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  • Should NFL charge fans for media day?

    What won't it charge for? Bill Kline The Morning Call NFL teams extort exorbitant personal seat license fees from fans just for the "privilege" of buying a season ticket. The NFL routinely schedules games that last until nearly midnight on school...
  • Weekend forecast: Get outa town

     
    Ya gotta love a weather forecaster with a sense of humor. Okay, he's not Steve Martin (a former TV weatherman, and he played one in 'L.A. Story'), but he does have a wry sense of impending doom as he looks as......
  • 'American Idol' finale: And the winner is ...

     
    So who's it going to be? Kris Allen? Adam Lambert? One of these two is going to win American Idol tonight. Well, eventually.Host Ryan Seacrest tells us that nearly 100 million votes were cast last night and that for the season,......
  • Just-announced concerts

    KISS at the Verizon Center on Oct. 13. Buckcherry will be the opening act. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers (featuring Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood) at the...
  • What to do before renting your home to strangers

    What to do before renting your home to strangers
    Ever since actors Bob Newhart and Mary Frann made innkeeping in a rural Vermont town look wacky and fun, it's been at the top of many people's second-career choices, along with actor, novelist, brewmaster and chocolatier. The fantasy is that you don't...
  • Art Garfunkel Evokes Emotion at Fantasy Springs Resort Show Despite Vocal Injury

    Once a high-wire acrobat loses balance, it's assumed the act is finished. And perhaps no pop vocalist ever resembled those denizens of dizzying heights more than the angelically-voiced Art Garfunkel. When Garfunkel announced four years ago that his voice...
  • Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl

    Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl
    The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
  • Potent comedy teams at Hard Rock Live: Why so rare?

    Potent comedy teams at Hard Rock Live: Why so rare?
    When did comedy teams like Burns and Allen, Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, and Cheech and Chong go out of style as a mode of entertainment and why? Is the straight man such an endangered species? Consider the nuclear comic potential of, say,...
  • John Duran endorses Bobby Shriver in L.A. County supervisor contest

    John Duran endorses Bobby Shriver in L.A. County supervisor contest
    West Hollywood City Council member John Duran, who finished third in the June primary for Los Angeles County Supervisor, formally endorsed second-place finisher Bobby Shriver on Tuesday. At a Shriver news conference, Duran said some in the gay and...
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Louie' season finale and more

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Louie' season finale and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 15 - 21, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Whose Line Is It Anyway? "Supernatural's"...
  • Sideline Chatter: Toast of the LPGA

    Michelle Wie won the U.S. Women's Open, then got a celebratory champagne shower from some of her fellow players. "Can you imagine that in men's golf?" wrote Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Tiger wins U.S. Open, Phil and Rory rush onto the...