| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:42 PM
It's a hot July afternoon just outside of Los Angeles in the northwestern San Fernando Valley, and Showtime's "Californication" has taken up residence on top of a hill in the town of Chatsworth, at a midcentury modern mansion reputed to have housed both...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Yesenia Maldonado watched the DVD her coach let her borrow last year.
The disc chronicles what might be called a magical time in Los Angeles sports history, albeit a time before the Estancia High senior was even born.
It all started with the 6-foot-...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Steve Howey has found his niche in acting. The Crescenta Valley High School graduate played the son-in-law Van on the TV show “Reba” for six seasons and is now on the new Showtime series “Shameless.”
In college he had his sights...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Bill Howey takes a no-nonsense approach in his acting classes at his studio in Burbank. His classes are for serious students, he said, and he personalizes the experience, challenges them and gives them honest feedback.
It must be the secret to his...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 10:39 AM
We're well into TV's midseason and the onslaught of series premieres or finales, special events and returning shows no sign of letting up. My top "must-see" beginning in March? The final 10 episodes of "Stargate Universe," which begin March 7 on Syfy. I'...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 12:26 PM
This year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo will be especially nerdy--but cool at the same time. That's because the cast members from "Chuck" and "The Vampire Diaries" will be there.
C2E2, which takes place March 18-20 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 12:19 PM
Everything you need to know about what's going on 11/14-11/20.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; Subject to change)
Happy Feet 2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1
Basketball Wives L.A. (season finale; 8 p.m.; VH1)...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Old Dominion's early-February loss at George Mason hardly merited breaking-news alerts or a flurry of on-site tweets.
The Monarchs' seniors are 0-4 at Mason, with an average deficit of 18.5 points.
But this 62-45 flogging was different.
Never to be...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:51 AM
The timeless legends of King Arthur and Camelot have played to a variety of audiences over the years, ranging from Broadway musical fans in the Lerner and Loewe production "Camelot" to kids and families in the animated Disney hit "The Sword in the Stone"...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 3:42 PM
It must be difficult to be the envy of thousands of “The Vampire Diaries” fans, but Dawn Olivieri seems to be handling it beautifully.
“Ian [Somerhalder] is a nice person and really cares about how you feel and makes sure that you&...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 8:32 AM
It is often true of public figures that they are judged by what their enemies and competitors say about them, sometimes even more so than by the words of friends or neutral sources.
Of course, it is human nature to lend an ear to juicy tales rather...