| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Finally found Butkus, cornered him in Malibu after eight months of trying. Remember? Author Geoff Dyer had D.H. Lawrence to pursue; I had Butkus, the Lithuanian American kid from the South Side of Chicago, solid as a coal car, ornery as a hungry mule....
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Katy Perry has tidied up some old business, selling her fortress-like compound in Hollywood Hills West for $5.565 million.
The pop singer bought the property in 2011 with her then-husband, actor Russell Brand, for $6.5 million. But the couple never...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Tom Hanks' starring role in "Captain Phillips" was one of his most acclaimed performances in a distinguished career. But the two-time Oscar winner, who is also a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took nothing for granted —...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Film producer Megan Ellison seems to taking after her billionaire father Larry Ellison, chief executive of Oracle Corp., when it comes to making shrewd real estate purchases.
First she sold her three-house compound in Hollywood Hills West for close to...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Megan Ellison, a film producer and the daughter of Oracle head Larry Ellison, has sold her three-house compound in Hollywood Hills West for close to $47 million.
The first sale, which closed in the summer at $20.5 million, was of the 2010 Esquire...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Keeping it in the entertainment industry, Aziz Ansari of "Parks and Recreation" has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2,686,950 from director Andrew Douglas.
Designed by Buff & Hensman and built in 1968, the Mid-Century Modern post-and-beam home features...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:22 PM
NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is just going about his business here at the U.S. Open, winning matches without losing sets and being efficient with his points. He's wasting little energy, a smart thing in the New York heat and humidity....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:54 AM
David H. Murdock, chairman and chief executive of Dole Food Co. in Westlake Village, is taking the produce company private in a deal valued at $1.21 billion.
The Los Angeles billionaire will pay $13.50 a share in cash for all the outstanding shares of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The Dole Food Co. agreed Monday to sell all its remaining shares to the company's chairman and chief executive, David H. Murdock, taking the Westlake Village produce giant private in a sweetened deal valued at $1.2 billion.
The 90-year-old Los Angeles...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:19 PM
It's widely known that Larry Ellison, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle, loves fast yachts, fast airplanes and expensive Malibu real estate. The billionaire has also made no secret of his love of Japanese culture, and has amassed an...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Friday was a bad day for LG as 20 people were injured at an event the company held to promote its latest smartphone.
LG announced the new G2 earlier this month, and last week, it reportedly held an event at a public park in northern Seoul where it...