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.
November 10, 2013 |
The event: Sharon Stone hosted the 8th MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon, honoring artists Lita Albuquerque, Helen Pashgian, Nancy Rubins and Betye Saar. An Academy Award nominee for "Casino," Stone recently portrayed Linda Lovelace's mother in the film "Lovelace. " The fashion show: More than an awards ceremony, the Wednesday affair at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel culminated in a fashion show by Just One Eye, a Los Angeles boutique co-founded by Paola Russo with an eclectic selection from well-known luxury designers and rising stars.
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.
September 27, 2009 |
"If you have any brains, you pick your school by your teacher," said Elizabeth Pitcairn, a violin soloist who studied with Robert Lipsett at L.A.'s Colburn School. She said she started playing at age 3 and, at 16, her grandfather bought her the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius, which was handcrafted in 1720 and then disappeared for 200 years, inspiring the film "The Red Violin." She played that violin at "Conversations With Colburn," an intimate dinner earlier this month at Jennifer and Royce Diener's historic home on Santa Monica's "Gold Coast."
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.