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  • From the Vaults: 'My Favorite Wife' (1940)

     
    Returning to earlier themes of Cary Grant and wife-swapping, this week we have "My Favorite Wife," a screwball comedy. As usual with this genre, your mood will determine whether you find the antics hilarious or simply trying. So if you are at all tired or...
  • 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?...
  • Van Johnson, MGM's boy-next-door, dies at 92

    Van Johnson, MGM's boy-next-door, dies at 92
    Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM's boy-next-door in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and became one of the era's top box-office draws, died Friday. He was 92. Johnson, who was most frequently...
  • Smaller gyms help exercise social skills

    Smaller gyms help exercise social skills
    WHEN IT comes to health clubs, do you prefer the enormous, multilevel variety where you can retain your anonymity even after years of blood, sweat and towels, or do you opt for the small mom-and-pop "Cheers"-type gym where everybody knows your name? A...
  • Spirit of old Hollywood lives on in 1990s Holmby Hills estate

    ACTRESS Irene Dunne, who starred opposite the likes of Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy, lived for more than 40 years in a French colonial-style house on the site of this estate in Holmby Hills. After Dunne died at age 88 in 1990, her Paul Williams-...
  • UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'

    UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'
    The UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
  • Matt Weinstock, Dec. 22, 1959

     
    World Refugee Year As she sorted out her memories on her return from a pleasure trip around the world many months ago, actress Marsha Hunt found herself deeply troubled by recollection of endless hordes of refugees in Hong Kong, Calcutta, the Gaza Strip...
  • King vs. King: Debating Elvis Presley's best songs, part III

     
    Friday is Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, and to honor Elvis the musician, I've been sampling from the new boxed set "Good Rockin' Tonight" (reviewed here by Robert Hilburn), pitting song against song in the ultimate cage match of King versus......
  • Movie Star Mystery Photo

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Update: Virtually everyone recognized our mystery guest as Louise Beavers. Oct. 27, 1962: Louise Beavers dies at the age of 60. Nov. 2, 1962: Services for Louise Beavers include her favorite gospel song, “City Called Heaven,...