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  • Celebrities star in realty agents' most memorable moments

    Celebrities star in realty agents' most memorable moments
    The real estate agents to the stars and the power brokers who put the deals together recall their most memorable realty moments. The agents were selected by the sheer number of columns in which they have been mentioned. Stephen Shapiro, Westside...
  • Sophia Loren calls AFI Fest honor 'this wonderful prize'

    Sophia Loren calls AFI Fest honor 'this wonderful prize'
    Sophia Loren has vivid memories of her first Hollywood cocktail party in 1957. She was seated next to the amply endowed actress Jayne Mansfield, who was wearing a dangerously low-cut dress. The photo of a wide-eyed, shocked Loren glancing over at...
  • Classic Hollywood: Honoring Jay Ward of Bullwinkle and Rocky fame

    Classic Hollywood: Honoring Jay Ward of Bullwinkle and Rocky fame
    In fall 1961, TV animation pioneer Jay Ward was awaiting NBC's prime-time launch of "The Bullwinkle Show" — his clever, satirical series that appealed to children and adult sensibilities. The series revolving around the naive but resourceful...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Judge'

    Gavels are slammed, tempers are lost and bowels are evacuated with great force in David Dobkin's "The Judge," Some elements ring truer than others in this ambitious blend of dysfunctional-family melodrama and legal procedural, but all of them are just...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1963 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1963 [Videos]
    This week, 51 years ago, James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi, film "Promises! Promises!" in which Jayne Mansfield appeared nude, was the No. 1 film in America, and these were the most popular...
  • TV This Week for Dec. 29-Jan. 4: NBC's 'Community' is back

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY A salute to Peter O'Toole...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Grimm' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Carrie Diaries In this...
  • Johnny Rivers: the 'Secret Agent' of rock 'n' roll

     Johnny Rivers: the 'Secret Agent' of rock 'n' roll
    Johnny Rivers sits in a booth at the retro-themed Mel's Diner in Hollywood and marvels at the pace at which not just his career but pop music in general moved when he was getting started half a century ago. Within a span of a few months in 1964,...
  • Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character is 'like an alligator'

    Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character is 'like an alligator'
    Since his star-making turn nearly two decades ago as the mentally challenged Karl Childers in "Sling Blade," Billy Bob Thornton has been known for what may best be described as playing expressive eccentrics. There was a bad Santa, an astronaut farmer...
  • Rooney family ends dispute, agrees to bury actor at Hollywood Forever

    Rooney family ends dispute, agrees to bury actor at Hollywood Forever
    Family members in a brewing legal dispute over the body of screen legend Mickey Rooney have reached an agreement on where and how the star should be buried, heading off a potentially costly and public court fight, attorneys announced Thursday afternoon....
  • In the mix --LaBeouf, Weinstein, Day and 'Pompeii'

    "I AM not Famous Anymore!" Actor Shia LaBeouf wore a paper bag on his head with the above written on it. He was at the Berlin premiere of his latest film, the sexual epic "Nymphomaniac." This is the latest in a series of odd, Joaquin Phoenix-like stunts,...