| May 8, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Viddy (free, iOS 4.2 or later)
What it is: An app to capture, embellish and share short videos. It's the equivalent of video Twitter, but instead of a 140-character tweet, Viddy lets you share 15-second videos across your social network.
How it works:...
| May 10, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Lil Rel may be back in town after taping the pilot for a new “In Living Color” TV series and his big club gigs around the country, but when asked where his fellow Chicagoans can see his next live local performance, he pauses.
| May 22, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The deaths of disco legends Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees and Donna Summer brought out the best of society on social media. Just kidding—Twitter users even managed to rewrite history by declaring that Donna Summer sang “I Will Survive.”...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:03 AM
In the four years since Will Smith last appeared on the big screen, the two-time Oscar nominee has been producing movies with his son, developing scripts and cringing every time his daughter cuts her hair.
He's also dyed his own hair to hide those...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:05 AM
This is no laughing matter.
Comedian Bill Cosby has, once again, found himself on the receiving end of a celebrity death hoax.
The funnyman became quite the trending topic on Monday when a "R.I.P Bill Cosby" page popped up on Facebook.
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:01 PM
As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub.
Staged by Library...
| Jun 18, 2012
As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl.
Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:48 PM
"Hey, hey, hey!" The classic Bill Cosby-inspired animated show is available in its entirety, with Cosby's memories of his own childhood turned into the misadventures of a Philadelphia group of young friends.
While there's plenty of humor, much of it...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:33 AM
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been around so long that the group once opened for Jack Benny.
The band also did tours with The Doors and Bill Cosby.
What else? “We actually did a show with Blue Oyster Cult,” said band member Jimmie Fadden....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:21 PM
"Lonesome Traveler" had plenty of company Saturday at the Laguna Playhouse gala opening.
The Rubicon Theatre Co.'s ode to American folk music had the sold-out audience spontaneously singing along and the enthusiasm didn't end when the curtain came down....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Watch out Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy. There's a budding comedy superstar nipping at your heels.
In Hampton Roads, comedian Kevin Hart is selling tickets at a blazing pace. Promoters announced Friday that the actor and stand-up man will perform a...