October 14, 2013 |
Orlando Bloom has listed his compound in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $4.5 million or for annual lease at $16,500 a month. Set behind wood gates, the house was the target four years ago of the so-called "Bling Ring" burglars, who focused on celebrities including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house, built in 1940, features a double walnut door entry, three fireplaces, a den/office, a library and 3,248 feet of living space. The wooded three-quarter acre lot has a swimming pool with spa and is equipped with security cameras.
October 14, 2013 |
Jessica Simpson, who earlier this year bought a Hidden Hills estate from Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, has sold her home in a guarded enclave in the 90210 ZIP Code for $6.4 million. The custom-built Hamptons-inspired traditional was built in 1991 and recently renovated by Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture. Features of the Kerry Joyce-designed house include crown and base moldings, high ceilings, a commercial-grade kitchen, a home theater, an office/library, a gym, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,500 square feet of living space.
September 21, 2013 |
Actress Mackenzie Davis is probably about to go from a “who's that?” to a “that girl.” In only her third screen role, Davis gives a breakout performance in “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” a crime thriller that recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and plays again Sunday at Fantastic Fest in Austin. The film is directed by the sibling duo of Zeke and Simon Hawkins from a script by Dutch Southern. The story, as Davis recently put it, is a “sort of noiry, dirty Southern thing” that references the pulp fiction of author Jim Thompson in its tale of small town ambitions, bad deals, double-crosses and good love gone sour.
October 11, 2013 |
Cuba Gooding Jr. has listed his home in Pacific Palisades for sale at $11.995 million. Set behind gates on almost an acre of grounds, the contemporary English-style house is surrounded by mature sycamore and oak trees. Sound stately? Perhaps, but the property pulls more playground than parkland. There's a sunken trampoline in the lawn, a swimming pool and a sports court set up to double as a lighted roller hockey rink or a basketball court. The two-story house features a slate roof, five fireplaces, beamed ceilings, a media room, seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar and upstairs and downstairs laundry rooms.
October 15, 2013 |
Jenna Fischer has sold a house in Studio City for $2.015 million. The gated Moroccan-style house "The Office" star sold is entered through a courtyard with a fountain. Features include panoramic views, two fireplaces, a butler's pantry, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,490 square feet of living space and a three-car garage. Fischer, 39, has played receptionist Pam Halpert since the sitcom began in 2005. She will be in the upcoming films “You Are Here” and "Kiss Me. " Photos: Whimsical Marmont Manor The actress bought the hillside property in 2009 for $1.83 million.
August 8, 2012 |
"The Master," writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's profile of a cult leader that appears to be a thinly veiled look at the Church of Scientology, has been added to the competition lineup at the Venice International Film Festival. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, "The Master" is scheduled to be shown in Venice on Sept. 1, two weeks before its limited release starts in the United States. It is unclear if the film from the director of "Magnolia" and "There Will Be Blood" will be shown at other festivals, particularly the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend and the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Sept.
August 29, 2012 |
The Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday, with two leading ladies ditching the sluggish heat of Hollywood for the cooler canals of the Italian city. Kate Hudson, showing off her post-baby body in a nude Atelier Versace gown, hit the Palazzo del Cinema for the premiere of her "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," directed by Mira Nair. With baby daddy Matthew Bellamy in tow, Hudson flashed a wide smile alongside costar Liev Schreiber and his partner, Naomi Watts. This year's festival, which runs through Sept.
November 25, 2011 |
New Irish pub alert: Rock & Reilly's on Sunset Boulevard (a Blarney stone's throw from the Viper Room) has attracted curious visitors Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Piven, Geoff Stults, Darren Criss and Lauren Conrad .... Glamour magazine hosting a book party for Mindy Kaling's "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" at the Roosevelt's Spare Room, drawing Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, Aziz Ansari, Nicole Richie and Anna Faris .... Beverly Boulevard eatery Sherbourne hosting American Eagle's celebration of Nylon magazine covergirl Rachel Bilson , with Ashlee Simpson and her "Boardwalk Empire" beau Vincent Piazza, Trevor Donovan and night life player Scott Sartiano .... The Black Eyed Peas ( Fergie, will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo )
March 23, 2008 |
We heard last week that the CW television network was fast-tracking a remake of "Beverly Hills, 90210" -- the teen soap that paved the way for dramas like "Dawson's Creek," "The OC" and reality shows like "The Hills." While series creator Darren Starr isn't involved with the project, Rob Thomas, the mind behind the cheeky "Veronica Mars," is being asked to write about the next generation of Peach Pit-goers. We know that the original class of West Beverly High left some pretty big shoes to fill, so while the project's still in its nascent stages, we'd like to offer a few suggestions for a few pivotal roles: "High School Musical" poster boy Zac Efron is a natural for a young Brandon Walsh, and Mary-Kate Olsen, who's already living a Shannen Doherty-like lifestyle, would be perfect as his rebellious twin sister, Brenda.
October 31, 2007
Pascale Le Draoulec's article "Service That'll Play in L.A." (Oct. 24) makes it sound as if the poor restaurant owners just can't find any good help these days in La-La Land. Just not enough career waiters, they say. My experience says that baloney needs to be stricken from the menu. I recently moved to Santa Monica with my 30 years of experience working in some of the finest dining spots in Florida.