| Aug 29, 2009
Berle Adams, a onetime big-band booking agent who co-founded Mercury Records in the 1940s and later became a senior executive at MCA before launching his own successful business as an international television program sales representative and distributor,...
| Feb 24, 2009
Howard Zieff, a top advertising print photographer and TV commercial director in the 1960s and early '70s before tapping his flair for comedy as the director of movies including "Private Benjamin," "Hearts of the West" and "My Girl," has died. He was 81....
| Mar 13, 2009
In Hollywood, everyone takes the Dalai Lama very seriously -- except perhaps for the Dalai Lama himself.
The 14th reincarnated primate of Tibetan-style Buddhism -- as well as his scattered people's political leader -- comes pretty close to being the...
| Feb 9, 2003
For a supposedly wide-open Oscar race, this year's field sure seems narrow.
Just weeks ago Academy Awards handicappers were proclaiming the up-for-grabs nature of the contests in the absence of consensus Big Fat Oscar Movies -- that is, the kind of...
| Mar 22, 2002
NILES -- The Niles area man who led police from at least a half dozen agencies on a wild chase Friday left several damaged squad cars in his wake and two officers with minor injuries.
But police are fully aware the outcome could have been much worse....