| Dec 6, 2008
Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has...
| Oct 25, 2008
The hardest part of learning the moves in Michael Jackson’s legendary “Thriller” music video isn't the fancy footwork or the hip swivels. It's the iconic "claw swing."
"You show your claws to the left, then swing down, show your claws...
| Nov 8, 1990
A Universal Studios security guard who had been on the job less than two months was arrested Wednesday in the multimillion-dollar arson fire that gutted part of the historic studio's back lot, authorities said.
The blaze destroyed sets used in such...
| Jul 25, 2008
Are Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way shingle looking to bring "The Twilight Zone" back to the big screen?
That's what The Hollywood Reporter says, indicating that the Warner Bros.-based banner has been seeking pitches based on episodes of the Rod...
| Sep 16, 2009
| 4:35 PM
MALIBU -- Veteran comic character actor Henry Gibson, whose career included the 1960's hit "Laugh-In," and more recently " King of the Hill," died Monday.
Gibson died at his home in Malibu after a brief battle with cancer. He was 73.
Gibson was born...
| Sep 29, 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — On a Friday night in October 1959, Americans began slipping into a dimension of imagination as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. They've really never returned.
"The Twilight Zone," first submitted for the public's...
| Oct 27, 2009
When choreographer and dance instructor Ines Markeljevic rounded up 62 people in Toronto in 2006 to perform the dance from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, she probably didn't imagine her humble gathering would spark a worldwide phenomenon. In 2007,...
| Jun 26, 2009
Michael Jackson was not of this world. He always seemed to defy gravity, as a dancer whose signature move was so incomprehensibly graceful that it earned the extraterrestrial title "the Moonwalk," a singer whose tenor was high but strong, a rhythmic...
| Nov 16, 1991
In response to negative criticism and viewer outrage over a controversial four-minute dance sequence in Thursday's worldwide premiere of Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video, during which the frail superstar violently smashes a car and simulates...
| Oct 23, 2010
James F. Neal, a formidable lawyer who won noteworthy victories on both sides of the courtroom — as a prosecutor he sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and as a defense attorney he saved film director John Landis...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:32 AM
After a run of the best of the '80s, Lighthouse Tavern's music selection hit its nadir with Eddie Murphy's "Party all the Time." Most bartenders would have quickly pushed 'skip,' but not mine, who pumped up the volume — and, when asked if the singer...