May 29, 2011 |
With 225 designer handbags — all stuffed with Dior beauty products — for sale in a silent auction at Tuesday's annual P.S. Arts "Bag Lunch," guests didn't just arrive on time. They came early to Heather Thomas Brittenham's Santa Monica home to plan their bidding strategy. "This is such madness," said Emmy Rossum of "Shameless. " "You would think they were giving the bags away for free. " Sharon Stone said she was considering a classic orange purse, which she called "chic" and "old school," while Kristin Davis of "Sex and the City" said she was waiting for the frenzy to die down before making her choices.
October 13, 1998 |
"The Last Night of Ballyhoo" is, on one level, a soft-focus period piece, casting a gentle and good-humored glow on a curious slice of Americana in 1939. Yet Alfred Uhry's comedy also resonates beyond its time and place. It examines an ever-simmering feature of American culture--the assimilation of "the other." Uhry's play opened at the Can~on Theatre in Beverly Hills Sunday, in a sterling staging by Ron Lagomarsino, who also directed its much-lauded New York run.
August 30, 1991 |
Face scrunched into a maniacal leer, eyes glowing with homicidal frenzy, mouth spewing obscenities and vile threats, Chucky the killer doll is on the loose again in "Child's Play 3" (citywide). This overall-clad, carrot-headed mechanical tyke--a "Good Guy" talking doll possessed by the soul of a serial murderer--has been shot, decapitated and roasted to a revolting crisp for two "Child's Play" movies in a row.
June 10, 2009 |
Tom Hanks is Hollywood's go-to Mr. Nice Guy, and he has no bigger fans than the surviving veterans of Easy Company, America's most celebrated fighting unit of World War II. This past week Hanks, who helped immortalize historian Stephen Ambrose's account of the company's war in the HBO series "Band of Brothers," accompanied the surviving vets to Normandy for the 65th anniversary of D-day, attended by the presidents of the U.S. and France among others.
February 4, 2007 |
CAN we get a little "Remember When" background music, please? Just the right note for "A Celebration of Oscar Fashion," held Jan. 30 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. Fashion show producer Laura Ziskin enlisted 1. "Vogue" editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley to curate the first runway show of classic gowns worn by past Oscar winners and presenters. Talley, the voice of Oscar fashion for the "Road to the Oscar" pre-show Feb.
March 25, 2007 |
The celeb count for runway shows during L.A. Fashion Week at Smashbox is routinely high because (A) it's L.A. and (B) stars always turn out for designers they love. Front-row faces at the Bebe Collection Fall/Winter '07 show last Sunday: 1. Jerry O'Connell and his Amazonian squeeze, Rebecca Romijn. Hanging backstage, 2. Brenda Strong, left, the disembodied voice of Mary Alice on "Desperate Housewives," and Arielle Kebbel wore their best Bebe. 3. "DH" star Eva Longoria, the new face of Bebe Sport, locked fingers with designer David Cardona.