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James Shigeta Dies At 85; Starred In ‘Flower Drum Song’ And ‘Die Hard’

James Shigeta Dies At 85; Starred In ‘Flower Drum Song’ And ‘Die Hard’

By David Colker, Los Angeles Times Actor James Shigeta played the leading male role in the lavish movie musical "Flower Drum Song" in 1961. The year before, he won a Golden Globe ...

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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8 Million In Defamation Suit

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8 Million In Defamation Suit

By Randy Furst and James Walsh, Star Tribune ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura won his defamation case Tuesday against the author of American Sniper. The ...

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Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take her own picture. She smiled a s ...

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Toronto 2014: Reitman, Baumbach, And Rock To Premiere New Films

Toronto 2014: Reitman, Baumbach, And Rock To Premiere New Films

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times New movies from veteran directors such as Jason Reitman, Noah Baumbach, and Shawn Levy -- not to mention the work of some less expected filmm ...

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Joan Rivers Riles Young Hollywood, But She’s Got Youth On Her Side

Joan Rivers Riles Young Hollywood, But She’s Got Youth On Her Side

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times The moment Joan Rivers stormed out of a CNN interview earlier this month, she thought she might be losing her mind. "I was worried," she said, "b ...

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Martin Tahse, TV Producer Of ‘ABC Afterschool Specials,’ Dies At 84

Martin Tahse, TV Producer Of ‘ABC Afterschool Specials,’ Dies At 84

By David Colker, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- Martin Tahse, a stage and television producer best known for his work on "ABC Afterschool Specials" and other programs aimed at y ...

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Tony-Winning Actress Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Tony-Winning Actress Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

By David Ng, Los Angeles Times Elaine Stritch, the raspy-voiced actress whose forceful personality and salty language enlivened the New York stage for more than six decades, died ...

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Blues Musician Johnny Winter Dead At 70

Blues Musician Johnny Winter Dead At 70

By Hubert Kahl, dpa ZURICH -- Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul play was suspected in his death, which reportedly happen ...

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Fred Ordway, Rocket Scientist Who Was Key Adviser On ’2001′ Film, Dies At 87

Fred Ordway, Rocket Scientist Who Was Key Adviser On ’2001′ Film, Dies At 87

By Jill Leovy, Los Angeles Times The pulp science-fiction magazine was left by a maid in his family's posh upper eastside apartment. Fred Ordway picked it up, and knew from that m ...

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Pistorius Breaks Silence With Tweets On Love And Pain

Pistorius Breaks Silence With Tweets On Love And Pain

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for killing his model girlfriend last year, has broken a long social networking silence with a series of t ...

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