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  • Cornering the market

    Cornering the market
    Send a big donation off to the dial-a-miracle church of late-night cravings. Your prayers have been answered. Du-par's at the original Farmers Market has not only come back to life, it's now open 24 hours a day. This is just the latest in a series of...
  • Hot Property: Dr. Phil lists Beverly Hills villa at $16.5 million

    Hot Property: Dr. Phil lists Beverly Hills villa at $16.5 million
    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...
  • Leeza Gibbons sells Hollywood Hills estate

    Leeza Gibbons sells Hollywood Hills estate
    Update: Talk-show host Leeza Gibbons has sold her longtime Hollywood Hills compound for $4,795,000. Owned in the '40s by actress Joan Crawford, the 11,137-square-foot Mediterranean is set behind gates on more than an acre of landscaped grounds, which...
  • Joan Alexander dies at 94; '40s radio actress played Lois Lane in 'Superman'

    Joan Alexander, a leading radio actress in the 1940s best known for playing Lois Lane, the ace reporter who was constantly being rescued from peril by Superman, died of an intestinal ailment May 21 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was 94. After...
  • Hot Property: Britney Spears lists her home for $7.9 million

    Hot Property: Britney Spears lists her home for $7.9 million
    GOOGLING "Britney Spears" just now yielded 98,600,000 hits; googling " President Bush," 44,600,000. Makes you wonder what's wrong with this planet, doesn't it? Nevertheless, here's one more contribution to Google: Britney Spears -- pop princess or pop...
  • DVDs to order from Warner Bros.

    DVDs to order from Warner Bros.
    Over the last 12 years, Warner Home Video has released about 1,200 vintage films from its vast library on DVD. But that still leaves about 3,800 feature titles that have yet to make their digital debuts. At the studio's current release rate of 100 per...
  • Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings

    Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings Random House: 640 pp., $35 The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
  • Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins

    Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins
    Warning Shadows Home Alone With Classic Cinema Gary Giddins W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95 Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography...
  • Critic's Notebook: L.A. gets an in-depth look at complex and contradictory Wagner

    Critic's Notebook: L.A. gets an in-depth look at complex and contradictory Wagner
    By now you've probably gathered that Richard Wagner was opera's great maker of epics, with the singular ability to rouse emotions, amass followers and incite enmity. He was mythmaker, and he was mythologized. His operas are massive pageants of humanity,...
  • Book review: 'Tell-All' by Chuck Palahniuk

    Book review: 'Tell-All' by Chuck Palahniuk
    Chuck Palahniuk is as subtle as a straight right to the jaw, and just as bracing. His 1996 novel "Fight Club" was a terrific meditation on the decrepit state of modern manhood. It had a relentless pace, brutal honesty and pitch-black humor. Made into...
  • Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder

    Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder
    What Is This Thing Called Love? Stories Gene Wilder St. Martin's: 160 pp., $19.99 "It was cold and raining at four in the morning when Buddy walked out of Caesars Palace, stark naked except for the L.A. Times wrapped around his waist." These sweet,...
  • Charles Busch's 'The Third Story' at LaJolla Playhouse

    Charles Busch's 'The Third Story' at LaJolla Playhouse
    LA JOLLA -- Imagine Joan Crawford's stately glamour, Susan Hayward's tough-broad shtick and Carol Burnett's parodic flair all rolled into the same male actor. Yes, the one and only Charles Busch is back on stage, starring in your garden-variety science-...