David A. Keeps

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latimes.com
06/19/2015
With 'Five-O' on hiatus, Scott Caan gets to play (in a play he wrote)

The playwright Scott Caan - yes, the same square-jawed Scott Caan who has appeared in Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" franchise and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Danny "Danno" Williams on CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" - doesn't know from hiatus.

Glamour UK
01/03/2017
Kendall + Kylie Take It To The Top

There aren't enough minutes in the hour, let alone hours in the day, when you're world-famous teenage sisters launching your first capsule fashion collection, Kendall + Kylie, which will be sold around the world through Topshop. So, setting down their constantly chiming phones, Kendall and Kylie Jenner just jump right in.

VEGAS MAGAZINE Q&A: Humorist David Sedaris Talks Touring and Hitchhiking

Humorist David Sedaris offers the irresistible opportunity to question him during his show, which comes to Vegas this month. We couldn't wait that long. In celebration of his 2013 New York Times best-seller-list topper Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, author, playwright, and National Public Radio humorist David Sedaris comes to The Smith Center this month for an evening of readings, recollections, and a question-and-answer session.

New York Magazine
01/24/2015
Kevin Costner's New Moves: The Actor on Stepping Into Racial Politics With Black or White

Kevin Costner sidles into a West Hollywood hotel room at precisely noon. After making about 50 films and winning two Oscars (for Dances With Wolves, the movie he directed and produced a quarter-century ago), he knows when he's on the clock. He gives every appearance of being the Joe Regular you expect, the Western-movie star of his era.

New York
02/13/2012
Justin Theroux: Tabloid Trainee

Justin Theroux blows into the lobby of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles like a breath of ­subway-tunnel air. A study in New York street style, he's wearing black boots, lean jeans, a vintage leather jacket over a cashmere sweater, leather bangles on tattooed wrists, gold aviator sunglasses, and a ­fedora tipped at a rakish angle.

New York, June 2013
A Few Rounds in the Boxing Ring With Liev Schreiber

Go ahead, Liev Schreiber motions, pointing a ­boxing glove at his ­stubbly jaw. “I have the kind of face that people want to punch,” says the actor. It’s a declaration made all the more ­ridiculous by his mouth guard, which ­imparts a slobbery lisp

Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 2012
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Don Cheadle

Fresh from his Emmy nomination for Showtime's House of Lies -- in which he plays a cocksure management consultant with a wardrobe of custom Italian wool suits and Audemars Piguet timepieces -- Don Cheadle is living in a Hollywood moment uniquely his own creation.

ELLE DECOR COVER STORY Reese Witherspoon at Home

Reese Witherspoon's Southern charm has lit up such hit comedies as Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama, and her skill and intensity brought her an Oscar for her role as country singer June Carter Cash in Walk the Line.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Nymag
10/02/2011
Laura Dern's New Age Rage

Is she weird? That's what friends want to know after I tell them I've shared tomato-risotto croquettes with Laura Dern. Well, Laura Dern is not nearly as unconventional as some of the characters she has played-sexually promiscuous teenagers and druggies, the lesbian who coaxed the sitcom Ellen (DeGeneres) out of the closet, and the Florida secretary of State who helped cost Al Gore the 2000 presidential election.

New York, April 2013
An Afternoon with Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg's handshake comes as something of a shock. A light, no-pressure clasp, it's a long way from the hand-mangling kung fu grip that one might expect from the pumped-up star of Michael Bay's Pain & Gain.

New York, Aug. 2011
Tell It on the Mountain

No one says motherfucker quite like Samuel Leroy Jackson. He deployed that expletive in tones Shakespearean and streetwise throughout Pulp Fiction. And today, there are at least half a dozen places on the web where Jackson's voice will "motherfucker" you up with a click; in real life, he uses the term with impunity.

New York Magazine
Mike White Would Like to Make You Squirm

Hiding under a cap that declares LIFE'S RAD, Mike White sits in a Los Angeles café, biting his nails and perusing the menu's vegan options. "Hey, man," says the 42-year-old Pasadena native, rather dudelike, when I arrive.

New York, Nov. 2011
J. Edgar Hoover's Trophy Boy

Leonardo DiCaprio was Armie Hammer's first man-on-man screen kiss, but the experience was hardly romantic. "It just felt like kissing," says Hammer, who plays Clyde Tolson, the real-life right-hand man and purported paramour of DiCaprio's J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's film about the founder of the modern FBI.

HEARST MAGAZINES

02/01/2012
MARIE CLAIRE COVER STORY Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes shows up for our interview in Los Angeles' Griffith Park with Hugo, her rather intimidating Malinois (a Belgian variant of the German shepherd). "Couchez!" she orders him sternly. Hugo immediately lies down. "It sounds so pretentious," Mendes admits, "but he learned his commands in French."

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COVER
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COVER Queen Latifah

She may be showbiz royalty - a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist with a Golden Globe, an Oscar nomination, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a hit daytime TV talk show plus her own cosmetics line for CoverGirl and clothing collection for HSN - but a princess she's not: On set for the GH cover shoot, Queen Latifah walks over and sweetly, almost shyly, introduces herself, saying, "Hi, I'm Dana."

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COVER
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COVER Valerie Bertinelli Turns 50

Chop. Chop. Chop. Valerie Bertinelli is slicing and dicing her way through a pile of zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms with the flair of a professional chef - or, at least, a confirmed Food Network junkie.

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COVER Heidi Klum's Full House

Jumping out of an enormous SUV, Heidi Klum is a vision in black: jeans, sweater, sneakers, and inky mascara highlighting her eyes. No, wait a minute. Those are false eyelashes. "Yesterday's false eyelashes," confesses the 37-year-old wife, supermodel, and mother of four.

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COVER Valerie Bertinelli in Love

Valerie Bertinelli kicks off her four-inch black Christian Louboutin high heels and admires her freshly polished tootsies. "It's the only pedicure I've had since May," says the 50-year-old actress, who ran her first marathon last April.

REDBOOK COVER STORY Christina Aguilera

Perched like a porcelain doll in her giant red revolving chair on the set of The Voice, Christina Aguilera is about to speak to the contestants. But just as she opens her mouth, the director yells, "Cut!" Christina, who is wearing ripped jeans and a white oxford shirt unbuttoned dangerously low, just smiles.

LOS ANGELES TIMES, 1stDIBS, ARRIVE

Latimes
11/05/2014
LOS ANGELES TIMES Donny and Debbie Osmond

As a performer with multi-generational appeal, 1970s pop star and 2009 Dancing With the Stars champion Donny Osmond needs no introduction. Earlier this year, however, the 56-year-old father of five (and grandfather of six), and Debbie, his wife of 36 years, partnered with decor manufacturers to launch Donny Osmond Home.

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 2012
Our 'Million Dollar Decorators' challenge: Shop Kmart, Marshalls

They shop, they drink, they dine, they kvetch. They turn otherwise ordinary rooms into polished interiors, and then ... they go shopping again. They are the stars of Million Dollar Decorators, the Bravo reality series that started its second season tonight,

1stdibs
Five Questions : Benedikt Taschen

As Taschen launches a 1stdibs storefront of rare art-edition books, we spoke with publisher Benedikt Taschen about his passion for art, design and lush printed matter.

Arrive Magazine
March/April 2013
The Prime of Miss Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss has never let fear--or vanity--come between her and a juicy role. Best known for Emmy-nominated portrayal of Peggy Olson, Mad Men's ambitious 1960s copywriter with questionable choices in men and fashion, the veteran actress

Arrive Magazine
July/August, 2012
Rashida Jones: In The Lead

In this summer's indie romance, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Rashida Jones deftly tackles a vast--and not always likable--emotional range in a thoroughly contemporary love story that also marks her debut as a screenwriter

1stdibs
12/15/2014
The Rolling Stones | 1stdibs Introspective

Gathering together some 50 years' worth of photographs - many of them never before seen - by the likes of David Bailey, Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle, a new book from TASCHEN and a related selling exhibition at the publishing house's new Los Angeles gallery provide a riotous, rowdy and riveting portrait of The Rolling Stones .