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Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009, in Holmby Hills.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Remembering Michael Jackson Five Years Since His Tragic Death

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 11:37 am

Today Michael Jackson fans worldwide are marking the fifth anniversary of the singer's death due to an overdose of a powerful anesthetic he used to battle insomnia.

Watch Ray Romano on stage at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Celebrity, Broad Stage, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Ray Romano & Friends In Santa Monica This Saturday Night

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:09 am

The Broad Stage presents a night with Ray Romano and Friends at 7:30 pm this Saturday.

Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Casey Kasem Dies Aged 82

Posted Jun. 15, 2014, 9:04 am

The voice of Sunday morning top 40 radio for generations of people around the world has been stilled, as Casey Kasem died today. He was 82.

Liam Neeson as Michael and Olivia Wilde as Anna in “Third Person,” written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

"Third Person" Starring Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody A Clinker

Posted Jun. 5, 2014, 8:03 am

Paul Haggis is one of Hollywood’s most highly respected writer-producer-directors, having racked up two consecutive Best Film Oscars for “Million Dollar Baby,” directed by Clint Eastwood, and “Crash,” which he wrote and directed, winning an Academy Award for both Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

News, Malibu, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Chris Brown Released From Jail Following March Parole Violation In Malibu

Posted Jun. 2, 2014, 8:37 am

Songwriter-rapper Chris Brown was released from jail today after serving 24 of the 131 days to which he was sentenced on May 9, Los Angeles County Sheriff's inmate records show.

Tanna Frederick, Eliza Roberts, and Frances Fisher.

Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film, Lifestyle, Hollywood, Actress

Tanna Fredrick Is A Hollywood Mainstay

Posted May. 24, 2014, 12:54 am

Santa Monica resident and established actress Tanna Frederick has a variety of films and productions under her belt – but her success and fame seem to have taken absolutely no toll on her humble, friendly, and down-to-earth nature.

Business, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Social Media

StarClub Launches Next-Generation Social Media Connecting Celebrities, Fans

Posted May. 20, 2014, 7:24 am

StarClub aims to transform the social media universe by banishing online barriers that traditionally separated celebrities from their fans.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Chris Brown Admits Parole Was Violated In Malibu, Could Be Out Of Jail This Weekend

Posted May. 10, 2014, 9:30 am

R&B singer Chris Brown on Friday admitted violating his probation as a result of an East Coast arrest and was ordered by a Los Angeles judge to serve an additional 131 days in county jail, but his attorney said he expects the entertainer will be out of custody as soon as this weekend.

Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger received the Spirit of the Red Cross award in Santa Monica on Saturday night.

News, Red Cross, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Goes Red For The Red Cross; “Sully” Sullenberger Honored

Posted May. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

It wasn’t just the beautiful red dresses; it was also the red shoes, red bow ties, and red sunglasses that made Saturday’s 8th Annual American Red Cross Red Tie Affair in Santa Monica glowing with red.

The American Red Cross will honor Sully Sullenberger at The American Red Tie gala in Santa Monica this Saturday.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Captain Sullenberger To Be Honored At Santa Monica American Red Cross Gala

Posted Apr. 28, 2014, 9:26 am

Captain Chesley B. (“Sully”) Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed the US Airways jet on New York City’s Hudson River, in the incident that became known as “The Miracle on the Hudson” will be honored at the 8th Annual American Red Cross Red Tie Affair in Santa Monica this Saturday night.

Elsa Longhauser, Executive Director, Santa Monica Museum of Art and actress Emmy Rossum pose during the 2014 Santa Monica Museum of Art PRECOGNITO Gala on Wednesday, April 23.

News, Life And Arts, Museum, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Emmy Rossum, Tyra Banks, Craig Ferguson Attend Santa Monica Precognito Gala

Posted Apr. 26, 2014, 9:35 am

At Wednesday evening's PRECOGNITO Gala, the Santa Monica Museum of Art's annual benefit, world-renowned theatre director and Museum supporter Peter Sellars (who was honored by SMMoA last year) told the audience "The train is coming," a reference to the 2016 arrival of the Metro Expo Line and the redevelopment of the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Columnist, Television

Did A Little Class Improve The Oscars?

Posted Mar. 22, 2014, 6:00 am

“Class: excellence or elegance, especially in dress, design, or behavior.” It is this definition I would like to apply to some recent developments in TV content, where lately I’m observing that a little class seems to be slowly creeping back into the thinking and execution of some of the stuff we watch on television.

Meet Father Gregory Boyle this Sunday, March 23.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Exhibits, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

What's Hot: Enjoy An Afternoon With Father Gregory Boyle This Sunday

Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 7:46 am

William Turner Gallery presents An Afternoon with Father Gregory Boyle at 3 pm this Sunday. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries.

Actor Rob Lowe attends the Get In Touch Foundation's 2014 Pretty In Pink Luncheon and Women of Strength Awards at the Casa del Mar Hotel on March 16 in Santa Monica.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Actor Rob Lowe Hosts "Pretty In Pink" Luncheon In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 18, 2014, 9:24 am

Award winning actor and bestselling author Rob Lowe hosted The Get In Touch Foundation's 2014 LA Pretty In Pink Luncheon and Women of Strength Awards in Santa Monica on Sunday.

Directing his first feature film, Jason Bateman plays Guy Trilby in “Bad Words,” a story about a grown man competing with young children in a national spelling bee.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Jason Bateman Scores A Hit In First Directorial Project "Bad Words"

Posted Mar. 13, 2014, 8:21 am

We all know that Jason Bateman is a wonderfully versatile actor with a special comedic gift that he brings full throttle to his first directorial effort in “Bad Words.”

Seven Days, Beach, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Spirit Awards Crown “12 Years A Slave” At Santa Monica Beach Ceremony

Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:13 am

Hollywood may have the Academy Awards, but Santa Monica has the Spirit Awards each year the afternoon prior to the Oscars in a spiffy tent on the beach.

Broadway at the Broad will be held this Saturday, Feb. 22 at 5 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Celebrity, Broad Stage, Santa Monica

What's Hot: Broadway At The Broad To Feature “Will & Grace” Star Megan Mullally

Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 9:09 am

The Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Broadway at the Broad featuring “Will & Grace” star Megan Mullally at 5 pm and 8 pm this Saturday. What's Hot: Broadway At The Broad To Feature “Will & Grace” Star Megan Mullally

Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia star in the film “At Middleton.”

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

"At Middleton" Star Vera Farmiga On The Demands As Mother, Wife & Actor

Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:10 am

Vera Farmiga is a familiar on-screen personality and has racked up a number of memorable roles in such films as “The Departed,” “Source Code,” “Goats,” “Safe House,” “The Conjuring,” and “Up in the Air,” which earned her both a BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for Actress in a Supporting Role.

Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Obituary: Shirley Temple Black Passes Away At 85

Posted Feb. 18, 2014, 9:13 am

Former child star Shirley Temple, who was born in Santa Monica, passed away Monday, Feb. 10 in her Northern California home. She was 85.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Columnist, Film

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Last Role Still Playing

Posted Feb. 15, 2014, 9:28 am

There’s no other way to cut it: The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman struck many at a personal level, because we’ve either struggled with our own substance “issues” or known someone who has. Or we’ve possibly also lost someone to the dark forces of abuse.

Jane Seymour guest stars on tonight's episode of 'Men at Work.' She is pictured alongside Danny Masterson who plays Milo.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Television

Jane Seymour Pushes The Envelope In "Men At Work" Appearance

Posted Feb. 12, 2014, 9:23 am

The third season of "Men At Work" on TBS is almost complete, but do not expect it to lose any steam before the March 12 season finale.

Andy Garcia as George and Vera Farmiga as Edith in “At Middleton.”

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Andy Garcia Discusses His New Film "At Middleton"

Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 9:10 am

One of our national treasures, Andy Garcia is among one of Hollywood’s most respected and talented actors having starred in an array of successful films including, “The Untouchables,” “Stand and Deliver,” “Black Rain,” “Internal Affairs,” “The Godfather: Part III,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “Smokin’ Aces,” “City Island” and “The Lost City,” which he co-wrote, directed, and had a starring role.

LA Times movie writer Glenn Whipp (left) interviews filmmaker David O. Russell at a previous Vidiots Foundation discussion and screening of the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Meet Award-Winning Director David O. Russell At Vidiots In Santa Monica On Sunday

Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 7:12 am

The Vidiots Foundation in Santa Monica will host award-winning director David O. Russell this Sunday night for a discussion and screening of clips from his most recent film "American Hustle."

Patrick Warburton, Eric Roberts, and Norby Walters at a previous Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala event at the Beverly Hills Hotel.The Night of 100 Stars will celebrate its 24th year on Sunday, March 2.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film, Beverly Hills

Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Party Approaches March 2

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 9:20 am

What do Jeff Goldblum, Daniel Baldwin, Bo Derek, Tia Carrere, Richard Dreyfus, Julianna Margulies, and Lou Diamond Phillips have in common – besides being on the list of our favorite actors? They have all been invited guests to the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Jason Alexander was among the celebrities on the 'Totem' red carpet on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Pier

Celebs Flock To Cirque Du Soleil's Red Carpet Premiere Of "Totem" In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 11:06 am

Cirque du Soleil's touring production of "Totem" rolled out the red carpet Tuesday night as it welcomed celebrities such as Neil Patrick Harris, Paris Hilton, and Jason Alexander.

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