October 2, 2012 |
Welcome to Week 2 of “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars,” ballroom fans! Now that we've worked out all the Week 1 jitters and the contestants have sized up their fellow stars, the competition can really begin. Certainly, it's a whole new Mirrorball playing field this season. No one can be content to rest on laurels. One bad step can leave you simmering under the red lights of jeopardy. This week's dances zipped back and forth between the quickstep and jive, and the all-stars and their pro partners were risking life and limb to gain that cutting edge.
May 15, 2013 |
Microsoft Corp. is partnering with Paramount Pictures on a promotional effort for the studio's "Star Trek Into Darkness. " It represents the biggest such undertaking ever for the software giant. The Redmond, Wash., company's campaign isn't short on whimsy: Bing, Microsoft's Internet search engine, was updated Tuesday to include the "Star Trek" language Klingon in its online translation service. But there also is strategic significance to the marketing venture, because it leverages so many Microsoft services, devices and platforms in a way not previously attempted by the company for a movie promotion.
October 24, 2012 |
Guilty Pleasures Week and the “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” halfway point continued on Tuesday night with the members of Team “Call Me Maybe” performing their individual dances, while Team “Gangnam Style” added to their individual scores from Monday night with their group freestyle routine. Launching themselves back to the top of the leaderboard were Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel. Sabrina chose “So This is Love” from the Disney classic “Cinderella” for her guilty pleasure so she could live out her childhood princess fantasy.
September 13, 2009 |
For the last few years, celebrity names have been landing on clothing labels almost as often as they land on Page Six. The perennially shirtless Matthew McConaughey launched J.K. Livin beachwear, octogenarian Cloris Leachman unspooled her flowy Clorisline and Donald Trump tied his name to neckties. Then, earlier this summer, fashion industry bible Women's Wear Daily declared that celebrity lines had lost their luster, citing Jennifer Lopez's Sweetface label, Heidi Montag's Heidiwood and Mandy Moore's Mblem T-shirt line as the most recent casualties.
May 10, 2013 |
The force is returning to Britain. Disney-owned Lucasfilm announced Friday that production of "Star Wars: Episode VII " will take place in the United Kingdom, the latest example of a high-profile Hollywood movie filming outside California. Another big Disney movie, Marvel Studios' current release "Iron Man 3," filmed in North Carolina. Britain provides rebates of up to 25%, making it an attractive destination for such big productions as the "Harry Potter" movies, "Clash of the Titans" and "Captain America: the First Avenger.
March 28, 2011
Charles McGraw The gravely voiced actor, who died in 1980 at age 66, played a hit man in the 1946 noir classic "The Killers" and went on to appear in such noir hits as 1950's "Armored Car Robbery, 1951's "Roadblock" and the 1952 classic "The Narrow Margin. " Audrey Totter Totter, now 92, made her film debut in 1945's "Main Street After Dark" and excelled in numerous film noirs, including Robert Montgomery's 1947 version of "Lady in the Lake" and "High Wall," which opens the "Noir City" festival.
August 11, 2012 |
The Perseid meteor shower is expected to result in a dazzling display of shooting stars this weekend. And NASA would like your help counting them. The nation's space agency has developed an app for Android and iPhones to help amateur sky-watchers "count meteors in a scientific way and report the results to us," according to Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. Tweet us your Perseid photos at #LATPerseid The Perseid meteor shower data collected by your smartphone can be used by Cooke's office to study and model the Perseid debris stream.