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Jennifer Lopez Puts Her House on Sale

  Editor’s Note: Since J-Lo put her Hidden Hills estate on the market in January, there hasn’t been much interest. So little, in fact, that she’s chopped the asking price almost 15%, and is now listing the place at $14.5 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s a relative bargain, when you compare it to some…

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EVEREST Review — Over the Top Insanity

What kind of self-obsessed insanity induces people to forsake their loved ones and suffer the most extreme physical torture, just for bragging rights about climbing the world’s highest mountain? When that’s the foremost impression you get from a film, you know there’s something wrong with Simon Beaufoy’s and William Nicholson’s script, as well as Baltasar Kormákur’s directing.…

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At Home In Hollywood is at Home in Ireland Via the Irish Retreat

Those of you who follow me here will note a number of features lately on fascinating lifestyle and design in Ireland. While I’ve traditionally focused on life At Home In Hollywood, I need to get out of this place every now and then, as we all do. Especially when the temperatures are in the three digits, we’re…

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PAWN SACRIFICE Review — Well Played

Critic Colleague: Who knew Toby Maguire could act? Me: Who knew chess could be so riveting? Finally, an excellent film to end the long August/September draught. Toby Maguire’s labor of love, Pawn Sacrifice, is the best surprise of the year so far. I wasn’t expecting much of this Bobby Fisher story. I mean, how exciting…

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Sam Heughan, Jamie from Outlander, Sets Fall Fashion Trend

  Just in case you want to wear a little piece of Jamie Fraser close to your heart (and who doesn’t?) Sam Heughan, who plays the russet-haired Scottish hunk in Starz’ TV adaptation of the bestselling Outlander book series, has inadvertently set a hot new fashion trend. It’s the simply forged Celtic brooch, perfect for keeping the loosely woven scarf or…

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PROPHET'S PREY Review — Exposing Polygamy's Dark Underbelly

You could say I’ve been what most people would consider shockingly intimate with polygamists. I’ve visited the Hildale/Short Creek/Colorado City area where polygamist families suffered great losses during the recent floods, and I’ve played a part in helping kids escape from that bizarre lifestyle. So when I say that filmmaker Amy Berg’s latest documentary, Prophet’s…

Steve Jobs Man in the Machine Review


Writer/director/producer Alex Gibney is one of the most talented documentarians of our time, with great films under his belt like Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side, We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks, The Armstrong Lie and recently, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, for which he is still getting flack…

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Cate Blanchett Selling in Sydney — Plans Move to L.A.

It looks like two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton, a playwright/director of vast acclaim, are putting their historical estate south of Sydney on the market, with the intention of pulling up stakes in Australia and moving to climatically similar Los Angeles. They’ve just listed “Bulwarra,” which was originally constructed in 1877, for AUS…

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Check Out Irish Fashion Icons Lainey Keogh and Louise Kennedy

When you think of superstar European designers, the first names that come to mind are probably Italian, French or perhaps English. All that’s about to change. You are about to have your fashion worlds rocked by a couple of fabulous ladies from…Ireland, if you can believe it. Lainey Keogh and Louise Kennedy are such well established…

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Cook in Wolfgang Puck's Kitchen — for a Mere $8.495 Million

Think of the inspiration! Think of the history! Think of the outrageous dinner parties you could throw when you cook in Wolgang Puck’s kitchen. Now you have the rare opportunity to do just that every night of the week, as Puck’s Mediterranean Revival style home in the Beverly Hills flats is on the market for $8.495 million. You’ll…

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