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HOME & GARDEN
May 28, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has listed his residence in Beverly Hills' gated Mulholland Estates for $7.2 million. The Mediterranean-style mansion was designed for entertaining and is touted as having spacious public rooms, a screening room and balconies and terraces off the front. The 7,924-square-foot house, constructed in 1992, has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The grounds include an outdoor kitchen with a dining area, a swimming pool and a spa. The actor, 45, was fired earlier this year from the CBS sitcom on which he had starred since 2003.
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HOME & GARDEN
February 8, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A compound once owned by actress Yvonne de Carlo has come on the market in Studio City at $6,695,000. An 8,000-square-foot main house, a 1920s guesthouse, a pool house, a swimming pool and a barn occupy the gated 7.6-acre site, which is zoned for equestrian use. The Mediterranean-style main residence, built in 1999, contains a 3,400-square-foot master bedroom suite, a great room with a 14-foot ceiling and a screening room. There are four bedrooms and six bathrooms. De Carlo, who died in 2007 at 84, had a six-decade acting career including roles in "The Ten Commandments" (1956)
HOME & GARDEN
October 18, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has listed his gated Hollywood Hills estate for $14.95 million. The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during Seacrest's ownership, the villa has a wine cellar and a screening room. Including the guest house, the property has six bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A tennis court, a swimming pool and mature trees complete the grounds. Seacrest, 35, has hosted "American Idol" since 2002.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Discerning moviegoers will barely have time to catch their breath this week amid the eclectic and heady mix of film festivals, retrospectives, classic movies and other cinematic treats screening around town. Those whose tastes run to the subversive likely will want to check out the Counter Culture, Counter Cinema: An Avant-Garde Film Festival, which begins Thursday evening and continues through Saturday at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater. Over three days, the festival will show avant-garde movies from the early 1960s to present day, all of which have been selected from the collection of the New American Cinema Group/New York's Film-Makers' Cooperative.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Sam Rockwell, the critically acclaimed actor who was most recently seen as the villainous Justin Hammer in "Iron Man 2," is scheduled to appear in person Saturday evening at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre for a screening of his upcoming drama, "Conviction," in which he plays a man wrongly imprisoned for murder. The event is part of a celebration of Rockwell's eclectic career, kicking off Friday at the Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a double feature of 2002's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," the George Clooney-directed film in which the actor portrays game show guru Chuck Barris, and 2009's "Moon," featuring Rockwell as an astronaut alone on Earth's nearby neighbor.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Blake Edwards has been the guiding force on such comedic classics as 1959's "Operation Petticoat" and 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," not to mention the "Pink Panther" films with Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. On Thursday, Edwards will be on hand to talk about his career at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater. A screening of his 1981 Hollywood satire, "S.O.B.," starring Edwards' wife, Julie Andrews, and William Holden in his final film, will follow the discussion.
HOME & GARDEN
September 28, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Phoenix Pictures Chief Executive Mike Medavoy and his wife, Irena, have sold a house in Beverly Hills' Trousdale Estates area and bought another in a nearby gated community for its asking price of $6 million. The Mediterranean they bought was built in 1998 and includes a two-story foyer, a screening room, an oversized kitchen, six bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms and maid's quarters in about 9,000 square feet. There is a swimming pool and spa on grounds of more than three-quarters of an acre.
HOME & GARDEN
September 18, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Brentwood home where iconic actress Marilyn Monroe died — listed at $3,595,000 — went into escrow within two weeks and has sold for $255,000 above its asking price. Described as "sprawling and authentic," the 1929 hacienda sits behind gates on more than half an acre with a kidney-shaped swimming pool, citrus trees and an expansive lawn. Walls are thick, the ceilings are beamed, the hardware is period and the floor is terracotta tile. The one-story house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office in 2,624 square feet of living space.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The American Cinematheque frequently pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock. For its latest retrospective, "Vivid Obsessions: Hitchcock's Technicolor Films," the Cinematheque has booked several of the director's stars to discuss working with the master of suspense. On Thursday, Karen Black and Bruce Dern are scheduled to chat about appearing in Hitchcock's final feature, 1976's " Family Plot," following a screening of the film at the Aero Theatre. Afterward, the 1948 film "Rope," starring James Stewart, will be shown.
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