‘Vampire Diaries’ Creator Julie Plec Goes Green in Whimsical L.A. Farmhouse — Variety

Fresh off a new mega-contract with Universal Television believed to be worth upwards of $60 million, prolific fantasy series writer/creator/showrunner Julie Plec (“Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals,” “Legacies”) has spread some of her Midas television touch to the real estate industry, forking over $6 million for a colorful, decidedly unique compound in a desirable neighborhood pocket… ‘Vampire… Read More ‘Vampire Diaries’ Creator Julie Plec Goes Green in Whimsical L.A. Farmhouse — Variety

Stockard Channing Lists Secluded Home Above L.A.’s Laurel Canyon — Variety

Stockard Channing, treasured mandarin of both stage and screen, has hoisted a secluded home above Laurel Canyon in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills up for sale at almost $2.5 million. The Emmy and Tony winner, nominated for an Oscar in 1995 for “Six Degrees of Separation,” and most recently seen on New York and London stages… Stockard… Read More Stockard Channing Lists Secluded Home Above L.A.’s Laurel Canyon — Variety

Lighthouse International Film Festival Goes to Drive-In Format — Variety

The Lighthouse International Film Festival in New Jersey has announced it has become the world’s first film festival to segue into a fully drive-in format in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will run from June 16 through June 20 at a variety of locations around Long Beach Island. It announced its lineup… Read More Lighthouse International Film Festival Goes to Drive-In Format — Variety

Monaco, Indy encores in ESPN salute to Racing’s Biggest Day — RACER

On what is traditionally the biggest day of the year in motorsports, ESPN will salute the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500 with encore presentations of some classic editions of the two iconic racing events on Sunday, May 24. Over a 15-hour period beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT, the salute will include encore airings… via… Read More Monaco, Indy encores in ESPN salute to Racing’s Biggest Day — RACER

Rare Ephraim Faience Pottery Sculpted Crystal Flambe’ Vase #833

We’re currently offering a few selections from the Abetica Studios collection through our eBay Store, including this beautiful and rare Ephraim Faience Pottery “Sculpted Crystal Flambe’ Vase #833” in excellent condition. One of just 17 produced before retirement. Purchase includes the original information and care instructions card. In perfect condition – No visible chips, scratches,… Read More Rare Ephraim Faience Pottery Sculpted Crystal Flambe’ Vase #833

Astrid Kirchherr Dies: Beatles Photographer Who Gave The Boys Their Mop-Top Look Was 81 — Deadline

Astrid Kirchherr, photographer and early friend of The Beatles whose avant garde style helped transform the young band from ’50s-era greasers to mop-top trend-setters, died Wednesday in her native Hamburg, Germany. She was 81. The German newspaper Die Zeit reports that Kirchher died following a “short, serious illness,” with no additional details provided… via Astrid… Read More Astrid Kirchherr Dies: Beatles Photographer Who Gave The Boys Their Mop-Top Look Was 81 — Deadline