| Jun 15, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Grade-schoolers and college slackers aren't the only ones taking trips to Bikini Bottom. Victoria Beckham, Sebastian Bach and John O'Hurley will make cameos in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants," joining a growing list of adult...
| Apr 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Kristin Chenoweth was eager to take on the role of Fran Kubelik in âPromises, Promises,â because it represented an artistic challenge and a departure from the other characters sheâs played on Broadway. But there was another reason as well:...
| May 2, 2010
| 7:20 PM
Rarely in life do the personal and professional become the bittersweet blend that Stan Nelson and Carrie Miceli experience every day.
At work, the medical researchers at UCLA painstakingly delve into the genetic underpinnings of Duchenne muscular...
| Sep 26, 2010
The Lucky Ones
One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 288 pp., $26.
American history is a far bumpier ride than it used to be in the good old days. Mae Ngai is far more interested in the...
| Nov 3, 2010
Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook.
One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...
| Jan 29, 2011
Charlie Callas, the veteran comedian who punctuated his zany, character-oriented comedy routines with a bizarre array of facial expressions and sound effects, has died. He was 83.
Callas, a resident of Las Vegas, died Thursday evening of natural causes...
| May 23, 2011
Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965.
"In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
| Nov 8, 2011
Hal Kanter, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, and a director and producer whose career included writing for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, directing Elvis Presley and creating a landmark 1960s TV series starring Diahann Carroll, has died. He was 92....
| Jul 11, 2011
Sam Denoff, an Emmy-winning writer on the classic sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" who helped create the Marlo Thomas comedy "That Girl," has died. He was 83.
Denoff, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Friday at his home in Brentwood, said his son,...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 6:19 AM
| Jan 7, 2012
Former state Sen. Ruben S. Ayala, a scrappy Democrat from Chino who fought for a controversial water project and helped create the California Conservation Corps during a legislative career that ran for 24 years until term limits forced him out, died of...