| May 13, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Beverly Hills institution Kate Mantilini, opened by the late actor Harry Lewis and wife Marilyn in the 1980s, has announced it will close June 14 after 27 years.
The restaurant, which was part of Lewis' Hamburger Hamlet umbrella of restaurants,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:07 AM
The remarkable life of Louis Zamperini — the Olympic runner turned World War II bombardier who survived a plane crash in the Pacific, being stranded in a raft and being tortured by the Japanese — has ended. Zamperini died Wednesday at the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie, read by Robert Petkoff, 14:14, HarperAudio, $27.99
Johann Gutenberg is mercurial and secretive and works against his own best interest in a mistaken grasp for short-term gain. He is also feverishly and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a weekly celebrity talk show in Los Angeles for more than 35 years, persuaded several well-known personalities to appear on the TV program, usually in the twilight of their careers.
But the ever-ebullient, sometimes befuddled...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short's character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments.
"Skip E. Lowe Looks at...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:54 PM
In my personal pantheon of Hollywood superstars, three names rise noticeably above the rest — those of Jimmy Stewart, Gene Kelly and the actor whose life and career are being celebrated by his son at the Laguna Playhouse in a one-man show titled...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Owlwood, the compound that was once the home of actor Tony Curtis and later '60s and '70s singing duo Sonny and Cher, is back up for sale on L.A.’s Westside. The asking price for the spread remains $150 million.
Although the 10-acre property had...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: The illustrious, 10-ish acre Holmby Hills spread known as Owlwood has popped back up for sale as a not so quiet whisper listing. The children may recall that Your Mama discussed Owlwood at some length in July, 2012 after impeccably...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Larry Storch kept his classmates at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in stitches with his impressions of such famed actors as Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone and "The Wizard of Oz" himself, Frank Morgan.
"That's why I never graduated," he quipped...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
British-German troupe Gob Squad shoots video in and around Downtown L.A. then mixes it with live performance in a new multimedia show at REDCAT. Plus, new productions of a pair of Shakespeare classics feature women taking on traditionally male lead roles....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
History channel's "Houdini" erects a cage from which even the renowned magician can't escape: Nicholas Meyer's misbegotten, heavy-handed, narrated-ad-nauseam script (which in terms of prominent early 20th-century figures, owes more of a debt to Freud) and...