December 19, 2012 |
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.
December 15, 2012 |
" 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.
December 12, 2012 |
Struggling Avon Products Inc., the door-to-door makeup seller, will trim about 1,500 jobs worldwide and leave South Korea and Vietnam altogether as a plan to turn around the company after years of turmoil. The job is one of the first big moves by new chief executive Sheri McCoy, who replaced longtime CEO Andrea Jung in April. The cuts, which account for almost 4% of Avon's workforce, will affect all functions and regions of the company. The beauty firm has been going through a rough year in the highly competitive cosmetics industry.
December 12, 2012 |
Hollywood makeup artist Julie Hewett has worked on Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale, just to name a few. Her movie credits include "Hitchcock," "The Artist," "Ocean's Thirteen" and "American Beauty. " And she has her own line of beauty products . This Sunday, she is scheduled to give 30-minute private consultations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Blushington , the makeup studio at 8591 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Call (310) 652-5874 to book an appointment.
November 26, 2012 |
L'Oreal is buying edgy makeup brand Urban Decay as the cosmetics giant seeks to reach more younger customers. The French company agreed to buy the Newport Beach firm for an undisclosed amount from private equity firm Castanea Partners. Castanea, which bought Urban Decay in 2009, said the makeup firm has since more than tripled its revenue and raked in $140 million in sales in the past year. "Urban Decay will beautifully complement L'Oreal's luxe portfolio of iconic brands," Nicolas Hieronimus, president of L'Oreal Luxe, said in a statement.
November 24, 2012 |
Julie Hewett, makeup department head for "Hitchcock," can take 50 years off any face. And that's precisely what she did when she created 1959-to-'61-era looks for Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Helen Mirren and more than 200 extras in the film, released by Fox Searchlight, that explores the relationship between Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, during the "Psycho" shoot. Raised in Pacific Palisades, Hewett, 56, grew up watching classic movies. Her father, a child psychologist, would tell her how as a little boy he used to stand outside Paramount Studios with this autograph book, waiting for Bette Davis and other golden age stars.
November 13, 2012 |
Time has not diminished the warm memories of those who worked on Francis Ford Coppola's horror-romance "Bram Stoker's Dracula. " "He steered the ship," said Michele Burke, who won an Oscar for her makeup and hair design, about her collaboration with the director most widely known for "The Godfather" trilogy. "It was like being in rarefied air in his company. " Burke and several members of the crew, who won Oscars for their evocative work on "Dracula" - makeup artists Greg Cannom and Matthew W. Mungle and special effects sound editors Tom C. McCarthy and David E. Stone - will discuss the production Thursday evening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
November 2, 2012 |
Beverly Hills-based Chroma Makeup Studio wants the Kardashians to change the name of their soon-to-launch Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe makeup collection, saying the similarity of the names will confuse consumers. [Huffington Post] Reports this week that "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson had signed a deal to promote a Dior fragrance were premature (at the very least). [Cut] David Beckham is fully dressed in ads for his new "David Beckham The Essence" fragrance ... and that's news since we are all so used to seeing him mostly undressed in ads for his underwear line.
October 23, 2012 |
Retired movie makeup artist Robert Sidell got chills when he met actor John Goodman at the party following the Beverly Hills premiere earlier this month of Ben Affleck's acclaimed new film "Argo. " It was like seeing an old friend again. Goodman plays real-life Oscar-winning movie makeup artist John Chambers, who created the makeup for the 1968 classic "Planet of the Apes," as well as Spock's ears for the original "Star Trek" series. Chambers was one of the key players who helped CIA operative Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck)
September 27, 2012 |
Amanda Bynes' attorney entered not guilty pleas on her behalf on two misdemeanor hit-and-run charges Thursday in Van Nuys. The charges are related to accidents that occurred April 10 and Aug. 4, according to L.A. Now . The former actress' license - she's retired now from acting, don't forget - was suspended Aug. 25 following those incidents and an arrest April 6 on suspicion of DUI. The hit-and-run case is due back in court Oct. 19, and...