| Jun 7, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Shoe designer Donald Pliner and his wife, Lisa, have bought a Bel-Air home from the estate of Jean Webb Vaughan Smith, a confidant of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, for $4.26 million.
The French-influenced house is entered through a two-story foyer...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Celebrity florist David Jones, who has worked for stars including Liam Neeson, Tony Curtis and Elizabeth Taylor, has listed his studio and home in West Hollywood at $7.995 million.
The first floor of the French chateau-style building contains his...
| Jun 24, 2012
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million.
The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are...
| Jul 1, 2012
Actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are joining in one of coastal Malibu's summer rituals — putting their home up for lease.
They have listed Orchid House at $250,000 a month. Just in case the renters scuff up the newly built 13,...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Actress Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million. The Trousdale Estates property was the longtime home of Emmy-winning television director John Rich.
The two-story home, built in 1961 and...
| Dec 9, 2012
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan.
The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:36 AM
In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:46 PM
In his first game in 1963 with the San Diego Chargers, Walt Sweeney established a pattern that would mark his 13 seasons as a star in professional football.
Even though it was only an exhibition, Sweeney played with a fearsome aggressiveness. As a...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...
| Apr 15, 2011
What do you do when a major Hollywood star dies? Revise your book, of course....
| Apr 13, 2011
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was reunited with old friends Tuesday, when she was guest of honor at the annual spring gathering of the Colleagues, a volunteer group that supports the Children’s Institute in its work to help youngsters affected........