November 21, 2013 |
"This is my baby. This is when it all started. This is my pride and joy, my first Oscar win in 1974. " Meet Murray Weissman, one of the earliest Oscar consultants, who on this day is proudly showing off a blow-up photo on the wall of his North Hollywood publicity agency commemorating that day almost 40 years ago when, as executive in charge of the motion picture press department at Universal Pictures, he reveled in the seven Academy Awards won...
November 20, 2013 |
Lindsey Vonn's publicist wrote Wednesday that the star skier suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee in Tuesday's downhill training crash at Copper Mountain, Colo. Ok, so now we know, but what now? That's the same knee Vonn had surgically repaired after a crash at last February's World Championships in Austria. Vonn tore her medial colleteral ligament and ACL and also fractured her tibia. Not answered yet is whether Vonn, the defending Olympic gold medal champion, can recover in time to complete next February at the 2012 Sochi Olympics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2013
Jim Brothers Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S. Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan., where he had been receiving hospice care, said Audrey Bell, a funeral director at Warren McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, Kan. Friends and colleagues said he had cancer. Brothers was best known for two projects: creating a sculpture of Dwight D. Eisenhower that's on display at the Capitol in Washington, and as the chief sculptor for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., said Paul Dorrell, who represented Brothers and owns the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City.
June 9, 2013 |
Malibu, California's most fashionable resident is moving. Today, Barbie officially put her coastal Dreamhouse on the market and is packing up her three-story pink palace.... Over the next few months, Barbie will embark on a worldwide tour to find a new dream home. - Mattel press release, Feb. 6 MJ@matteldesign: OK, I can't believe they're all, "OK, come up with a new Barbie, and make her totally cool, oh, only, she can't live in Malibu, for no reason. " PM@matteldesign: Right?
April 3, 2013 |
For weeks, the Spanish-language media and bloggers have been working themselves into a lather about the sexual orientation of Daddy Yankee, the reggaeton king known for his pumped-up macho stage presence and raunchy musical declarations like "Gasolina. " The blather reached a crescendo Wednesday after photos of a man resembling Daddy Yankee kissing another man surfaced on the 'net and were picked up and reprinted by other outlets. That set off another round of innuendo: according to some accounts, Daddy Yankee released a statement acknowledging that he is gay, and asking the media to respect his and his family's privacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2012
Lois Smith Longtime celebrity publicist Lois Smith, 85, a longtime New York City publicist who worked with celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese, died Sunday from a brain hemorrhage after taking a fall during a trip to Maine with her husband. Her death was confirmed by Cindi Berger, chairwoman and chief executive of PMK*BNC. Smith was one of the founders of the publicity firm that eventually merged with other firms to become PMK*BNC.