January 22, 2013 |
Considering that the snow continued in Paris on Monday, the Dior collection came as a welcome preview of spring-summer 2013. Like Dorothy going from gray Kansas to Technicolor Munchkinland, guests slogged through the Jardin des Tuileries, layered in slush, to find themselves inside a tree-filled pavilion alive with greenery. Under the circumstances, traveling to Paris may have delayed some, but for Danielle Steel, getting to the couture shows presented no problem. "I live in Paris," said the former San Francisco resident, arguably among the most popular authors alive today.
April 21, 2010
Also: Comedy Central signs Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to new deals. Steel's crime story Danielle Steel's former assistant was sentenced in San Francisco on Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for embezzling almost $1 million from the romance novelist. Kristy Watts worked for 15 years and earned an annual salary of $200,000 for part-time work that included handling Steel's payroll and accounting. The 48-year-old wife of a San Francisco police officer pleaded guilty last year to depositing numerous checks made out to "cash" in her own bank account, using the author's credit card rewards points and paying herself more than her salary.
October 30, 2008 |
After dozens of bestselling novels, Danielle Steel still has words to spare: She's starting a blog. "It's like a letter to a friend, and fun to be able share something and say, 'Gee, I did this,' " says Steel, 61, whose run of hits includes three this year alone: "Honor Thyself," "Rogue" and "A Good Woman." "I've remained very remote and very private, partly because of all my kids [nine]. They're bigger now and I would like to communicate with my readers in a more informal way, not just through the list of my accomplishments on my publisher's Website."
July 22, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- It's only 9:33 a.m., but already Danielle Steel is having a lousy morning. She's in a Rockefeller Plaza dressing room, having her hair tugged and her makeup tweaked. She's endured questioning from Matt Lauer on the "Today" show and soon faces a second round with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Crowding around are fashionably dressed publicists, agents with noisy cellphones, burly camera operators and various preening hangers-on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2002 |
Romance novelist Danielle Steel is a woman of excess. She's dashed off dozens of bestsellers, married five times, produced nine children and inhabits a sprawling compound that commands sweeping views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. It turns out she has an appetite for parking places too. The 54-year-old grande dame of fiction has amassed 26 residential permits in her tony Pacific Heights neighborhood--more than any San Franciscan, city officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1999 |
Every morning at the beginning of chemistry class, Tammy Nabati buries herself in a thick Danielle Steel novel. At some schools, that might land Tammy in the dean's office. But not at Taft High School in Woodland Hills. Tammy is supposed to be reading Danielle Steel--or any other novel during class. In fact, all 2,908 students and 128 staffers on campus are supposed to spend 15 minutes reading at the start of third period each day.