| Aug 1, 2010
Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, welcomed more than 500 guests to the historic Green Acres estate in Beverly Hills for DesignCare '10, a fundraiser for the HollyRod Foundation (www.hollyrod.org), which provides...
| Nov 2, 2011
Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a tired and predictable affair into a polished entertainment extravaganza with hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin, has died. He was 77.
Cates may have been...
| May 29, 2011
With 225 designer handbags — all stuffed with Dior beauty products — for sale in a silent auction at Tuesday's annual P.S. Arts "Bag Lunch," guests didn't just arrive on time. They came early to Heather Thomas Brittenham's Santa Monica home to...
| Jun 12, 2011
Before she could present Jane Fonda with the UCLA Longevity Center's Icon Award, Jennifer Lopez had to pause midway in her recitation of Fonda's lofty achievements — actress, fitness guru, author and activist for environmental, human rights, health,...
| May 3, 2009
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
| May 4, 2009
The combatant in question is a manly man. He's wearing high-testosterone black from head to toe and that ultimate flag of machismo -- a full-on beard. His opponent is 20 years younger, but as the two sword fighters thrust and parry, the dark, handsome...
| Nov 10, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Although few people may be familiar with myeloma, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in Hollywood who isn't familiar with the late actor Peter Boyle -- the larger-than-life actor who cut a comedic swath through popular culture that included......
| Nov 15, 2009
| 9:34 PM
While this week's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' offered some window dressing (borrowed pens, rash-afflicted 9-year-old girls, maitre d' bribery, Groat's disease), the main events were clearly the table read for the 'Seinfeld' reunion and Michael Richards being...
| Nov 23, 2009
| 4:34 AM
The season finale of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" brought us not just the "Seinfeld" reunion but also an ending and a new beginning for Larry David. It's crazy to me that more than 10 years have passed since the end......
| Dec 8, 2008
If Masters and Johnson had been a musical writing team instead of sex researchers regularly appearing on TV talk shows, they might very well have come up with something similar to "I Love My Wife." The 1977 musical, about two guys from Trenton, N.J.,...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:54 AM
At last night's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" premiere, star and creator Larry David told me how the "Seinfeld reunion" idea came about and if it was hard to convince anyone to do the reunion on "Curb" this season. He said that,......