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.
July 23, 2013 |
No doubt he'd like to meet the buyers. Screenwriter Jim Herzfeld, of "Meet the Fockers" and "Meet the Parents" fame, has his home listed in Pasadena at $4.195 million. The traditional-style house, built in 1999, has the distinction of sitting on close to an acre with a spring-fed pond. Not any easy amenity to come by in the Los Angeles area. A star architect to celebrities The home's 6,600 square feet of living space includes dining, family and living rooms, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
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 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.
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.