Ryan O’Neal continues to battle in court with the University of Texas over an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett that the actress bequeathed to the institution upon her death. Read More
Taylor Swift walked away with zero Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, despite being nominated for four, Fox reported. Could there be a backlash against the Girl Wonder?
Swift’s dating life is constantly under scrutiny, her songs dissected, her wholesomeness mocked … quick, someone get this woman an A-list bad-boy boyfriend. Only dysfunction can save her now. Read More
In what is starting to go beyond amusing and into someone-please-help-her territory, Amanda Bynes was reportedly tossed from a gymnastics class in New York City for, you guessed it, acting erratically. Read More
Teacher Esther Wojcicki doesn’t know for sure, but she thinks one of her former students — or influential parents of her former students — may be the reason she and her immediate family are being recognized by the Commonwealth Club for their extraordinary contributions to society. Read More
Amanda Warner would love to recount optimistic stories of her post-college years living in the Bay Area from 2003 to 2009, before she moved to New York and — with producer-partner Peter Wade — re-created herself as the brainy synth-popper MNDR.
But she doesn’t have any.
Retaining a publishing deal after her band Triangle failed, Warner became a hot Big Apple songwriter. An early effort there was “Bang Bang Bang,” a collaboration with Mark Ronson and the first hit single on the album “Record Collection.” Read More
Hottie B-listers Jaime Pressly and Estella Warren were involved in a dust-up Friday.
According to Us magazine, the night began with everyone at a Hollywood party, but at the end of the night Pressly’s assistant noticed that her own bag was missing. The two went into sleuth mode and activated her Find My Phone app, which led them to the Los Angeles hot spot Bootsy Bellows. Read More
After lying low for months, cuckolded Robert Pattinson and his cheating girlfriend Kristen Stewart are back in the Coven O’ Lovin’, if People Magazine is to be believed.
No, really, this time they are, like, totally back together. They have been seen holding hands and cuddling. She has been avoiding the company of all British males and she won’t even order ice tea at a restaurant for fear of dredging up associations with England’s favorite beverage. OK, we made that last part up. Read More
Cast members from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” lost it (again), allegedly inciting a huge brawl at Kim D’s notorious strip-mall clothing boutique. Read More
Oak trees, snow geese, night herons eating Chinese takeout, a mastodon excavation, a brilliant coral reef, redwoods, roadkill, river otters and creeks are just a few of the wonders about to fill the Oakland Museum of California’s newly renovated natural science gallery.
Director Lori Fogarty, senior curator Douglas Long and exhibit developer Don Pohlman recently led a nifty behind-the-scenes preview tour of the 25,000-square-foot space, where plenty of work still needs to be done before the gallery’s reopening May 31-June 2. Read More
Sometimes nothing much happens in a play, or at least nothing surprising, but the journey its characters take feels so authentic, so palpably representative of the human condition, that audiences are likely to cherish the passing minutes.
Such is the case in Magic Theatre’s Bay Area premiere of Los Angeles playwright Julie Marie Myatt’s 2009 play “The Happy Ones.” Read More