| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On a crowded sidewalk outside of Theatre Asylum last weekend, Edna Garrett from "The Facts of Life" was virtually blocking traffic with her huge wig. Nearby, Lurch from "The Addams Family" was darting through the throng to greet a friend, his twinkling...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Avoiding gluten seems like a straightforward, if less-than-pleasant, proposition, right? There’s gluten in wheat, barley and rye. So most breads, cakes, cookies -- even fish sticks and chicken nuggets -- are obviously out.
But would you think...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:15 PM
In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:04 AM
You think “beef” burgers with horse meat are bad? A new study out of South Africa shows that two-thirds of meat sold at supermarkets and butcheries contain unlabeled amounts of donkey, goat, water buffalo and other mystery ingredients....
| Feb 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, are dropping anchor in the Beverly Crest area with the purchase of the estate of Ernest Borgnine for $3 million.
The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Los Angeles Times
Invented in Paris in the late 1950s, the mechanical drawing toy that would eventually be marketed as "the world's first laptop" became wildly popular soon after an Ohio company introduced it under a new name: Etch A Sketch.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Soap star Peter Reckell and his wife, singer Kelly Moneymaker, have sold their custom-built, eco-friendly home in Brentwood for $3.35 million.
Before building the 3,345-square-foot house, the couple had their previous home on the site torn down, crated...
| Feb 6, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong.
Unless a vision...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Lip balm for extra moisturizing? Check. Lactaid to help digest the occasional sweet? Check. Pocket mirror to ensure the pearly whites remain food-free? Check. Smartphone because you never know when an inspirational tweet will pop up? Check.
| May 30, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Grumpy Cat, the Internet feline celebrity known for her disdainful expression, has a movie deal.
Broken Road Productions, the company behind the Kevin James vehicle "Paul Blart Mall Cop" and the Adam Sandler movie "Jack and Jill," has optioned the...
| Apr 6, 2013
Former track and field Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee is no stranger to the benefits of daily workouts and a healthful lifestyle. As a six-time medal winner, she lived her life always in her own best shape.
But many kids and families today face...