| Feb 14, 2014
Every unhappy family, Tolstoy tells us in the first line of "Anna Karenina," is unhappy in its own way. Maybe so. But as Bich Minh Nguyen suggests in her new novel "Pioneer Girl," set in the western suburbs of Chicago, certain kinds of unhappiness...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Louise Brough Clapp
Top-ranked tennis player of the 1940s, '50s
Louise Brough Clapp, 90, a former top-ranked tennis player who learned the game on Beverly Hills' Roxbury Park courts and went on to win 35 major tournament titles in the 1940s and '50s,...
| Jan 23, 2014
Former child star Melissa Gilbert was on "Watch What Happens Live" Wednesday (Jan. 22) and host Andy Cohen wanted to go a little deeper into some things she wrote about in her 2010 book, "Prairie Tale," where the "Little House on the Prairie" star...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Week 3 and tonight's the first night I'll lament not hearing the announcer say "Navratilova" in that special way. And as if that's not sad-making enough, it's "their most memorable year" night. Hope your heartstrings are screwed in tight because they're...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:01 AM
They start the show with a ridiculous graphic of Gavin in his rowboat on the dance floor, getting overwhelmed by a giant wave. Oh, silly dancing show, it's fun when you have a little bit of a big budget.
It's Motown night and one can only hope that they'...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family" on ABC
Q: Your characters have to deal with high school. Did you go to school, or were you tutored on sets?
A: I went to (Professional) Performing Arts School in (New York). It was a small school. We didn't have...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:39 PM
One of the most important social events on the Orange Coast to raise funds that directly affect the lives of disadvantaged young people recently drew 300 generous donors to the Island Hotel, Newport Beach.
An auxiliary of the Orangewood Children's...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:48 PM
Actress Melissa Gilbert, who made her mark as a child star on "Little House on the Prairie" starting in the mid-1970s, has listed her Tarzana home for sale at $1,195,000.
The gated compound of more than a third of an acre sits at the end of a cul-de-sac....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:27 PM
Tom's intro reminds us that last week it was "Wagner who got jacked." They tell us that it's "Rock Week" and the reanimated corpses of KISS are on the ballroom floor to get us pumped up with "Rock and Roll All Nite" - "Nite" is their spelling not mine. ...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Apparently, the ballroom was "shellshocked" by last week's bottom two. The ballroom needs to toughen up. Tonight is Latin night. I hope that doesn't mean every other dance is a rumba — booooorrrrring. We start with Carlos Santana performing "Evil...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Tom opens calling it the "hardest fought season ever." I'm not sure about that, but I will say that this is one with a lot of strong competitors, few loathsome personalities, and a satisfying final three.
It starts with the pro dancers (the "real" pro...