| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown.
National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:50 AM
The museum dedicated to Princess Diana will close next year and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry will be taking possession of her belongings.
Diana left personal items to her brother, Charles Earl Spencer, to be "looked after" until her sons...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Ashlee Simpson is modeling for older sis Jessica Simpson's fall fashion ad campaign.
Sporting blond locks, Ashlee Simpson, 28, reminds us of a youthful (ahem, thinner), pre-baby version of Jessica, 33, in the latest video. Watch it above.
| Oct 25, 2012
D.B. Kaplan's. In honor of Halloween, we crack open the crypt to dig up the menu of a dearly departed restaurant. Set the WABAC machine to the early 1990s for a look at D.B. Kaplan's, a legendary Chicago delicatessen that marked the birth of Levy...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Melanie Benjamin has Web browser bookmarks full of women. No, she's not looking for possible cabinet members — she's searching for little-known historical women to feature in her next novel.
With her most recent books, Benjamin has carved out a...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Paula Deen has been let go by the Food Network, a fall from a certain type of grace after she admitted to using the N-word. But she's not the first food celebrity laid low by scandal. Though we do seem to be a pretty clean-living bunch, there have been...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Just like his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, and grandmother, the late Princess Diana, the new royal baby seems to be a style setter. When Catherine and Prince Willliam brought little George Alexander Louis, the Prince of Cambridge, home from the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Taylor Swift wore an Emilio Pucci white silk plisse halter-neck dress with sheer midriff and a train to the 2013 FiFi Awards in New York on Wednesday, where she won for celebrity fragrance of the year. [Perez Hilton]
John Galliano went on the "Charlie...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
LONDON – A royal baby boy was born Monday to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, after weeks of anticipation and excitement among fans of the royal family over the arrival of a new heir to the British throne.
The child was born...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Astute readers who crack open Saturday's paper (yes, the one with ink and paper) may notice an anomaly: On the letters page, it will be noted that 29 readers weighed in on the birth this week of George Alexander Louis, the first child of Britain's...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:00 PM
When the first pictures emerged Tuesday of William and Kate carrying the newest member of the British royal family home from a hospital, some parents (including a number of staffers here at the Los Angeles Times) noticed something amiss: His Royal...