| 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...
| Mar 5, 2011
Eugene Fodor, a swashbuckling violin virtuoso who was a media darling of classical music in the 1970s but whose substance abuse fractured a fairytale career, has died. He was 60.
Fodor died of liver disease Feb. 26 at his home in Arlington, Va., said his...
| Apr 10, 2011
In 1983, art historian Jose Arguelles was driving down Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles to return a rental car when a vision bloomed: On Aug. 16, 1987, a critical mass of humanity would congregate at sacred spots around the world to bond with the...
| Apr 24, 2011
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe — now that it'...
| Oct 7, 2011
Character actor usually played the heavy
Charles Napier, 75, a prolific character actor whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part II," died Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial...
| May 20, 2011
Bill Skiles, the wacky half of the Skiles and Henderson comedy duo, who entertained audiences for five decades with his sound effects, mimicry and improvised musical instruments, died Monday at his home in St. Cloud, Fla. He was 79.
The cause was...
| Aug 8, 2011
She was the mightiest voice of the greatest female trio in gospel.
And if she had wished it, Chicagoan DeLois Barrett Campbell surely could have been a far bigger star singing solo in jazz, blues, pop, Broadway, you name it.
But Campbell and her...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Jay Leno drew almost 18 million viewers to the debut of his new prime-time show Monday. That is more than three times the number of people who used to watch him on "The Tonight Show." A large number were no doubt tuning in to see Kanye West grovel...
| Dec 29, 2008
| 3:40 PM
In the opening to her new show, Bette Midler is buffeted into Las Vegas atop a tornado. Of course, twisters in the Mojave Desert are rare. Yet as soon as "Miss M" hits the stage, the curtain-raiser makes perfect sense: At age 63, Midler's still a...
| Sep 21, 2009
| 4:32 AM
"The Amazing Race" has had one amazing Emmy run. The CBS travel competition continues its lock on the reality competition series Emmy with this seventh consecutive win ??? it has yet to lose since this category was introduced in 2003. And Jeff Probst...
| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Poor Johnny Carson. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, he used to get furious with Emmy chiefs when "The Tonight Show" kept losing best variety series. Or worse: it wouldn't even get nominated. It reaped bids in 1964, 1966 and 1967, but got skunked in 1965,...