| May 5, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The question of who bought Picassoâs âNude, Green Leaves and Bustâ this week for a record-shattering price of $106.5 million is not the only mystery generated by Christieâs sale of artwork from the Frances Brody estate. The other question is......
| Oct 24, 2010
Red was a distinct note on the fall runways, and plenty of red accessories are turning up in stores this season, adding a punch of color to wardrobe staples.
It's a longtime "power" color (remember the power tie? Nancy Reagan red?) and is traditionally...
| May 6, 2010
For the past three decades, master investigative biographer Kitty Kelley has made her mark by writing penetrating examinations of living cultural icons, without their cooperation and independent of their control. Each of her four previous books on Frank...
| Jun 2, 2010
I've worked in organizations ranging in size from a handful to tens of thousands of employees. An interesting experience was when I was part of the formation of a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., called Powell Tate. I was one of a dozen...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:48 AM
GLENDALE (KTLA) -- A private funeral service was held Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park for legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Taylor is being interred in the cemetery's Great Mausoleum, the same building where her close friend, Michael Jackson is...
| Apr 17, 2011
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was reunited with old friends on Tuesday when she was guest of honor at the annual spring gathering of the Colleagues, a volunteer group that supports the Children's Institute in its work to help youngsters affected by...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 8:51 AM
NEWPORT BEACH — Muldoon's Irish Pub this weekend will revive the old mid-afternoon custom of friends coming together over a piping hot cup of tea.
On Saturday afternoon, sisters Lissi Kaplan and Sindi Rae Schwartz will host the first of many...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 2:01 PM
CAMARILLO (KTLA) -- One of Nancy Reagan's Secret Service agents accidentally shot himself in the hip on the eve of a weekend filled with celebrations for the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth.
The shooting occurred around 10 a.m. Friday morning at the...
| Feb 6, 2011
SIMI VALLEY -- When Nancy Reagan, aided by Marines from Camp Pendleton, lays a wreath at her husband's tomb Sunday, it will be to commemorate the centennial of his birth.
But in a nod to historical accuracy and to the Great Communicator's genial humor,...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 9:51 PM
IRVINE — A performance of the Ninth Symphony is always full of eagerness.
When is that massive choir in the back going to sing? When do the soloists come out? Is the third movement over?
Big questions, to be sure. But then, after some 45 minutes...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Laguna's own "Antiques Road Show" rolled into town last week, and I wanted to get in on the action. Bonhams and Butterfields held its second art appraisal clinic at Laguna Art Museum, and for $5, professional appraisers mulled over everything from...
| Mar 2, 2011
Everyone supports physical fitness, it appears, until first lady Michelle Obama calls for it.
That's where the sensible folks begin to split off from the wingnuts.
Fortunately, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, now a...