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  • Maria Rita's musical journey comes full circle

    Maria Rita's musical journey comes full circle
    When children of famous parents succeed, they're not infrequently suspected of taking shortcuts or gaining special favors. To Maria Rita, it seemed at times that the opposite was true. "People got really aggressive when I started to sing professionally,...
  • Parents with Alzheimer's: Troubling signs for their grown children

    Parents with Alzheimer's: Troubling signs for their grown children
    The brains of adults who have elderly parents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease betray troubling hallmarks of the same disease even in middle age, when the memory and mental skills of these grown children are still perfectly normal, a new study finds....
  • Disgraced journalist Stephen Glass unlikely to ever be lawyer

    Disgraced journalist Stephen Glass unlikely to ever be lawyer
    SAN FRANCISCO — A former journalist who fabricated magazine articles is unlikely ever to get a license to practice law, legal experts say. Stephen R. Glass lost a years-long bid to become a lawyer Monday after the California Supreme Court denied...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: Possible heroin found near body, police say

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: Possible heroin found near body, police say
    Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said, adding that two glassine envelopes containing what police suspected to be heroin were found near his body....
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46; Oscar-winning actor

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46; Oscar-winning actor
    Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46. A business...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, a theatrically charged talent

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, a theatrically charged talent
    As a theater actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman commanded a pile-driving force. He didn’t start softly and build. He came out of the blocks in a fury and steadily ratcheted up to an apoplectic finish. Writing in the Village Voice about his...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award-winning actor,  was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, New York police said. The “Capote” actor, 46, was discovered by a business associate at 11:30 a.m....
  • Leonard Hirshan dies at 86; longtime agent for Clint Eastwood

    Leonard Hirshan dies at 86; longtime agent for Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood had a "make my day" attitude about Hollywood agents, including his own representative, Leonard Hirshan. "If he didn't return a call, he would have been history!" the screen tough guy said this week. But then Eastwood laughed and said,...
  • Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights

     Tavi Gevinson rockets from Rookie to teen pop-culture heights
    In her Beatlemania schoolgirl outfit — gray miniskirt, knee-highs and electric-blue suede shoes — Tavi Gevinson looks like any other fashion-obsessed teen as she wanders the crowded aisles of Los Angeles' American Rag Cie. "I can't afford,...
  • State court bans ex-reporter Stephen Glass from being a lawyer

    State court bans ex-reporter Stephen Glass from being a lawyer
    SAN FRANCISCO — A former journalist who fabricated magazine articles lost a years-long bid to become a lawyer Monday in a court ruling that faulted his character and a failure to atone for his prior misconduct. In a unanimous decision, the...
  • PASSINGS: Luis Avalos

     PASSINGS: Luis Avalos
    Luis Avalos Latino playwright, actor on 'The Electric Company.' Luis Avalos, 67, a Cuban American actor who had a regular role as Dr. Doolats on the 1970s public television children's series "The Electric Company" and later was active in Los Angeles'...