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ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
Maybe she'll get a Pitbull glow stick as consolation. Alas, someone had to have the distinct displeasure of being the first to be kicked out of the glitterverse in this “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” season. And while she was a fan favorite, the first couple to unceremoniously get the boot at the end of a very long, two-hour results show were Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus. And while I'll be sad to see our bonny Irish lad go, I don't think anyone could say they were much surprised at the outcome - even the “Baywatch” star herself.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Could “Dancing With the Stars” finally be losing its luster? Monday's premiere of the long-running ABC competition series was down 32% from last year - and all this despite months of heavy promotion and an “all star” cast including Bristol Palin and Pamela Anderson. It also finished well behind NBC's younger-skewing “The Voice” in key demographics, but the news for “Dancing” wasn't all bad: The show drew 14.6 million total viewers, versus 11.9 million for “The Voice,” easily making it Monday's top entertainment draw.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
Well, that was a treat, wasn't it? Because at first, when larger-than-life Len Goodman was projected onto the “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” big-screen, Big Brother like, to issue a challenge to the all-stars to redo an iconic dance and “show me something amazing,” all signs pointed to some gimmicky trick. It didn't help when we saw Maks in a pageboy haircut and guyliner, oversize chess pieces, livestock, and living statues pass by shortly thereafter. “No, it's not our Halloween edition,” host Tom Bergeron assured.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2013 | By Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
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.
IMAGE
September 13, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
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.
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | By Laura E. Davis
If you've ever been to the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Mann's, originally Grauman's), you've probably walked over the handprints and footprints of Hollywood stars imprinted in the concrete. They're a big tourist draw - you can see the stars' signatures and compare your hand size to that of the people you see on the big screen - but the very first one was an accident. According to our archives, the tradition was born after actress Norma Talmadge accompanied Sid Grauman - the theater magnate who was opening the now-famous landmark - and other Hollywood stars to the site of the theater when it was under construction in 1927.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
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.
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