Financial troubles at the iconic porn mag Playboy have led Hugh Hefner to invite ten strangers into his famous mansion. In an effort to increase sales of the magazine, which plummeted 34 percent last year, Hefner is hosting a Willy Wonka-esque contest in which ten “golden tickets” will be randomly distributed in Read More
Fox News analyst Margaret Hoover confirmed that, in spite of his denials, Zach Galifianakis did indeed light up a marijuana joint on the set of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Hoover discussed the questionable doobie on Thursday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“If you’ve been to a rock concert you know that Read More
President Barack Obama has been giving fundraising speeches on the West Coast and apparently causing logistical headaches in the process. Obama’s speaking engagement in Los Angeles on Monday caused considerable irritation for LA commuters:
We have one word for you, Mr. President, the next time you want to sweep into Los Angeles on Read More
Frances Bean Cobain, the 17-year-old daughter of rockers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, sold out her first solo exhibition at L.A.’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery, which runs from July 2 through August 1. The ten drawings feature distorted faces, bulbous nudes, and cryptic, graffiti-style messages like, “Treat me like your mother or Read More
It’s fun to imagine Andre Leon Talley doing just about anything, like being fed cubes of cheese and grapes with a bib on, even if it might not be true.
But this is true: Mr. Talley recently took Pulitzer-winning New York Times staffers Maureen Dowd and Michiko Kakutani shopping in Los Angeles in Ms. Read More
A few months ago, Candy Spelling decided to trade in her 56,500-square-foot French chateau-style home (with a gift-wrapping room) for a $47 million condo at the still incomplete Century condominium in Los Angeles. Her 16,500-square-foot place will spread over the building’s top two penthouse floors.
But this Monday, the trustworthy and hilariously named Web Read More
I wrote last week about the 67 percent annual increase in first-time residential foreclosures in New York City in July. That’s a sharp jump, no doubt. But compare it to Miami and Los Angeles, and it starts to pale.
In L.A., foreclosures jumped 249 percent annually to 5,982 in July, according to a report Read More
Los Angeles had 17 times New York City’s number of new residential foreclosures in May, according to a new report from research site PropertyShark. The nation’s second-largest city had 5,308 new foreclosures in May, compared with 313 in New York.
The report defined a new foreclosure as a property scheduled for a foreclosure auction Read More
Los Angeles’ residential forceclosure rate in April was 13 times that of New York’s, according to a new report from PropertyShark (PDF).
Los Angeles recorded 4,540 newly scheduled foreclosure auctions in April, up an astounding 466.8 percent from the number in April 2007. New York City recorded 329 foreclosure auctions in April, up 84.8 Read More
Mocking Los Angeles is a time-honored pastime for New Yorkers. We cling to the L.A. that Woody Allen imagined in Annie Hall: a culturally barren land of liposuction and libidos, a crass, one-industry town full of phonies. Sure, the weather is better on the West Coast, we tell ourselves as we trudge the city’s sidewalks Read More