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March 24, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Pink may conjure visions of Barbie dolls and Bazooka bubblegum, but spring's new hues are all grown up - decidedly more chic than sweet. Makeup artist Peter Philips is something of an authority on the color, having created products and runway looks that span both sides of the pink spectrum. Philips created pale, glossy pink lips and nails, paired with metallic eyes, for the spring 2013 Chanel fashion show, and fuchsia pouts to accent the grunge-influenced Dries Van Noten show. "Pink, in whatever shade or intensity, is flattering for most women," says Philips.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2013 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
The morbidly obese protagonist of "The Whale," the latest play by Samuel Hunter running at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, weighs close to 600 pounds, scarfs meatball subs and hasn't left his dingy apartment for months. Creating the character of Charlie has been a technical challenge for the play's production team, which includes several costume fitters and an Academy Award-winning makeup artist. By far the biggest challenge belongs to actor Matthew Arkin. For eight performances a week, he must wear a 30-pound costume - he refuses to call it a fat suit - that is made out of Lycra, nylon, micro foam beads and foam sculpted from king-sized pillows.
SPORTS
February 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  The next MMA pay-per-view, UFC 157, headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche, takes place this Saturday at the Honda Center. Times MMA writer Lance Pugmire discussed the card in a live video discussion of the event. You can watch a replay of the discussion above. Pugmire, who is covering the event for The Times, wrote this about Rousey in December: "Rousey told of growing up in Santa Monica “as more of a fighter, a tomboy. I cut my hair short, people called me 'Ronnie.” "She said a bartending job forced her to first wear makeup.
SPORTS
February 20, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers indicated Wednesday that they have no plans to make any trades before the NBA's deadline Thursday at noon PST. Even Coach Vinny Del Negro said after practice that the team is not looking to make moves because he and his staff like the team that they have. The most prevalent rumor had backup point guard Eric Bledsoe and center DeAndre Jordan going to the Boston Celtics for center Kevin Garnett . Because Bledsoe, 23, and Jordan, 24, are so young, Del Negro was asked whether he needed to talk with them about the rumors.
SPORTS
February 19, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Real Sports 191: Ronda Rousey   Ronda Rousey, who will fight Liz Carmouche this Saturday at the Honda Center, appears on the premiere of this month's "Real Sports" on HBO tonight at 10 p.m. PT, talking about her fighting style and being the first women's champion in UFC history. We will be live blogging Saturday's fight on our Sports Now blog, and Lance Pugmire, who is covering the event for The Times, wrote this about Rousey in December: "Rousey told of growing up in Santa Monica “as more of a fighter, a tomboy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2013 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
It was no accident that British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn resembled his most famous movie creation - Yoda, the wrinkled, ancient sage from the "Star Wars" films. "I looked at myself in the mirror and decided that I was comic, with all these little knobbles. So I built myself in," he later said, and added a "highly intelligent" flourish by incorporating Albert Einstein's furrowed face. A self-taught wizard of greasepaint and gadgets, Freeborn crafted the diminutive Yoda partly out of wire, electronic circuits and bubbly latex skin.
SPORTS
February 5, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey will take part in a live video chat on Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT (previously scheduled at 11 a.m.) with Times MMA writer Lance Pugmire. Viewers watching the live chat will have a chance to submit questions for Rousey to answer during the show. As Pugmire wrote earlier about Rousey , "Ronda Rousey said making her debut as the first Ultimate Fighting Championship women's champion at Anaheim's Honda Center is beyond her wildest imagination.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Hunched over half a naked body, Barney Burman uses a hand rake to shave chunks of molten clay from the skull, while a co-worker scrapes air bubbles from a severed hand. On a separate table, two men are working on the other half, sawing through the foam legs of a victim who has been cut in two for an upcoming episode of the NBC series "Grimm. " Burman, an Oscar-winning, third-generation makeup effects artist, had just a few days to create the severed cadaver, which he personally delivered this week to Portland, Ore., where the supernatural series shoots.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Ronda Rousey said making her debut as the first Ultimate Fighting Championship women's champion at Anaheim's Honda Center is beyond her wildest imagination. “If someone said you could write down a list of everything you ever wanted, I'd say, 'Win all my fights. Be in the UFC. Have it at home. And have a kick-[rear] undercard.' People's dreams aren't supposed to come true like that.” Yet, the unbeaten Rousey will have that date, defending her new belt against Liz Carmouche on Feb. 23. Tickets go on sale Friday for the card, which will include a light-heavyweight fight between Temecula's Dan Henderson and Brazil's Lyoto Machida.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2012 | Julie Makinen
" Les Misérables” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” are among the seven films that have been shortlisted in the Oscar race for best makeup and hairstyling, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday. The five other films in contention are “Hitchcock,” “Lincoln,” “Looper,” “Men in Black 3” and “Snow White and the Huntsman. " On Jan. 5, members of the academy's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films.
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