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  • Estelle Getty, 84; 'Golden Girls' actress brought humor, depth to mother roles

    Estelle Getty, 84; 'Golden Girls' actress brought humor, depth to mother roles
    Estelle Getty, whose acting career bloomed late in life with her Emmy-winning performance as Sophia Petrillo, the wisecracking mother of Bea Arthur's character on the popular NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls," died Tuesday. She was 84. Getty, who also won...
  • Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers

    Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers
    Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
  • Moscow on the cheap

    Moscow on the cheap
    Boasting posh restaurants, luxury boutiques and a flock of millionaires who indulge in them, Moscow is considered one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Just take a walk through the rows of tinted Range Rovers and Bentleys parked behind the...
  • Bea Arthur, star of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude,' dies at 86

    Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running " The Golden Girls," died today. She was 86. Arthur, a stage-trained actress who was a success on...
  • Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?

    Hey, Hollywood: Why not work on the L.A. stage?
    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...
  • Barry Miller lists his Hollywood Hills home at $2,125,000.

    Barry Miller lists his Hollywood Hills home at $2,125,000.
    Actor Barry Miller's wood, stone and glass retreat in the Hollywood Hills is for sale at $2,125,000. -------------------- Update: This version includes additional details on the extent of the work done to the property. -------------------- The 1963...
  • Hugh and Kimberley Hefner sell personal residence

    Hugh and Kimberley Hefner sell personal residence
    Hugh Hefner and his wife, Kimberley, have sold their personal residence, just a hop away from the Playboy Mansion next door in Holmby Hills, for $18 million. The buyer is Daren Metropoulos, a25-year-old entrepreneur who will be moving from Beverly Hills....
  • Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers

    Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers
    For as long as he can remember, Dario Serrano's life was all screeching tires and echoing gunshots, babies' cries and barking dogs, a symphony, as he puts it, of "hood rats and gangsters," of "vatos vatos and payasos" -- dudes and numskulls, loosely...
  • Harry Connick Jr. gives a 'Great Performance' for PBS

    Partway through one of the two shows taped for "Great Performances: Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway," airing Wednesday, March 2, on PBS (check local listings), a woman in the audience yells out, "Kick the tires and light the fires!" It's a...
  • Friday's Calendar

    TODAY The Rounders The Rounders, a combination of '70s, '80s and dance music, perform at 9 p.m. in the Celtic Bar at Muldoon's Irish Pub, 202 Newport Center Dr. For more information, call (949) 640-4110. Phil Shane Phil Shane plays tributes to Elvis,...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    Saturday's Calendar
    Today Artist Reception Engard Arts hosts an opening night reception for an exhibit featuring artwork by five Orange County artists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whittier Law School Library, 3333 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa. The free event will have...