| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:35 PM
In this episode of âAmericaâs Next Top Model,â the contestants are tested on what they know and whether they can fake what they donât. Before the competition even starts, we check in with Ren. If youâll remember from last wee...
| Apr 2, 2010
| 4:35 PM
This season of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" has been a tough one to gauge -- from the emergence of Jungle Boogie and Saltare to the backing of Blueprint Cru (or lack thereof) to the steady popularity of......
| Apr 11, 2010
Disco and the Remaking
of American Culture
W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95
Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...
| May 20, 2010
Hollywood's always had a soft spot for the gooiest of cheese, so long as the end result is piles of cheddar. Witness the 1978 film adaptation of "Grease," a piffle of bogus nostalgia that lit up the box office.
It was Allan Carr who cleared the path...
| Mar 24, 2011
Tony-nominated stage and screen actress
Helen Stenborg, 86, a Tony-nominated stage, film and TV actress who was the wife of the late Tony Award-winning actor Barnard Hughes and mother of the Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes, died...
| Dec 28, 2010
Long before she became an '80s funk-pop infanta, or Rick James' protégé and lover, Teena Marie was a Motown-enamored schoolgirl in one of L.A.'s last historic black enclaves.
The singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at her Pasadena home at age 54, grew...
| Jul 8, 2010
Harvey Fuqua, a musical multi-tasker whose career with the prominent 1950s vocal group the Moonglows was a prelude to his association with Marvin Gaye, the Spinners and other R&B stars in the 1960s and '70s, died of a heart attack Tuesday in a Detroit...
| Aug 21, 2010
Even for Los Angeles, it's an impressive cast. Roger Moore owned the Beverly Hills Post Office Spanish hacienda in the '80s and '90s, then Candice Bergen bought it, and now the new owner is Cameron Diaz.
The property was quietly shopped around to...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
German media mogul
Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
| Nov 25, 2011
Andrea True, a porn star turned pop singer who recorded a classic hit of the disco era, "More, More, More," died Nov. 7 at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y. She was 68.
The Gilpatric-VanVliet funeral home in Kingston announced her death but did not release...
| May 28, 2011
The new Mike Hammer novel "Kiss Her Goodbye" is preceded by a note from its co-author, Max Allan Collins, who explains that Mickey Spillane, the week before his death in July 2006, told his wife, "When I'm gone … [t]ake everything you find and...