Entertainment

Shenae Grimes stars as Annie

The hills are alive again with 90210

TORRANCE, Calif. — “Gutter balls only, please!” someone yells during a rehearsal at the Lucky Strike bowling alley for the CW’s new series “90210.” So co-stars Jessica Stroup and Shenae Grimes downplay their bowling skills.

Shenae Grimes stars as Annie

’Golden Girls’ actress Estelle Getty dies at age 84

Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV’s “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 84.

Roger Daltrey: puts energy into booking charity concerts

The Who’s Daltrey, nostalgic but not slowing down yet at age 64

LOS ANGELES — Roger Daltrey is smacking his head.

Roger Daltrey: puts energy into booking charity concerts
In this 1996 file photo

Bozo the Clown creator dead at 83

Larry Harmon, who turned the character Bozo the Clown into a show business staple that delighted children for more than a half-century, died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 83.

In this 1996 file photo

Radio’s Limbaugh to stay on air until 2016

Approaching his 20th anniversary as talk radio’s most dominant force, Rush Limbaugh has signed a lucrative new deal with Premiere Radio Networks that will keep him on the air until 2016.

Actor Mel Ferrer dead at age 90

Mel Ferrer, the tall, darkly handsome star of such classic films as Lili, War and Peace and The Sun Also Rises, as well as producer and director of movies starring his wife, Audrey Hepburn, has died at age 90.

Second City founder Paul Sills dead at 80

Paul Sills, one of the founders of the improvisational comedy group The Second City, which has turned out some of North America’s best-known comedians, died Monday.

Subject of film Lorenzo’s Oil dies at 30

WASHINGTON — The man whose parents’ battle to save him from a nerve disease was told in the movie “Lorenzo’s Oil” died Friday at his home in Virginia, having lived more than 20 years longer than doctors had predicted.

Producer Sophie Altman dies at 95

Television producer Sophie Altman, who created the long-running quiz show It’s Academic, pitting teams of high school students against each other, has died. She was 95.

Inspiration of Family Circus mother dies at age 82

Thelma Keane, the inspiration for the Mommy character in the long-running Family Circus comic created by her husband, Bil Keane, has died.

Sydney Pollack died of cancer Monday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades

Oscar-winning film director Sydney Pollack dies of cancer at 73

LOS ANGELES — Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy “Tootsie” and the period drama “Out of Africa,” has died. He was 73.

Sydney Pollack died of cancer Monday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades
Dick Martin

Laugh-In comic Dick Martin dies at 86

Dick Martin, the zany half of the comedy team whose Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In took television by storm in the 1960s, making stars of Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin and creating such national catch-phrases as “Sock it to me!” has died.

Dick Martin
Singer Janet Jackson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala

Janet Jackson’s first tour in 7 years to open in Vancouver on Sept. 10

NEW YORK — Though going out on tour means connecting with fans, it can also mean long hours, high stress, and sleepless nights. Janet Jackson says she’s looking forward to all of it.

Singer Janet Jackson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala
Welsh singer and songwriter Duffy: A retro-soul ingenue
Welsh singer and songwriter Duffy: A retro-soul ingenue

Man who taught Beatles meditation dies at 91

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru to the Beatles who introduced the West to transcendental meditation, died Tuesday at his home in the Dutch town of Vlodrop, a spokesman said. He was thought to be 91 years old.

Actor-director Barry Morse of TV’s The Fugitive dead at 89

British-Canadian actor-director Barry Morse, best known as the police detective in hot pursuit of David Janssen’s Dr. Richard Kimble in the TV series The Fugitive, has died in England at the age of 89.