| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Drama and music fill a jampacked weekend schedule. The highlights: 1. “The Walking Dead,” at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC, becomes an acting showcase for Andrew Lincoln, who excels as the mourning Rick Grimes. Fans learn more about the fighting...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:41 PM
CBS had the most viewers Friday night, even though “Blue Bloods” was preempted for a Whitney Houston tribute. But ABC won the 18-to-49 age group behind a strong performance by “Shark Tank,” the favorite show of young adults...
| Aug 19, 2012
Some people are happy collecting fast cars or nice watches. But the ultimate vanity purchase may be the private island.
Billionaire Richard Branson owns several. Magician David Copperfield has a dozen. Singer Celine Dion is trying to sell hers. And...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is.
"It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Songwriter, singer and former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has put her house in Studio City back on the market at $7.995 million — slightly more than 20% off the $10 million asked last fall.
The estate features a 7,600-square-foot French...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:32 PM
They came with music in their hearts and lyrics on their lips.
An audition pool of nearly 50 hopefuls from across Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire has now been whittled to four.
The finalists of the Pacific Symphony production "OC...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Since Andrea Bocelli released his breakout album, 1994's "Il Mare Calmo Della Sera," the Italian tenor has had much crossover success in the United States, combining opera and classical music with contemporary flair. Over the years, the romantic singer...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Songwriter, singer and former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has sold her home in Studio City for $6.3 million.
Built in 1923, the 7,600-square-foot French chateau-style house was renovated and expanded by DioGuardi and her husband, home builder...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Students at Corona del Mar High School got the chance to grade their teachers Thursday.
Twelve educators teamed up with members of the Orchesis dance team for the first night of "Dancing with the Teachers" to raise funding for the program.
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:59 PM
You love at least one album. It is a perfect album that makes your toe tap and your heart sing (your head, too). How can something sound so right from beginning to end? So made just for you? In that melding of melody and verve is an album you feel,...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The Avengers "owned" the summer, earning a billion and half bucks worldwide. But a Canadian team of Avengers tried to take over, stirring up some shiz last week at the United Nations General Assembly.
Les Justiciers Masques, French for "Masked Avengers,"...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:29 AM
When Whitney Houston died barely 24 hours before the Grammy telecast in February, the Recording Academy and show producers were faced with the delicate challenge of paying homage as she was mourned.
With the one-year anniversary of her death approaching,...