| May 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thomas Dybdahl remembers the moment he knew his new album was going to be something special.
A real-deal pop star in his native Norway, the 35-year-old singer had come to Los Angeles to do what all real-deal pop stars eventually do: experiment with...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:59 PM
He is best known as Happy Jack Burns, one of the area's polka kings and the ringmaster and music host on the Party Channel — WALN digital cable radio.
But Happy Jack, whose real name is John Burnatowski, knows his sports as well.
And as WALN...
| May 31, 2014
| 11:42 AM
When it comes to media spending, Democrats Anthony G. Brown and Douglas F. Gansler are like distance runners intent on keeping their rival close. The two most visible candidates in the primary for governor each spent more than $2 million on television and...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Marilyn Beck, prominent Hollywood columnist who led the way for a hard news approach to celebrity journalism, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after a three-year battle with lung cancer. She was 85.
A straight-shooter who was...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:41 AM
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
Parker, who was injured in the fourth game of the Western Conference finals series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, missed part of the second half and all...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The Times is taking a new approach to covering breaking news with the creation of a "RealTime news desk" that will focus on coverage for the relaunched latimes.com.
Deputy Managing Editor Megan Garvey, who is overseeing the effort, says the RealTime...
| May 17, 2014
| 2:36 PM
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly on Saturday brushed aside the drum beat of criticism from high-profile Republicans who say his candidacy is toxic for their party. And he said the $1-million his main Republican rival added to his trailing campaign...
| May 18, 2014
| 7:50 PM
AT&T is acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV for nearly $49 billion, the latest in a series of big deals that are transforming the media and telecommunications landscape.
The purchase will turn AT&T into a massive player in the pay-television space...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Police officials in Hammond, Ind., have suspended a K9 handler after video surfaced on YouTube showing the officer pulling the dog into the air by its collar and hitting it with a leash.
The video, which has been viewed nearly 750,000 times since it was...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:30 PM
DirecTV and Time Warner Cable are still very far apart on a deal to carry SportsNet LA, the new television home for Dodger baseball.
"It is very disappointing," said DirecTV Chief Executive Mike White when asked about negotiations for the Dodger-owned...