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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...
  • Pen Argyl native Aldo Ray's film hits DVD

    It's common knowledge among Valley film fans that Jayne Mansfield, one of the biggest stars of the 1950s and early 1960s, spent a big chunk of her childhood in Pen Argyl, the Northampton County town with a population of about 3,500. Mansfield remained...
  • Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute

    Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute
    He may not have the enduring popularity of Johnny Carson, but Merv Griffin's charm, wit and intelligence made the talk-show host one of the masters of the genre. Just as contemporary talk shows feature actors, musicians and celebrity chefs hawking their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' runs out of gas

    Review: 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' runs out of gas
      The Vietnam-era Southern family saga "Jayne Mansfield's Car," Billy Bob Thornton's first directorial outing in more than a decade, is old-fashioned big-cast melodrama, treated by its director as if it were a nostalgic heirloom. Written with Thornton's...
  • 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....