| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:29 PM
The Search For Spock
TV legend Leonard Nimoy made history in the Chicago area last weekend, appearing at his final "Star Trek" convention at the Westin O'Hare Hotel. However, the actor who played the pointy-ear sci-fi icon seemed to have other things on...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 3:50 PM
Minutes after his gruesome assassination, Hollywood honchos were spinning ideas for a possible big screen bio-pic about the controversial Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. My Tinsel Town tipsters tell me the first name to surface to portray...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:10 PM
The Westwood-area home that actor Leonard Nimoy bought with his first wife, Sandra Zober, has sold for $1.95 million.
The traditional-style house, built in 1938, also has contemporary elements and features window seats, high ceilings, walls of windows,...
| Jan 15, 2012
Actor Pierce Brosnan has sold his Malibu beach retreat for $2.6 million.
Brosnan and his wife, environmental activist and former broadcast journalist Keely Shaye Smith, put the property on the market at $3.9 million in 2010 while building another house...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Though he remained host of - and contributed a couple of scripts to - this final season of the NBC suspense anthology, "Twilight Zone" icon Rod Serling separated himself from it as much as possible, having become frustrated by creative battles over it....
| Oct 4, 2006
Standing before the copper-domed landmark that has perched on the Hollywood Hills since 1935, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday unveiled a restored and expanded Griffith Observatory and said it would reopen to the public Nov. 3.
| Oct 3, 2006
| 12:28 PM
Standing before the copper-domed landmark that has perched upon the Hollywood Hills since 1935, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today unveiled a restored and expanded Griffith Observatory and said it would reopen to the public Nov. 3.
| Sep 10, 2006
Compared to other cities its size, Los Angeles has always been short on icons of public architecture; when one falls out of commission, as the Griffith Observatory did 4 1/2 years ago, we notice the absence all the more.
So it is that Angelenos —...
| Nov 2, 2006
With the Griffith Observatory finally set to reopen Friday after a restoration and expansion project that stretched nearly five years and cost $93 million, it's time for a quick round of Pick Your Astronomical Metaphor.
There is, for starters, the...
| Nov 13, 2008
Jay Fiondella, the flamboyant owner of Chez Jay, the scruffy restaurant-bar he opened almost 50 years ago that became a Santa Monica landmark and something of a shrine to his exploits as an adventurer, has died. He was 82.
Fiondella died Nov. 6 at a...
| Dec 19, 2008
Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and an actress whose longtime association with the "Star Trek" franchise included playing Nurse Christine Chapel in the original series, died early Thursday morning. She was 76....
| Apr 9, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Here's an unusual TV cameo: Leonard Nimoy, who needs absolutely no introduction, will guest on "Fringe." Fox just announced. The details: "...Nimoy will appear as pivotal person of interest, William Bell...In next week???s all-new ???Unleashed??? episode,...