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D'Agosto keeps pushing himself
Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

D'Agosto keeps pushing himself

PASADENA, Calif. -- The timing couldn't have been worse for actor Nicholas D'Agosto. He finally captured the spiffy role of a frazzled lawyer in NBC's new comedy, "Trial and Error," premiering March 14. But his wife was pregnant, and they'd just made a big move back to L.A.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
George Michael died of natural causes, British coroner says
Mar 7, 2017 11:03 AM

George Michael died of natural causes, British coroner says

LONDON — George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver, a British coroner said Tuesday.

By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
Mar 5, 2017 4:00 AM

'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta defends police

Ray Liotta, who plays the chief of a tight band of Brooklyn detectives in "Shades of Blue," returning to NBC tonight, is sticking up for the police. "I really respect and am thankful to policemen, as I am to servicemen, the people that protect us in our armed forces," he says.

Mar 5, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Singer Harry Prime is 97. Actor Paul Sand is 85. Actor James B. Sikking is 83. Actor Dean Stockwell is 81. Actor Fred Williamson is 79. Actress Samantha Eggar is 78. Actor Michael Warren is 71. Actor Eddie Hodges is 70. Singer Eddy Grant is 69. Rock musician Alan Clark (Dire Straits) is 65.

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'Feud' gets into Crawford-Davis spat
Mar 5, 2017 4:00 AM

'Feud' gets into Crawford-Davis spat

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- It was a clash of the titans when Robert Aldrich cast Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in the gothic film, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" in 1962.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win
Feb 27, 2017 9:34 AM

Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win

LOS ANGELES — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie.

By Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer
Feb 26, 2017 4:00 AM

BIRTHDAYS

Game show host Tom Kennedy is 90. Fats Domino is 89. Country-rock musician Paul Cotton (Poco) is 74. Actor Bill Duke is 74. Actress Marta Kristen (TV: "Lost in Space") is 72. Rock musician Jonathan Cain (Journey) is 67. Singer Michael Bolton is 64.

'Dog Whisperer' shares wisdom
Feb 26, 2017 4:00 AM

'Dog Whisperer' shares wisdom

CHICAGO -- When I sat down with Cesar Millan recently, he had just finished a speaking event in town. I asked how it went. "In other places, you get the feeling you don't belong," he said, "so it can be challenging to deliver this message in places like Los Angeles or New York." That message?

By Nina Metz Chicago Tribune
Feb 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Playwright who inspired film wins PEN award

NEW YORK (AP) -- The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie "Moonlight" has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Tarell Alvin McCraney received an award for best mid-career playwright, PEN announced Wednesday.

What will win, what should win
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

What will win, what should win

LOS ANGELES -- Ahead of Sunday's 89th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony many expect will be a "La La Land" sweep.

By Lindsey Bahr And Jake Coyle Ap Film Writers
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Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday.

Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Working with refugees inspires Gaiman to write

(TNS) -- Almost 20 years later, Neil Gaiman is finally heading back to "Neverwhere." The author, whose latest novel "Norse Mythology" is no. 1 on this week's New York Times bestseller list, says he has started a sequel to "Neverwhere," which was published in 1998.

Conservative activist O'Keefe targets CNN
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Conservative activist O'Keefe targets CNN

NEW YORK (AP) -- Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released what he says are 119 hours of raw audio secretly recorded inside CNN's Atlanta headquarters in 2009.

Feb 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Singer Smokey Robinson is 77. Actress Carlin Glynn is 77. Former Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer is 75. Singer Lou Christie is 74. Actor Michael Nader is 72. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 69. Actor Stephen Nichols is 66. Author Amy Tan is 65.

Feb 19, 2017 4:00 AM

'Planet Earth' returns to BBC America, AMC

If you remember how great BBC's "Planet Earth" was 10 years ago, you're going to be inspired by "Planet Earth II" which premiered Saturday on BBC America, AMC, and Sundance simultaneously. One of the producers, Mike Gunton, says their challenge this time was to outdo themselves.

FXX star talks men, women
Feb 19, 2017 4:00 AM

FXX star talks men, women

PASADENA, Calif. -- When he was in elementary school actor Jay Baruchel's mom enlightened him about the difference between boys and girls. "A boy will hit you," she told him. "But a girl will be mean to you," Today at 34 he thinks he's learned that lesson.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Bareilles tostar in herBroadway show
Feb 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Bareilles tostar in herBroadway show

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sara Bareilles' songwriting skills are all over the new Broadway musical "Waitress" -- and soon she will be, too. The singer-songwriter of "Brave" and "Love Song" will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson.

Feb 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Carlos Santana changes tune on Beyonce

Guitarist Carlos Santana is retreating on his remarks about Beyonce after poking the overly agitated Beyhive. He was regaling Adele Adkins with more adulation following her wins at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, including her victory over Beyonce's "Lemonade" for album of the year.

By Nardine Saad Los Angeles Times
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Zoo cockroach named after QB Tom Brady
Feb 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Zoo cockroach named after QB Tom Brady

ATLANTA (AP)-- More than a week after the Falcons fell victim to the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, an Atlanta zoo has named a cockroach after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Feb 17, 2017 4:00 AM

'Horror Story' will pull from 2016 election

It's the news that some might think makes perfect sense: "American Horror Story" will tackle the 2016 presidential election. During an appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live!

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times