| May 27, 2008
| 12:14 PM
If R. Kelly's mole defense doesn't set him free, the defense clearly hopes the alleged victim's braces can.
Shortly before the lunch break, the defense showed the jury a photo of the alleged victim with orthodontia gear in her mouth. A former family...
| Jun 1, 2008
AFRAID your upcoming presentation will put everyone to sleep? Try acting like Al Pacino and take an active pause in your speech. Watch his Academy Award-winning performance in "Scent of a Woman" and notice the pauses he takes and how they add emphasis...
| Mar 31, 2006
Two top attorneys with a Century City law firm at the center of a federal racketeering investigation into alleged wrongdoing by Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano will soon leave to establish a new practice.
Dale F. Kinsella and Howard L. Weitzman...
| Jun 26, 2008
They are packing up Old Hollywood and moving it to Newbury Park.
That's where about 3 million film studio publicity stills, 50,000 original movie posters and 20,000 vintage fan magazines will be stored until they are auctioned off six months from now....
| Apr 14, 2009
The gates of Neverland Ranch. The crystal right-hand glove worn in the video for "Billie Jean." An arcade's worth of video games and a small army of fiberglass butlers and other figures once scattered about to make the mansion feel less lonely. These...
| Apr 19, 2009
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
An Evening of New Nonfiction With Wayne Koestenbaum, Sarah Thornton and David L. Ulin The three authors, of "The Queen's Throat," "Seven Days in the Art World" and "The Myth of Solid Ground,"...
| Sep 11, 2008
| 3:03 PM
It started that morning with a headache-an agonizing sensation of crushing pressure, just short of bone shattering-along one entire side of my skull. My husband, Larry, suggested calling the doctor; I opted for two aspirin.
My logic was perfect in...
| Jul 14, 2008
Fans who pick up the recently announced "The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration," due out from Paramount Home Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 23, are likely to see things in the 1972 Mafia saga and its two sequels they've never noticed before....
| Apr 24, 2009
In the lush farmlands east of Monterey Bay, the day opens with the sound of big-rig trucks hauling lettuce, apricots and other produce through this quiet agricultural town of about 36,000 people.
At Jerry's coffee shop, locals exchange gossip over...
| Dec 18, 2008
Sam Bottoms, a film and television actor who played the role of California surfer-turned-GI Lance Johnson in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 53.
Bottoms died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of...
| Dec 21, 2008
Movies have always influenced style. In 1934 -- when Clark Gable shed his shirt in the Frank Capra comedy "It Happened One Night" to reveal his bare chest -- men's undershirt sales reportedly plummeted. Men didn't suddenly tire of layering. They saw an...