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Dropped Names Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them Frank Langella Harper: 356 pp., $25.99 Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...
Edie Wasserman, who was the widow of Hollywood powerhouse Lew Wasserman and who was known as a tireless benefactor for charitable causes, especially the Motion Picture and Television Fund, has died. She was 95. Wasserman died Thursday in Beverly Hills of...
Show TrackerTelevision is offering a feast of holiday programming, including KTLA's annual "Twilight Zone" marathon, Thanksgiving day parades, plenty of holiday cooking advice and a triple helping of NFL football. “Top Chef” 6 a.m., Bravo: Guess Who Is...
A night at the Stiller compound? Comic actor Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, have listed their Hollywood Hills property at $12.5 million. The site includes two houses and a one-bedroom guesthouse for a total of 10 bedrooms and 11...
The former West Hollywood home of Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis is for sale at $2.45 million. The 2,242-square-foot condominium is on the fourth floor of the 1930 Colonial House, which was designed by architect Leland A. Bryant and reflects the...
It may be hard for those who grew up watching "Will & Grace" to imagine the shock and excitement when Mart Crowley's "The Boys in the Band" caught fire off-Broadway in 1968, becoming one of the most discussed, derided and defended dramas of its era. A...
The Daily MirrorMay 3, 1941: Novelist James Hilton fills in for Lee Shippey, who is recovering from surgery. (I must say, I’m impressed by the number of authors among Shippey’s friends). Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The......
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
The Hero ComplexThe great thing about time-travel movies is you can always go back and do it all over again. This weekend, the American Cinemathequeâs Egyptian Theatre does just that with a series of time-jumping double-features -- "Planet of the Apes" with......
10 Bad Dates With De Niro A Book of Alternative Movie Lists Edited by Richard T. Kelly Overlook/Rookery: 460 pp., $29.95 Movie geeks are list-making animals. It begins with the frenzied -- and nonsensical -- annual compilation of "10 best lists" (as...
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Times Staff WriterMY family and I were on a Christmas cruise of the Mexican Riviera when we learned of the tsunami that devastated South Asia. Standing in the lovely gym of the Diamond Princess, I watched the horrifying images flash across the TV screen and heard the...
Tags: Holidays, Tsunamis, Tourism and Leisure, Travel, Cruises
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOn the streets of this quiet Santa Ynez Valley village, something was clearly going on Sunday, even if the details were a little fuzzy to some. Taking notice of all the police, tourist JoAnn Killmer guessed crime. "I thought somebody had been robbed,"...
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