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You Too Can Bid on This Lux Estate in Star Studded Rancho Santa Fe

If you’re feeling flush and want to move your family into a coastal neighborhood full of movie stars, rock icons, professional athletes and titans of business, here’s your chance; Casa Del Sol, an eight acre family compound in Rancho Santa Fe, one of the most affluent zip codes in the country, is being auctioned off on…

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Katie Holmes Joins Ray Donovan

Anyone familiar with my taste in television knows how I love me some dark and dirty Ray Donovan on Showtime. A little like the Los Angeles version of The Sopranos, Liev Schreiber’s alpha male “fixer” is, not unlike Tony himself, the bad guy you just can’t bring yourself to hate, no matter how much havoc he…

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Guess Which Celeb Will Buy Agua Dulce Winery

Notorious wine loving celebrities like Pink, Courtney Cox and Jay Z can now join the ranks of Sting and Dave Matthews in owning their own vineyards, winemaking facilities and established labels, as they can now buy Agua Dulce Winery, Southern California’s most prominent wine producer. Hilton & Hyland and Christie’s International Real Estate are listing the property at $23.5 million. The Agua…

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Great Gifting Suite Goods From The Artisan Group

  Three things I love, and not necessarily in this oder, are savvy entrepreneurship, artistic creativity, and gorgeous goodies that you can’t find just anywhere. So, like Viola Davis, I can’t help but be drawn to the unique products The Artisan Group introduces at the GBK celebrity gifting suites. It’s really quite a clever concept. Savvy…

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My Take On the 2015 Critics Choice Awards

As I’m sure you know by now, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (of which I am a not-so-humble member) announced the Critics Choice Awards winners last night, at a giant gala and show broadcast live by A&E from the Hollywood Palladium. While I was told I would be seated next to Lana Del Rey, who was nominated for…

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My Favorite Homes: Hacienda de la Paz

I have the remarkable opportunity to see so many fabulous homes that I’m frequently asked, which ones are your favorites? Right up there on my top ten list has to be the remarkable Hacienda de La Paz in Rolling Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This 7.72 acre estate on prime land with overlooking the…

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DogVacay Host — The Best Gig in Hollywood (Or Anywhere Else)

Anyone involved in the canine culture knows that it’s often much easier to accommodate and interact with four-legged friends than their two-legged counterparts. Pets show unreserved  gratitude and unconditional love with nary a complaint. Humans not so much. That’s why I wouldn’t dream of opening up my Hollywood home to strangers who found me on a website and…

Unique Lack of Diversity in Oscar Acting Nominations

Unique Lack of Diversity in Oscar Acting Nominations

Although Selma is nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman is nominated nine times, note that there is a unique lack of diversity in Oscar acting nominations. All 20 of those who received nods for best actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress, are, to use a sweeping term, white. In…

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The Secret's Rhonda Byrne Lists Montecito Estate

It’s no secret that Rhonda Byrne made a bundle off her self-help series based on the book and video called The Secret. Nor is it uncommon knowledge that she spent part of her fortune on a Montecito estate up in Montecito–that’s Oprah Winfrey territory–near Santa Barbara. Byrne bought the gorgeous Mediterranean estate, known as “Prima Luce,” for $18…

Golden Globes Gifts Jason Ritter With Belli Vita

Come With Me Into the Secret Room Celebrity Gifting Suite

Sure I see celebrities almost every day and am constantly invited to tour their designer mansions. Don’t hate me for that. Hate me for the fact that just prior to every major awards ceremony I’m invited to the prestigious Secret Room Style Lounge, a celebrity gifting suite extraordinaire, held in a luxurious hotel, where I, along with all the stars…

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