February 25, 2013 |
It was like an Oscar flashback with all the Giorgio Armani gowns, Harry Winston bling and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday. Then there was a Sharon Stone Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed that her navy blue gown was from none other than cheap chic retailer H&M. (Apparently it was a custom job; Hunt worked closely with H&M designers exchanging sketches, fabrics and samples, according to the retailer.) PHOTOS: Oscars 2013 best dressed on the red carpet Back to Armani, though.
February 22, 2013 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - The driver's license features a bold, pink stripe along the top, and further down the phrase: "NO LAWFUL STATUS. " North Carolina proposes to issue the license to illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program. The idea has raised howls of protest from immigrant and civil rights groups. They complain that the proposed licenses would stigmatize young immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents. State legislators have expressed concerns that illegal immigrants will use the licenses to vote or obtain social services, despite the pink stripe and a pink "LIMITED TERM" endorsement.
February 20, 2013 |
It's debatable whether you should listen to the Soft Pink Truth's remix of Baltimore duo Matmos' new track, "Aetheric Vehicle," before or after you read about the music's origins and the philosophy behind it. Either way you win, but the remix, which is making its U.S. premiere on Pop & Hiss, certainly has a fascinating back story. So do Matmos, who will perform at the Masonic Hall at Hollywood Forever cemetery on Monday. A remix of a track from the group's excellent forthcoming record, “The Marriage of True Minds,” “Aetheric Vehicle” is the result of a project that harnessed what Matmos described in the liner notes as “psychic experimental sessions” to create the concepts that the pair then translated into music.
February 17, 2013 |
According to the singer Pink, she had in fact played Staples Center once before her Saturday night headline gig there. But she didn't quite remember doing so. "I'd hurt myself and the doctors said I couldn't do any tricks, but instead I just took a Percocet," the singer born Alecia Moore told the Staples audience. "So I don't really remember being there. " Self-medicating to dull the pain from a wound? Mocking a career setback with an endearing punchline about her knack for blacking out?
February 1, 2013 |
What better way is there to tell someone you love them than by giving them a hot pink phone? That's what Verizon Wireless thinks you should do. The carrier announced a Valentine's Day edition of the Motorola Droid RAZR M on Friday morning. The device looks just like its black-and-white counterpart, but it has a bright magenta frame. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 The New Jersey-based carrier put the device on sale along with a flurry of of other Valentine's Day deals . Besides offering a special version of the Droid RAZR M, Verizon has also discounted the phone by $50 and now offers it for $49.99 with a two-year contract.
January 30, 2013 |
Need more pink in your life? The new Barbie Cafe in Taiwan has more than enough to spare. The eatery is exactly what its name implies -- a temple to the 54-year-old doll, erected in Taipei's Da'an shopping district and doused in fuchsia, blush, rose and likely several shades of pink previously unknown to man. Licensed by El Segundo toy giant Mattel, the eatery features chairs modeled after tutus, complete with frills and lace-up backs....
January 29, 2013 |
For many native Angelenos like Gail Samuel, summertime concerts at the Hollywood Bowl are a Southern California ritual as eagerly anticipated as the opening-day bite of a Dodger Dog. This year Samuel will be taking her lifelong Bowl-going habit to a new level in her recently appointed role as chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which spends its summers at the Bowl. Her programming prescription for the venue, Samuel said, will hew closely to the Bowl's decades-old philosophy.
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January 16, 2013 |
Everyone thought they knew what Huell Howser would have said if he'd been standing outside Griffith Observatory just before sunset Tuesday afternoon. If he'd climbed the observatory steps in a short-sleeved button down, khakis and work boots and taken in the hundreds who had come to celebrate him, a crowd stretching in glorious honeyed light beyond the Astronomers Monument and into the overflowing parking lot. If he'd known that his fans had started arriving about 9 a.m. for a public memorial due to start at 3:30 p.m., that among them were teenagers and nonagenarians, some of whom had driven for hours -- from the far-flung California cities and small towns he'd visited, from the mountains and deserts he loved.
January 2, 2013 |
Apple will come out with its next iPhone this summer and make it available in multiple colors as well as with different screen sizes, an analyst said Wednesday. Topeka Capital Markets' Brian White said he expects Apple to launch the next-generation iPhone, which many believe will be called the iPhone 5S, in May or June, according to BGR. In addition to the current black and white options, White said he expects the new iPhone to come in pink, yellow and blue. White also said he expects the Apple smartphone to offer multiple screen sizes, though he did not specify the sizes.