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  • Dennis Hopper dies at 74; actor directed counterculture classic 'Easy Rider'

    Dennis Hopper dies at 74; actor directed counterculture classic 'Easy Rider'
    Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
  • Rich Cronin dies at 36; lead singer for the boy band LFO

    Rich Cronin dies at 36; lead singer for the boy band LFO
    Rich Cronin, the lead singer and songwriter for the band LFO who wrote the catchy 1999 hit "Summer Girls" — in which he rapped about Abercrombie and Fitch — has died of complications of leukemia. He was 36. Cronin, who was diagnosed with...
  • Andrew Gold dies at 59; musician, songwriter, arranger

    Andrew Gold dies at 59; musician, songwriter, arranger
    Andrew Gold, a singer, songwriter and versatile musician who had a Top 10 hit in 1977 with "Lonely Boy" and was a vital component of Linda Ronstadt's pop success in the 1970s as a member of her band, has died. He was 59. Gold died Friday in his sleep...
  • Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter

    Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter
    Trumpet player Alan Rubin was recruited to join the Blues Brothers after backing up John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the "Saturday Night Live" television skits that spawned the band in the late 1970s. One of many gifted session musicians in the group,...
  • Roger Nichols dies at 66; engineer gave Steely Dan its distinctive sound

    Roger Nichols dies at 66; engineer gave Steely Dan its distinctive sound
    Roger Nichols, the recording engineer who gave the music of Steely Dan the lustrous sheen that became the popular group's sonic signature, died Saturday at his Burbank home after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 66....
  • Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller
    Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
  • Who's teaching L.A.'s kids?

    Who's teaching L.A.'s kids?
    The fifth-graders at Broadous Elementary School come from the same world — the poorest corner of the San Fernando Valley, a Pacoima neighborhood framed by two freeways where some have lost friends to the stray bullets of rival gangs. Many are the...
  • Hot Property: Orlando Bloom's compound for lease

    Hot Property: Orlando Bloom's compound for lease
    Actor Orlando Bloom has listed his compound in the Hollywood Hills for annual lease at $18,000 a month. Bloom's house was the target of a July 2009 break-in by the so-called "bling ring" burglars, who focused on celebrities including Paris Hilton and...
  • Dodgers deal comes with Hollywood element (again)

     
    Peter Guber is bringing some Hollywood flash, and drama, to the Dodgers. A longtime player in film and television, Guber, who is part of the Magic Johnson-led group that is buying the team for a record $2 billion, is a......
  • Monster Mash: Christie’s auction breaks record; 'Spider-Man' suit

     
    Christie’s sold 82 works of art for $247.59 million on Tuesday, including a world auction record of $43.2 million for Pop Art by Roy Lichtenstein....
  • 13 more students arrested in SAT cheating scandal; total now 20

     
    The SAT / ACT cheating scandal in New York has led to 13 more arrests. Long Island authorities announced the additional arrests in a scandal that involved students from elite high schools paying others to take college entrance exams for them....