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  • PASSINGS: Bernd Eichinger, Bruce Gordon, Frank Lieberman, Stanley Frazen, Alan Sloane

    PASSINGS: Bernd Eichinger, Bruce Gordon, Frank Lieberman, Stanley Frazen, Alan Sloane
    Bernd Eichinger Film producer and screenwriter Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
  • PASSINGS: Kaye Stevens

    PASSINGS: Kaye Stevens
    Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, 79, who performed with the Rat Pack and frequently appeared on Johnny Carson's late-night talk show, died Wednesday at Villages Hospital north of Orlando, Fla. She had breast cancer and blood clots, said her friend Gerry...
  • Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager
    Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84. Treadwell, one of the first female...
  • Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days

    Vestiges of Las Vegas' glory days
    Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names. "It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
  • The future of Tahoe's famed Thunderbird is up in the air

    The future of Tahoe's famed Thunderbird is up in the air
    Its deep-throated engines temporarily squelched, the Thunderbird idles in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, a few hundred yards offshore from Crystal Bay, Nev. A rubber dinghy sidles up to the elegant 55-foot speedboat. Terry Clapham, one of the...
  • Checking In: Best of both worlds at Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

    Checking In: Best of both worlds at Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
    The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood; DiplomatResort.com, 954-602-6000 Golf & Spa, 501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach; 954-883-4900 Back story: Originally built in 1958, the 39-story Diplomat was rebuilt in 2002....
  • Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way

    Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way
    Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965. "In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
  • 'The Rat Pack' in photos

    'The Rat Pack' in photos
    In the public eye, they lived a fantasy that mere mortals could only dream of. But between the ellipses of Rat Pack lore existed a carnival of leisure, stress, politics, starlets, heartache and happiness. For decades, some of the only photographic...
  • Old Hollywood lingers at Chez Jay

    Old Hollywood lingers at Chez Jay
    When piped-in music and a bar's history perfectly align, it makes for a sweet cocktail of synchronicity, a besotted wink from the intimate interior that makes all the drinkers lean into their liquor just a little bit more. On a recent Sunday night, the...
  • Elizabeth Taylor's family arrives at Forest Lawn [Updated]

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details Elizabeth Taylor's family and friends arrived about 10 minutes behind schedule to the Hollywood icon's memorial service in Glendale on Thursday. Dozens of fans and media outlets......
  • Elizabeth Taylor's service held without disruption from anti-gay protesters

     
    Despite fears that anti-gay protesters from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church might disrupt the private ceremony for Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, the service went off without a hitch Thursday afternoon at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in...
  • Matthew Morrison reflects on 'Glee's' success before his concert tour kicks off

     
    Matthew Morrison of "Glee" talks about his upcoming tour and how success has changed him and his castmates...