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The 23-year-old had appeared in hundreds of films.
Joseph Orbeso and Rachel Nguyen were missing for three months.
“It was just so surreal looking, like he was the only form of normalcy in this whole aftermath."
A judge read each of the cats' names out loud during Robert Farmer's sentencing on Friday.
The San Jose Mercury News has since apologized for the "insensitive headline."
Why do Republican voters seem to naturally gravitate to celebrities -- most of whom are, shall we say, 'short' on actual knowledge about politics, legislative issues, and global affairs?
The only things that really matter in Republican politics today are name recognition, a degree of celebrity, and the ability to make outrageous statements that appeal to a minority of voters.
Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is based on the assassination of Kim Jong-un is just plain silly.
When I wrote five years ago that the San Jose Mercury News was in trouble, I had no idea what trouble was. The peril for the paper of Silicon Valley has certainly intensified since then.
Jeremy Renner co-produced and stars in Kill the Messenger, based on the story of real-life investigative reporter Gary Webb. In an interview, Renner and director Michael Cuesta spoke about bringing Webb's story to the screen.
It's the rare journalism movie that gets it right when it comes to depicting the day-to-day on a daily newspaper.
California State Senator Leland Yee is the centerpiece of an improbable media bonanza. Yee has been charged with seven federal felonies and continues to draw a salary despite having been suspended.
It is sad, but only if you let it overwhelm you. Electronic gimmicks and outlets are like forbidden, fat-laden food. You have to learn to discipline yourself and consume just enough to satisfy your craving, without causing damage to your physical or mental health.
There's an utter lack of infrastructure in homes and schools that live side-by-side to some of the most sophisticated and tech-fluent corporations and startups -- preventing civic engagement and technological fluency among Silicon Valley's youth.