January 13, 1988 |
Richard does the writing; Esther does the talking. It's a little more complex than that, of course--but Richard and Esther Shapiro, co-executive producers of "Dynasty," say that has been the basic division of labor since the couple created the most opulent of television's soap operas in 1979. Richard Shapiro, speaking by phone from a mountain hideaway where he often works alone (you don't call him, he calls you), says he considers himself a writer first and an executive second.
HOME & GARDEN
July 22, 2004 |
By day, Frederic Lazare of Bourgeois Boheme is surrounded by 19th and early 20th century French antiques. By night, he's surrounded by ostrich eggs and a power drill. Lazare designed the ostrich egg chandelier shown here with Boheme co-owner Tim Norr. Lazare has the bronze bases cast at a local foundry, then gilds them himself. He drills each of the chandelier's 12 ostrich eggs, purchased online, then fits them over the light fixtures. The final effect? Midcentury modern meets Modigliani.
February 7, 2004
For Tim Rutten to question Mel Gibson's Catholicity is as invidious as it is laughable ("Critics Debate 'The Passion,' Gibson Evades the Debate," Feb. 4). In a day and age when it is deemed inappropriate for anyone to question the Catholicity of Gray Davis or Teddy Kennedy, it is mind-boggling that a journalist thinks he has the right -- and the credentials -- to scrutinize Gibson. In any event, all the ad hominem attacks in the world will not stop "The Passion of the Christ" from being a blockbuster hit. Thanks, in part, to people like Rutten.
March 4, 2006 |
Richard Shapiro, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, has ordered an independent review of an incident last summer at Del Mar involving a veterinarian and the Eclipse Award-winning mare Intercontinental. Scott Chaney, a steward at Santa Anita, will conduct the review of veterinarian Amy Lee Nevens, who falsified a bleeder medication report for Intercontinental last Sept. 3, the day the Danehill mare won the Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap as the 3-10 favorite.
May 31, 2007 |
A former top Internal Revenue Service lawyer and three other Ernst & Young partners fraudulently reduced taxes for Americans making $10 million or more, an indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges. The four current and former partners of the giant accounting firm were arrested Wednesday and charged with fraud and other crimes relating to tax shelters that were devised beginning in 1998, according to the indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in New York.
July 19, 2000
* Hughes Electronics Corp. in El Segundo has promoted Pamela Hymel to vice president of human resources. Hymel, a physician, is a member of the board of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. * WooJin Kim has resigned as chief executive of Long Beach-based B2BStores.com. No reason was given for his departure. Mark Voorhis, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, will serve as chief executive on an interim basis.