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.
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October 24, 2003 |
Fred Berry, the rotund actor who played the jolly, red beret- and suspenders-wearing Rerun on the 1970s sitcom "What's Happening!" and later became an ordained minister, has died. He was 52. Berry, who recently suffered a mild stroke, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, apparently of natural causes. A coroner's investigation was being conducted to determine the cause of death.
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 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?
August 20, 2003 |
Former basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his partners have sold most of their stake in Fatburger to a group led by the chain's chief executive, Keith Warlick. Johnson's Burger Business LLC, which includes celebrity investors such as actor David Spade and singer Janet Jackson, held a 70% stake in the Santa Monica-based burger chain. Johnson and his partners, who bought the 51-unit chain in August 2001, wouldn't disclose the terms of the deal or give specific reasons for the sale.
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.
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)
April 5, 2006 |
Critics are being shut out of more films as studios forgo advance screenings on flicks they expect reviewers to trash, figuring the movies stand a better chance of box-office success with no reviews rather than bad ones. So far this year, 11 movies have not screened for critics before opening day, including the Rob Schneider-David Spade sports comedy "The Benchwarmers" and Mo'Nique's fashion comedy "Phat Girlz," both opening Friday.
April 11, 2002 |
"Just Shoot Me" may not aim for any kind of high-minded TV breakthrough, but in its sixth season it still hits the humorous mark with its gently cynical take on relationships, vanity and office politics. The Blush magazine staff gets a dose of corporate therapy in tonight's episode (9:30 p.m. NBC), written by Brian Reich and directed by Pam Fryman.