| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THEY WENT to Elaine's every night, then they came home and went to Europe!"
This is young Danny Jenkins explaining to a pal what it was like for him, his brother and sister to be raised in New York City with famed sportswriter dad, Dan Jenkins and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I GUESS darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis for Greek mythology," says actor Brendan Fraser.
WELL, AS ... a lot of you ... some of you ... a few of us -- watched the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Benjamin Franklin, inventor of so much else, is often credited with launching the American self-help industry with "Poor Richard's Almanack," "The Way to Wealth" and other writings. According to Marketdata Enterprises of Tampa, Fla., "self-improvement"...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:37 AM
Update: This past Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons" was thought to feature the death of a major character, but in the end it was not the death episode you were looking for. Show creators promised at the beginning of the season as much, but that episode...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:21 AM
If Wikipedia is correct — and why wouldn't a website that anyone in the world can log onto and change its content be correct? — only .5 percent of school-age children attend boarding schools.
If that's the case, how can there be so many...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:40 AM
George Plimpton spent a lifetime stepping into other people's shoes. It's only fitting that he's finally talking about what it was like to walk in his own.
That this is possible, 10 years after his death in 2003 when Plimpton was a robust 76, is due...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
George Plimpton's greatest story was his own life.
There was very little the renowned journalist, writer and longtime editor of the literary journal the Paris Review didn't try. During a career that spanned the second half of the 20th century,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Speculation has swirled ever since "World War Z", the forthcoming zombie disaster movie starring and co-produced by Brad Pitt, was pushed from last winter to this summer by Paramount Pictures to allow for a wholesale rewrite and a reshoot of its final...
| May 15, 2013
In exactly one week, Los Angeles will wake up with a newly elected mayor.
The lucky leader of 4 million restless campers with cracked sidewalks could be Wendy Greuel, the business-suited Valley kid who worked for Mayor Tom Bradley and President...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
PBS has announced that starting today, Aug. 3, it will be making the 2003 documentary American Masters: “The Education of Gore Vidal” available for streaming on the American Masters website and PBS Video to commemorate the life of the eclectic...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77.
Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...