| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It was impossible news to take in. Whenever I was around her through the years, the air crackled with energy and ideas and one-liners -- and a sense of celebration.
In fact, the last time I saw her was at a little gathering she put together to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:25 PM
With its Gen X perspective on family dysfunction and a cast of ace comedic actors, "A.C.O.D." — short for "adult child of divorce" — looks primed for a trip through sharply observed comic territory. But even with Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Q: My aunt believes that if you just have a sunny outlook on life, you'll be healthy and almost never get sick. It seems to work for her, but is she just kidding herself? I have a hard time being optimistic with all the problems I have. — J.N.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Around 13 years ago, I lent my current husband's daughter $1,000, and she has never paid me back. I had no promise note on it. I was wondering if I can still take her to court or has my time run out? -- Catherine from Thornton, Calif.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am not a divorce lawyer, financial adviser or couples counselor, but a reader who is an investment adviser sought my counsel about an issue that likely could use the wisdom of someone engaged in all three professions.
The reader sought advice about...
| Oct 10, 2013
For Adam Scott, a childhood birthday party may have been one of the biggest moments of his young life. Why? He received an Imperial ship from “Star Wars.”
“I was pretty blown away that this girl that I barely knew got me this badass...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:11 PM
After standing by her man, Shellie Zimmerman is striking out on her own: She has filed divorce from her husband, George Zimmerman, her attorney told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
The pair have had trouble staying out of the headlines following...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:30 PM
"Enlightened" star Laura Dern has finalized her long-running divorce from Ben Harper, according to reports out Wednesday.
The Grammy-winning musician originally filed for divorce from the Emmy-nominated actress in October 2010, citing irreconcilable...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:27 PM
First came the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Now comes the sort-of sequel: “Silver Linings Divorce.”
Just check out this headline from Wednesday’s L.A. Times website: “Divorces Increase as Improving Economy Makes...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Jada Pinkett Smith is getting philosophical with age and revealing that she previously struggled with addiction.
The actress and wife of megastar Will Smith turned 42 on Sept. 18, prompting her to reflect on where she's been and where she is now....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
People who grow up with lots of siblings are more likely to marry -- and to stay married -- than are only children or those who grew up with one or two siblings, a new study has found.
Those of us who grew up in big families may get more practice...