June 17, 2013 |
There's a lot to leave you breathless in "The Bling Ring. " Celebrity culture. Self-empowerment prayer circles. Amoral behavior. But the designer name-dropping throughout the movie may top the list. For that we can thank the label-crazed kids at the center of the Sofia Coppola film, the San Fernando Valley youths who, in 2008 and 2009, burglarized the homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Megan Fox, and made off with Louboutins, Rolexes and goods from Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Versace and Herve Leger. Nancy Jo Sales, the writer who profiled the Bling Ring for Vanity Fair (Coppola based her script on the 2010 article)
October 14, 2013 |
Orlando Bloom has listed his compound in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $4.5 million or for annual lease at $16,500 a month. Set behind wood gates, the house was the target four years ago of the so-called "Bling Ring" burglars, who focused on celebrities including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house, built in 1940, features a double walnut door entry, three fireplaces, a den/office, a library and 3,248 feet of living space. The wooded three-quarter acre lot has a swimming pool with spa and is equipped with security cameras.
June 16, 2013 |
“The Bling Ring” made out like a bandit at the box office this weekend. Sofia Coppola's take on a real-life group of San Fernando Valley youths who burglarized celebrity homes in 2009 debuted in limited release and grossed $210,001, according to an estimate from distributor A24 Films. Playing in two theaters in New York and three in Los Angeles, the film earned a healthy per-theater average of $42,000. Though the movie is set in Hollywood's backyard, the film did the most business this weekend at a cinema near New York University.
May 16, 2013 |
"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 |
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.
June 6, 2013 |
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.