August 16, 2013 |
Lindsay Lohan has launched a new website and has apparently rocked out her guest performance on HBO's "Eastbound and Down. " The newly rehabbed star is making headlines again, for good reason. On Thursday, the troubled "Mean Girls" actress also rehabilitated her domain. LindsayLohan.com relaunched with a sweet message titled "Welcome" from its titular patron. "To my fans, Welcome to my new site… Your support has been everything. I'm so excited for what's next. xo All my love, Lindsay," she wrote , and teased to the post on Instagram.
August 12, 2013 |
Nicole by OPI on Monday announced a partnership with six-time Grammy winner and country music star Carrie Underwood that will bring 14 shades of limited-edition Underwood-inspired nail lacquers to market in January. Described as "a colorful mosaic of hues ranging from soft pastels to dark sultry shades to playful glitters," the line will include colors with names such as "American as Apple Pie" and "Southern Charm. " Of particular note is a gold textured shade -- called "Carrie'd Away" -- that was created exclusively for Underwood.
July 17, 2013 |
Apparently, things are worse than we thought: We have run out of rock 'n' roll musicians. How else to explain the latest cover of Rolling Stone, which features not the Rolling Stones -- or even Captain Hook -- but accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? And not only that: Many have noticed and commented on -- unfavorably -- that the magazine's cover photo “casts the bombing suspect in an inappropriately flattering light,” as my colleague Mikael Wood reported.
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July 16, 2013 |
In a push to make nail salons safer, the city of Santa Monica is launching a program to recognize salons that use healthier products and provide better indoor air quality. The program, which begins Tuesday, aims to improve working conditions for roughly 120 nail technicians working at 30 licensed salons throughout the city. Nail salons will be recognized if they meet certain requirements, including avoiding polishes with the most toxic chemicals, ensuring their employees wear proper gloves and taking steps to improve ventilation.
June 18, 2013 |
A potent charge of relevant provocation propels “revolver” at the Celebration Theatre. In the final production at its longtime venue, L.A.'s flagship gay theater scores a profoundly affecting bull's-eye with Chris Phillips' incisive study of violence and forgiveness, as expressed in societal, personal and even eternal terms. Unfolding in seemingly random vignettes that echo the six chambers of the title firearm, “revolver” explores its thematic subtext via distinct issues, from homophobia to substance abuse to the afterlife, that impact on the gay community, but by no means exclusively.
June 11, 2013 |
Yasiel Puig didn't get a hit or make a spectacular throw on Tuesday night, but he might have changed the Dodgers' season. Less than three weeks ago, the Dodgers were said by their own manager to lack toughness. But there was no questioning their resolve in a 5-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Puig was hit in the face by a 92-mph fastball by Ian Kennedy in the sixth inning, sparking an old-fashioned brawl in the seventh and setting the stage for an emotional comeback in the eighth.
June 8, 2013 |
Mere hours after Nine Inch Nails released a new single , Adrian Belew revealed that he's left the recently revived group ahead of an extensive world tour set to begin next month. The guitarist, best known for his work with the influential prog-rock band King Crimson, announced his departure in a tersely worded post on Facebook. "Concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn't work," he wrote Thursday. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners Belew is the second member of Nine Inch Nails to quit since frontman Trent Reznor reconvened the L.A.-based group earlier this year.
June 7, 2013 |
Like a bullet train, the French thriller "The Prey" is a model of breathless efficiency, its stuffed cargo of chases, brawls and twists delivered with admirable speed. It also willfully genre-hops, from prison melodrama to escape flick to policier to Hitchcockian wrong-man lark to serial killer chiller, without skipping a beat or, more notably, dulling the senses like so many superhero behemoths aimed at brain-sanded teens. For moviegoers who prefer cheeky wit, down-and-dirty mayhem and grown-up suspense in their air-conditioned escapism, "The Prey" deserves to light up the summer art house in much the way another solidly crafted French nail-biter, "Tell No One," did in 2008.
June 6, 2013 |
Nine Inch Nails released a new single, "Came Back Haunted," late Wednesday evening, ending a hiatus that began after the influential industrial-rock group's Wave Goodbye Tour in 2009. The song, which you can hear below, is the first sampling from a studio album, "Hesitation Marks," to be released Sept. 3 by Columbia Records. Co-produced by frontman Trent Reznor along with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, the disc will serve as Nine Inch Nails' follow-up to 2008's "The Slip. " Last month Reznor wrote on Tumblr that he'd been "less than honest about what I've really been up to lately" and revealed that he'd finished a Nine Inch Nails album, which he called "the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again.
May 28, 2013 |
Trent Reznor's been lying to us, but his fans probably won't mind. The singer, producer and composer announced on Nine Inch Nails' Tumblr today that his band (which he laid to rest in 2009) has completed a new album and has signed to Columbia. Nine Inch Nails had previously announced a return to touring (with a lineup of past NIN collaborators and members of King Crimson and Telefon Tel Aviv), headlining major American fests including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. But his Tumblr note is Reznor's first hint of new NIN music since 2008's "The Slip.