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January 15, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Gillette is moving into the below-the-neck manscape landscape in a big way with its new Body Razor, which it is touting as "the first razor built for the terrain of a man's body. "  This news came to our attention in the form of a package, delivered to our office, that included a smooth-chested, swim-trunks-wearing Ken doll to which one of these new Body Razors has been securely twister-tied. Once we got past the bizarre presentation to focus on the razor itself, it seemed vaguely familiar -- as if we'd seen the distinctive handle shape and rounded three-blade head somewhere before.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Conan O'Brien will host the youthful, pop-oriented MTV Movie Awards for the first time on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre, the late-night host announced on "Conan" on Tuesday. At 50, he is the oldest performer ever to host the show, which tends to favor twenty- and thirty-something comedians for its podium gigs. O'Brien is a seasoned awards show emcee, having hosted the Emmys in 2002, 2003 (as a co-host) and 2006. He could lend a bit of legitimacy to an MTV event that previous hosts such as Rebel Wilson (2013)
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Scott Sandell
The Golden Globes on Sunday night were full of surprises: Jodie Foster's speech. Former President Clinton introducing best dramatic picture nominee "Lincoln. " And "Argo" taking not only that prize but also generating a win for director Ben Affleck, who wasn't even nominated for an Oscar in that category. Join Times staff writer Amy Kaufman for a Google+ Hangout at 10:15 a.m. Monday as she talks about Sunday's event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which presents the Globes, also gave three awards to "Les Misérables," Tom Hooper's adaptation of the long-running stage musical set in 19th century France.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
We've done the "Hustle. " (Wait. Wrong link. Try this .) We've been to outer space . Hell, we've even been blindfolded and taken on a spaceship all the way to Neptune . And now, tonight, at 5:30 p.m. PST, it all comes to a (we hope) glorious end with the 86th Academy Awards live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. What can we expect from tonight's show? Here are five moments to watch: OSCARS 2014: Full coverage | Complete list | Top nominees and winners What movie will win best picture?
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January 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
High-low hems served to highlight some killer shoes at the 2014 Golden Globes on Sunday, so killer in fact, that Emma Thompson kicked her Louboutins off and said, “See this red? It's my blood.” When it came to bags, Brett Heyman's Edie Parker line of retro glam clutches dominated much of the red carpet. Big earrings were a trend. But otherwise, jewelry was quieter than usual, except if you're Sofia Vergara in the Lorraine Schwartz turquoise collar. Here are the best accessories. [For the Record, 11:28 a.m. PST Jan. 13: An earlier version of this post misspelled Brett Heyman's name as Britt Heyman.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
"Hotel Transylvania" director Genndy Tartakovsky was watching TV when the Golden Globes nominations were announced Thursday morning and didn't hear his movie -- or any other animated titles -- named. Instead, Tartakovsky found out by text that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had nominated his film for best animated feature, along with Mark Andrews's "Brave," Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," Peter Ramsey's "Rise of the Guardians" and Rich Moore's "Wreck-It Ralph. " "Animators, we're always the last to know," said Tartakovsky, the sixth director to come aboard the monster comedy, which ended up being a surprise hit for Sony Pictures Animation.
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January 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore
It's a chilly 56 degrees in L.A. today. So will Hollywood shiver its way down the red carpet or cover up with capes and furs? Shiver, at least judging from the strapless early arrivals. I guess you don't spend all those hours at SoulCycle to cover up. So far, I haven't been wowed by any of the gowns. Debra Messing is in a rather simple Donna Karan strapless black ruched silk organza creation, and Claire Danes is in an equally understated red carpet red halter gown by Versace. Julianne Hough's white Monique Lhuillier gown with gold, shard-like beading on the bodice has a little more spunk.
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January 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2012 | By Pat Benson
The Golden Globes awards show is over, but it isn't out of the headlines yet. The show's future might be settled in court next week as the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. , which created and owns the Golden Globes, fights a legal battle with Dick Clark Productions, which produces the show. Entertainment business reporter Joe Flint says the association is suing Dick Clark Productions because it believes the company violated their partnership by signing a new contract with NBC without the HFPA's approval.  Hollywood heavyweights who might take the stand include HFPA Chairman Philip Berk, Dick Clark, Dick Clark Productions Chief Executive Mark Shapiro and former NBC business affairs chief Marc Graboff, who negotiated the TV deal on the network's behalf.
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January 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore
Is this the postpartum red carpet or what? All the commentators seem to be able to talk about is who has lost the baby weight (Claire Danes) and who might be pregnant (Anne Hathaway). But enough about that, let's talk about the clothes. Sexy as hell in a cream, body-baring Zuhair Murad gown, Jennifer Lopez finally gave us the fashion moment we had been waiting for, and one to rival that famously low-cut leafy print Versace gown she wore to the Grammys in 2000.    On the other end of the spectrum, another winner is Julianne Moore, wearing of-the-moment black-and-white by Tom Ford.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
The red carpet was buzzing, and actress Riley Reid was trying to practice her acceptance speech. But a sheepish fan in a bow tie wanted a picture. Fellow performers wanted good-luck hugs and kisses. Reporters wanted interviews. Reid, 22, said she'd spoken with her mother before the show and they talked about what the actress might say if she won Female Performer of the Year. Her mom wanted a shout-out from the stage. After all, the actress had inherited one of her better-known attributes from her. Reid had promised she wouldn't forget her. "It's super-flattering and I would be super-happy if I won," Reid said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The 72nd Golden Globe Awards have been set for Jan. 11, 2015, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Productions announced Wednesday.  Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who emceed the past two shows with aplomb, will reprise their duties (as was   first announced  back in October). "Not only do we have the privilege of announcing the date of the 72 nd  Annual Golden Globe Awards, we are very appreciative of Tina and Amy for hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row," said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA, in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
In the long run, it doesn't matter whether you believe the tragic story of Dylan Farrow, who alleges that her father Woody Allen sexually assaulted her 20 years ago when she was 7 years old. Nor does it matter whether you believe Woody Allen, who was never charged with a crime, and who has steadfastly maintained his innocence. This scandal is and will remain a case study in frustration. We will never know for sure what happened. And yet our impulse is to take sides. But to what end?
BUSINESS
January 20, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
The big winner in this year's Hollywood awards season: the local economy. Hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into hotels, restaurants and limousine companies as Los Angeles hosts the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Academy Awards and related events. The money pumped into the Southern California economy comes at a welcome time. The awards season that stretches from January to March falls within a typically slow period for tourism around the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Color us delighted if the next faux Hollywood feud is between George Clooney and Tina Fey. Clooney is doing the rounds for appearing in the Oscar-nominated lost-in-space flick "Gravity" and sitting as producer on "August: Osage County," which received Oscar nods for actresses Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. Fey, who served as co-host of the Golden Globe Awards with Amy Poehler  this month, got one of the show's biggest laughs when she poked fun at the "Gravity" star and his high-profile proclivity for dating younger women.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
AMC's “Breaking Bad” has won the Screen Actors Guild award for performance by an ensemble in a drama series. The series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher who turns to manufacturing crystal meth in order to pay for his cancer treatment. Cranston won a SAG Award last year for his acclaimed performance, and has also been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. The show's ensemble also includes Aaron Paul, Anna Gun, R.J. Mitte, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk and Dean Norris.
NEWS
April 28, 2011 | Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
OK, award trackers, you now know what you're doing now in January. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Thursday morning that the 69th Annual Golden Globe awards will be held on Jan. 15, 2012, the same time frame as this year's show. While there was much lamenting this year over the fatigue that accompanies the long season, nothing is changing date-wise with either of the major shows in 2012: The Oscars will still be held on the same weekend at the end of February and the Golden Globes will attempt to set the stage for the season with its mid-January event.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan
The Screen Actors Guild Awards -- the Hollywood awards show where actors honor their own -- is considered one of the more reliable predictors of Oscar gold, in part because actors represent such a large voting block in the motion picture academy. The show is also, in contrast to the often tart and freewheeling Golden Globes, a major love fest. There's no host making cutting jokes about the nominees and no music cutting off the speeches. And there is usually at least one moment when someone holds up a SAG card.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
It was a bumpy week for television news - TCA, the Golden Globes, the premiere of Lifetime's “Flowers in the Attic” - and then to top it off, we lost the Professor. Russell Johnson, who played Dr. Roy Hinkley on the comedy classic “Gilligan's Island,” was 89 when he died of natural causes in his home on Washington state's Bainbridge Island, a good age for any mortal. But I am heartbroken none the less. The Professor was the first man I ever loved. My earliest television-viewing memory is of watching “Gilligan's Island,” on our black and white TV, with its rabbit ears and aluminum stand.
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