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  • Listen to John Mayer's new single, 'Paper Doll'

    Listen to John Mayer's new single, 'Paper Doll'
    John Mayer made a lot of noise about moving beyond his tabloid-victim past with last year's revealing, stripped-down "Born and Raised." But if the singer-songwriter learned any lessons about the dangers of kissing and telling, you wouldn't know it...
  • 'Mine' at the Gift Theatre ★★★½

    'Mine' at the Gift Theatre ★★★½
    "Mine," the very arresting and intensely personal new play by Laura Marks at the Gift Theatre, begins with a young woman having a baby at home and takes place entirely during the next few weeks of that newborn's life. If you look back at that title for...
  • Sweets shop saves the day

    Sweets shop saves the day
    When Newport Beach children's store Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat closed in March, about $200 worth of gift certificates still in the hands of elementary school students seemed suddenly worthless. For years, the beloved local toy store had sponsored the...
  • Snap Judgment: 'AHS: Coven' Ep. 4, 'Fearful Pranks Ensue'

    We got a witch war, people! And Marie Laveau is raising a zombie army to fight it in "Fearful Pranks Ensue," the fourth episode of "American Horror Story: Coven." Spoilers: Stop reading if you are not caught up. Marie's none-too-pleased with Fiona...
  • CVHS parents voice concerns in wake of principal's departure

    CVHS parents voice concerns in wake of principal's departure
    Just days after Crescenta Valley High Principal Michele Doll announced her promotion to an administrative position at Glendale Unified, parents at the high-performing school responded with a litany of concerns, including lack of communication, poor...
  • Theatre Downtown opens Tennessee Williams' 'Tiger Tail'

    Theatre Downtown opens Tennessee Williams' 'Tiger Tail'
    Theatre Downtown revisits a world of tangled relationships in the 1950s Deep South when it opens "Tiger Tail" on Friday, June 7. The drama was written by the great Tennessee Williams. Though "Tiger Tail" is not as well-known as the playwright's "Cat...
  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner

    Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner
    A favorite won the second Breeders' Cup race in a row as Groupie Doll was a repeat winner of the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old mare took the lead on the far turn, extended it to two lengths entering the...
  • Comic Images to debut new Star Wars Plushes and Back Buddies at SDCC

    Comic Images to debut new Star Wars Plushes and Back Buddies at SDCC
    Now begins the annual flurry of press releases that I'll be getting in advance of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). With each news item, I'll be feeling twinges of regret for not being able to attend this year. (Cue the sad trombone.) I'll be...
  • Barbie vs. realistic doll: Guess which one Demi Lovato likes?

    Barbie vs. realistic doll: Guess which one Demi Lovato likes?
    If Barbie looked like an average 19-year-old girl, she’d have shorter legs, a thicker waist and a rear end to make pop star Demi Lovato proud. When Lovato saw photos this week comparing a more realistic doll, a model created by independent...
  • Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik

    Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik
    Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its...
  • Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding

    Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding
    Barbie seems to be losing ground as the queen bee of doll-dom, as sales of the Mattel Inc. figurine slipped for the fourth straight quarter. Revenue from the fashion toy sank 12% in the second quarter, which ended June 30, the El Segundo-based company...