April 21, 2014 |
Lana Del Rey was in no way afraid of the selfie. At three different points in the alt-torch singer's 45-minute Outdoor Stage set Sunday night, Del Rey descended into the audience to vamp and pose with fans, allowing - encouraging, even - the rampant repurposing of her image across social media. She even prolongued one cinematically sexy smooch with a male fan who couldn't seem to get his phone-camera game together quickly enough to simply point and shoot. Given Del Rey's nostalgia-tinged sex appeal, who could have blamed him?
April 10, 2014 |
It's too easy to start with the face or what she wears, how she sits. The color of her earrings. The essence is in the vowels, the way she holds and releases them. The voice drops a register, as if in a conspiracy, and a morning conversation drifts across art, ambition, age and riding camels in the desert. Many roles come to mind when Nicole Kidman speaks: inconsolable mother, suicidal writer, dangerous weather girl, nuclear scientist, gangster lover, top-hatted cabaret singer and Southern femme fatale with an earthy remedy for jellyfish stings.
April 8, 2014 |
LONDON - In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After a bloody war of independence and decades of mistrust, London and Dublin have become increasingly close partners linked by trade, history and culture. The rapprochement was made possible by the 1998 accord that ended armed sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, which remains part of Britain but enjoys a measure of self-rule.
April 7, 2014 |
"Single Ladies," the romantic comedy series about three female best friends working in the fashion, music and celebrity world that was just canceled by VH1 after three seasons, is coming back. Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment company, which produces "Single Ladies," is developing an all-new fourth season as part of a new exclusive programming partnership with BET Networks' Centric, which is being positioned as the first network aimed at black females. Under the deal, Flavor Unit, which is owned by Latifah and her partner Shakim Compere, will produce new shows in addition to "Single Ladies" for the network.
March 19, 2014 |
Brian McStotts' cat Sammie shows her owner how to relax while sunbathing on the couch . While she enjoys the sunshine, she's happiest when doing so from behind a window because, according to McStotts, the 16-year-old cat is "an inside cat and not real comfortable in the great outdoors. " Follow Armand Emamdjomeh on Twitter or Google + . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
March 19, 2014 |
Can you measure the size of a ship by its captain? Cunard Line pulled off a spectacular photo shoot of Capt. Kevin Oprey posed in front of his ship, the Queen Mary 2, while balanced on the vessel's underwater bow. The recent photos, in which the captain appears in uniform as a tiny dot in front of the behemoth ship, were snapped to mark a decade at sea for the ocean liner in 2014. "It's the incredible majesty of that ship, it's a towering, beautiful ocean liner," photographer James D. Morgan said in a statement from the luxury cruise line.