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Prolific Award-Winning Producer Arnold Kopelson Dies At Age 83

Kopelson served on the executive committee of the Producer’s branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and on the board of USC’s Peter Stark Motion Picture Producer’s Program.

Alex Spanos, Chargers Owner, Dead at 95

Chargers owner Alex Spanos, the protagonist of a rags-to-riches story, died Tuesday, his family announced. He was 95.

‘Queen Of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dead At 76

Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and "Queen of Soul" loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died on Thursday, her longtime publicist announced. She was 76.

1930s Starlet Mary Carlisle Dies at MPTF in Woodland Hills

Mary Carlisle, a 1930s film starlet who shared the screen with notables including Bing Crosby, Will Rogers and Greta Garbo, died Wednesday at the Motion Picture Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills.

Joe Jackson, Jackson Family Patriarch, Dead at 89

  Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, died Wednesday at the age of 89.

Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Legend, Dead at 87

Mitzi Shore, the mother of actor Pauly Shore and longtime operator of The Comedy Store -- where many of the biggest names in comedy launched their careers -- died Wednesday at age 87.

Beverly Hills News – Kerkorian Widow Seeks Late Billionaire’s Medical Records in Will Contest

  Citing privacy concerns, lawyers for Kirk Kerkorian's estate want a Los Angeles judge to block his widow from having access to his medical records for use in her bid for her claim to a third of the billionaire's assets, amounting to about $600 million based on the estate's $1.8 billion value at the time of his death.

Slain Long Beach Fire Captain Honored at Memorial Service

Relatives, friends and firefighters from across the region flocked to the Long Beach Convention Center Tuesday to hail the life and service of Fire Department Capt. Dave Rosa, who was shot and killed while responding to a report of an explosion at a senior living facility.

Annapolis Mourns Victims of Capital Gazette Shooting

Flowers, a notebook, a newspaper tied with white ribbon: these are some of the items placed at a makeshift memorial near the newsroom where a gunman shot dead five people in the US city of Annapolis.

Joe Jackson, Jackson Family Patriarch, Dead at 89

  Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, died Wednesday at the age of 89.

Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Legend, Dead at 87

Mitzi Shore, the mother of actor Pauly Shore and longtime operator of The Comedy Store -- where many of the biggest names in comedy launched their careers -- died Wednesday at age 87.

Television Icon Steven Bochco Dead, at 74

Steven Bochco, the writer and producer behind the iconic 1980s and '90s TV shows "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue," died Sunday morning at the age of 74 after a long battle with leukemia.

Kalman Aron, Renowned Artist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 93

When Kalman Aron first started drawing at age three in his Latvian hometown of Riga, he never dreamed that his particular art skill would enable him to survive another nine decades in a very hectic life.  

Stephen Hawking, Genius Physicist, Passing Mourned Throughout the World

 World dignitaries, celebrities and academics on Wednesday mourned Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who died aged 76 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability to probe the secrets of the universe.

Beverly Hills News – “The Movement Lost One Of Its Own” Jill Messick, Dead at 50

Hollywood studio executive and producer Jill Messick, who suffered from bipolar disorder, committed suicide this week, her family reported, citing Harvey Weinstein and one of his alleged victims, Rose McGowan, as contributing factors in the tragedy. Messick was 50.

Charles Manson, Cult Leader and Convicted Murderer, Dead, at 83

Charles Manson, the man convicted of murdering Sharon Tate and six other people in the notorious summer of 1969, has died of natural causes in a California hospital.
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