March 22, 2013 |
After posting a video of herself "twerking" in a unicorn onesie Wednesday, Miley Cyrus sat down with Ryan Seacrest on Friday to give the world a little something in the way of an explanation. The twerking video is, she said, possibly her best-received piece of work. "I could walk out and I could sing at the Grammys," she said in an upbeat interview on Seacrest's radio show , "and I will always be bashed and I will always have haters. I haven't really seen one bad comment about the twerk video.
March 22, 2013 |
The Enabler has fretted about the fate of the legendary Skid Row dive bar the King Eddy Saloon since it was bought by new owners and closed for renovations in December. King Eddy, which first opened in 1933, has a history of attracting literary types, including John Fante and Charles Bukowski, along with a rough and tumble cast of blue collar workers, homeless folks and artists. It was easy to imagine the new owners, Acme Bar Group, making it a place for the fancy pants set. The thought made the Enabler want to smash a bottle of vermouth over her head.
March 7, 2013 |
Pingpong tables, employees in sandals, software code scrawled on the walls, a bounce house in the lobby. No, it's not a Silicon Valley tech company. Rather, it's a scene from one of several new tech-focused office buildings in Southern California where dozens of start-ups are setting up shop and sharing the work space. In a unique feature of the region's Silicon Beach, walls in more buildings are being knocked down to create open spaces where start-ups cohabit and employees mingle with one another, attend seminars and occasionally party.
March 3, 2013 |
Paris-based designer Isabel Marant rhapsodizes about Los Angeles the way most people rhapsodize about her hometown. "In a minute you can be at the sea or in Joshua Tree," she says. "There are so many things to do in nature. But I love the architecture too. There's everything I love - the sun and the light. I have always thought this is a place I could live. " Marant, 45, launched her boho-cool label with jewelry in 1994. Soon after, she expanded into clothing. Over the years she has made quite a study of the L.A. look but did not set foot in the City of Angels until 2010.
February 22, 2013
The loft-like entry to this hillside contemporary overlooks an interior waterfall. A catwalk hallway and a spiral staircase lend an industrial vibe to the Hollywood Hills West house. Location: 7270 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $1.85 million Year built: 2003 House size: Four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,600 square feet Lot size: 20,000 square feet Features: City and canyon views, spiral and main staircases, kitchen island, step-down dining room, two fireplaces, media room with wet bar, deck, garden/yard, two-car garage.
February 8, 2013 |
As music's biggest night approaches, so does a tidal wave of parties. The Grammys reel in star power like few events of its kind, and there is no end to the parade of industry fetes seeking to share the spotlight. Here's a roundup of some of the most noteworthy soirees. -- FRIDAY 23rd annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Bruce Springsteen The Boss happens to be a 20-time Grammy winner. He'll be honored in a star-studded gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center by the MusiCares Foundation, which provides support to musicians in financial, medical or personal need.
February 4, 2013 |
Ben Affleck shared his tips for how to win an Oscar pool. Steven Spielberg hoisted an elaborate floral centerpiece off his table so he could better see his fellow lunch guests (including the youngest lead actress nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis). And 66-year-old uber-producer Frank Marshall ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") deejayed the whole affair. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' annual Oscar nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. For a few hours Monday, more than 100 contenders for the 85th Academy Awards sipped Champagne, rubbed elbows with fellow nominees and received a few tips on Oscar speech making, all without worrying about who would wind up winners and losers come Feb. 24. "It's my favorite day of the year," said Harvey Weinstein, the financier behind best picture nominees "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook.
January 13, 2013 |
It's edgy, it's cool - and it's official: San Diego's North Park made Forbes' list of America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods in September, joining such spots as L.A.'s Silver Lake and San Francisco's Mission District. North Park has all the ingredients for the cool school: It's culturally diverse and has art galleries, boutiques, trendy bars with handcrafted cocktails and local brews, and foodie-approved eateries. If you're hip to this scene, check it out. The bed The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (2223 El Cajon Blvd.; 
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January 12, 2013 |
Janis Hood got her start at Henry's Tacos when she was 10. Her mother allowed her to fasten caps on the hot sauce and serve RC Cola to customers. Through 51 years, the family business served ground beef tacos and burritos to customers. But on Saturday, the Studio City neighborhood treasure - a favorite of actor Elijah Wood and comedian George Lopez - closed its doors. The shutting of Henry's Tacos, named for Hood's grandfather, Henry Comstock, came after a yearlong saga with the landlord that Hood said began when she applied for a historic designation.
January 9, 2013 |
How many Best Westerns does Las Vegas need? The number is apparently five, at least for now. The mid-range hotel chain in December took over and rebranded (sort of) the Casino Royale and Hotel on the Strip. The name lives on as Best Western Plus Casino Royale , and the sign and the cartoonish Victorian-style exterior haven't changed either. If you've never been (I haven't), here's how Vegas Tripping describes the former low-roller casino: "Hidden in a little nook between Harrah's and the Venetian (we doubt Bond would ever show his face here)