| Oct 1, 2010
| 11:32 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Emmy-award winning television producer Stephen J. Cannell -- who was behind iconic shows like "The A-Team," "21 Jump Street" and "The Rockford Files" -- has died at the age of 69.
Cannell died at his home in Pasadena Thursday night due...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 7:53 AM
Stephen J. Cannell -- the surname rhymes with "flannel" -- was best known for the scores of TV series that he either dreamed up or produced or wrote. Often, he did all three. He was a creative juggernaut in Hollywood, and if you're anywhere north of, say,...
| Apr 4, 2010
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 43 ||
|| 2. || Abraham Lincoln:...
| Jun 30, 2010
Anchor Bay / 2005 / 88 min. / NR
IT WAITS... but not as long as you will for something of interest to happen in this lamely written, formula-ridden, would-be horror flick making its un-awaited debut on home video.
First, the story: In the...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:34 PM
"I cannot live without books," Thomas Jefferson famously wrote.
Luckily for area bibliophiles, April 9 could supply them with several years' worth — autographed, as well.
The fifth annual Literary Orange festival at the UC Irvine Student...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 9:20 AM
The television adventure series, mentored by the recently deceased Stephen J. Cannell, received big-screen treatment in this entertaining and stunt-filled revision.
Liam Neeson makes a good successor to George Peppard as Hannibal, the leader of a team of...
| Nov 26, 2010
Finding "Naked Heat" by Richard Castle simmering on the bestseller list wouldn't be unusual — it's the second in a mystery series, with a sexy cover and a blurb from author Michael Connelly — but for one thing: There is no Richard Castle. He's...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 2:13 PM
It's natural with the dawn of a new year to bid farewell to the old, and to those who left with it. In terms of television talents lost in 2010, though, the ritual hits particularly close to the heart.
A number of genuine icons of the home screen...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Television has been part of so many people's lives for so long, there's always an audience for its past.
If there weren't, Nick at Nite and TV Land likely wouldn't exist, nor would have the 2008 PBS miniseries "Pioneers of Television." Each of its...
| Dec 4, 2011
A Reacher Novel
Delacorte Press, $28
Knuckle-busting crime-solver Jack Reacher returns with a story from his early years involving a murder near a military base and how he became a maverick hero.
After the Apocalypse
| Feb 8, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, between life and death. || 29 ||
|| 2. || The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski...