Critics Choice TV Awards

Seeing Stars at the 2015 Critics Choice TV Awards

Wow. Now that I know that so many of my absolute favorite TV/movie stars are showing up for the Critics Choice TV Awards on Sunday, May 31 at 8pm ET/5pm PT, I’m really excited about attending. I mean, Charlize Theron, who was absolutely transcendent in Mad Max: Fury Road, is showing up to present a…

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Bye Bye McDreamy: Patrick Dempsey Lists His Malibu Pied a Terre

And another one bites the dust. You can now count Patrick Dempsey and his wife, makeup artist Jillian Fink, among those celebrity couples who are splitting and selling off the real estate as the divorce settles. They’ve just listed their Malibu country estate with the Frank Gehry designed main house and the Air Stream guest…

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Warby Parker Saves the Day…And Frankie Feldman's Bacon

By Lisa Johnson Mandell This is my beloved Australian Labradoodle puppy Frankie Feldman

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BGBG Founder Max Azria Lists His Outrageously Posh Estate

My favorite mansion in one of L.A.’s favorite neighborhoods was just listed by my one of my favorite clothing purveyors. BCBG founder Max Azria and his brilliant wife Lubov, the company’s chief creative officer, both of whom have impeccable, au currant taste, have decided to sell their beloved Maison Du Soleil. The estate is located in elite Holmby Hills,…


Help Me Decide on the Critics Choice Television Awards

Well, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) just announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT). I’ve already got my dress picked out, but my decisions on the shows and actors I vote for are not so…

hot pursuit review


The casting and concept are pregnant with potential: Proven comedic actresses Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara paired in a cop buddy comedy. What could go wrong? Plenty, apparently, and I blame the sheer and utter misfire of Hot Pursuit on director Anne Fletcher and screenwriters David Feeney and John Quaintance. Couldn’t they have at least tried a little? It…

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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas List Their Home in Hancock Park

It seems that as goes the marriage, so goes the real estate. Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, who filed for divorce last year, have recently listed their splendid Mediterranean Revival estate in Hancock Park for a princely sum: $16.1 million. I have to say this is an emotional one for me, not because the stars are splitting,…

Avengers Age of Ultron Review

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Review — An Entertaining Slug Fest

By Lisa Johnson Mandell Bam! Crash! Boom! (snide comment from Tony Stark) Pow! Kablooie! That pretty much sums up the plot of Avengers: Age of Ultron. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth watching. Millions of people are going to  see it no matter what I say, and let me reassure them that they will be entertained. They’ll…

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Sandra Bullock Rents Her House Too!

You can now add Sandra Bullock to the list of celebs renting out their homes to the rank and file. Okay, maybe not the rank and file–I guess it’s more like the 1%, since she’s asking $18,500 per month for her three bedroom, three bath house in the Hollywood Hills. In the past few months, Jessica…

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THE AGE OF ADELINE Review — Tears for Fears

By Lisa Johnson Mandell Get out your tissues and your waterproof mascara: The next great romantic tear jerker has arrived. Seriously, I’m predicting The Age of Adeline is going to go rank among the best-loved romantic movies of all time, right up there with An Affair to Remember, Somewhere in Time and The Notebook. The premise is a simple one, and you can see…

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