July 10, 2013 |
Last month we mentioned that singer Rita Ora had been tapped to be the new face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes "Lola" Ciccone Leon's Material Girl label. Today, the exclusive-to-Macy's line took the wraps off its fall 2013 marketing campaign. To promote the junior brand's back-to-school season, Ora was photographed on the streets of London with some of the city's famous landmarks -- including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye -- as backdrops. As the face of Material Girl, Ora follows in the footsteps of Georgia May Jagger and Kelly Osbourne . ALSO: Prada ad campaign features Oscar winner Christoph Waltz Willie Nelson and sons star in John Varvatos Fall 2013 ad campaign Burberry's Fall 2013 ad campaign features Sienna Miller, Tom Sturridge firstname.lastname@example.org
June 17, 2013 |
First baseman Albert Pujols and shortstop Erick Aybar are Gold Glove winners, Peter Bourjos and Mike Trout are Gold Glove-caliber outfielders, and third baseman Alberto Callaspo and second baseman Howie Kendrick are usually dependable if not flashy in the field. So how is it the Angels began Monday's game with a major league-high 53 errors, including 18 in their last 13 games, and a .980 fielding percentage, worst in the American League? "We depend a lot on our defense, and we really feel it's an asset, not only the range, but the dependability," Manager Mike Scioscia said.
June 13, 2013 |
Singer Rita Ora will be the new face of Madonna and her daughter Lourdes "Lola" Ciccone Leon's exclusive-to-Macy's Material Girl line, the brand announced Wednesday. Ora will appear in the junior lifestyle brand's fall 2013 advertising campaign, which will be unveiled in July, according to the announcement from Iconix Brand Group. The announcement also included the following comment form the mother-daughter duo (we're assuming they said this in unison): "Rita is a talented beauty but what really drew us to her is the confidence she oozes through her music and her unique sense of style.
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June 11, 2013 |
Oscar de la Torre, a longtime member of the Santa Monica-Malibu school board, said police in 2006 found materials that could be used to make a pipe bomb in the home of the gunman who killed five people on Friday in Santa Monica. Police searched the home after John Zawahri threatened fellow high school students. De la Torre was a neighbor of Samir Zawahri, the gunman's father, in Santa Monica's Pico neighborhood. Although the elder Zawahri was reserved, De la Torre said, he mentioned about eight months ago that he was having trouble with his younger son. John Zawahri, 23, killed his father, 55, and brother Christopher, 25, in last week's shooting rampage.
May 22, 2013 |
CANNES, France - Writer-director Alexander Payne has been nominated for three screenplay Oscars and has won two. So what did the man responsible for films including "Election," "Sideways" and "The Descendants" feel about working with someone else's script for the first time? In a word: "relief. " "Writing is wonderful, I've mined some things out of myself, but I'm interested in the art of directing," Payne said here this week, ahead of the festival premiere of "Nebraska," his latest movie.
May 12, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's overwhelming victory in weekend parliamentary elections returns to power a seasoned politician who historically has had rocky ties with Pakistan's powerful military and is viewed by many as soft on militants and extremist groups. The expected showdown between Sharif, 63, and former cricket-star-turned-politician Imran Khan never really materialized. Sharif's party swept the elections, putting him in a position to lead the next government and become prime minister for an unprecedented third time.
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May 8, 2013 |
UC Berkeley is making its vast library collections and course textbooks more readily available to students with visual and other impairments under an agreement reached Tuesday that could set a precedent for universities nationwide. The settlement with the nonprofit legal group Disability Rights Advocates was reached after more than a year of negotiations and will provide students with physical, developmental, learning and visual disabilities more timely access to printed materials in alternative formats such as Braille, large print and audio.
May 8, 2013 |
When the upcoming comedy "The Hangover Part III" wrapped production in January, Warner Bros. was left with tons of used plywood, joists, furniture, faux brick and other materials from the film set. But instead of hauling the leftovers to the landfill, the studio donated the items - enough to fill 10 truckloads - to the charitable organization Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, to be sold in Habitat's stores in Gardena and Norwalk....
April 30, 2013 |
Kanye West is reportedly “done” recording his sixth studio album, with an eye toward releasing the follow-up to his platinum-selling 2010 LP “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” this summer. Meanwhile, the Twitter firebrand has remained curiously silent of late (save for the occasional concert outburst ), leaving industry observers to wonder whether West will unveil some of the new material during his “Saturday Night Live” set May 18. On-air Monday, DJ Peter Rosenberg of New York's Hot 97 FM said West's label Island Def Jam held an office listening session for the album in the Big Apple last week, where his “gritty” musical direction was greeted with excitement.
April 24, 2013 |
The fight between Walt Disney Studios and movie theater chains over how to split revenue from ticket sales for the much-anticipated "Iron Man 3" is getting uglier. On Tuesday, Regal Entertainment -- the nation's largest theater owner with 7,000 screens in 540 locations -- yanked standees, movie posters and other marketing materials for "Iron Man 3," said a source familiar with the dispute who asked not to be identified. The dispute has put a cloud over what is expected to be one of the biggest movies of the year.