| Nov 3, 2013
"Bob Fosse was the best thing ever to come out of burlesque, and he would pay for it forever," Sam Wasson writes in his punchy, vital new biography, "Fosse."
That's a big, bold statement, and it holds. What the teenaged Fosse learned while working as...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:39 PM
If you listened carefully in the hills and canyons around the Hollywood Bowl on Friday evening, you could almost hear a simple ostinato built around two bass notes that evoked the ominous feeling of an imminent attack by a predatory shark.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:25 PM
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Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." No sooner did "MTM"...
| Sep 28, 2012
Herbert Lom, the actor who played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies and was memorably reduced to eye-twitching madness dealing with Peter Sellers' imbecilic Inspector Clouseau, has died. He was 95.
Lom died Thursday in his sleep at his...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has sold her house in Brentwood for $2.705 million — more than she was asking.
Andrews owned the traditional-style home with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards. Less than a month after...
| Jul 22, 2012
Whether it's as sellers or landlords, actor-director Warren Beatty and his wife, actress Annette Bening, are up for new roles. They have listed their ivy-clad home in Beverly Crest for $6.995 million.
The house, built in 1992, had been for rent last year...
| Mar 22, 2012
The evening was billed as “Artist Encounter”: Actors Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane took to the Goodman Theatre stage Tuesday night for a conversation with the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones and Rick Kogan.
For the audience,...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has listed the Brentwood house she owned with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards, for $2.649 million.
The traditional-style single-story house features an open plan family room and living room...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:16 AM
Julie Andrews of "Great Performances: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2012" on PBS
Q: With this being your third time hosting the "Great Performances" New Year's Day concert from Vienna, can one assume it's always pleasurable duty for you?
| Feb 24, 2012
When piped-in music and a bar's history perfectly align, it makes for a sweet cocktail of synchronicity, a besotted wink from the intimate interior that makes all the drinkers lean into their liquor just a little bit more.
On a recent Sunday night, the...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80.
Franken died of...