February 12, 2013 |
On Tuesday night at the Berlin Film Festival, the Iranian director Jafar Panahi will debut his new movie “Closed Curtain.” Panahi himself won't be there to present it, of course; he remains under house arrest in Iran, and the premiere is scheduled to be anchored by Kamboziya Partovi, Panahi's actor and co-director. Since being sentenced to a 20-year filmmaking and publicity ban in late 2010, Panahi has been downright prolific. While many bans tend to have a paradoxically healthy effect on filmmaking, in Panahi's case it's been something of an IV injection.
February 12, 2013 |
BERLIN -- Forbidden from making films, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is struggling with the restriction, says his longtime collaborator. “It's difficult to work, but not being able to work is even more difficult, and especially at the height of your career,” said Kamboziya Partovi, who co-directed and starred in “Closed Curtain,” Panahi's new work that premiered Tuesday at the Berlinale. Panahi remains in Iran, prohibited from traveling or making movies, according to a sentence imposed on him in late 2010 for his involvement in election protests the previous year.
November 7, 2012 |
Joining the ranks of those whose home prices were pummeled during the housing bust is Sharon Stone. The actress just sold her palatial place in the 90210 ZIP Code for 40% less than she paid for it. The "Basic Instinct" star bought the secluded five acres in 2006 for $10.995 million, then spent much of the last six years with the contemporary Mediterranean on the market for sale or lease until she unloaded it this week for $6.575 million. Among other celebrities hacking away at their asking prices are Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, whose Malibu beach house is now listed at $9.95 million - nearly 33% less than it was last summer.
October 29, 2012 |
Michael Strahan, who has been doing swimmingly on daytime TV since he replaced Regis Philbin as "Live!" co-host, has one less place near the water now. His town house in Hermosa Beach has sold for $1.725 million. The former NFL superstar and Fox football analyst had listed the custom walk-street home in August at $1.849 million. A block from the beach, the 2,560-square-foot two-story house features dual living rooms, an elevator, a rooftop deck, two master bedroom suites, another bedroom and four bathrooms.
October 8, 2012 |
Whether or not a $6.5-million offer was music to "Glee" co-creator and writer Ryan Murphy's ears, he has let his Malibu beach house go for that amount. Murphy bought the contemporary Mediterranean last year for $6,562,500. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot view home along the ocean includes two fireplaces, three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present)
September 8, 2012 |
Being super-rich just isn't what it used to be. As the summer leasing scene in Malibu wraps up, real estate experts report that for homeowners the rental season smelled worse than a red tide at morning. "It was a disastrous leasing season," said Michael Gardner, an agent with Prudential Malibu Realty. "The renters needed to save money, and the lessors needed to make money. " Of course, a bad deal for a homeowner means a good deal for someone looking for temporary refuge by the beach.
June 24, 2012 |
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom for a total of five bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck. Carrey, 50, has starred in such films as the "Ace Ventura" movies, "The Truman Show" (1998)
June 6, 2012 |
"Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy has put his Malibu beach house up for sale at $6.995 million. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot contemporary Mediterranean includes three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present) and created "Nip/Tuck" (2003-10). He wrote and directed the movie "Eat Pray Love" (2010)
June 3, 2012 |
Known for the variety of the roles he plays, Leonardo DiCaprio now is trying his hand at Malibu beach house landlord. He has listed his oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired home for $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for leases of less than six months. His Malibu Colony compound was recently remodeled and features a four-bedroom main house on the ocean side, a two-bedroom guest house and a detached loft with gym. There is a beach-front deck, a fire pit, gardens and lawn on the less-than-half-acre lot. DiCaprio, 37, whose blockbuster hits include "Titanic" (1997)