Recently crowned U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles was in first place after the completion of qualifying Wednesday at the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
U.S. teammate and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Kyla Ross was second....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The walking wound that is Claire Danes' bipolar superspy Carrie Mathison returns to duty in your living room Sunday, on Showtime, as the third season of "Homeland" begins.
There is no sign, for the moment (and the next moment, at least), of her fugitive...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Santa Monica will regulate the use of its public parks for fitness classes and charge fees to trainers following complaints from some residents that their space has become overrun by athletic enthusiasts.
In a 5-1 vote Tuesday, the City Council set...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Kyla Ross, 16, a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics gold-medal-winning team at the 2012 Olympics, who trains at Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, posted the highest score Tuesday in the first subdivision of women's qualifying at the 2013 World Championships in...