June 7, 2013 |
Josefina Lopez admits to being a woman of large appetites - for creative work, haute cuisine, political activism and erotic adventure, among other things. Where, then, could the L.A. playwright, novelist and screenwriter better hope to fulfill all those cravings simultaneously than in Paris? And where better, she reasoned, could she and her family go to escape the storm and stress of the post-Sept. 11 United States? So when the author of "Real Women Have Curves," her husband and the couple's eldest son decamped to the French capital in the mid-2000s, Lopez said, "I really thought it was for good.
June 6, 2013 |
In “The Bling Ring," a group of starry-eyed teens define their worth by the number of designer duds in their closet. The young protagonists of Sofia Coppola's based-on-a-true-story film don't actually own any of these coveted items, of course -- they steal them. Parading through the closets of stars such as Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan, their eyes widen as they try out Alexander McQueen sunglasses, Chanel handbags and Christian Louboutin pumps. “Oh, my God,” one character gasps as she comes across a chic top. “It's Balmain.” It's a line uttered by actress Claire Julien, who, fittingly enough, was sporting a Balmain dress on the red carpet at the film's Hollywood premiere Tuesday night.
June 5, 2013 |
Before Paris Hilton agreed to let Sofia Coppola film scenes for “The Bling Ring” in her mansion, she didn't know much about how a group of San Fernando Valley youths managed to break into her home four years ago. Though she was questioned by police about the robberies, she says she never realized that the so-called Bling Ring had been in her home on six separate occasions. That was just one of the facts that came to light after she teamed up with Coppola, filming a cameo at a club scene in the movie and allowing the filmmaker to use her actual home as a production location.
May 23, 2013 |
On its surface, the arithmetic is baffling. Paris Hilton plus Cash Money Records equals … sweet, sweet music? The jury is still out on whether the former “Simple Life” star's record deal and current EDM-accented musical direction will yield a bonanza of Top 40 hits à la label mates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. But for Paris completists, Hilton's alignment with hip-hop's imprint du jour appears to be a textbook move. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times As far back as 2006, the professional party girl was claiming fealty to hip-hop's “from the streets to the penthouse” ethos and contextualizing her achievements as an entrepreneur (with a lucrative perfume line, endorsement of champagne in a can and signature nightclub chain)
May 22, 2013 |
News that Paris Hilton had signed a record deal with Cash Money Records heated up the blogosphere Wednesday. Many thought it was a joke that the label that made superstars out of Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj would sign the heiress. But it's true. The 32-year-old is plotting her return to music with the popular hip-hop label. With online commenters burning up Twitter wondering how it happened, Cash Money co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams said the deal was a no-brainer.
May 16, 2013 |
"The Bling Ring" had Emma Watson "Keeping Up With the Kardashians. " The "Harry Potter" alum plays a character based on convicted socialite Alexis Neiers in Sofia Coppola's film, which chronicles the shenanigans of those who looted the homes of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2009 and 2010. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday with stars Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Fariga, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and writer-director Coppola walking the red carpet.