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  • Bob Thomas dies at 92; AP newsman saw it all on Hollywood beat

    Bob Thomas dies at 92; AP newsman saw it all on Hollywood beat
    Bob Thomas, a Los Angeles-based reporter and columnist who covered entertainment for the Associated Press for more than six decades, writing compelling, human and often humorous stories about Hollywood's glittering and glamorous, has died. He was 92.
  • Dino De Laurentiis, storied movie producer, dies at 91

    Dino De Laurentiis, storied movie producer, dies at 91
    Dino De Laurentiis, the flamboyant Italian movie producer who helped resurrect his nation's film industry after World War II and for more than six decades produced films as diverse as the 1954 Federico Fellini classic "La Strada" and the 1976 remake of...

    Sports Legend Revealed: Did a missed free throw by an Austin Peay player in 1987 change the direction of the New York Knicks?

     
    BASKETBALL LEGEND: A missed free throw by an Austin Peay player in 1987 changed the direction of the New York Knicks for the next fifteen years. STATUS: Basically True. Clearly, the history of basketball is filled with seemingly minor decisions...

    Book Review: 'Walt Before Mickey' by Timothy S. Susanin

    Book Review: 'Walt Before Mickey' by Timothy S. Susanin
    When the extraordinary success of "Steamboat Willie" made Walt Disney an overnight sensation in 1928, he'd already spent nearly a decade working in animation. During those years, he'd had successes and failures, as Timothy S. Susanin recounts in great...

    L.A. Times interview from the archives: Bob Thomas

    L.A. Times interview from the archives: Bob Thomas
    Even though the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has broken with the past and moved its annual Oscar awards show from Monday evening to Sunday, the gathering tonight at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be no less a grand exercise in...