| May 28, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Wednesday’s “American Idol” finale didn’t just mark Simon Cowell’s last night on the job, the show also bid farewell to musical director, bandleader and chief arranger Rickey Minor, who takes over “The Tonight Show...
| Mar 24, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Robert Culp may have portrayed a secret government agent on TV, but there's one thing he never spied on his mantle at home: an Emmy or Golden Globe. Before his death today at age 79, Robert Culp was nominated by both of those awards, but he had bad luck....
| Jan 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Friday is Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, and to honor Elvis the musician, let's have a rumble about which songs of his were the best. For the next few days, I'll sample from the new boxed set "Good Rockin' Tonight" (reviewed......
| Apr 8, 2010
Nicolas Cage is leaving Bel-Air. And not by choice.
The fate of the sprawling Tudor mansion owned by the actor, who won an Oscar for his role in "Leaving Las Vegas," was decided Wednesday far from the baronial estate.
It was up for auction Wednesday...
| Apr 28, 2010
| 4:24 PM
Update: The 1940 Bel-Air estate owned until recently by actor Nicolas Cage is back on the market at $12.75 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
Cage lost the trophy home at a foreclosure auction earlier this month on the county courthouse steps...
| Dec 30, 2009
Sherry cocktails have come a long way from hot sack posset. A custardy Middle Ages concoction of sherry, milk and eggs, popular first in Britain and then the New World, sack posset eventually gave way to the likes of the 19th century Bamboo, a combination...
| Feb 14, 2010
If you're headed to see the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., this spring, know that there's plenty to do besides baseball. About a two-hour drive south from Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, is Tucson, one of the Cactus League's two original towns.
| Oct 24, 2010
Studio A at Capitol Records in Hollywood is the fabled place where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, the Beach Boys and other stellar names in popular music made some of their most beloved recordings over the last half century.
On an unseasonably pleasant...
| Oct 27, 2010
Steve Goldstein knows where all the famous bodies are buried.
By day, he's a businessman who owns a payroll service. But in his off hours, he's one of Hollywood's best-known grave hunters. Author of "LA's Graveside Companion: Where the V.I.P.s R.I.P" and...
| Nov 11, 2010
The sale of Nicolas Cage's onetime Bel-Air estate, which the actor lost to foreclosure this year, has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. There was hubris, bad taste and a dizzying fall from financial grace.
The closing scene played out this week...
| Dec 21, 2010
Steve Landesberg, a comic actor who played the intellectual Det. Arthur Dietrich in the long-running ABC sitcom " Barney Miller," has died. He was believed to be 74.
FOR THE RECORD:
Steve Landesberg: In the Dec. 21 LATExtra section,...