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April 3, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Peter Som's capsule collection for DesigNation at Kohl's isn't due to go on sale until April 10, but 20 pieces -- including those pictured here -- are being featured in a preview sale that starts Friday. The breezy collection is inspired by the French Caribbean island of St. Barths and would be perfect for spring break or summer vacations.  The clothes are designed, according to Kohl's, to "evoke the colors, the culture, the bliss of island life. " Those words alone are making me want to go on vacation.
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WORLD
April 2, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- Peter Jackson, the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” film series, has lent his personal Gulfstream jet to the team searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Radio New Zealand reported. Australian authorities said Monday that a civilian jet was providing “communications relay” to 10 military planes involved in the search but did not identify it further. Radio New Zealand said Tuesday it received a tip that the civilian aircraft belonged to the director and New Zealand native, and confirmed with his representatives that the G650 aircraft was indeed his. Gulfstream describes the 650 as an “ultra-high-speed, ultra-long-range business jet” that can carry eight passengers and a crew of four on nonstop flights of 7,000 nautical miles.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Peter Dinklage stopped by "The Daily Show" on Monday, but Jon Stewart admitted there was very little he could ask the actor. Why? Because Dinklage is starring in "Game of Thrones" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past," two projects very popular in the "spoiler alert community. " So how does "Game of Thrones" go about keeping its plot twists and turns hidden from those fans too busy to read the books? Dinklage told Stewart it's mostly because of one guy. Dinklage explained, "Camera phones are very popular on set. We have a guy in Croatia, just this enormous guy. He'll yell at [picture takers]
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Meg James
News that Fox TV chief Peter Rice had renewed his employment contract came, fittingly enough, in a press release about Rupert Murdoch's plans for corporate succession of his vast media empire. Wednesday's news release chronicled the return of Murdoch's eldest son , Lachlan Murdoch, 42, to a prominent role as co-chairman of the two companies. It detailed the elevation of James Murdoch, 41, into the powerful post of co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox. Midway through the release appeared this line: "In addition to these appointments, the company also announced that Peter Rice, chairman and CEO Fox Networks Group, has agreed to extend his employment agreement.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Rooney Mara looks to be headed to Neverland. The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lead is in negotiations to star as the tribal princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan origin story "Pan," according to a Variety report. Directed by Joe Wright ("Pride & "Prejudice," "Anna Karenina") from a script by Jason Fuchs, the film is also set to star Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund, with an open casting being held to find a 10-to-12-year-old actor to play Pan, the report says . "Pan," which is scheduled for release July 17, 2015, is said to be a new take on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, set during World War II and following an orphan boy who is kidnapped by pirates and brought to the magical realm of Neverland.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire at the end of September after 18 years at the company. "His guidance, leadership and expertise have been instrumental to Apple's success, not only as our CFO but also in many areas beyond finance, as he frequently took on additional activities to assist across the company. His contributions and integrity as our CFO create a new benchmark for public company CFOs," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook in a statement posted on the company's website . "Peter is also a dear friend I always knew I could count on. Although I am sad to see him leave, I am happy he is taking time for himself and his family.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Music Critic
In the 1960s, Rudolf Serkin, one the world's most revered pianists, used to fret about his hippie son, Peter. There was little question that Peter Serkin, a piano prodigy, had the capacity to follow in his father's famous footsteps. At 19, the younger Serkin already had won a Grammy. But the pianist, who plays a recital at Broad Stage on Sunday afternoon, was clearly headed on his own route. After dropping out for a few years to find himself, he helped found Tashi, one of the first countercultural classical chamber ensembles.
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Photographer Peter Lindbergh and actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson were honored for their contributions to the Foundation for AIDS Research on Wednesday night at amFAR's New York Gala. Grace Jones performed, wearing a fur, a leotard and a series of hats. [WWD] Coach has an edgier look in the collection new creative director Stuart Vevers unveiled on Thursday, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore reports. [Los Angeles Times] Italian police reportedly found rat fur being passed off as cashmere in some Chinese-run factories in Rome.
NEWS
February 5, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt
On the rise since its launch in 2007, London-based fashion label Peter Pilotto, co-designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, is Target's latest design partner. The highly anticipated 70-piece collection ($14.99-$79.99) debuts this Sunday, Feb. 9, at most Target stores and  target.com ; also, for the very first time, select pieces will be sold by an outside retailer, Net-A-Porter.com , making the limited-edition collection accessible to an international audience. Fingers crossed that the computer crashes caused by previous Target designer launches don't morph into a global tech meltdown for frenzied fashion fans.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
NBC hit a ratings gold mine last month with a live version of "The Sound of Music" featuring a singing heroine who twirls and dances. The network is hoping to strike gold again with an ageless boy who can fly. A new production of the classic musical "Peter Pan" will air as a live telecast Dec. 4. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron -- who produced "The Sound of Music Live!" -- will executive produce the production. The cast will be announced at a later date. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "We're very pleased to be underway on 'Peter Pan' as our next live holiday musical for the whole family," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Assn.
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