| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:00 AM
With only days before the Country Music Assn. Awards are handed out on Thursday, the Nashville publicity machine revved to life Tuesday with news of upcoming albums by two of the genre's A-list stars: Tim McGraw and Darius Rucker.
"Two Lanes of Freeedom,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Ravens Pro Bowl return specialist and Super Bowl standout Jacoby Jones held court early Friday morning on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
Jones wore a Ravens bandanna around his forehead and dark sunglasses. Jones said he busted blood vessels in his eyes during...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:39 PM
If you plan on seeing Lady Antebellum's sold-out acoustic show at Joe's Bar on Saturday, keep an eye out for famous faces in the VIP loft or backstage.
Often the stars who attend country concerts at Joe's are just as big as those onstage.
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:36 PM
This week's assignment: Think of your most intense life experience. Now, dance it out.
This particular week on the show ends up dredging up some heart-wrenching stories, making it difficult to judge because of the mixing of emotions and technique....
| Dec 4, 2011
Jared Verbeek had always wanted to be a Marine — like his father, who retired as a gunnery sergeant.
As a kid, he sometimes wore his father's old uniforms. When he graduated from high school in the Central Valley city of Visalia, southeast of...
| Nov 27, 2011
What should a man smell like?
This is not an inquiry to be undertaken lightly — particularly at this time of the year when the gantlet of parties, events and mixers that stretches from Thanksgiving into the new year is destined to put the fragrance...
| Nov 9, 2010
This summer, programmers at Go Country 105 radio in Los Angeles unveiled a new single called "Country Strong" and asked listeners to guess who was the twangy alto belting out lines about how she's "hard to break, like the ground I grew up on."
| Dec 22, 2010
There is a down-home comfort saturating "Country Strong," in that "somebody done somebody wrong song" way, that almost carries you through when its music-drenched melodrama gets predictable. Which is pretty much as soon as the fragile, still-in-rehab...
| May 8, 2011
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks co-chair one of L.A.'s quirkier show business traditions: the Shakespeare Center's annual fundraiser, "Simply Shakespeare." Now in its 21st year, the benefit, a celeb-studded reading of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," comes to...
| May 8, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Amelia Saltsman: The author of "The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes and Stories from the Market and Farm" will demonstrate recipes from her cookbook. Book signing...