| Nov 6, 2008
Jheryl Busby, a music executive who led a revival of Motown Records while president and chief executive of the company from 1988 to 1995, was found dead Tuesday in a hot tub at his home in Malibu. He was 59.
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| May 30, 2007
Sure looks as if HBO again will dominate the TV movie categories (it's won 12 times in 15 years), with four strong entries:
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," an adaptation of the bestseller about the defeat of the Sioux after their victory at Custer's...
| Jun 6, 2007
Unlike in the series categories, the Emmys don't force voters to view DVDs in the movie and miniseries categories. Nominees are chosen by a popular vote of industry actors, which favors name recognition. It's the same process used in the Academy...
| Jul 11, 2007
There were some impressive showbiz veterans strolling the round-about red carpet in Westwood for the "Hairspray" premiere Tuesday night: Queen Latifah in a platinum blond wig, John Travolta in a ton of foundation (why does he do that?), and Michelle...
| Sep 13, 2007
ONE of the first things that you learn about salsa dancing is that on the count of four you are supposed to stop moving your feet and take a short pause. This syncopated break pushes you to shake the hips, and it can be shortened or stretched according to...
| Jan 27, 2008
| 10:15 PM
Best mobster makeover: James Gandolfini
Looking svelte(r) and refreshed, with an attractive stubble/beard hybrid and a sleek white tie, James Gandolfini took the stage to accept the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series....
| Jan 23, 2008
Hollywood's striking writers, signaling a possible thaw in the 3-month-old labor dispute, have agreed to drop two demands that studios have long viewed as non-starters.
Leaders of the Writers Guild of America told top studio chiefs during a meeting...
| Feb 23, 2009
Somewhere in New York, a huge weight has been lifted from David Letterman's shoulders. As Sunday night's Academy Awards began, Hugh Jackman's opening number (pardon me, but did he sing the words "pubic hair"? At the Oscars?) has surely obliterated all...
| Feb 8, 2009
| 10:08 PM
| Jul 7, 2009
| 1:07 PM
Music legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting.
Jackson was praised as a music pioneer...
| Jun 5, 2008
ERYKAH BADU had song ideas bursting into her brain at such a pace she could barely keep up. If it weren't for her 8-year-old son, in fact, a lot of that material might have been lost.
"I was singing into my phone and recording things into the answering...