| Sep 17, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva "George and I made a special effort to keep our girls out of the spotlight -- they weren't the ones that ran for office,'' Laura Bush said in an interview of the family. Now Jenna Bush Hager,......
| Aug 28, 2009
Kurt Niklas, whose Beverly Hills restaurants, the Bistro and the Bistro Garden, catered for decades to a high-powered crowd thick with denizens of the film industry and high society, has died. He was 83.
Niklas died Tuesday at Cedars- Sinai Medical...
| Jun 13, 2009
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- Former President George H.W. Bush marked his 85th birthday on Friday the same way he did his 75th and 80th birthdays: He leaped from a plane and zoomed downward at more than 100 mph in freefall before parachuting safely to a spot...
| May 30, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Two former presidents, at odds politically but in arms personally, shared a stage yesterday, and one "retiring" late-night comedian wishes that he had one more day on his own stage to deal with this one. Former President......
| Apr 23, 2009
| 4:24 AM
by Mark Silva "I have great plans for the boy,'' the father says. What sort of plans could that father have for a "boy" who already has served as president of the United States, particularly when the father also served......
| Apr 16, 2009
Pirates on the loose, North Koreans in pursuit of nukes, Depression-era economics and, on top of that, tax day. No wonder we're all gaga over the first puppy. He's the cutest news out there. So curly, feisty cute -- in fact, we'll forgive him his...
| Mar 28, 2009
I'm having a hard time forming an opinion about First Lady Michelle Obama, mostly because there are already so many out there, and they're almost uniformly inane.
There's the constant clucking about her wardrobe: the election night "lava lamp" dress, the...
| Mar 16, 2009
Former First Lady Barbara Bush and actor-comedian Robin Williams this month joined the thousands of Americans who have come to need an artificial valve implanted to regulate the blood flow out of the heart to supply the rest of the body.
Bush, 83, had...
| Mar 6, 2009
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in good condition at Methodist Hospital in Houston after undergoing open heart surgery. On Thursday night she was still in intensive care. She was on the operating table for two and a half hours Wednesday morning....
| Jan 18, 2009
On Tuesday night, we will become a nation of fashion critics, crowding around TV screens to see what glittering gown Michelle Obama will wear to the 10 official inaugural balls she's expected to attend. Will it be over-the-top or quietly chic, sexy or...
| Jan 17, 2009
Santa Monica designer Michael S. Smith has won the commission to redecorate the White House living quarters for the Obama family.
"He sounds like a wise choice, with his interest in traditional though not pedantic museum settings," said historian William...