November 24, 2013 |
Kerry Washington is everywhere. On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new creative consultant. She's appealing all right, the enviable combination of smart and pretty with a can-do mentality to match that of her character on TV, Washington, D.C., crisis manager Olivia Pope. She's also an actress in the modern mold who knows that being a pro at the fashion game is a key to her success.
November 24, 2013 |
On the 10th anniversary of the year that Gabriela Artigas designed her first piece of jewelry - a cuff bracelet fashioned out of a boldly colored acrylic toothbrush, minus the bristles, which she purchased at the supermarket while studying fabric design in her hometown of Mexico City - the local brand has opened its first stand-alone studio in West Hollywood. Chelsea Handler, Carey Mulligan, Emma Roberts and Tyra Banks are just a few star fans of the label, which is designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles.
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November 21, 2013 |
Los Angeles officials missed signs in a geological report that suggest a $200-million residential and commercial development now under construction in Hollywood might be located above an earthquake fault, according to city records and interviews. The information was contained in reports written by a geotechnical engineering consultant hired by the developer of the Blvd6200 project and filed with the city. The report, obtained by The Times under the California Public Records Act, said groundwater levels varied by as much as 30 feet below the property.
November 20, 2013 |
Director Alexander Payne was greeted like a hometown hero Saturday night -- more than 1,500 miles from his native Omaha. Nearly 300 actors, writers, producers, crew members and students crammed into the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Studios lot for a Q&A and screening of Payne's newly released "Nebraska. " The Oscar-winning writer and director of "The Descendants," "Sideways" and "Election" was the guest speaker at the event, organized by the Nebraska Coast Connection, an unusual support group of Nebraskans who work in the film and TV industry.
November 14, 2013 |
Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, last seen rocking the house with Taylor Swift at Wednesday's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, has listed his Hollywood Hills home at $2.275 million. The renovated contemporary three-bedroom house, with a recording studio, was built in 1969. It has a real “rock star” vibe with its floating-style staircase, concrete floors and open floor plan. There's a corner study, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,509 square feet of living space. The custom-built studio is sound-proofed and has a separate guest entrance.
November 12, 2013 |
Joined by a number of top tech companies, the major Hollywood studios and music labels are hoping to enlist a powerful new ally in their fight against online piracy: grade schools. The companies are financing the development of a curriculum for grades K-12 that promotes respect for copyrights. Their interest is understandable, considering how piracy has exploded online and how early in life many kids start looking for free downloads. But it's important that schools not sign on blindly to the agenda of a single industry, that the message be balanced, and that it's just a small part of a broader lesson on how to use the Internet safely and responsibly.