For those who wouldn't be caught dead arriving at a World Cup match at the Rose Bowl in anything less than a limo (besides transportation, a great place to nap during low-scoring games), consider purchasing a parking pass before game day.
If bought in advance, limousine parking is a mere $225. But the day of the game, the price rises to $350. The cash saved would be about half the Cameroon team's budget.
A Poolside Farewell: It was fitting that a lively party was held recently to note the passing of Lance (he preferred the solo ID) of the Hollywood Kids. Parties were, if not his whole life, then certainly a major chunk, because he was half of the duo, along with John Nichols, that gossiped about celebs from coast to coast.
Lance died of complications of AIDS. And it was decided that a poolside party at Le Mondrian would be the best way to remember him.
Among the 150 friends who attended were Charlene Tilton and Pamela Des Barres. Female impersonators strutting their stuff as Tina Turner and Liza Minnelli provided entertainment, as did live bands. Memorabilia from Lance's collection of signed movie posters were auctioned to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles.
Expanding Their Horizons: This week, URB, the monthly magazine with a circulation of 50,000 aimed at the hip-hop and dance crowd, takes a big step. It goes from being a free local mag to a nationally distributed one that is, alas, no longer gratis . The price will be $2.50.
"Magazines are like sharks," Managing Editor Todd Roberts says. "You either move forward or sit in the water and die.
"There's a subtle revolution going on because the texture of music is changing. Our magazine is a forum for people to talk about this and their feelings toward it. And we're ready to talk on a national level."