April 22, 2012 |
There's a smartphone app for almost everything, so why not an app to help with prom planning? From picking the perfect dress to editing your pictures, there is an app to help with every aspect of the big dance. "So many teens have smartphones," said Molly McLaughlin, mobile technology editor at ConsumerSearch.com. "They are already managing their lives with these devices. " Here are her top prom apps. Prom Hairstyles (free for the iPhone) The app allows the user to try different hairstyles on a photograph of herself.
April 22, 2012 |
At dress shops across Los Angeles, mother-and-daughter pairs dressed in jeans and high school sweat shirts that read "Seniors 2012" are on a mission. It's officially springtime, and for many a young woman in high school, that can mean only one thing: prom season has arrived. The hunt for just the right dress can be a challenge. The little black dress may be the suitable go-to for almost every other occasion, but for prom, a simple black dress won't do. The perfect prom dress has to dazzle in pictures, make the wearer feel like a princess and hold up to a full night on the dance floor.
April 22, 2012 |
Here's how to put together one of this year's trendy prom looks, the blush tone ball gown. Blanca Farber, buyer for Windsor, says, "With this dress, because it's a light tone, people want to go for gold or bronze so they will go with a gold, glitter shoe for a really nice contrast. I also recommend, depending on what color earrings you choose, to also go with a bangle. " Betsy long blush prom dress from Windsor, $154.90 Champagne glitter cross-strap shoe from Windsor, $34.90 Gold drop chain earrings from Windsor, $6.90 Beige rhinestone knuckle clutch from Windsor, $29.90
August 28, 2011 |
In a Better World Sony Blu-ray, $45.99 Best foreign-language feature film Oscar winner "In a Better World" stars Mikael Persbrandt as a doctor who splits time between the horrors of Sudanese refugee camps and a home life in Denmark that's fairly unsettled too. Director Susanne Bier and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen tell the story of the doctor and his family carefully, addressing the larger themes of how violence begets violence in...
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June 25, 2011 |
Heavynle Ceasar figured something was wrong when her cellphone rang at school. Her sister was on the line, sounding panicked and scared: "Come home! Something bad has happened," she said. Home was across the street from Lawndale's Leuzinger High. Heavynle reached the condo in minutes. But it didn't matter. Her parents had been shot to death. The bodies were in their bedroom, behind a locked door. Heavynle jimmied it open and peeked inside. "It smelled like firecrackers," she said.
April 29, 2011 |
Like "Glee," the monosyllabic TV phenom whose action it so dearly covets, Disney's "Prom" sells its target audience on the idea that we can all get along, despite the raging, Balkanized stereotypes — broken down into the usual categories of "athletes," "misfits," "drama queens" and the like — that have sold this stuff since John Hughes was in short pants. Set in Michigan but shot around Los Angeles, director Joe Nussbaum's movie comes from promising first-time screenwriter Katie Wech.
April 28, 2011 |
Walt Disney Studios is hoping to score a date with an audience it long has found elusive — teenage girls — with "Prom," a coming-of-age story that opens Friday. The $8 million film, among the first to be put into production by studio Chairman Rich Ross, is a more mature take on teen life than the "High School Musical" franchise he oversaw during his tenure at Disney Channel. But in adhering to the family-friendly Disney brand, "Prom" omits the naughtier aspects of the big night, specifically drinking and sex. Some question whether this chaste portrayal will ring true with the teen audience the studio is courting.
April 12, 2010
Dear Amy: My daughter is 16 and in the 10th grade. She was asked to go to her high school prom by an 11th-grader whom she was seeing earlier this year. They went out only for a few weeks and then broke up. I believe she ended it because he didn't make much -- or any -- effort. Shortly after they broke up, he started dating someone else. I think she has been second-guessing her decision to break up with him. Her friends have been suggesting that she should give him another chance.
March 9, 2010 |
Some cynics say the Academy Awards are just a prom for the world's most spoiled children. They're wrong -- the Governors Ball is actually Hollywood's prom, while the Oscars show is more like a student election. Or is it a pep rally? On Sunday, after the final Oscar was stored in "The Hurt Locker," about 1,500 select guests rode the Hollywood & Highland complex escalators to even higher strata: the stately soiree from the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.