January 31, 2013 |
"The Black Mirror," an unusually fine group show, inaugurates Diane Rosenstein's handsome new Hollywood space. A taut and provocative visual essay, the show gathers 40 works by 21 mostly contemporary artists, including James Welling, who co-curated with Rosenstein. Process is key here, and few of the paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs are conventionally made. In Farrah Karapetian's "Ruin 1: The Stones in the Wall," cut-out photograms of ice -- physical traces of a substance translucent and transient -- are collaged to suggest the building blocks of a dense and durable wall.
January 22, 2013 |
At the Chanel show at the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday, Diane Kruger of “Inglourious Basterds” said she arrived at midnight the previous evening specifically to see the collection. A regular at the classic label's haute couture shows, Kruger wasn't on the lookout for Oscar week fashions this time. She said she had another special occasion in mind. “I thought I might find something for the premiere of 'The Host,'” said the star of the sci-fi thriller, which opens in March.
January 3, 2013 |
German actress Diane Kruger could be the most consistently chic actress in Hollywood. The former model knows what works for her body and arguably takes more risks than anyone on the red carpet -- and she rarely misses. A true fashion chameleon, Kruger attends festival after festival wearing fashion royalty. Some of her most memorable looks include Valentino couture at the Toronto Film Festival, a gray chiffon Prabal Gurung dress at the Museum of Modern Art's Film Benefit and a metallic Vivienne Westwood gown in Cannes.
December 24, 2012 |
Root vegetables are the offal of the produce world. When most cooks think of them, which they rarely do, it's with a slightly curled lip - parsnips, rutabagas and turnips are anything but glamorous ingredients. They have the reputation of being things you cook because you have to, not because you want to. Leave it to Diane Morgan to find their sensuous side in her new book “ Roots .” It's a gorgeous work, loaded with dramatic color photos, that puts root vegetables in a whole new light.
December 12, 2012 |
A former employee of Beef Products Inc. is suing ABC News, anchor Diane Sawyer, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and others, saying that their use of the phrase “pink slime” ultimately cost him his job. Bruce Smith was among 750 people laid off by the South Dakota beef processor earlier this year amid fears over the safety and quality of a meat product dubbed “pink slime” by critics. The product, known in the industry as lean finely textured beef,...
December 6, 2012 |
Diane Keaton received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award on Wednesday at the Hollywood Reporter's 21st annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast celebrating the magazine's picks for 100 most powerful women in the industry. Actresses Mindy Kaling and Elizabeth Banks and THR's editorial director, Janice Min, and publisher, Lynne Segall, were among the speakers at the event in Beverly Hills, keynoted by women's rights activist Sandra Fluke. [THR] Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady's second child is due any day now, sources say. [The Cut]
November 28, 2012 |
Gallery owner Jeffrey Fraenkel is making his hometown even more of a destination for photography, donating 26 works by Diane Arbus to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The 26 photos come from a series Arbus made between 1969 and 1971 that document mentally ill patients at different institutions. They will bring SFMOMA's total count of Arbus images to 64, making it the West Coast's largest repository of her works. The museum also announced the receipt of two other major gifts.
November 7, 2012 |
Many viewers who tuned in to ABC News' election night coverage on Tuesday were surprised to find the usually impeccable Diane Sawyer acting, well, a little loopy. Throughout the evening's broadcast, the anchor frequently slurred her speech, stumbling multiple times over President Obama's name and, at one point, calling him “President Barack.” She also seemed distracted and easily excited, asking off-topic questions about the Obama campaign's use of exclamation points while leaning heavily on her desk as if for support.
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November 2, 2012 |
His name was Green Eyes. But five or six black men with light eyes go by that name on L.A.'s skid row. So he was known as the Green Eyes who sold lighters and cigarettes, a quarter each. Her name was Terry, but she also liked to be called Tracy. She wore her dishwater blond hair in bangs and a high ponytail like in "Grease" or "American Graffiti. " They were 51 years old, both of them. Terry had lived many years with a man named Blaine on the streets near the "Hippie Kitchen.
October 11, 2012 |
It's not only Americans who can make leaden, video game-style exercises in dumb war action. French import "Special Forces" whips up a lot of the same swirling camerawork, macho theatrics and fast-cutting mayhem we expect from testosterone-fueled Hollywood as it tells the tale of a tight-knit band of Gallic soldiers - led by a stoic Djimon Hounsou - tasked with rescuing a war correspondent (Diane Kruger) from Taliban captivity in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Writer/producer/director Stephane Rybojad likes his Islamic fundamentalists childishly ruthless, his Afghani victims helpless and his first-person-shooter heroes full of spit, vinegar and martyr-laced bravado.