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Galaxy to face Manchester United at Rose Bowl; 'We're going to compete,' says Donovan

PASADENA -- The Rose Bowl, having hosted five Super Bowls, four college football national championship games, a World Cup final and the annual Rose Bowl Game, is one of the world's most-famous sports venues. Manchester United is considered the world's most-recognized sports franchise. Read More...

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. The four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a preview Wednesday night and goes full force Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center.   Read More...
 
For those who have never been in the Little India section of Artesia, it's important to understand that like many of the ethnic neighborhoods of Southern California, this is not exactly like a journey to the homeland. This is not Mumbai (formerly Bombay) or Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). This is a Southland bedroom community ...   Read More...
 
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When he finished his birthday dinner at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, where he is a well-known regular, Gabriel Iglesias went over to another one of his local hangouts, a theater on Carson Street in Long Beach. As he approached the Edwards theater, the 300 or so people who had been waiting for him starting chanting.   Read More...
 
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Nothing is trickier than telling a compelling story about a famous living, or recently alive, person and intending it as a fiction. Even beyond the potential for litigation, one will run up against those who know the person in question and have their own opinions. (Witness Alan Alda playing Richard Feynman for a host of Caltech grads, poor man.)   Read More...
 
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First, let me say that I love the music of Queen. It was the soundtrack of my college years. I have been a Freddie Mercury fan a long time, and mourned his passing. I even made sure my children, as they hit teen status, knew and respected the band's work.   Read More...
 
"Lucy" may look like a hard-driving action film or yet another one of Scarlett Johansson's super-powered heroine movies. It is those things. But it is so much more. Luc Besson's production takes on big questions about the brain, what it means to be human and the nature of the universe - paired with automatic weapons and scary driving.   Read More...
 
It's easy to understand why Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the three comic book heroes that have been continuously published, more or less, since the early days of the medium. Both characters are ultimate power fantasies, one designed to appeal to young boys and the other for little girls, with the respective added attractions of Boy Scout virtue and being a princess.   Read More...
 
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When the LA Galaxy face Manchester United Wednesday at the Rose Bowl (8 p.m. Fox Sports 1), the MLS franchise will meet one of the world's great teams on the cusp of a potential era-defining turning point in its glittering history. The beloved English institution has turned its rebuilding job over to Dutch World Cup manager Louis van Gaal ...   Read More...
 
LOS ANGELES - Actress Pauley Perrette, forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the top-rated CBS series NCIS, is warning fans about the dangers of hair dye after suffering a severe allergic reaction.   Read More...
 
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Now that noted song parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic has released his video of "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell Williams' mega-hit "Happy," we ask: Is "Tacky" better than "Happy"? Watch both videos and discuss. For die-hard Los Angeles fans, it's worth noting that "Weird Al" and his celebrity guests filmed "Tacky" at downtown's classic 1911-built Palace Theatre.   Read More...
 
It was a suggestion by The Innocence Project's Barry Scheck to Tony Goldwyn and Richard LaGravenese that provided a real spark to WE TV's first original scripted drama, "The Divide."   Read More...
 
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The largest pop culture and comic book event of the year will descend on San Diego this week, with more than 100,000 fans expected to fill the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding historic Gaslamp Quarter for Comic-Con International from Thursday through July 27.   Read More...
 
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Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could be understood, and identified with, by every member of the audience.   Read More...
 
Dr. Seuss had a secret. Though he shared many of his talents, characters and stories with the world, he kept one or two of his interests far from the public eye - until now.   Read More...
 
The Raskins, as it has been announced have been invited to open up for the upcoming US Mötley Crüe Final Tour, which is already sold out in many markets and also features very special guest Alice Cooper.   Read More...
 
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California's wine country may be to the north of Los Angeles, but there are plenty for local wine lovers to celebrate. According to Wine Spectator, there are dozens of restaurants in the area - from downtown L.A. to Pasadena and the South Bay - offering deliciously diverse wines.   Read More...
 
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Alina ran and squealed as she played with two other children outside The Cheesecake Factory at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. The 6-year-old hid behind her mother, Angelina Edwards, laughing and pulling on her sparkly purple skirt and wiping her hands on her Iron Man T-shirt.   Read More...
 
The Batmobile made its first appearance in Detective Comics No. 27, the first Batman story; it originally was a simple red convertible with no special features. The vehicles went through many changes over the years in the comics, adding batlike designs and accessories.   Read More...
 
Detective Comics No. 27, the issue that introduced Batman to the world, was dated May 1939.   Read More...
 
Fans of the hit NBC show "The Voice" now have a chance to get a more up close and personal with their favorite crooners as the reality show hits the road with "The Voice Tour."   Read More...
 
 
 
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