Posts tagged "Hollywood"
Spruce: The Best Little Floral Shop in LA

Spruce: The Best Little Floral Shop in LA

Drive past the bustling intersection at the corner of Fountain Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake and you might easily miss the recent arrival of Spruce, the Los Angeles edition of one of New York City’s most celebrated and awarded flower boutiques. It is not because it is particularly demure or due to any particular...
Crystal Fairy: One Wild and Magical Ride Through Chile

Crystal Fairy: One Wild and Magical Ride Through Chile

Anyone who has ever taken a road trip with a neurotic friend or acquaintance will almost assuredly relate to Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus and 2012. Directed by Sebastian Silva and starring, Michael Cera  (Juno), Gaby Hoffman (Field of Dreams) and Silva’s model good-looking trio of brothers Juan Andrés, José Miguel and Agustin Silva...
On a Power Trip with Jackie Collins

On a Power Trip with Jackie Collins

There are days when even I think I’ve picked a pretty good gig in this life, and this is definitely one of those days. As I sit down to write this week’s blog, I am contemplating what a journey life can be. It really is sort of a—well, trip, when you think about it. When...
The Redbury: Home in Hollywood

The Redbury: Home in Hollywood

Judging from the bustling scene that generally greets guests who pull up to valet at The Redbury on any given night, it would be hard to imagine that this paparazzi-ready backdrop had ever been anything but. However, it wasn’t so long ago that the structure that now houses The Redbury was a casualty of the...
In Search of... The Best Burgers in the World

In Search of… The Best Burgers in the World

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA 25 DEGREES At 25 Degrees, the more reasonably priced relative of the Roosevelt Hotel’s Dakota steak house, hamburgers not only take center stage, they are every bit as captivating as the stars that frequent the place. The burgers at 25 Degrees stand out for one simple reason—the ingredients. You start with a high...
Inside The Buzziest Hollywood Academy Award Parties On Oscar Night!

Inside The Buzziest Hollywood Academy Award Parties On Oscar Night!

While for the rest of the world the most wonderful time of year may fall somewhere between Thanksgiving and December 31, in Hollywood there is no more glittering space of time than the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards. Swanky soirees, rounds of screenings and enough cocktail receptions to inspire a stint at Betty...
Oscar Predictions 2012: Who Do You Think Deserves To Win?

Oscar Predictions 2012: Who Do You Think Deserves To Win?

In general, I look forward to the Super Bowl for two reasons: (1) The entertainment –I am all about the commercials, the halftime show and the national anthem — and (2) because I know that when the Super Bowl is over, the Oscars are just around the corner. What can I say? The Academy Awards...
VIP Lounge: Jackie Collins

VIP Lounge: Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins doesn’t just write about Hollywood, she embodies it. Her books chronicle and capture the ethos of the mythical place not-so-affectionately known as La La Land, where the dreams of a lucky few are packaged and sold, while those of most are dashed and laid to ruin. She is at once Hollywood’s premier historian...
Jenifer Lewis: Interview

Jenifer Lewis: Interview

If there’s one thing Jenifer Lewis doesn’t have time for these days, it’s a walk down memory lane through all the folks she may or may not have encountered in her three-decade-long career. I discovered this when I asked her about a mutual friend during a recent chat that began and ended with pure hilarity....
Jackie Collins Takes Hollywood

Jackie Collins Takes Hollywood

Vanity Fair dubbed her “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust,” and the late director Louis Malle called her “a raunchy moralist.” But Hollywood insiders tend to call Jackie Collins the Queen of Hollywood, because no one better understands the players in the city of dreams and what drives them. While Hollywood itself may be in upheaval, the queen...
Sigourney Weaver: Back to Her Roots

Sigourney Weaver: Back to Her Roots

When Sigourney Weaver and James Cameron teamed up to make Aliens, they made movie history in the process. Now, with a string of impressive solo accomplishments behind them both, the Oscar-nominated actress and Oscar-winning director are back together for Cameron’s highly anticipated Avatar, which promises to break new ground in filmmaking once again. Shot in 3-D and utilizing revolutionary...
Madison Hildebrand

Madison Hildebrand

A little over a week ago, reality TV star Madison Hildebrand (pictured) was all smiles at Tthe Abbey in West Hollywood as he cohosted what was meant to be a celebratory event for the third-season finale of his hit Bravo series, Million Dollar Listing. The event was also intended to raise money for the Leap Foundation,...
Sam Worthington: Hollywood’s Next Big Thing?

Sam Worthington: Hollywood’s Next Big Thing?

By Duane Wells When Aussie actor Sam Worthington enters a room, an almost palpable cloud of testosterone trails him. He is both every man and guy next door yet a heroic and action figure-like spirit also lurks behind his scruffy demeanour. Dressed casually for our interview in a faded black T-shirt, black jeans and a...
Eternal Vixen

Eternal Vixen

Actress, author, and television icon Joan Collins, has never been a shrinking violet. And after over 50 years in show business she apparently has no intention of becoming one. Whether playing sex kittens, historical heroines, or the villainous ex-wife of a certain Denver-based oil baron, Joan Collins has developed a reputation in Hollywood for portraying  brassy characters who refuse to fade...
Dan Futterman’s Private Life

Dan Futterman’s Private Life

By duane wells Hollywood is a place known for its lists.  The A-List, the B-List and the best-dressed list are all among the most sought after lists on which to find one’s name if one has designs on making a name for oneself in the city of angels.  However there is only one list that...