| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: The illustrious, 10-ish acre Holmby Hills spread known as Owlwood has popped back up for sale as a not so quiet whisper listing. The children may recall that Your Mama discussed Owlwood at some length in July, 2012 after impeccably...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:07 AM
The remarkable life of Louis Zamperini — the Olympic runner turned World War II bombardier who survived a plane crash in the Pacific, being stranded in a raft and being tortured by the Japanese — has ended. Zamperini died Wednesday at the...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Beverly Hills institution Kate Mantilini, opened by the late actor Harry Lewis and wife Marilyn in the 1980s, has announced it will close June 14 after 27 years.
The restaurant, which was part of Lewis' Hamburger Hamlet umbrella of restaurants,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- What do you do in Sochi?
I just arrived here, it's late, I'm exhausted, but I'm going to find out. That is, after I sleep for about a day and a half.
The Winter Olympic Games open later this week, protected by a security cordon called...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THE film, 'Gone with the Wind,' remains (with its receipts adjusted for inflation) the highest-grossing movie of all time," writes keen-eyed Michael's restaurant observer, Diane Clehane on her FishbowlNY site this week.
This statistic comes at a time...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"DO YOU want to have a loveless marriage?"
"Yes, because if a girl's worrying all the time about the money she doesn't have, how can she ever settle down and fall in love?"
"Has it ever occurred to you that some people just don't...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Universal saved the most anticipated for last in its CinemaCon presentation Tuesday morning. The first footage of "Fifty Shades of Grey," which studio chair Donna Langley said would be the "next iconic screen romance," looked like a love...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:52 PM
LAS VEGAS — At CinemaCon, most movie studios trot out a slew of their most recognizable actors and filmmakers. But when Angelina Jolie is in town, there’s really no need to bring any other star on stage.
That was the message Universal...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was ready to step behind the cameras again. Her directing debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," hadn't been a box-office or critical hit, but making the 2011 Bosnian war drama had fueled her desire to become a...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Sweeping statements are risky, but one can be made confidently about Theodore Bikel: No living actor's connection to a fictional character has been more lasting or deeply personal than his lifelong walk with Tevye the Dairyman.
Bikel is 89. Three...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Bandleader, drummer and NEA jazz master Chico Hamilton has died. He was 92 years old.
Born Foreststorn Hamilton in Los Angeles in 1921, Hamilton's music career began with some notable high school classmates including future legends in their own right,...