May 16, 2013 |
Well, that didn't take long. Barely a week after being found guilty of murder, Jodi Arias is the subject of a planned Lifetime movie. The story of Arias will be dramatized in "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret," which has been scheduled for June 22. The film will star Tania Raymonde as Arias and Jesse Lee Soffer as Alexander. VIDEO: New fall TV shows Arias, an aspiring photographer, was convicted May 8 of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander, who was found in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to his head.
April 2, 2013 |
HLN should send Jodi Arias a fruit basket and a spa vacation. The cable channel's coverage of the Arias murder trial -- she is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008 at his Arizona home -- gave its first quarter numbers a nice boost, according to Nielsen. In March alone, HLN saw its total day ratings increase by 53% and prime time was up almost 50%. For the first three months, HLN is up 17% in total day and 12% in prime. For the news channels not obsessing over the Arias trial, it was a tougher quarter.
March 4, 2013 |
Don't be confused by the title “Autobiography of Us”: This story set in mid-century Pasadena is actually a novel. It's the debut from Aria Beth Sloss, who gave birth to a baby the same month as her book was published. (Our interview took place via email on her due date.) Inspired by Sloss' own mother's Southern California upbringing, “ Autobiography of Us ” introduces the reader to two 14-year-old girls living in the patrician neighborhood of Pasadena during the late '50s.
February 27, 2013 |
An old hand and a relative newcomer in Las Vegas earned top rankings in the Forbes Travel Guide five-star rankings released Monday. Hotelier Steve Wynn's two Las Vegas resorts, Wynn and Encore , garnered five stars--the top honor--in hotel (for their Tower Suites) and spa categories. Wynn's Macau properties , which carry the same names, were also on the list of five-star winners from Forbes, the former Mobil Travel Guides. Aria Sky Suites is a newcomer to the five-star hotel list this year.
February 24, 2013 |
A party photographer apparently snapped some evidence in Las Vegas' recent homicide case -- a photo of the lead suspect near the scene of the crime wearing a T-shirt that featured a gun. A shooting on the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday morning that resulted in a traffic collision left three dead, triggering a manhunt for the shooting suspect, 26-year-old Ammar Harris, also known as Ammar Asim Faruq Harris. The shooting was thought to have begun after an argument in front of the Aria hotel valet stand sometime after 4 a.m. Valerie Darling, who works for a limousine company that often posts cars at the Aria, previously told the Los Angeles Times that the men involved had been inside the Aria's nightclub, called Haze.
January 9, 2013 |
Chef Shawn McClain will soon open his first pizzeria inside Las Vegas' Aria resort , a property at which he has run the popular, upscale Sage restaurant since CityCenter's opening three years ago. The eatery, called FIVE50, is to open this spring. The name comes from what's considered to be the ideal temperature for baking pizzas, 550 degrees. “I would say it's 50% pizza and 50% bar,” McClain told me. “We wanted to capture the soul of an East Coast, New York pizzeria and combine it with a fresh, edgy, soulful bar.” McClain said he has spent the last several months researching what makes a great pizza.