November 29, 2012 |
Still waiting on Dr. Dre's “Detox”? Well, keep waiting. The rapper is too busy raking in money -- and tons of it. The rapper/producer/entrepreneur will end the year -- which included him bringing Tupac back to quasi-life at Coachella -- at the top of Forbes' annual list of highest-paid musicians . Dre reportedly collected $110 million during the scoring period that ran from May 2011 to May 2012, beating Taylor Swift, Justin...
September 10, 2002
Re "Who Killed Tupac Shakur?" Sept. 6: Why are you wasting so much newsprint and ink on this useless story? The Times has been trying unsuccessfully to make this event into news ever since it happened. With all the significant and newsworthy events happening elsewhere in the world, Chuck Philips has to write about this drivel? And to put it on the front page? Come on! Give me a break. Who really did kill Tupac six years ago? I say Lee Gardner Burbank
April 23, 2012 |
Ask anyone who attended both weekends of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival what the big difference was between the events, and you'll likely end up talking about the weather. The festival, which kicked off April 13 and featured 140-plus artists, expanded from one weekend to two this year for the first time in its 13-year history. Although the lineup of artists - from the Black Keys to Radiohead to Snoop Dogg andDr. Dre - was identical each weekend, the same could not be said of the weather.
May 4, 2010 |
The Lakers remain a drag, costing fans free tacos, but for diversion there's still Phil's future, Roger Rabbit, Kobe, Tupac, Colin Cowherd and Damir Doma. And Plaschke wrong again. But first we begin with Phil's steady girlfriend, Jeanie Buss, who said recently, "I know Phil will be coaching next year, somewhere, whether it's here or someplace else." Tuesday night, Phil eliminated the Bulls, saying he had no interest in returning to Chicago although he considers it a good job. Then he went further, well, sort of. Do you envision yourself coaching elsewhere next year, he was asked, and he said, "I really couldn't."
January 26, 2005 |
"THE Aviator," an old-fashioned Hollywood epic about Howard Hughes' obsessions, romances and crippling neuroses, captured 11 nominations to take the lead for the 77th annual Academy Awards, including best picture, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and best director for Martin Scorsese. Tied for the second-most nominations announced Tuesday, with seven apiece, were "Finding Neverland," a story of "Peter Pan" playwright J.M.
September 6, 2002 |
The city's neon lights vibrated in the polished hood of the black BMW as it cruised up Las Vegas Boulevard. The man in the passenger seat was instantly recognizable. Fans lined the streets, waving, snapping photos, begging Tupac Shakur for his autograph. Cops were everywhere, smiling. The BMW 750 sedan, with rap magnate Marion "Suge" Knight at the wheel, was leading a procession of luxury vehicles past the MGM Grand Hotel and Caesars Palace, on their way to a hot new nightclub.