May 27, 2006 |
IN the afterglow of his win, the newest American Idol, 29-year-old Taylor Hicks, took questions after the show. Inevitably, the subject of his radically unusual hair color was broached: "I didn't have any idea that America would embrace gray hair as much as they have," he told reporters. Gee, where on Earth would he have gotten the idea that America doesn't embrace gray hair? Could it have crossed his mind when he was told early on by Simon Cowell that he was too gray to be the American Idol?
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September 3, 2008 |
A man accused of ramming a car into the Playboy Mansion's gates twice in a week has pleaded not guilty. Glen Meador entered his pleas Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to a pair of felony vandalism charges. Police have said Meador slammed into the gates twice in late August over an ongoing dispute but have not offered further details. Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner was not at home on either occasion. The Ventura County man's bail was set at $250,000.
October 13, 1988
Clodhoppers. Those sensible shoes that evoke images of snowbound New York streets, Rosie the Riveter and timeless proletarian fashion. They may never overtake stiletto heels and low-slung pumps, but in certain circles today, clunky industrial-looking shoes are selling briskly. "It's an anti-fashion statement that's really popular," says Jennifer Thompson of Sepulveda, who owns several pairs. "They're fun, they're comfortable and they catch people's attention." They're also built to last.
March 22, 2013 |
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has at least one person in his corner: actor Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey and Armstrong have been friends for years, and the actor came to Armstrong's defense in the newest issue of Details magazine . He said that despite Armstrong's years of denial over taking performance-enhancing drugs, the cyclist is not a liar. "He told a lie, he's not a liar," McConaughey said. "When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain't personal to him....
March 23, 2012 |
Robert DeNiro co-owns restaurants and Jennifer Lopez sells perfume and clothes, but the most coveted job for multihyphenate celebs these days is something a bit less glitzy and a lot more geeky - tech entrepreneur. Thanks in large part to the success of Ashton Kutcher, a prolific angel investor who has funded dozens of start-ups and plugs them to his nearly 10 million Twitter followers, stars are looking beyond Hollywood for business opportunities. Now A-listers are leveraging their considerable celebrity clout and finances to form their own start-ups, launch mobile applications, fund companies or serve as creative directors to major tech brands.
April 18, 2004 |
Terence McFarland may be the best-dressed executive director ever for LA Stage Alliance (formerly Theatre LA). He recently took the top full-time job at L.A.'s largest arts service organization after serving as interim director since September. McFarland spent 12 years in such jobs as fashion director at Details magazine, fashion editor at Interview, public relations coordinator for Calvin Klein and a consultant for Geoffrey Beene.
February 27, 1997 |
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for Mr. Pat Boone, the country's newest convert to leather and studs. Just what do fashion and music folk have to say about the singer untamed? "It's cringe-making," said Andrew Essex, music editor of Details magazine, of Boone's "In a Metal Mood" get-up that shows copious amounts of slightly crepey, saggy skin. "There was something kind of tragic about it, I think. If I were Pat I would have preserved my dignity."