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REAL ESTATE
July 7, 1991 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Beatles drummer RINGO STARR and his wife, actress Barbara Bach, have bought a home in Beverly Hills for about $3.3 million. The couple, who were renting, paid cash and took title under the name of a holding company, sources said. Starr, who at 50 is an elder statesmen of rock 'n' roll, released a compact disc a few months ago that was recorded in concert during his All-Starr Band tour in 1989 with eight veteran rockers.
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IMAGE
August 30, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Having lunch with jewelry designer Loree Rodkin is like devouring a juicy Hollywood novel. First to be discussed are her famous affairs -- with Don Henley, Bernie Taupin and Richard Gere. Then her lifelong friendships with Cher and Elton John, and her extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as being introduced to Paris by Salvador Dali and propositioned by Jimi Hendrix (she turned him down). It's no wonder that she's had two offers to option her life story. Not that Rodkin is a party girl.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2003 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1989 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON
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)
NEWS
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.
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