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ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After switching from a major label to go independent, Solange Knowles is returning to a traditional label -- sorta. The singer-songwriter-model has announced that she is starting her own imprint called Saint Records. It will be distributed through Sony. Knowles took to Twitter to make the announcement early Tuesday after reports surfaced that she had signed a deal with Columbia (which is owned by Sony). Saint Records is where “I'll be releasing my full length album, and also future music projects that I'm excited about sharing," she tweeted . RELATED: Interview with Solange Knowles Fans, and critics, have awaited a proper full-length from Knowles since she broke out with her 2012 EP, “True.” Her slow sonic evolution has been a captivating one to watch since she released her 2003 debut of inoffensive pop-R&B.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Tara Reid's outburst in a Los Angeles store got her thrown out of the shop, according to a report out Monday. The "American Pie" actress last week reportedly hit AllSaints, an edgy British brand shop, to get an outfit for the second weekend of the Coachella Arts & Music Festival in Indio, where the actress tweeted that she was planning to see her favorite band, Infected Mushroom. She was said to be seen demanding a discount from employees at the Robertson Boulevard location and "berating" them for refusing her, the New York Post reported . The actress insisted she should get the discount because she was famous, then "began to scream at them and was escorted out. " "She was screaming," a source told the paper.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Springtime may bring thoughts of visiting Paris, but for Southern Californians without the time or means for a transatlantic getaway, there's the City of Lights, City of Angels film festival. Starting Monday, the 17th annual event at the Directors Guild of America will bring 38 French features to L.A., including the North American premiere of Danièle Thompson's new romantic comedy, "It Happened in Saint-Tropez. " Starring Monica Bellucci and Kad Merad in a romp about two cousins who fall in love with the same man, "It Happened in Saint-Tropez" will open in Paris just five days before kicking off the L.A. festival.
NEWS
March 4, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- California ladies of the canyon was the vibe of Hedi Slimane's first women's Saint Laurent ready-to-wear runway collection shown in October . And this time, it was California grunge. With Jessica Chastain, Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund, Pierre Berge, Betty Catroux and other fashion luminaries in the front row, Slimane showed his fall 2013 collection for the house he renamed Saint Laurent on Monday night during Paris Fashion Week. The look: Off-duty musicians and models.
SPORTS
February 16, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
David Beckham, the former Galaxy star who is now playing in France, will not make his debut on Sunday for Paris Saint-Germain. PSG Coach Carlo Ancelotti said the 37-year-old midfielder is not in game shape and likely will make his debut against French rival Marseille next week when the clubs play Feb. 24 in league play or Feb. 27 in a French Cup match. “I think he can play easily against Marseille after one week more training, no problem,” Ancelotti said. “I will make the decision whether he starts or not. “He will stay here and work.
SPORTS
February 9, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Rob Ryan's five minutes of unemployment lasted four weeks, but he's now the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints. When Ryan became one of the fall guys for the Dallas Cowboys' failed season, he said he wasn't worried about losing his job because "I'll be out of work for like five minutes. " That was Jan. 8, when the Cowboys announced they were changing directions with their defensive unit and fired him. Now Ryan, brother of Jets Coach Rex Ryan and son of former Bears defensive coordinator and Eagles coach Buddy Ryan, will try to help Coach Sean Payton rebuild the Saints into a Super Bowl contender again.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2013 | By Suzanne Muchnic
This story has been corrected. Please see note below. "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne," a highly prized painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the collection of the Louvre, is having a big year. Last spring, the sensitive portrayal of St. Anne with her daughter and grandson was the keystone of an exhibition at the Parisian museum. For the first time, Leonardo's "final masterpiece" - in process for years and left unfinished at the artist's death in 1519 - was exhibited with his compositional sketches, preparatory drawings and landscape studies, along with related works by other artists.
SPORTS
February 1, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
NEW ORLEANS - Despite anecdotal evidence to the contrary - including New Orleans bars and eating establishments that say they wouldn't serve Roger Goodell were he a customer - the NFL commissioner said he's gotten good treatment in this Super Bowl city, even though he understands the frustration that Saints fans have about the Bountygate punishments. Goodell, in his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference Friday, even joked about the reception he's gotten. "I couldn't feel more welcome here," he said.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2013 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
THQ? RIP. The Agoura Hills video game publisher that only five years ago had a market value of more than $2 billion sold most of its assets at a bankruptcy auction that closed on Tuesday. Games in development and production studios owned by THQ were bought by a variety of competitors for a total of $72 million, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. That exceeded a "stalking horse" bid THQ had from private investment firm Clearlake Capital Group, which offered to take the entire company private for $60 million.
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