| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lou Reed, the singer-songwriter whose darkly poetic recordings as frontman for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist provided indispensable blueprints for punk, glam, noise rock and nearly every identifiable strain of indie rock, died on October 27....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:44 PM
For years after he took his last hit, Sammy Stewart dreamed the same dream.
He'd climb a set of stairs under a dogwood tree, and at the top, a man would hand him some rocks of crack cocaine. Stewart would take them home and place them by his bedside...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Courtney Bohl was in a drug-induced haze for nearly 20 years.
The 33-year-old Sunrise mother abused painkillers, smoked weed, drank heavily and dabbled with cocaine.
"I would always replace one with another," said Bohl, who started smoking marijuana...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
This year I think we’ll break our Father's Day habit of staying close to home and take my husband to the Addiction Bistro, a little café on La Cienega Boulevard that serves burgers and sausages, chili and ice cream.
I found the Addiction Bistro...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Need help with your food or alcohol issues? Here are a few ideas about getting help:
Alcoholics Anonymous, Central Office in Los Angeles: (323) 936-4343, http://www.lacoaa.org
Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Hotline in Los Angeles: (323) 653-7499, http:/...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Her name is Lindsay and she is a chaos addict.
That was the No. 1 takeaway from Lindsay Lohan’s amply hyped interview with Oprah Winfrey, a “television event” broadcast on the talk show doyenne’s Oprah Winfrey Network program...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:07 PM
"Ignorance is bliss," said poet Thomas Gray. Another poet, George Santayana, said, "It takes patience to appreciate bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness."
I suspect that Russell Thrall III, editor CollisionWeek, a repair industry newsletter...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Following a judge's decision, David Tutera, celebrity wedding planner extraordinaire-turned-reality TV star, has had his fraternal twin children separated as a result of a custody battle with ex-partner Ryan Jurica.
The star of WeTV's "My Fair Wedding"...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Red carpet chatter focused on Pink at the premiere of "Thanks for Sharing" on Sept. 16.
Josh Gad and Tim Robbins were among the film's stars who praised Alecia Moore's (better known by her stage name Pink) acting debut during the film's preem at ArcLight...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:46 AM
On most red carpets, Alecia Moore is known as Pink. But at the premiere of “Thanks for Sharing” on Monday night, the pop star was recognized by her given name, which was printed in big bold letters on movie posters outside the ArcLight...