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  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • Hollywood finds romance in travel

    Hollywood finds romance in travel
    Love is always lovelier some place other than home. Well, at least in the celluloid universe. Traveling by boat, train or even bus can lead to romantic entanglements in the movies, as does visiting über-romantic locales such as Rome, Paris and Venice. Of...
  • Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
  • Maurice Chase dies at 92; 'Father Dollar Bill' gave cash to poor

    Maurice Chase dies at 92; 'Father Dollar Bill' gave cash to poor
    Nearly every Sunday morning, Thanksgiving and Christmas for almost three decades, the man they called Father Dollar Bill, Father Dollar or just D.B. for Dollar Bill showed up on a skid row sidewalk. He was a white-haired man in a red sweater and a Notre...
  • This weekend: Grammy legends; ‘Extreme Makeover’ in Cocoa; Dwight Howard on ‘Cleveland Show’; Marge Simpson goes gray

     
    The weekend's biggest show will be the Grammys, which unfold from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS. The awards are usually about today's biggest hitmakers, but this year's telecast is making a big deal over legends. And why not? Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand...
  • Paul Coates, Feb. 17, 1961

     
    Feb. 17, 1961: The death of Burdette E. Lowery, 67, was an accident – or was it? Lowery, a retired engineer, was tenant in a home at 514 Via De La Paz occupied by Turner Ashby Martin, 41, and his......
  • Celebrity worship and Charlie Sheen: A theologian’s thoughts

     
      Michael Anthony Milton is chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary. Here are his thoughts on the public meltdown of actor Charlie Sheen: The public disintegration of a television and film celebrity like Charlie Sheen is not only tragic and sad, but.....
  • TV tonight: ‘American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery on ‘CMA Music Festival’

     
    Big Brother": How is Brendon fitting in since his surprise return to the house on Thursday? We learn at 8 on CBS. The previews suggest Rachel is overjoyed; will viewers be?...
  • Around Town: The Stooges ride back to town

     
    The Three Stooges, a Gary Cooper double bill and a tribute to Japan’s Studio Ghibli are among the Thanksgiving week film offerings....
  • Around Town: 'Mad, Mad World' and other comedy classics

     
    The American Cinematheque is ringing in the New Year with some wild and crazy comedy classics...
  • Around Town: Films, screenings and more in L.A. this week

     
    With Gary Oldman getting strong reviews and Oscar buzz for his performance as spy George Smiley in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, the Arclight in Hollywood is offering a six-film retrospective of the British actor’s career beginning...
  • Around Town: 'Mean Streets' pays tribute to Fellini film

     
    ."I Vitelloni," a 1953 semi-autobiographical drama about five male friends living in a small Italian town, is considered one of the watershed moments in Fedrico Fellini's career. The film is screening Friday through Wednesday at the New Beverly Cinema...