| Jul 26, 2009
Everybody here? This afternoon's run-through of the new musical "The First Wives Club" -- based on the 1996 movie and Olivia Goldsmith's 1992 novel -- is about to begin in a rehearsal room at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.
Everybody isn't. "Stop! Where...
| Feb 11, 2007
HUGH GRANT is sent many scripts for romantic comedies. "There's one sitting on my computer right now," the movie star says from his home in England. "It starts in hell. I won't go any further."
Indeed, what's offered to Grant, the swankily good-looking,...
| Feb 1, 2008
The Iraq war reemerged Thursday as a dividing line between the two major Democrats remaining in the presidential contest, as Barack Obama used a Los Angeles debate to argue he has the judgment to lead the nation out of war and Hillary Rodham Clinton...
| Jan 31, 2007
The ratings may go up and down; actors may win or lose. But no matter what happens, the Academy Awards are always the most anticipated, globally watched and talked-about fashion show in the world.
This year, the emphasis on fashion is stronger than ever,...
| Jul 10, 2010
Dr. Phil, as straight-shooting TV host Phil McGraw is best known, and his wife, Robin, have listed their Mediterranean villa in Beverly Hills at $16.5 million.
The couple is selling because they have bought a hillside view home that they've been admiring...
| Apr 4, 2009
Hollywood's queen of home restoration, Diane Keaton, has listed a Beverly Hills Spanish Colonial Revival at $11,995,000.
The Oscar-winning Keaton buys and refurbishes Los Angeles-area homes. This one, originally designed in 1927 by architect Ralph...
| Aug 19, 2007
Smythson of Bond Street, the luxury British stationery and leather goods brand, puts its stamp on Beverly Hills this month with a store in the Two Rodeo shopping complex.
The store, the second in the U.S., will have a Bespoke Salon, where customers can...
| Mar 2, 2008
Sentimentality for the commonplace is one of the defining characteristics of grown-up cities, which can be so heartless otherwise. When even a corner bar closes, some locals get all weepy if the bar has been around longer than they have. That some...
| Mar 12, 2009
If Hollywood crowned a queen of home restoration, the honor would likely be bestowed on Diane Keaton, who has bought and refurbished several Los Angeles-area homes.
The Oscar-winning actress just listed a Beverly Hills Spanish Colonial Revival that she...
| Dec 21, 2008
Movies have always influenced style. In 1934 -- when Clark Gable shed his shirt in the Frank Capra comedy "It Happened One Night" to reveal his bare chest -- men's undershirt sales reportedly plummeted. Men didn't suddenly tire of layering. They saw an...
| Oct 13, 2008
Last week, I drove past the 22-acre vacant lot once known as the Ambassador Hotel. As I looked at the rubble of our lost cause, I pulled over, sat back and gave in to a feeling I can only describe as guilt. I thought about my connection to the once-iconic...
| Dec 27, 2008
No sooner can you get out the words "best houses in Southern California" than hands will go up asking what that means, reflecting the subjectivity for compiling such a list. Clearly, there's more than one way to measure the beauty, utility and...