| May 8, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Maurice Sendak, the children's book illustrator and author whose unsentimental approach to storytelling revolutionized the genre and whose best-known tale was the dark fantasy “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died. He was 83. Sendak, who...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:53 AM
One-time "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" reality TV star Talan Torriero has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and has been sentenced to three years' probation, court records show. Torriero, 26, of Laguna Beach, entered a guilty plea Dec. 10......
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:27 AM
"Magical." "Unforgettable." "Beautiful."
That's how Justin Timberlake, who reportedly once was a pop music star, described to People magazine his wedding to Jessica Biel on Friday at an Italian seaside resort. The bride, 30, and bridegroom, 31, partied...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Not even the Sexiest Man Alive could lure moviegoers to the box office this weekend.
On the the slowest weekend at the multiplex thus far this year, "The Words," a new film starring Bradley Cooper -- deemed by People magazine to be the most attractive...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Ah, young love. Taylor Swift revels in it, writes songs about it and, if the real estate rumor mill is to be believed, recently dropped $4.9 million on a Cape Cod mansion so she can be closer to it.
Specifically, to Conor Kennedy, 18, the grandson of...
| Apr 28, 2012
So what would Beethoven drive?
I'm not sure that putting anyone that headstrong behind the wheel would be a great idea. He'd likely scream at his publisher on his cellphone while driving, impatiently tailgate, cut people off. He'd speed for sure and...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:47 PM
On Saturday afternoon at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, I was sitting cheek-by-jowl with hundreds of sweaty book lovers in USC's Bovard Auditorium. But for a moment I could have been in a New Jersey living room in 1975, watching "The Carol Burnett...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 12:18 PM
The first daughters are growing up quickly. The president's just getting grayer.
Those are some of the immediate takeaways when viewing the Obama family's new official portrait, released by the White House on Thursday.
It was taken on Sunday by official...
| Dec 2, 2010
Alfred Masini, a pioneer of first-run syndication who created such hit television shows as "Entertainment Tonight" and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died. He was 80.
Masini died Monday in Honolulu from complications of melanoma, said Kristin...
| Oct 23, 2010
James F. Neal, a formidable lawyer who won noteworthy victories on both sides of the courtroom — as a prosecutor he sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and as a defense attorney he saved film director John Landis...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 11:05 PM
Elizabeth Edwards, a forceful political wife who became a bestselling author writing about her battle with cancer but whose marriage to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards unraveled because of his infidelity, died Tuesday. She was 61....