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  • Charles Higham dies at 81; controversial celebrity biographer

    Charles Higham dies at 81; controversial celebrity biographer
    Charles Higham, a poet, critic and prolific celebrity biographer who found political and sexual intrigue in the lives of Hollywood icons such as Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich and, most controversially, Errol Flynn, died April 21 at his Los Angeles home. He...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio investigates J. Edgar Hoover in 'J. Edgar'

    Leonardo DiCaprio investigates J. Edgar Hoover in 'J. Edgar'
    For Leonardo DiCaprio, any story worth telling starts with a question. "Why?" the actor said, banging his fist on a table. "His personal life, his tactics, what drove him, what were his motives? What the hell did he really want?" The man instigating...
  • Richard S. Stevens dies at 80; had leadership roles with Disneyland Hotel and Queen Mary

    Richard S. Stevens dies at 80; had leadership roles with Disneyland Hotel and Queen Mary
    Richard S. Stevens, who had leadership roles with the Disneyland Hotel, Queen Mary and Balboa Bay Club during a wide-ranging business career, has died. He was 80. Stevens died Oct. 14 in his sleep at his Newport Beach home, said his wife, Joan. He...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss
    Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
  • Jane Russell dies at 89; screen siren had sensational debut in 'The Outlaw'

    Jane Russell dies at 89; screen siren had sensational debut in 'The Outlaw'
    Jane Russell, the dark-haired siren whose sensational debut in the 1943 film "The Outlaw" inspired producer Howard Hughes to challenge the power and strict morality of Hollywood's production code, died Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89....
  • Barney's Beanery rocks on at 90

    Barney's Beanery rocks on at 90
    It's a story so revolting and so legendary that it has achieved near mythical status. One night in the 1960s, during a particularly heavy bout of drinking, Jim Morrison stood up and urinated on the long wooden bar at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood....
  • Are movies about moviemaking the shortcut to Oscar glory?

     
    This is the year when nothing says Oscar like a movie about movimaking....
  • Billionaire Paul Allen launches new commercial space company

     
    Seattle billionaire and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen is launching a new commercial space travel company that would carry tourists into Earth orbit with the help of Southern California aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan....
  • Reading L.A.: Growth, mega-projects and Freud

     
    The newest post in Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series tackles growth, mega-projects, Richard Neutra and Freud....
  • Sweepstakes, ending soon, offers chance to touch Hollywood sign

     
    Want to see the Hollywood sign? You can get pretty close on a hike. But if you're close enough to touch it, odds are you're breaking the law. The sign is fenced and generally off limits to the public. A......
  • L.A. Times bestsellers and Chateau Marmont

     
    Although what's hip in Hollywood changes faster than you can say "paparazzi," there's one destination that's been consistently starlit since it opened in 1931: the Chateau Marmont hotel. That's why it makes it into the title of Lauren Weisberger's new.......
  • Howard Hughes aviation complex in Playa Vista getting a $50-million renovation

     
    The decaying former headquarters of aviation giant Howard Hughes will be turned into an office campus for creative tenants as part of a $50-million makeover of the famous operation at Playa Vista. The complex includes the enormous hangar where Hughes........