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  • N.Y. 'Landmarks' living and thriving at the Plaza

    "BROOKE, you were great. So funny! And I love your dress. But when you get home, for God's sake take those shoes off!" That was the dynamo Chita Rivera, outside the Plaza Hotel one night last week, talking with the beautiful Brooke Shields after both had...
  • Skyscraper envy

     Skyscraper envy
    One World Trade Center in New York has been officially named the tallest building in the U.S., snagging the title from its rival, the Willis Tower in Chicago. So declared the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat this week. Technically, the roof...
  • What makes a skyscraper the tallest? A ruling is coming

    NEW YORK — It was all so simple for King Kong, the giant ape who fled his captors by clambering to the top of the Empire State Building. Back then, there was no question the Manhattan icon was America's tallest skyscraper. But that was before...
  • Review: 'Finding Mr. Right' a quest worth taking

    As a cinematic lodestar, "An Affair to Remember" is to "Sleepless in Seattle" as "Sleepless in Seattle" is to "Finding Mr. Right," a runaway smash at the Chinese box office this past spring. Lovers unite, or are meant to unite, atop the Empire State...
  • 'Diana' the movie: Not bad, but not that good either

    "YOU KNOW, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos. Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even...
  • 'About Time' and the Pleasures of the Time-Travel Romance

    "About Time," Richard Curtis' third and final film as a director, is -- wait a second. Today's theme being time travel, let's suspend that thought and return to the not-terribly-distant past -- specifically, to the fall of 1980, when Universal (the...
  • Oliver Stone: Film School 'Seemed Like a Crazy Idea'

    Los Angelenos got a taste of the Big Apple on Oct. 28 when NYU's Tisch School of the Arts held a benefit gala in L.A. for the first time in 10 years. The Beverly Wilshire received a New York City makeover with Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Empire...
  • Investors can buy a piece of the Empire State Building

    Investors can buy a piece of the Empire State Building
    NEW YORK — King Kong climbed it. A bomber crashed into it. Now the country's most iconic building is going public. The Empire State Building is set to make its debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. And for $13 — about half the cost...
  • 'Doctor Who' fans petition to turn Empire State Building TARDIS blue

     
    One "Doctor Who" fan has figured out how to make the show's 50th anniversary even more special. He's started a petition to light up the Empire State Building in TARDIS blue to celebrate....
  • Op-Ed: Arming Schools Is Surrendering To Culture Of Violence

    A strange thing happened at Taft Union High School in Fresno, Calif. this month. A student brought a gun to school and shot a classmate, but no one died. A teacher and school supervisor talked the gunman into surrendering. Both were unarmed. The story...
  • Gloria Pall dies at 85; Voluptua character deemed too sexy for TV

    Gloria Pall dies at 85; Voluptua character deemed too sexy for TV
    On a December night in 1954, Los Angeles met the woman it would soon deem too hot for television. After the success of Vampira, the glamorous ghoul of 1950s late-night TV, executives at KABC-TV (Channel 7) cast Gloria Pall, a showgirl and model, as...