| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, which opens Thursday and runs for a week, is a labor of love for its director, Hilary Helstein, a filmmaker who directed the 2009 documentary "As Seen Through These Eyes."
"There's so much that goes into putting on...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:45 AM
NEW YORK -- The 1990s were a rich period for hip-hop, a time that saw the emergence of groups ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to N.W.A to Wu-Tang Clan (depending, of course, on which coast you favored).
There was no artist more influential in that...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Disney's It's a Small World ride is turning 50, and it received a global birthday party on Thursday.
A segment on "Good Morning America," broadcast on Disney-owned ABC, showed groups from Disney theme parks and other locations singing the well-worn...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The population of Los Angeles County has edged past 10 million -- a new high for the most populous county in the United States, according to just-released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
As of July, the county was estimated to have a whopping 10,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Harold Weitzberg, a city committee member and marketing entrepreneur, announced Wednesday that he will run for the Costa Mesa City Council.
The 64-year-old longtime resident last ran in 2012. Since then, the Queens, N.Y., native has kept active in the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:30 AM
CANNES -- Youth programming digital upstart VICE Media and FremantleMedia, the distribution-production giant behind shows like "Idols," "Got Talent" and "The X Factor," launched their joint-venture Munchies channel at MipTV Monday in Cannes....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Andrew Mike said Tuesday night as much as he hated to decommit from his commitment to Vanderbilt, it was Florida that held his interest all along.
Barely 24 hours after Andrew Mike committed to Vanderbilt, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive tackle from...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
At the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26(7 p.m. on CBS) the Recording Academy again aims to reward "artistic excellence" in 82 categories. Below are foolhardy predictions on how the thousands of academy members will vote for some of the key awards, and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Actor Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock," "Meet the Parents," "The Wrestler") travels regularly for his stand-up comic routines and to film on location. A resident of Queens, N.Y., the 44-year-old entertainer says that you don't have to go far to enjoy...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:14 PM
A red Rose grows in Brooklyn, marries German refugee Albert (from a once-wealthy family but also a gung-ho Jewish communist like herself), and after some debate (a specialty), moves with him to the planned community of Sunnyside Gardens, Queens. There...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...