‘The Bachelor’ Sean Lowe planning wedding in Palm Springs?

Bachelor Sean Lowe wedding in Palm Springs?“The Bachelor” Sean Lowe and his fiancée Catherine Giudici have announced they are planning a TV wedding — and it could be in the Coachella Valley.

“Sean is planning on spending $1 million dollars on his Palms Springs [SIC] wedding to his secret Bachelor fiancée and it will be ‘more romantic’ and ‘more special’ than any other wedding,” Hollywood Life wrote.

Lowe would be the first Bachelor ever to walk down the aisle with his winner. He is now competing on “Dancing with the Stars” with pro Peta Murgatroyd.

Bachelor Sean Lowe wedding in Palm Springs?

Photo from Life and Style magazine (March 2013 issue)

If the couple makes it to “I do,” Life and Style magazine claims the wedding could be at Miramonte Resort and Spa in Indian Wells (see picture to the right).

That’s not far from where “The Bachelorette” Trista Sutter married her winner, Ryan, in what’s considered the franchise’s most successful relationship.

Their reported $4 million TV wedding took place in 2003 at The Lodge in Rancho Mirage (now the Ritz Carlton).

In related rumors, there was this “burning question” from In Touch Weekly:

“Did Sean Sneak Away to Palm Springs With His Fiancée?” In Touch Weekly asked. The answer:

YES! “They met there for a romantic rendezvous on Feb. 23,” says an insider. “They stayed at a private house so no one could find them.”

‘Who’s the Boss’ star gets engaged in Palm Springs

“Who’s the Boss?” child star Danny Pintauro’s boyfriend popped the question during a trip to Palm Springs this week, Us Weekly reported Friday.

The couple got engaged over dinner on Wednesday night.

“He made a video, and in the video held up the box [with the ring],” the magazine quotes Pintauro as saying. “I looked up and he had it in his hand!”

Wil Tabares posted a photo from the dinner table after his proposal.

Jonathan Bower — er, Pintauro and his fiance live in Las Vegas and plan to move to California “once Prop 8 is overturned.”

“Who’s the Boss” ran from September 1984 until April 1992.

Twitter’s 7th birthday: See celebrities’ first tweets and a video timeline

Twitter celebrates its 7th birthday day — marking the first public tweet sent on March, 21, 2006: More than 1 billion tweets have been sent since.

First tweet ever sentTake a look back at celebrities’ first tweets (see more at USA Today):

Neil Patrick Harris first tweetEllen first tweetJames Cameron first tweetAnd finally see Twitter’s video showing its timeline — tracking the first hash tag and first retweet (in 2007) to the first tweet from space:

Live like Batman in Adam West’s one-time Palm Springs home

It isn’t exactly the bat cave, but a home once owned by ’60′s-era Batman Adam West is on the market in Palm Springs for $1.5 million — a bargain for anyone who aspires to live like a superhero (or an actor who once played a superhero on TV).

Adam West Palm Springs HouseThe 3,189-square-foot home is a modernist’s dream. Built in 1954, the house is situated in Palm Springs’ Old Las Palmas neighborhood, tucked into a mature stand of palm trees and sited next to a spacious kidney-shaped pool flanked by a flagstone patio. The structure features three bedrooms, five baths and floor-to-ceiling walls of windows serving up desert and mountain views.

Per Realtor.com, the home was renovated in 1984 under the direction of modernist Albert Frey and also features a fountain, a master bath with matching marble tubs and a two-car garage.

Not to mention the satisfaction that will come from knowing you’re laying your head in the very spot where Batman once laid down his own masked noggin. West, by the way, received a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in 2010.

Alas, the house does not include a faithful manservant who will also lay down his life to protect your secret identity.

Images courtesy Realtor.com. See more at the listing.

Palm Springs film festival: What the celebs say about Palm Springs

Actress Sally Field signed autographs Jan. 5, 2013, before walking the red carpet at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. (Wade Byars, The Desert Sun)

Dozens of Hollywood stars and starlets drove into the Coachella Valley on Jan. 5, 2013,  for the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s annual awards gala.

The stars talked about their Palm Springs visits — what they’ve been doing, if they’ve visited before — during brief interviews with The Desert Sun on the red carpet.


Sally Field, who won Career Achievement Award after her role in “Lincoln”

“I grew up in Los Angeles, so Palm Springs was the place we would go — it wasn’t often, every now and then. It was in the ‘50s, so it was literally one street. Palm Springs would always make me smile.  …

“I haven’t been here in a long time, so I thought, ‘What? This can’t be the place! What happened to Main Street?”


Martin Sheen, who presented Sally Field with her career achievement award

“This is my first time ever. I’ve never been to Palm Springs. I’ve driven through it, but I’ve never been here before. I always wanted to know where Frank Sinatra lived.”

He said he needed to leave Sunday morning: “But I’ve seen enough to want to come back, I’ll tell you that.”


Naomi Watts, who won Desert Palm Achievement Award – Actress  

While she was participating in a film festival session, her kids “had such a beautiful day” in the pool — and at Boomerz in Cathedral City.


“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, who won the ensemble award for “Argo”

“I’ll swing by and see my partners at Cinemas Palme d’Or and talk business and make sure that our theater is running smoothly and that our audiences enjoy the selection of films we have. ‘Argo’ is one of ‘em.”


Bill Pullman

“Yesterday morning we went out to the experimental station…  The date station out in Thermal and we ate a lot of dates with the guy, Vince, who runs it all.”

On Desert Sun reporter Bruce Fessier’s wife baking him date cookies: “I thought that is Palm Springs at its best.”


Director of the Year Robert Zemeckis and his wife, actress Leslie Zemeckis

The couple went to Copley’s on Palm Canyon for dinner Friday and to the Palm Springs Air Museum with their kids. They hoped to ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway before leaving town.

“We just love being around the architecture and just sort of the vibe of the city. We love it,” he said.


Ben Affleck, who won the Ensemble Performance Award for “Argo”

“I really like the community. I like Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio. I have memories of driving down here in the summers to see my dad and rolling the window down and it feeling like a blow dryer, you know, on my your arm.

“It has this wonderful romance to me of, like, all those pictures you see of old gas station rest stops on the side of the road in the 1950s. There’s a feeling of an older America here that’s past in a lot of places but that I really find romantic.”


Helen Mirren, who won International Star Award for “Hitchcock”

“I’ve been to Palm Springs for weekends now and then, and I had my very first Jacuzzi ever in Palm Springs, so that was an amazing and memorable experience. At this time of year, out under these incredible skies, is wonderful.”



– Desert Sun reporter Xochitl Pena contributed to this.

Andy Williams one of the first celebs to put his name on a PGA Tour event

Bing Crosby lent his name to a PGA Tour event before World War II, a little tournament down in Rancho Santa Fe. After World War II, the tournament moved to Pebble Beach and became famous as the Crosby Clambake.

In 1965, Bob Hope officially put his name on the tour event in the Coachella Valley. Three years later, it was the San Diego stop that had a celebrity on the title of the event. The San Diego Open became the Andy Williams San Diego Open.

Williams, the long-time La Quinta resident who died Thursday night at his other home in Branson, Missouri, was never as identified with the game as Crosby or Hope. Still, he had a 20-year run as the host of the San Dieo tournament, bringing attention to the tour stop there and having friendships with pros. He also was a fixture in other tour pro-ams, like the Hope event. Williams told me a few years ago that there was never an agreement that, hey, I’ll play in your tournament if you play in mine among celebrities. But what celebrity, given the chance, wouldn’t want to play in a pro-am in San Diego or La Quinta?

In many ways, Williams was the example of how the celebrity host on the PGA Tour was born, grew strong and eventually drifted away. After Williams joined the San Diego tournament, people like Danny Thomas, Glen Campbell, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis. Jr. and others put there names on events. But slowly the tour and tournaments began to understand that corporations could bring them more money than celebrities, and that celebrity fame could only offer a tournament so much. In his 20 years with the San Diego event, Williams was forced to share the marquee with a furniture store, a car manufacturer and eventually a financial company. After the 1988 event, Williams name was off the tournament.

When talking to me for a book I was writing about the Bob Hope golf tournament, Williams did express frustration that he was kind of kicked to the crub by the San Diego event after 20 years of working hard to promote the tournament and putting on gala shows during the week of the event. It was a feeling many celebrities had as their names were replaced by corporations at tournaments.

But Williams remained an active member at La Quinta Country Club and he continued his highly successful singing career. He was one of the first celebrities to truly embrace the possibilities of Branson, building his own theater there, the Moon River Theater. And Williams continued to return to the desert and his beloved La Quinta Country Club.

First came Crosby, then came Hope to PGA Tour events, but Williams was just behind Hope on that list. Hopefully the golf world will remember that today.