Hottest New Real Estate Trend? The Luxury Pet Suite

Frankie Feldman Pet Suite

Americans are expected to spend a whopping  $60 billion on their pets this year (yes, that’s billion, with a ‘b’) according to research done by American Pet Products. After Hollywood Hound Frankie Feldman and I, along with our friends Kathy and Teddy, toured the luxury pet suite in the model home at Hanover Village at the Park in Camarillo, I got an idea of where a hefty portion of that chunk of change might be spent: the luxury pet suite.

HAIL CAESAR Review — Classic Coen Kookiness

Hail Caesar reviewBy Staci Layne Wilson and James Mandell

The Coen Brothers have done it again – made an ensemble crime caper comedy that’s pure tinsel town gold. Hail, Caesar! harkens back to Joel and Ethan’s salad days of the 90s, bringing to mind The Hudsucker Proxy and Barton Fink (and maybe a note of O Brother Where Art Thou?, which was released in 2000).

DEADPOOL Review — It’s Alive With Anti-Super Hero Humor

Deadpool reviewBy Staci Layne Wilson

Even though we share a last name, I knew practically nothing about Wade Wilson, AKA Deadpool, before stepping into the theater to watch his eponymous movie. I’m just not a superhero kinda gal – in fact, I had to ask whether the flick is based on a classic comic character, or if he was made up to cash in on the superhero cinema boom.

What I’m saying is, whether you don’t know Deadpool from a whirlpool or if you’re already a fan – chances are you’re going to love this well-written, witty, funny, romantic, sexy, silly, action packed, wild ride. I sure did!

Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green Split, Sell Bing Crosby Carriage House

Megan Fox -- Brian Austin Green Split and Sell Bing Crosby Carriage House

Megan Fox -- Brian Austin Green Split and Sell Bing Crosby Carriage HouseLess than two years after hot young couple Megan Fox (Transformers) and Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210) sold their their gorgeous 1936 Spanish Colonial home in Los Feliz for just under $4 million, they purchased the carriage house on the former Bing Crosby estate in Toluca Lake for $3.35 million. Now, with their divorce pending, they just let their Bing Crosby home go for a mere $2.6 million, creating a $750,000 loss for the couple. That’s a lot of major life change in a very short time!

The 2016 Critics Choice Awards Winners — Miles of Smiles

2016 Critics Choice Awards Winners Rami Malek

After a year of raking celebrities over the coals, it always surprises me that the stars show up for the Critics Choice Awards, which for the first time, combined the best of both film and television, as voted for by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). I’m a voting member of both organizations, and look at the awards ceremony as a chance to praise exceptional talent, and to thank and honor them for their efforts. The nominees must see it that way too, as they’re surprisingly warm and cordial to us cranky old critics.

THE FINEST HOURS Review — Waves of Excitement and Emotion

Finest Hours ReviewWho could believe that watching a Coast Guard captain steering a boat could be so exciting and suspenseful? I was very pleasantly surprised by The Finest Hours, the latest Disney action film based on a true story. It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish, without checking my glow-in-the-dark watch even once.

Playboy Mansion for Sale — Two Icons for the Price of One

Playboy Mansion for Sale

Proving that all good (or questionable) things must come to an end, Playboy Enterprises has just announced that it will soon be putting up the iconic Playboy Mansion for sale, at an asking price of $200 million. But for that “Hef-ty” price, you not only get the Holmby Hills mansion, you get Hugh Hefner himself — the deal will be structured as a “living estate,” requiring the buyer to allow 89-year-old ultimate Playboy to continue renting the house until his death.


By Staci Layne Wilson

pride and prejudice and zombies reviewThe Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she grapples with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage, in the gentry society of the British Regency as the Napoleonic Wars rage in the background.

Elizabeth’s family has fallen on hard times, and she and her four sisters are considered currency by their parents. The goal is to fling their daughters into wedlock. Then one day Fitzwilliam Darcy enters their lives and nothing is the same again.

How You Can Get Fabulous Golden Globes Gifts

Golden Globes Gifts Bag

Celebrities: they really are just like us! And nowhere is that more evident than in the Secret Room Gift Lounge Honoring the 2016 Golden Globes at the SLS Hotel. I mean seriously, no one, be they famous or unknown, rich or poor, pretty or plain, can resist a great jar of face cream, a cute shirt, or conditioner that promises to make your hair shinier and more manageable.

What I love about the Secret Room Gift Lounge and the fabulously stuffed, sturdy L.L. Bean gift bags that go along with it, is that by presenting great products to stars and journalists, the rest of us are made aware of great new must-haves too–and we might not have access to those particular products otherwise.