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  • Glen Onoko Falls deaths do not warrant restrictions

    Glen Onoko Falls deaths do not warrant restrictions
    There are parallel metal cables, one for each hand, on the steepest part of the climb up Half Dome at Yosemite National Park. Otherwise, there is nothing to slow down your momentum if you stumble and start to roll down the smooth rounded rock. There are...
  • Emmys 2013: Predicting movie/miniseries category and its snubs

    Emmys 2013: Predicting movie/miniseries category and its snubs
    Emmy nominations arrive Thursday morning. Early. To save you from having to wake up at 5:35 a.m. PDT, we're sweeping through the high-profile categories one last time. We called the comedy races and the drama nominees. Now it's time to look at the...
  • Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland

    Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland
    Legendary songstress Tina Turner has tied the knot! The 73-year-old singer wed her longtime beau Erwin Bach in a civil ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, last week, according to AFP, which cites a Swiss municipal official. Sufficiently proving that it's...
  • Emmys 2013: 'Top of the Lake,' 'Behind the Candelabra' earn miniseries/movie nods

    Emmys 2013: 'Top of the Lake,' 'Behind the Candelabra' earn miniseries/movie nods
    Flashy meets gloomy? That's the look of the miniseries or movie category this year. The Academy of Televison Arts and Sciences Thursday nominated wildy different favorites “Behind the Candelabra" and "Top of the Lake," creating a wide spectrum...
  • Inspector General's NSU degree raises concerns

      We used to joke in the newsroom that if there’s a national scandal or a controversy, there’s probably a South Florida connection. Such is the case with Charles Edwards, the embattled Acting Inspector General of Homeland Security, who&...
  • Singer Toni Braxton's divorce from Keri Lewis is final

    Singer Toni Braxton's divorce from Keri Lewis is final
    Toni Braxton has officially ended her 12-year marriage. The Grammy-winning singer's divorce from Keri Lewis is final, her rep said in a statement Wednesday. "The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising...
  • Film Review: 'Made in America'

    And now for something completely different: Ron Howard follows the revved-up Formula One action spectacle of "Rush" by taking the wheel of "Made in America," an ambitiously multifaceted documentary about the eponymous 2012 Philadelphia music festival...
  • Dozens of local students are Merit Scholarship finalists

    The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced names of local students who are in the running for its prestigious annual scholarship awards. Out of 16,000 semifinalists, 120 students from Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Fountain Valley, Laguna Beach,...
  • Horror film producer turns to Christian drama in 'Grace Unplugged'

    Horror film producer turns to Christian drama in 'Grace Unplugged'
    The last three movies produced by Mark Burg — a sequel to "Saw," the remake "Texas Chainsaw 3D" and a violent revenge tale called "The Tortured" — were all rated R for "grisly" and "sadistic" violence and were hardly pleasant experiences for...
  • Lady Gaga unveils Jeff Koons-designed 'Artpop' album art

    Lady Gaga unveils Jeff Koons-designed 'Artpop' album art
    Lady Gaga has revealed an eye-catching cover for her coming "Artpop" album designed by visual artist Jeff Koons. The cover shows a life-like sculpture of a nude Gaga spliced with images of Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus." Between her splayed...
  • Book trailer of the day: 'The Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop'

    If you weren't in France in the 1960s and weren't paying attention to American alternative music in the 1990s, you have Megan Draper's rendition of "Zou Bisou Bisou" to thank for your introduction to Yé-Yé. In Season 5 of "Mad Men," Megan (Jessica Paré)...