March 20, 2013 |
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser, whose characters had an illicit affair in the AMC series "Mad Men," are engaged. This will be the first marriage for Bledel, 31, and Kartheiser, 33. People and Us Weekly confirmed the news, and Bledel's pal told Us Weekly that "they couldn't be happier. " "Vincent proposed a few weeks ago. She's been wearing her ring. It's huge!" PHOTOS: 'Mad Men' Season 6 premiere Bledel, who starred in the beloved "Gilmore Girls" series, dated costar Milo Ventimiglia for three years before splitting in 2006.
February 19, 2013
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February 18, 2013 |
Adding to a banner day for women in U.S. motor racing, Courtney Force won drag racing's funny car event Sunday at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Hours after Danica Patrick made history by capturing the pole position for NASCAR's Daytona 500, Force powered her Ford funny car past Ron Capps of Carlsbad in the final round of eliminations at Auto Club Raceway. Force, the 24-year-old daughter of legendary funny car driver John Force of Yorba Linda, prevailed with a run of 4.025 seconds at 317.12 mph down the 1,000-foot drag strip.
February 7, 2013 |
Actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo has listed a loft for sale in downtown L.A. at $1.295 million. The 2,610-square-foot loft in the former National Biscuit Co. building features three levels, two patio/garden spaces, an exposed brick wall, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a swimming pool, a gym and gated parking. PHOTOS: The five tallest buildings in L.A. Gallo starred in such independent films as "The Legend of Kaspar Hauser" (2012)
January 28, 2013 |
As an eye-catching theme for an exhibition, cannibalism surely ranks right up there. At East Los Angeles College's Vincent Price Art Museum, cannibalism is the motif driving the third MexiCali Biennial, a show that packs the work of 26 artists and collectives from the U.S. and Mexico into relatively small quarters. Given the venue, which is named for an erudite actor who was both Yale-trained in art history and popular for ghoulish turns in horror movies, the cannibalism theme also exudes a wry, site-specific cheekiness.
December 22, 2012 |
What is it, exactly, about Van Gogh? For those of us with a vested interest in contemporary art, who spend much of our time immersed in the work of artists most Americans have never heard of, it is an important question to ponder from time to time - one that the Norton Simon Museum's temporary installation of an 1889 self-portrait on loan from the National Gallery of Art calls again to the fore. There is no more familiar face in all of modern art history: the piercing blue eyes; the gaunt, sallow features; the imagined spectacle of a severed ear (turned discretely away from the viewer in this, as in most, variations)
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November 3, 2012 |
A former Fullerton police officer has been sentenced to probation for destroying an audio recorder that captured his interactions with a drunk-driving suspect who later killed himself in the city jail. Vincent Thomas Mater, 42, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of destruction of property and vandalism and was sentenced Thursday to three years of informal probation and 60 days of community service under a plea bargain offered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Frances Munoz.
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October 22, 2012 |
Director Tony Scott was not suffering from cancer and did not have any serious underlying medical conditions at the time of his suicide, chief coroner investigator Craig Harvey said. Los Angeles County coroner's officials released their final cause of death in the 68-year-old's suicide, finding that he died of multiple blunt-force injuries after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Aug. 19. The director also had therapeutic levels of the sleep aid Lunestra and the anti-depressant Mirtazipine, also known as Remeron, in his system, according to results of toxicology tests.
October 14, 2012 |
Social studies morphed into physical education when David Byrne and St. Vincent played the Greek Theatre on Saturday night. The two New York City musicians reached Los Angeles near the end of a North American tour in support of “Love This Giant,” a striking album-length collaboration on which the former Talking Heads frontman and the singer-guitarist born Annie Clark ponder the gleaming surreality of 21 st -century life: holograms, plastic...
October 11, 2012
Juicy questions come wrapped in chewy textures on "Love This Giant," an album-length collaboration between David Byrne and St. Vincent. He's the deadpan eccentric frontman for Talking Heads; she's a sly singer-guitarist (born Annie Clark) beloved by brainy indie types. Acquainted through mutual friends in the New York rock scene, the two first teamed up at the behest of Housing Works, a Big Apple bookstore that previously paired Björk with Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors for a one-off benefit gig. Yet "Love This Giant" quickly outgrew its impetus: In these 12 songs — built on voice and guitar but generously appointed with bright brass arrangements and funky machine beats — Byrne and Clark sound like psychosocial explorers setting out on an open-ended quest.