| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
When the Screen Actors Guild Awards are bestowed Jan. 23, telecast on TNT and TBS, they'll bestow a life achievement award on Betty White. Read more at the SAG website. Previous recipients of the honor include: 2008: James Earl Jones 2007: Charles Durning...
| Apr 11, 2009
If you are not a boxing fan (I am not a boxing fan), the HBO documentary "Thrilla in Manila” -- the story of the Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali rivalry, as it played across three fights from 1971 to 1975 -- is not the film to make you one. And if you...
| Feb 12, 2009
Eric Monti, the former longtime golf pro at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles who won three PGA tournaments in the 1950s and early '60s, died Feb. 1 of prostate cancer at his home in Laguna Woods, according to his son-in-law, Tony Benach. He was 91....
| Jan 5, 2009
Pat Hingle, the veteran actor with more than half a century of impressive work in theater, film and television who was perhaps best known to a generation of movie fans as Commissioner James Gordon in the first four "Batman" films, has died. He was 84....
| Oct 15, 2008
N. Richard Nash's "The Rainmaker," most familiar as an overwrought 1956 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, is actually a gentle, surprisingly durable romantic comedy. Who knew?
It's a frequent phenomenon in Hollywood. Marquee value...
| May 27, 2008
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73.
Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
| Apr 6, 2008
Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson and went on to become an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84....
| Apr 6, 2008
Tourists from around the world flock to see Waikiki Beach when they visit Hawaii. But Southern Californians usually aren't impressed by its sandy shore. Compared with SoCal beaches, it's a loser. Too narrow, too noisy and so crowded that...
| Dec 29, 2007
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30.
Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
| Jan 11, 2006
IF there could be any doubt that real life is rarely like the movies, consider the timballo. On screen it is inevitably presented as one dazzling dish about as easy to make as a 15-course meal. In actuality it can be one dazzling dish that is even simpler...