| Mar 28, 2010
| 4:33 PM
When Paula Abdul walked on stage at blogger Perez Hilton's birthday party Saturday night, we'll admit, at first we feared a Kanye moment. After all, she was following a four-song set by none other than Liza Minnelli (can you really top that?). When she...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:55 AM
Michael Feinstein is on a mission, and we should thank him.
He's saving a vital part of America -- our music. His work, divided between performing familiar favorites and collecting music, is woven into a three-part documentary, PBS' "Michael Feinstein'...
| Apr 1, 2010
Allie Mac Kay was live at the Magic Castle with a preview of Jim Caruso's cast party.
"Cast Party is Broadway mainstay Jim Caruso's always-packed showcase for the theater-world A-list," says New York Magazine. Well now the popular New York open mic is...
| Mar 28, 2010
By the time Liza Minnelli took the stage at Birdland, just after midnight, the party was in full swing: Michael Feinstein hugged the Broadway legend and a bubbly, upbeat crowd sang happy birthday to her.
Parker Posey performed a wild, gyrating dance to...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
| May 7, 2010
When Newport Beach resident Rick Gorski picked up the new-looking tuxedo shirt on sale for a song at a neighbor's garage sale last fall, he had no idea that he may have stumbled across a piece of clothing once owned by Frank Sinatra.
"It was a beautiful...
| May 23, 2010
The People Who Watched Her Pass By
Two Dollar Radio: 146 pp., $14.50
Salome Jensen is 3 years old and brilliant. She is also brave and unforgettable. One day, the guy who fixes the hot water heater takes her away from her family to live...
| Jun 4, 2010
Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer joined forces to create the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
They teamed up again to produce the swashbuckling "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." It's based on a successful video game, which ensures an audience of...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Entitled, alcoholic mega-millionaire Arthur (Russell Brand) may entertain himself by crashing the Batmobile and sparring with Evander Holyfield, but he’s got principles when it comes to love. That leaves Arthur trapped between...
| Jul 11, 2010
| 9:54 PM
Hollywood came to Manhattan's East Side on Sunday. Some scenes for the Warner Bros. re-make of the 1981 film "Arthur" were shot in The News Building on 42nd Street. The movie will star Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, and Nick...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 8:34 PM
Stop the presses — Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Keely Smith and Marilyn Monroe will be joining forces to perform in Newport Beach next week.
Well, sort of.
Bethany Owen, the "Woman of 1001 Voices and Faces," will bring the four favorites to a...
| Jan 17, 2011
There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers.