| Oct 17, 2009
Actor James Franco, who starred as Harry Osborn -- the New Green Goblin -- in "Spider-Man," has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet....
| Oct 23, 2009
Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.
Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...
| Oct 28, 2009
When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring.
Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
| Oct 30, 2009
John Harris Burt, a retired bishop who advanced a tradition of social activism at Pasadena’s All Saints Episcopal Church with his bold support of the civil rights movement when he was rector in the 1960s, died Oct. 20 at his home on Lake Superior...
| Nov 1, 2009
Even after the costumes are worn, the candy collected and the ghoulish jack-o'-lantern turned back into a pumpkin, Halloween doesn't have to be over -- if you are willing to be entertained by a good ghost story.
Almost anywhere you look in Southern...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 2:00 PM
Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including “It’s Now or Never,” has died. He was 83.
Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years,...
| Dec 14, 2009
J. Greenstein & Co. is holding its biannual Judaica Auction for January 10th & 11th next week. Last time they had an auction it featured family heirlooms that were put on the block because the owners were Madoff Victims and Sammy Davis Jr....
| Jun 5, 2009
Sam Butera, a hard-swinging tenor saxophonist who formed a rowdy and successful onstage partnership with entertainers Louis Prima and Keely Smith in the 1950s, died Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas. He was 81.
He had Alzheimer's disease, according to...
| Jun 28, 2009
Time for a golf quiz, with the Travelers Championship here. Eight correct answers equals an ace, seven for a birdie, six for a par, five for a bogey, four for a double bogey.
Any fewer than that, and throw your clubs into a nearby pond.
1. The event has...
| Jun 29, 2009
| 10:04 AM
Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66.
Travalena, who began being treated for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
| Jul 1, 2009
The posthumous affairs of Michael Jackson boiled down to two things Tuesday: His memorial service will draw a huge crowd and the settling of his estate will be complicated.
Beyond that was a storm of rumor, supposition and educated guess interrupted by...
| Aug 4, 2009
Billy Lee Riley, a rockabilly pioneer and songwriter who recorded for the legendary Sun Records label and is best remembered for his 1957 singles "Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll" and "Red Hot," has died. He was 75.
Riley died Sunday of colon cancer that...