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Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the former supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children. The settlement was reached at 6:15 a.m....
Special to The TimesThere are lots of marvelous extras to listen to in the new, deluxe edition of Beck's 1996 landmark album, "Odelay," including more than an hour's worth of music that wasn't in the original collection. But there are also some engaging things to read in...
Tags: Dave Eggers, Book, Pulitzer Prize Awards, Beck, Danny Boyle
Justin Timberlake will induct Madonna into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The "Sexyback" singer has been working with the Material Mom on her upcoming album, expected to be released this year. Madonna will be among those honored March 10 at the...
Tags: Madonna, Lou Reed, Lou Rawls, Leonard Cohen, Jerry Butler
CAUSE CÉLÈBRETO BE a Hollywood Republican, you've got to be one of two things: very stubborn or very optimistic. Harry Sloan is the latter, and that has made him not only the Republican Party's major entertainment industry cheerleader but also Sen. John McCain's go-to...
Tags: George W. Bush, Entertainment, Diplomacy, Bob Dole, Todd Palin
CRISPIN SARTWELL teaches art and art history at Dickinson College. His latest book is "Six Names of Beauty."IN MANY ARTS, such as painting, poetry, woodworking and arrogance, Americans have made significant contributions. We have few rivals when it comes to growing marijuana or blowing stuff up. But in one art we are as inventive as small appliances or...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe razing of Shea Stadium later this year marks the end of an era for baseball fans, but it's also closing the door on a chapter of pop music history that began in 1965 when the Beatles became the first pop group to play a concert at a U.S. sports...
Special to The TimesTourists often flock to towns to pay tribute to late, great residents — an author, perhaps, or a president — but the homage paid to one deceased man by this Rocky Mountain mining town is as bizarre as some of its residents. And that's the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEarly in "the session," the 45 artists began singing the chorus: We are the world We are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So, let's start giving. . . . And to their horror, many of the men discovered that the key was far too...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn March, Janet Jackson signed an unprecedented $40-million record contract. Nine days later brother Michael got a deal that guaranteed $65 million-plus. Suddenly, the recording business is looking like baseball with its escalating contracts. Will there...
Tags: Madonna, Robert De Niro, David Geffen, History, Contracts
Down to the final 7, last night's show had the contenders take on some of the legends of rock and roll and most were clearly outside of their comfort zones. Burnell's version of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" reminded us all that we love him...
Staff writerThey sure do say "love" a lot on "American Idol," and I don't love that gushing. I also don't love forcing contestants to sing song styles they’ll never perform. Rock night was a bad night for the last two men left. Burnell Taylor was in the...
Multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Ramone died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was 79. His son Matt confirmed his father was hospitalized in late February with an aortic aneurysm. Ramone won 14 Grammys and worked...
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