| Apr 26, 2006
STONEHILL TAVERN, the new restaurant at the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach, is a kind of miracle.
It's got just about everything: a great room, crisp service, inspired modern American cooking and an impressive wine program.
But that's not the miracle,...
| Feb 14, 2008
IF you think that "Jumper," a sci-fi thriller about teleportation, isn't the obvious choice for the holiest of all love holidays, Rachel Bilson wants you to know that you're wrong.
"It's the perfect Valentine's Day movie," she says. "It has a love...
| Jan 31, 2009
You've seen his face all over TV for years, now won't you please go see the man's house? Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall and his wife, Kasi Lemmons, just dropped the price on their Hollywood Hills home by 21% -- from $2,899,000 to $2,295,000.
| Feb 7, 2009
When clothes dryers account for at least 6% of the electricity used by U.S. households, is it any wonder that line-drying is coming back? In places where the practice is banned as an unsightly nuisance to neighbors, right-to-dry activists and blogging...
| Aug 10, 2008
THE E! reality series that follows a group of blond, scantily clad tanning bed operators, "Sunset Tan," has inspired a clothing line. That's right, come September, salons in the Sunset Tan chain will begin selling premium jeans, velour sweatsuits and...
| Aug 11, 2008
In simplest terms, “The American Mall,” which premieres tonight on MTV, is MTV looking at the Disney Channel's burgeoning teen-musical empire and thinking, "I got to get me one of those." It's “High School Musical” -- but in a...
| Nov 10, 2008
The first sign that something was amiss at Rockville, the fictional Echo Park nightclub setting of TheWB.com's new Web series, “Rockville, CA,” was all the dancing at a taping last week. No veteran of L.A.'s knives-out indie-rock scene would...
| Apr 10, 2008
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Mischa Barton has pleaded no contest to drunken driving for a December arrest in West Hollywood. The former star of TV's "The O.C." wasn't present in a Beverly Hills courtroom Thursday as her lawyer entered no-contest pleas on her behalf to misdemeanor...
| Apr 22, 2009
A Los Feliz classic has come on the market at $2,395,000. The 1928 Spanish-style home of "Gossip Girl" producer Josh Schwartz and his wife, Jill, has original detailing, stained-glass windows and wrought-iron chandeliers.
The gated house, with a two-...
| May 16, 2009
In the real Orange County, not everyone ends up living in their custom-built home.
The intended family residence of actress Kristin Cavallari has come on the market at $13.95 million in Three Arch Bay, a gated Laguna Beach community.
| Jun 12, 2008
There is a dark side to pop. It can be heard in the Beatles' "Helter Skelter," the Rolling Stones' "Midnight Rambler," Elvis Costello's "Accidents Will Happen." For songwriters, bad news can be an inspiration. Alex Greenwald, the singer-guitarist of L.A.-...