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Show TrackerBefore Hollywood was invaded by Perez Hilton, TMZ, "Access Hollywood" and "Entertainment Tonight," there was "Miss Rona." Rona Barrett was one of the first celebrity journalists, pioneering the concept of the in-depth, one-on-one interview, inviting stars...
The Hero ComplexFIRST LOOK I own about 9,000 comic books but ask me to pick my single favorite and I don't need to think twice. It's "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali," which (despite the smirk-inducing title) was a world-class knockout when it arrived......
Afarm couple in Colorado opened their fields last month to gleaners, giving away what was left of their harvest. Expecting about 5,000 people to show up, they were shocked when 40,000 arrived. This may be a sign of the times. As the economy plummets, we...
In the sweet science of early-21st-century struggles over intellectual property rights, the title fights tend to be fairly technology-rich. Court cases over network DVR, Viacom's continuing battle against Google, Microsoft's grudge match with the open-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSpring break -- the collegiate ritual, the parental horror show, the thriving industry -- is here. And given the varying schedules of our nation's college campuses, it will be with us, for better and for worse, through early April. Like an ineradicable...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe roots of spring break? Nesting birds, rutting beasts, rising sap, you know. But there's also a specifically American angle: In 1936, the swim coach of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., brought his team to Fort Lauderdale to practice at the...
Frank Bogert, the crusty ex-cowboy and longtime mayor of Palm Springs who helped turn the desert outpost into a glamorous destination for celebrities and tourists, died at his home Sunday after a brief hospitalization, according to city officials. He...
Tags: Politics, Ronald Reagan, Death, Sports, Clubs and Associations
Times Staff WriterSHE starred on Broadway and in the opera. She was described as one of the most beautiful women in the country, and she married a famous actor. She came out to Hollywood and starred in the adventure picture "She." History, though, remembers Helen...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- The day after Beverly Byron's congressman husband dropped dead at age 48 while training for the Marine Corps marathon, the governor of Maryland sat in the widow's living room, urging her to take his seat. "My two boys said, 'She'll run.'...
Tags: Michael Jordan, Government, Politics, Jo Ann Emerson, Primaries
Times Staff WriterTall, twin outrageous orange doors welcome visitors to the latest outpost of desert chic in Palm Springs. As a suntanned man in a hot pink jacket ushers you inside the Parker Palm Springs, a new luxury hotel, it's clear that change is afoot. The once-...
Scott Sechman has displayed an amazing knack for meeting some of rock's most beloved cult heroes. It all started around 1967 when his big brother's band, the Norfolk Aliens, opened for The Box Tops at the Virginia Beach Dome. Sechman tagged along and...
Liz Smith"FEW THINGS are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example," wrote Mark Twain. It is interesting that the one and only Cher is reportedly closing a deal with the Logo Network to produce -- and perhaps to appear -- in a series set in the...
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