April 24, 2012 |
Justin Lin, who directed the "Fast and the Furious" films, has bought actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo's penthouse in downtown L.A. for $2.6 million. The four-level loft features exposed brick walls, floating staircases and an in-unit elevator. There are two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in the 4,300-square-foot open plan space. Three outdoor living areas add 3,100 square feet of space. The penthouse in the former National Biscuit Co. building was once leased to actor Nicolas Cage.
February 5, 2012 |
There's a long carpeted area on the 51st floor of the Paul Hastings Tower in downtown Los Angeles that most people would identify as a hallway. But in the eyes of Heidi Duckler, it's the site of the ancient Roman Battle of Actium. At a recent rehearsal for her latest production, the 59-year-old site-specific dance veteran assumed the role of a general as she outlined to her dancers the plan of attack for simulating the forces of Cleopatra and Mark Antony squaring off against their enemy Octavian.
February 2, 2012 |
Actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo has listed his penthouse in downtown L.A. for sale at $2.599 million. Once leased to actor Nicolas Cage, the four-level loft has an open floor plan, exposed brick walls, floating-style staircases, inch-thick maple floors and an in-unit elevator. There are two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in the 4,300-square-foot space. Three outdoor and rooftop living areas, including a movie theater, have city views and add 3,100 square feet of space.
January 12, 2012 |
Allen and Anita Kohl of the Kohl's department store family have sold their Santa Monica penthouse for $10.5 million. The condo takes up the top floor of the building and has 360-degree views. The high-rise, built in 1963 and remodeled in 2004, has 24-hour security, a fitness facility, gardens and fountains. The penthouse's features include a rooftop deck with a spa and barbecue, two direct access elevators, a library, an office, a media room, two master suites, balconies and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass.
September 11, 2011 |
The NFL lockout is back. It had to feel that way Sunday, at least, for a handful of last season's playoff teams. Atlanta was shackled by Chicago in an 18-point loss. Pittsburgh was pinned by Baltimore, 35-7. Kansas City was handcuffed by Buffalo, 41-7. "When things started going bad, they just went bad," Chiefs defensive tackle Kelly Gregg said. "Landslide. " At least they're not the Indianapolis Colts. Without Peyton Manning — probably out for the season after neck surgery — the Colts are lost.
June 3, 2011 |
In the music business, bands sometimes employ what is called an "underplay. " That's when a popular artist books a venue much smaller than they could reasonably fill to build excitement for a new project or reward longtime fans with an intimate set. "Underplay" doesn't begin to describe 98.7's (KYSR-FM) ad-hoc concert series on the penthouse roof of the historic Hollywood Tower apartment complex. Entry is limited to residents of the whimsically castle-like building and radio contest winners, but if you do happen to live there you might run into the English pub-folk quartet Mumford & Sons in the elevator — and just down the street from where they sold out the 4,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium.
February 9, 2011 |
The pornography industry, like the rest of Hollywood, has been buffeted by the economic downturn, the falloff in DVD sales and a cornucopia of free content on the Internet. Still, for better or worse, the adult entertainment business remains alive and well in the San Fernando Valley, where thousands of films are shot every year in warehouses and private homes. One of the 10 busiest sites for on-location filming in Los Angeles last year was a two-story industrial building in Chatsworth operated by Penthouse Studios, a spinoff of the adult magazine.
December 18, 2010 |
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a chance to go from cellar to stellar -- and it's a well-trampled path. In each of the last seven NFL seasons, at least one team has gone from last to first place in its division from one year to the next. That's the longest such streak in league history. The Jaguars play at Indianapolis on Sunday, and with a victory would clinch a season sweep of the Colts and the AFC South title to boot. Were the Colts to win, however, they would hold the other tiebreakers with the Jaguars and Jacksonville likely would wind up out of the playoffs.
December 9, 2010 |
Candy Spelling's long-pending purchase of a two-story penthouse condominium in Century City closed Wednesday at a reduced price that still made it one of the most expensive deals ever for a Los Angeles condo. The widow of TV mogul Aaron Spelling paid $35 million ? or $2,250 per square foot ? for the top two floors of the Century, a 41-story condo building completed in July on Avenue of the Stars. Spelling expects to spend about a year completing the interior of her new home before moving in, her representative said.
November 10, 2010 |
Break out the club keys and martini shakers: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is alive and well, still swinging and dealing. Four months after his surprising announcement that he wanted to buy back the company to revive the fortunes of his iconic creation, Playboy's fate remains squarely in the 84-year-old's hands. Despite protracted deliberations by the Playboy Enterprises Inc. board, Hefner's $123-million bid to buy the outstanding shares of the company is still on the table.