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Gallagher, Comic Known for Smashing Watermelons, Dies at 76

Leo Gallagher, the watermelon-smashing prop comic known as Gallagher, has died. He was 76. His former manager, Craig Marquardo, told The Hollywood Reporter that Gallagher died Friday in Palm Springs after a short health battle. He was surrounded by family. The comic had suffered a host of heart attacks, something he and David Letterman talked […]

Donna Reed’s Former Palm Springs Home Hits the Market for $4.2M

A home once owned by the Oscar-winning actress Donna Reed has hit the market in Palm Springs. Listed for $4.175 million and sitting on nearly three-quarters of an acre, the five-bedroom, 4,341-square-foot home is located in the celebrity enclave of Old Las Palmas. According to Palm Springs Life magazine, the It’s a Wonderful Life and […]

The Best New Hotels and Restaurants in Palm Springs

Marquee music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach are returning to Riverside County in 2022, Palm Springs’ beloved Modernism Week runs Feb. 17 to 27, and the desert playground beckons with a host of new spots. “I’m really drawn to Palm Springs as an escape from my normal, often hectic, schedule,” says design expert and Emmy-nominated Queer […]

Palm Springs International Film Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Surge

The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another event: the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Fest organizer, the Palm Springs International Film Society, announced the news Wednesday citing “the current rise of COVID cases.” The festival was scheduled for Jan. 7-17 and the news comes after the fest had already scrapped plans for […]

Making of ‘Palm Springs’: How a 22-Day Film Shoot and a Tight Budget Produced a Record-Setting Sundance Hit

The wildly inventive Sundance breakout and summer 2020 hit — a time-loop comedy starring Andy  Samberg and Cristin  Milioti — did it all for  less  than its $5  million budget and less than a month of  shooting.