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December 9, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
When it's done right, as it is in "Young Adult," there is something absolutely mesmerizing about watching a train wreck unfold on screen. When the wreck in question is a narcissistic beauty played to scheming, sour, downward-spiraling perfection by Charlize Theron, cringing is definitely called for, but so is laughter. In fact that's exactly the reaction director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody are going for. Paired up for the first time since their 2007 knockout punch "Juno," the two ironists have switched sides in a sense.
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November 25, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay
As the international creative director of Elle magazine for 40 years, fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon had the opportunity to shoot the world's most beautiful women. From supermodels to screen icons, many of his subjects reached icon status in fashion and pop culture. A newly opened photography exhibition celebrating women showcases a selection of his most captivating work for the magazine, where he was creative director and head photographer until 2009. On display to the public throughout the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles' lobby and Riviera 31 Bar, the 25 portraits in "Elles by Gilles Bensimon" have been mounted here after traveling throughout the country, with prior displays in New York, Washington and Chicago.
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January 5, 2012 | By Hugh Hart, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Shortly after Russian hysteric Sabina Spielrein is carried kicking and screaming into a Swiss sanitarium, her new doctor, Carl Jung, primly inquires, "What are your interests?" Sabina, portrayed in "A Dangerous Method" by Keira Knightley, snarls in reply: "Suicide and interplanetary travel. " Some icebreaker! Spastic and stammering, Sabina recovers after taking the "talking cure" administered by Jung (Michael Fassbender) under the guidance of his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen)
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July 29, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Charlize Theron's production company is getting further into the reality TV game. Denver & Delilah, which produced Theron films including “Monster” and “Young Adult,” has teamed with reality mainstay Bunim/Murray Productions to make unscripted TV programming. The two companies on Monday announced they have created an unnamed joint venture and have optioned Israeli fashion show “Whose Closet Is it Anyway?” from Keshet International for development in the U.S. PHOTOS: Cable vs. broadcast ratings Each episode of the show, which first aired in Israel in 2011, has three women trade wardrobes and try to cope with each other's different fashion sense.
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May 8, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
With the world premiere of "Snow White and the Huntsman" less than a week away, we're getting deeper into the battle royale between Charlize Theron's mean queen and Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth's respective Snow White and huntsman characters. A just-released clip lets us into the action as an armored-up Stewart storms Theron's castle with Hemsworth in tow. "Come and avenge your father, who was too weak to raise a sword," Theron says as the seriously psychotic Ravenna. She's talking to Stewart's Snow White, a woman we can safely assume was a daughter displaced.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Charlize Theron's production company is getting further into the reality TV game. Denver & Delilah, which produced Theron films including “Monster” and “Young Adult,” has teamed with reality mainstay Bunim/Murray Productions to make unscripted TV programming. The two companies on Monday announced they have created an unnamed joint venture and have optioned Israeli fashion show “Whose Closet Is it Anyway?” from Keshet International for development in the U.S. PHOTOS: Cable vs. broadcast ratings Each episode of the show, which first aired in Israel in 2011, has three women trade wardrobes and try to cope with each other's different fashion sense.
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May 29, 1997 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Interviewing a great beauty is like interrogating a perfect piece of fruit; shouldn't we simply give thanks for nature's bounty? Why poke and prod? We do so because we're curious about these rarefied creatures. Are their lives actually easier than ours, as we tend to assume? Not necessarily. Great beauties have no choice but to grow up fast, for instance.
NEWS
December 5, 2007 | Elizabeth Snead, Special to The Times
THERE'S a reason why Charlize Theron looks so at ease strolling the red carpet at the Oscars. The tall, slender blond studied ballet when she was growing up on a farm in South Africa and later joined the Joffrey Ballet in New York. And if it hadn't been for a bum knee, she might have stayed there. But then, as the story goes, her mother bought her a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. She was soon walking red carpets in ridiculously short order.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2005 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
FOR many in white-collar America, the mere term "sexual harassment" sounds so 1991, as it conjures up the hazy memory of an indignant Anita Hill in her robin's-egg-blue suit taking on Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The phrase has lost much of its power to shock, and it has somehow migrated into the tawdry realm of TV plotlines and the fuzzy arena of "he said, she said." But there was no such gray area for the female iron miners from the Mesabi Range in Minnesota.
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November 25, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay
As the international creative director of Elle magazine for 40 years, fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon had the opportunity to shoot the world's most beautiful women. From supermodels to screen icons, many of his subjects reached icon status in fashion and pop culture. A newly opened photography exhibition celebrating women showcases a selection of his most captivating work for the magazine, where he was creative director and head photographer until 2009. On display to the public throughout the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles' lobby and Riviera 31 Bar, the 25 portraits in "Elles by Gilles Bensimon" have been mounted here after traveling throughout the country, with prior displays in New York, Washington and Chicago.
NEWS
July 10, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Now what are you going to do with the rest of your summer? The Carp-O-Rama Family Fishing Event scheduled for July 14 at Lake Maloney State Recreation Area south of North Platte, Neb., has been canceled because of a recent carp die-off . . . . On a lighter note, you can't kill salsa. The annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is still a go, July 28-29 in downtown Oxnard. Parking and admission are free, but the Salsa Tasting Tent costs $5. Still, a great bargain for a traditional fun weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
James Franco has Kristen Stewart fever, y'all.  Franco sang the praises of the actress Thursday, saying her talent -- and not "Twilight" -- is responsible for her meteoric rise. In one of his frequent blog posts for the Huffington Post, Franco reviews Stewart's "Snow White and the Huntsman," telling readers that she's deserving of attention for her performance (and all those prior) rather than the voracious interest in her off-screen life.  "Stewart has braved more scrutiny of her private life than most presidents,” Franco writes . “She has taken big career risks by doing films like'Welcome to the Rileys,"The Runaways' and'On the Road' (nudity, I hear)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Snow White and the Huntsman,"starring a fierce Kristen Stewart and an even fiercer Charlize Theron as warring sides of good and evil, is a baroque enchantment filled with dazzling darkness, desultory dwarfs, demonic trolls and beastly fairies. It is an absolute wonder to watch and creates a warrior princess for the ages. But what this revisionist fairy tale does not give us is a passionate love - its kisses are as chaste as the snow is white. Perhaps they are saving the passion for the sequel, for it seems there is surely one to come after director Rupert Sanders' brilliantly inventive debut.
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May 20, 2012 | By John Horn
Moviegoers may be impressed by "Snow White and the Huntsman's" computer-generated trolls, flying fairies and mythical beasts. But it could be Colleen Atwood's complicated, handmade costumes that really steal the show. The film's Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) may be losing her grip on the title of fairest of them all, but she nevertheless tops the cast's best-dressed list. In some cases, some of Ravenna's 20 outfits (counting several multiple versions of the same gowns) took weeks to construct, though they might appear on screen for only a few seconds.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
With the world premiere of "Snow White and the Huntsman" less than a week away, we're getting deeper into the battle royale between Charlize Theron's mean queen and Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth's respective Snow White and huntsman characters. A just-released clip lets us into the action as an armored-up Stewart storms Theron's castle with Hemsworth in tow. "Come and avenge your father, who was too weak to raise a sword," Theron says as the seriously psychotic Ravenna. She's talking to Stewart's Snow White, a woman we can safely assume was a daughter displaced.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
It was a Golden Globes red carpet with more fashion fizzles than sizzles. Shades of pale were a popular trend, as were fishtail hems. And there was a certain boring sameness to many of the looks, including Bérénice Bejo's blue strapless Gucci gown, Freida Pinto's blue strapless Prada gown and Mila Kunis' black strapless Dior gown. But for those who dared to make more unconventional choices, it paid off. PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2012 best and worst dressed Charlize Theron embodied the stuff of which Hollywood fairy tales are made.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2012 | By John Horn
Moviegoers may be impressed by "Snow White and the Huntsman's" computer-generated trolls, flying fairies and mythical beasts. But it could be Colleen Atwood's complicated, handmade costumes that really steal the show. The film's Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) may be losing her grip on the title of fairest of them all, but she nevertheless tops the cast's best-dressed list. In some cases, some of Ravenna's 20 outfits (counting several multiple versions of the same gowns) took weeks to construct, though they might appear on screen for only a few seconds.
NEWS
October 10, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
The $1.5 billion Paramount Park in Spain hopes to rival Disneyland Paris as a European tourist destination when the movie theme park debuts in spring 2015. > Photos: Paramount Park Murcia theme park in Spain Located on the Mediterranean coast about 270 miles southeast of Madrid, Paramount Park Murcia will feature 30 attractions with an adjacent shopping center, hotels and casino. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2012 on a 100-acre theme park set around a central lake that will combine the themed lands of Disneyland with the movie backlots of Universal Studios . While not an investor, Paramount Pictures will license movie properties to the developer and provide design direction for the theme park.
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January 5, 2012 | By Hugh Hart, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Shortly after Russian hysteric Sabina Spielrein is carried kicking and screaming into a Swiss sanitarium, her new doctor, Carl Jung, primly inquires, "What are your interests?" Sabina, portrayed in "A Dangerous Method" by Keira Knightley, snarls in reply: "Suicide and interplanetary travel. " Some icebreaker! Spastic and stammering, Sabina recovers after taking the "talking cure" administered by Jung (Michael Fassbender) under the guidance of his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
When it's done right, as it is in "Young Adult," there is something absolutely mesmerizing about watching a train wreck unfold on screen. When the wreck in question is a narcissistic beauty played to scheming, sour, downward-spiraling perfection by Charlize Theron, cringing is definitely called for, but so is laughter. In fact that's exactly the reaction director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody are going for. Paired up for the first time since their 2007 knockout punch "Juno," the two ironists have switched sides in a sense.
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