Monday, March 14, 2005

hot property - reading between the lines

no complaints this week about hot property's star power. the headlines are still cringe-inducing but I won't belabor that point a second week either. no, this week I want to celebrate hot property. as a devoted reader of Defamer, Page Six, US Weekly, In Touch and the constantly circulating parade of tabloid gossip, hot property this week almost fulfills my need to know the minutiae of celebrities' lives, business affairs, home decor preferences and family lineage.

a few tidbits you may or may not have known:
  • ex-supermodel kathy ireland's clothing and home furnishing company is worth over $1 billion. she started the company 10 years ago designing socks. yes, socks.
  • the architect paul williams, noted not only for designing the shrine auditorium, the hollywood ymca, and LAX, but also for being an african-american architect during the days of Jim Crow, also designed the home of Charles J. Correll, who played Andy on the "Amos 'n' Andy" radio show.
  • Jason Schwartzman (rushmore and I heart huckabees) is the son of producer Jack Schwartzmann and Talia Shire. his cousins are nic cage and sofia coppola. and the tidbit I didn't know but probably should have - he's in the band Phantom Planet, singers of the Greatest TV Theme Song Ever "california" for the Greatest TV Show Ever, The OC.
  • Rodney Dangerfield was 82 when he died. His wife is 52.
and since my need to read and comment on hot property now seems to be a weekly feature on this blog, here are some other, much better examples of this type of meta-criticism:

  • Veiled Conceit - a weekly critique of the new york times wedding announcements
  • The Bruni Digest - love him or hate him, enjoy this blog's deconstructions of the new york times' restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni.


At 11:10 AM, Blogger A.Q. said...

Actually, Jason left PP some time last year, so don't feel too bad :)

At 11:32 AM, Blogger marissa said...

good to know. as always, this reaffirms my faith in the latimes' ability to break news and get the story right.


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