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  • Scott Saul on 'Becoming Richard Pryor'

    Nine years after his death, Richard Pryor remains an intense presence in American pop culture. A transformational figure in stand-up comedy — 1979's often autobiographical "Live in Concert" cemented his reputation as the greatest comic genius of his generation — Pryor went on to become one of Hollywood's highest-paid and most beloved movie stars. But where did Pryor's mercurial personality, his performance skills and his source material come from? How did he develop from a career modeled after that of the early, decidedly noncontroversial crossover comedian Bill Cosby to the profanity-slinging truth-teller of his prime?
  • Interview: Evolution key to Mike Epps' next moves

    Interview: Evolution key to Mike Epps' next moves
    Mike Epps considers himself a “crossover” artist of sorts these days. The star of 2000's “Next Friday” and 2002's “Friday After Next,” who noted he has been popular with black audiences since he began his career as...

    PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras

    PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras
    GIORGIO BALDI Santa Monica trattoria owner Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...

    Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive

    Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive
    He's been called the godfather of Rodeo Drive. And it's not all hyperbole. Before Beverly Hills was the land of designer logos, before it was teeming with tourists and rolling with Rolls-Royces, the city was home to Fred Hayman, the proprietor of the...

    Interview: Kevin Hart not shy about past flubs

    Interview: Kevin Hart not shy about past flubs
    Fifteen minutes before the Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats faced off at the United Center Saturday, comedian Kevin Hart was on his phone, trying to get an extra ticket to the game for his friend. Hart didn’t expect to make it to the game by tip-off. He...