| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When children of famous parents succeed, they're not infrequently suspected of taking shortcuts or gaining special favors. To Maria Rita, it seemed at times that the opposite was true.
"People got really aggressive when I started to sing professionally,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The fast-growing music streaming service Spotify has introduced it first free, ad-supported service for smartphones and tablets, the Swedish company said Wednesday. The digital music firm also said it has launched in 20 new global markets, meaning it's...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Paramount has settled a long-running dispute with Content Partners over the returns from a slate of 25 films from the 1990s in the studio's portfolio, ending bitter litigation in which the studio accused J.P. Morgan of engaging in a "civil conspiracy"...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Chiwetel Ejiofor has finally arrived. And the proof comes when he doesn't -- at least not immediately.
He is now 15 minutes late for his breakfast interview. The owner of the Beverly Hills cafe is anxiously awaiting the appearance of the actor, whose...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Can a business like Hobby Lobby legitimately claim religious freedom in its legal battle against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that insurance plans cover drugs some people believe cause abortions?
Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett argued...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
At this point “12 Years a Slave” has only its own publicity to conquer. Moviegoers reeling from “Gravity” may well approach director Steve McQueen's patient, clear-eyed and altogether extraordinary adaptation of the 1853 slave...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:00 AM
At first, director Travis Preston wanted to seat the audience for "Prometheus Bound" at the Getty Villa where the actors would normally be: on the plaza in front of the museum that doubles as a stage for the Getty's annual late-summer outdoor...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a week Steve Grand went from being an unknown to the latest viral celebrity after uploading his first music video, “All-American Boy,” to YouTube.
The song, a country-tinged pop-rock ballad, could have easily gone unnoticed as just...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Aridecy Tate thought she’d be returning to Chicago today to celebrate finishing her cosmetology degree here, just two weeks after her only son, Ulysses S. Gissendanner III, helped her move to Arkansas.
Instead, she arrived and went this morning to...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 10:49 AM
It didn't feel like much of a gift at the time.
Eight months pregnant with our second kid, sweating day care costs for our first, and wondering, often aloud, whether our 6-year-old town house was an investment or a sinkhole, we got word of pending...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:23 PM
This sounds like a great festival. I may be making a trip to Philadelphia on Saturday! Philadelphia on Parade, a new free family festival in Philly's Fairmount Park will bring more than 1,000 performers to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for a a...