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January 3, 2008 | Susan King
Shirley Jones, best known to baby boomers as Mrs. Partridge, is slated to appear after tonight's screening of 1955's "Oklahoma!" at the Egyptian Theatre. The musical marked the film debut of Jones (pictured with Gordon MacRae) and premiered at the movie palace, now celebrating its 85th anniversary. . . .
April 18, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Dennis Gilbert, the former Major League Baseball agent, has sold his loaded home base in Calabasas for $4.5 million. Set at the end of a long gated driveway on more than 3 acres, the Mediterranean-style mansion features a two-story entrance flanked by pairs of columns. The 11,189 square feet of living space includes a family/billiard room, a screening room, a bar, a gym, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The resort-like swimming pool has a rock waterfall. Gardens, a putting green, a lighted tennis court, koi ponds and rolling lawns complete the grounds.
November 4, 2013 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Reservations for the new Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. will be accepted beginning Monday (today) for the 182-room hipster inn that's expected to open Jan. 15. Ace, which has locations in London, Palm Springs and New York, among other places, is at 929 S. Broadway in the 1927 in the United Artists building and theater. Included in the 182-room count are 16 suites. Guests will also find a rooftop bar and such standard amenities as flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and room service. Some amenities you don't always see: a screening room (said to have been Mary Pickford's private screening room)
July 19, 2013 | By Chris Lee
The Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges deceased-buddy-cop comedy “R.I.P.D.” may not be the worst reviewed movie this summer -- that honor belongs to Adam Sandler's “ Grown Ups 2 .” But “R.I.P.D.,” which arrived in theaters Thursday night with a noted expectation of failure , holds the distinction of being the film that has seemingly galvanized critics with its sheer awfulness, prompting torrents of savage and often-hilarious prose....
May 21, 2013 | By Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times
The numbers on United Talent Agency's new 130,000-square-foot Beverly Hills digs are notable. The Civic Center Drive property includes a 158-piece art collection, 11 conference rooms and a private plaza that can accommodate as many as 500 people. But the standout figure is 275. That's the number of screenings UTA has held at its new screening room since the company's new headquarters opened last September. The new theater was christened with a showing of longtime client Judd Apatow's "This Is 40," which was screened for the filmmaker's friends and family, along with UTA agents.
April 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-singer David Hasselhoff has sold his longtime family home in Encino at $3.549 million. The 8,947-square-foot Southern Colonial, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, sits on nearly 1.5 acres entered through double gates. A tree-lined drive leads to the two-story home, which has a two-story great room with soaring ceilings looking out on the backyard and a boulder-lined swimming pool with spa. There is a formal dining room, a screening room, two guesthouses and a tennis court.
April 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Nothing makes a statement quite like a house, unless it's your personal publicist. Spokesman to the stars Howard Bragman has sold his gated house in Hollywood Hills West for $2.3 million. The contemporary compound features vaulted ceilings, an open dining room and kitchen, a screening room, two fireplaces, four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,000 square feet of living space. A heated swimming pool is surrounded by a deck that adds more space for outdoor dining and entertaining.
April 11, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
A Beverly Hills estate that was once the home of comedian Joe E. Brown has sold for $5.56 million. Secured by walls and a gate, the 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival retains such original details as peg-and-groove oak floors, stenciled beam ceilings, colorful glazed tiles and wrought ironwork. The master suite features a sitting room and a balcony overlooking an inner courtyard. There are five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 7,157 square feet of living space. Brown, who died in 1973 at 81, lived in the house in 1931-38, according to the Pasadena-based Historic Resources Group.
April 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and his wife, Holly, have sold their house in gated Mulholland Estates on the Westside for $10 million. The Mediterranean, custom built in 1992, features a family room with exposed beams, a paneled library, two bars, five fireplaces, a screening room, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11,107 square feet of living space. A saltwater swimming pool with spa, a bathhouse and a gazebo also sit on the more than three-quarters of an acre of grounds. Billionaire Gores and his Beverly Hills-based private equity firm, Platinum Equity, own Palace Sports & Entertainment, which includes the Pistons.
March 8, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are putting their house in order. First, television personality Kardashian offloaded her place in the Beverly Crest area after just two years of ownership. Public records do not show a sale price. She bought the furnished estate in 2010 for about $3.5 million. The turn-key home was designed, built and decorated by Beverly Hills-based Lucien Lacasse. The Tuscan-style walled and gated house features fireplaces in the dining room, family room, living room, master bedroom and kitchen as well as outdoors.
February 28, 2013 | By Susan King
Sarah Silverman, the Sklar Brothers, Dana Gould and Aziz Ansari are among the comedians who will be presenting their favorite movies at the 2nd Wayne Federman Film Festival Thursday through Saturday at the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre. Federman, a comic actor who has appeared in such films as "Step Brothers" and "50 First Dates," came up with the idea for the festival last year. Silverman will present Woody Allen's 1989 comedy-drama "Crimes and Misdemeanors" Thursday evening, with the second bill featuring the Sklar Brothers and special guest Paul Dooley screening 1979's Oscar-winning "Breaking Away.
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