| May 12, 2009
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| Jan 14, 2009
Like everybody else these days, politically engaged Hollywood -- and particularly its younger activists -- is in a back-to-basics mood.
That's why David Arquette called together a group of actors, musicians, artists, even some athletes, recently at the...
| Jan 16, 2009
In the year since his death, Heath Ledger has become a sainted figure in Hollywood, reverently recalled for his superior talent and good humor. The foreign press genuflected before his memory Sunday with a Golden Globe for his acclaimed performance as the...
| Sep 19, 2008
Control is the ruling principle of Janet Jackson's career and, as far as the public knows, of her life.
Her 1986 breakthrough album bore the word as its title; 22 years later, her 10th studio release has the complementary name "Discipline." In concert,...
| Oct 12, 2008
LOS ANGELES is the international capital of the red carpet event and has plenty of designers peddling sumptuous evening wear. But as far as footwear goes, the city probably has been best known for skate shoes, sneakers and flip-flops.
Until now, anyway....
| Apr 24, 2008
Madonna "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros. Records) * * *
Before "Hard Candy," her 11th studio album, due out Tuesday, Madonna had never before opened her legs for an album cover. Two decades ago, her patchouli-scented belly adorned the sleeve of the intimate...
| Jun 1, 2008
TALK about a tour manager's worst nightmare.
Chad Hugo had missed his flight from Virginia, skipped rehearsal and wasn't picking up the phone. Worse still, with less than an hour until show time it appeared the 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist and...
| Mar 23, 2008
By all appearances, "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" is like any other competitive reality show. The grand prize is a spot in a new group, contestants must face a judges' panel, and celebrities such as N'Sync's JC Chasez are treated like royalty....
| Jan 16, 2008
After watching the Golden Globes gala implode last weekend in the face of the Writers Guild of America strike, the organizers of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards began a campaign Tuesday to preserve their Feb. 10 show.
The American Federation of Musicians,...
| Mar 13, 2010
Prolific songwriter and " American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi's Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills is on the market at $1,649,000.
The gated house, built in 1964, has city and canyon views, wood-beamed ceilings, an open floor plan, extensive decks...
| Oct 26, 2009
The direct impact of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts is as plain as the joyful faces of the special-needs school's students, many of whom watch each year from an onstage riser placed right behind the performers.
Those faces were...