May 31, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian was walking along a street in Beverly Hills when a gust of wind caught her full skirt, blowing it upward in a scene similar to Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt-billowing episode in "The Seven Year Itch. " Kardashian was able to keep the skirt from revealing too much, though. [Los Angeles Times] Hillary Clinton is slated to be among the presenters at the Council of Fashion Designers of America annual awards on Monday night in New York City. Clinton is to present the Founders Award to Oscar de la Renta.
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May 14, 2013
Kenneth Battelle, an influential hairstylist who created Jacqueline Kennedy's tousled bouffant and counted Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball among his many famous clients, died Sunday at his home in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. He was 86. His death was confirmed by the Kenneth salon he established in New York City in 1963. Known professionally simply as Kenneth, he started out as a New York stylist in 1950 at Helena Rubinstein's famous New York salon. After Kennedy became a client in 1954, she stayed with him throughout her White House years.
April 26, 2013 |
The "Forever Marilyn" sculpture that was slated to leave Palm Springs in June will stay put for the long, hot summer. The sculpture's stay has been extended 90 days, according to an announcement Thursday. The 34,300-pound, 26-foot-tall likeness of Marilyn Monroe has stood at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way for a year and was supposed to leave the first week in June. The city had even organized a farewell party. But negotiations with the Sculpture Foundation , which owns the traveling artwork by Seward Johnson, extended the sculpture's stay, tourism organization P.S. Resorts reports.
April 24, 2013 |
" Forever Marilyn " fans, it's time to say goodbye. The giant Marilyn Monroe sculpture with the forever billowing skirt has stood at Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs for a year, but it will be moving on in June. Before then, there's a film series and farewell party planned. So go, snap some pictures and see the movies that made her a film icon. The deal: The Forever Marilyn Outdoor Movie Series on May 3 will screen the comedy "Monkey Business" (1952)
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April 20, 2013 |
I'm at Coachella this weekend, where maybe I'll try to do the story-song combo in reverse order: hear a song, and try to think of a story that fits it. My mind is already full of possibilities. For the Stone Roses' "I Wanna Be Adored" (probably my all-time favorite song title), just about anything involving a Hollywood actor would work, no? I'll keep you posted on Twitter. In these roundups of the week gone by, I'm offering the first paragraphs of each Column One--maybe they'll buy your eye and you can settle in for a good weekend read.
March 6, 2013 |
Marilyn Monroe, one of America's most beloved pop cultural icons, and New Coke, one of its most despised, commanded the biggest bids in the first in a series of online Christie's auctions of Andy Warhol artworks that ended Tuesday. The winning bids totaled $1.84 million for 124 auction lots. It was the second round of all-Warhol sales in a multi-year effort by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to liquidate its holdings to boost its grantmaking endowment. Winning bidders also must pay a 25% buyer's premium.
February 7, 2013 |
Marilyn Manson has come down with the flu and collapsed onstage during a concert in Canada. According to reports, about an hour into his Wednesday performance in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan's TCU Place, the shock rocker began vomiting several times then passed out during his song "Beautiful People. " Manson, whose concerts are chock full of theatrics, was helped off the stage when the band and stagehands realized that the incident was not part of the performance, Billboard reported . TMZ added that the 44-year-old was not taken to the hospital but rather was taken to his hotel room to rest.
December 31, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2012 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Great Performances: The arts series presents the back-to-back new offerings "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013" (8 p.m. KOCE) followed by "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy" (9:30 p.m.). Dance Moms: The reality competition returns with a behind-the-scenes special (8 p.m. Lifetime), followed by the season premiere (9 p.m.)
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December 24, 2012 |
Stepping across grass-tufted sidewalks on her way to the bus, Meredith Kensington passes sparkling lights and Christmas cheer. But she can't feel the holiday warmth. She wants to spend the holidays with three siblings she cannot find. She lost contact with her sister and brother 15 years ago when they entered the byzantine bureaucracy of the Los Angeles County foster care system. She never had a chance to meet one of her half brothers before he followed them into the system, soon after his birth eight years ago. Each holiday season, Kensington renews her effort to find Marilyn and Aubrey Langston and Eddie Sanchez.