| May 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection."
| May 9, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Jerry "the King" Lawler, the pro wrestler who had a heart attack in September during a live "Monday Night Raw" show and was clinically dead for almost five minutes before being resuscitated, is set to return to the ring on May 25.
Lawler, 63, is to team...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:18 AM
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Mom always said, "Don't play ball in the house." Well, for Gary Green, don't play ball outside either.
Green, a lifelong Mets fan, got a chance to throw a ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before the Mets-...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Actress Elisha Cuthbert was at the Boston Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs game in Toronto on Wednesday night, which makes sense since she is engaged to Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf.
She was sitting in the "friends and wives" area of the arena,...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Michael Clarke Duncan, the tall and massively built actor with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama "The Green Mile," died Monday. He was 54....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:14 PM
Jean Harris, the onetime headmistress of an elite girls' school whose trial in the fatal 1980 shooting of the celebrity diet doctor who jilted her generated front-page headlines and national debates about whether she was a feminist martyr or vengeful...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:34 PM
They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to...
| Oct 10, 2012
Lee Childress, who touched the lives of thousands of Southern California high school drama students through a theater awards program she co-founded with her husband, John, more than 40 years ago, has died. She was 95.
Childress, a former publicist,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Don and Prudy Schultz set out walking from their Van Nuys home at 9 a.m. Tuesday, on their way to cast votes they hope will bring changes they've been waiting on for years.
"I think this is the most dysfunctional city I've known in my adult life,"...
| Aug 21, 2012
She was a self-described "cartoon," a zany housewife-turned-comedian with an electrified hairdo who broke into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy in the 1950s with an outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her...
| Aug 5, 2012
"My husband has repeatedly asked me to give him a gun, he has asked me to shoot him, and he repeatedly begs to die."
This came to me Wednesday afternoon in an email from a Northern California woman.
"All I can do is give him the prescribed doses of...