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Are vocal crutches holding you back?

Are vocal crutches holding you back?

Director Michael Bay is greeted by Samsung Electronics America Executive VP Joe Stinziano on stage at the Samsung press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bay abruptly walked off the stage after a teleprompter malfunctioned and Bay was unable to ad-lib […]

The new Meryl Streep? The actors under 40 to watch

The new Meryl Streep? The actors under 40 to watch

Jennifer Lawrence holds the trophy for Best Actress in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images This week, Meryl Streep made Academy Award history with an epic 18th Oscar nomination for her role in August: Osage County. The movie veteran has scooped […]

Filmweek: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job and more

Filmweek: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job and more

Actor Chris Pine attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. ; Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Larry and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job […]

Filmweek: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job and more

Filmweek: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job and more

Actor Chris Pine attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. ; Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Larry and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job […]

LAPD Chief Beck on LA Sheriff’s race, latest crime numbers and LAPD overtime pay

LAPD Chief Beck on LA Sheriff’s race, latest crime numbers and LAPD overtime pay

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck (C) speaks during a news conference at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The field to replace retiring Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has just become more crowded, with Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell announcing that […]

LAPD Chief Beck on LA Sheriff’s race, latest crime numbers and LAPD overtime pay

LAPD Chief Beck on LA Sheriff’s race, latest crime numbers and LAPD overtime pay

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck (C) speaks during a news conference at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The field to replace retiring Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has just become more crowded, with Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell announcing that […]

Are enough ‘Young Invincibles’ signing up for health coverage?

Are enough ‘Young Invincibles’ signing up for health coverage?

Narendra Parmar sits with Certified Enrollment Specialist, Laquanda Jordan, as he finishes the process of picking and signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act at a Miami Enrollment Assistance Center on December 23, 2013 in Miami, Florida. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images  Young healthy Americans are not flocking to enroll in the […]

Are enough ‘Young Invincibles’ signing up for health coverage?

Are enough ‘Young Invincibles’ signing up for health coverage?

Narendra Parmar sits with Certified Enrollment Specialist, Laquanda Jordan, as he finishes the process of picking and signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act at a Miami Enrollment Assistance Center on December 23, 2013 in Miami, Florida. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images  Young healthy Americans are not flocking to enroll in the […]

LA crime stats show continuing drop in crime

LA crime stats show continuing drop in crime

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department patrol the streets after objects following protests, on September 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Crime in Los Angeles County is at a record low for the eleventh straight year. Mayor Garcetti proudly announced the final 2013 statistics today. Among the notable numbers, violent […]

LA crime stats show continuing drop in crime

LA crime stats show continuing drop in crime

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department patrol the streets after objects following protests, on September 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Crime in Los Angeles County is at a record low for the eleventh straight year. Mayor Garcetti proudly announced the final 2013 statistics today. Among the notable numbers, violent […]