| Aug 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When women complain about men who can't commit, they can thank -- or blame -- two people: Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, who died this week at age 90.
Ms. Brown was the flip side...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:52 AM
Our troupe of chefs enter the kitchen still reeling over the Grand Canyon field trip. “What a filling!” says Thierry. Or maybe that was “feeling”. Tricky French accent.
He also reveals he’s feeling much more competitive...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Comedians getting into trouble for things they say onstage is nothing new. These comedians have found themselves in hot water for their controversial material.
With undercover cops in the audience, Bruce was arrested in 1964 in New York City...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:27 PM
The car: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
The power: 256 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that routs power to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
The photos: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| Jun 25, 2012
Without Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine and its philosophy of unfettered heterosexual hedonism through stimulation of all the senses, there would have been no LeRoy Neiman. Usually mischaracterized as simply a sports artist, he was actually much more...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Regarding Susan Reimer's recent column about Hugh Hefner's Canadian girlfriend, when the creator of "Frisky Friday," a Twitter meme featuring women in naughty poses, can be granted an O-1 visa for her "extraordinary ability," it demonstrates just what a...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Paris Club's upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, doesn’t need to book Lollapalooza headliners to draw a VIP crowd during the annual music festival, but the popular celeb hangout did it anyway because, well, that’s what they do.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:39 PM
When the revamped Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride reopened at Universal's Islands of Adventure last week, a classic character was added. A computer-generated version of Stan Lee, the co-creator of the webbed superhero, makes cameo appearances in the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Laguna has lost a treasure. After a vigorous battle with cancer, Dennis Morin passed on Dec. 31. He was only 66, way too young for a man with such an appetite and energy for life.
Dennis was a bon vivant, a raconteur, a connoisseur and other French...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:30 PM
UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that.
Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....