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  • Chessman Execution Today!

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo From left, UC history professor Richard Drinnon; actors Marlon Brando, Steve Allen and Shirley MacLaine; and UC professor Eugene Burdick enter the governor's mansion in Sacramento to urge Gov. Pat Brown to spare the life of...
  • Kristin Chenoweth’s dark turn

    Kristin Chenoweth’s dark turn
    When producers first approached Kristin Chenoweth about playing the female lead in the musical "Promises, Promises," she was hesitant and more than a little worried about taking on the role. One of Broadway's brightest stars, she's best known for her...
  • Book review: 'The Elephant to Hollywood' by Michael Caine

    Book review: 'The Elephant to Hollywood' by Michael Caine
    Sequels, as anyone schooled in Hollywood knows, are difficult to pull off. The dilemma — how much of the first should find its way into the next? — has confounded many creative minds in this town, so it was probably too much to hope that...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 1, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Mike Sacks: The author of "Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason" will present and sign his new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960. MONDAY Francine Prose and Mark...
  • Shirley MacLaine gets into spirit as Coco Chanel

    Shirley MacLaine gets into spirit as Coco Chanel
    IF SHIRLEY MACLAINE and Coco Chanel fought over a parking spot, pearls would roll. "She was tough and she never backed down," says the Academy Award-winning actress, who's known for her own flammable personality and eccentric philosophy. The Parisian...
  • Fred Travalena dies at 66; master impressionist and singer

    Fred Travalena dies at 66; master impressionist and singer
    Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66. Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
  • James Mitchell dies at 89; actor, dancer was 'All My Children' staple

    James Mitchell dies at 89; actor, dancer was 'All My Children' staple
    James Mitchell, a stage and film actor and dancer who became a soap opera staple in his role as Palmer Cortlandt on the long-running ABC show "All My Children," has died. He was 89. Mitchell died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of...
  • Midge Costanza dies at 77; Carter aide

    Midge Costanza dies at 77; Carter aide
    When Midge Costanza was appointed by President Carter as his assistant for public liaison in 1976 and given coveted space near the Oval Office, the outspoken New Yorker predicted she might not last. "Either I will function as a window for the president,...
  • Meryl Streep sets new record with 16th Oscar nomination

     
    Meryl Streep's nomination for "Julie & Julia" increases her Oscar record to 16, putting her even further ahead of Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson (both at 12). Though Hepburn won four lead-actress Oscars and Nicholson a pair of lead-actor Academy...
  • Oscars quiz: Who gave this boastful acceptance speech?

     
    To see the answer, click on the "Continue reading" link below. ANSWER: When Shirley MacLaine won best actress for "Terms of Endearment" (1983), she roared, "I deserve this! I have wondered for 26 years what this would feel like.” Photo AMPAS RELATED...
  • Andy Klein reviews 'Valentine's Day' -- and it's not sweet

     
    In Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day," we meet a dozen (or two) Angelenos, all of whom have their own romantic dilemmas, and most of whom will somehow intersect during the course of the eponymous day. In short, it's the romantic comedy equivalent of...