| Jun 8, 2008
AFTER more than 30 years, actor, filmmaker and writer Albert Brooks is returning to the small screen.
When Showtime's "Weeds" premieres its fourth season on June 16, Brooks will play acerbic gambler Len Botwin, the father-in-law of pot-selling mom...
| Aug 4, 2008
Whatever value there ever was in glimpsing the "real lives" of marginal celebrities was long ago leeched from the likes of the Osbourne family and Anna Nicole Smith. And yet the shows keep coming, one after the other, reality nonchalantly surrendering...
| Mar 11, 2008
| 11:54 AM
OK, boys and girls, including all you chiffon-wearing princesses -- it's time to go to your rooms and close your eyes and dream of whatever it is little darlings dream about these days.
They gone? Good.
Fellow adults, we're going to spend some time...
| Apr 16, 2009
To understand the changes roiling once-sleepy Malibu, check out the new $25-million shopping center that finally opens Saturday at the junction of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road.
Shops such as James Perse and Tory Burch will sell $195 cargo...
| Apr 17, 2009
U2 guitarist David Evans, a.k.a. the Edge, has a dream: to build five contemporary houses on a hill high above Malibu, with expansive views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
But accomplishing that...
| Feb 20, 2010
British film actor, director
Lionel Jeffries, 83, a British actor-director whose 50-year career included portraying Grandpa Potts in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," died Friday in London after a long illness, the Associated Press...
| Oct 31, 2009
Michelle Triola Marvin, a former nightclub singer whose claims as the onetime live-in girlfriend of actor Lee Marvin led to a landmark ruling that established the legal concept of palimony, has died. She was 75.
Marvin, who had fought lung cancer for the...
| Nov 8, 2009
If Mary Poppins had a pied-à-terre in L.A., it would probably look something like Richard Sherman's home in Beverly Hills. Set back from the street across an expanse of emerald lawn, Sherman's storybook cottage has a doorbell that chimes "It's a Small...
| Feb 2, 2010
Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95.
Ruben, who devoted much of...