April 15, 2013 |
It seems to me things in Vietnam might have turned out differently for the United States if only we'd had Trudy Campbell fighting on our side. Because, as I've long suspected and as Pete discovered in Sunday's “Mad Men,” hell truly hath no fury like a Trudy scorned. Though she doesn't get much screen time, Trudy has long been one of my favorite characters on this show. Her unique ability to be perky, gracious and utterly ruthless all at once, and to get alpha males like Don Draper to bend to her will without so much as mussing a hair is, in a word, inspiring.
February 21, 2014 |
Early last year, Scott Tannen and his wife, Missy Tannen , were shopping for sheets when they experienced firsthand the confusion that comes in trying to find quality sheets. “I just wanted a beautiful, soft set of white sheets,” Missy Tannen said. “Every display was full of nebulous buzzwords like 'thread count,' and the prices seemed really high. The longer I stared at the shelves, the more confused I became. I had no confidence that I would walk out of the store with something great.” Motivated by that shopping experience, the couple founded Boll & Branch in January in an effort to offer 100% organic cotton sheets directly to consumers from Chetna Organic, an Indian cooperative that supports sustainable farming and community development.
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.
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.
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October 2, 2003 |
Robert Kardashian, a member of O.J. Simpson's murder trial defense team who later admitted to doubts about his client's innocence, has died at his home in Encino. He was 59. The attorney was diagnosed eight weeks ago with cancer of the esophagus, said his ex-wife, Kris Houghton Jenner. Their four children were with him when he died, she said.
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.
August 1, 2013 |
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.
November 12, 2013 |
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.
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.