| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:44 AM
What is rock 'n' roll, one may ask upon seeing the names Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and Peter Gabriel on this year’s list of finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do any of them truly rock, let alone roll? Or is...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Before today's contemporary jewelry stars Alexis Bittar, Eddie Borgo and Aurélie Bidermann, there was Robert Lee Morris, who reinvented the category of fashion jewelry in the 1970s and '80s by creating wearable art in organic forms.
Growing up as a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The same day this week that French filmmaker Agnes Varda was being feted by the AFI Fest in her November visit to L.A., there was other movie news in the news.
Varda is a cinema ground-breaker, a feminist and artist who was one wave ahead of the New...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Breaking into music after a sibling does so can be a gift and a curse.
Getting noticed is simple -- but the expectations and nagging comparisons are unavoidable and can buckle a burgeoning career.
Still, plenty of acts have emerged from the shadows of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Boasting the Bollywood star-power of screen couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, AmFAR will host its first ever fundraiser in Mumbai, India, next month.
The Foundation for AIDS Research has previously held the benefits such as Cinema Against...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Goldie Hawn, Aileen Getty and the Hugo Boss company will be honored for their contributions to the fight against AIDS at amFAR's Inspiration Gala on Dec. 12, the foundation announced on Friday.
Chelsea Handler is slated to host the fourth annual gala...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:59 PM
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For...
| Oct 7, 2012
It took more than two years and several price cuts, but a compound in Malibu owned by now-divorced couple Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore Gibson has sold for $9,261,250. The property had been listed in March 2010 at $14.5 million.
The buyer is recently...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Bruno Mars may have been locked out of heaven, but it's looking like he'll have a ticket to the Super Bowl.
The crooner is expected to be tapped to perform at the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII next February, according to two people with knowledge...