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August 1, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Whether you catch or miss the season opener of Bravo's “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” on Aug. 7 you'll be way behind the real-life story. A partial recap from the news release: “As Josh Flagg finds a new enthusiasm for work, the pressures in his personal life begin to mount. Although Josh loves his bachelor pad in their L.A. high-rise, his partner Colton wants to start fresh and move into the comforts of a humble abode leaving Josh at a crossroads.” Spoiler: Flagg, who has been on the series since it started in 2006, closed this week on a Spanish-style home in Hollywood Hills West, paying $1.6 million.
March 17, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Harry Styles of One Direction has bought a gated bachelor pad in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $4 million. The privately situated compound, designed by architect Alejandro Ortiz and built in 1967, features a post-and-beam main house with five bedrooms, a detached one-bedroom guest house, a sunken central courtyard with lawn, decks and a swimming pool. A covered wooden bridge sheltered by mature trees connects the compound. There are also walls of glass, a library/study, a bar, a gym and canyon views.
November 12, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Megan Ellison, a film producer and the daughter of Oracle head Larry Ellison, has sold her three-house compound in Hollywood Hills West for close to $47 million. The first sale, which closed in the summer at $20.5 million, was of the 2010 Esquire magazine design house, described then as “the ultimate bachelor pad.” The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom contemporary was purchased by Megan Ellison in 2010 for $13.75 million. Then late last month the other two houses sold together for $26.25 million.
December 22, 2010 | By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown, who famously slept on a mattress on the floor when he was governor the first time, has picked out an upscale loft only blocks from the Capitol as his home away from home in Sacramento. After weeks of touring downtown buildings ? including a much-ballyhooed stop at the mansion he grew up in more than a half-century ago, when his father was governor ? Brown settled on a slice of converted auto showroom with a brick facade and industrial-chic interior. Ever careful to nurture the incoming governor's franchise on frugality, Brown's campaign staff declined to say how much he would pay for the 1,450-square-foot apartment.
August 3, 2000
* Theater. Actors' Gang's new, updated version of William F. Brown and Oscar Brand's political musical comedy, "How to Steal an Election," opens Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. at Actors' Gang Theater, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. It plays Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. through Sept. 23. $15. (323) 465-0566, Ext. 3. * Theater.
Outside, the world is a series of threatening figures. A demanding boss, an eager girlfriend, a landlord impatient with the noise of rock 'n' roll drum practice. Inside, the world is a rocker's dream, a toyland, an improvised recreation center. Such is the bifurcated world of Steven Banks, who, in his "Steven Banks Home Entertainment Center," which premieres tonight at 9:30 on Showtime, reprises the show that has earned glowing notices both in Los Angeles and San Francisco (where this one was taped)
March 23, 1990 | From Times wire services
One day after reporting the end of a romance between billionaire Donald Trump and a former beauty queen, a New York newspaper today said Trump's friend secretly lived for weeks in the same building as his wife and children. The Daily News said Trump had hidden Marla Maples in his luxurious Trump Tower building in mid-town Manhattan. "Marla (was) hidden right under Ivana's nose," said the News, calling it, "Trump's towering deception." Trump's spokesman declined to comment.
November 23, 2003 | Louise Roug
To see the architect of the moment's idea of the definitive bachelor pad, check out the January issue of Playboy, due on newsstands this week. As part of a six-page photo spread devoted to his model of the dwelling, Frank Gehry also muses about Playboy ideals, urban living and designs he has yet to do. "I haven't done a skyscraper, that big phallic thing. Everyone wants to have the world's biggest erection," Gehry is quoted as saying.
August 24, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Deborah Sharp; Tanya Zuckerbrot; Ryan Scott; Chris Gorham; Martina McBride. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Chris Harrison ("Bachelor Pad"); Richard Simmons. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Haiti's recovery from the earthquake; Fantasia performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Gerard Butler; Andre Agassi; the Script performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Will Forte; Michael Emerson; André Leon Talley. 10a.m.
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