| Jun 3, 2012
Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
Harper: 356 pp., $25.99
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...
| Oct 3, 2010
It's been almost 29 years since Edith Head's died, but interest in the enigmatic American costume designer with the signature, seemingly impenetrable, circular eyeglasses has never waned. This fall, the Hollywood legend is the subject of a new book, as...
| Jul 3, 2011
José Eber, the veteran hairdresser instantly recognizable by his long blond locks and jazzy cowboy hats, has launched a new salon in Beverly Hills, blocks from his former hair haven on Via Rodeo.
The two-floor, 8,500-square-foot José Eber salon, formerly...
| Sep 24, 2010
Eddie Fisher, one of the most popular singers of the 1950s who made headlines with marriages to — and divorces from — some of the most famous Hollywood starlets of that era, has died. He was 82.
Fisher died Wednesday at his home in Berkeley...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:34 AM
The longtime Bel-Air home of actress Elizabeth Taylor has come on the market at $8.6 million.
Owned by Taylor since 1981, the 1960s ranch house with brick motor court sits on 1.27 acres. The 7,000-square-foot home features a wood-beam ceiling and wood-...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 4:00 AM
BERKELEY-- Entertainer and 50s pop icon Eddie Fisher has died at the age of 82.
According to his daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher, the singer died in his Berkely home due to complications from hip surgery Wednesday night.
Fisher sold millions of records in...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 9:52 AM
In the first few pages of "Rules of Civility," Amor Towles' wonderful debut novel, it's New Year's Eve in Manhattan, with 1938 a few hours away. Snow powders Washington Square's trees, gates and brownstones as the curtain is drawn back and "the ghost of...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:26 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor is recovering after being rushed to the hospital Wednesday for complications from a feeding tube, according to media reports.
The actress will remain at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, after undergoing...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 12:08 PM
Update: Designer Waldo Fernandez has sold a house he remodeled in Beverly Hills for $8.3 million.
Listed at $10,995,000 in January of 2009, the walled 1926 Mediterranean has high ceilings in the living room, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, a...
| Sep 25, 2010
Grammy-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Update: The longtime Bel-Air home of actress Elizabeth Taylor has sold for an undisclosed amount.
The house came on the market in May at $8.6 million. The listing agent, David Mossler of Teles Properties in Beverly Hills, declined to reveal the sales...