| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:48 PM
When he ran a large state mental hospital, Dr. Dean Brooks made some bold decisions, but one of the most daring was to heed the call of Hollywood.
Over protests from his boss and many mental health professionals, Brooks allowed the cast and crew of "One...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Harry Reems, who starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and became a cause celebre in Hollywood after he was convicted on federal obscenity charges related to the movie, has died. He was 65.
Reems, who had pancreatic...
| Feb 23, 2013
Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always — to quote Jack Nicholson — "bring out the devil in me."
Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Many of today's seniors had the good fortune of growing up in the Golden Age of Hollywood, when anyone could pay a nickel or a dime to see their matinee idols shoot 'em up in a Western, dance on air in a musical, solve a mystery or fall in love. After...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:47 AM
GRAND MARAIS, Mich. - I'm sitting in the Voyageurs Motel looking out over West Bay at Grand Marais, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The light is dwindling. Fresh from a meal of poached whitefish at the Dunes Saloon, it feels like the perfect time to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Life as a Monkee has always been a balancing act between the pre-fab fame of the band’s Emmy-winning 1960s TV show and their more organic and independent creative impulses, famously illustrated in the psychedelic 1968 cinematic cri de coeur “...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 7:25 PM
And we're back! After a two month break for the holidays and football playoffs, AMC's The Walking Dead returned to the airwaves Sunday night with a fairly strong effort to kick off the final eight episodes of season three.
Sunday night's episode, The...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Steve Wallace, one of the founding foodies in Southern California, has sold his namesake Westwood Boulevard wine store Wally’s Wine & Spirits to business partner Christian Navarro and a group of investors that includes longtime customers Maurice,...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Well, well, it seems that much has changed since last we checked in with Rick Grimes and his merry band of ZombiePocalypse survivors.
In Sunday night's season three premiere, 'Seed' (referring to Lori's gestating baby, I guess?), we catch up with the...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: