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  • Hot Property: Who lived there? Bing, Bing, Bing

    Hot Property: Who lived there? Bing, Bing, Bing
    Bing Crosby slept here. And here. And here too. We're talking three former Crosby properties, all for sale. Der Bingle sang of a "White Christmas," but the crooner's heart was in sunny Southern California, where he invested in real estate and built...
  • Dillard & Clark: Celebrating an unsung L.A. country rock classic

     
    Banjo player Doug Dillard, who died on Thursday, was known for his work with the Dillards, but fans of Los Angeles country rock know him for his collaboration with Gene Clark, "The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark." Times pop music critic Randall...
  • Best Movies About TV

     
    For no particular reason, I decided to make today’s movie list about the 10 Best Movies About Television. Understand, these aren’t movies based on TV shows, although a few of them grew out of things that really happened on television.......
  • Banjo picker Doug Dillard dies at 75; appeared on 'Andy Griffith'

     
    Bluegrass banjo player Doug Dillard has died at 75. With the Dillards, Doug Dillard helped popularize bluegrass music in the 1960s during appearances on "The Andy Griffith Show" and contributed to the birth of country-rock music....
  • George Lindsey, TV's 'Goober,' eulogized by Andy Griffith

     
    George Lindsey, the character actor who died Sunday at age 83, got a warm tribute from his pal and former costar, Andy Griffith....
  • 'The Simpsons': Q&A with Matt Groening on reaching 500 episodes

     
    "The Simpsons" aired its 500th episode Sunday, including a cameo from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. A week earlier, L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd sat down with "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening for an interview....
  • Davy Jones: ‘The Monkees’ thrilled young viewers

     
    The Monkees later starred in "Head," a 1968 movie. It tanked at the box-office, but has gained a cult following. Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson wrote "Head." They went on to more acclaimed films, such as "Five Easy Pieces" in 1970....
  • An appreciation: Doug Dillard was 'my mentor,' John McEuen says

     
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen praises banjo player Doug Dillard as "my mentor." Doug Dillard helped inspire many young fans, including McEuen and Steve Martin, to take up the banjo....
  • 'Zou Bisou Bisou': 'Mad Men' attempts to boost a '60s French pop hit

     
    "Zou Bisou Bisou" is the French pop tune featured in the season premiere of "Mad Men." But will all the talk on Twitter make "Zou Bisou Bisou" a legitimate hit?...
  • TV tonight: TCM salutes Patricia Neal; Monday Night Football, ‘90210,’ ‘Gossip Girl’ return; ‘Bachelor Pad’ ends season

     
    Tonight's television schedule offers some new fare and a wonderful salute to the late Patricia Neal. First, the new stuff: The CW rolls out the season premieres of “90210″ at 8 p.m. and “Gossip Girl” at 9. “Gossip Girl”...
  • Jerry Mathers on Barbara Billingsley: ‘She was a wonderful woman’

     
    Why would Barbara Billingsley be considered America's favorite TV mom? Because she played the kind, caring mom on a show whose reruns stand up beautifully. Like “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Leave It to Beaver” had an unusual...
  • 'Jews and Baseball': Ron Howard's a-ha moment with Sandy Koufax

     
    As a Jew who has been a baseball fan his entire life, I guess I'm the perfect target audience for "Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story," which opens Friday at the Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills and the......