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May 24, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"Can you give mommy a cue? Are you hungry?" 21-year-old Alexis Neiers cooed to her crying newborn in the middle of a faux-upscale Calabasas restaurant last week. "When she puts her hands in her mouth, she's hungry. Right now, she's just tired. Maybe a little constipated. " None of the other diners paid much attention to Neiers - former reality TV star, recovering addict and convicted felon - as she pulled her daughter, Harper, to her breast and began to feed the 3-week-old. It was a moment of utter normalcy for Neiers, who shot to notoriety in 2009 when she was arrested and charged with being a part of a group of celebrity-obsessed young burglary suspects that came to be known as the "Bling Ring.
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June 6, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
In “The Bling Ring," a group of starry-eyed teens define their worth by the number of designer duds in their closet. The young protagonists of Sofia Coppola's based-on-a-true-story film don't actually own any of these coveted items, of course -- they steal them. Parading through the closets of stars such as Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan, their eyes widen as they try out Alexander McQueen sunglasses, Chanel handbags and Christian Louboutin pumps. “Oh, my God,” one character gasps as she comes across a chic top. “It's Balmain.” It's a line uttered by actress Claire Julien, who, fittingly enough, was sporting a Balmain dress on the red carpet at the film's Hollywood premiere Tuesday night.
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May 22, 2010 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
In the E! tabloid-esque reality series "Pretty Wild," viewers have watched aspiring starlet Alexis Neiers go from fame-hungry to infamous. The show has mixed the 18-year-old's link to a string of celebrity burglaries alongside her showbiz ambitions, her wild night life and her inane squabbles with her sisters. But Neiers' life is about to go from trying to hang out in bars to going behind bars. Starting June 24, she faces a six-month stint in county jail for her involvement in a burglary at the home of actor Orlando Bloom, a sentence that threatens to put the series on lockdown.
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May 25, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Three years ago, the hot story in L.A. was the Bling Ring, the fame-obsessed group that burglarized the homes of young Hollywood. The film version of their capers, Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," premiered to much ado at the Cannes Film Festival last week and arrives in U.S. theaters June 14. What with Coppola and the movie's stars, including Emma Watson and Paris Hilton, walking the red carpet, L.A. Now readers may wonder what became...
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December 2, 2009 | By Richard Winton
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge found sufficient cause Tuesday for an alleged member of the "bling ring," which targeted the homes of young Hollywood celebrities, to stand trial for burglarizing actor Orlando Bloom's Hollywood Hills home. Judge Darrell Mavis issued his decision after Los Angeles Police Department officials testified that Alexis Neiers admitted entering the actor's home July 13, that investigators found stolen items belonging to actresses Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan in her Thousand Oaks home and that another alleged burglar identified her in a security video.
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May 11, 2010 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
An 18-year-old woman who pursued fame on a cable TV reality show after being prosecuted for her role in the "bling ring" celebrity burglary case agreed Monday to plead no contest to felony residential burglary and was sentenced to six months in jail. Alexis Neiers was a relatively minor player in the burglary ring but took on an outsized role when her arrest and prosecution coincided with production of the E! Entertainment reality show "Pretty Wild," about her and her two sisters growing up in the fast lane in suburban Los Angeles as an aspiring Hollywood starlet.
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April 30, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Los Angeles police Officer Brett Goodkin is about to make his big-screen debut, playing a bit role as a cop in “The Bling Ring,” Sofia Coppola's movie about fame-obsessed San Fernando Valley youths who burgled the homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. But as the director prepares to unveil the film at the Cannes Film Festival next month, the LAPD investigator is hardly basking in the glory of his 15 minutes of fame. Instead, he's facing the imminent prospect of losing his job, as a disciplinary panel prepares to rule on the results of an internal investigation into his simultaneous involvement in the real-life case and the film.
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August 19, 2010
The Early Show Maggie Gyllenhaal. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kyle MacLachlan; Trace Adkins. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Jerry O'Connell; Alexis Neiers. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Jennifer Aniston; Plain White T's perform. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jennifer Aniston ("The Switch"); Kyle MacLachlan ("Mao's Last Dancer"); Jordin Sparks performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors 11 a.m. KCAL The Dr. Oz Show 11 a.m. KTTV The Oprah Winfrey Show 3 p.m. KABC Dr. Phil 4 p.m. KCBS Tavis Smiley Author Max Lucado; John Mellencamp performs.
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May 25, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Three years ago, the hot story in L.A. was the Bling Ring, the fame-obsessed group that burglarized the homes of young Hollywood. The film version of their capers, Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," premiered to much ado at the Cannes Film Festival last week and arrives in U.S. theaters June 14. What with Coppola and the movie's stars, including Emma Watson and Paris Hilton, walking the red carpet, L.A. Now readers may wonder what became...
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June 6, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
In “The Bling Ring," a group of starry-eyed teens define their worth by the number of designer duds in their closet. The young protagonists of Sofia Coppola's based-on-a-true-story film don't actually own any of these coveted items, of course -- they steal them. Parading through the closets of stars such as Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan, their eyes widen as they try out Alexander McQueen sunglasses, Chanel handbags and Christian Louboutin pumps. “Oh, my God,” one character gasps as she comes across a chic top. “It's Balmain.” It's a line uttered by actress Claire Julien, who, fittingly enough, was sporting a Balmain dress on the red carpet at the film's Hollywood premiere Tuesday night.
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May 24, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"Can you give mommy a cue? Are you hungry?" 21-year-old Alexis Neiers cooed to her crying newborn in the middle of a faux-upscale Calabasas restaurant last week. "When she puts her hands in her mouth, she's hungry. Right now, she's just tired. Maybe a little constipated. " None of the other diners paid much attention to Neiers - former reality TV star, recovering addict and convicted felon - as she pulled her daughter, Harper, to her breast and began to feed the 3-week-old. It was a moment of utter normalcy for Neiers, who shot to notoriety in 2009 when she was arrested and charged with being a part of a group of celebrity-obsessed young burglary suspects that came to be known as the "Bling Ring.
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May 16, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"The Bling Ring" had Emma Watson "Keeping Up With the Kardashians. " The "Harry Potter" alum plays a character based on convicted socialite Alexis Neiers in Sofia Coppola's film, which chronicles the shenanigans of those who looted the homes of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2009 and 2010. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday with stars Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Fariga, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and writer-director Coppola walking the red carpet.
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April 30, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officer Brett Goodkin is about to make his big-screen debut, playing a bit role as a cop in "The Bling Ring," Sofia Coppola's movie about fame-obsessed San Fernando Valley youths who burgled the homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. But as the director prepares to unveil the picture at the Cannes Film Festival, the LAPD investigator is hardly basking in the glory of his 15 minutes of fame. Instead, he's facing the imminent prospect of losing his job, as a disciplinary panel prepares to rule on the results of an internal investigation into his simultaneous involvement in the real-life case and the film.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Los Angeles police Officer Brett Goodkin is about to make his big-screen debut, playing a bit role as a cop in “The Bling Ring,” Sofia Coppola's movie about fame-obsessed San Fernando Valley youths who burgled the homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. But as the director prepares to unveil the film at the Cannes Film Festival next month, the LAPD investigator is hardly basking in the glory of his 15 minutes of fame. Instead, he's facing the imminent prospect of losing his job, as a disciplinary panel prepares to rule on the results of an internal investigation into his simultaneous involvement in the real-life case and the film.
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April 2, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Emma Watson's British GQ cover shows the "Harry Potter" star as a bad girl, vamped up as her "The Bling Ring" character, Nicki. Dressed in skimpy clothes and baring her midriff, sporting a spotted tattoo near her hip, Watson represents the pole-dancing "Valley vixen" of the notorious Hollywood Bling Ring, the youths who authorities say burglarized celebrity homes in 2008 and 2009. A Vanity Fair article about the ring serves as the true-story source material for director Sofia Coppola's film.
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March 8, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Emma Watson is showing off her wild side in the teaser trailer for Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," a film based on the thefts by a group of youths who targeted celebrities. With the hard-partying Nicki character, Watson breaks away from her smarty-pants "Harry Potter" alter-ego Hermione Granger.  Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow's wife, plays Nicki's mother in the film, based on Nancy Jo Sales' 2010 Vanity Fair story, " The Suspects Wore Louboutins . " Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, Gavin Rossdale, Katie Chang and Erin Daniels are also part of the cast.
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July 21, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Friday called a police officer's decision to work on a movie about the so-called bling ring "stupid," but refused to dismiss charges against one of three defendants in the case. Judge Larry P. Fidler said LAPD Officer Brett Goodkin's decision to serve as a technical advisor on Sofia Coppola's docudrama "The Bling Ring" while still assigned to the case had harmed the prosecution of the defendants charged with burglarizing the homes of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
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June 26, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Payroll records appear to contradict how much money a Los Angeles police officer who brought down the so-called "bling ring" said he was paid to work as technical advisor on a movie about the case. Officer Brett Goodkin, who is currently under investigation by the LAPD for consulting on Sofia Coppola's docu-drama while assigned to the case, was paid between $5,000 and $6,000, authorities said. But payroll records turned over to defendants in the burglary case show he was paid $12,500 by the filmmaker and her production company.
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October 20, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
With a key LAPD investigator under fire for working on a movie about the so-called Bling Ring that targeted celebrity homes, one person pleaded no contest Friday to a single burglary charge for breaking into Lindsay Lohan's home. Diana Tamayo, 21, received three years' probation plus time served in the county jail and 60 days community service with the California Department of Transportation. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of conspiracy and receiving stolen property.
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July 21, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Friday called a police officer's decision to work on a movie about the so-called bling ring "stupid," but refused to dismiss charges against one of three defendants in the case. Judge Larry P. Fidler said LAPD Officer Brett Goodkin's decision to serve as a technical advisor on Sofia Coppola's docudrama "The Bling Ring" while still assigned to the case had harmed the prosecution of the defendants charged with burglarizing the homes of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
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