| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The third season of "Live Read, Directed by Jason Reitman" started off with an, ahem, bang Oct. 10, with a live reading of Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights," sponsored by Film Independent at LACMA.
Taylor Lautner ably stepped into the role of Dirk...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:55 PM
An Aberdeen man who was arrested after an August 2012 raid on a Main Street art gallery was sentenced Wednesday to prison.
Brandon J. Messmer, 37, previously pleaded guilty to possession of two synthetic drugs — bath salts and synthetic cannabis....
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The job came with certain unassailable perks. When Raquel Pomplun was anointed Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the Year, the 25-year-old model knew she could expect a Playboy Mansion luncheon hosted by Hugh Hefner, a tomato-red 2014 Jaguar convertible and...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:58 PM
A former Naperville resident who was retried on charges he sexually assaulted a young relative was found guilty again this week, DuPage County authorities said.
A jury returned guilty verdicts Monday evening against Grant Gambaiani, 30. He had been...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Annie Lennox knows a thing or two about pop stardom. Now the former Eurythmics frontwoman is upset about what she calls "soft porn" videos used to hawk today's pop music.
"I have to say that I'm disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:23 PM
A 31-year-old Port Deposit man was sentenced last week to 12 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.
Michael Dean Ragan Jr.'s prison term will be followed by 35 years of supervised release and he will be required to register as a sex...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:22 AM
On my desk sits a pink-and-black political mailer that screams that Assemblyman Mike Gatto is "Porn's Best Friend." Inside is a nearly 1,000-word piece, taken word-for-word, and without permission, from the Glendale News-Press. Perhaps you've received a...
| Oct 5, 2013
Friday is National Vodka Day, so it's fitting that you spend the weekend imbibing the clear spirit that many secretly love but outwardly feign disdain for. Part of the joy of vodka is its versatility. It mixes well with just about anything, and that's not...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Those who engage in "revenge porn" -- humiliating ex-romantic partners online -- now face jail time and fines under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Under the bill by Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), those convicted of illegally distributing private...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:01 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed bills that will ease the state's sale of potentially hundreds of surplus homes in Los Angeles County, outlaw an Internet trend known as "revenge porn" and help the state implement the Affordable Care...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:57 PM
After an exhausting-looking media blitz of on-demand charm by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the film “Don Jon” opens wide in theaters this weekend. Having successfully made the transition from a career as a child actor to an enviable array of roles...