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December 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Robin Leach of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" says he knows people are laughing at him, but so what? "I've become Robin Leach the cartoon character," Leach said in Sunday's The New York Times. "But the cartoon character, that's not who Robin Leach is. And when I wake up in the morning, I wink at myself because I like me. I know who I am." "Lifestyles," now in its eighth year, is carried on 168 American stations and in 22 overseas markets.
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December 29, 2003 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
When I hear the word "bling-bling," I want to run out and buy a revolver just so I can reach for it when I hear the word "bling-bling." (Or is that two words?) But the awful popularity of this term suggests that mine is a minority opinion, that America may be all too ready for "Life of Luxury," Robin Leach's latest celebration of the vile excesses and diamond-studded excrescencies of the mogul class.
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June 16, 1993 | NANCY RAND RIORDAN, Nancy Rand Riordan lives in Westwood. and
"Are you related to . . . " Stacy from church asked as I started to nod my head yes, " . . . Riordan Plumbing?" "Oh, no, we're the other Riordans," I replied. "My husband's uncle is running for mayor." She had no idea who Uncle Dick was then (this was in November, right after he announced his candidacy), and looked disappointed that she wouldn't be able to get a low bid out of me for the plumbing on the new church site. Nowadays, not as many people ask if I'm related to the plumbers.
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October 26, 2003 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
A scrum of tourists waited haplessly for a table at Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace when Robin Leach came strolling up. He was wearing tan slacks and loafers, rumpled Tommy Bahama jacket and sunglasses, and his easy walk indicated an A table was in his immediate future. Once seated, Leach removed his sunglasses and ordered a bottle of the Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc. Several staffers came over to pay homage, like a choreographed scene out of Scorsese.
NEWS
November 5, 1990 | ANN CONWAY
He's so fond of the fizz he's been known to dab it behind a woman's ear. And who hasn't seen Robin Leach--on his "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" TV show--raise a glass of bubbly when he toasts "champagne wishes and caviar dreams"? Leach, a.k.a. the Gulliver of Glitz, will hole up in Orange County this month when he participates in the World of Wines festival Nov. 16 through 18 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point. His mission? Not as carbonated as you might think.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2003 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
A scrum of tourists waited haplessly for a table at Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace when Robin Leach came strolling up. He was wearing tan slacks and loafers, rumpled Tommy Bahama jacket and sunglasses, and his easy walk indicated an A table was in his immediate future. Once seated, Leach removed his sunglasses and ordered a bottle of the Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc. Several staffers came over to pay homage, like a choreographed scene out of Scorsese.
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October 1, 1992 | PAUL ROSENFIELD, Rosenfield's next book, a biography of Katharine Hepburn for Warner, will feature none of the star's recipes. and
Anyone who really understands the lifestyles of the famous and rich knows the first reward, always, is a great private chef. Ruth Gordon's cook Suzanne was with her for 37 years; Elizabeth Taylor's Bel-Air staff is so evolved that for years she even employed Princess Margaret's former concierge to run the show. So why does rich-and-famous connoisseur Robin Leach try to put one over on us in his new book, "The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Cookbook"? Leach presenting Mrs.
NEWS
April 27, 1986
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" is a great program. We wonder if someone connected with the show couldn't suggest that the quieter, more intimate approach might be desirable, as opposed to the strident shouting of Robin Leach. Better still, get him off the show. William R. Pitts, West Hollywood
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November 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Robin Leach, host of the "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," is seeking to become $350,000 richer because an imitation of his famous voice was used in radio and television commercials in Buffalo, N.Y., without his permission. Leach filed suit against Niagara Frontier Homebuilders Assn,, 21 Buffalo area home builders and Algonquin Communications Corp, claiming they used a commercial with a Leach sound-alike to promote a home show earlier this year. "Robin Leach's voice is his trademark.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1995 | From Reuters
Celebrating New Year's Eve like the rich and famous is going to set you back more this year than last. From a bottle of champagne to a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce to the Presidential Suite at New York's Plaza Hotel, living it up this New Year's Eve has gone up 7.25% over last year, according to the Dom Perignon Celebration index.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1993 | NANCY RAND RIORDAN, Nancy Rand Riordan lives in Westwood. and
"Are you related to . . . " Stacy from church asked as I started to nod my head yes, " . . . Riordan Plumbing?" "Oh, no, we're the other Riordans," I replied. "My husband's uncle is running for mayor." She had no idea who Uncle Dick was then (this was in November, right after he announced his candidacy), and looked disappointed that she wouldn't be able to get a low bid out of me for the plumbing on the new church site. Nowadays, not as many people ask if I'm related to the plumbers.
FOOD
October 1, 1992 | PAUL ROSENFIELD, Rosenfield's next book, a biography of Katharine Hepburn for Warner, will feature none of the star's recipes. and
Anyone who really understands the lifestyles of the famous and rich knows the first reward, always, is a great private chef. Ruth Gordon's cook Suzanne was with her for 37 years; Elizabeth Taylor's Bel-Air staff is so evolved that for years she even employed Princess Margaret's former concierge to run the show. So why does rich-and-famous connoisseur Robin Leach try to put one over on us in his new book, "The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Cookbook"? Leach presenting Mrs.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
ABC Pours a 'Nightcap': ABC is planning to test a late-night variety-talk show this fall that will be hosted by Robin Leach and have some home-shopping elements. The show, called "Nightcap," is intended to follow "Nightline" and will air on stations that want to try out the concept. Many stations already have commitments to carry syndicated shows in that time slot. In 1989, ABC tested another post-"Nightline" show, "Day's End," but it did not catch on. "Nightcap" begins Oct. 19.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Robin Leach of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" says he knows people are laughing at him, but so what? "I've become Robin Leach the cartoon character," Leach said in Sunday's The New York Times. "But the cartoon character, that's not who Robin Leach is. And when I wake up in the morning, I wink at myself because I like me. I know who I am." "Lifestyles," now in its eighth year, is carried on 168 American stations and in 22 overseas markets.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Robin Leach, host of the "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," is seeking to become $350,000 richer because an imitation of his famous voice was used in radio and television commercials in Buffalo, N.Y., without his permission. Leach filed suit against Niagara Frontier Homebuilders Assn,, 21 Buffalo area home builders and Algonquin Communications Corp, claiming they used a commercial with a Leach sound-alike to promote a home show earlier this year. "Robin Leach's voice is his trademark.
NEWS
May 18, 1986
William R. Pitts suggested (Viewers' Views, April 27) that Robin Leach should be dropped from "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," but that is sort of impossible. It is produced by one of his companies and he is the show's executive producer. I have a solution--he should take some speech lessons, level his range (tone) and speak with a softer accent! O'Ella Hamilton-Saenz, Pico Rivera
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1987
Kristine McKenna, who wouldn't know a real artist from a bag lady or a work of art from used Kleenex, does her fawning Robin Leach number on yet another manufactured "genius" from the Big Tower of Babel Apple ("Julian Schnabel--Artist as Bad Boy," Nov. 1). Oh, spare us local yokels! Schnabel belongs in the Business Section. K.M. deserves meatier assignments--like fat farms and Tova Borgnine. JAMES STROMBOTNE Claremont
NEWS
November 5, 1990 | ANN CONWAY
He's so fond of the fizz he's been known to dab it behind a woman's ear. And who hasn't seen Robin Leach--on his "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" TV show--raise a glass of bubbly when he toasts "champagne wishes and caviar dreams"? Leach, a.k.a. the Gulliver of Glitz, will hole up in Orange County this month when he participates in the World of Wines festival Nov. 16 through 18 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point. His mission? Not as carbonated as you might think.
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