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Ever since the Oscars, Hollywood has been all abuzz about the city’s new Academy Museum.

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Except for some guests being accessorized with their COVID-19 masks as well as Winston jewels, the Emmy Awards were back to their old glitz and glam. 

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Joni Mitchell’s landmark recording “Blue” has reached a milestone. The album, her fourth studio release, celebrated five decades at the end of last month.

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Mark Peel was probably Southern California’s first celebrity chef. He died last week at the age of 66. He started a “food revolution” and helped pioneer California cuisine, earning him acclaim in his lifetime and an extensive obituary in the LA Times this week.

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If there is one great summer tradition, it’s a picnic bag filled with goodies, a cozy blanket and a magical night under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Now there is a new prize for the bowl. 

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After a long and grueling 14-month intermission due to the pandemic, life is slowly but surely returning to normal (at last!).

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After a long year-and-a-half, it is finally summertime, COVID-19 is getting quiet and that means it’s time to pull out your fuzzy blankets, stack your wicker picnic baskets and coolers with goodies, and hit an unforgettable evening at the famed Hollywood Bowl.

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It was coveted, sought after and jammed full of envy—it was after all, the Golden Globes, the lead-up to Hollywood’s night of nights, the Oscars.

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High on a hill above Malibu is a true treasure that lets you go back in time. The Getty Villa is open again after shutting its grand gates to the public in 2020.

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It didn’t take long. In the space of a few years, it went from “Oscars so white” and “Oscars so male” to “Oscars so diverse.” Dozens of women and people of color filled the nominee roles with many a winner in the bunch. Names like Daniel Kaluuya and Chloe Zhao joined familiar regulars like F…

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The Oscars are here, but they’ll be nothing like you’ve ever seen before. With screening and TV on the ins and wide screen on the outs for the past year, look out for a radical change. The movies are still good in quality but different in taste, many coming from the likes of Netflix and Disney+.

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The envelopes are carefully being stuffed and tuxes and shimmery gowns are being laid out with care. There is also a new film to go with the sacred holiday. It’s called “Resurrection” and it’s all about the Biblical saga.

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We can finally dine indoors. We can talk to the elephants and visit museums and zoos—things are getting somewhat back to normal. But perhaps the biggest plus of all: We can dive into our popcorn boxes and watch full screen movies—movies the way they were meant to be seen (unless you have a h…

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Those words were used around the globe to describe the intense interview with Oprah Winfrey and former royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. On Monday, millions of Brits woke up to read the rags with those sizzling headlines.

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Funny thing about the award season: The Oscars are clean and neat with every film category in its place. But the second-biggest prize is more of a mix-up, with serious drama, comedy, music and lifetime legend awards crowding the room at the Golden Globe Awards.

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The glittering Golden Globes are right around the corner, but it will be a very different event than in years past. The red carpet, with its beaded, satin and feathered creations, will be replaced by a less fashion friendly version on Zoom.

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Only a few short years ago, it was “Oscars so white and Oscars so male,” but the Golden Globes seem to have changed all that and is making film history along the way.

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There were bands, drummers, singers and dignitaries at this year’s presidential inauguration, but it was poet Amanda Gorman who stole the show. 

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Believe it or not, the grand award season is right around the corner, without all the usual glam and publicity of years past, of course.

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Once a thriving theater community, Los Angeles has become a wasteland—the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Hall, The Ahmanson, The Mark Taper Forum, The Geffen Playhouse and so many others all remain dark. Just think of all the out-of-work musicians, dancers, actors, crewmembers, support st…

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Christmas may be over, but the traditional 12 Days of Christmas are (technically) just beginning. While the first (“News of the World”) is a newcomer, I also offer a slate of classics that are all turning 18 this year. 

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HAVE A HOLLY DOLLY XMAS Everybody’s favorite cowgirl, Ms. Dolly Parton, has a brand-new Christmas album and a holiday musical so bring out the snow and mistletoe.

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He was the first Beatle to shout out to the skies about peace, love and new imaginings. He was also the only member of the fab four to get assassinated by a crazedman’s bullet.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a world away from Malibu but not too far away for generous local diva Cher. She rushed in to save a captive elephant and found him a new home. The goddess of pop led the effort to move 35-year-old Kaavan from a Pakistani zoo to a Cambodian sanctuary.

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The one and only music man they call The Weeknd was pleased with his showing at the American Music Awards. He put on a performance backed up by Malibu sax sensation Kenny G and picked up a few awards to boot. But days later, he was outraged after being shut out of the Grammy nominations. 

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The streaming Netflix blockbuster “The Crown” marks its new season this fall. The series started out with Queen Elizabeth II as a young girl, moved on to her coronation, her rule as queen and now, here we are: the infamous relationship between Charles and Diana. It begins with family members…

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Malibu actress, painter, mom and hostess-with-the-mostest Jane Seymour has something new on her list.

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Malibu’s DreamWorks SKG founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and media exec Meg Whitman had high hopes for their short-form video service called Quibi. 

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Malibu diva Cher is pounding away at her laptop writing the memoir of her storied career. The tome comes with a biopic to follow. But mum’s the word when it comes to details.

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When I was in eighth grade, Randy Alpert was my first boyfriend. It was an innocent flirtation with not much to do but picture-taking and hand-holding, as I was just 14 years old. 

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Malibu music legend Herb Alpert—accomplished trumpeter, visual artist and philanthropist—is setting off on a new course: documentary filmmaking.

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It was time for the Country Music Awards and this year’s went off without a hitch. 

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Bill and Ted turn 31 this year—not them, exactly, but their “Excellent Adventure,” which made sudden stars out of unknowns Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. 

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There are so many things we are missing in the year of corona: graduations, birthday parties, weddings, Olympics. But there are a few things to make you feel like normal and ease the pain if you are longing for Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl, The F…

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The Emmys are just around the corner. Thanks to the novel coronavirus, it will be a show like no other, but still, buzz in Hollywood is booming. Malibu Seen wants to congratulate The ABC television networks for recognition of its most popular shows.

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With many, if not most, movie theaters gone dark, the consequences have been felt worldwide. The shutdown has affected almost every part of the industry, from tiny art theaters to giant multiplexes. 

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It’s hard to think of February as the “good old days” but, strangely, it is. Pre-COVID-19, fun-loving fundraisers were held with red carpet wear, canapés and glasses of bubbly. It was just the place to see and be seen.

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The Emmys are on and the trade mags are filled with page after page of “For your Consideration” ads. 

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Ever since movie theaters were shuttered, Hollywood has found itself with a big dilemma on its hands: Either send your creation straight to streaming or postpone it for a very, very long time.

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The novel coronavirus has taken its toll—on restaurants, the airline industry, the hotel industry and, especially, the entertainment industry. 

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