| Dec 1, 2008
Consumers opened their wallets this weekend not only for Black Friday retail sales but also for the movie industry, which recorded its second-highest Thanksgiving weekend box office ever.
Ticket sales for the five-day period totaled $236 million, spurred...
| Feb 7, 2009
James Whitmore, the veteran Tony- and Emmy-winning actor who brought American icons Will Rogers, Harry Truman and Theodore Roosevelt to life in one-man shows, died Friday. He was 87.
Whitmore died of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, said his son,...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Rev. Linda Lader
Education: Bachelor's degree in religion, Ohio Wesleyan University; master's degree in divinity, Yale; doctorate in ministry, Wesley Seminary, Washington, D.C.
Personal: Age 61. Born in New York City.
Family: Married to Philip,...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 8:33 PM
Coming into the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer program as a freshman, Ally Brahs definitely was going to get on the field.
All Coach Bryan Middleton had to do was look at her size and her ability to know he had a special player.
Some of the best...
| Nov 10, 2009
| 3:32 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Bob Gunton was born in Santa Monica, Calif., today in 1945. This birthday guy has made a name for himself in films such as "Patch Adams," "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Demolition Man." He's starred on Broadway as "Sweeney Todd" and...
| Apr 1, 2011
When Naperville cardiologist Ann Davis decided to get serious about losing weight, she fished around in her purse for a crumpled and sticky piece of paper. Three months earlier, while at a restaurant with her kids, she'd scribbled down the name of a...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 9:38 AM
If "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" established AMC as a destination for quality drama, this chilling series from filmmaker Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") cemented that reputation.
Andrew Lincoln ("Love Actually") plays a former lawman leading...
| Mar 22, 2011
Poking around a pirate DVD shop down the block from the Apple Store in central Beijing one recent afternoon on her lunch break, Zhou Xin eyed the floor-to-ceiling selection of Oscar-nominated films, indie flicks and B-movies such as "Nude Nuns With Big...
| Aug 7, 2009
Actually, today's fine guest post by Robert of Cross Keys is about what Republicans and Democrats eat, but that was a little long-winded for a headline. I couldn't talk him into a photo of himself and his wife in their......
| Nov 8, 2010
The zombies will live on. AMC has renewed “The Walking Dead” for a second season. The drama about a zombie apocalypse debuted Halloween night to strong ratings. The second episode aired last night. The first season has just six episodes; the...
| Nov 10, 2010
Hip-hop discourse has always been heavily slanted toward the hottest and most hyped. MTV doesnât list the best rappers, it ticks off âthe Hottest MCsâ in the game. Rolling Stone has its own chronicle, where it recently tabbed Ladera Heights......