| Sep 17, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Songwriter Jimmy Webb calls him âthe best singer of our generation.â Filmmaker and Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam describes him as âa fallen angel.â Randy Newman compares his knack for writing indelible melodies to Franz Schubert, Paul...
| Apr 12, 2011
Charles Laufer, who built a publishing career with youth-oriented fan magazines such as Tiger Beat, has died. He was 87.
Laufer died April 5 of natural causes at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said his daughter, Teena Naumann.
A journalism graduate...
| May 8, 2011
Dining alfresco on the famed River Walk has its risks. Trust me. I know.
One pleasantly temperate afternoon not long ago, while gearing up to ravage a plate of chicken enchiladas slathered in verde sauce, I unrolled my cloth napkin to fetch the...
| Jan 19, 2011
Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
| Jan 29, 2011
Charlie Callas, the veteran comedian who punctuated his zany, character-oriented comedy routines with a bizarre array of facial expressions and sound effects, has died. He was 83.
Callas, a resident of Las Vegas, died Thursday evening of natural causes...
| Dec 14, 2011
Bert Schneider, the iconoclastic producer behind a trio of influential movies — "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Last Picture Show" — that captured the rootlessness and discontent of the late 1960s and '70s and became symbols of a new...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:44 PM
A Toluca Lake home still referred to as the Bing Crosby Estate despite a succession of other entertainment industry owners has sold for $4.02 million.
The singer and actor lived on the property from 1936 until early January 1943, when the 20-room house...
| Jan 1, 2012
Actor Dennis Quaid has sold his equestrian estate in Pacific Palisades for $9.5 million.
The French country-style main house, built in 2004, sits on two acres with a second house, a studio, a barn, a corral and a year-round creek. A beam-ceilinged living...
| Mar 1, 2012
Davy Jones was a promising 18-year-old actor from England when he found himself among the guest performers on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964 — the same night about 75 million people tuned in to catch the American debut of the Beatles. Like...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 10:59 PM