| Feb 8, 2009
Toby Barlow The author of "Sharp Teeth" will present and sign his debut novel. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.
Norman Klein, Margo Bistis and Andrea Kratky Tom Lesser will moderate a discussion featuring the...
| Aug 5, 2008
For some years now, Hollywood legend Kirk Douglashas been campaigning for a formal apology to African Americans for the institution of slavery. Like other advocates, he's been urging Congress and every presidential candidate to go on record for the...
| Aug 5, 2008
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| Aug 28, 2008
Put Jennifer Lopez, gorgeous in a red knit dress and high heel pumps, in a room full of politicians, and guess who the star is?
For all the handwringing in recent weeks over whether celebrity involvement helps or hurts a campaign, watching the celebs and...
| Sep 14, 2008
THE Toronto International Film Festival always used to remind me of a celebrity petting zoo. Stroll down one of the major boulevards in Yorkville during the 10-day festival and you were bound to see someone like Charlize Theron window-shopping or Colin...
| Sep 15, 2008
The callers are usually nervous, cagey about their identities and vague when it comes to facts, but to the porn companies on the other end of the telephone, their message is easy to decipher: I know of a celebrity sex tape and I want money.
"Not a week...
| Nov 3, 2008
There's a new breed of performer that's becoming a hot Hollywood commodity, and we're not talking about garrulous Chihuahuas.
Once largely shunned as pariahs by the entertainment industry, porn stars are turning up with increasing regularity on shopping-...
| Nov 7, 2008
Funny doesn't discriminate.
At least, that's the philosophy that prompted Lawrin Goulston Salazar and her husband to launch the Los Angeles Comedy Festival last year. The "all-inclusive" biannual event is a sort of comedy smorgasbord featuring improv,...
| Apr 11, 2008
THIS is the election that made politics a joke.
Or maybe it's the campaign in which politics discovered its sense of humor.
Either way, humor has become not only entertainment but also a major campaign tool in the 2008 presidential election cycle....
| Apr 20, 2008
FOR THE RECORD:
Las Vegas: An article in Sunday's Travel section about attractions off the Las Vegas Strip said the Peppermill Inn was two miles from the Strip. The lounge is on the Strip. —
| May 11, 2008
Fifteen minutes behind Paris Hilton.
An hour behind Michael Caine.
A day behind Queen Latifah.
Everywhere I went in Miami I just missed a celebrity. The only name I didn't hear was Britney Spears. Everyone else in the celestial pantheon seemed...