August 21, 2012 |
At 88, Phyllis Diller considered 90 "old. " She was thrilled with work she'd had done on her face. And she was really enjoying having no responsibilities and being able to "just goof off all the time. " Diller, the trailblazing comic who died Monday in her sleep at age 95, sat down in 2005 with Barbara Schroeder, author of "Beverly Hills Confidential: A Century of Stars, Scandals and Murder," and shared some tidbits of wisdom and a peek or three at the products of another passion, her art. Diller shared how she'd like to be remembered: "I'd like to be known for funny, 'cause that's my major work," Diller told Schroeder.
July 29, 2010
In a celebration of some of the greatest moments in rock history on film, the American Cinematheque holds a three-day rock documentary fest, including a Rolling Stones double feature Thursday of Stephen Kijak's "Stones in Exile" and the Maysles brothers' "Gimme Shelter." Also showing: D.A. Pennebaker's "Monterey Pop," Mel Stuart's "Wattstax" and the director's cut of Michael Wadleigh's "Woodstock." Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Check website for prices.
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February 6, 2008 |
Hope you enjoyed the party, because you may not be invited back in November. The upshot of the most hotly contested California primary since bell-bottoms were in -- the first time -- was a hardening of the state's Democratic tilt and a proportionate drop in Republican support here. Add in the ability of independent voters to cast ballots in the Democratic primary Tuesday -- allowed by party leaders who believe those voters will stay loyal in November.
September 23, 2007 |
The annual Macy's Passport event, which has raised more than $25 million for HIV and AIDS organizations, always brings the glitz. Last year, P. Diddy and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa strolled the runway with Bon Jovi-worthy pyrotechnics exploding at their backs.
September 1, 2007 |
It seems like forever since Britney Spears had six-pack abs and a hit song on the charts. But the fallen pop princess -- tarnished by a tumultuous divorce, late-night partying and erratic behavior -- is trying to get her music career back on track. For real this time. Her new single, "Gimme More," debuted Thursday night on the website of New York City pop station Z100 (www.z100.com); there's a video on YouTube; and a new album is due for release Nov.
September 4, 2005 |
This summer at least one of us got a real vacation. President Bush spent five weeks at his Crawford, Texas, ranch. Oh, sure, it was a "working" vacation, with occasional meetings, bills to sign and a speech or two to deliver. Not to mention clearing all that brush. But then, don't we all take work with us on vacation these days? Liberal critics were quick to denounce the president's less than nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic.