| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Eileen Brennan, the veteran actress best known for roles in "The Last Picture Show," "Private Benjamin" and "Clue," died of bladder cancer in her Burbank home on Sunday. She was 80.
Brennan earned critical praise and an Oscar nom for her supporting...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:07 AM
It is the face of Eileen Brennan that will stay with me as much as any one of the performances the quintessential character actress packed into her very long career.
Not a classic beauty, her face was arresting for its very distinct abilities. The...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
After a couple of years and price cuts, actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have closed up their longtime Malibu beach house, selling it for $9.5 million.
Entered through a gated courtyard, the Balinese-inspired house backs up to sand dunes and the...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:44 AM
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - Medano Beach is the waterside Times Square of Cabo San Lucas - a sandy, wet, crowded, noisy, naughty world of wall-to-wall suntan-oil-slathered flesh.
Up from the water's edge are a string of sand-hugging bars where Jell-O...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Ray Donovan" (Showtime, Sunday). There are many things built into the bones of this new series starring Liev Schrieber -- Liev Schrieber, people! -- that would tend to raise red flags and set off warning sirens in my brain. Another tale of the bad people...
| Aug 28, 2012
You may lament missing “For A Good Time, Call” star Ari Graynor when she spent a few days in Chicago earlier this month. Until you learn that the 29-year-old Boston native, best known for playing drunken mess Caroline in “Nick and Norah&...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:13 PM
After almost 20 years in Burbank, the Riverside Café will serve its final meal on Sunday as it closes because of a dwindling number of customers, and because the owner says he can no longer afford to invest in the failing business.
Matt Peek took over...
| Apr 16, 2011
Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
| Sep 17, 2011
Frances Bay, the sweet, gentle housewife who became a successful actress in middle age, appearing in more than 50 motion pictures and 100 television shows, including roles as the "marble rye lady" on "Seinfeld" and the grandmother in Adam Sandler's "Happy...
| Mar 25, 2011
"Potiche" is a glossy throwback made with a modern eye, an old-fashioned romantic fantasy starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu that's been knowingly updated with tart, contemporary touches.
The updater is François Ozon, who's been down this...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 12:08 PM
Update: Designer Waldo Fernandez has sold a house he remodeled in Beverly Hills for $8.3 million.
Listed at $10,995,000 in January of 2009, the walled 1926 Mediterranean has high ceilings in the living room, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, a...
| Sep 25, 2010
Grammy-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco...