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March 29, 2014 | By Todd Martens
In 2010, Foster the People's Mark Foster lived the dream for an aspiring songwriter. Buoyed by a light-stepping danceable beat, "Pumped Up Kicks" was electronic bubble gum pop with a dark lyrical undercurrent and a carefree tone that quickly went viral and was inescapable in summer 2011. It would go on to sell 5.3 million downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Then came the fear. "I have been afraid of the sophomore slump since before our first record even came out," Foster says.
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March 29, 2014 | By Todd Martens
In 2010, Foster the People's Mark Foster lived the dream for an aspiring songwriter. Buoyed by a light-stepping danceable beat, "Pumped Up Kicks" was electronic bubble gum pop with a dark lyrical undercurrent and a carefree tone that quickly went viral and was inescapable in summer 2011. It would go on to sell 5.3 million downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Then came the fear. "I have been afraid of the sophomore slump since before our first record even came out," Foster says.
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SPORTS
July 11, 2010 | Chris Erskine
You can just imagine the hissy fits back in the office when it became clear that I was the one assigned to cover the celebrity softball game here in Anaheim on All-Star weekend — me, the new kid on the block, at the front lines of this very prestigious event. I don't know if you understand newsrooms at all — who does? — but such assignments are usually reserved for the very elite writers, the creme de la cremliest. But on a Sunday like this, I can only guess that they were busy with church, as elite sportswriters often are. So here I am, at the assignment of a lifetime, trying to distinguish a bunch of C-list celebs from each other.
IMAGE
March 9, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
We've seen supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio posing in bejeweled bikinis and gigantic feather wings. Now she's crossing over to the other side of the camera, creating a line of beachy, bohemian clothing called ále by Alessandra. The longtime Victoria's Secret Angel draws on her Brazilian heritage and Southern California lifestyle for the collection, which is scheduled to debut at Planet Blue stores and www.shopplanetblue.com on March 15. "It reflects my everyday life," Ambrosio says of the collection, whose pieces sell for $60 to $260.
SPORTS
February 16, 2002
"I know everyone didn't do it, but everyone has to pay for it. I play basketball for you all, I don't live for you all." Chris Webber, Sacramento King forward, saying he wouldn't talk to local media representatives for the rest of the season after a Sacramento Bee story linked him to supermodel Tyra Banks.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2011 | By Gary Goldstein
"Desert Flower" is a weighty biopic that by all rights should have bloomed more fully than it does in the hands of writer-director Sherry Hormann. That said, a lovely performance by Ethiopian supermodel-actress Liya Kebede as supermodel-activist Waris Dirie works wonders to elevate this uneven, occasionally awkward but often absorbing film. Based on the novel by Dirie and Cathleen Miller, "Desert Flower" attempts a mini-epic telling of Dirie's rise from dirt-poor Somali nomad to international runway superstar.
MAGAZINE
November 16, 1997
Is Carla Hall, author of the Elle Macpherson profile ("The Supermodel Who Survived Hollywood," Sept. 21) also the model's publicist? If not, Macpherson should retain her straightaway for producing that extraordinary piece of sycophantic puffery. Would it have embarrassed Hall to ask her subject a question of substance? For instance, just what are Macpherson's thoughts on the young women who have ruined their lives in pursuit of becoming the next Elle, or simply looking like her? Would such questions have destroyed the ambience of the breaded veal dinner they shared?
NEWS
May 3, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Apparently nothing can distract the Oklahoma City Thunder from its goal of winning an NBA title, not even supermodel Kate Upton. In a new ad for headphones, Upton follows Harden and Durant during "bring a supermodel to work day" as they shoot, jump rope and get attention from a trainer while she plagues them with annoying questions. As they shoot, Upton says, "How long are we going to be here?" While they jump rope, she asks, "Are you guys racing?" The Thunder players don't  bat an eye as she strolls around in a tight orange blouse, a purple skirt and black stilettos, showing off their steely postseason focus.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Mischa Barton is out of the hospital and plans a return to work almost two weeks after L.A. police said they escorted her from her home for an undisclosed medical problem. Spokesman Craig Schneider said Monday that the 23-year-old actress was "out of the hospital and continuing to improve in anticipation of resuming production as planned." He would not elaborate on Barton's condition, but said Monday that Barton planned to report to work on the new CW series "The Beautiful Life."
NEWS
February 11, 1998
It is said that a picture tells a thousand words. However, in supermodel Gia Carangi's case, a picture didn't tell anything, as behind the glamorous cover photos lay pain, suffering and tragedy ("A Sleeping Beauty," Jan. 29). Her tragic, abbreviated life clearly shows that image and reality are often two different things. Undetected by the photographic lens were her drug abuse, sexual deviance, loneliness and bout with AIDS. A fashion model's life is not always what it's cracked up to be, as there is another side we usually never see. As it turned out, Gia's most formidable enemy was her success.
HOME & GARDEN
February 4, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Miranda Kerr sure is one busy supermodel - the Australian beauty is the newest face of H&M. The fast-fashion brand made the announcement Tuesday via Instagram video. "You got it right! International supermodel @mirandakerr is our #HMSpringFashion model! Look out for exclusive photos in March!" the brand said, sharing a video featuring the former Victoria's Secret Angel. "Hi, H&M followers," she said in the short clip. "I'm Miranda Kerr, and I'm the new face for H&M spring campaign.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Gisele Bundchen is letting fans in on one of her major parenting secrets: multitasking. The Brazilian beauty shared Tuesday a somewhat controversial photo of herself breastfeeding her tot as a beauty squad carried out its aesthetic duties. "What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking #gettingready," Mrs. Tom Brady captioned the photo that shows her nursing daughter Vivian as she gets her nails, makeup and hair done by three different people.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Upton has landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated again, but this time she's not wearing a swimsuit -- she's wearing a baseball jersey. Well, what did you think she was wearing? The 21-year-old supermodel joins baseball brothers B.J. and Justin Upton -- no relation to her -- on the October cover to kick off the magazine's postseason preview. It's the swimsuit model's third cover for the mag, but the first time she's appeared on Sports Illustrated's weekly cover. See the cover and photos here . PHOTOS: Kate Upton: Cover girl to glamour girl "This shoot is so much fun. Honestly, shooting with anybody in the Sports Illustrated family is a lot of fun for me because I know everybody and I love everybody here.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Janice Dickinson has filed for bankruptcy, the self-proclaimed world's first supermodel confirms. "I had some trouble, so yes, it is true," Dickinson confirmed to Radar Online on Monday. "I am upset and taking every step to pay everyone back and I feel terrible about it. " Court documents obtained by the New York Post allege that the former "America's Next Top Model" judge has racked up nearly $1 million in debt not only to the government but to plastic surgeons and comestic-procedure professionals who have enabled her penchant for looking youthful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | KTLA News
The high school senior who asked supermodel Kate Upton to his prom will have to find another date. He finally got an answer, and it's not good news for 17-year-old Jake Davidson, who attends Milken Community High School in Sherman Oaks.   Upton told People magazine that she's booked, and her schedule won't allow it. But she did say that the invitation made her feel great. Davidson had invited Upton to the prom with a YouTube video that went viral, with more than 2 million views.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Elle Macpherson is engaged to Jeffrey Soffer, multiple sources reported Monday.  The former "Fashion Star" host plans to move to Florida to be with her Miami-based billionaire real estate developer fiance, a source told Access Hollywood, which first reported the story. Macpherson, 49, and Soffer, 43, are said to have dated for two years before breaking up last March. They reportedly rekindled their romance when Soffer injured his vertebrae in November after a helicopter crash, Us Weekly reported .  PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities People magazine also confirmed the engagement with a source of its own and said there was no word yet on a wedding date.
MAGAZINE
March 2, 2008 | Dan Neil
On Feb. 2, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, 53, freshly divorced from his second wife in October, married supermodel and singer Carla Bruni, whom he met in November. The cou- ple's impetuous courtship had been front-page news in France all winter, which is too bad. I have always thought of France as a nation of grown-ups, where a politician's bed-wrecking could be held apart from public discourse. And for most of the Fifth Republic, it was: President Francois Mitterrand fathered a daughter out of wedlock and managed to keep it out of the media.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Upton has landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated again, but this time she's not wearing a swimsuit -- she's wearing a baseball jersey. Well, what did you think she was wearing? The 21-year-old supermodel joins baseball brothers B.J. and Justin Upton -- no relation to her -- on the October cover to kick off the magazine's postseason preview. It's the swimsuit model's third cover for the mag, but the first time she's appeared on Sports Illustrated's weekly cover. See the cover and photos here . PHOTOS: Kate Upton: Cover girl to glamour girl "This shoot is so much fun. Honestly, shooting with anybody in the Sports Illustrated family is a lot of fun for me because I know everybody and I love everybody here.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Oliver Gettell, Special to The Times
Think of Japanese movies, and two things readily come to mind: samurai and anime. But organizers of the L.A. EigaFest - a showcase of contemporary cinema from the Land of the Rising Sun - aim to show Angelenos that the nation's filmmakers are up to much more than that. The festival, now in its second year, runs Friday through Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and features films on such topics as an unraveling supermodel, a time-traveling Roman architect and a single mother raising two werewolf children.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
The fall look for the new iPhone could be supermodel stylish -- tall, skinny and without any voluptuous curves. A new report from iLounge said that the sixth-generation iPhone will launch this fall with a taller 4-inch screen, metal back, remade dock connector and new aspect ratio, according to a new report. "Approximate measurements are 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm - a 10mm jump in height, nearly 2mm reduction in thickness, and virtually identical width," wrote iLounge editor Jeremy Horowitz.
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