| Oct 11, 2008
OK, PULL up the blinds in your sleeping tween-ager's room and show her this column. I promise she will not shoot daggers your way. Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Hudgens of "High School Musical" fame has bought her first house. It's in Studio City, it cost $2.75...
| May 14, 2008
A wild gun battle between Riverside County sheriff's deputies and a pair of suspects on the Soboba Indian Reservation left two people dead and tribal members frustrated and demanding answers Tuesday.
"There are better ways to solve these problems than by...
| Jun 8, 2008
IN THE "Say what?" department, this statement ranks up there: "If Camoletti had written a tragedy of this quality, he'd be up there with Pinter."
Few people could get away with comparing Marc Camoletti, the French playwright of the creaky '60s sex...
| Jan 20, 2008
Suzanne Pleshette, the dark-haired, smoky-voiced actress who played Bob Newhart's confident and sexy wife, Emily Hartley, for six years on the popular 1970s sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died. She was 70.
The widow of comic actor Tom Poston,...
| Oct 13, 2009
| 4:32 PM
So here???s how Times cartoonist Bruce Russell shows that an eagle represents Mexico. He gives it a cute little sombrero. The Writers Guild goes on strike over residuals on TV broadcasts of films released after 1948. The Knights of Columbus celebrate...
| Sep 17, 2009
Henry Gibson, a veteran character actor who came to fame in the late 1960s as the flower-holding poet on TV's landmark satirical comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," has died. He was 73.
Gibson died late Monday night at his home in Malibu after a...
| Oct 31, 2009
Michelle Triola Marvin, a former nightclub singer whose claims as the onetime live-in girlfriend of actor Lee Marvin led to a landmark ruling that established the legal concept of palimony, has died. She was 75.
Marvin, who had fought lung cancer for the...
| Nov 1, 2009
Even after the costumes are worn, the candy collected and the ghoulish jack-o'-lantern turned back into a pumpkin, Halloween doesn't have to be over -- if you are willing to be entertained by a good ghost story.
Almost anywhere you look in Southern...
| Dec 13, 2009
The Complete Fairy Tales
Translated from the French
by Christopher Betts
Oxford University Press: 256 pp., $29.95
There's no reliable way to score the game, but it's at least arguable that the European fairy tale has been the...
| Jun 5, 2009
Sam Butera, a hard-swinging tenor saxophonist who formed a rowdy and successful onstage partnership with entertainers Louis Prima and Keely Smith in the 1950s, died Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas. He was 81.
He had Alzheimer's disease, according to...
| Jun 24, 2009
Ed McMahon, a television pioneer who warmed "The Tonight Show" couch for nearly 30 years as Johnny Carson's jovial sidekick and announcer, died early Tuesday. He was 86.
McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to his publicist,...