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Hauntingly Historic American Horror Story Mansion Back on Market

May 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

People in Los Angeles are pretty familiar with the registered cultural monument at 1120 Westchester Place that's affectionately dubbed the "Murder House" — you know, the spooky mansion that has popped up in a number of movies and television shows, like the first season of American Horror Story. The estate, which has been everything from a private home and chapel to a Hollywood film set, is officially looking for a new owner at only $5 million. 

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Billy Wilder's Historic Los Angeles Home is Given a "Hollywood Glam Deco" Makeover

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Scott Thomas Interior Design has been giving Billy Wilder's (Some Like It Hot) former historic home a complete makeover, transofrming it into the "Hollywood Glam Deco" haven it deserves to be. The residence was designed specifically for the screenwriter by famed African-American, Los Angeles-based architect Paul R. Williams in 1929 (who also built homes for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Lon Chaney).

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Uber Takes Over Skies With UberJET for Cannes Film Festival

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Taxi drivers already hate Uber for taking their clientele, offering people more personalized and classy ride experiences, and now they're planning on doing the same in the sky for lucky rich kids heading to the Cannes Film Festival this week. Available for a limited time from May 12 to May 18, UberJET was created in partnership with GOODWILL Private Jets and allows you to pull up the app and hop on a private jet to Cannes.

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Check Out the Secret History Behind 13 of Your Favorite Cocktails

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It seems like a new craft cocktail bar opens every weekend, with mixologists scrambling to create the next coolest drink. As much as we love innovation, sometimes you really can't beat the tried and true mixed drinks that have been around forever. Besides, most of the new guys are just modern variations of what our grandparents drank with breakfast.

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Stand Aside Fifty Shades of Grey: 14 Mainstream Movies That Pushed Serious Sexual Boundaries

May 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Ever since the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey was announced, fans have been losing their minds over just how sexy the movie will be (newsflash, they want it really sexy). Last year producer Dana Brunetti voiced his interest in making two versions of the movie, one R-rated and one NC-17 — though now it seems that the film will be sticking with R. The buzz and controversy around the highly anticipated bondage flick made us think back on past mainstream titles that were almost too sexy for an R rating — and some that definitely were.

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J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Finally Revealed!

Apr 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are a lot of opinions floating around about J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII (which begins principal photography in May and takes place 30 years after 1983's Return of the Jedi), but whether you're excited or horrified (it can't be as bad as the prequels), you've probably been waiting pretty impatiently for the cast announcement ever since Disney revealed the new trilogy some 17 months ago. Lucky for you — and the entire galaxy — LucasFilm released a photo this morning of the new cast at a read-through at Pinewood Studios.

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2014 Cannes Film Festival Announces 15 Female-Directed Titles

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) finally released this year's line-up and while there are literally tons of films we're excited to see (The Rover, David Michôd's anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, definitely comes to mind), we are even more thrilled to see so many female filmmakers represented!

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9 Awesome Golf Characters in Film We Would Love to Tee Off With

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

To the golf novice, flicks centered around the sport may not seem like a very exciting cornerstone of film. But when you actually start listing them in your mind, you begin to realize just how many amazing characters have been created over the years (either based in reality or completely fabricated and unrealistic —- looking at you Happy Gilmore).

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Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes With Captain America

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When I called Judianna Makovsky for a chat, Gary Ross happened to be on the other line — no big deal. Nominated for three Oscars, the costume designer has had a long run in the movie business without ever limiting herself to any one specific genre. Sure, she's worked with Ross several times (from 1988's Big to 2003's Seabiscuit to their most recent Peter Pan project), but that's because her decision to work on a film is hugely influenced by the people backing it.

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11 Ways to Set Up a Killer Luxury Picnic, From Flower Arrangements to Movie Projectors

Mar 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There's a scene in the BBC miniseries Parade's End, where a group of upper class people (including Benedict Cumberbatch, of course) have a lavish picnic in the English countryside, surrounded by picturesque rolling hills. Unlike the picnics you may remember as a child, where your parents laid out a blanket and pulled simply prepared snacks from a wicker basket, this picnic involved a full dining room table with chairs and place settings.

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Letters from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich, One of Her Custom Tuxedos & More at LA Auction

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An exclusive collection of Marlene Dietrich memorabilia, including racy letters between the star and author Ernest Hemingway and one of her iconic custom-made tuxedos, will be auctioned off in Los Angeles in April. 

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Legendary Musician Wayne Kramer Chats About Changing the World One Guitar at a Time

Mar 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Wayne Kramer is one of the greatest guitarists alive (just ask Rolling Stone) and he is doing everything he can to use that talent to leave the world a little better off than he found it. Many will know the 65 year old as the co-founder of the '60s Detroit rock group MC5 (Motor City 5), a huge influence on the future of punk rock and heavy metal.

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Recreate the Decadent Courtesan au Chocolate Dessert from The Grand Budapest Hotel

Mar 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Grand Budapest Hotel is here and it's amazing! Not only does it mark a huge growth for Wes Anderson as a director and writer, the cast is unbelievable (even by Anderson standards) and the intricate plot is held together by delicious pastries. Not even joking a little bit on that last one. 

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Inside the World of Divergent: Stars Chat About Auditions, Training, Fears & Favorite Scenes

Mar 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Divergent is without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated flicks to come around since the first Hunger Games, with fans of the books practically salivating at the thought of seeing their favorite characters come to life. Sure, most people are excited to see Shailene Woodley and Theo James portray the two lovers at the heart of the story, but personally, I was more excited to see Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen play my two favorites from the book: Will and Al.

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Bring Some Racing History to Your Home With This Steve McQueen-Inspired Leather Footstool

Feb 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're looking for furnishings to decorate your new game room or office with, check out Vintage60 — assuming you like cars, of course. Their Motoring Legends Collection is full of bar stools, club chairs, and footstools, all hand-made in the UK and upholstered using premium leather or contract vinyl.

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