| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When Steven Bochco created "Murder One" nearly 20 years ago, the concept -- a series following a single murder trial over an entire season -- seemed bold and ahead of its time. Today, TV is teeming with similar fare as TNT introduces "Murder in the First,...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Here was a story, it seemed, that resonated with a disparate and diffuse metropolis.
It was the tale of one city and two men — one on the ascent, a giant who staked his life's claim not on his championship banners, but on minority ownership in...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Just when you thought you’d seen the last of O.J .Simpson, the former NFL standout known to fans as “the Juice” is back, with another appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court over his conviction in a hotel room armed robbery.
In legal papers...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:57 PM
UPDATED: The "Game of Thrones" season finale, a dazzling return by David Tennant and the NBA Finals are among the weekend's top offerings:
What to expect from "Thrones"? HBO supplied this preview: "An unexpected arrival north of the Wall changes...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHY DON'T you wash that platinum outta your hair?"
That was Kirk Douglas snarling at the underrated, always spectacular Jan Sterling in Billy Wilder's way-ahead-of-its-time movie "Ace in the Hole." This tells the grim saga of a man trapped in a cave...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks.
Virtually a one-man operation with a...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Donald Sterling gave the NBA a gift before he was kicked out of the club.
The release of audio tapes with his now infamous, ill-conceived remarks to his girlfriend stirred a controversy that had the whole world talking about the NBA for a couple days,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:34 AM
Rachel Frederickson, 24, of Los Angeles won the Season 15 title of "The Biggest Loser" and the $250,000 grand prize, but promptly sparked criticism from viewers who say the show went too far by allowing the former competitive swimmer to diet her way...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:45 PM
John Corrigan is the assistant managing editor for Arts and Entertainment, leading one of the Los Angeles Times’ largest editorial departments in its coverage of film, television, culture, music, media and the fine arts.
Corrigan has worked at The...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Jay Leno told almost 44,000 jokes as host of "The Tonight Show," and according to a recent study, one out of ten of his quips were about Bill Clinton.
The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, which tracks late-night humor, said...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The Morning Call's coverage of the Super Bowl extravaganza was just great, with one glaring exception.
The 43-8 Seattle Seahawks victory over the Denver Broncos, said one of Monday's stories, was "the biggest blowout since the Cowboys trounced the Bills...