| Mar 23, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Actor Christopher Lloyd has listed his Montecito house for sale at $6.45 million.
He built the Umbria-inspired country home after the house he had on the site was destroyed in a 2008 wild fire.
Recently completed, the single-level ocean-view house...
| Mar 29, 2012
Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 1:14 PM
There will be a tense standoff between two hostage movies at the box office this weekend, as “Taken 2” and “Argo" battle for No. 1.
After a spectacular $49.5-million debut last weekend, the Liam Neeson sequel "Taken 2" will likely...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Masochism is the chief prerequisite for a private writing seminar with Leonard, the fearsome teacher, writer and editor conducting a mini reign of terror in Theresa Rebeck's Broadway comedy "Seminar," now at the Ahmanson Theatre.
Played by Jeff...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Dan Castellaneta, who voices America's favorite schlub hubby Homer Simpson on Fox's "The Simpsons," has joined the cast of Second City's "A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The comedic stage production is set to begin...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:01 AM
One of Broadway's more consistent box-office draws, Nathan Lane will return this season in a new play by Douglas Carter Beane. The two-time Tony Award-winning actor will lend his magical ticket-selling powers to "The Nance," which is scheduled to open...
| Oct 30, 2012
Alan Kirschenbaum, 51, a television producer and comedy writer who worked on such shows as "Raising Hope," "My Name is Earl" and "Yes, Dear," which he co-created, was found dead Friday at his Burbank home.
Early reports indicate he may have committed...
| May 8, 2012
Digby Wolfe, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who helped producer George Schlatter develop "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," a landmark TV series that became an overnight sensation in the late 1960s, has died. He was 82.
Wolfe, who later became a professor...
| May 25, 2012
Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his more than 40-year career writing for Jack Benny's penny-pinching, vain and perennially 39-year-old persona, has died. He was 89.
Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at Cedars-...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:34 PM
An estate in Beverly Hills that was once home to comedian Joe E. Brown is on the market at $6.89 million.
Set apart from the street by walls and a gate, the 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival faces in on a courtyard with a fountain. Among original details are...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 9:06 AM
With the Republican National Convention set to kick off this week, an anti-Obama documentary did surprisingly well at the box office on one of the slowest moviegoing weekends of the year.
The No. 1 film was still "The Expendables 2," which claimed the...