March 27, 2014 |
The xx hasn't released a new album since "Coexist" in 2012, but the British electro-soul trio is having something of a moment nonetheless. For starters, the group is in New York nearing the end of a run of unique shows at the Park Avenue Armory in which it's playing nightly to audiences of approximately 40 people -- a different vibe, needless to say, than the xx's main-stage performances last year at Coachella. And then there's the new Coldplay single, " Magic ," which has been widely compared to the xx, and for good reason: With its spindly guitar line and gentle machine beat, the song sounds exactly like the xx. INTERACTIVE: Discover songs of L.A. Now the band's resident beatmeister, Jamie xx, has added to the proceedings with a solo tune posted online early Thursday.
March 17, 2014 |
Jamie Lynn Spears, little sister to Britney Spears, has married Jamie Watson, her on-and-off boyfriend of three years. It went down Friday night at New Orleans' Audubon Tea Room, with the 22-year-old bride wearing a V-neck Liancarlo gown, People reported. Father Jamie Spears walked her down the aisle, E! News said, and 5-year-old daughter Maddie served as a flower girl. The groom, 31, wore a dark suit and pink tie. (Yes, there were a lot of Jamies involved!) PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings and engagements of 2014 Britney Spears, 32, attended with boyfriend David Lucado and her sons, Jayden and Sean, E!
March 11, 2014 |
After the box-office success of their comedy "Ride Along," Kevin Hart and director Tim Story are saddling up again. Hart is in talks to reunite with Story as well as team up with Jamie Foxx in the hitman movie "Black Phantom," according to a Variety report. The new movie would tell the tale of "a double-crossed mob hitman who enlists the help of the Black Phantom, the same African-American hitman who had been sent to kill him," the report says . Hart might be the busiest buddy in Hollywood, still riding high from the $130-million cop comedy "Ride Along" and having earned kudos from critics for stealing scenes in the rom-com "About Last Night.
March 9, 2014 |
Patrick Reed knows what to do with a lead. The 23-year-old Texan went wire to wire to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on Sunday at the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral. It was his third victory in his last 14 starts on the PGA Tour and he had the lead heading into the final round in all three. “To go wire to wire in a field like this means a lot,” said Reed, who started the day with a two-shot lead and shot an even-par 72 to win by one shot over Jamie Donaldson and Bubba Watson.
March 3, 2014 |
Jamie Carrano is the recently appointed executive chef of 320 Main in Seal Beach, the cocktail bar known for its drink roster from co-owner Jason Schiffer. It's where Carrano, who has worked at Bouchon Beverly Hills and Aureole in New York, has installed a new menu to go with cocktails: pork belly mac 'n' cheese; duck fries with duck confit, poutine-style duck gravy and cheddar; bacon-wrapped pâté with purple mustard, red wine prunes and grilled bread; bone marrow with braised oxtail and pickled red onion; gnocchi with mushrooms and grilled tomato vinaigrette; and the 320 Burger with braised pork, fresh ground beef, mojo sauce and Gruyère.
February 21, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - The team that bulldozed its way through the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament while averaging five goals a game exited the semifinals meekly, unable to score once. Team USA's speed was neutralized and its in-your-face attitude pushed right back in its own face by Canada, which had been pushed to the brink by Latvia - Latvia? - in the quarterfinals and has been subjected to daily roastings from armchair critics back home. In a dramatic turnaround, Canada raised its game to an art Friday.