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Familiar Names in Obit of Matt Groening’s Mother

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The obit of Matt Groening’s mother, Margaret Ruth, is circulating around the Web because of some familiar names from the town of Springfield. The creator of The Simpsons clearly was influenced by his family when [...]

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Former Local Newsman Dies at 78

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Mario Machado, best known for his stint on The Big News and numerous movie cameos, died on Saturday at the age of 78. The eight-time Emmy Award winner died of complications of [...]

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Matt Kemp Travels to <i>Sesame Street</i>

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is the latest local athlete to pay a visit to Sesame Street, appearing on the iconic children’s show Thursday. And since the kid inside of [...]

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Dustin Penner Has No Issues with White House

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After careful consideration I’ve decided not to visit the White House today for political reasons LOL JK I’m not an idiot!Free trip? I’m in! — Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 26, [...]

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Robin Roberts to be Honored at ESPYS

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Former ESPN anchor and current Good Morning America host Robin Roberts will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYS in Los Angels on July 17. [...]

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Mark Cuban Takes a Jab at <i>LA Times</i> for Bleacher Report Content

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Dear @latimes having @bleacherreport “articles” under your nameplate online is not a positive for your brand. BR = Slideshows = no substance — Mark Cuban (@mcuban) March 17, 2013 Add [...]

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Bill Walton Goes Bill Walton During Broadcast

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What happens when you give a loose cannon like Bill Walton a live mic in Las Vegas? A couple of cringe-worthy moments for the suits at ESPN. Walton was calling [...]

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Report: <i>Jeopardy!</i> Eyeing Matt Lauer

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Even though he doesn’t actually look 72, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is getting up there in age, which means replacement talks are in full swing. The New York Post reports Today co-host Matt [...]

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Kobe Bryant Vents About Ankle Injury

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17yrs. Countless fades. This has happened TWICE. Jalen and Now Ankle still very swollen. Treatment all day #focus twitter.com/kobebryant/sta… — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 14, 2013   Just when you [...]

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AEG No Longer for Sale, Leiweke Out

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The Anschutz Entertainment Group is no longer for sale and longtime president Tim Leiweke is leaving the company “by mutual decision.” “From the very beginning of the sales process, we have made [...]

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Clipper Accused of Murder After Sick Dunk

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If you haven’t seen it by now, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had the dunk of the year Sunday night vs. Brandon Knight and the Detroit Pistons. The dunk [...]

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Silverman, Cera Launch Comedy YouTube Channel

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You can never have too much funny on the Internet, right? Well, comedian Sarah Silverman, actor Michael Cera, the sketch duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and rap-comic Reggie Watts are the masterminds behind a [...]

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Kings Ruled Los Angeles in 2012

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The Los Angeles Kings were the kings of the town in 2012, according to the L.A. Sports Council. The non-profit organization named the Kings winning their first Stanley Cup as the [...]

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Kobe Bryant Wins on the Court and Twitter

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Before Sunday’s Lakers-Mavericks game, Dallas owner Mark Cuban suggested that Los Angeles should use their amnesty clause (fancy way of saying release) on Kobe Bryant in the offseason. Kobe Bryant [...]

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Magic Johnson Gets Emotional After Buss Tribute

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It’s been quite the emotional week for the Los Angeles Lakers family following the death of owner Dr. Jerry Buss. Returning to the court for the first time since his [...]