| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:13 AM
NEW YORK — Seeing as he grew up in the county of Surrey in southeast England and was called one of Britain's rising stage actors at an early age, you might expect that Andrew Garfield has Sir Laurence Olivier as one of his role models.
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
| Jun 17, 2012
Stephen Downing speaks fondly of his 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, saying he misses the camaraderie and the integrity of the people he worked with in a career that took him from street cop to deputy chief. Along the way, as commander of...
| Aug 26, 2012
James Fogle, a career criminal and writer who blew every chance he had to go straight, including the brief period after his manuscript about a band of outlaw junkies, "Drugstore Cowboy," was made into a well-regarded 1989 movie, died in prison Thursday in...
| Sep 8, 2012
From the moment we met, everything about our relationship was broken. I was bicycling at Gold's Gym in Hollywood, listening to Bob Dylan. I barely noticed the guy to my left. I'll call him Jay — tall, lumbering, utterly confused. He fiddled with the...
| Feb 25, 2013
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 8:32 AM
Actor Tom Sizemore is writing a memoir of his drug use and recovery for Atria Books. Sizemore, whose acting chops landed him roles in the Academy Award-winning "Saving Private Ryan" and "Black Hawk Down," has had very public struggles with cocaine and...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
"National Lampoon's Animal House," the 1978 comedy that put toga parties in the mainstream, is coming to Broadway in a new musical stage version, with a score by the band the Barenaked Ladies....
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:36 PM
A Rowland Heights doctor charged with murder in connection with three fatal prescription drug overdoses appeared in court Friday, confined to a holding cell and wearing the same clothes in which she was arrested. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng, 42, did not......
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Davy Jones death: Remembering Bobby Sherman, Tony Dow, Leif Garrett and other heartthrobs from back in the day....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:37 PM
There is less combat now, fewer headline-grabbing casualties, but the daunting task of helping the Afghan government win the support of the populace remains, including training the Afghan army and police and trying to convince farmers not to grow the...