Tag archives: Gwyneth Paltrow

Lending a Helping Hand
By Richard Mineards   |   June 18, 2024

Former TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has generously been playing mortgage lender to family members to get them on the property ladder. The 66-year-old serial real estate flipper, with her former actress wife Portia de Rossi, has been dishing out home loans to relatives wanting to get a property, according to the London Daily […]

Local Mom Goes to Son’s Graduation
By Richard Mineards   |   June 11, 2024

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and rocker ex-husband Chris Martin reunited for their son Moses’ high school graduation in Los Angeles at the weekend. The Coldplay musician and the Montecito-based Goop founder got hitched in 2003 and famously “consciously uncoupledi” efein 2014. Gwyneth is now married to TV producer Brad Falchuk and Martin is married to […]

Real New Neighbors
By Richard Mineards   |   April 23, 2024

Real Housewives of New Jersey alumna Dina Cantin is our rarefied enclave’s latest celebrity resident. She and her husband David Cantin have just snapped up a nearly 6,000 square foot five bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom Tuscan-style villa for $16 million in Montecito. The tony twosome relocated to the Left Coast in 2015, settling in Malibu. Originally […]

Paws for Thought
By Richard Mineards   |   April 9, 2024

Meghan Markle is going to the dogs! The Riven Rock resident’s new lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, has listed a range of items in documents sent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which includes dog food, bath soaps and blankets. The 42-year-old Duchess of Sussex also wants to market fragrance sachets, hand soaps, bath […]

Birthday Boy Rob
By Richard Mineards   |   April 2, 2024

The stars were out in abundance in our Eden by the Beach when perpetually youthful actor Rob Lowe celebrated his 60th birthday with a host of Hollywood stars who traveled up the 101 to help the 9-1-1: Lone Star star celebrate until the early hours with a live band. “I love the milestone birthdays because […]

Milk Money
By Richard Mineards   |   March 26, 2024

An old friend Ingrid Seward – longtime editor of the U.K’s. Majesty Magazine and prolific royal author/TV commentator – sends me her latest book My Mother and I: The Inside Story of the King and Our Late Queen, which has reached Number 4 in the British bestseller list. Ingrid who has written innumerable bestsellers on […]

House Off Market
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2024

Former TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres just signed off on one of Montecito’s biggest property sales this year, selling the iconic 1919 villa Pompeian Court on San Ysidro Road for $32 million, shy of the original $46.5 million asking price. Less than one year prior the eight-acre estate traded hands for $22.5 million. During […]

O Letting Go
By Richard Mineards   |   March 12, 2024

Former TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey is leaving the board of WeightWatchers and will donate her stake in the company “to eliminate any perceived conflict of interest around her taking weight loss medications,” according to the company, also known as WW International. Shares in WW International fell by 27% in extended trading following the […]

Heading Home
By Richard Mineards   |   February 13, 2024

Prince Harry is flying home to London to be with his father King Charles III, 75, in the wake of His Majesty’s cancer diagnosis. The Duke of Sussex, 35, left for Windsor Castle on Monday and has already spoken to the monarch following his diagnosis, according to the New York Post’s Page Six. Harry’s wife, […]

In the Thirty Mile Zone
By Richard Mineards   |   February 6, 2024

Harvey Levin, who founded the celebrity news program TMZ in 2005, interviewed yours truly from his L.A. outpost via Zoom with a seven-man crew. Harvey is doing a documentary on Oscar winner Kevin Costner and his acrimonious divorce from wife Christine Baumgartner. Having written for this illustrious organ for 16 years, I was asked for […]

Flying High
By Richard Mineards   |   January 30, 2024

Actor and aviator John Travolta was the driving force behind Prince Harry being named a ‘Living Legend of Aviation’ because of a ‘strong emotional connection’ to the Riven Rock resident through the actor’s friendship with the late Princess Diana when the Duke of Sussex collected the honor at the Beverly Hilton this past weekend. Travolta, […]

Island Life
By Richard Mineards   |   December 19, 2023

Carpinteria actor Kevin Costner and singer Jewel are reportedly an item. After the Oscar winner’s acrimonious divorce from wife Christine Baumgartner, he and Jewel were having fun on Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson’s private Caribbean Island, Necker, in the British Virgin Islands. The twosome were on the idyllic locale for a tennis fundraiser for Jewel’s […]

The Lone Star on the Floor
By Richard Mineards   |   December 5, 2023

As if starring in the Fox Texan firefighting drama 9-1-1: Lone Star for four seasons isn’t enough, Montecito actor Rob Lowe is set to host a new game show, The Floor, in the New Year. The ultimate trivia conquest quiz show, which Lowe, 59, will helm and produce, is described as “a spectacular battle of […]

A Lucky Face
By Richard Mineards   |   November 28, 2023

Yellowstone star Cole Hauser has a distinct Santa Barbara connection and has just become the face of Lucky Brand’s holiday collection. Hauser, 48, recounts his “idyllic” upbringing in our Eden by the Beach with his film producer mother Cass Warner. Hauser, who has co-starred with Carpinteria actor Kevin Costner on the CBS series for five […]

Going Big at Operation Bigs
By Richard Mineards   |   November 21, 2023

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a visit to Camp Pendleton, the U.S. Marines base near San Diego, ahead of Veterans Day. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stopped by Operation Bigs, a mentoring program tailor-made for children of military families, according to the couple’s Archewell foundation. Meghan wore a $1,490 Carolina Herrera cardigan embroidered […]

Off to See the Desert Stars
By Richard Mineards   |   November 14, 2023

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle joined Cameron Diaz and her husband, Benji Madden, and Avatar actress Zoe Saldana on a private plane from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas to watch one of local singer Katy Perry’s last concerts of her two-year residency at the Resorts World Theatre. They were joined in the venue’s VIP […]

Looking Across the Pond
By Richard Mineards   |   November 7, 2023

Montecito actress Gwyneth Paltrow is looking for a quiet life on the British coast, according to reports. If so, the Oscar winner will be following a whole host of celebrities, including Cate Blanchett, Jason Statham, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, and Jason Momoa who have snapped up properties in the picturesque southwestern county of Cornwall. While […]

VP O
By Richard Mineards   |   October 31, 2023

Former TV talk show titan Oprah Winfrey, 69, suggested teaming up with Senator Mitt Romney on a 2020 White House run to beat out Donald Trump, according to a new book. There has always been frequent speculation that Oprah, a longtime resident of our rarefied enclave, had political aspirations, and analysts said her popularity and […]

Here Comes Jemma
By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2023

Jemma Montecito is opening in our rarefied enclave. The new eatery, which has number of branches including Brentwood and Hollywood, is at The Post, the reinvented Las Aves complex near the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. The restaurant, owned by Jackson and Melissa Kalb of Memento Mori Hospitality, boasts 2,761 square feet of interior space and […]

The Creative Collier
By Richard Mineards   |   October 10, 2023

Five-time Grammy Award-winning music genius Jacob Collier, making his Santa Barbara debut, wowed the audience at Campbell Hall when USCB Arts & Lectures launched its 64th season. London-born Collier, 29, creates mesmerizing soundscapes using layered vocal tracks and sophisticated editing techniques. His multi-frame, multi-instrumental viral videos and impressive Grammy wins have earned him a devoted […]