| Feb 3, 2011
| 8:26 AM
The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.
Temptation. Schmemptation. Sure, I'm feeling a little cocky. The events over the last two days have left me feeling tough. Mark Wahlberg...
| Dec 12, 2009
| 4:33 PM
L.A. County sheriff's deputies clashed with four people late Friday outside the House of Blues in West Hollywood. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. at the Sunset Strip venue, when the rapper Ice Cube was performing, according to the Sheriff's......
| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:34 AM
A list of upcoming shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Nokia TheatreLady Gaga, Dec. 21 (Fri.) Club Nokia Willie Nelson, Dec. 8 (Fri.) Fox Theatre Pomona NOFX, Dec. 4 (Sat.) Music Box @ Fonda Bebel Gilberto, Dec.......
| Aug 15, 2008
| 5:50 PM
| Jun 25, 2008
For all its booze-soaked bonhomie and head-nodding musical surprises, a "listening party" for "LAX," the new album from the multi-platinum-selling Compton gangsta rapper the Game, on Monday night proved to be the rarest kind of orchestrated media event....
| Sep 23, 2007
Last in a series of stories exploring the creative process of the executives and producers who find and nurture talent.
"We go until it happens," rap producer Dr. Dre says about all the time he spends in the recording studio searching for hits, once as...
| Jan 10, 2008
IN his costarring turn in the urban comedy "First Sunday," due in theaters Friday, Tracy Morgan delivers a performance that's bound to surprise the career funnyman's fans. Which is to say, the seven-season "Saturday Night Live" alum, who is currently on a...
| Sep 24, 2006
IN the opening chapter of Jerry Heller's new memoir "Ruthless," the most pilloried music executive in hip-hop history acknowledges his controversial reputation by beating his detractors to the punch. He quotes various disses aimed at him by a who's who of...
| Jan 11, 2008
At a recent screening for his feature film debut, "First Sunday" director David E. Talbert told the audience they were about to see the culmination of 15 years of work.
Having watched the finished product, it seems reasonable to assume Talbert spent that...
| Apr 2, 2008
For a while there, the spec market was starting to look as undernourished as your average Hollywood starlet. Well, the industry's body of original work seems to be upping the carbs. When Sony picked up Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser's apocalyptic...
| Nov 30, 2008
The Chronicles of Narnia:Prince Caspian Disney, $29.99/$39.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
After the massive success of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," the relatively modest returns for the sequel "Prince Caspian" baffled many....