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Clayton Kershaw says Adam Wainwright deserves to start All-Star game

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 6:40pm
— If the Dodgers advance to the World Series this year, Clayton Kershaw might start the All-Star game next year.

World Cup final scores massive ratings on ABC, Univision

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 5:01pm
Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. watched Sunday's championship match of the FIFA World Cup, shattering the previous record for a men's soccer final.

Bravo expands 'Million Dollar Listing' franchise to San Francisco

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 4:52pm
Bravo will be expanding its successful “Million Dollar Listing” franchise to San Francisco, Bravo announced Monday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour.

Ken Burns will give L.A. preview screening of 'The Roosevelts'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 4:32pm
Ken Burns' latest multi-part documentary "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" doesn't debut on PBS until Sept. 14, but the filmmaker is giving L.A. a special (abbreviated) preview on July 22.

Will Jon Stewart get Hillary Rodham Clinton to talk White House run?

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 4:30pm
Will Jon Stewart be able to find out if Hillary will or she won't?

Brazil takes stock after World Cup comes to an end

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 4:30pm
As the last of the World Cup visitors headed for the airports Monday, Brazilians began to reclaim the pristine beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema while traffic in Sao Paulo returned to its regular weekday snarl and the seaside hotels in Salvador, Recife and Natal emptied.

'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' boss talks bringing scripted to Bravo's reality circus

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 4:24pm
Bravo, the fishbowl where real housewives, top chefs, and leather-colored real estate agents swim freely, will officially enter the scripted series waters on Dec. 2 when its dramedy "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" premieres.

Alibaba increases valuation to $130 billion before IPO

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 3:57pm
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba increased its valuation to $130 billion in an amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, less than a month from the company’s initial public offering.

Giancarlo Stanton is ready for his home run derby moment

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 3:37pm
This has been the year for Southern California high school products thrusting themselves into the national sports spotlight, and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is ready for his moment in tonight's home run derby.

World Cup 2014: Highlights, lowlights and surprises

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 2:05pm
Thirty-one days, 64 games, 12 cities, 171 goals and one bizarre assault, with Uruguay's Luis Suarez biting an Italian opponent. This World Cup had it all.

Creator of Google Glass and camera-equipped contacts moves to Amazon

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 1:49pm
The man who created Google Glass has left the Mountain View, Calif.,  tech giant for Amazon, a sign that the Seattle online retailer may be eyeing an entrance into the wearable device market.

21st Century Fox wants one big happy TV family with new structure

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 1:34pm
In restructuring its television operations, 21st Century Fox is hoping to create one big happy family that will put more hits on the Fox network while continuing to make shows for rival networks as well.

Watch Chad Johnson hug referee after his first CFL touchdown catch

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 1:31pm
Chad Johnson seems to have mellowed since his days in the NFL.

John Oliver tackles income inequality on 'Last Week Tonight'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 1:21pm
Are you someone who pays for HBO or gets it through, ahem, other means? How you answer that question will say a lot about where you fall on the debate about income inequality. Or, at least, that's what John Oliver says in the warm-up to his extended look at America's wealth gap on Sunday's...

Stocks close higher; Citigroup climbs

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 1:14pm
Stocks are closing sharply higher as the market shakes off its worst weekly performance in three months.

Report: NBC's Ann Curry mulled for spot on 'The View'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 1:12pm
Is Ann Curry destined to rub elbows every morning with Rosie O'Donnell?

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to regular Army duty, but future in limbo

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 1:10pm
Six weeks after Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from Taliban captivity, he has completed treatment at a military hospital in Texas and is being returned to active duty, Army officials said Monday.

Leighton Meester, Adam Brody see other people in 'Life Partners'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 1:09pm
While recently married actors Leighton Meester and Adam Brody – Ladam? Adeighton? – typically keep their relationship out of the public eye, the film “Life Partners” brings the two together on screen for the first time since 2011’s “The Oranges,” where they met on set. But don’t expect any...

Canada's 'Backpackers' and 'Seed' come home to roost at CW

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 12:45pm
'Backpackers' is a shallow excuse to get wild and crazy in Europe. 'Seed' is a twist on the old childish-adult-transformed plot, but it's surprisingly substantial.

'Backpackers' is a shallow excuse to get wild and crazy in Europe. 'Seed' is a twist on the old childish-adult-transformed plot, but it's surprisingly substantial.
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