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February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
You dream of a getaway to Tahiti (or perhaps it's just a day trip to Topanga). You conjure visions of sun and surf, swaying palms and fragrant blooms. Luckily, you can dress the part. Michael Kors' vision for spring? "A modern pinup at the beach. " At the spring 2014 shows, his offerings included a grass green and white blossom-print bikini top paired with a matching pencil skirt for the ultimate in casual luxe. FULL COVERAGE: Spring fashion Fausto Puglisi used palm trees in prints on long skirts and kicky dresses.
February 25, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
DreamWorks Animation took a $13.5-million charge on its animated movie "Turbo," which misfired at the box office this summer. The Glendale-based studio on Tuesday said the charge represented a loss of $0.12 cents of earnings per share in the fourth quarter.  The company said it also recorded a charge of $6.7 million, or $.06 cents a share,  related to other unspecified content. Nonetheless, DreamWorks Animation swung to profit in the quarter, posting net income of $17.2 million on revenues of $204.3 million in the three months ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $82.7 million on revenues of $264.6 million during the same quarter in 2012.
February 24, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
The green ogre is moving out of his swamp and coming to London. DreamWorks Animation said it was teaming up with Merlin Entertainments, based in Poole, Britain, to create a Shrek-themed attraction on London's South Bank. The show will transport visitors through a "live interactive adventure" featuring Shrek, Fiona, Puss in Boots and other characters from the popular DreamWorks franchise, the companies announced Monday morning. "It's not like anything else, if you can imagine a theater-like experience where you the audience are part of the story," DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said in an interview.
February 21, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Teemu Selanne's dream of winning an Olympic gold medal will not come true. The Ducks' right wing, a six-time Olympian at 43 and the oldest player ever to score a goal in the men's Olympic hockey tournament, lost his shot at the elusive gold medal when he and Finland lost to Sweden, 2-1, in the first of two semifinal games Friday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Sweden will advance to the championship game on Sunday against the winner of the Canada-U.S. semifinal, to be played later Friday.
February 20, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"Angels in Stardust" is a creaky coming-of-age fantasy-drama whose luminous lead actress, A.J. Michalka ("Grace Unplugged"), has hopefully seen the last of this kind of ungainly corn pone. Writer-director William Robert Carey may channel bits from such classics as "The Purple Rose of Cairo" and "The Last Picture Show" to tell this Dust Bowl tale of teen dreams, trailer trash, cowboys and, yes, Indians (or as the film's hugely retrograde approach to Native Americans would have it, "Injuns")
February 19, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia -- Before the Olympic hockey tournament began, Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin joked that if his country were to prevail at the sport it once dominated internationally, “it means gold only costs $50 billion,” the price tag for the Sochi Games. Apparently, $50 billion doesn't buy what it used to. Despite assembling a powerfully talented lineup with immense scoring potential, Team Russia was eliminated from the hockey tournament Wednesday when it fell to Finland, 3-1, in a quarterfinal game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
February 8, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
When Sir Alex Ferguson, the most celebrated manager in British soccer history, stepped down at Manchester United last spring, he personally anointed David Moyes as his successor. Nine months later, you have to wonder what Moyes did to Ferguson to be punished that way. Soccer's dream job has turned out to be the worst of nightmares for Moyes, whose deep-pocketed club goes into Sunday's Premier League match with Fulham seventh in the EPL standings, 16 points behind first-place Chelsea and 11 points out of a Champions League berth.
February 8, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- Color, craftsmanship, comfort and joy were some of the words that Joseph Altuzarra used to describe the inspiration for his fall 2014 collection presented Saturday afternoon during New York Fashion Week. The look : Bold and sophisticated but relaxed. Classic sportswear in the tradition of old masters Calvin Klein and Bill Blass in neutral tones enhanced with vivid brights. Key pieces : Double face cashmere wrap coat in navy and cobalt blue; hand-woven pink tapestry-like knit dress with the craftsy look of a fiber art wall hanging; forest green belted blazer and pencil skirt with splices of magenta color; body skimming white silk crepe dress sliced and slit to reveal the body; boxy shearling jackets that brought to mind an haute Patagonia fleece; Technicolor plaid intarsia fur coat.
February 8, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
This certainly wasn't part of the plan. Not that the Lakers officially had one - Tank Option A? Tank Option B? - but they were merrily drifting toward rebuild mode with a nice, comfy spot in the draft lottery thanks to all these injuries. That was so three games ago. They went out and beat Cleveland with only five players able to finish the game (barely) and won in Philadelphia thanks to Steve Nash's fountain-of-youth night. Now their schedule shows home games against Chicago (24-25)
February 7, 2014 | From staff reports
Moguls freestyler Heidi Kloser wasn't about to let a broken leg and torn knee ligaments stop her from marching in the opening ceremony at the Olympics. That's how much the moment meant to the 21-year-old from Vail, Colo. She ended up marching in the parade, on crutches, no less, on Friday. She tweeted a picture of herself, beforehand in Olympic garb, saying: "Excited that I still get to walk!" Just a day earlier, Kloser's Olympic dream came to an end as she crashed in a training run and had to pull out of the event not long before qualifying started.
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