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May 25, 2010
'Independent Lens: A Village Called Versailles' Where: KCET When: 10 p.m. Tuesday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
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January 24, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian stopped by Jimmy Kimmel's show Thursday night to set the record straight about the comings and goings of her sizable clan, as a family member is wont to do every time a new season of the reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" goes back on the air.  Wearing a pink Dior skirt and crop top ( that was once a dress ), the curvaceous reality starlet discussed her recent trip to Paris for Couture Week with her fiance, rapper Kanye West, and the wedding-planning rumors that cropped up when the pair took a tour of the befittingly baroque Palace of Versailles.
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January 29, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Emilio Pucci designer Peter Dundas, who has been dressing a bevy of celebs on the red carpet lately, is creating the wardrobe for British pop star Rita Ora's "The Radioactive Tour," which kicked off Monday with a concert in Manchester, Britain. The costumes will perfectly echo her "urban glamour," according to a news release from  Pucci , while interpreting some of the key themes of the Pucci spring/summer 2013 collection. We expect lots of sparkle, and are hoping for some fab sunglasses, which have become a bit of an Ora signature, too. When you title the first single of your upcoming album "Suit & Tie" you better make sure you're dressed to the nines -- and in the track's new video, Justin Timberlake turns it up to 11 in some serious Tom Ford suits.
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October 1, 2013 | By David A. Keeps
In “An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce,” Los Angeles designer Timothy Corrigan details the five-year restoration of his dream house, and boy, does he dream big: a 45,000-square-foot Neoclassical chateau on 80 manicured acres in the Loire Valley of France. PHOTO GALLERY: French chateau meets California casual The 250-year-old chateau is a national landmark, and Corrigan's renovation was strictly overseen by the preservation-minded historical agency Les Architectes des Batiments de France.
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January 14, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
The Directors Guild of America nominated two female documentarians, Lauren Greenfield ("The Queen of Versailles") and Alison Klayman ("Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"), among three male directors for outstanding directorial achievement in documentaries for 2012. Both women were left off the Academy Awards' nomination list for feature documentaries. Greenfield, whose film about a billionaire couple who lose it all in the real estate crisis, and Klayman, who explores Chinese artist and activist Ai, will compete against Kirby Dick ("The Invisible War")
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian stopped by Jimmy Kimmel's show Thursday night to set the record straight about the comings and goings of her sizable clan, as a family member is wont to do every time a new season of the reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" goes back on the air.  Wearing a pink Dior skirt and crop top ( that was once a dress ), the curvaceous reality starlet discussed her recent trip to Paris for Couture Week with her fiance, rapper Kanye West, and the wedding-planning rumors that cropped up when the pair took a tour of the befittingly baroque Palace of Versailles.
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October 25, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
How a noble fundraising effort to restore France's iconic Palace of Versailles turned into a game-changing battle for world fashion supremacy is chronicled in the superbly told, enjoyably dishy documentary "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution. " Writer-director Deborah Riley Draper, aided by a skillful trio of editors, masterfully reconstructs the story of this brief, dizzying period in late 1973 when the era's top French fashion designers - Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin and Emanuel Ungaro - and America's most innovative counterparts, including Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Oscar de la Renta and Halston, joined together at Versailles for an unforgettable evening of haute couture, starry entertainment (Liza Minnelli and Josephine Baker sang!
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July 19, 2012 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"We went to France, and we saw Versailles" is something plenty of people can claim. But the Siegels of Orlando, subjects of the excellent and unexpectedly nuanced documentary "The Queen of Versailles," turned the royal chateau into the prototype for a dream-house project that would make Mr. Blandings blanch: the biggest single-family home in the United States. When filmmaker Lauren Greenfield began chronicling the Florida couple in 2007, construction was underway on their 90,000-square-foot tribute to living large.
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September 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
At the Palace of Versailles, a marble statue of Louis XIV now shares space with some unlikely interlopers: an inflatable lobster, a giant balloon dog, and Michael Jackson and his pet chimp Bubbles, sculpted in porcelain. Officials at Versailles, the most gilded and over the top of French palaces, have let American artist Jeff Koons redecorate, and his eye-popping, zany sculptures are on display alongside masterpieces by Veronese and Bernini. The show, which runs through Dec. 14, is yet another sign that France's bastions of traditional culture are loosening up. The Louvre has played host to contemporary artists and even welcomed slam poets to perform in its echoing galleries.
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July 14, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
French filmmaker Benoît Jacquot's"Farewell, My Queen,"based on the novel by Chantal Thomas, finds a new angle on an infamous monarch. Set almost entirely within the walls of the great Palace of Versailles, the film, which opened in Los Angeles on Friday, focuses specifically on four days in July 1789 as the French Revolution picks up momentum. The drama captures the crumbling of the aristocracy set against the intrigues of Marie Antoinette's relationships with two women: Duchess Gabrielle de Polignac and the queen's personal reader, the young servant girl Sidonie Laborde.
NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Emilio Pucci designer Peter Dundas, who has been dressing a bevy of celebs on the red carpet lately, is creating the wardrobe for British pop star Rita Ora's "The Radioactive Tour," which kicked off Monday with a concert in Manchester, Britain. The costumes will perfectly echo her "urban glamour," according to a news release from  Pucci , while interpreting some of the key themes of the Pucci spring/summer 2013 collection. We expect lots of sparkle, and are hoping for some fab sunglasses, which have become a bit of an Ora signature, too. When you title the first single of your upcoming album "Suit & Tie" you better make sure you're dressed to the nines -- and in the track's new video, Justin Timberlake turns it up to 11 in some serious Tom Ford suits.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
The Directors Guild of America nominated two female documentarians, Lauren Greenfield ("The Queen of Versailles") and Alison Klayman ("Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"), among three male directors for outstanding directorial achievement in documentaries for 2012. Both women were left off the Academy Awards' nomination list for feature documentaries. Greenfield, whose film about a billionaire couple who lose it all in the real estate crisis, and Klayman, who explores Chinese artist and activist Ai, will compete against Kirby Dick ("The Invisible War")
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November 10, 2012 | By Noel Murray
Brave Pixar/Walt Disney, $35.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday The computer animation pioneers at Pixar made their reputation on technical innovations and masterful storytelling - the studio's latest excels at the former, it falls a little short in the latter. Set in the Scottish Highlands many centuries ago, "Brave" follows a shaggy-haired princess named Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) who asks a witch to help "change her fate" and let her live as a tomboy instead of as a future wife and queen.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
How a noble fundraising effort to restore France's iconic Palace of Versailles turned into a game-changing battle for world fashion supremacy is chronicled in the superbly told, enjoyably dishy documentary "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution. " Writer-director Deborah Riley Draper, aided by a skillful trio of editors, masterfully reconstructs the story of this brief, dizzying period in late 1973 when the era's top French fashion designers - Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin and Emanuel Ungaro - and America's most innovative counterparts, including Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Oscar de la Renta and Halston, joined together at Versailles for an unforgettable evening of haute couture, starry entertainment (Liza Minnelli and Josephine Baker sang!
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2012 | By Sheri Linden, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"We went to France, and we saw Versailles" is something plenty of people can claim. But the Siegels of Orlando, subjects of the excellent and unexpectedly nuanced documentary "The Queen of Versailles," turned the royal chateau into the prototype for a dream-house project that would make Mr. Blandings blanch: the biggest single-family home in the United States. When filmmaker Lauren Greenfield began chronicling the Florida couple in 2007, construction was underway on their 90,000-square-foot tribute to living large.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
French filmmaker Benoît Jacquot's"Farewell, My Queen,"based on the novel by Chantal Thomas, finds a new angle on an infamous monarch. Set almost entirely within the walls of the great Palace of Versailles, the film, which opened in Los Angeles on Friday, focuses specifically on four days in July 1789 as the French Revolution picks up momentum. The drama captures the crumbling of the aristocracy set against the intrigues of Marie Antoinette's relationships with two women: Duchess Gabrielle de Polignac and the queen's personal reader, the young servant girl Sidonie Laborde.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Farewell, My Queen" offers an intoxicating opportunity to eavesdrop on history, to be a fly on the wall at the great palace at Versailles as an old order starts its slow-motion collapse into the dustbin of history. As directed by France'sveteran Benoît Jacquot, "Farewell, My Queen" has a potent emotional component as well, involving the tangled emotional lives of three beautiful women: Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger), the queen in question; Sidonie Laborde (Léa Seydoux), the monarch's worshipful young servant; and Gabrielle de Polignac (Virginie Ledoyen)
NEWS
October 19, 1986
A 12-year-old boy died in Lexington, Ky. of a gunshot wound that authorities said was inflicted by a sixth-grade classmate. Keich Newby of Versailles, who was wounded after a football game in Versailles, died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Another 12-year-old, whose name was withheld, was charged with first-degree assault in connection with the shooting and released to the custody of his grandparents, said Woodford County Police Detective Ernest Shipp. He said a .
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Farewell, My Queen" offers an intoxicating opportunity to eavesdrop on history, to be a fly on the wall at the great palace at Versailles as an old order starts its slow-motion collapse into the dustbin of history. As directed by France'sveteran Benoît Jacquot, "Farewell, My Queen" has a potent emotional component as well, involving the tangled emotional lives of three beautiful women: Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger), the queen in question; Sidonie Laborde (Léa Seydoux), the monarch's worshipful young servant; and Gabrielle de Polignac (Virginie Ledoyen)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2010
'Independent Lens: A Village Called Versailles' Where: KCET When: 10 p.m. Tuesday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
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