July 4, 2010 |
Not enough reality TV in your life? Talk about "The Real L Word." Showtime's new series, a reality spinoff of the network's defunct scripted series "The L Word," revolves around six Los Angeles-based lesbians and their everyday melodrama. Think any one of the "Real Housewives" editions meets "The L Word." (Sunday) If you like '60s fashion , talk about "A Single Man." The film, out on DVD, stars Colin Firth as George Falconer, a gay British university professor living in Southern California in 1962 who is struggling to cope with the death of his partner.
July 1, 2010 |
Twenty-five years after the publication of "Less Than Zero," Bret Easton Ellis' shocking and seminal blockbuster novel about disaffected Los Angeles youth, the author has released a sequel, "Imperial Bedrooms," that revisits his privileged, clubgoing, drug-using characters into middle age. As the literati buzzes about the new book — "Ellis remains a twisted soul, unafraid to state the worst in human behavior," said one HuffPost blogger/fan —...
June 17, 2010
MT. EMMY: To scale the heights of the Emmys, wrap yourself in raves and pack lots of buzz. This week's altitude readings are by Greg Braxton, Maria Elena Fernandez, Martin Miller, Michael Ordoña and Yvonne Villarreal. PEAKING AGING GRACEFULLY: By grouping "Survivor" into heroes and villains, the show proved in its 20th season that aging is not a bad thing. Only its first season topped it in surprises and memorable moments. Could this be the year "The Amazing Race" gets beat?
June 13, 2010 |
"New York is so over," says Bret Easton Ellis, sitting behind the glass-topped desk in his home office. "Who cares about New York? L.A. is where it's at right now." Outside the windows of his high-rise, hillside apartment, Los Angeles appears serene, nothing but green treetops, a few glittery skyscrapers and a hazy horizon. From here, there is little evidence of the dead-eyed rich kids and existential dread of a city "afraid to merge," as Ellis wrote in "Less Than Zero." Published in 1985, the book was heralded as a cultural touchstone by baby boomers looking to understand what was then called the MTV generation.
May 27, 2010 |
It could have easily been a scene from their much-loved HBO series as the receptionist in the Glasgow hotel struggled to find the name of Jemaine Clement, one half of the comic duo Flight of the Conchords. "Who? Can you spell it?" she pleaded. If only Murray, their inept but enthusiastic manager on the show, was there to brag how Flight of the Conchords is one of New Zealand's top exports — right behind lamb, wool and making avatars. While the second season of the series wrapped last year and Clement and his cohort Bret McKenzie decided to nix the third season, the two have been touring sold-out venues in Europe for the last month before playing their only L.A. gig at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday.
May 21, 2010
A roundup of Friday morning's arts and entertainment headlines: Bret Michaels is hospitalized again with a "warning stroke" and a hole in his heart. (Los Angeles Times) Lindsay Lohan makes bail, avoids jail time. (Los Angeles Times) First "Avatar," then Playboy, now the Philadelphia Inquirer goes 3-D. (Huffington Post) Pee-wee Herman is headed to Broadway. (Los Angeles Times) Theater owners are raising ticket prices for 3-D Imax. (Los Angeles Times)
May 15, 2010
Bret Michaels is set to return to the stage a little more than a month after suffering a brain hemorrhage. His representative announced Friday that the rocker and reality star would perform at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Miss., on May 28. He plans to tour in June and also is hoping to return to NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." The former lead singer for Poison had an emergency appendectomy on April 12. Ten days later he suffered the hemorrhage that left him in intensive care for two weeks in a Phoenix hospital.
March 17, 2010
Today Alan Thicke; Kendra Wilkinson. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Gerard Butler. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Regis and Kelly Jude Law; Mindy Kaling. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Dr. Drew Pinsky; Mindy McCready; Mackenzie Phillips; Jennifer Gimenez; Jennie Ketcham. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors The body's clues; Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed discuss Shannon's health scare. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Martha Stewart Show Colin Quinn.
March 5, 2010 |
Longtime Poison frontman Bret Michaels steps back into the limelight this week with a new iTunes single out featuring Miley Cyrus, of all people, on a power ballad called "Nothing to Lose." His new album, "Custom Built," is due in late spring, and he's also in the cast of "The Celebrity Apprentice" season premiering March 14 on NBC. "And March 15 is my birthday, so everything is kind of hitting at the same time," said Michaels, who'll be 47. "It's a good feeling to still be this busy this far into my career."
HOME & GARDEN
October 20, 2009 |
Former major league pitcher Bret Saberhagen has listed his gated Calabasas home for sale at $3.25 million. The renovated and rebuilt compound includes a 5,600-square-foot, single-story Tuscan-style villa and two guesthouses on 1.2 acres. The main house has a home theater with a 90-inch screen and eight recliners, a wine cellar that can seat 12, five bedroom suites and six bathrooms. Outdoors there is a cabana with a fireplace and flat-screen television, a swimming pool with spa, a wet bar and a putting green.