A proposal for Los Angeles towers as tall as 55 stories near the iconic Capitol Records building, where stars from Frank Sinatra to Taylor Swift recorded hits, is pitting a New York developer against defenders of old Hollywood.
We should never again hear anyone declare that Marilyn Monroe was a size 12, a size 14 or any other stand-in for full-figured, zaftig or plump. Fifteen thousand people have now seen dramatic evidence to the contrary. Monroe was, in fact, teeny-tiny.
Dino De Laurentiis , the son of Italian pasta makers who became a prolific movie producer of blockbuster hits such as “Serpico,” expensive duds such as “Dune” and sweeping epics including “War and Peace,” has died. He was 91.
Andy Williams, the “Moon River” crooner who helped define American popular music in the 1960s and 1970s through his Christmas albums, nightclub performances and television variety show, has died. He was 84.