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  • Pete Postlethwaite: 1946-2011

     
    The great grizzled British character actor Pete Postlethwaite has died, too young to go at age 64. The longtime smoker fought and lost a long battle with cancer. Cinema audiences last caught a whiff of his menace in “The Town,” playing The...
  • Exclusive: With ‘Super 8,’ J.J. Abrams & Co. give ‘Spielberg Kids’ their comeback

     
    In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg — as a director and producer — served up gangs of daring, resourceful, fun-loving moppets who came to define their generation. He became a Norman Rockwell of the big screen, presenting American suburbia...
  • Djimon Hounsou is the Angel of Death in the new ‘Paradise Lost’

     
    John Milton's epic poem is getting the Alex “The Crow” Proyas treatment early next year. He's landed Bradley Cooper to play Lucifer and Benjamin Walker as his Michael. And now there's an Angel of Death for the film. The great Djimon Hounsou...
  • Cajon Pass fire expected to be contained Monday

     
    A 1,200-acre brush fire that has burned for two days in the Cajon Pass, destroying several structures and forcing 1,500 residents to evacuate, was expected to be fully contained Monday, officials said. The fire broke out Friday about 12:45 p.m.......
  • Hollywood on black culture: Should it be looking forward not back?

     
    Hollywood's black history lessons: Is it time to look forward instead of backward? Patrick Goldstein studies the repercussions if the George Lucas-backed "Red Tails" doesn't catch hold....
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 17, 2010

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 32 || || 2. || Too Much Happiness by...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Jan. 31, 2010

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 34 || || 2. || First Rule by Robert...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for June 21, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: $27.99) A recently downsized reporter investigates a serial killer who uses his computer job to find his victims. || 2 || || 2. || Shanghai...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for May 10, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for May 10, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || First Family by David Baldacci (Grand Central: $27.99) A child is kidnapped from a birthday party held at Camp David. || 2 || || 2. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99)...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for May 17, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. || 43 || || 2. || Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for May 31, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for May 31, 2009
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || weeks on list || || 1. || The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Disney Hyperion: $17.99) Percy Jackson and his army of demigods battle to stop the Lord of Time. || 3 || || 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little,...