| Nov 12, 2010
Dino De Laurentiis, the flamboyant Italian movie producer who helped resurrect his nation's film industry after World War II and for more than six decades produced films as diverse as the 1954 Federico Fellini classic "La Strada" and the 1976 remake of...
| Apr 22, 2011
Kevin Jarre, a screenwriter steeped in American history who wrote the Civil War saga "Glory" and the western "Tombstone," died unexpectedly of heart failure April 3 at his Santa Monica home, said his aunt, Patty Briley Bean. He was 56.
Jarre had been a...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:09 PM
In his Nov. 22 Times Op-Ed article, “Monogamy isn’t easy, naturally,” biologist David P. Barash claims that because monogamy is rare in the animal world, it is therefore unnatural behavior for humans. The logic of the argument is...
| Oct 23, 2005
"I am going to take on the challenge."
That's Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talking about skid row.
He went there twice last week and walked the streets, eyes wide open. So he knows he's understating things when he calls it a challenge.
| Oct 17, 2005
A few hours after a homeless guy named Virgil died of an overdose in the portable toilet, the blue plastic outhouse at 6th and San Julian streets was back in business. Not as a toilet, but as a house of prostitution.
Five portable toilets stand at that...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 40 Years Ago — Kurt Russell, featured in several Walt Disney Productions films, has a secret desire to play professional baseball. The Hollywood personality was working out with California farm system manager Norm Sherry, at the Angel farm...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Katheryn Winnick holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo and a second-degree black belt in karate, so playing a sword-wielding shield maiden in History's "Vikings" was a cinch.
Well ... sorta.
"A shield maiden wouldn't necessarily do a spinning...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:46 PM
These are heady days for Orlando-based Golf Channel, which has landed Olympic champ Michael Phelps for a series and which honors three legends in a special Monday night. Phelps will take golf instruction from Hank Haney on ”The Haney Project,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:13 PM
After almost 20 years in Burbank, the Riverside Café will serve its final meal on Sunday as it closes because of a dwindling number of customers, and because the owner says he can no longer afford to invest in the failing business.
Matt Peek took over...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Everything from cooking to bathroom trips are recorded on Twitter, now public humiliation can be added to the list. A 22-year-old model used Twitter to openly turn down a married soap actor’s attempts to talk her up on a plane.
Melissa Stetten, a...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:42 PM
A couple of newlyweds are making out in their car when it’s hit by a truck. She’s sent through the windshield, ends up in a coma, but has that thing happen to her that makes all romantic comedies so wonderful – she has amnesia.