February 23, 2013 |
Pity the poor Oscar nominee. The famous ones spend nearly half a year pressing the flesh with Academy Awards voters and traipsing endless red carpets, enduring interminable panel discussions and fly-by-night awards ceremonies, making nice with grumpy reporters in vainglorious pursuit of the coveted little gold man. And yet come Sunday at the Dolby Theatre, four out of five nominees in the directing and marquee acting categories will go home empty-handed...
May 21, 2006 |
One might call it the chicken soup of Korea. For years, Koreans have clung to the notion that kimchi, the pungent fermented cabbage that is synonymous with their culture, has mystical properties that ward off disease. But what was once little more than an old wives' tale has become the subject of serious research, as South Korean scientists put kimchi under their microscopes.
January 9, 2013 |
Looks as if Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have called it quits again, for good. "They had another huge fight, and Selena won't forgive him," one of multiple sources told Us magazine. The couple, who have been on-again-off-again for two years, had set off for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to celebrate the New Year. But they got into a row about Bieber still seeing Victoria's Secret supermodel Barbara Palvin, who was said to be the cause of their original breakup in November, according to the New York Post's Cindy Adams.
November 12, 2008 |
Conde Nast Publications Inc., the second-largest U.S. magazine publisher, cut staff at its Internet network as ad prospects grow less predictable. A spokeswoman declined to say how many people would lose their jobs. The company's CondeNet runs Wired.com, Epicurious.com and Concierge.com, the companion site of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. "We are adjusting all costs to prepare for slower revenue growth," Conde Nast said. The spokeswoman said 2008 revenue would be "slightly" higher than last year.
August 19, 2007 |
I'm searching for body fat in Hollywood. It's the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, and judging by the standards of the youth-obsessed network's magenta carpet, blubber, let alone curves, or even softness is out of fashion. Girls -- and I mean girls, given their lack of womanly heft, glide by. Jessica Biel, in a loose black mini-dress. Jessica Alba, with sylph-like arms rising above her red puffy mini-dress.
February 24, 1991 |
On the shade inside his bathroom door, Mickey Rourke has scribbled his warrior credo. "I must be mentally and physically prepared so defeat does not exist in my mind and body. Shadow box in a mirror 30 minutes a day. Movement is concentrated. Positive attitude to survive and be as good as I can possibly be. No excuses for laziness. And no second chance again."
August 16, 1987 |
The sense of loss was echoed across the country. The headline in the San Antonio Light ran above the masthead, in red type--complete with exclamation point. It read: THE KING IS DEAD! Some banners had a certain, well, ring. Like the one in the Washington Post's Style section: ALL SHOOK UP ON THE DAY THE '50s DIED. Time magazine went with LAST STOP ON THE MYSTERY TRAIN. The eclectic Village Voice had its readers reaching for the dictionary with THE WORLD'S MOST BELOVED SOLIPSIST IS DEAD.