“New York and L.A. both have a lot of beautiful women, but in New York that beautiful woman will be reading a book. That, to me, is intensely sexy. If I was going to live in L.A., it would be on the condition that I not sell my soul in order to do that. I deliberately moved to a house that felt away from everything—until a girl from ‘The Hills’ moved next door. The paparazzi were always there and I kept wishing they’d leave. Then she moved.”
—Josh Radnor of “How I Met Your Mother” answers the age old question of whether the women are hotter in New York or Los Angeles. Man, I knew I loved this guy for a reason. [Playboy] Keep reading »
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 »