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NEWS
November 29, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jay Z has met with Barneys New York officials to discuss an internal advisory council that is to be formed to deal with the isse of racial profiling, WWD reports. [WWD] John Galliano, fired as creative director at Dior in March 2011 for making anti-Semitic comments, won the right to have his wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employers heard in a French labor court. [WWD] The Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alice Temperley cocktail dress and Jimmy Choo heels to present an award Thursday night at an event for the SportsAid charity.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2011
Today Olivia Munn; Nick Offerman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Ashton Kutcher; author Elisabeth Hasselbeck. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Martin Short; Olivia Munn. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Marilu Henner, Bob Petrella and Louise Owen discuss superior autobiographical memory. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Getting a sexier shape. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk William H. Macy; Debi Mazar. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Oprah Winfrey Show In Australia: Russell Crowe; Jay-Z; Bon Jovi; a tribute Steve Irwin.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan
The world's most expensive wrist watch, encrusted with 1,282 diamonds, was unveiled by Swiss watchmaker Hublot, according to a report by AFP . The price? $5 million. The white-gold watch was revealed this week at the world's biggest watch show, Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland. According to the AFP report, it took 17 people at Hublot 14 months to set the more than 140 carats of diamonds on the watch. Jean-Claude Biver, president of the watch company, told AFP that it would be difficult to make a more expensive watch "because the surface of the watch is limited.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Holiday revelers can celebrate the season as “Winter in Venice” returns to the Las Vegas Strip, complete with strolling entertainers, outdoor skating and food festivals. The Venetian hosts the annual event, which continues through Jan. 5. Music troupe Celtic Woman will perform “Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $75.50-$99.50 and are available online or by calling (702) 414-9000. A variety of special dinners will take place, many hosted by celebrity chefs.
HEALTH
March 10, 2012 | Jeannine Stein
As co-host of "The Chew" (a food and talk show on ABC), Daphne Oz gets to sample items like the Big Mike Burger (two patties, three buns and cheese), chicken and dumplings a la Gwyneth Paltrow and pizza by fellow host Mario Batali. But the daughter of celeb TV doctor Mehmet Oz also penned "The Dorm Room Diet: The 10-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works" and helped found HealthCorps, a nonprofit that promotes teen health. Oz talked about fitness and her meat-loving co-hosts in a recent interview.
OPINION
February 5, 2008 | Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, Larry Smith, founder of the online magazine SMITH, and Rachel Fershleiser are the co-editors of "Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure." Read/submit memoirs at
Everyone has a story. That's the tag on the masthead of SMITH, our online magazine. Yet until we asked the world to send us six-word memoirs, even we had no idea how true it was. We took a page from Ernest Hemingway. According to legend, he was challenged to write a novel in only six words and came up with "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." We posed the same challenge online, but we asked for true-life stories -- in just half a dozen well-chosen words.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
Cast your vote for your favorite entry in our third annual Los Angeles Times Battle of the Burgers . Your precious democracy is at stake!   Well, that might be a little overstated. But Pasadena media are abuzz about a local kid who has entered the contest, and you know that's going to get out a lot of those Queen City votes. Gabriella Pontrelli, a fifth-grader at Holy Family School in South Pasadena, as part of a homework assignment wrote up her idea for a burger dedicated to her favorite restaurant - the Dog Haus (it's a mutual love thing: The restaurant already has a cheeseburger on its menu named after her - The Gabster,  introduced on March 21 -- national Absolutely Incredible Kid Day)
FOOD
September 8, 1999
1. "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, $32.50). Recipes from the specialty food store of the same name in the Hamptons.1 Last Week: 1 Weeks on List: 21 2. "How To Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes. Last Week: 2 Weeks on List: 49 3. "Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook" by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $35). A contemporary spin to party finger foods.
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