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  • Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director

    Arthur Laurents dies; playwright and Broadway director
    Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
  • Milton Levine dies at 97; co-creator of popular ant farm toys

    Milton Levine dies at 97; co-creator of popular ant farm toys
    The creation of a toy that would become an American classic was triggered in 1956 by a Fourth of July parade of ants at a Studio City picnic. While gazing at the industrious insects, novelty-toy entrepreneur Milton Levine was transported back to...
  • Almena Lomax dies at 95; civil rights activist launched Los Angeles Tribune newspaper

    Almena Lomax dies at 95; civil rights activist launched Los Angeles Tribune newspaper
    Almena Lomax, a journalist and civil rights activist who launched the Los Angeles Tribune, a feisty weekly newspaper that served the African American community in the 1940s and '50s, died March 25 in Pasadena. She was 95. Her death came after a short...
  • Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood

    Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood
    Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86. Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
  • Donna Atwood dies at 85; longtime Ice Capades star

    Donna Atwood dies at 85; longtime Ice Capades star
    Ice Capades star Donna Atwood had spent almost half her life on the road when she left professional figure-skating behind at 31 to raise her three young children in a custom-built Beverly Hills home complete with a piano that folded into the wall. She...
  • Toe a new line: barefoot shoes

    Toe a new line: barefoot shoes
    If you live in Los Angeles or other fashion-forward places where people are eager to try new things, you have seen them: people running around in shoes that look like gorilla feet, modern ninja footwear or high-tech surf booties. They are the newest...
  • My Turn: Bustin' more than a move

    My Turn: Bustin' more than a move
    "They shoot horses, don't they?" I was panting heavily. My daughters looked bewildered. Obviously, my reference to the 1969 movie — wherein Jane Fonda nearly dances herself to death during a marathon — utterly escaped them. My frustration was...
  • When sex drive brakes to a stop

    When sex drive brakes to a stop
    Think back to things you used to like that now hold no appeal to you. It could be playing with toy soldiers or marbles, or launching yourself off a rope swing on a hot summer's day. (OK, that last one still sounds good, even to this half-centenarian.)...
  • Halloween costumes making a big entrance in 2010

    Halloween costumes making a big entrance in 2010
    Ah, Halloween. The perfect escape from the humdrum of everyday fashion normality. For those who wait all year for the chance to cake on the makeup, dress like an '80s prom queen or change their names to Cullen or Compton and insert fangs, now is the...
  • Mental illness sans cliches

    DENNY CRANE calls it "mad cow," but viewers of "Boston Legal" know William Shatner's character is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Another character on the show, Jerry Espenson (played by Christian Clemenson), has strange tics, can't keep his...
  • 'The Biggest Loser's' Alison Sweeney talks about shedding the baby weight and staying in shape

    'The Biggest Loser's' Alison Sweeney talks about shedding the baby weight and staying in shape
    Each week on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," host Alison Sweeney puts contestants through grueling physical challenges, issues beguiling calorie-rich temptations and then weighs them on a scale to determine whether their punishing gym sessions are paying off....