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SI.com: Ben Fowlkes: Swick set for UFC return after more than two years on sidelinesupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 16:29:00

Go to a nice restaurant with UFC welterweight Mike Swick and odds are you'll get to meet the chef. It starts when he orders something off the menu and has to specify that he'd like it prepared without garlic or spices, on account of an esophageal condition that doesn't react well to many of the mainstays of the restaurant industry.

Fans celebrate Kings Stanley Cup victoryupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 12:13:00

Fans celebrate in the streets after the Los Angeles Kings take home the Stanley Cup.

SI.com: Lee Jenkins: New-look Clippers show the power could be shifting in Los Angelesupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 02:39:00

LOS ANGELES -- Chris Paul wanted to play for the Lakers, was traded to the Lakers, and prepared to sign a long-term contract extension with the Lakers. But when he walked onto the court Monday night at Staples Center, in front of Lakers fans who 10 days ago called him the second coming of Magic Johnson, they booed him like the son of Larry Bird. Such is the strange state of the NBA in Los Angeles, where in the past week-and-a-half Paul was a Laker and then a Clipper, a dramatic swing that has shifted the tectonic plates beneath the city's basketball landscape. As Paul told teammate Chauncey Billups when they emerged from the tunnel: "This is crazy."

People.com: Justin Bieber Takes Selena Gomez on 'Titanic' Dateupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 20:49:00

The pop star reportedly rents out L.A.'s Staples Center for movie night

SI.com: Lee Jenkins: Hate is on between Mavs, Lakersupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 10:23:00

LOS ANGELES -- Five players, three fans and one jersey were all tossed Thursday night at Staples Center, evidence that April in the NBA has finally arrived.

Young boy falls to death at Staples Centerupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 16:43:00

A young boy fell to his death from a luxury suite at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

People.com: Posh & Becks Take Their Boys to Justin Bieber's Concertupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 11:08:00

• David and Victoria Beckham earned major cool parent points after taking their boys - Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn - to Justin Bieber's concert at L.A.'s Staples Center. The family took in the ProActiv-sponsored gig from a VIP box, where they seemed upbeat as the kids waved glowsticks. The Beckhams, who were with another family and their little girls, were very attentive to their children, often kissing them or embracing them during the concert.

People.com: Rihanna's Post-Concert Party (and Snuggle) with Matt Kempupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 12:11:00

• After performing at L.A.'s Staples Center with guest Eminem, RIhanna had beau Matt Kemp by her side for a late-night bash at Drai's in the W Hollywood. Arriving after 1 a.m., the pop star was delivered a cake with sparklers. She also shared some smooches with Kemp, and listened as rapper Lil Jon performed his hits for the crowd. Also there: Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne, who hung out in the outside, back bar with friends.

People.com: Couples Watch: Pete & Ashlee Watch a Jay-Z Concertupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 14:28:00

• Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson Wentz were bopping up and down from the side of the stage at Jay-Z's recent show at Los Angeles's Staples Center - and the two didn't go unnoticed by the rapper. "Pete Wentz, I see you," he said from the stage, adding, "Ash, I see you. Hope I didn't embarrass you." Standing next to them: Chris Rock, who threw his hands up and sang along to every song, while Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton were also at the show.

People.com: Five Grammy Performances to YouTubeupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 11:50:00

From Beyoncé's Alanis cover to the Pink's high-flying number, these are the musical moments you'll want to watch again

People.com: Taylor Swift Takes Four Grammys Back to Nashvilleupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 11:50:00

Beyoncé, Kings of Leon and the Black Eyed Peas also win big at Sunday's telecast

People.com: The Jackson Kids Channel Michael's Loveupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 09:30:00

Prince Michael and Paris Jackson accept their late father's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys

SI.com: Report: Kobe 'excused' from practice after neighborhood robberyupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 18:18:00

Kobe Bryant was given an "excused absence" from the Lakers' practice this morning after an armed robbery in his Newport Beach neighborhood Tuesday night, reports TMZ.com

SI.com: Arash Markazi: Clippers' Kaman playing like All-Starupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 12:21:00

LOS ANGELES -- It looked as if a party had broken out in the Staples Center corridors Wednesday as Clippers employees dressed in cowboy outfits handed out All-Star Game ballots to every fan in sight. Behind them a huge sign read, "Vote For Your Clippers Today"! with the names Blake Griffin, Baron Davis, Al Thornton and Marcus Camby etched into silver stars underneath.

SI.com: Allan Muir: The 2010 draft will be stockedupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 08:15:00

It was tough to carry on a conversation with the board-stomping and chanting in the background threatening to completely drown out my caller, who happens to be an NHL scout. But through the din of the college arena, one sentence came through clearly over the phone:

SI.com: Arash Markazi: Storylines to watch for Lakers, Clippers this seasonupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 09:07:00

Who was the evil NBA schedule maker who thought it would be funny to have the Clippers play the Lakers on opening night? It's one thing to be viewed as the "other team" in town, but it's another to be present on the night the Lakers are given their championship rings and unveil their most recent championship banner at Staples Center, which is also the Clippers' home -- although you'd never know it by looking up at the rafters.

People.com: Miley Cyrus Sings of Hope to Grateful Fanupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 18:07:00

The singer delivers a personal message to a special youngster at the Concert for Hope

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: The man trying to bring NFL back to L.A.updated: Mon Oct 26 2009 07:15:00

The windowless suite on the second floor of the Pacific Palms, a resort 20 miles east of Los Angeles, is prosaically named the NFL Presentation Room. In this sterile bunker, decorated with maps, charts, schematics, architectural models and a wall-mounted flat screen tuned to the NFL Network, Southern California real estate developer Ed Roski greets visitors and lays out his plan to build a gleaming pro football stadium a few miles down the road, where the 57 and 60 freeways intersect in the City of Industry.

People.com: Pink Is Black-and-Blue with Shoulder Injuryupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 09:48:00

"This hurts," Tweets the pop star, who'll still continue with her concert tour

Klitschko to defend WBC title against Arreolaupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:34:00

World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title against Mexican-American Chris Arreola at the Staples Center, Los Angeles on September 26 -- the Ukrainian has confirmed on his official Web site.

SI.com: Sam Querrey takes over the mailbagupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 15:09:00

With Jon Wertheim on vacation, rising American star Sam Querrey graciously agreed to respond to fans' questions. The 21-year-old Querrey is ranked 26th after winning the Los Angeles Open last week, his third consecutive ATP final.

People.com: Couples Watch: Lindsay & Sam, Brad & Angelina ...updated: Mon Jul 20 2009 12:29:00

• Looks like they're still hanging out! A bubbly Lindsay Lohan joined Samantha Ronson at her table outside the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood after midnight. (Earlier, the two took in the "American Idols Live!" tour stop at the Staples Center.) Lohan left a table of her own friends to join her deejay ex, who had asked for Lohan by name when she arrived. The actress was openly affectionate as she spent the night leaning into Ronson and hanging on her every word. Meanwhile, Ronson was more restrained but still sweet.

People.com: Tom Cruise Does the 'Single Ladies' Dance at Beyoncé's Showupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 11:29:00

• Tom Cruise, doing the famous "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" dance at Beyoncé's concert at L.A.'s Staples Center. "Everyone was laughing and taking pictures," a concertgoer tells us of the scene. When the actor originally arrived - sans wife Katie Holmes, who is filming her new movie in Australia - he waved and smiled at fans who stood up and cheered when they saw him walk in. Cruise then settled in next to the sound booth where he sang (and danced!) along all night.

People.com: Paris Jackson's Speech Was Not Plannedupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 07:46:00

"The speakers really spoke from their heart," says the producer of Tuesday's Michael Jackson tribute

Mayor's office: Michael Jackson memorial cost L.A. $1.4 millionupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 21:47:00

The memorial service for singer Michael Jackson cost the city of Los Angeles $1.4 million, the mayor's office said Wednesday.

Jackson memorial lineupupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 23:56:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports from the Staples Center in Los Angeles ahead of Tuesday's memorial service.

Michael Jackson memorial draws crowds onlineupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 23:56:00

In death as in life, Michael Jackson continues to light up the Internet.

Goodbye Michael Jackson: Star, brother, friend, fatherupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 23:35:00

An 11-year-old girl who lost her father made the world cry with her on Tuesday.

Cost only security problem at Jackson memorialupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 21:48:00

No major security problems were reported at Michael Jackson's public memorial service on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California, according to police.

LAPD: Better off staying homeupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 21:48:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry spoke with the LAPD chief to get the logistics of crowd control at the Jackson memorial.

All the world came to Michael Jackson memorialupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 21:04:00

They were there for Michael Jackson.

People.com: The Michael Jackson Memorial: By the Numbersupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 16:49:00

Find out how many fans are at the memorial and other fun facts about Jackson

People.com: Jackson Family Members Gather at Los Angeles Cemeteryupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 12:13:00

Randy and La Toya Jackson are among those at Forest Lawn burial ground on eve of big memorial

People.com: Elizabeth Taylor: Jackson Wouldn't Have Wanted Me at Memorialupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 11:07:00

"I cannot be part of the public whoopla," the actress says in a string of heartfelt Twitter messages

L.A. braces for massive Michael Jackson memorialupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 10:07:00

They poured in to Los Angeles from places far-flung, an army of Michael Jackson fans hoping to collectively mourn their idol in a massive ceremony at the Staples Center downtown Tuesday.

Brit loses Jackson lottery, but wins stranger's giftupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 22:30:00

Melvin Price registered for the Michael Jackson memorial ticket lottery in England on Friday and jumped on a flight to the United States over the weekend.

People.com: Debbie Rowe Won't Attend Michael Jackson Memorialupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 20:27:00

The "onslaught of media attention" will cause a distraction, her attorney says

Jackson memorial ticket pickup going smoothly, police sayupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 17:34:00

The cars drove up to the stadium in a steady, orderly stream Monday -- some drivers giddy with anticipation as they entered and shaking with excitement as they exited.

Even youngest fans gather for Jackson tributeupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 15:54:00

People walked by 12-year-old Yance Phillips as he danced on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday.

New Orleans Essence festivalupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 14:00:00

New Orleans band Big Sam's Funky Nation plays "Dancing Machine" to pay tribute to Michael Jackson.

Lucky fans get news on Jackson memorial ticketsupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 14:00:00

Some lucky Michael Jackson fans got the e-mails they were hoping for Sunday, saying they've won two free tickets to Tuesday's memorial service.

Inside Neverland Ranchupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 02:17:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands takes us on a tour of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.

Cemetery staff 'working' with Jackson family, police confirmupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 01:58:00

The first official indication that a family service for Michael Jackson will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery came from a Los Angeles police official Sunday.

World comes to Neverlandupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 01:58:00

Fans from around the world are coming to Neverland Ranch to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. CNN's Sandra Endo reports.

1.6 million vie for 8,750 pairs of Jackson memorial ticketsupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 19:58:00

About 1.6 million fans registered for a chance at fewer than 9,000 pairs of tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service next week, organizers said.

People.com: Online Lottery Set for Jackson Memorial Ticketsupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 11:26:00

Organizers will randomly distribute 17,500 free passes; the ceremony also will be broadcast and streamed live

People.com: VIDEO: Watch Michael Jackson's Final Rehearsalupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 11:47:00

A guitarist tells PEOPLE the pop star - two nights before his death - was "excited, singing and dancing"

Jackson memorial ticket Web site flooded with hitsupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 19:47:00

The odds of winning Saturday's lottery for 17,500 free tickets to Michael Jackson memorial may be long, judging from traffic to the Staples Center Web site Friday.

People.com: Michael Jackson Memorial May Be Held at Staples Centerupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 15:09:00

The public service will likely take place Tuesday morning, according to reports

Tickets to Jackson memorial to be freeupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 14:11:00

Fans must register online for a lottery to win tickets to the Michael Jackson memorial Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, organizers said Friday.

SI.com: Jack McCallum: LeBron conspicuous by his absence at Finalsupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 14:02:00

LOS ANGELES -- As the Lakers and Magic prepped for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was undergoing five hours of dental surgery to remove a benign growth from his right jaw. Which was less painful than the metaphorical dental surgery he had to endure later.

People.com: INSIDE STORY: How Stars Score Prime Lakers Ticketsupdated: Thu May 28 2009 19:09:00

Amenities include halftime drinks at the Wachovia Chairman's Room and court side wait service

People.com: Couples Watch: Avril & Deryck, Paris & Dougupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 06:38:00

• Avril Lavigne and hubby Deryck Whibley supported pal Britney Spears at her L.A. show at the Staples Center. Seated 20 rows back, the two rocked out for the night with some friends who accompanied them. "They were enjoying the show," says an onlooker. "They looked really cute together." The twosome slipped out right before the encore and headed in the backstage direction.

Lakers snap Celtics' 19-game winning runupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 17:15:00

The Los Angeles Lakers snapped Boston Celtics' 19-game winning streak with a 92-83 home court win at the Staples Center in the highlight of the NBA's Christmas Day program.

Dave Matthews Band saxophonist dies at 46updated: Wed Aug 20 2008 20:30:00

LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died Tuesday from complications stemming from injuries he sustained in an ATV accident, the band's publicist said.

People.com: Hilary Duff, David Beckham Out for Lakers Victoryupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 18:50:00

Boosted by immense star power, the L.A. team beat Boston, 87-81

People.com: Patrick Swayze & Wife Lisa Catch a Lakers Gameupdated: Tue May 27 2008 09:54:00

The actor, who is fighting pancreatic cancer, watches the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs

People.com: Amy Winehouse: Near Clean Sweep at Grammysupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 16:44:00

Video courtesy CBS

People.com: Amy Winehouse Wins Best New Artist, Kanye West Pays Tribute to Momupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 06:43:00

Amy Winehouse added to her growing trophy collection, winning best new artist and song of the year honors at Sunday night's Grammy Awards – while performers from Carrie Underwood to Kanye West rocked the Staples Center.

People.com: Tom & Katie Attend Their Second Spice Girls Showupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 07:23:00

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have found one way to spice up their marriage – turning out for a second Spice Girls show, this one Sunday night in Las Vegas.

People.com: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Hits Spice Girls Concertupdated: Sat Dec 08 2007 19:23:00

Add another celebrity supporter to the Girl Power agenda: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger attended Friday night's Spice Girls concert in L.A. The Governator held court in a VIP box at the Staples Center, while David Beckham and the kids cheered on mom Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham for the second night – though the soccer star clearly didn't want to stand up and show off his dance moves.

People.com: Tom, Katie & Suri Cheer On Spice Girls in L.A.updated: Fri Dec 07 2007 12:23:00

It was a family affair Wednesday night at the Spice Girls concert at L.A.'s Staples Center: David Beckham and sons joined pals Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and daughter Suri to take in the 90-minute Girl Power party.

SI.com: John Ondrasik: Talking hockey with Luc Robitailleupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 10:53:00

Over a pre-game beer in the Grand Reserve Room at Staples Center, I recently had the chance to talk to Hall of Fame-bound and current L.A. Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille. Reminiscing about the golden age of the old Forum Club, a mid-90s Hollywood hockey hot spot, we talked Kings history, the team's current roster of promising young talent, marketing (a major part of Luc's new gig), and his desire to bring back the buzz to a team that is now playing second fiddle to the defending Stanley Cup champion Ducks down the road in Anaheim.

Time.com: The Revival of London's Millennium Domeupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 11:00:00

Once mocked as the beautiful building that didn't attract enough visitors, the newly named 02 has become the capital's coolest venue

People.com: Marc Anthony's Revealing Dedication to Jennifer Lopezupdated: Sat Oct 20 2007 20:44:00

Marc Anthony raised eyebrows Friday night when he made a special song dedication to wife Jennifer Lopez at their Los Angeles concert.

People.com: Inside the Emmy Afterpartiesupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 14:43:00

Party-hopping was mandatory for TV stars on Sunday, but Kanye West made the night's biggest splash with two surprise post-Emmy performances.

SI.com: Latest celeb-athlete newsupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 15:25:00

Paris Hilton is looking for her bunnies. It's really not as crazy at it sounds. Saturday night just turned into Easter Sunday morning and she's walking around her Tuscan-style home in the Hollywood Hills looking for her furry friends. "Where are they?" she asks her sister, Nicky, whose lounging by the pool and talking to their friend Brandon Davis. "They're not in the cage."

SI.com: Duck seasonupdated: Sat Mar 10 2007 22:29:00

Ernie Kent's eyes widened as he heard the question being asked.

SI.com: Getting Luckyupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 16:31:00

I cannot remember the day I became a fan of the Los Angeles Kings. I can remember the Triple Crown line of Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmer; the mania in the man who was Dave "Tiger" Williams; and the first Emperor, Rogie Vachon.

CNNMoney: X-treme marks the spotupdated: Fri Aug 06 2004 12:45:00

Upstart extreme sports are getting all grown up.

Business 2.0: Hits & Missesupdated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

Better product, lower prices, and they actually give a damn: Major airlines canceled hundreds of flights during the Aug. 14 blackout. JetBlue could've easily followed suit. Instead, the popular low...

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