March 29, 2013 |
Rita Rudner is applying her comedic talent to the sale of her Dana Point beach house, and the result is a spot-on parody of a home marketing video. Her husband, director-writer Martin Bergman , featured the Monarch Bay home in the 2011 film "Thanks," in which Rudner acted. Now Rudner may have her own hit on her hands with the YouTube parody . In the farcical four-plus minutes, she promises to include one free facial tissue with the purchase of the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house, which is priced at $8.975 million.
January 15, 2013 |
Actor Larry Hagman 's penthouse in Santa Monica is on the market at $5.2 million. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit is in a building constructed in 1963 and includes 3,029 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style condo has views of the ocean and three parking spaces. Amenities include 24-hour security, a swimming pool and a gym. Hagman, who died last year at 81, entertained generations of television viewers on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-70) and "Dallas" (1978-91)
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January 29, 2001 |
At actor Larry Hagman's palatial Ojai home Sunday, loyalties were evenly divided among guests to his Super Bowl XXXV party--about a third were rooting for the New York Giants, a third for the Baltimore Ravens and a third for the commercials. And so it went across Ventura County, in mansions, bungalows and bars, as sports fans grabbed finger food and drinks, found their stools or spots on the couch, turned up the television's volume and watched the game.
May 8, 2002 |
The $4.75-million settlement of late torch singer Peggy Lee's class-action royalties suit against Vivendi Universal hit a snag Tuesday when actor Larry Hagman objected, saying the figure is too low and the agreement may be unfair to some artists. Hagman is executor of the estate of his mother, Mary Martin, who recorded for Decca Records from 1938 to 1946 and is best known for her Broadway roles in the musicals "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music" and "Peter Pan."
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March 9, 1997 |
When asked to sing out the names of his family and his address to an audience of fellow Boy Scouts, 12-year-old Cameren Kahler stumbled. He then ducked as this audience, egged on by actor Larry Hagman, showered him with wadded balls of newspaper. "It's hard to remember stuff when you've got to perform," Hagman explained after he instigated the spirited pelting. "As an actor you've got to have this stuff down rote before you start."
April 14, 2013 |
It's so easy to make fun of the 1980s. Ray-Bans, glam-rock hair, acid-washed jeans, the yuppie and Reaganomics, and all those regrettable images of women in power suits and tennis shoes. It seemed even as it was occurring an age of Culture Lite, a consumer-driven wasteland after the socially and politically transformative '60s and '70s. Even the title of National Geographic's new six-hour, three-part documentary "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us" seems, at first glance, a bit of a joke.
January 17, 2013 |
AUSTIN, Texas - Don Graham, an English professor at the University of Texas at Austin, likes to tell the story of a student who once worked as a cowboy. "Wore hat and boots," Graham says. "He was the real deal. " At the end of the academic year, the student told Graham, "You were the only professor at UT I ever had who spoke English. " "What he meant," Graham says, "was I was the only one who spoke his language. " And by language, the student meant talking Texan - the distinctive twang and drawl that becomes almost an attitude, from the first "howdy" to the last "thank you, kindly.
October 31, 1990 |
Barbara Eden is joining the cast of "Dallas" as a business executive who takes Ewing Oil away from J. R. Ewing. It's a bit of a role reversal for Eden and Larry Hagman, who plays J. R. Twenty years ago, Hagman was "Master" and Eden took the orders as "Jeannie" in the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." This time Eden becomes J. R.'s boss. "My character does end up buying Ewing Oil, and J. R. hates it. Of course, he wants to still be in there, so I hire him back," Eden said in the Nov.