| Jul 25, 2010
69 BC to 30 BC
Cleopatra is undoubtedly a clotheshorse. Everyday clothing worn by most women in her time includes underdresses of linen or silk with an over-robe, sometimes of the same material. An outer-cloak, or palla, is worn over both those garments....
| Feb 28, 2007
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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 4:47 PM
Anne Froelick Taylor, a Hollywood screenwriter who co-wrote the 1950 Joan Crawford drama "Harriet Craig" but whose career was cut short when she was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, has died. She was 96.
Taylor, who received screen credit as Anne...
| Jun 4, 2009
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.
| Apr 25, 2010
For decades, Mike Silverman touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars," drawing swoons from the news media here and abroad both for his movie-star clientele and his movie-star looks.
In his case, the nickname wasn't just a publicist's creation but a...
| Sep 27, 2008
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...
| Oct 4, 2008
Whenever I walk into a hospital emergency room, I still look for Nurse Hathaway -- the one who goes the extra mile for her patients, even when someone who looks like George Clooney is distracting her at the moment.
Actress Julianna Margulies may have...
| Sep 10, 2007
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem, "Underwear," begins, "I didn't get much sleep last night thinking about underwear." The recent statutes outlawing public display of undergarments passed by several Louisiana towns (and being considered in Georgia, New...
| Sep 4, 2008
| 12:29 PM
Writer/director David S. Goyer liked Chicago so much while on set for "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" he returned to direct his horror movie "The Unborn."
He got more than he bargained for."We had an earthquake while we were filming an exorcism...
| Sep 8, 2008
There are celebrities so well-known that they need to use only one name. The housing equivalent is Pickfair, the Beverly Hills Georgian manor whose name instantly summons images of old Hollywood and the days of glamour and opulence.
Pickfair has been...