| Dec 22, 2011
You know, a lot of people tell me their favorite part of the column is the obituaries.
I'm really hurt.
It is, however, that time of year to remember the A&E folks we lost in the past 12 months.
Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor died in March,...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Year-ending memories include those of people who made marks in entertainment before passing. In 2011, they included a significant number of behind-the-scenes talents whose television efforts endure. Andy Rooney: It's a sad irony that the pundit's death...
| May 26, 2012
Full disclosure alert! I practically worshiped Jack LaLanne, who invented the modern fitness industry. He died last year at the age of 96.
So, imagine how excited I was to get to speak with the woman who helped make Jack even more Jack. His widow, Elaine...
| Nov 8, 2012
In the grand scheme of recent major news events- tonight’s Cover Story might seem a bit-well, trivial… dare we say, even a little self-serving. But, Linda Kollmeyer has been part of the Illinois Lottery’s game shows and daily drawings...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever wrote a strong editorial in the Daily Pilot last week calling out the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for its "audacious scheme" that would "use billions of Measure M2 freeway congestion-improvement tax dollars to...
| Jun 2, 2012
First published on July 31, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You could spend a solid year sniffing out cool spots for travelers in Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu -- scores of hotels, hundreds of restaurants and bars, more...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode.
The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Please join the LaLanne Family and extend Jack LaLanne’s legacy of promoting lifelong health and physical education/fitness in our schools, by supporting the second annual, “Jack LaLanne Celebrity ‘Golfreation’ Event,”...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:05 PM
I don't know any Joneses, and if I did I wouldn't waste my time trying to keep up with them.
Not on pointless things like the price of my car, color of my lawn or size of my TV, at least. I do like to compete on the size of my belly though, in that...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Decades after revolutionizing the fitness world, Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons are back doing what they started: starring in exercise DVDs and teaching workout classes.
Fonda is 76 and Simmons is 64, and neither entrepreneur seems ready to slow down....
| Oct 4, 2010
| 9:34 PM
The dancers had to tell a story tonight on "Dancing With the Stars." And they took some risks. Would you believe Florence Henderson as Maria Von Trapp? The Situation as a time traveler? The ABC show had planned to present Susan Boyle in Tuesday's...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Many years ago, when I was in my 20s and working as a staff writer at Rodale Books, I was assigned to write a series of profiles of famous men who were also fit. Other staff writers had already profiled the logical suspects. The logical suspects being...