| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The question dominated much of the nonfootball-related chatter in the run-up to Sunday's Super Bowl: As the featured act of this year's halftime show, was Bruno Mars really up to the job of entertaining a television audience of approximately 100 million...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Media and entertainment industry attorney Donald Engel died Wednesday in Redwood City, Calif. following a long battle with leukemia. He was 84 years old.
Engel's famous clients include Olivia Newton John and Donna Summer, for whom he won major victories,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Kristina Wong has crashed Miss Chinatown pageants as a pimply, cigar-smoking, over-the-hill contestant.
She has posed as a rabid Jeremy Lin fan, waving sexually suggestive signs at the NBA player's games. On a sewing machine in her Koreatown apartment,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:22 AM
It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since Janet Jackson was so gracious to add a memorable phrase to our collective pop culture lexicon. For your contribution "wardrobe malfunction," we thank you.
The incident during Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Music video’s wild ride...
| Jan 12, 2014
Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets."
That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Even if you didn't catch the run of “Illumination,” the Morton Arboretum's dramatic and innovative holiday-season lighting of trees on its grounds, you've probably seen some of the other work of John Featherstone and his lighting and visual...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:02 AM
What a difference (not having) R. Kelly makes.
Last week the R&B star gave a shot of energy to Justin Bieber's so-called Music Mondays series with his long-rumored appearance on "PYD," an appealingly raunchy slow jam that got listeners talking about...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:52 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Beyonce surprised even her most ardent followers a few days ago by releasing her fifth studio album, “Beyonce” (Columbia), in one giant package on iTunes. The 14 songs and 17 videos comprise a “visual album,”...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Miley Cyrus spent a good portion of her adolescence playing two people on a television show, so it makes sense that her new album has something like a split personality.
"Bangerz" is the fourth studio disc by the former star of the Disney Channel's...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Don't call it a comeback. No, seriously, don't.
It may be true that Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has experienced a dramatic upswing in productivity over the past year or so, after nearly a decade of relative, atypical quiet. His production and...