Archive for September, 2008

Garland/Davis Estate for Sale…

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

CELEBRITY REAL ESTATE 

Judy Garland / Sammy Davis Jr. estate for sale

 

 

Located in the prestigious hills above the Sunset Strip has been lovingly restored and renovated with no expense spared by the award winning firm of Davis Design and Development. This one of a kind, five bedroom 7.5 bath, trophy property, situated on a double lot of over 13, 000 square feet, offers an ultra rare combination of superb location, grand size and scale – 5000 square foot main house plus fabulous 1100 square foot guest house – , stunning views, sprawling grounds, amazing privacy, and luxury hotel style pool area. This exceptional compound unites classic grandeur and the finest amenities, befitting today¹s a-list client. Features include state of the art kitchen, fully automated home theater, surround entertainment system, luxurious baths, lush landscaping, multiple decks and patios, and numerous custom features, as well as many eco­friendly elements. Truly an incredible property for the most discriminating buyer. All for $4,995,000.00.
 
 
 

 

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Robert Wagner’s Secret Affair…

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

CELEBRITY NEWS

Robert Wagner reveals love affair with Stanwyck

 

 

Lionel Stander, Stefanie Powers, Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Wagner at the Emmys in 1983

 

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 22, 2008
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NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Wagner’s marriage to Natalie Wood was known to all. His love affair with Barbara Stanwyck was a secret — until now. In his new memoir ”Pieces of My Heart,” Wagner writes of his four-year romance with the star of such classics as Stella Dallas and Double Indemnity.

 

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Celebrity Recipes…Anita Page

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Anita Page

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE

 

 

The yolks of 4 eggs and 1 1/3 cups sugar are beaten until they are quite light. In part of contents of 1 cup of thick sour cream placed on the fire melt 2 squares of chocolate. Allow to cool and then pour in the rest of the cream. Into 1 ½  cups flour sift 1 teaspoon soda. Add alternately with cream to yolks and sugar. Flavor, then cut and fold in whites of 3 eggs beaten stiffly. Bake in square, shallow pans. When sufficiently cool combine with icing or nut filling.

 

— Anita Page

 

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The Emmy Awards…

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

AWARDS

These Emmy Awards are not a popularity contest

 

 

 

2008 Emmy scorecard

Click above for a complete list of this year’s honorees from the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards

 

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 22, 2008

 

When the 1960s period piece “Mad Men” won the Emmy for outstanding drama series at Sunday’s 60th annual Emmy Awards, it made history in at least two ways. It became the first basic-cable program to take top series honors. But it also added a more dubious mark: Compared with previous Emmy series winners, “Mad Men” is by far the least-watched, with an average of fewer than 1 million viewers tuning in during its first season last year. That’s a fraction of the audience of even NBC’s ever-ratings-challenged “30 Rock,” which again took the comedy prize this year.   (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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The Emmy Race…

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Emmys race comes down to old or new

 

 

 

It’s youth versus maturity. Change versus experience. A lot like our presidential race. The results could tell us plenty about what we value.

 

By Mary McNamara, Times Television Critic
September 21, 2008

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IT’S A race to decide what we value most: the vibrant and new or that which is mellow with experience. Shall we surrender to the seductive nature of callow youth or the guaranteed satisfaction that only maturity can provide?

 

Astonishingly enough, it would seem that the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC tonight have managed to become part of the larger cultural conversation.

 

“Change” howled the Obama campaign from its infancy. “Experience” the Clinton supporters bellowed right back. And we know how that one turned out. Now we are in the midst of a campaign that redefines May-December relationships on both tickets while everyone grows hoarse debating the merits of record versus vision.   (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Celebrity Homes…Harold Lloyd

Friday, September 19th, 2008

CELEBRITY HOMES

Harold Lloyd

Then & Now

 

 

 Lloyd reportedly lived here before moving to Green Acres

 

 Lloyd’s former home as it looks today 

 

 502 South Irving Blvd.

Los Angeles, California

 

 

Mildred Davis and Harold Lloyd 

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Obit…John Burnside

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

John Burnside dies at 91; gay rights activist, teleidoscope inventor

 

 

John Burnside, right, with his partner Harry Hay

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 18, 2008

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John Burnside, the inventor of a kaleidoscope-like device called the teleidoscope and an early gay movement activist who was the longtime partner of the late gay rights pioneer Harry Hay, has died. He was 91.   (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Garbo’s Birthday…

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Greta Garbo!

 

 

September 18, 1905 — April 19, 1990

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Bette Davis Stamp…

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

CELEBRITY NEWS

Bette Davis honored with postage stamp

 

 

‘She would have been tremendously thrilled,’ her son says

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The Associated Press
Wed., Sept. 17, 2008
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WASHINGTON – “She did it the hard way.”

 

That’s how Bette Davis wanted to be remembered, and a new U.S. postage stamp honoring her does that iron-willed image justice.

 

The 42-cent commemorative stamp, being released Thursday in Boston, features a portrait of Davis as she appeared in the 1950 film All About Eve, in which she played Margo Channing, an aging stage actress battling to save her career as a younger woman schemes to replace her.   (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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Brad Pitt Supports Gay Marriage…

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Pitt donates $100,000 to support gay marriage

 

 

Actor fighting California initiative that would overturn same-sex marriages

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The Associated Press
Wed., Sept. 17, 2008
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Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to fight California’s November ballot initiative that would overturn the state Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

 

It’s the first time voters will be asked to ban same-sex marriage in a state where gay couples already have won the right to wed. Same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts and California.

 

“Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8,” Pitt said Wednesday.

 

Trevor Neilson, Pitt’s political and philanthropic adviser, told The Associated Press that Pitt was surprised that his colleagues in the entertainment industry had not donated more money to support the battle against Proposition 8.

 

Earlier in the week, Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced they donated $2 million to help fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Ethiopia.

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