July 2, 2011 |
Boozy, boorish and self-besotted, the world-famous writer in Woody Allen's current hit film, "Midnight in Paris," is kind of a clown. And, as played by actor Corey Stoll, he's an instantly recognizable replica of the author of "The Sun Also Rises" and "The Old Man and the Sea. " He is, of course, Ernest Hemingway. Or rather, he's the Hemingway caricature handed down to posterity: a hard-drinking, womanizing, big-game trophy-hunting, fame-craving blowhard who pushed his obsession about writing in a lean, mean prose style to the point of self-parody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2010 |
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.
July 24, 2010 |
Poor little Sally Draper. Her mother is cold and critical, her womanizing father's moving out of the family home and her beloved grandfather, the only adult who seemed to truly care about her, has just died unexpectedly. Should it come as any surprise, then, that the adorable tween could go off the deep end in the new season of AMC's "Mad Men," which premieres Sunday? "There will be some shocking moments with Sally," said 10-year-old Kiernan Shipka, who originated the character and nurtured her along to full-time cast status this season.
HOME & GARDEN
March 1, 2011 |
A Hollywood Hills party palace owned by English glamour photographer Richard Franklin is listed at $7.5 million. The renovated 1990 house has been rented long- and short-term to a string of entertainment figures including actor Fabio, hip-hop label Def Jam cofounder Russell Simmons and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. Designed as a bachelor pad and photo studio, the 6,500-square-foot home features a two-story disco, a theater with a floor-to-ceiling movie screen, a casino, a gym and an eagle's nest deck at the top of the house.
June 14, 2012 |
Just in time for his recent marriage to actress Drew Barrymore, art consultant William Kopelman has sold his bachelor pad in West Hollywood for $885,000. Built in 2004, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home had been featured five years ago in Elle Decor. The 1,548 square feet of loft space includes an upper level office looking down on the double-height living room, white high-gloss floors and lacquer cabinetry, a built-in bar that closes up inside a wall and large windows.
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.
June 10, 1989 |
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 |
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.