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  • Owlwood (Still) Up for Grabs

    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...
  • War hero Louis Zamperini dies, but story will live on in 'Unbroken'

    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...
  • Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills to close, ending a chapter in L.A. restaurant lore

    Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills to close, ending a chapter in L.A. restaurant lore
    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,...
  • Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors

    Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors
    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....
  • John Kass: Does the 'Ring of Steel' gleam in the Russian sun?

    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...
  • 'Gone with the Wind' -- still the most popular movie ever!

    "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...
  • The perfect movie musical 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'

    "DO YOU want to have a loveless marriage?" "Me? Loveless?!" "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...
  • Universal Premieres 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' 'Fast & Furious 7′ Footage at CinemaCon

    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...
  • CinemaCon 2014: Angelina Jolie previews long-awaited 'Unbroken'

    CinemaCon 2014: Angelina Jolie previews long-awaited 'Unbroken'
    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...
  • Angelina Jolie breaks the curse of 'Unbroken'

     Angelina Jolie breaks the curse of 'Unbroken'
    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...
  • Theodore Bikel and Tevye, the perfect match

    Theodore Bikel and Tevye, the perfect match
    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...
  • West Coast jazz great Chico Hamilton dies at 92

    West Coast jazz great Chico Hamilton dies at 92
    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,...