BAFTA honors Travolta


The sound of bagpipes floated through Beverly Hills on Thursday night as BAFTA-LA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts -- Los Angeles) honored John Travolta with its eighth annual Britannia…


Neil Rosen


Neil Rosen, a TV writer who penned episodes for “Welcome Back Kotter” among other shows, died Sept. 29 at his home in Muskegon, Mich., following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 61. A native of…

An evening of ‘Magic’


Jenna Elfman said she's "a sucker for fun chick flicks,'' which was more than enough reason to attend Tuesday's premiere of Warner Bros.' "Practical Magic'' and then the after-party at the House of…

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Betty Carter


Jazz vocalist Betty Carter died Sept. 26 at her home in Brooklyn from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She was 69. Carter, born in Flint, Mich., in 1929, began her career at 16, performing…

Robert (Tex) Allen


Actor Robert (Tex) Allen, who began his career during the 1930s, died Oct. 9 in Oyster Bay, N.Y., following a brief bout with cancer. He was 92. Allen, born I.E. Theodore Baehr, graduated from the…

Jan Compinsky-Tangen


Jan Compinsky-Tangen, son of cellist Alec Compinsky, died Aug. 21 of a heart attack in Calistoga. He was 52. Compinsky-Tangen worked as a musician, guitar teacher and vocal coach in the San Francisco…

Under the ‘Gun’


What if you threw a party and everybody came, plus three? RayGun Media found out Saturday night when 2,000 RSVPs translated into critical mass and then some at its relaunch party of Bikini Magazine…

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