| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In Hollywood, all that glitters is not gold — or even fool's gold.
That's the lesson Anne Ross learned last year while working as a production designer on "The Bling Ring," Sofia Coppola's film about a group of teenagers so desperate to get...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:45 PM
NEW YORK -- Marc Jacobs closed out New York Fashion Week with a spectacular, sepia-tinted light show Thursday night at the Lexington Armory.
The scene: A runway in the round with a giant orb casting a warm, yellow glow on the crowd, which included Sofia...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:21 PM
There's a lot to leave you breathless in "The Bling Ring." Celebrity culture. Self-empowerment prayer circles. Amoral behavior. But the designer name-dropping throughout the movie may top the list.
For that we can thank the label-crazed kids at the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Remarkable how two words, scribbled nearly a century ago about a 16-year-old Lake Forest debutante, can evoke a whole country, its hypocrisies and promises, its aspirations and crushing realities.
Last week, the University of South Carolina posted...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The 85th Academy Award nominations certainly managed a few surprises Thursday morning --no nominations for directors Ben Affleck ("Argo") or Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), lots of Oscar warmth for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Michael...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
You may have noticed that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has taken un-Hermione Granger-like roles as of late.
That's after the 23-year-old stopped acting altogether for a bit and briefly enrolled at Brown University in 2009, then dropped out before...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:25 AM
"I think Los Angeles is so the center of American culture right now," writer-director Sofia Coppola says in the production notes for her swift, clever bauble "The Bling Ring," because "of all these reality TV shows."
That's an interesting statement,...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Since Bob Hope Airport officials reopened the site for filming six months ago for the first time since the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks, movie and TV production has generated roughly $100,000 for the airfield....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 10:33 AM
With a key LAPD investigator under fire for working on a movie about the so-called Bling Ring that targeted celebrity homes, the final defendant pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of possessing stolen goods....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:42 PM
After the final defendant in the the "Bling Ring" celebrity burglary investigation pleaded no contest to felony possession of stolen goods, her attorney said the LAPD would have been embarrassed by the conduct of its lead investigator in the case had...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Sofia Coppola's latest film, The Bling Ring, premieres in the U.S. on June 21. Inspired by real-life events that took place in 2008-09, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and celebrity who burglarize celebrities...