| Jan 4, 2011
When British actor Pete Postlethwaite was studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1970s, the head of the school predicted he would fare well as an actor but couldn't resist telling him that he had a face like a "stone archway."
"It's all in...
| Oct 24, 2010
Ah, Halloween. The perfect escape from the humdrum of everyday fashion normality. For those who wait all year for the chance to cake on the makeup, dress like an '80s prom queen or change their names to Cullen or Compton and insert fangs, now is the...
| Oct 15, 2011
A large but little-noticed mural that a noted ceramic artist, F. Carlton Ball, created in an alcove of a public library branch in Whittier is having its moment in the spotlight after what may or may not have been a near-brush with the wrecking ball....
| Mar 16, 2008
Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a night with the Fab Four, now that a Beatlesque boutique hotel has opened in the northern English city where it all began.
Liverpool's 110-room Hard Days Night Hotel, which opened Feb. 1, is an artsy homage...
| Nov 5, 2006
IN an era when droves of American writers have deserted the novel for the cozier pleasures of the confessional -- and when pouring your heart out, preferably on television, has become a national sport -- Gore Vidal remains an unlikely memoirist. Long ago,...
| Feb 7, 2009
I love martinis. I average about two a year, usually here in Las Vegas, where they are known to spawn. A cold glass of beer is a splendid sight, and a glass of Chardonnay has a lovely sort of moon glow. But a martini comes with that great stiletto heel....
| Oct 19, 2008
GLIDING across the stage, crooning "come closer" over a driving beat, he manhandles the microphone stand like a modern-day James Brown. Only without the polyester jumpsuit.
Ne-Yo, the R&B triple-threat singer, performer and songwriter, is rocking a steel...
| May 18, 2008
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Don't be surprised to find Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz grinning Cheshire cats -- they're newlyweds.
The pop-star little sis of Jessica Simpson and the Fall Out Boy bassist tied the knot Saturday night at her parents' Los Angeles-area home with an...
| Sep 24, 2009
Frank Liberman, a veteran Hollywood publicist who represented stars such as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Robert Goulet during his more than 50 years in the business, has died. He was 92.
Liberman, who had Parkinson's disease, died of pneumonia Sunday...
| Mar 13, 2009
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Most authentic Irish soda breads are whole wheat, but combinations of half white and half whole wheat or white whole wheat still make for a good loaf. As with anything else, a...
| Jan 23, 2005
It's one of the most urgent questions facing men of a certain age today, particularly in Latin American countries, a question that strikes at one's core values and affirms one's identity as a soccer-mad, tequila-swigging, red-blooded varon.