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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
May 10, 2013 |
CBS has canceled two veteran series, "CSI: New York" and "Rules of Engagement," while also axing the freshman series "Vegas" and "Golden Boy. " "CSI: New York," which starred Gary Sinese and Sela Ward, was the sole remaining spinoff of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," which is still going strong on the network. The drama premiered in 2004. "Rules of Engagement," a relationship comedy that starred David Spade and Patrick Warburton, premiered in 2007. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat and more "Vegas," which starred Dennis Quaid as a rancher/lawman butting heads with a ruthless Chicago gangster played by Michael Chiklis in 1960s Las Vegas.