June 29, 1995 |
Norm MacDonald didn't take the shortest route from his native Quebec City to New York City, where he bolstered his name as host of the "Weekend Update" portion of "Saturday Night Live." He spent about five years working Canada's comedy clubs before moving to Los Angeles, where he landed a job writing for ABC's "Roseanne." After the perfunctory cable performances and late-night spots with Jay and Dave, he earned his shot with "Saturday Night Live" two seasons ago.
August 27, 2005 |
Comedian Chris Farley posthumously received the 2,289th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, four days before the release of the "Tommy Boy Holy Schnike Edition" DVD. Farley's "Saturday Night Live" cast mates Chris Rock and David Spade joined members of Farley's family at the ceremony in front of the Improv Olympic West, where Farley performed. "I think it's sweet that everyone still has a real nice place in their hearts for him, they still remember him," Spade said.
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.
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 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)