September 26, 2012 |
Jenna Ushkowitz plays glee club sensation Tina Cohen-Chang on the hit show "Glee," but the real-life Broadway star has made her way into the fashion industry as well. She recently designed and modeled a back-to-school denim collection for the brand Wall Flower and is a frequent standout on event red carpets. Some recent sartorial highlights include a Milly "Paris" pleated and paint-splatter print skirt at Comic-Con, the white Amber Sakai skirt and top she wore to the Fox Fall Eco-Casino party, and the sheer, floral print with sexy cutouts dress from Rebecca Minkoff's spring 2012 collection that she donned at the SAG awards earlier this year.
September 20, 2012 |
Erin Cosgrove's wickedly original portraits of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Abraham Lincoln depict the Founding Fathers (plus one) as humble dudes who have come back from the dead to find themselves in a world weirder and wackier than anything they experienced the first time around. At Angles Gallery, each of Cosgrove's bas-reliefs stands 6 feet tall and portrays its subject in a slew of styles. Ancient Assyrian carvings, Japanese woodblock prints, colonial crafts, medieval etchings, Tibetan totems and Chinese icons lie behind Cosgrove's sculptures.
September 14, 2012 |
For the last few years we've drooled over what Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and the other ladies of "Glee" wear on red carpets, where they really show off their fashion star power. The show's new season started Thursday and it looks like we have a least one more fashionista coming on the scene: Becca Tobin, who plays new Cheerio Kitty. In photos from press events leading up to Wednesday's premiere she's shown she can do edgy casual, above, and red carpet polish just as well as her castmates.
September 12, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES America's Got Talent: The season finale features performances by Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Green Day and Blue Man Group, as host Nick Cannon reveals the winner (8 p.m. NBC). The X Factor: Auditions continue in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). The Real Housewives of Miami: Returning Housewives Alexia Echevarria, Lea Black, Adriana de Moura and Marysol Patton are joined in the season premiere by socialite Lisa Hochstein, supermodel Joanna Krupa, lawyer Ana Quincoces and celebrity dentist Karent Sierra (9 and 10:15 p.m. Bravo)
July 27, 2012 |
ABC is really warming up its vocal cords. Just as the network recently joined the singing competition arena with "Duets" this summer -- following in the footsteps of Fox and NBC -- this fall it will try its hand at integrating music in its scripted fare ... just as Fox did with "Glee" and NBC did with "Smash. " ABC will delve into the country music world when it rolls out its soapy drama "Nashville. " The series comes from Callie Khouri, who earned an Academy Award for her "Thelma & Louise" screenplay.
July 15, 2012 |
When Chris Colfer was just 20, he'd already been named one of GQ magazine's men of the year, having sung and acted his way into the hearts of America as Kurt, the high-pitched, openly gay brunet who is unabashedly himself on the hit TV show "Glee. " Colfer's star had risen so fast in the year he'd starred on the Fox comedy that a literary agent asked him to pen his autobiography - an endeavor Colfer had the good sense to decline because it was so premature. Instead, Colfer offered "The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell" (Little, Brown: 448 pp., $17.99 ages 8 and up)
June 23, 2012
No artists were more serious than the New York School of Abstract Expressionists. Even the word "school" carries with it something stiff and formal. Pop art, by way of contrast, was anything but solemn. If it could even be labeled a school, it would be of the variety for delinquents. "Pop! Goes the Humor," a new exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum (through Oct. 7), gleefully illustrates the theme of artists who don't take themselves too seriously. Originating in Britain in the 1950s, Pop really flourished in the U.S. in the following decade.
June 7, 2012 |
If television is, as Homer Simpson once observed, "teacher, mother, secret lover," can we ask at the outset of this 2012 Emmy season why so many voters stick solely to the safe and familiar when marking their ballots instead of doing something … well, illicit might be a bit strong … let's just say naughty in a premium-cable kind of way. To clarify: We're not advocating doing anything stupid in the name of love. We don't care how bad you've got it for Minka Kelly,"Charlie's Angels"was canceled for a reason.
June 6, 2012 |
From on stage at "Backstage at the Geffen," the annual gala for the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, host Jane Lynch of "Glee" said she had participated in the theater's previous fundraisers, alongside such stars as Annette Bening, Alfre Woodard, Julie Andrews and others. "But now I'm the clearly most famous person in the room," Lynch said, sliding into the personality of her "Glee" alter-ego, Sue Sylvester. In truth, the Geffen had quite a lineup of A-list stars for Monday's event, which broke the theater's fundraising record by raking in $1 million from silent auction sales, sponsorships and tickets, which sold for $350 and up. On hand to make presentations, provide musical entertainment and regale the audience with behind-the-scene tales of theatrical life were actors Bening, Helen Mirren, Andy Garcia, Warren Beatty, Dick Van Dyke, Matthew Morrison, Dana Delany, Joe Mantegna and Beth Behrs, jazz great Arturo Sandoval, singer Monica Mancini, and Bruce Vilanch, the 17-time writer for the Academy Awards telecasts.
June 6, 2012 |
"Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy has put his Malibu beach house up for sale at $6.995 million. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot contemporary Mediterranean includes three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present) and created "Nip/Tuck" (2003-10). He wrote and directed the movie "Eat Pray Love" (2010)