Cary Grant's Historic Palm Springs Estate Restored to Its Former Glory (And It Can Be Yours)

Posted Feb 16th 2011 at 06:38 PM by John Clarke Jr.

Cary Grant's dilapidated Palm Springs home has finally been restored to its former bachelor pad glory, designated as a historical landmark, and is on the block for a snappy $3 million (ascot not included). Back in the Hollywood boom years of the 1950s and 1960s, when stars visiting Palm Springs weren't playing tennis or sipping refreshments at the Racquet Club, the place to be was Grant's...

Biographer: Kerouac Would Be 'Very Pleased' With Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund in 'On the Road'

Posted Feb 8th 2011 at 12:20 PM by John Clarke Jr.

Don't look now, but Beat novelist Jack Kerouac's seminal masterpiece 'On the Road' is about to get the tween treatment. The film adaptation draws on a fresh-faced cast, including 'Tron: Legacy' star Garrett Hedlund, newcomer Sam Riley and Bella Swan herself, Kristen Stewart, a teeny-bopper trifecta sure to draw hordes of 'Twilight' fans. The first production still (above) from the hotly...

Emilio Estevez Is 'Real Passionate' About Winemaking

Posted Jan 27th 2011 at 10:25 AM by John Clarke Jr.

Emilio Estevez is the latest celebrity to dip his toes in the wine business, and with his recent launch under the name Casa Dumetz, oenophiles can now taste the first line of wine to emerge from the Brat Pack. Estevez is enjoying huge success with his vineyard, according to Mark Meal of Malibu Village Wines, and joins the ranks of Madonna, Francis Ford Coppola, Lorraine Bracco, Dan Aykroyd,...

'True Grit' iPad App Puts Jeff Bridges at Your Fingertips

Posted Jan 21st 2011 at 04:16 PM by John Clarke Jr.

Need some Jeff Bridges? There's an app for that. Apple recently rolled out a new iPad app that's sure to please any fan of cinema's coolest cat by offering background information on his latest smash, 'True Grit,' including tons of facts about the film's setting and design, stunts, costumes and celebrated author Charles Portis. "I worked with Mary on 'The Big Lebowski' and sure admired the...

After Years Of Strange Baby Names, Hollywood Goes Old School

Posted Jan 20th 2011 at 05:40 PM by John Clarke Jr.

There are some things you just never forget. Like actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman hubby Chris Martin naming their babies Apple and Moses. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went with Pax. Dan Cortese named his spawn Tabooger. Jason Lee saddled his kid with Pilot Inspektor, and Rob Morrow tagged his boy Tu (sound it out). All the baby names screamed for attention and, at the very least, a...

Seeing Red: Does 'True Blood' Have Too Much Blood in Season Three?

Posted Aug 9th 2010 at 04:30 PM by John Clarke Jr.

Pop-Ed: 'True Blood' fans can remember back to that first season when a campy gem was born. The fangs were shorter -- almost Ricky Gervais-sized -- while plots focused around the social strife and political tensions between vampires and humans, with overtones of heated 1960s race relations. We met a motley crew of characters, lovable, hated and some in-between. Alan Ball's HBO creation was...

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