| Jan 12, 2010
| 6:21 PM
Dale Rickards, a self-styled cowboy who wrangled horses for Hollywood and turned his Malibu ranch into a faux western town for location photography, has died. He was 88.
FOR THE RECORD: : An earlier version of this article...
| Apr 21, 2009
In the spring of 2004, five years before pistachios grown in the San Joaquin Valley became tainted with salmonella, health investigators were hunting for the same deadly bacteria in the same stretch of our state -- this time in the almond orchards.
| Sep 2, 2008
With the triple whammy of the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, the awards season has kicked into high gear. Following it all is the Notes on a Season column, which returns on a regular basis to track the progress of the awards contenders to...
| Oct 15, 2008
| 1:50 PM
| Jun 8, 2008
| 7:24 PM
| Dec 11, 2007
With critics groups chiming in from New York, L.A., Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this week, a predictable pattern is emerging.
The nation's top movie reviewers are in a pessimistic mood, splitting their best picture prizes, so far, between...
| Dec 20, 2007
In case you even have to ask, the awards race is still wide open.
The Screen Actors Guild jumped right into this wild, wild awards season by anointing Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" as the actors' front-runner with four nominations.
That means the film got...
| Dec 29, 2007
Maybe the best holiday gift Los Angeles received this year was the news that fewer of its citizens are being murdered. As The Times reported this week, the city is on track to end 2007 with the lowest homicide count since 1970, when L.A. had 1 million...
| Jan 8, 2008
| 11:40 AM
The envelope holding the ticket for the show stated, "Awards Season Starts Here."
For many in the room there was the distinctly uncomfortable feeling that it just may end "Here" as well.
With breaking news spreading like wildfire through the Santa...
| Aug 6, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Suddenly the Laurence Fishburne-to-"CSI" rumors - which they remain - have heated up again, and so I guess it's time to acknowledge them. Consider them officially acknowledged. They've been out there almost since the day Billy Petersen said he......
| Aug 8, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Boy, here's a huge departure in the show business world: Bernie Brillstein has died. The Associated Press announced this earlier today in a brief dispatch saying "that Brillstein died of heart disease at a Los Angeles hospital at about 9......