| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"THE TWO most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why," said Mark Twain.
IF YOU listen to news reports, the entire world -- Britain and the United States in particular -- was insane waiting for the birth of the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Discovery Enterprises International has taken world sales on the Prince of Wales-narrated eco-docu "Harmony: A New Way of Looking At Our World," which world-preemed at Sundance London in 2012.
Produced by Julie Bergman and Stuart Sender, and directed...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 AM
"YOU KNOW, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos.
Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even...
| Oct 31, 2013
There's a myopia to "Diana," the new film about the divorce and last great romance of Princess Diana's life, that fits its subject like one of Diana's signature, custom-tailored gowns.
Isolated, focused on her image, her few contacts with the outside...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The living room of Kalpna Singh-Chitnis' Irvine condominium was filled with signs of pending deadlines Friday: yellow envelopes bulging with DVDs, trophies, stacks of brochures.
But the cluttered work area projected a joyous mood. In fact, it officially...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:37 AM
PARIS - Tired of airports, I recently opted for the overnight train from Rome to Paris (393 euros - about $511 for ticket and single compartment, raileurope .com). It was an icy cold when I disembarked at Gare de Lyon on a bright, clear Sunday late winter...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76.
Bennett died Dec. 24 after a brief illness, his publisher Novello & Co...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Dear Abby: "What would you do with a man who refuses to use a deodorant, seldom bathes, and doesn't even own a toothbrush?"
"Absolutely nothing," she replied.
The wry answer from Abigail Van Buren — the pen name of Pauline Friedman Phillips...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
With Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, expected to give birth any moment now, the world is on royal baby watch. And the British papers are in overdrive reporting every minute detail of what Kate is — or possibly could be — buying for...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:19 PM
What's an author assigned to sit next to a much more famous person (Gwyneth Paltrow) at a book signing to do? Write about it, of course.
"Due to the inflexibility of the alphabet I had the questionable good fortune to be seated directly beside Gwyneth...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic “Jobs,” and Wednesday on “The Tonight Show” he had high praise for the late tech mogul.
Kutcher recalled how he missed an opportunity to meet Jobs about six months before...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:00 PM
When the first pictures emerged Tuesday of William and Kate carrying the newest member of the British royal family home from a hospital, some parents (including a number of staffers here at the Los Angeles Times) noticed something amiss: His Royal...