November 4, 2013 8:55 AM
LOS ANGELES- The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched... more »
November 1, 2013 12:06 PM
LOS ANGELES - A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the Los Angeles airport Friday, wounding a Transportation Security Administration employee and two others. The attack frightened passengers across the bustling airport and disrupted flights nationwide. LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said the TSA employee was injured... more »
September 24, 2013 8:10 AM
AZUSA, Calif. - Hundreds of firefighters are attacking a 50-acre wildfire burning at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. The blaze erupted Monday evening and is burning mostly in the Angeles National Forest, away from populated areas. It was 5 percent contained just before midnight. Officials... more »
September 9, 2013 8:58 AM
LOS ANGELES- Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after suffering a severe head injury when the modified golf cart he was riding in overturned in an exclusive gated community north of Beverly Hills. City News Service reports the boy died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, about... more »
August 15, 2013 2:40 PM
LOS ANGELES- A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a hit-and-run driving charge against singer Chris Brown. The judge said Brown had reached a civil compromise with the other driver and City News Service says the misdemeanor was dropped Thursday. Brown didn't attend the hearing. Brown claims he traded insurance information... more »
May 20, 2013 12:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - A top official of the state Department of Education lives in Los Angeles and commutes to his office in Baton Rouge. The Advocate reports the educator is Dave Lefkowith, who is an assistant superintendent and oversees Louisiana's new program that will allow public school students to take... more »
March 26, 2013 1:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - State corrections officials said a fugitive from a Louisiana women's prison was caught this week in Los Angeles.
Authorities arrested Keana Barnes, 33, after LAPD gave her a ticket for loitering Monday and she gave them a fake name. They said she told them her real... more »
March 18, 2013 7:32 PM
LOS ANGELES- Actress Lindsay Lohan has to spend 90-days in rehab after she accepted a plea deal in a misdemeanor car crash that violated her probation. She pleaded no contest to reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers who were investigating the crash last June. A judge says on... more »
March 12, 2013 7:53 PM
LOS ANGELES- The Better Business Bureau expelled the Los Angeles area chapter for a pay-to-play scandal. The BBB of the Southland is the nation's largest chapter and has lost its right to use the BBB name and logo. An investigation by the national organization found evidence businesses were told they... more »
March 6, 2013 9:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run in the last 6:22 of the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 25-point deficit to fend off the New Orleans Hornets, 108-102 on Wednesday night. The Hornets were still ahead by 21... more »
February 22, 2013 9:56 AM
LOS ANGELES - Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Jerry West were among a host of basketball greats who gathered to remember the life and legacy of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. They spoke at a memorial service held Thursday for Buss, who died this week at 80... more »
February 18, 2013 11:08 AM
LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles Lakers' owner Jerry Buss has died at age 80. Spokesman Bob Steiner says Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He'd been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure. Buss shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships.... more »
February 13, 2013 4:58 PM
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - Rick Heltebrake says he instantly recognized the man who carjacked his truck as Christopher Dorner and says the man was calm and didn't want to hurt him. Heltebrake says he was on a road near Big Bear Lake yesterday when Dorner emerged from a grove... more »
February 13, 2013 4:14 PM
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - Police said protection for people threatened by former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner will continue, even though Dorner is believed dead after a confrontation with police at a mountain cabin.
Otherwise, Los Angeles police say they've returned to normal patrol operations.
Coroners... more »
February 11, 2013 6:42 AM
IRVINE, Calif. - Small towns in Southern California remain on edge as helicopters and police cars continue their search for Christopher Dorner, a former police officer suspected of killing three people. Authorities believe Dorner is out to get those he feels are responsible for his getting kicked off the Los... more »
January 31, 2013 10:40 AM
LOS ANGELES - A spokesman says porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from surgery at a Los Angeles hospital after an aneurysm near his heart sent him to intensive care. Agent Mike Esterman says in an email to The Associated Press that he and others were waiting for Jeremy to... more »
January 30, 2013 4:19 PM
LOS ANGELES - Patty Andrews, the last survivor of the three singing Andrews sisters, has died in Los Angeles at age 94. Andrews died Wednesday at her home in suburban Northridge of natural causes, said family spokesman Alan Eichler. Andrews Sisters hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy... more »
January 22, 2013 3:55 AM
LOS ANGELES - Police have responded to Chris Brown's home after they received a call about a domestic violence situation that turned out to be false. The Los Angeles Times reports police were contacted shortly before 5 p.m. Monday about a domestic violence incident. When police arrived, members of Brown's... more »
January 3, 2013 1:27 PM
LOS ANGELES - Scientists say a 2-billion-year-old rock from Mars that landed on Earth is quite different from other Martian meteorites. They say it is older than most and contains more water. It's also similar to volcanic rocks examined by the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the Martian surface.... more »
January 1, 2013 12:25 PM
LOS ANGELES - Hugh Hefner is celebrating the new year as a married man once again. The 86-year-old Playboy magazine founder exchanged vows with his "runaway bride," Crystal Harris, at a private Playboy Mansion ceremony on New Year's Eve. Harris, a 26-year-old "Playmate of the Month" in 2009, broke off... more »
December 27, 2012 7:32 PM
The city of Los Angeles collected 2,037 weapons during its one day gun buyback program that was moved up after the massacre at a school in Connecticut. The mayor's office says it included 901 handguns, 698 rifles. 363 shotguns and 75 assault-style weapons. The guns were exchanged with no questions... more »
December 17, 2012 10:43 AM
UNDATED - The Los Angeles Lakers can celebrate consecutive wins for the first time in nearly a month. Sunday night in Philadelphia Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a 111-98 win over the 76ers. Elsewhere, Jose Calderon had... more »
December 13, 2012 12:59 PM
LOS ANGELES - The moon is about to take another hit. Twin NASA spacecraft are preparing to crash into the lunar surface next week after a successful mission mapping the moon's gravity. Scientists say the crash won't be visible from Earth. The spacecraft - named Ebb and Flow - are... more »
November 27, 2012 12:51 PM
TORRANCE, Calif. - Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against a substance abuse counselor who allegedly struck a pedestrian and drove for more than two miles with the dying victim on the hood of her car. Fifty-one-year-old Sherri Wilkins is expected to be arraigned sometime Tuesday... more »
November 14, 2012 8:19 AM
LOS ANGELES - Danny Green hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82 Tuesday night in the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown.
After Pau Gasol missed a 3-pointer, Tiago Splitter's hustle prevented... more »
November 9, 2012 4:04 PM
LOS ANGELES - More than 1,500 "Twilight" fans are spending the weekend camping out in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the final film in the vampire-romance series. Tents filled the street in front of Staples Center and sprawled across L.A. Live plaza Friday, many decorated with homemade... more »
October 8, 2012 3:42 PM
LOS ANGELES - Nickelodeon says Mitt Romney skipped the chance to take part in a "Kids Pick the President" special that includes his opponent. The children's' TV channel said Monday that the GOP presidential contender declined be involved in the special, while President Barack Obama participated. The program includes videotaped... more »
September 27, 2012 12:41 PM
LOS ANGELES - An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim movie trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against the filmmaker and YouTube to have the clip taken down. The complaint filed Wednesday by Cindy Lee Garcia cites copyright infringement and... more »
September 27, 2012 10:28 AM
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say they don't know whether a "Sons of Anarchy" actor jumped or fell to his death after apparently killing his landlady. Cmdr. Andrew Smith says the body of 28-year-old Johnny Lewis was found Wednesday morning in the driveway of a hillside home in the... more »
September 21, 2012 3:03 PM
LOS ANGELES - Space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely at the Los Angeles International Airport after a whirlwind aerial tour around California landmarks. Strapped to the back of a 747 jumbo jet, Endeavour touched down Friday afternoon after a nearly 5-hour flyover. Endeavour will retire at the California Science Center.... more »
September 20, 2012 12:50 PM
LOS ANGELES - A judge has denied a request to force YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly violence in the Muslim World. Judge Luis Lavin rejected the request from Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appears in the clip, in part because... more »
September 19, 2012 12:50 PM
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles-area chef is on trial for allegedly killing his wife and cooking her body in boiling water. David Viens tells investigators in a recorded statement that he stuffed his wife's body in a 55-gallon drum of boiling water and kept it submerged with weights. The... more »
September 6, 2012 12:45 PM
LOS ANGELES - Authorities are still looking for the gunmen who strapped what they claimed was a bomb to a bank manger before robbing a Los Angeles bank. Authorities say two masked gunmen kidnapped the bank manager from her home Wednesday morning, and after strapping the device to her waist,... more »
September 5, 2012 4:05 PM
LOS ANGELES - U.S. homes are taking less time to sell than a year ago, reflecting more homebuyer demand and fewer bank-owned homes and other properties available for sale in some markets. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that the median time a previously occupied home was listed for... more »
September 3, 2012 4:46 PM
LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital... more »
August 21, 2012 2:22 PM
LOS ANGELES - Scientists are preparing to send the NASA rover Curiosity on its first test drive on Mars and they say a broken wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California turned four of the rover's six wheels this week to test the... more »
August 20, 2012 10:44 AM
LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death say the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating... more »
August 1, 2012 1:01 PM
The nephew of Gore Vidal says the author, playwright and commentator has died in Los Angeles. Burr Steers says Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. Steers said Vidal had been living alone in the home and had been... more »
July 23, 2012 4:38 PM
LOS ANGELES - "The Dark Knight Rises" earned $160.9 million this weekend following a mass shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded at a midnight screening of the Batman sequel in Colorado. Warner said Monday the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy earned $160,887,295. The opening makes... more »
June 18, 2012 6:43 PM
LOS ANGELES - Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad. CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand to announce the tablet, calling it part of a "whole new family of devices" the company is developing. The 9.3 millimeter thick tablet comes with a kickstand to hold... more »
June 13, 2012 11:05 AM
LOS ANGELES - The 7-year-old actor best known as the boy behind the Darth Vader mask in a popular car commercial shown during last year's Super Bowl is having open heart surgery. Max Page plays Reed on the top-rated CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless." CBS spokeswoman Elise... more »
June 12, 2012 8:36 AM
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, and Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his latest stellar performance... more »
June 5, 2012 12:56 PM
BOSTON - Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of the 1950s vocal group the Platters, has died. The group's hits like "Only You" propelled them to stardom. His manager says Reed died Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health. He was 83. Reed was... more »
June 5, 2012 12:47 PM
LOS ANGELES - Nintendo is relying on Mario, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U. The Japanese gaming giant unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console that features a touchscreen controller. Among the titles announced Tuesday at Electronic Entertainment Expo were the cooperative platform... more »
June 5, 2012 8:14 AM
LOS ANGELES - Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in his third shutout of the postseason, Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of the franchise's first NHL title, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley... more »
June 4, 2012 1:04 PM
LOS ANGELES - The Xbox 360 is getting a little smarter. Microsoft Corp. unveiled new software called Xbox SmartGlass that will allow Xbox 360 users to share content across smartphones, tablets and TVs. It also announced it was bringing its Internet Explorer browser to the console. The app was demonstrated... more »
March 28, 2012 8:47 AM
Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has announced an agreement Tuesday night to sell the bankrupt team for $2 billion to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten. The agreement, revealed about five hours after Major League Baseball... more »
March 26, 2012 8:39 AM
LOS ANGELES - A Florida man is headed to court Monday on charges he hacked into the email accounts of such celebrities as Scarlett Johansson whose nude photos eventually landed on the Internet. A plea agreement filed last week indicates Christopher Chaney of Jacksonville, Fla., will enter a guilty plea... more »
March 1, 2012 9:13 AM
LOS ANGELES- Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner and former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, has died in Los Angeles. He was 43. Breitbart's website, bigjournalism.com, announced Thursday he died of natural causes in... more »
February 24, 2012 8:38 AM
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor is due in court to argue for the release of Conrad Murray on bail. Superior court Judge Michael Pastor planned to hear the request Friday in Murray's absence. The doctor remains jailed in solitary confinement after being sentenced to four years... more »
February 20, 2012 8:56 AM
LOS ANGELES - There had to be an auction, but so soon? A black velvet dress that belonged to Whitney Houston and a pair of earrings she wore in "The Bodyguard" will be sold to the highest bidder next month. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Sunday that the pieces and... more »
February 9, 2012 7:11 AM
LOS ANGELES - Students will be greeted by new teachers when they return to class at a Los Angeles elementary school rocked by the arrests of two longtime teachers on lewdness charges. Miramonte Elementary School will reopen Thursday, two days after the nation's second-largest school district closed the campus to... more »
February 7, 2012 12:29 PM
LOS ANGELES - The removal of the entire staff of a Los Angeles elementary school scandalized by sex abuse allegations against two teachers could be temporary. Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Monica Carazo says Tuesday that Superintendent John Deasy (DAY'-see) will decide if and when to return the staff... more »
February 6, 2012 12:46 PM
LOS ANGELES - About three dozen parents and supporters have staged a protest at the Los Angeles-area elementary school rocked by allegations of lewd conduct crimes by two teachers against children. Protesters gathered Monday to demand greater communication with education officials and the placement of cameras in classrooms and hallways... more »
February 3, 2012 12:37 PM
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles school officials say molestation complaints have increased since news broke of an elementary school teacher's arrest over such allegations. And a second teacher has been removed from the school where third-grade teacher Mark Berndt is accused of photographing children for sexual thrills. He was charged... more »
January 27, 2012 12:26 PM
LOS ANGELES - A caller on a 911 recording released by Los Angeles fire officials says Demi Moore smoked something before she was rushed to the hospital on Monday night. The woman on the call released Friday says the actress was having convulsions, shaking and "burning up." She tells emergency... more »
January 20, 2012 10:48 AM
LOS ANGELES - Etta James' manager says the singer has died in California at age 73. Lupe De Leon tells The Associated Press the blues singer died early Friday at a hospital. De Leon says the cause of death is complications of leukemia. James enduring hits include "At Last" and... more »
December 8, 2011 6:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the negotiations says the framework of a three-team trade is in place to send Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Houston Rockets are the other team involved, the person told The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity... more »
November 29, 2011 12:07 PM
LOS ANGELES - The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has been sentenced to the maximum term of four years behind bars.
Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced Tuesday, three weeks after a jury convicted the cardiologist of involuntary manslaughter. The judge chastised him for a "horrific violation of trust"... more »
November 18, 2011 1:03 PM
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears at his funeral on Friday.
Diddy and Usher were among the celebrities in attendance, and the Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a message for his young daughter, which he said was directly from President Barack Obama.
Sharpton... more »
November 16, 2011 4:49 PM
LOS ANGELES - Google is unveiling its much-anticipated digital music store as it opens a new front in its battle with Apple to provide services over mobile devices.
For the first time, Google will sell songs on the Android Market, its online store for apps, movies and books.
... more »
November 7, 2011 9:05 AM
LYNWOOD, Calif. - Lindsay Lohan has been released from a Los Angeles County jail, just hours after arriving to serve a 30-day sentence for violating probation.
Deputy Tony Moore says Lohan was released from the Century Regional Detention facility in Lynwood early Monday, less than five hours after she... more »
October 13, 2011 3:19 PM
LOS ANGELES - Apple is in talks with Hollywood studios about offering its new iCloud services for movies. That would allow people to buy movies on iTunes and then watch them on any Apple-made device without needing to transfer or save files.
That's according to two people familiar with... more »
October 5, 2011 7:36 PM
Federal regulators shut down a debt collection agency in Los Angeles accused of harassing people who owe, by threatening to kill their pets or dig up dead relatives. The business operated under a variety of names but is owned by David Haynes and his wife Lorena. The Federal Trade Commission... more »
September 19, 2011 1:05 PM
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to a year in jail on his no-contest plea to sexually assaulting a woman he met through the online dating site Match.com.
Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles County prosecutors, says Alan Wurtzel also was sentenced Monday to... more »
September 16, 2011 12:36 PM
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles court commissioner has approved Ron Artest's petition to change his name to Metta World Peace.
The bid by the Lakers forward for the new name had been delayed by three weeks so that he could resolve unpaid traffic tickets.
With that issue... more »
September 12, 2011 7:24 PM
Prosecutors in Los Angeles say a school police officer shot his own bulletproof vest then planted a shell casing to claim a gunman shot him so he could get out of work on medical leave while collecting full pay. Jeff Stenroos is on trial for preparing a false police report... more »
August 30, 2011 1:06 PM
LOS ANGELES - A porn industry group says an adult film performer has tested positive for HIV, resulting in a production moratorium in Southern California while the organization investigates to see if the virus has spread.
Free Speech Coalition executive director Diane Duke told The Los Angeles Times on... more »
August 19, 2011 12:50 PM
LOS ANGELES - Police say masked men in dark clothing stopped a jewelry merchant in his car, beat him and stole $2 million worth of diamonds during a brazen Los Angeles street heist.
Police Lt. Alan Hamilton said Friday the victim told investigators he was driving down a well-lighted... more »
August 12, 2011 12:47 PM
LOS ANGELES - Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the metal rock band Warrant, has died in Los Angeles.
He was 47.
Officer Sara Faden says Lane's body was found Thursday in a Woodland Hills hotel.
She had no immediate information on the cause or circumstances... more »
August 5, 2011 12:32 PM
LOS ANGELES - Actress Annette Charles, perhaps best-known for her role as Cha Cha DiGregorio in "Grease," has died.
She was 63.
Her agent Derek Maki confirms she died Wednesday night.
A longtime friend, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, says she died in Los Angeles after a... more »
August 3, 2011 5:53 PM
LOS ANGELES - Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, has died in Los Angeles at age 66.
Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter says Smith was found dead Wednesday at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter says he didn't know... more »
August 1, 2011 5:15 PM
LOS ANGELES - Animal activist Bob Barker has gone to bat for dogs, cats, whales, pigeons, elephants and all kinds of other animals. Five chimpanzees are the beneficiaries of his latest donation.
Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., said his donation of $230,000 last month will pay to expand the... more »
May 17, 2011 2:47 AM
LOS ANGELES- The Los Angeles Times is reporting that former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after Schwarzenegger revealed he had fathered a child with a member of their household staff. The newspaper says the child was born more than a decade ago. Schwarzenegger issued a... more »
May 11, 2011 12:39 PM
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan's attorney has entered a no contest plea on behalf of the actress in a case involving a stolen necklace.
Lohan did not appear in court for Wednesday's hearing in Los Angeles.
Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner accepted the plea to misdemeanor grand theft... more »
May 10, 2011 12:39 PM
LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that one of the keys to success is to "marry a Kennedy."
But now, the marriage of JFK's niece and the bodybuilder-turned-movie-star-turned-governor is in trouble.
After 25 years, Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver say they are separating -- at what they... more »
April 22, 2011 11:34 AM
NEW YORK - A New York City cab driver has racked up the fare of a lifetime.
Mohammed Alam is being paid $5,000 to drive a pair of friends to Los Angeles.
The trio left Saturday night and had reached Las Vegas by Thursday.
Investment banker John... more »
March 24, 2011 7:52 PM
A judge in Los Angeles has to decide if a man married to a badly brain-damaged wife has to be forced to share visitation rights with her. The lawyer for Dan Dorn argued he is the only "fit" parent his 4-year-old triplets have to care for them. Their mother, Abbie... more »
March 10, 2011 12:54 PM
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan has rejected a plea agreement offered by prosecutors that included a guaranteed return to jail.
The "Mean Girls" actress appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday and told a judge she agreed to delaying her case until a preliminary hearing when prosecutors will present... more »
February 23, 2011 12:34 PM
LOS ANGELES - A judge has told Lindsay Lohan that if she accepts a plea deal on charges of stealing a necklace, she will go to jail.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told the "Mean Girls" actress that he would sentence her to jail if she pleaded... more »
February 15, 2011 12:46 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Billy Ray Cyrus says the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" destroyed his family, causing his divorce and sending daughter Miley Cyrus spinning out of control.
In a December interview published in the Feb. 22 issue of GQ Magazine, Cyrus said he wished the show that launched... more »
January 4, 2011 1:00 PM
LOS ANGELES - A prosecutor has opened a hearing that will determine whether Michael Jackson's doctor will stand trial in the superstar's death by saying Jackson was already dead by the time help was summoned.
Dr. Conrad Murray appeared in a Los Angeles court Tuesday to begin a... more »
December 26, 2010 9:25 PM
LOS ANGELES - Teena Marie, who made history as Motown's first white act but developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and with hits like "Lovergirl," "Square Biz," and "Fire and Desire" with mentor Rick James, has died. She was 54.
The confirmation came from a publicist,... more »
December 25, 2010 10:44 PM
LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James and Kobe Bryant ran their mouths while they jogged downcourt, not quite making eye contact during an unpleasant conversation in the closing minutes.
"Just asked him what he got for Christmas," James said.
Although the two superstars wouldn't reveal what angry words they... more »
November 29, 2010 11:06 AM
LOS ANGELES - Irvin Kershner - who directed the Star Wars sequel "The Empire Strikes Back," the James Bond film "Never Say Never Again" and "Robocop 2" - has died at age 87. Kershner died Saturday in Los Angeles after a long illness, said Adriana Santini, a France-based actress who... more »
November 1, 2010 7:46 PM
LOS ANGELES - Investigators believe a man who drove his pickup into a house in Los Angeles, killing his newborn baby and her mother, did so deliberately.
The Cadillac Escalade plowed into the house and stopped six-feet inside a bedroom where the 19-year-old mother and the six-day old baby... more »
November 1, 2010 1:00 PM
LOS ANGELES - Investigators in Los Angeles say a man purposely crashed his pickup truck into a house where his newborn baby girl lived, killing the infant and her mother.
The white Cadillac Escalade pickup truck plowed into the home at 11:42 p.m. Sunday, stopping six feet inside a... more »
October 15, 2010 1:32 PM
Former teen heartthrob Leif Garrett has pleaded no contest to heroin possession in Los Angeles and will enter a drug rehab program.
The 48-year-old actor-singer entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles and was sentenced to a court-ordered drug treatment program.
Garrett was arrested in February after authorities... more »
September 27, 2010 1:33 PM
Gloria Stuart, the Hollywood actress of the 1930s who gained an Oscar nomination 60 years later for her role as the spunky survivor in "Titanic," has died.
She was 100.
Her grandson, Benjamin Stuart Thompson, says Stuart died in her sleep Sunday night at her Los Angeles home.... more »
September 24, 2010 1:31 PM
A small army of lawyers has converged in a Los Angeles courtroom to argue ownership of the world's second largest emerald.
The Superior Court judge is reviewing attorney documents on Friday before hearing testimony from the first of several people who claim to own the 840-pound Bahia Emerald.
... more »
September 21, 2010 1:20 PM
Paris Hilton's entry into Japan has been delayed by immigration officials there.
It's not clear if they'll let her into the country.
She pleaded guilty yesterday to a misdemeanor drug charge in Los Angeles.
Her spokeswoman says Hilton was stopped by immigration authorities upon her arrival.
... more »
August 18, 2010 8:17 PM
The skeletons of two infants were found wrapped in 1930s newspapers in a case in a basement apartment in Los Angeles. The skeletons are believed to be decades-old remains of fetuses or infants and the case was found by an apartment manager cleaning the basement. One skeleton was wrapped in... more »
August 18, 2010 1:20 PM
Two infant skeletons wrapped in 1930s newspapers have been found inside a trunk in a Los Angeles apartment basement.
The skeletons, believed to be decades-old remains of fetuses or infants, were discovered Tuesday evening in a Westlake area apartment building near downtown.
Police Lt. Wes Buhrmester says the... more »
August 17, 2010 12:30 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed first-round draft pick Zach Lee, a two-sport star who had already taken snaps at quarterback in fall practice at LSU.
The Dodgers selected Lee with the 28th overall pick in the June draft. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound right-hander has a fastball that's been clocked... more »
August 16, 2010 7:12 AM
A spokesman for Zsa Zsa Gabor says she is in serious condition at a Los Angeles hospital and has received the last rites. Her publicist described her health situation following her surgery a day earlier as "very sad." The 93-year-old actress asked for a priest and he administered the sacrament... more »