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  • Alec Baldwin, you're so right: New York City is a nasty place to live

    Alec Baldwin, you're so right: New York City is a nasty place to live
    Not that I knew it until today, but Alec Baldwin, the actor, and me, the ink-stained wretch, have something in common: We both hate New York City. Baldwin was arrested there Tuesday. His crime? Riding his bike the wrong way on Fifth Avenue. And no, I...
  • PASSINGS: Hans Joachim Tiedge, Norman Mirman, Arthur Lessac, Walter Breuning

    PASSINGS: Hans Joachim Tiedge, Norman Mirman, Arthur Lessac, Walter Breuning
    Hans Joachim Tiedge West German spy defected to East Germany Hans Joachim Tiedge, 73, a top West German counterintelligence officer who defected to East Germany in 1985, died April 6 at his home near Moscow, according to his German publisher. Tiedge, a...
  • Dwight Radcliff dies at 55; led program to help homeless veterans

    Dwight Radcliff dies at 55; led program to help homeless veterans
    Dwight Radcliff, an Air Force veteran who overcame homelessness to lead a national organization providing services for former soldiers facing similar obstacles, has died. He was 55. Radcliff died Saturday of a heart attack at Marina del Rey Hospital,...
  • Robert Ellenstein dies at 87; actor and director

    Robert Ellenstein dies at 87; actor and director
    Robert Ellenstein, an actor and director with a varied career, including a long list of Los Angeles theater productions over several decades, died Oct. 28 of natural causes at a nursing home in West Los Angeles, said his son David. He was 87....
  • John J. Ward dies at 90; L.A. bishop participated in Second Vatican Council

    John J. Ward dies at 90; L.A. bishop participated in Second Vatican Council
    Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90. Ward died of complications...
  • Jose H. Rodriguez dies at 76; chef and owner of La Serenata de Garibaldi

    Jose H. Rodriguez dies at 76; chef and owner of La Serenata de Garibaldi
    The name that Jose H. Rodriguez chose for his Boyle Heights restaurant was steeped in tradition, much like the Mexican seafood he had served to acclaim since 1985, the year he opened La Serenata de Garibaldi. Inspired by a mariachi plaza in the...
  • Elton John & Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues

    Elton John &  Leon Russell: Keyboard colleagues
    Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket. But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
  • Movie review: "Viva Riva!"

    Movie review: "Viva Riva!"
    The best crime sagas are stories sparked by the thrill of shortsighted dreams that ultimately lead to a violent, messy end. Congolese writer-producer-director Djo Tunda Wa Munga's feature debut "Viva Riva!" is one such gangster drama, a nastily...
  • Movie review: 'Trollhunter'

    Movie review: 'Trollhunter'
    From Norwegian writer-director André Ovredal comes the spry, amusing and pulse-pounding "Trollhunter," a monster movie with a love for mountainous, tree-lined Scandinavian scenery and an even greater love for setting memorably ugly, hulking and...
  • Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")

    Movie review: "Le Nom des Gens" ("The Names of Love")
    Director Michel Leclerc and his co-writer Baya Kasmi illuminate the ethnic, racial and religious issues that have beset France from World War II to the present -- through, surprisingly, the unfolding of a classic romantic comedy plot. "Le Nom des Gens"...
  • Gloria Stuart dies at 100; 'Titanic' actress

    Gloria Stuart dies at 100; 'Titanic' actress
    Gloria Stuart, a 1930s Hollywood leading lady who earned an Academy Award nomination for her first significant role in nearly 60 years — as Old Rose, the centenarian survivor of the Titanic in James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winning film — has...
  • Man Finds $1 Million Comic Book Stolen From Nicolas Cage

    Man Finds $1 Million Comic Book Stolen From Nicolas Cage
    SIMI VALLEY (KTLA) -- A copy of a rare comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage more than a decade ago was discovered in a local storage locker. The 1938 comic book, "Action Comics #1," was stolen from Cage's West Los Angeles home in 2000 and has an estimated...