Wayne Warga, 56, author and journalist who wrote about entertainment. Born in Los Angeles and educated at USC, Warga wrote for Life magazine and for The Times, where he was also assistant editor of the Calendar section in the 1970s. He wrote for the television program "Entertainment Tonight" and later turned to books, writing nonfiction and fiction. His nonfiction efforts included "Return to Earth" with astronaut Buzz Aldrin and a book with Lana Wood about her actress sister, Natalie. Warga wrote three mysteries, "Hardcover" in 1986, "Fatal Impressions" in 1989 and "Singapore Transfer" in 1991. On Wednesday in Los Angeles of cancer.