Just a few years ago, Stefani Germanotta was living in a small apartment in New York City while working hard to make it in the music business. These days, she’s headlining Madison Square Garden, capriciously writing on Birkin bags with Sharpies, and strutting around in Alexander McQueen heels. But that’s not all. When Lady Gaga isn’t on the road entertaining her little monsters, she’s chilling in some majorly spacious digs — her six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion in Bel-Air! Talk about a lifestyle change. And though she’s experienced some money issues in the past, having already reported losses of about $3 million dollars, Gaga clearly can’t put a lock on her expenses, and is shelling out $25,000 a month for her brand-new house. The gorgeous property spans about 6,143 square feet, boasts a gate, marble floors, curved staircase, huge pool and a gourmet kitchen. Hopefully, her good luck and fame continues in order to keep up with the spending habit she’s acquired. Check out another photo, after the jump … [Real Estalker] Keep reading »
We all know that Hugh Hefner is an American hero, but now he’s gone even further by single-handedly (kinda) saving the Hollywood sign! The land around the sign is known as Cahuenga Park and was originally owned by Howard Hughes who wanted to build a house for Ginger Rogers there. Then he sold it to some Chicago-based developers who wanted to build luxury homes or a new hotel, but offered to sell the 138 acres to Los Angeles if they could round up $12.5 million in a week. Lots of Angelenos, studios, and actors gave money but they were still $1 million short until Hef fronted $900,000 … on top of what he’d already donated, to finalize the deal. The Trust for Public Land has donated Cahuenga Peak to the Los Angeles park system. Thank goodness! I can’t imagine living in Hollywood without the Hollywood sign—it makes me blissfully happy every time I see it. And I would have had to find a new clichéd make out spot. [NPR] Keep reading »
Shanel, snagged outside LAX, looks both comfortable and fabulous in a New York City screen-print tank and silver Dr. Martens combat boots. The pop of pink on her American Apparel bra and luggage tag iis a sure sign that this girl is ready for some fun. Talk about traveling in style. Keep reading »
Did you know that the zip code 90210 actually covers a section of Los Angeles, not Beverly Hills? Yeah, we didn’t either, but it turns out the actual zip codes for Beverly Hills proper are 90211 and 90212. This confuses the Los Angeles police and fire departments. The power of ’90s television nostalgia is so strong that when they’d get a call from a 90210 zip code, they’d ignore it because they thought it was the Beverly Hills department’s responsibility. Beverly Hills city councilman John Mirisch tried to make things simpler for everyone and proposed that the community switch their 90210 zip code. Residents said: “Hell no!” They voted four-to-one against it. I wonder if the protest was as big as when West Beverly’s principal said Donna Martin couldn’t walk at graduation because she was caught drinking at prom. “Donna Martin Graduates!” [LA Times] Keep reading »
There’s no denying that in Hollywood, you are what you wear. In fact, everyone is so well styled that it’s often hard to tell the normals from the celebs (okay, that size two girl being followed by paparazzi? Yeah, she’s famous).
Yet, we gotta love LaLa land for its diverse and plentiful shopping areas. Hit up Beverly Hills for super luxe labels, Robertson for start gazing and fancy boutiques, or Melrose for funky thrift shops. Whether you’re looking for California-cool style or the latest celebrity trend, our list of Los Angeles shops will have you covered. Keep reading »
Recently, it seems, I’ve been having the same conversation with my friends. It’s all very Groundhog Day. It begins with my lamenting the fact that I have been more or less single for the entirety of three years. In that time I have dated. Arguably, I’ve dated a lot. I just haven’t dated anyone special. I tell my friends that I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me. My emotional problems are limited, my looks better than average, my brain sharp as a tack and my vagina waxed.
Everytime I begin this conversation, it inevitably ends the same way — my friends, like a Greek Chorus, chime in, as if on cue, “It’s the city you live in. Los Angeles. You just can’t find a good man in Los Angeles.”
If you say it quickly and repeatedly it almost sounds like a Hare Krishna chant. Keep reading »
Thinking about going on a sexpedition? Well, Stockholm, Sweden, was just voted the city in the world with the most beautiful women by Traveler’s Digest. So consider yourself warned of the competition! The cuties in Copenhagen, Denmark came in a close second, and Buenos Aires, Argentina in third. Although, the entire survey seems skewed since Los Angeles came in fifth. How can four cities beat a town filled with the likes of Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie?! Oh well, who cares. Let’s focus on what’s really important: where o’ where are the finest looking gentlemen? Inquiring minds want to know! [The Local] Keep reading »
Lindsey Lohan has just launched her line of leggings and they are H-O-T! Over the weekend, she strutted her stuff down Robertson Boulevard in LA flanked by two free models she’s paying in “trade.” So, her collection should be cheap, right? It features a black pair with a gold zipper, a metallic black stirrup, and for the LoHo on the go, a pair with quilted patent kneepads. Finally, she and her customers can comfortably give a club bathroom beej without getting their pants wet! [Hollywood Crap] Keep reading »
It looks like I’m living in the wrong city — and there is little to no chance I will be moving to LA…ever. Oh well, at least single people are in the majority these days. Woohoo! [The Boston Globe] Keep reading »
Any Angeleno knows that a hike up Runyon Canyon followed by brunch is a patented So-Cal date move. But for those who want to avoid the beaten path (or, in this case, trail) these offbeat L.A date activities are sure to impress.
Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce
5574 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90038
If Dita Von Teese makes either of you quiver this burlesque club is the place for you. A 1920s throwback with plush velvet everything and nightly shows that are sure to wow, come for a drink and stay through the night to dance up a storm courtesy of tunes by a live jazz trio. Keep reading »