| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Tom Davis, a comedy writer who teamed with Al Franken to write memorable bits on"Saturday Night Live" beginning with the late-night show's debut in 1975, has died. He was 59.
Davis died Thursday at his home in Hudson, N.Y., his wife, Mimi Raleigh, told...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:30 AM
"Two months after Mike Nichols and Elaine May arrived in New York, in 1957, their improv act was the toast of the town. Half a century has passed. But as Sam Kashner discovers, in an unprecedented joint interview, the celebrated director and...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Chad Michaels was the ultimate perfectionist on "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars."
Never a hair or scrap of costume out of place, makeup flawless and demeanor regal, the Cher impersonator and long-time drag star came in second during his season but finally...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Debt fighters Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, dining with reporters Wednesday morning, discussed a White House official's admission that the nation's fiscal problems won't be solved by a "naked" tax increase alone, without spending cuts....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:52 AM
I'm pretty sure we can account for three of the best-male-actor nominees when the Academy Awards lists come out on Jan. 10.
I've just seen a trio of excellent performances: Denzel Washington in "Flight," Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" and John Hawkes in...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:06 PM
When President Obama made history as the first American president to publicly support gay marriage May 9, founder and senior planner at Liven It Up events Anthony Navarro of Lakeview knew he needed to create a platform for his wedding industry peers to...
| Aug 10, 2012
Dale Olson, an elder statesman of the Hollywood publicity corps whose assignments over a four-decade career included representing Rock Hudson during the last months of the actor's struggle with AIDS, died Thursday of complications of liver cancer. He...
| Jul 29, 2012
William Friedkin has been directing films for roughly 45 years. You wouldn't know it to look at him. You'd likelier guess that he was born around the time his first feature — the 1967 Sonny and Cher vehicle “Good Times” — was made....
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:57 PM
"The ocean is pulling me into it," I screamed above the breaking of the waves, not sure if anyone could even hear me.
I tried to plant my feet in the sand so that I wouldn't move from my spot in the ocean, right in front of our beach towels. It was no...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 1:57 PM
At $150 million and $65 million, two houses — neither being marketed through multiple listing services — are quietly defining the top end of the for-sale market in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Priced at $150 million is the pocket-listed...
| Aug 19, 2012
PGA champion Tiger Woods has sold his condominium in Corona del Mar for $2,213,875.
But like many other residential real estate owners, Woods landed in the rough when it came to selling a place bought before the housing downturn. Public records show he...
| Nov 9, 2012
Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85.
Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...