| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:55 PM
In the game of education, there are many players: students, parents, teachers, administrators, district officials, state and federal politicians. Too often, the group that has the most contact with the students — the teachers — is not part...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:20 PM
In 1986, Joan Rivers made a fateful call to her mentor Johnny Carson.
Rivers, the brassy comic with the thick New York accent who had made "Can we talk?" her catchphrase, told the all-powerful host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" that she was giving up a...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh.
"I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Thirteen-year-old Aubrey Davenport, hoping to be noticed among the thousands of fans outside Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for Fox's Teen Choice Awards, held up a sign she made for her favorite star.
But the celebrity the Orange County native wanted to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:28 PM
The last year of Robin Williams' professional life was a microcosm of his larger career — a mix of independent drama, animated voice work, studio comedy and even a television sitcom.
Though these projects often lacked the ballyhoo of his earlier...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:40 PM
James Garner, who died Saturday at the age of 86, was tall, handsome and athletic, all qualities that made for longevity as a leading man.
Garner, a native Oklahoman, came to fame on television as the laid-back Bret Maverick in the 1950s western, went...
| May 25, 2014
| 7:45 PM
FLORENCE, Italy — The Medicis met the Kardashians here as reality TV star Kim Kardashian married rapper Kanye West on Saturday in a 16th century fortress built by the fabled Florentine family.
Kardashian, 33, wore a Givenchy dress to wed before...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:26 PM
Singer Chris Brown admitted Friday to violating his probation for the 2009 attack on Rihanna by committing a crime in the Washington, D.C., area and was promptly sentenced to a year in jail by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.
Brown has already...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
If the clang and clutter of summer superhero movies and action behemoths aren't for you — or even if you just want a break — there are still plenty of options in the months ahead, both at the art house and the far corners of the multiplex....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Keira Knightley is used to early wake-up calls. The actress has a penchant for period films, and it takes a while to get tied into a corset.
But on the set of the modern-day romance "Begin Again," the British star's call time was decidedly later than on...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
"I'm straight outta Compton," Queen Latifah cheerfully exclaims in an introductory scene from the action-comedy "22 Jump Street."
Pointing at Ice Cube — who plays her glowering spouse (a police boss whose primary function seems to be ridiculing...