| Sep 25, 2010
As Eddie Fisher once put it, by the time he was 33, "I had been married to America's sweetheart and America's femme fatale, and both marriages had ended in scandal.
"I'd been one of the most popular singers in America and had given up my career for love....
| Oct 22, 2010
The Last Boy
Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
Harper: 456 pp., $27.99
As a young girl growing up in the Bronx, Jane Leavy was enthralled not only by Mickey Mantle's amazing ability — at his best, he was as great as any...
| Jan 17, 2011
Ricky Gervais may have indeed "warned" the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. that he'd pull no comedic punches and spare none of Hollywood's sacred cows in reprising his hosting role on the 68th Golden Globes broadcast.
Nonetheless, a visible contingent in...
| Jan 17, 2011
The opposite of dull and deferential is not snotty and abusive.
Just a little notion someone might have mentioned to Ricky Gervais before he once again took the stage at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday night as host of the 2011 Golden Globes. Last year, the...
| Jan 16, 2011
"The Social Network" has a lot of friends in Hollywood.
The drama about the creation of Facebook continued its winning ways Sunday, taking home four trophies at the 68th Golden Globes, including dramatic feature, director for David Fincher, screenplay...
| Jan 2, 2011
I creep through Los Angeles traffic on Interstate 10 toward my destination: an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting a couple hundred miles east on the Arizona border.
My goal for this trip in the winter of 2008 is to drive from California to a conference in...
| Jul 12, 2011
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| Feb 5, 2012
In one of the more talked-about transactions in town, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their Malibu beach house to daytime host and comedian Ellen De Generes for $12 million.
The 4,088-square-foot house, built in 1962, features walls of...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 2:34 PM
The desert retreat of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford has come on the market in Rancho Mirage at $1.699 million.
Set in the Thunderbird Country Club, the 6,316-square-foot midcentury home was built in 1979 and designed by architect Welton...
| Oct 26, 2009
| 4:33 PM
A psychiatrist described as a close friend and maternal figure to Anna Nicole Smith repeatedly prescribed excessive amounts of sedatives and opiates despite the model???s history of addiction, an expert testified Monday. The expert told a judge hearing...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
After the coffee. Before the trip to NATPE. Late-night economics. For all the ink spilled over NBC's late-night mess over the last few weeks, one would think that the daypart is a money machine. Alas, it's not. Declining ratings and......