| Jul 7, 2009
| 1:07 PM
Music legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting.
Jackson was praised as a music pioneer...
| Mar 6, 2009
Sydney Chaplin, an actor who experienced his greatest success on stage, earning a Tony Award for starring in the late 1950s musical "Bells Are Ringing," died Tuesday. He was 82.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sydney Chaplin obituary: The obituary...
| Sep 6, 2007
Arelatively new trend has emerged, and it needs to be stamped out right now.
This summer, for my birthday, my literary agents sent me a card informing me that a donation in my name had been made to the "Victims of Childhood Sunburn" or some such...
| Jun 1, 2008
"Stop looking down at your feet and stare straight ahead," says Queen Jazzmun, as I skitter across the hardwood floor in 6-inch Barbara Bui platforms like a newborn giraffe. "The heels are the mistress, and you are the slave. Submit."
But who's going...
| May 15, 2009
Patrick McDermott and his wife, Katie, ride their bikes to the lakefront, over to Fellger Park and to softball games at nearby Hamlin Park. They often walk to Roscoe Street to shop the boutiques and grab a sandwich at Costello's. Living in Roscoe...
| May 9, 2008
You could call Harmony Korine’s "Mr. Lonely" a comeback, but that would imply the return was anticipated, or that it heralds a return to form. I'm not sure either description applies. "Mr. Lonely" is just as unconventional, by Hollywood standards,...
| May 18, 2008
JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
| Jun 20, 2008
If Richard Attenborough ever follows up his Charlie Chaplin biopic with a project dedicated to cross-eyed wonder Ben Turpin, casting the leading role won't be hard. Ben Kingsley's the man!
The strenuous new Mike Myers vehicle "The Love Guru" is all about...
| Dec 17, 2007
Dozens of striking film and TV writers are negotiating with venture capitalists to set up companies that would bypass the Hollywood studio system and reach consumers with video entertainment on the Web.
At least seven groups, composed of members of the...
| Feb 17, 2008
Marcos Rojas, a waiter at Mr. Tequila Restaurant, roams the Plaza Viva Tijuana, eager to pour double shots for partying tourists. This downtown gateway used to be crowded with Southern California day-trippers, Midwestern families and busloads of German...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
It was surely only a matter of time. The noisy partisan divide that seems to infect everything in America today -- from what health care plan you want to what car you drive -- has surfaced again. As soon as......
| Oct 13, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Youngsters at the premiere of "They Knew What They Wanted" laughed at Carole Lombard's love scenes. Evidently they did not know what they wanted. After nearly five years without releasing a picture, Charlie Chaplin is about to preview ???The Great...