| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:40 AM
One day in the not-too-distant future, we expect James Franco to speedily move from one film project to another, then explode in a puff of smoke like a vintage Hanna Barbera character.
Until then, he’ll keep ginning up new movies.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
It is difficult to overstate the cultural influence of Bettie Page, the iconic 1950s pinup who has come to embody the rebellious sexuality that coursed below the conservative skin of the Eisenhower years.
The banged and buxom Page continues to be a...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:38 AM
The license plate on his practical Toyota read "MR VALET," but the tales Herb Citrin gleefully shared about his pioneering business empire – based on tossing car keys to nattily dressed parking attendants – often involved far more upscale...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Holly Madison is engaged, and she has a gargantuan ring that says so.
Madison, 31, one of Playboy editor Hugh Hefner's many ex-girlfriends, who had their relationship chronicled in the E! reality show "The Girls Next Door," announced the big news on her...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:07 PM
This seems like a good time to talk about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the men responsible for two of hip-hop’s most-infectious hits: “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.”
The Seattle-based duo just announced dates for their...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Laguna has lost a treasure. After a vigorous battle with cancer, Dennis Morin passed on Dec. 31. He was only 66, way too young for a man with such an appetite and energy for life.
Dennis was a bon vivant, a raconteur, a connoisseur and other French...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:30 PM
UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that.
Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....
| Nov 26, 2012
At 60, Christie Hefner is taking the Canyon Ranch brand in a new direction. She's doing the same thing in her career and personal life.
Over a long weekend earlier this month, all three of those paths converged over some dusty walking trails in...
| Sep 10, 2012
The irony that the head of corporate responsibility for a Big Four accounting firm works out of the original Playboy mansion is not lost on Shannon Schuyler.
Before settling in to talk about her role as corporate responsibility leader and senior...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The current luxury real estate market is redefining “extravagant.”
First, a 8,930-square-foot house on nine acres in Northern California found a buyer for a state record-breaking $117 million. Then word came that financier Gary Winnick is...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Seth Meyers and Hannibal Buress are coming home for the fifth annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival in June.
Evanston native Meyers, who runs the "Saturday Night Live" writers' room and "Weekend Update," is one of the festival's anchors--get...