| Oct 9, 2008
You could say that among the surviving 19th century ballets, "Don Quixote" is the Rodney Dangerfield.
It doesn't get much respect. It wears its lowbrow intentions a mite too proudly. It sprawls from the clownish antics of Sancho Panza stealing...
| Jan 17, 2008
The last time I talked to Johnny Grant was just before Halloween. A couple of venerable actors had been perplexed that our friend Norman Corwin, the founding father of radio drama and subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, did not have a star on the...
| Jul 15, 2009
You have to give soccer star David Beckham this: His contributions to the Los Angeles Galaxy on the pitch may be negligible, but he's always good for a headline in what so often seems like the Rodney Dangerfield of professional American sports.
| Aug 7, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Home Alone, died Thursday, a spokeswoman...
| Aug 7, 2009
John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59.
| Aug 27, 2009
| 5:35 AM
WESTWOOD -- The $4.6 million price tag for eternity above Marilyn Monroe is apparently too high for the recent highest bidder.
The crypt above Monroe's sold Monday on eBay for $4,602,100 to someone identified only by the initials "O.S."
| Sep 1, 2009
Sheila Lukins, an influential cookbook author whose "The Silver Palate" demystified and helped popularize gourmet cooking in America's home kitchens, has died. She was 66.
Lukins, who also operated a pioneering gourmet takeout shop, died Sunday at her...
| Mar 9, 2009
Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 8, 2009
The daylight savings effect seemed to hit the TV networks Sunday, resulting in somewhat lower ratings across the board. CBS ended up with the overall lead, while ABC had the best demographic numbers.
| Apr 19, 2009
Reputed heterosexual Rodney Dangerfield once said: "My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met." Now homosexuals are gaining the same chance at misery or bliss. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Vermont this month and is scheduled to begin in...