| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Wednesday’s verdict absolving concert promoter AEG Live of responsibility for Michael Jackson’s untimely death in 2009 while preparing for what was to be a major career comeback raises the question of whether the spotlight will ever return...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SAN DIEGO — Singer and guitarist James Hetfield wore a familiar trickster grin and a pair of 3D glasses as he bobbed his head to the thundering riffs of "Enter Sandman," but it was a different sort of arena that was playing host to the world's...
| Sep 10, 2013
Re "A soldier's wife," Sept. 8
On a beautiful Sunday morning, I read The Times' front-page article about the widening attack plans for Syria and was emotionally overwhelmed. Then I read the story about the wife of an Iraq war veteran struggling with...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Lamar Odom, the "Khloe & Lamar" star better known as a professional basketball player, has checked into rehab, according to a report out late Wednesday.
[Updated, 12:50 p.m. Sept. 5: Odom may not be in rehab, according to TMZ, which came out Thursday...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
TORONTO -- "August: Osage County" might be the first movie to win more Oscar nominations than rave reviews.
The movie, Tracy Letts' adaptation of his Tony Award-winning play of family dysfunction and warfare, premiered Monday at the Toronto...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:18 PM
It is time for Oscar De La Hoya's two-year checkup. Not the medical kind, the public kind.
It was two years ago this week that boxing's Golden Boy suffered through the longest 18 holes of his life. Golf wasn't the problem. Hooked drives and missed putts...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles in June, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of his work as a war journalist, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Question: Recently I attended a board meeting of my homeowners association. The president had obviously been drinking. He was slurring his words and became so confused halfway through the meeting that the vice president had to take over. The other...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Covering Lindsay Lohan’s ongoing legal troubles and recent (court-ordered) trip to rehab have become sport for gossip rags.
But one headline we didn’t expect to see: news that the troubled actress got into a tiff with renowned soul-funk...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Nathan Louis Campbell came to Los Angeles less than a month ago, driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger just purchased from a dealership in Littleton, Colo.
The 38-year-old lived in Hollywood nearly two decades ago, spending a few months living on and off at...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:04 PM
In the opening moments of "The Spectacular Now," 17-year-old Sutter is trying to bluff his way through the infamous personal essay on a college application. He is fortified by drink as he tries out charm, wit, cynicism and insult — everything but...