April 27, 2012 |
Time magazine once dubbed it one of the 1 0 most memorable state-dinner moments : Princess Diana in a "midnight blue velvet gown and sapphire and diamond choker" dancing with John Travolta at a gala dinner at the White House in 1985. For the first time, Diana fans can have their photo taken with the stunning halter-top gown dubbed the "Travolta dress" at the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh, N.C., through Sunday. It's part of "Diana, the People's Princess," a touring exhibition that includes five gowns and other memorabilia about the royal who died in 1997.
March 26, 2012 |
Someone once asked the late, award-winning film producer Dino De Laurentiis to describe his job. The answer, he told them, was simple: "to create a dream. " And for some seven decades, De Laurentiis, who died in November 2010, at 91, created countless dreams — including Federico Fellini's 1954 Oscar-winner "La Strada," which he co-produced with his then-partner Carlo Ponti; Sidney Lumet's 1973 police drama "Serpico"; David Lynch's 1986 surreal thriller, "Blue Velvet," through his production company; and Jonathan Mostow's 2000 World War II thriller "U-571.
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November 12, 2010 |
Dino De Laurentiis, the flamboyant Italian movie producer who helped resurrect his nation's film industry after World War II and for more than six decades produced films as diverse as the 1954 Federico Fellini classic "La Strada" and the 1976 remake of "King Kong," has died. He was 91. De Laurentiis, who moved to the United States in the 1970s and continued to produce films until 2007, died Wednesday night at his Beverly Hills home, his daughter Raffaella De Laurentiis, said in a statement Thursday.
August 25, 2010
Katie Couric and the "CBS Evening News" team did some striking work during a two-day trip to Afghanistan last week, only to see some record-setting low ratings in return. The CBS newscast averaged 4.89 million viewers last week, the lowest for evening newscasts in the nearly 20 years in which compatible Nielsen Co. records exist and most likely the lowest for at least a couple of decades before that into the early days of television. CBS also dipped below 5 million for one week in late July, during the normally slow summer months.
March 27, 2010 |
Months after revealing that he was battling prostate cancer, Dennis Hopper was back in front of the cameras on Friday when he received the 2,403rd star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The 73-year-old actor, who disclosed his cancer last October, appeared to be in good spirits as he arrived for the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Egyptian Theatre. Nevertheless, the actor has lost a significant amount of weight; his face, shaded partly by a newsboy cap, was gaunt and a heavy jacket hung off his body.
January 22, 2010 |
In a 1506 drawing made as a study for an altarpiece in Venice, German artist Albrecht Dürer placed the dark pupil of an angel's right eye smack in the compositional center of the sheet. The eye of a mystical, mythological creature is the visual and conceptual pivot around which everything else turns, and it corresponds with the human instrument of visual perception. Tom LaDuke is up to something similar in "A Gothic Plot," one of seven paintings and five sculptures, all recent, in a terrific show that inaugurates Angles Gallery's new home.