| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Bonnie McKee writes party-ready pop songs streaked with sadness, and one source of that sadness might be that she hasn't been the person singing them.
The L.A.-based songwriter is partially responsible for some of the biggest hit singles of the last few...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:42 AM
On Thursday night, “Scandal” once again proved itself to be the most predictably unpredictable show on television. In a last-minute twist, as Maya is fleeing the country in a military plane procured by none other than the president, Olivia...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Will Google's Android 4.4 operating system and new Nexus smartphone come out Oct. 28? Maybe, if you believe in hidden chocolate clues.
Earlier this year, Google and KitKat teamed up to name the next version of Android after the chocolate snack....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Katy Perry had come to dance.
On a recent afternoon the pop superstar was at a Burbank rehearsal studio, fortifying herself with a salad before diving into four hours of sweaty physical movement — a not-so-dry run for a handful of performances...
| Oct 22, 2013
Re "Anthem's propofol policy discourages a vital procedure," Column, Oct. 18
David Lazarus is wrong to expect Anthem Blue Cross to cover propofol sedation for all colonoscopies. Many gastroenterologists such as myself perform colonoscopies under...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt — including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" — but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London"...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:58 PM
When I got to the fundraiser Monday night for L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, I was told the press was not welcome.
Why not? I wondered.
You'd think Baca would want the world to know that, despite one debacle after another in his department —...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:05 PM
“When your last name is Jackson, people naturally expect incredible talent.” That’s how the release begins announcing the arrival of Tanay Jackson, daughter of Tito Jackson, on the music scene.
What comes next is the typical...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Their debut album entered the chart this month at No. 6. In England the record sold more copies than the latest by Justin Timberlake. Reviews have been nearly uniformly ecstatic, as has praise from fellow artists such as Katy Perry and Mumford & Sons....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Michael Jackson’s mother and three children have filed a motion for a new trial in their wrongful-death case, which ended 2 1/2 months ago when jurors found concert promoter AEG Live not liable for the singer's overdose death.
Much of the...