| May 12, 2013
It almost goes without saying that hair is huge business in Hollywood. Healthy, beautifully coiffed and colored locks are a key calling card for those in the spotlight. Exhibit A: Jennifer Aniston's headline-generating honey-blond shag, hyped year after...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Pierce Brosnan was self-assured and sexy as James Bond in four blockbusters. He warbled ABBA in the 2008 musical "Mamma Mia!" and played a former British prime minister in Roman Polanski's 2010 thriller "The Ghost Writer."
But be vulnerable? Not so...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the Kentucky Derby approaches, consider Dennis O'Neill and Tom Knust as Twin Spires for racehorse Goldencents.
The backstretch barns at Churchill Downs were celebrity central Wednesday morning, led by the current biggest...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As my colleague Melissa Healy noted Thursday, a British medical journal recently invited doctors who specialize in end-of-life care to debate whether patients should be told that they're terminally ill. Two London-based palliative care doctors argued in...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:26 PM
A worrisome abdominal pain drove Jalal Afshar to seek treatment last year at healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente.
The Pasadena resident and Kaiser member had lived for years with a rare condition known as Castleman's disease, which affects the lymph...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80.
Franken died of...
| Sep 10, 2012
Robert Morgan Fink
Biochemist at UCLA
Robert Morgan Fink, 96, a retired UCLA biochemistry professor whose groundbreaking research with his biochemist wife included developing a new technique in the late 1940s to study the thyroid, died Wednesday of...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Jesús García saw no reason to be afraid of death.
"It's not good to fear anything," he once said. "Death is always around, but you've got to laugh at death."
After leaving the hospital that afternoon in early May, he boarded the bus at Vermont and...
| Oct 23, 2012
Russell Means, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in...
| Apr 24, 2012
George B. Rathmann, a far-sighted entrepreneur whose small team of talented scientists created two blockbuster drugs that helped turn his upstart Thousand Oaks firm, Amgen Inc., into the world's most successful biotech company, died Sundayat his Palo Alto...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 12:41 PM
David Rakoff, a humorist whose cynical outlook on life and culture earned him the 2011 Thurber Prize for American Humor, died Thursday in New York City after a long illness. He was 47.
The statement from Doubleday and Anchor Books announcing his death...