| Jul 4, 2009
With a Grammy-nominated song, three TV series and multiple albums, it would seem that Jesse McCartney has been living on Dream Street, the name of the boy band that launched him to stardom in the early 2000s. But the singer-songwriter-actor actually...
| Apr 1, 2007
Just a few hundred yards into our family's short hike from an oceanfront hotel to the beach at Tea Tree Bay, our 5-year-old son stopped dead in his tracks. Was Charles feeling the aftereffects of the 14-hour plane ride from Los Angeles? Had he been...
| Aug 5, 2009
| 6:53 PM
I Love You, Man
Paramount, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99
The usual criticisms apply to the shaggy, Apatow-esque "bromantic comedy" "I Love You, Man." The movie's story of an uptight nerd ( Paul Rudd) who learns to unwind with the help of a self-possessed...
| Jan 12, 2009
The so-called queen of the teen genre, "Gossip Girl" co-creator and executive producer Stephanie Savage, is doing something very grown up: She just listed her Hollywood Hills home at $899,000 and is moving to a bigger place befitting her success.
| Sep 3, 2007
The sun is sinking over Bolsa Chica State Beach when the cars begin their nightly swap. Out go the boys hauling bodyboards, the sun-blistered tourists, the girls in huge shades and bikinis the size of washcloths. In drive the locals, carrying memories...
| Nov 29, 2006
| 7:42 PM
College is the great id of American movies. In the early days of film, universities were largely settings for outlandish comic escapades. But since the arrival of the youth culture in the 1960s, college has been a happy home not just for comedy, but for...
| Aug 10, 2008
THE E! reality series that follows a group of blond, scantily clad tanning bed operators, "Sunset Tan," has inspired a clothing line. That's right, come September, salons in the Sunset Tan chain will begin selling premium jeans, velour sweatsuits and...
| Feb 7, 2009
When clothes dryers account for at least 6% of the electricity used by U.S. households, is it any wonder that line-drying is coming back? In places where the practice is banned as an unsightly nuisance to neighbors, right-to-dry activists and blogging...
| Jan 31, 2009
You've seen his face all over TV for years, now won't you please go see the man's house? Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall and his wife, Kasi Lemmons, just dropped the price on their Hollywood Hills home by 21% -- from $2,899,000 to $2,295,000.
| Dec 13, 2008
Timothy Busfield is one of those ensemble-cast actors whose characters stick in the public's consciousness long after the series ends.
Remember "The West Wing's" ace reporter Danny Concannon, who winds up marrying the former White House chief of staff?...
| Apr 22, 2009
A Los Feliz classic has come on the market at $2,395,000. The 1928 Spanish-style home of "Gossip Girl" producer Josh Schwartz and his wife, Jill, has original detailing, stained-glass windows and wrought-iron chandeliers.
The gated house, with a two-...