‘The Man From UNCL’ and ‘NCIS’ Star David McCallum Dies at 90

David McCallum, a popular TV actor known for his roles in landmark series such as “The Man from UNCL” and “NCIS,” has died. He was 90 years old. McCallum died Monday of natural causes at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, CBS said in a statement. Throughout her illustrious career, the Scottish-born performer has amassed more than 100 … Read more

Hotel workers went on strike at five Santa Monica properties after talks stalled again

Hotel workers at five Santa Monica properties walked off the job early Monday after talks stalled last week. Unite Here Local 11 — which represents thousands of cooks, housekeepers, dishwashers, servers, bellmen and front desk agents in Los Angeles and Orange County — is urging hotels to agree to sweeping wage increases given how deeply … Read more

LA County gas station sign bans Romani women. The community pushed back against apartheid

The signs come down almost as quickly as they go up: White sheets of white paper, plastered on the doors of Roland Heights gas stations, prohibit Romani women from entering. “Long shoplifting skirts are not allowed in any Gypsy women’s store,” read the signs, using a term widely regarded as slang by the Romani community. … Read more

Column: The Writers’ Strike was the first workplace battle between humans and AI. The people won.

Historic, 146-day writer’s strike Finally seems to be over. Details are scarce, but the Writers Guild of America Sounds like a winner: It’s calling the deal “extraordinary” and announcing gains in almost every case. And while there are many reasons why the union ultimately prevailed — smart organizing and a memorable picket line, strong alliances … Read more

Brian Cox Says Rupert Murdoch – IRL Logan Roy – Is Watching Too Much ‘Legacy’

Brian Cox had some choice words for Rupert Murdoch, now-former head of Fox Corp. and News Corp. — the real-life counterpart to Cox’s “Legacy” character, Logan Roy. For four seasons, Cox portrayed Roy, the obnoxious and scheming leader of the conservative Wester Royco Enterprises, which ran its own Fox News-inspired TV station. In May, it … Read more

‘Dancing with the Stars’ premieres on track amid WGA’s tentative deal

After months of tension and uncertainty amid a months-long writers’ strike, the latest season of “Dancing with the Stars” will debut as originally planned. ABC confirmed to The Times on Monday that the star-studded dance competition will premiere Tuesday at 8 p.m. Pacific, just days after the Writers Guild of America and major Hollywood studios … Read more

Emma Heming Willis says Bruce Willis’ dementia diagnosis was ‘blessing and curse’

Emma Heming Willis has opened up about the moment her husband Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia – a progression she calls a “blessing and a curse”. The “Die Hard” and “Sixth Sense” star stopped by NBC’s “Today” show Monday to raise awareness about FTD, seven months after being diagnosed with the disease. Hemming … Read more

Sophia Loren has undergone surgery for a broken hip and leg after falling at home in Switzerland

Movie icon Sophia Loren underwent surgery after sustaining a leg fracture in a fall at her home in Switzerland. The Oscar winner’s agent, Andrea Giusti, confirmed that Lauren broke her hip and femur after falling in the bathroom on Sunday. The surgery was done on Sunday. According to Giusti, the procedure “went very well and … Read more

Sister Thugs-N-Harmony’s crazy sister is admitted to the hospital, the manager confirmed

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Crazy Bone is in the hospital, the rap group’s manager Bobby D confirmed to The Times on Monday. No additional details about the musician’s condition have been released. According to AllHipHop, the confirmation came days after Crazy Bone (real name Anthony Henderson) checked himself into a Los Angeles hospital on Friday after … Read more

Natalia Bryant strikes a pose: Kobe and Vanessa’s daughter makes runway debut in Milan

Natalia Bryant is officially a runway star. Bryant, daughter of late basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant, made her runway debut on Friday during Milan Fashion Week. In an Instagram post shared Saturday, she said modeling for Versace “still feels like a dream.” “I am beyond honored and grateful,” he added. For the legendary … Read more