| Mar 24, 2009
Leslie Nielsen's got game. That is, he's game for just about any character who's absurdly serious or seriously absurd. A bumbling exorcist. A batty vampire. A lovably disastrous detective who, dressed as an umpire, mugs Queen Elizabeth II to save her from...
| Sep 24, 2010
Eddie Fisher, one of the most popular singers of the 1950s who made headlines with marriages to — and divorces from — some of the most famous Hollywood starlets of that era, has died. He was 82.
Fisher died Wednesday at his home in Berkeley...
| Dec 21, 2009
Napoleon A. Jones Jr.
Judge in San Diego Scouts case
Napoleon A. Jones Jr., 69, the federal judge who ruled in a San Diego case that the Boy Scouts were a religious group and couldn't lease city land, died Dec. 12 at his home in northern San Diego...
| May 9, 2009
| 5:26 AM
Prolific screen and television writer John Furia Jr., who penned popular series including "Bonanza," "The Waltons," and " Hawaii Five-O" among many others, has died, according to a statement from the Writers Guild of America West released Friday. He was...
| Jan 15, 2009
Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.
Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los...
| May 6, 2007
THE day began like any other in 1961, and for Fred Hayman, right, resident manager of the Beverly Hilton, that meant buttoning into a three-piece suit and pushing a pressed hankie into his pocket. But today if he dressed more carefully, it was because...
| Jul 2, 2009
Harve Presnell, the commanding baritone who starred in such Broadway musicals as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and "Annie," died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, according to his agent, Gregg Klein. The actor was...
| Jul 12, 2008
Mary Frances Reynolds is back in the old neighborhood.
You know her as Debbie Reynolds. That's the name given to her when, as a 16-year-old, she was first under studio contract. Talent scouts had spotted her in the Miss Burbank beauty contest, which she'...
| Apr 15, 2008
Broadway star Bernadette Peters will launch the 2008-09 season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 16 with a show of songs drawn from her long stage career.
The musicals offered during the season will include "Simply Ballroom,"...
| Jan 30, 2009
| 3:53 PM
As a starstruck 14-year-old living in Far Rockaway, Long Island, I began an obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. I cut out every picture of her (I still have the file all these years later) from every magazine and newspaper listed in the Readers’ Guide to...
| Dec 31, 2008
| 8:15 AM
Medeski, Martin & Wood - 8 p.m. Jan. 3 at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. 18+. $30. Buy tickets here.
Bryan Adams, 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $48.50 to $59.50 at livenation....
| Sep 28, 2009
| 4:32 PM
There was something weird about Roman Polanski winning an Oscar for best director of 2002 for "The Pianist." His movie didn't win best picture. "Chicago" did. Usually, those awards go together. Do you think Polanski really prevailed just because the...