| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of......
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO's "Bored to Death," sits down with Los Angeles Times' Television Critic Robert Lloyd for a Q&A....
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Grammy Award nominations were announced late Wednesday, with categories including classical music, jazz and musical theater albums. The National Museum of American History is collecting memorabilia from the Occupy Wall Street protest....
| Oct 5, 2010
| 6:26 PM
'The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel'
By Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau, 259 pp., $24
By their chunky glasses, facial scruff, skinny jeans, and iPhones you shall know them: New York’s latest crop of aspiring male fiction writers, fresh from the provinces...
| Jul 11, 2010
Carlos Monsiváis wasn't a "pundit," although he spoke and wrote with biting irony and insight about politics. He wasn't a "talking head" either, although he regularly appeared on TV shows in his native Mexico to offer erudite yet unstuffy thoughts about...
| Oct 26, 2010
Lamont Johnson, an Emmy-winning director who was honored for his work on the TV programs " Gore Vidal's Lincoln" and "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" during a wide-ranging career in television, film and theater, died of congestive heart failure at his...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:21 AM
Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are movie studio names, but they also reflect the names of colorful individuals who helped get them started.
Those legends are saluted by the most appropriate network for that, as Turner Classic Movies launches the...
| Dec 5, 2010
Every Christmas when I was a child and even as a young adult, I knew which present I would open last. Deep under the tree, covered with fallen needles and those home-made paper ornaments you save for the lowest branches, lay a large box. Originally used...
| Dec 25, 2010
Edward Cansino, a composer and conductor who led the eclectic vocal and instrumental ensemble I Cantori, has died. He was 63.
Cansino died of cancer Sunday at his home in Altadena, said his wife, Gina Di Massa Cansino.
I Cantori (Italian for "the...
| Jan 12, 2011
Christopher Trumbo, the screen and television writer son of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and imprisoned during the Red Scare as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. He was 70.
Trumbo died Saturday from complications of...
| Feb 12, 2011
Actress Winona Ryder has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $3,725,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The Spanish-style house, built in 1936, sits behind a thick hedge of ficus trees on a third of an acre. Bougainvillea and wisteria cover the...
| Sep 10, 2011
Smart, fleet-footed and firing enough enthusiastic F-bombs to feel true-to-life, Beau Willimon's 2008 behind-the-scenes look at wheeling and dealing on a presidential campaign is savvy enough to understand what audiences want to see. The maneuvering and...