| Jul 21, 2011
With more than 60 gold albums and 24 platinum records, Engelbert Humperdinck has a voice (and name) that is known to generations of fans. The 75-year-old musician's repertoire of No. 1 hits includes "Release Me," "There Goes My Everything" and "After...
| Mar 18, 2011
Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early 1960s who helped open the door for performers specializing in a distinctively twangy California strain of country, died Thursday. He was 85.
Husky, who was inducted into the...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Ronald Reagan is coming to Newport Beach. Well, his statue is anyway.
The idea is the brainchild of Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry, a long-time Reagan admirer, and not just from afar. Curry was a member of the Reagan administration in the 1980s,...
| Dec 20, 2011
We've heard it before — Americans don't like to read, they just want to ogle celebrities and watch shows about houses on TV. So how about a book that allows the reader to ogle celebrities and their homes to bring them back to reading? That's just...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:09 AM
"True Blood" star Marshall Allman is fuming over the Funny Or Die video that exposes the "method shapeshifting" process he uses to play Tommy Mickens on the hit HBO series.
"Yeah, your laughter is my shame," he told me Thursday over the phone from...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:21 PM
"The past is obdurate. It doesn't want to change." The past is also a dangerous, fickle place — and woe to anyone who dares alter it. That's the mantra coursing through "11/22/63."
Stephen King's mammoth, generous and thrilling novel is about a...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton has listed his mansion in Beverly Hills for sale at $9.995 million.
Built in 1929, his 11,012-square-foot Spanish-style house features a two-story living room, a recording studio, a gym, a library, nine bedrooms...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Some comedians never make the transition to movie acting, nor do they need to. Between highly rated Comedy Central specials, CD, DVD and book sales and sold-out shows, Ron "Tater Salad" White has remained one of the most successful comedians on the planet...
| Mar 12, 2011
Los Angeles Times file photo [Update 2: Here’s our mystery stalker!] [Update: This is Francis X. Bushman Jr. and Alma Rayford in “Away in the Lead.” Evidently this is a lost film because there was almost no information on imdb......
| Apr 7, 2011
Mariska Hargitay has adopted a baby girl with husband Peter Hermann. Amaya Josephine, who was born last week, is a little sister to Hargitay and Hermann's son August, who turns 5 in June....
| May 5, 2011
Sophia Loren was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Wednesday in Beverly Hills. "An Academy Tribute to Sophia Loren" was hosted by Billy Crystal. Sophia Loren, an Oscar-winning Italian actress who lives in Switzerland, is 76....