| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
I called only to find out the museum's hours, and I wound up getting fashion advice.
"You can't wear blue, no denim, no jeans," I'm told. "No lime green shirts. And no orange. Like, the color of an orange jump suit."
Set straight, sartorially, I...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Emmy Awards are on NBC at 5 p.m. Monday, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV's finest. Here's our party report for Sunday, Aug. 24:
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Marilyn Burns, one of the original "scream queens" who starred in Tobe Hooper's original 1974 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," died Tuesday in Texas. She was 65 and was found dead in her home near Houston.
"Texas Chainsaw" was her first lead role; in it she...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Marilyn Burns, who gained fame as heroine in the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror film, was found dead in her home by a family member in Houston. A cause of death has not been released. She was 65.
"It is with sad news that I can officially...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to deny freedom to a Manson family cult member who passed muster with a state parole board follows a familiar path.
The governor on Friday reversed a parole board's March decision that there would be no danger to the public ...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:08 PM
Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis, convicted for his part in killing two of the nine people slain by members of the 1960s Manson family cult, was denied parole Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
For the third time, Davis, 71, had been recommend by a state...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
An attempt to reckon honestly with a family tragedy and its complex emotional aftermath largely sustains viewer goodwill throughout "Louder Than Words," the fictionalized true story of how a Westchester, N.Y., couple worked to establish a local children's...
| Aug 7, 2014
Actress Marilyn Burns died Tuesday in her Houston-area home at age 65. Texas figured large in her career — Burns […]...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:18 PM
When Central Florida law enforcers received threatening emails in May 2012, demanding the release of recently arrested members of a white supremacist group, their origin was difficult to trace electronically.
But within minutes of each threat, William...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Early in Jeff Guinn's "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," the first full biography of the infamous mass killer, there's a moment of unexpected and discomforting empathy. It's 1939, and Manson — 5 years old, living with relatives in...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? Then you may be one of 21 million Americans who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th.
Here are 13 more tidbits about Friday the 13th that may convince you to shut the doors and...