| Nov 18, 2010
| 4:38 PM
In today's Friday files, we have bits about everyone from Bill Sublette and Dean Cannon to Mickey Mouse and Bozo the Clown.
But first, let's talk about Jim Morrison.
Charlie Crist wants to pardon The Doors' front man for his conviction on charges of...
| Jul 29, 2011
When Saddam Hussein tells his son Uday in this film “I should have killed you the day you were born,” it’s rather powerful. He has just grabbed him by the testicles and was ready to slice him up. Uday’s in a hospital having his...
| Dec 9, 2009
| 9:34 PM
Bebop and beat intersect in an uneven pairing of musicians and poets. It was difficult to know what to expect going into the Night of the Beats concert at Disney Hall on Tuesday night. In this final performance in the......
| Oct 8, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Who is that Goth couple spotted hanging out in Paris? British comedian Russell Brand and his rumored new love, singer Katy Perry. Are they really dating? Brand's rep had no comment. Perry???s rep is also mum. But British newspapers the......
| Jan 9, 2009
Paula Abdul is one of the most recognized pop singers and choreographers in film, television, video, stage and live tours. Her celebrated work in choreography includes Emmy-winning contributions to "The Tracey Ullman Show," Abdul's own performance on "The...
| Jan 19, 2008
Song Man: A Melodic Adventure, or, My Single-Minded Approach to Songwriting
By Will Hodgkinson
Da Capo, 290 pages, $16.95 paper
'Stay uncommercial. There's a lot of money in it," said Jerome Kern, who did OK by himself when he added "Ol' Man River,"...
| Oct 12, 2009
Hilburn, former pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times, is author of "Corn Flakes With John Lennon (and Other Tales From a Rock 'n' Roll Life)." An excerpt in Sunday Calendar recalled his relationship with Lennon after the Beatles' breakup. In today's...
| Oct 14, 2009
It's safe to say Golden Globe- and SAG award-nominated "Mad Men" star January Jones has made it as an actress -- no thanks to ex-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.
In an interview with GQ magazine, Jones says Kutcher told her to quit acting.
"[He] was not...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Feb 9, 1998
It was on a Monday I learned that the routine biopsy on the lump in my breast might not be so routine, and that it would be a few more days before definitive word. My husband, Steve, and I decided not to tell anyone, to spare needless worry in case this...