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.
July 24, 2013 |
The estate of publishing magnate Robert Petersen has sold for $11,800,500. The traditional-style Paul Williams-designed house, built in 1933 and redone in 1988, sits behind iron gates on 1.23 acres. A foyer with a spiral staircase and a two-story window, a den/office, a wine room, a glass-enclosed porch, a gym, an office, seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 7,735 square feet of living space are among the home's features. A star architect to celebrities The grounds include an enclosed cabana/outdoor dining room, a swimming pool with a spa and a pool house.
July 31, 2013 |
The longtime home of the late actress Bonnie Franklin has been sold in Encino for $2.1 million. The one-story traditional, priced at $1.945 million, went into escrow 10 days after coming on the market and closed in a little more than a month. Features include a family room, a den/office with a fireplace, three more fireplaces, three en suite bedrooms, an additional bathroom and 3,771 square feet of living space. The more than three-quarter lot includes a swimming pool with a brick surround.
August 30, 2013 |
Television host Leeza Gibbons and her husband, Steven Fenton, have sold a gated estate in Beverly Hills for $6.9 million. Built in 2007, the two-story Mediterranean features a screening room, a study/office, a gym, six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 6,333 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre lot includes an outdoor living room, outdoor kitchen and a swimming pool with a spa. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Gibbons, 56, won a Daytime Emmy this year for hosting “My Generation.” Her new daytime show, “America Now,” starts in September.
July 16, 2004 |
A posthumous nomination for John Ritter is the TV industry's way of bidding a fond farewell to one of its favorites. The move seems sentimental. Ritter, nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for ABC's "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," died unexpectedly at the age of 55 on Sept. 11, 2003, after completing only three episodes of the sitcom's sophomore season.
July 24, 2013 |
This house has a story line and a cast of musicians. Roll the cameras. Guitarist Daniel Licht, composer for the series “Dexter,” has purchased a home in Topanga for $2.09 million. Built in 1968, the 4,682-square-foot Spanish-style home was in escrow for sale to influential guitarist Jimi Hendrix at the time of his death, according to its architect, Harry Gesner, and published reports. The home was featured two years ago on the reality real estate show “Million Dollar Listing.” Licht plans to build a studio at the home and have it designed by 88-year-old Gesner.
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 5, 2013 |
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has put his house in Hollywood Hills on the market at $2.85 million. He bought it a year and half ago for $2.1 million. The contemporary house, built in 2009, features retractable walls of glass and a top-floor master bedroom with a dressing area and bathroom; it has a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,353 square feet. Outdoor amenities include a sunken spa. There are city and canyon views. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around?
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November 30, 2000
Actor David Spade, star of TV's "Just Shoot Me," was attacked with a stun gun in his Beverly Hills home on Wednesday, after discovering one of his employees there without permission, police said. The comic actor called 911 at 6:22 a.m. to report a burglary in progress, Sgt. Brad Cornelius said, but the intruder had fled by the time the first officers arrived a minute later. Spade, 36, told police that the man had attacked him with an electric stun gun and that there had been a struggle.