June 15, 2011 |
Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson, the husband-and-wife team behind the hugely successful series "The Nanny," were once so joined at the hip that they compared themselves to one of TV's most beloved couples, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Like that iconic duo, Drescher and Jacobson had clearly defined roles: She was the foghorn-voiced comedian with an outrageous persona and a sparkling smile; he was the quieter creative force behind the scenes, helping to shape their brand of comedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2011 |
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks. The former first couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released Monday after questions from The Times. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the statement read.
April 1, 2011 |
How do we react to the presence of evil and injustice when, as an adult or a child, it intrudes on our world? It's easy enough to say "you fight it," but the reality is never that simple. When do we act, how far do we go, what price are we willing to pay? When, if ever, is retaliation legitimate? How do we deal, finally, with the pain and suffering of the world? The Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier has a potent gift for turning abstract, moral questions like these into edge-of-your-seat compelling dramas that examine, with devastating effect, the complex web of feelings that make us who we are. With "In A Better World," which deservedly won this year's best foreign language Oscar, she has outdone even herself.
HOME & GARDEN
November 9, 2010 |
Actor-composer Alan Thicke and his actress wife, Tanya, have listed their Toluca Lake compound for sale at $4.8 million or for lease at $13,500 a month, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish Colonial, built in 1934, sits behind gates on a flat acre lot with a north-south lighted tennis court, an outdoor entertaining area and a swimming pool with a poolside kitchen and covered eating area. The living and media room has a carved wood-beam ceiling and a fireplace. The master bedroom suite features a spa tub, a sauna, a balcony, a fireplace, a study and walk-in closets.
June 2, 2010 |
They were the happy exceptions — high school sweethearts whose passionate romance led to a famously stable marriage in a capital perpetually rocked by tawdry scandals and sleazy affairs. But on Tuesday, less than a month after they marked their 40th wedding anniversary, former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced they were breaking up. The couple, who have four grown children, disclosed the news in a brief e-mail to friends and supporters.
December 4, 2008 |
Running into your ex is almost always awkward and stressful. David Snyder and Nancy Partridge deal with it nearly every day. The Denver couple divorced after six years of marriage but have been forced to live together for months because they can't sell their place or afford to set up separate households in this slumping economy. Snyder gets the master bedroom, while Partridge gets a smaller one. Snyder watches TV at one end of the house, Partridge at the other.