| Jan 12, 2014
Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets."
That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Kristina Wong has crashed Miss Chinatown pageants as a pimply, cigar-smoking, over-the-hill contestant.
She has posed as a rabid Jeremy Lin fan, waving sexually suggestive signs at the NBA player's games. On a sewing machine in her Koreatown apartment,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Breaking into music after a sibling does so can be a gift and a curse.
Getting noticed is simple -- but the expectations and nagging comparisons are unavoidable and can buckle a burgeoning career.
Still, plenty of acts have emerged from the shadows of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The same day this week that French filmmaker Agnes Varda was being feted by the AFI Fest in her November visit to L.A., there was other movie news in the news.
Varda is a cinema ground-breaker, a feminist and artist who was one wave ahead of the New...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:08 AM
What an exciting night for "The Voice."
The results are in, and coach Adam Levine has been awarded People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. But that’s not why we watch. America decided, and the Top 8 contestants were revealed after seven were...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:02 AM
What a difference (not having) R. Kelly makes.
Last week the R&B star gave a shot of energy to Justin Bieber's so-called Music Mondays series with his long-rumored appearance on "PYD," an appealingly raunchy slow jam that got listeners talking about...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Muppets. Gas leaks. "What Does the Fox Say?"
Tonight was definitely a weird one. Like, when-The-Beatles-went-psychedelic weird. Not a bad weird, but more like ... "What is this? Oh, I get it. Hey, I really liked that!" weird. Pamela Lansbury...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Before today's contemporary jewelry stars Alexis Bittar, Eddie Borgo and Aurélie Bidermann, there was Robert Lee Morris, who reinvented the category of fashion jewelry in the 1970s and '80s by creating wearable art in organic forms.
Growing up as a...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:52 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Beyonce surprised even her most ardent followers a few days ago by releasing her fifth studio album, “Beyonce” (Columbia), in one giant package on iTunes. The 14 songs and 17 videos comprise a “visual album,”...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...