YOU GOTTA HAVE FRIENDS
It looks as if Malibu is proving to be one heck of a popular spot with no shortage of “friends.”
Following their splashy seaside wedding last year, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have been doing some house hunting in our neck of the woods, hoping to make a move to 90265.
In the meantime, “Friends” co-star Courtney Cox and her hubby David Arquette have picked up a beachfront retreat for a cool $10 million. Their new abode has a mere three bedrooms, but the 4,500 square foot architectural gem is quite the showcase, designed in exposed concrete, natural wood and glass by the late John Lautner.
It seems the peer pressure is on for these pals — so can cast mates Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer be far behind?
Malibu’s Kelsey Grammer is celebrating a new three-year deal with Paramount Television Group to continue his Emmy Award-winning “Fraiser” into an incredible 11th season. The milestone matches the longtime run of Kelsey’s other mega-hit, “Cheers.”
Martin Sheen, meantime, will be enjoying his presidential popularity for years to come. His critically acclaimed “West Wing” series has been picked up by Bravo, which will begin airing Oval Office episodes in 2003.
CITY OF ANGLES
“Life and Times” host Jess Marlow and his wife, Phyllis, were rewarded for their many years of hard work on behalf of the Hillsides Center for abused and neglected children and presented with this year’s Angel Award at the Keck Center. Also getting their wings are longtime benefactors Judy and Bernard Reiling, who discovered the institution when their daughter volunteered as a tutor while in high school.
The two couples have been a powerful force, helping the 88-year-old center raise more than $1.8 million.
The awards ceremony featured several touching testimonials from Hillsides children who explained how the organization had changed their lives. “Hillsides can keep a teenager from messing up,” said 14-year-old Maria Rivera. “They teach us the consequences. If it weren’t for them, I don’t know where I’d be right now.”
WHEELIN’ AND DEALIN’
Anjelica Huston and her sculptor husband Robert Graham will help the California Antique Dealers Association kick off its Sixth Annual Los Angeles Antiques Show at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica this weekend.
From Art Deco to Native American to European Classical, the show draws 68 exhibitors from cities throughout the United States as well as Italy, England and Mexico. Every year, the showcase kicks off with a gala-preview and food feast benefiting the Women’s Guild of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
“As the premiere show on the West Coast, we draw collectors and aficionados from all over the country,” said Women’s Guild President Abby Levy. “Cedars-Sinai supporters will get a first-look at these exceptional offerings.” The show runs through May 6.