CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2013 |
A prom for gay senior citizens last weekend offered a rite of passage they couldn't have when they were younger. Even now, several of the promgoers were still in the closet and wouldn't give their names. At the dance, they said, they could be free. But not outside. The prom started promptly at 5:30 p.m., but by 5, the line of people - some in tuxedos (both men and women), others in jeans - stretched half a block. VIDEO: The gay senior prom The promgoers walked on a red carpet as they entered the patio where a catered meal awaited.
May 24, 2013 |
Kate Upton turned down Sherman Oaks teen Jake Davidson's invitation to go to prom, but he got a pretty good backup: swimsuit model Nina Agdal went with him on Thursday night. Agdal contacted Davidson after he asked Upton to prom in a video that went viral on YouTube earlier this week when she learned that Upton's schedule wouldn't permit her to accept. [San Bernardino Sun] Actress Robin Wright, currently co-starring with Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards" on Netflix, wore an unintentionally odd dress to the 17th Annual Webby Awards in New York this week.
May 18, 2013 |
Dwyane Wade, the Heat superstar who is trying to help Miami win a second consecutive NBA championship this spring, surprised a Miami teenager when he showed up unexpectedly at her senior prom on Friday night. Nicole Muxo made a YouTube video last month inviting Wade to be her date at the Archbishop Coleman Carroll High prom. She got no reply, though. Then Wade showed up at the La Jolla Ballroom in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday night with roses in hand, much to the surprise of Muxo and her classmates.
May 13, 2013 |
Belen Mozo, an LPGA player from Spain who attended USC, made for a memorable prom date for a high school senior in Tennessee. The Knoxville News Sentinel detailed how senior Alex Notte, who has neurological and communication challenges, invited and then escorted Mozo to his prom. Notte reportedly met Mozo, 24, a few years ago at an LPGA tournament he attended in New York with his parents. Notte's sister helped him film a video that showed Notte playing golf and inviting Mozo to the prom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 |
A scheduling mix-up led to confusion and disappointment for hundreds of students at Bloomington High School when they showed up for their prom on Saturday on the wrong day. Students from the San Bernardino County school wearing evening gowns and tuxedos showed up at Santa Anita Park expecting to attend their prom. Instead, they discovered that their school had changed the date, but apparently failed to notify anyone. Santa Anita Park tried to accommodate the students, finding a deejay and some finger foods.
April 28, 2013
Re "Students plan county's first integrated prom," April 21 It's embarrassing that nearly 50 years after the civil rights movement, students in rural Georgia must campaign to hold their area's first integrated prom. The kids are so good-natured about this (case in point: a black student shrugging off a comment by a coach saying he could dance with his white daughter only if he's far away) that I get the impression they are used to this kind of behavior. My God, as a society we should be smarter than this.