| Jun 9, 2010
| 12:44 AM
Himan Brown, the pioneer radio producer and director of "Grand Central Station," "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" and other popular shows of the 1930s and '40s who returned to the airwaves three decades later with " CBS Radio Mystery Theater," has died. He was...
| Dec 24, 2009
Hollywood agents, that most despised of human specimens, of which I was one, are as indispensable as the rabies vaccine, which kills as easily as it cures. Although in one form or another agents, as the middlemen brokers of human talent, have existed...
| May 22, 2008
At the end of an impressive if murky reflecting pool in the middle of a lawn so verdant it seems out of place, the original Hollywood swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., lies buried in one of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's most ostentatious mausoleums....
| Jan 9, 2008
WHEN it comes to neighborhood restaurants in L.A., it's all about the micro-climates -- the prevailing winds can be so different in different parts of town, you can't just plant a bistro any old where and have it flourish. The Del, an 8-month-old spot...
| Oct 14, 2009
Stuart M. Kaminsky, a writer of impressive range who created four distinctive detectives for series set in Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida and Moscow, has died. He was 75.
Kaminsky, who joined the elite of his craft in 2006 when the Mystery Writers of...
| Nov 28, 2009
George Carlin was stand-up comedy's transformational man. He went through it time and again through the decades, first as a young hipster hungry to fit into the showbiz life, then slowly finding his voice and a roomful of laughs as a counter-culture...
| Jun 21, 2009
Chris Pine is splayed across a red restaurant banquette as if it were the throne Hollywood is offering him as one of its newly anointed male hotties. To say Pine's actual seating is not a throne would be an understatement. The star of Paramount Pictures'...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Atticus Shaffer, perhaps best known as Brick Heck on ABC’s “The Middle,” is a well-spoken, smart and interesting 14-year-old who would make any mother proud. He defies the traditional stereotype of a young teenager, with interests such...
| Apr 29, 2012
When the doorbell rang one August evening in 1968, my inclination was not to answer. The Democratic National Convention was raging, and I had a window seat. My then-wife and I lived across from Lincoln Park, the peaceniks' campground. Previously, a...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:42 AM
The enduringly popular movie gets another lavish home-video rendering in a new edition including both DVD and Blu-ray copies of the film, plus new special features in two documentaries, one a profile of director Michael Curtiz. Humphrey Bogart and...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:33 PM
When he was 4, Jonathan Kite, who plays lewd short-order cook Oleg on CBS' "2 Broke Girls," did his first impression.
His dad was a movie buff, so Kite impersonated Peter Lorre. By the time Kite was 8, he had expanded his repertoire. His mom would take...