December 12, 2004 |
Actor Noah Wyle has sold his Los Feliz home for close to its $3.8-million asking price. The buyer was Robert Richardson, who won an Oscar in 1991 for best cinematography for "JFK." The house, which actor Tim Curry also once owned, is a restored Spanish colonial estate. It is on about 1.5 acres of lush grounds and has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in slightly more than 4,000 square feet. The home has hand-carved, hand-stenciled ceilings, a pool, an amphitheater, waterfalls and fountains.
April 23, 1999 |
Entertainment industry executives reacted swiftly to Colorado's Columbine High School shootings, and within hours a Denver concert by controversial rocker Marilyn Manson was canceled, potentially offensive TV shows were shelved, and requests went out to video retailers to pull copies of the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries," which features actor Leonardo DiCaprio in a long black trench coat shooting a teacher and several high school students.
November 12, 2000 |
Is there some way to send an album back through the Internet? The Offspring has been spending a lot of time lately in the thick of the cyber wars--sparring with Napster, building up its own Web presence, threatening to make its new album available for free on the Net (and then backing down under pressure from its record label). From the sound of things, the band should be paying more attention to the music.
July 11, 2012 |
It's a familiar stereotype: Country-music fans are Republicans; pop and hip-hop listeners are Democrats. Well, according to a new analysis by the Echo Nest, those stereotypes happen to strike pretty close to the truth. The Echo Nest, whose platform powers the customized webcasts at Spotify and iHeartRadio, among other sites, uses sophisticated analytical tools to categorize songs for the sake of generating compelling playlists. It also has been developing (anonymized) "taste profiles" of listeners based on their use of those sites and the feedback they provide.
June 5, 2009 |
Rachelle Spector arrived for lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel with one French-manicured hand gripping a hot pink BlackBerry. "I never know when he is going to be allowed to call," she said as she laid the mobile device carefully on a velvety banquette. "Whenever he calls, I answer." Ten miles east of the swank restaurant's cloth napkins and chopped salad, her husband, Phil Spector, the record producer and, as of six weeks ago, convicted murderer, was in L.A.
November 14, 1999
* Korn, "Issues," Immortal/Epic (The album will be reviewed in daily Calendar this week.) * Michael Bolton, "Timeless: The Classics," Columbia * Marilyn Manson, "The Last Tour on Earth," Nothing * Nu Flavor, "It's On," Reprise * Raekwon, "Immobilarity," Loud * Various artists, "More Music From Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," Maverick * Various, "The Ultimate Grammy Box," Sony Legacy
May 9, 1998 |
A college student was convicted of harassment and fined $250 Friday for wearing a Marilyn Manson T-shirt to a community festival called Tater Days. "I think it was like stepping back into the days of a Salem witch trial," said 20-year-old Venus Starlett Dust Morgan. The shirt included an obscene phrase from one of the band's songs. Several mothers with children complained to authorities.
May 10, 2012
EVENTS The Sunset Strip gets a little more strip-happy at Dita Von Teese's "Strip Strip Hooray," a variety of show burlesque, dancing and jovial erotica from the pop culture icon (and onetime Marilyn Manson amour). House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $35. hob.com.