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October 2, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
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.
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.
August 31, 2013 | By Martin Miller
If you listened carefully in the hills and canyons around the Hollywood Bowl on Friday evening, you could almost hear a simple ostinato built around two bass notes that evoked the ominous feeling of an imminent attack by a predatory shark. Da-dum. Da-dum, da-dum, da-dum. Run for your lives, here it comes! Something deep, dark and ageless -- at least in pop culture terms -- indeed swept into the Bowl on a very warm summer night. But it wasn't the Oscar-winning theme from "Jaws" by film composer John Williams, who conducted his annual concert "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies" (the show also plays Saturday night)
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.
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.
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.
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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