Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars’ return to tradition mark a TV win? – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMarch 1, 2014, 5:00 a.m.. They’ve tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is…

George Lopez reportedly passed out drunk at Canadian casino – Fox News

Fox NewsSept. 14, 2013. George Lopez arrives at the VIP Pre-Fight Party for the One: Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Associated Press. A…

Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeYANGON, Myanmar — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the…

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death ruled accidental – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPhilip Seymour Hoffman, who won the hearts of fans and fellow actors during decades of an award-winning career, accidentally died of a deadly mix of drugs, New York…

Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar – Boston.com

Boston.comYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the…

Comic arrested for intoxication at Canada casino – Washington Post

Washington PostWINDSOR, Ontario — A Canada casino says a performance by U.S. comic George Lopez will go on as scheduled Friday after he was arrested for alleged public intoxication. Ceasars…

Obama warns Russia: There will be costs to any military intervention in the Ukraine – Haaretz

HaaretzUkraine has reported that Russian forces have taken control of Crimea’s airports and had flown 2,000 troops into the region; Russia said any troop movement was in keeping with its…

Los Angeles police brace for the Academy Awards – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesIt takes a small army to get Hollywood Boulevard ready for its biggest party of the year: Streets are closed. Lights are set up. Rain canopies are brought…

Major storm brings needed rain to LA, but at a cost – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesFor some, it was a harrowing day — for two drivers who were rescued after getting trapped by a rock slide near Malibu; for two men rescued from…

President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that “there will be costs” if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply…

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s cause of death determined – Reality TV World

Reality TV WorldThe results of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s autopsy have been released nearly four weeks after the actor’s death. ADVERTISEMENT. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of…

Los Angeles rain: Rainfall totals by city – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles rain: Rainfall totals by cityLos Angeles Times1/31. By Rong-Gong Lin II. February 28, 2014, 6:05 p.m.. Cities across Los Angeles County were racking up impressive rainfall totals Friday…

George Lopez humble as he jokes after drunken arrest in Canada – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesGeorge Lopez is usually a stand-up comic, but Thursday night in Canada he appeared to be more of a passed-out-on-the-floor comic — and was subsequently arrested on suspicion…

Jailed Venezuela protest leader mocks Maduro’s talks – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Jailed Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez scoffed on Friday at President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to open talks with opponents and businessman after a month of demonstrations and…

Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesDoctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday. Doctors…

Netflix hack day comes up with creative solutions to Netflix problems – UPI.com

UPI.comSo when you fall asleep during House of Cards, you won’t feel like you missed everything. By Aileen Graef | Feb. 28, 2014 at 5:18 PM | Updated Feb. 28,…

New Mexico State’s KC Ross-Miller suspended for actions that provoked brawl – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comNew Mexico State’s KC Ross-Miller has been suspended for his role in provoking a brawl that erupted vs. Utah Valley University and included some of UVU’s court-storming fans. In the…

Adam Muema, who bolted from NFL combine, resurfaces via social media – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThat service was the NFL Combine Catholic Mass. According to Muema’s post, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider spoke at the event, Muema was honored for attending and told…

Russia must stop Crimea provocations, says Ukraine’s Turchynov – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov has accused Russia of deploying troops to Crimea and trying to provoke Kiev into “armed conflict”. In a televised address, he claimed Moscow wanted…

Oscars 2014: 10 of the all-time best Academy Awards ceremony moments – The Guardian

The GuardianThis is perhaps my favourite Oscar moment ever, and it is from last year: the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. Tellingly, it does not take place up on stage,…

Netflix test feature ‘Sleep Tracker’ can detect when users fall asleep – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe good news is Netflix has built a feature for its service that can detect if users fall asleep while watching a movie. The bad news is that…

‘Son of God’ and other religious movies at the box office – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe gallery above gives a sampling of significant religious movies and their box office numbers of the past (using data from Rentrak and Box Office Mojo), as well…

Richie Incognito admitted to psych hospital in Arizona: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsTroubled ex-Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito has been admitted to a psych hospital in Arizona, according to a report. TMZ reported that Incognito was checked into a…

Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent – InformationWeek

InformationWeekCalifornia case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket. Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Thanks…

A pattern for life – ESPN

ESPNJohnny Manziel and Joe Namath Getty Images A zest for life has led to Johnny Manziel (left) being compared to former Jets QB Joe Namath. Joe Namath has heard the…

One of five LAFD recruits in training class are related to department firefighters – Los Angeles Times

One of five LAFD recruits in training class are related to department firefightersLos Angeles TimesOne in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are related to…

Academy Awards acceptance speeches should be more than thank-yous – Los Angeles Times

Academy Awards acceptance speeches should be more than thank-yousLos Angeles TimesSunday night, a happy cohort of entertainment folks will have their careers sprinkled with fairy dust at the 86thAcademy Awards.…

Academy Awards show advertising retains a golden aura – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times… are rare in Hollywood — except when it comes to Oscar. During Sunday’s telecast of the 86th Academy Awards, McDonald’s Corp. is set to make its 23rd…

Blockbuster game Minecraft set to demolish the box office after Warner Brothers … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukCreator Markus Persson tweeted: “Someone is trying to leak the fact that we’re working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie.” The makers of the blockbuster game Minecraft have…

Justin Bieber jail video released following DUI arrest – watch – OnTheRedCarpet.com

OnTheRedCarpet.comPolice had arrested Bieber and the R&B singer on Jan. 23 after pulling them over on a residential street in Miami Beach. They said the two were street racing. Bieber…

Liam Neeson, cast give airplane thriller a lift – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldFLIGHT RISK: Liam Neeson, right with Julianne Moore and below with Michelle Dockery, plays a federal marshal trying to track down a killer onboard a plane. 022614nonstop04.jpg. Photo by:…

Court: No-phones traffic law does not apply to apps – BBC News

BBC NewsA California law that bans drivers from talking on mobile phones without a hands-free device does not bar them looking at map apps, a court has ruled. The appeals…

NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale…

UCLA basketball: Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams suspended for one game – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesGuards Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams, UCLA’s two best players, have been suspended for tonight’s game against Oregon. The school announced that both were suspended for one game…

Los Angeles, here’s how to drive in the rain – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, here’s how to drive in the rainLos Angeles TimesThat could make SoCal smashup central — especially as cooler weather combined with the wet roads increases crash risk “significantly,”…