Oscar glamour does not materialize by magic. A gorgeous gown and a splash of diamonds are not enough to cast the spell. Creating the splendor seen on the red carpet takes hard work, long hours and…
Lisa Blake Berke
It is at the after-party of any recent film premiere or awards ceremony where, at the tables, several excellent vintages cause their own excitement. Not the wine the waiters are pouring but the gowns…
In the beginning, there were diamonds and Harry Winston. Winston made the first loan of diamonds to an Academy Awards attendee in 1944 to Jennifer Jones, who had been nominated for her starring role…
The $480-million Royal Atlantis Hotel, equal parts state-of-the-art fish tank and grand scale luxury hotel, is designed around the myth of the lost city of Atlantis.
Even as a kid, Earvin "Magic" Johnson stayed up late. But it wasn't hoop dreams or talkshow fever that kept him awake at night -- it was business.
Never doubt Darwin's theory, for even in Hollywood evolution continues. Gone are the careless days of 60-second commercials and a market saturated with "Pocahontas" hair clips and lunch pails.
Name your favorite period film. "Cleopatra"? "Barry Lyndon"? How about "Gone With the Wind"? Affection for the story line and characters aside, many people would cite the costumes as one reason they…
You can bet producer Barry Krost is happy. Not only has his film “Love! Valour! Compassion!” been favorably received on the arthouse circuit, he also has one of the coolest pads in town. Located on…
Writer-director Curtis Hanson knows L.A. A native son, Hanson spent his youth cruising its mean streets when he wasn't hanging out in movie theaters. From Howard Hawks' adaptation of Chandler's “The…
What do you want to know about today's real estate market? Just ask Cindy Crawford. According to Ruth Ryon's March 16 Hot Property column in the Los Angeles Times real estate section, the…