| Jun 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Geez, I'm gonna miss Larry King. Seriously. He's been a constant presence in my life ever since I was a kid in Miami, listening to him at night on his local radio show, where he'd interview whatever B-list celebrity came......
| May 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
It was just over a year ago that Jamie Foxx took his first turn as an "American Idol" mentor. He was tasked with shepherding Season 8's Final 5 -- Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Matt Giraud -- through Rat Pack week last year,...
| May 10, 2010
| 9:34 PM
In the 2 1/2 years since Ellen DeGeneres featured this young Filipina singer on her popular talk show, Charice has racked up an impressive number of friends in high places: She's made several appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," sung......
| Dec 26, 2010
When Garth Brooks returns to his limited engagement next month in Las Vegas, some of those in line at the Encore box office may be surprised to find that the price of a ticket has nearly doubled.
The increase — from $125 to $225 — has...
| Jan 9, 2011
One spring morning last year, I stuffed my rucksack with things I bring on camping trips in the U.S.: fleece, books 'n' socks, toothbrush, bug spray, sunshades. Then I shouldered my mandolin case, unlatched my apartment gate and stepped into the sunshine....
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| Sep 27, 2011
The volume seemed to be turning up: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings were moving away from acoustic austerity, growing comfortable rocking out. Their last album, "Soul Journey," saw these Nashville alt-folkies jolting their sound with electricity and a...
| Dec 25, 2011
Partying until daybreak, flying the red eye, cramming all night for an exam — these are just a few reasons for skimping on beauty sleep. And rarely in these circumstances is there the luxury of taking the next day off to nurse oneself back to happy,...
| Mar 11, 2012
Many big-name L.A.-based designers — Rodarte, Gregory Parkinson, Rachel Zoe, Barbara Tfank, Skaist-Taylor and Juan Carlos Obando among them — have already shown their fall 2012 collections at New York Fashion Week. Now in the middle of Los...
| Nov 24, 2008
| 5:00 PM
Born on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Ive lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, but I remain a big Canadian flag waver. Victoria may be the greatest city in which to grow up, but L.A. may well be the greatest city to live out your dreams....
| Jan 10, 2009
If they ever give an Academy Award to the best moviegoer of the year, I would have to be a nominee. No one enters a packed theater with more flair (or more popcorn).
"How about over here?" I ask.
"How about over there?" says my date.
I prefer aisle...