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July 8, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Hollywood's favorite bling ring  Chopard  is the official jeweler on the film "Diana," opening in September and starring Naomi Watts.  The Swiss jeweler's connections in cinema run deep. In addition to sponsoring the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard has been involved in a slew of feature films including "Midnight in Paris," "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "Nine. " But this project was a particular challenge, according to press materials, in terms of capturing the late Princess of Wales' extraordinary taste level.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Diana Ross, in a ruffled crimson dress layered with sparkles, strutted across the stage Saturday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art's gala, belting out the lyrics to a classic tune that had particular resonance: “Did you think I'd crumble, did you think I'd lay down and die?” she crooned. “Oh no, not I. I will survive …” The crowd, thick with tuxedos and floor-length gowns, bobbed and cheered, iPhones swaying in the air to capture the soul-pop diva. It was only a year ago, after all, that MOCA was burdened by financial instability so severe that the museum nearly was forced to merge with another institution and lose its independence.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
  Video: Diana - exclusive trailer “The Legend Is Never The Whole Story,” an inter-title promises in the new trailer for “Diana,” Naomi Watts' take on the iconic royal. For that full tale, though, we'll have to wait for a later point - perhaps the release of the Oliver Hirschbiegel film. The one-minute teaser released today features no dialogue, instead playing a piano theme over a quick succession of shots of Watts as Lady Di, looking if not sounding like the late legend.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Michael Buble and Diana Ross will be among the music world's biggest names converging on Montreal this summer for the popular Festival International de Jazz. The festival , now in its 35th year, is expected to draw 2 1/2 million people to Canada's second largest city during its 11-day run in late June and early July. This summer's lineup includes Buble (July 4 and 5), Keith Jarrett (June 28), Bobby McFerrin (June 30), Dianne Reeves (June 27) and Ross (July 3)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Robert Abele
While Diana, Princess of Wales, was living life as the World's Most Famous Woman, happiness was an elusive pursuit: a nagging struggle between a thirst for privacy and a need for affirming public recognition. That the new film "Diana," based on Kate Snell's book about Diana's two-year secret romance with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, has met with contemptuous reception in Britain only shows that the late royal belongs more to the people she touched and inspired than any one film could hope to dramatize.
NEWS
November 10, 1985 | BETTY CUNIBERTI and PENNY PAGANO, Times Staff Writers
Charles and Diana, the prince and princess of Wales, arrived in Washington under sunny skies Saturday and plunged into a breakneck schedule that ran from a visit to a hospice for the terminally ill to a showbiz-and-society dinner hosted by President Reagan. Charles, the 36-year-old heir to Britain's throne, admitted that he was still "trying to get over the jet lag" after flying here from Australia with an overnight rest in Hawaii.
NEWS
September 7, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Britain buried its beloved Diana, Princess of Wales, on Saturday with the same splendor and controversy in which she lived. More than a million people jammed the streets of central London to bid a hushed farewell to the 36-year-old beauty who became a rebel with 100 causes, raising royal hackles while reaching resolutely out to the needy at home and abroad.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY and JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The death of Princess Diana has led to a surge in demand for books about her life, even as publishers, network executives and television producers tread cautiously toward additional books and movies chronicling her story. Bookstores say material on the princess is flying off their shelves.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2011 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
There's something inspiring ? for old-fashioned booklovers ? about an early scene in Deborah Harkness' novel "A Discovery of Witches. " Magical creatures gather as a woman opens a legendary, lost book. Never mind that most of these creatures ? vampires, daemons, witches ? are plotting to get the book out of the hands of Diana, an American professor on a research trip in England. Menace aside, the scene is almost a homage to the printed word: There's far more magic in an old book than in an iPad no matter how good its backlighting is. "My fingers trembled when I loosened the small brass clasps?
NEWS
September 7, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and ABIGAIL GOLDMAN and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Richard Welsh had watched television coverage of Princess Diana all week. He had clipped the newspaper stories for a scrapbook. He had thought a lot about his father, who died 15 years ago. And at 3:03 a.m. Saturday, nestled before a television set in the quiet back room of a West Hollywood coffeehouse, Welsh wept like a child.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2014 | By Heller McAlpin
Judith Mackrell's "Flappers" is a juicy, energetic exploration of six dazzling iconoclasts who all flared to fame in the Roaring '20s. Unlike recent books such as Simon Winchester's "The Professor and the Madman" and Edward Ball's "The Inventor and the Tycoon," which explore closely intertwined lives, "Flappers" features multiple mini-biographies of women who interacted only minimally with one another, although they shared common unconventional impetuses...
IMAGE
November 30, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Legendary Vogue Editor Diana Vreeland was probably the world's most reliable generator of quotable fashion speak. ("Pink is the navy blue of India," anyone?) And the latest book of her jotted-down thoughts, "Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years" (edited by Alexander Vreeland, Rizzoli, $55), adds to the canon. If anyone in the style realm comes close to being as quirkily quotable, it's designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose assorted barbs and quips are compiled in "The World According to Karl: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld" (edited by Sandrine Gulbenkian and Jean-Christophe Napias, Flammarion, $29.95)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
After swimming from Cuba to Florida in a record-breaking trip that took more than four days, 64-year old Diana Nyad said, "you're never too old to chase your dream. " She's now got a chance to put that in writing -- she'll be publishing a memoir with Knopf, the publisher announced Monday. "At first blush, this sounds like the story of an epic endurance achievement," Nyad said in a statement. "But the narrative will follow that drama and expose a lifelong search for meaning ... a hope that life is richer for reaching for the stars, a belief that the noble goal is to arrive at the end with no regrets.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2013 | By Sergei Loiko and Susan Reiter
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - One might think that performing as a member of the Mariinsky Ballet and American Ballet Theatre and making regular guest appearances at the Bolshoi would keep Diana Vishneva sufficiently busy. But this leading international ballerina, known for combining dazzling classical technique ("Swan Lake" and Balanchine's "Rubies" to name just two) with dramatic intensity, has a restless hunger for the new. Vishneva, 37, consistently seeks out and creates opportunities to work with contemporary choreographers who work far outside her comfort zone.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Robert Abele
While Diana, Princess of Wales, was living life as the World's Most Famous Woman, happiness was an elusive pursuit: a nagging struggle between a thirst for privacy and a need for affirming public recognition. That the new film "Diana," based on Kate Snell's book about Diana's two-year secret romance with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, has met with contemptuous reception in Britain only shows that the late royal belongs more to the people she touched and inspired than any one film could hope to dramatize.
NATIONAL
October 10, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- Distance swimmer Diana Nyad pulled herself from a pool in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, finishing a 48-hour swim to raise funds for Superstorm Sandy victims that she declared was even harder than her historic Havana-to-Key West feat. "I thought for sure ... that the ocean would be much harder," Nyad, 64, told Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America" as she stood shivering seconds after the swim ended. "This one was a bear. " Nyad said she had never swum so long in a pool -- this was a 40-yard-long one set up in Herald Square -- and wasn't certain she could make it to 48 hours.
SPORTS
May 19, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
DALLAS -- Biggest brother Jean Lopez, the coach, the instigator, the only sibling not to compete for the Olympics in taekwondo, gets choked up for a minute. He is thrilled to speak about his 33-year-old brother, Steve, who will be aiming for a fourth Olympic medal in his fourth Olympics this summer in London. Jean can't help but giggle when he speaks about his 28-year-old sister, Diana, who will compete in her second Olympics and try to better the bronze medal she earned in 2008.
BUSINESS
May 23, 1989
Caron Golden has joined the Diana Clark Co. as account writer.
NEWS
October 2, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Rihanna, who has a new TV fashion-competition show called "Styled to Rock" slated to premiere on Oct. 25 on Bravo, is Glamour's November cover girl. She tells the magazine her style icons are Nicole Richie and Princess Diana, but her love for fashion all started with her mother. The magazine hits newsstands Oct. 8. [Glamour] Meanwhile, Miranda Kerr is the cover girl for Cosmopolitan. She says her life is more balanced now than ever, as she juggles her career, marriage to actor Orlando Bloom and tot Flynn.
SPORTS
September 27, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi used a rather interesting intimidation tactic during Thursday's 85-62 loss to the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Conference Finals opener. Here's how it went down.  Taurasi slammed her shoulder into Lynx guard/forward Seimone Augustus. Augustus responded by bodying up Taurasi. Taurasi then kissed Augustus on the cheek.  Now that's some tough love. Both players were assessed a personal foul on the rather intimate encounter, but they had a sense of humor about the incident when questioned about it after the game.
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