January 15, 2014 |
The 1950s television home of George Burns and Gracie Allen is getting a long-overdue upgrade as part of a $390-million development featuring a sleek new 20-story luxury apartment tower in the heart of Hollywood. The revival of the legendary headquarters of CBS on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street will provide a vintage backdrop for the new Columbia Square tower with upscale features aimed at attracting entertainment industry workers. With interior touches by designer Kelly Wearstler, known for her modern interpretations of classic Hollywood glamour, the tower is the second new luxury Hollywood apartment building to bank on a big-name designer to add pizazz.
January 10, 2014 |
GULF ISLANDS, Canada - "I'm not ashamed to say it," Colin Griffinson says, as he scans the island-dotted Strait of Georgia, "I have wooden boat disease!" And as he spins the very big wheel of his 1943 Pacific Yellowfin, one of a string of wooden boats the Dublin, Ireland-born captain and master carpenter has bought and restored over the years, he looks like a kid playing with his favorite toy. And so do we, eight passengers cruising British Columbia's Gulf Islands aboard this floating toy box stacked with mountain bikes, mopeds, kayaks, golf clubs, fishing rods, shotguns for skeet shooting and a water slide, with a hot tub on deck and a speed boat with wakeboards and water skis.
January 6, 2014
'Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations' Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m. Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and Feb. 14 Cost: $9 Information: UCLA Film & Television Archive, http://www.cinema.ucla.edu
December 9, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Bonnie and Clyde" did. The Skinny: I'm liking "Homeland" again. If I forgot how the show got to where it's got in terms of plots, and just enjoy it for what it is, I roll my eyes a lot less. Anyway, after I endured that Redskins loss, it doesn't take much to amuse me. Monday's headlines include the box office recap, a shakeup at Sony Pictures and a list of the most powerful people in sports. Those are the same folks that make your pay-TV bill so big. Daily Dose: Whether the decision by A&E Networks to air "Bonnie and Clyde" on three networks at the same time -- History, A&E and Lifetime -- will mean bigger overall ratings remains to be seen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new pact Monday to formally align California's clean energy policies with those of Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia. The agreement commits all four governments to work toward ways to put a price on carbon pollution, require the use of lower-carbon gasoline and set goals for reducing greenhouse gases across the region. The nonbinding blueprint also sets new targets for electric vehicles - aiming for 10% of all new cars and trucks in the region to be emission-free by 2016 - and calls for the construction of a bullet-train system from Canada to California.
September 25, 2013 |
Sony Pictures Entertainment veteran Dwight Caines has been named president of theatrical marketing for the company's Columbia TriStar Motion Pictures Group. Caines is assuming some of the responsibilities of Marc Weinstock, who earlier this week was fired from his post as the studio's head of domestic and international marketing. Caines will oversee theatrical marketing for Sony Pictures units Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures and Screen Gems. He will not handle international marketing.