September 19, 2013 |
Throughout the Duchess of Cambridge's much-publicized pregnancy, her chic maternity wear was the subject of worldwide attention. Even after the birth of her son, George Alexander Louis, on July 22, the former Kate Middleton continued to wear maternity clothing that was both elegant and stylish. Her brand of choice, Seraphine , has been scrambling to restock the duchess' personal picks, which immediately sold out when she was photographed wearing them. Cecile Reinaud, head designer and owner of Seraphine, has a background in marketing and business, but her knack for fashion led her to make maternity clothing for her friends when they were pregnant.
August 19, 2013 |
Maybe it's the bald head, or perhaps it's the haunted-looking eyes, but British actor Mark Strong has a track record for playing baddies, from murderous aristocrat Lord Blackwood in "Sherlock Holmes" to the scheming antagonist Godfrey in "Robin Hood. " Now he's portraying a rather more complicated (though still imperfect) character, the anguished Detroit cop Frank Agnew, in AMC's new series "Low Winter Sun. " It's a role the British actor knows well: He also played Frank Agnew in the 2006 British miniseries upon which the drama is based.
August 6, 2013 |
Brad Stone, a longtime Silicon Valley reporter, has been working for years on what he hopes will be the definitive account of Jeff Bezos and the rise of Amazon, the online retailing giant founded in 1994. His new book, “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” is slated to be published in October by Little, Brown. On Monday, he got handed fodder for a new chapter, when Bezos once again did something unexpected and risky: he bought a newspaper, the Washington Post.
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August 6, 2013 |
The high-pitched Amber Alert that hit cellphones across Southern California overnight may have confounded and annoyed, but the text message also prompted a fresh round of questions. Chief among them: Just what was that and how can I stop it from happening again? What is it? The Wireless Emergency Alert is a new program for cellphones that started Jan. 1, replacing the previous “opt-in” system. Cellphone owners now receive messages automatically , based on their proximity to the emergency, not based on their phone number.
July 29, 2013 |
RIO DE JANEIRO - First, the pope used the word "gay. " Then he used a phrase possibly never heard from a pope: "Who am I to judge?" His first overseas trip behind him, Pope Francis made surprisingly conciliatory remarks about the role of gay people in the Roman Catholic Church and his willingness to accept them uncritically, touching off a worldwide debate over how big a shift the new pontiff was endorsing. He also spoke of finding more roles for women in the church - though not priesthood - and of showing mercy to divorced Catholics.
July 18, 2013 |
Although music fans know him as the lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor cracked the bestseller list last year with his book “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good.” In his newly published second book, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process),” Taylor tackles the world of the paranormal. “If religion were a lounge singer, then the paranormal would be a rock star,” he writes in the book's introduction.
July 13, 2013 |
Novelist Danielle Steel, 65, had a passion for fashion even before she got her hands on her first Hermes Kelly bag, a gift from her grandmother, at age 17. A regular on the bestseller list, with more than 600 million books sold since her first title published in 1972, Steel is adept at documenting the lifestyles of the rich and famous, perhaps because she has always had a front row seat. She grew up between New York and Europe, is a fixture on the San Francisco social scene and a regular at the Paris haute couture shows.
July 11, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant sat down with the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday during his summer basketball camp at UC Santa Barbara to discuss all things Lakers. In the interview, he talked about rehabilitating from the Achilles' tendon injury he sustained in April, Dwight Howard's decision to leave the Lakers, which free agent he'd like to play with next season and his future. Below is a question-and-answer recap of the interview. How is your Achilles' tendon doing? "Feeling good. Feel relaxed, feel strong.
July 11, 2013 |
Piper Kerman was a comfortably settled member of the Manhattan creative class on the day in 1998 when two police officers knocked on her door, telling her she'd been indicted for her brief but fateful involvement in a drug-trafficking operation years earlier. By the time she finally went to prison six years later, she was engaged, in her 30s and desperate to get her 15-month sentence over with. “The beginning of the sentence was the beginning of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” Kerman said this week, over a late lunch of heirloom tomatoes at the trendy New York City gastropub the Breslin -- a far cry from the iceberg lettuce and mystery meat she subsisted on while locked up at a federal prison in Danbury, Conn.
July 6, 2013 |
Alexandra the Great "48," Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, Candy Cotton, Sunny Dare, Gypsy Rose Lee: The names are as exotic as the performers themselves. They belong to women who bared skin in burlesque shows, long before the practice evolved into modern-day stripping. "I don't think today's stripping is sexy, but back then it was. They were very much into the 'tease,' figuring out how little they could show," says Leslie Zemeckis, the author of a new book on the history of burlesque called "Behind the Burly Q" (Skyhorse Publishing, $24.95)