November 19, 2010
Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin catching up at the Lotus launch event in Bel Air, alongside "Glee" man of the moment Chord Overstreet... "Twilight Saga" lady Ashley Greene partying at Voyeur...Malin Akerman and her sister Jennifer jamming out to Nick Simmons at the Bardot Sessions...Whoopi Goldberg celebrating her 55th birthday and her granddaughter Amarah's 21st at Tao Las Vegas ... Hilary and Haylie Duff hitting up West Hollywood's Trousdale...David Spade and Jenna Dewan shmoozing at the Sony Cierge holiday preview at Soho House.
December 1, 2000 |
Somebody's going to think that I've got it in for Channel 4 news. I do not. Somebody might suspect that I'm carrying a grudge of some kind against KNBC-TV. I am not. On the contrary, as I have written here before, Channel 4 is usually my local TV news channel of choice. I have nothing against Channels 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 or any other. I'm just in the habit of getting my late-night TV news from Channel 4. If Fritz Coleman tells me it's going to snow 20 inches in Anaheim tomorrow, I believe him.
August 28, 2013 |
Rupert Murdoch has closed on the Moraga Vineyards Estate in Bel-Air five months after entering escrow. The News Corp. chairman paid $28.8 million for the 13-acre winery and mansion. The property, which was listed earlier this year at $29.5 million, has an on-site wine cave, a 7,500-square-foot main residence, a guesthouse and a swimming pool, among other amenities. Murdoch, 82, is also chief executive of 21 st Century Fox. The media mogul billionaire has been discussed as a potential buyer for the Tribune Co. newspapers, which include the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
July 25, 2013 |
It's back, and there's still some Shaq. The retired pro basketball great's former home on the Westside has come on the market at $9.495 million. Owned since 2004 by one of Japan's bestselling singer-songwriters, Kyosuke Himuro, the contemporary estate still pays homage to the onetime Laker. Gone are the red flowers in a bed of white forming Ss on either side of the steps to the front door. Redone is the home theater, which now has its walls lined with guitars. Retained is the tennis/basketball court, where “NBA MPV” is painted at one end and a Superman S at the other.
December 11, 1998 |
Pity the poor Hollywood agent. In the '80s and early '90s, talent agents ruled the industry. Movie studios and television networks found themselves beholden to International Creative Management, the Creative Artists Agency and the time-tested William Morris Agency, the "big three" agencies that had a lock on most A-list stars. Agents made big money for both their clients and themselves, charging the TV networks, for example, huge so-called packaging fees to assemble talent for shows.
August 22, 2013 |
Screenwriter Melissa Mathison has sold her Malibu home for $9.6 million to commercial real estate developer and USC benefactor Sonny Astani. The Zen-inspired home, built in 1973, incorporates fireplace stone, Balinese wood and other materials gathered from around the world by earlier owner Gail Zappa, wife of the late musician Frank Zappa. The 3,940-square-foot home contains six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property has 84 feet of ocean bluff frontage and deeded beach access.
August 23, 2013 |
Michael C. Hall, who starred on "Dexter," has listed the Ronald Colman estate home in Hollywood Hills for sale at $2.35 million. Designed and built in 1926 for Colman, a British actor who straddled the silent and talking film eras, the Spanish-style estate features a main house, guest house and tennis court-turned-garden on a third of an acre. Features of the walled property include a courtyard garden and outdoor dining area, a media room, a wine room, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 4,600 square feet of living space.
July 24, 2013 |
Actor Vin Diesel has put a house in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $1.3 million. The walled and gated home, described as “a perfect hideout for a celebrity” in the Multiple Listing Service, features vaulted and beamed ceilings, skylights, three bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and more than 1,500 square feet of living space. There is a swimming pool. The listing was sleuthed out by Trulia . A star architect to celebrities Diesel, 46, is known for the “Fast & Furious” film series as well as “The Chronicles of Riddick” films and “xXx” (2002)
August 1, 2013 |
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.