HOME & GARDEN
February 12, 2011 |
Actress Winona Ryder has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $3,725,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish-style house, built in 1936, sits behind a thick hedge of ficus trees on a third of an acre. Bougainvillea and wisteria cover the entrance and balconies of the 3,765-square-foot villa. Original features include the Malibu tiles, the curved staircase and the Art Deco bathrooms. The kitchen and breakfast room open to a patio area and the swimming pool. The living room picture windows and pub overlook the frontyard.
November 26, 2009 |
Looking very much like the fashion plate celebrated in magazines, complete with stylishly unruly blond mane and plunging black leather-like jacket, Blake Lively sits semiformally on a couch in a suite at the Luxe Hotel. Piled on the table before her: posters of her new movie for signing. Piled on her lap: fruit and dark chocolate. "Want some?" she asks, true to her last name. "It tastes like Easter." Heretofore known for teen-ish roles, Lively covers 10 turbulent years of the title character's younger incarnation in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee."
May 23, 2008
Independent filmmakers Mark and Michael Polish have formed their own production company, Prohibition Pictures, and will be making two films back to back at Melody Ranch Studios in Santa Clarita, starting Tuesday. "Manure," a comedy about manure salesmen, will star Billy Bob Thornton, Tea Leoni and Kyle MacLachlan. "Stay Cool," another comedy, will star Winona Ryder, Sean Astin and Chevy Chase. Both scripts were written by the Polish brothers and will be directed by Michael, with Mark taking acting roles in each.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2004 |
A Los Angeles judge reduced the charges Friday in Winona Ryder's shoplifting case from felonies to misdemeanors, after the actor completed her required 480 hours of community service at City of Hope cancer center. Ryder was convicted in November 2002 of felony grand theft and vandalism for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue. She will continue on informal probation through December 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2003 |
Enter now into the public record "Sticky Fingers: A Tale of Saks, Lies and Videotape," an all-singing, all-dancing production by students at Point Loma High School here. Using the Winona Ryder shoplifting case as its fanciful focus, "Sticky" satirizes the whole schmear: Hollywood, Valley Girls, the media, psychics, TV lawyers, Richard Simmons, the star-crazed public, Hans Blix, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Moore, Fred and Ginger, Martin Scorsese, Dr.
April 11, 2003
Thank God Deputy Dist. Atty. Ann Rundle is vigorously protecting the public interest by keeping Winona Ryder from auctioning off the Sax Fifth Avenue items for charity ("What to Do With Ryder's Saks Loot?" April 8). That "crime does pay" message would doubtless send dozens of starlets on shoplifting rampages, after which they could enjoy lengthy, expensive and embarrassing trials and then giddily rack up the enormous tax benefits afforded by a $5,500 charitable donation. I think Rundle has proven she can be as tough on Academy Award-nominated actresses as the next prosecutor -- and all of us will think twice before swiping $200 tube socks.