Past Schoolmate Unlikely to Attend Class Reunion

By Richard Mineards   |   July 25, 2023

Montecito actor Billy Baldwin got a considerable shock with a blast from the past this week.

He has revealed he went to school with accused New York mass murderer Rex Heuermann, 59, the alleged serial killer of 10 women on a barren stretch of Long Island coastline nearly 13 years ago, who was snared by DNA from a slice of pizza.

Both attended Berner High School in Massapequa with Billy, 60, in the class of 1989.

His older brother Alec also attended the school, graduating in 1976.

“Woke up this morning to learn the Gilgo Beach serial killer suspect was my high school classmate Rex Heuermann,” Billy wrote on Instagram. “Mind boggling.”

Mind boggling, indeed…

Award Nominations

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s controversial Netflix series has been nominated for a Hollywood award.

The tony twosome released their docuseries Harry & Meghan with the streaming giant last December, which became Netflix’s second highest ranked documentary behind The Tinder Swindler.

The documentary was directed by Liz Garbus, which was the first project to emerge from the $100 million multi-year deal the couple signed with Netflix shortly after stepping down as working members of the British
Royal Family.

Now the series has been nominated for a Hollywood Critics Award in the Best Streaming Nonfiction category.

Other nominees in the same category are Prehistoric Planet 2, Rennervations, The 1619 Project, The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy, and Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss.

Voting began on Tuesday, with the winner being awarded at a ceremony in due course.

Lawyers’ Fees Continue

Actor Kevin Costner is on the hook for a hefty $129,755 monthly child support payment after a judge ruled on a tentative agreement.

The Yellowstone star, 68, has to pay the whopping amount to his estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, 49, considerably more than double what the Carpinteria-based Oscar winner had originally offered her, although only a little over half of what she had been asking for.

The decision came after the former handbag designer was ordered to vacate Costner’s $145 million oceanfront compound by July 31.

Stay tuned…

Documentary on Trial

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski trial earlier this year is being made into a documentary by Discovery+.

Gwyneth vs Terry: The Ski Crash Trial, a project that will explore the Montecito Oscar winner’s viral legal battle with retired optometrist Terry Sanderson.

Optomen, the production company behind Johnny vs Amber, and Kim vs Kanye: The Divorce, will be working on the project, according to Variety. It will air in two parts later this year.

Sanderson accused the Goop founder, 50, of colliding with him during a 2016 ski crash in Utah, an incident which he claimed left him with lasting brain damage.

But Paltrow ultimately prevailed with jurors finding Sanderson, 76, “100 percent” to blame for the crash at the upmarket ski resort seven years ago.

It took just two hours and 20 minutes for the jury to reach its verdict, which meant Sanderson had to pay Paltrow a symbolic $1 in damages – but also her legal costs, which are likely to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Lobero on the Grand Stage

The historic Lobero Theatre has been highlighted by Condé Nast glossy Architectural Digest in an article showcasing “The 11 Most Beautiful Theaters in the World.”

Some of the other venues include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Opéra Garnier in Paris, Harbin Grand Theater in China, Palacio de Bellas Arte in Mexico City, Sydney Opera House, Vienna State Opera in Austria, and Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy.

Now celebrating its 150th anniversary, the Lobero is clearly in good company.

“Spanning styles and purpose, these stunning buildings prove it’s not just the performances hosted within that can be considered art,” writes Katherine McLaughlin. “Nonetheless, they shine through their unique designs, creative innovations, and stunning appearances.”

The Lobero, founded as Jose Lobero’s Opera House in 1873, was later rebuilt in 1924 in a Spanish Colonial Revival style designed by architects George Washington Smith and Lutah Maria Riggs.

It is the oldest continuously operating theater in California, and the fourth oldest performing arts theater in the country.


Actor-comedian Steve Martin noshing at Ca’Dario on CVR… Gwyneth Paltrow and TV producer husband Brad Falchuk frolicking in the Hamptons… Oprah Winfrey at the Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans.

Pip! Pip!  


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