Thursday, October 17, 2019
kamala-harris-wants-liz-warren-to-call-for-trump-to-be-booted-from-twitter
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s standing as the new frontrunner in the Democratic presidential nomination was bolstered last night when her rivals attacked her nearly as much as they did Donald Trump. While all the contenders agreed that Trump is the most corrupt president ever, what they really seemed to delight in was tearing into the Massachusetts Senator.…
why-some-celebs-are-giving-out-their-phone-numbers-to-fans
It’s 2019 and it’s not enough to follow a celebrity on Instagram or Twitter. Now, celebrities are giving out their digits. Sort of. Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Lopez, Ian Somerhalder, and even the Jonas Brothers have given out their “phone numbers” to fans this year. “So over the last few years, you may have seen me…
shirin-neshat-brings-the-nostalgia-and-rage-of-her-immigrant-experience-to-the-broad
In 1975 Shirin Neshat’s parents sent her from Iran to live with her older sister in a cramped Westwood apartment. She immediately fell into depression. Then only 17, she didn’t speak a word of English, and her Iranian American peers at West L.A.’s University High School were either too political or materialistic for her more…
at-birdie-gs-in-santa-monica-even-the-kids-menu-has-fine-dining-cred
As Jeremy Fox was developing the menu for Birdie G’s, he had an especially discerning taste tester: his three-year-old daughter, Birdie Gladys, after whom the restaurant is named. When chef de cuisine Brittany Cassidy asked the toddler what she thought of a noodle dish for the children’s menu, “She said, ‘Not good!’ ” recalls Fox. “She…
rita-moreno-will-be-a-grand-marshal-the-2020-rose-parade
The 2020 Rose Parade will have three Grand Marshals: gymnast Laurie Hernandez, actress Gina Torres, and actress-singer-beloved pop culture figure Rita Moreno. “The Rose Parade is something I’ve been seeing all my life on television,” the Los Angeles Times captured Moreno saying at a ceremony this morning in Pasadena. “It’s a dream come true, and…
outrageous-art-dealer-patrick-painter-kicks-off-his-third-act-with-a-new-downtown-gallery
It’s fair to say that before 1997, the blue chip art world had never encountered a dealer like Patrick Painter. That year, Painter opened his eponymous L.A. gallery with a riotous Harmony Korine spectacle, the outlaw antidote to more august operations like Gagosian, which had just set up new big-box spaces in the city (and…
fox-news-sexual-harassment-scandal-drama-bombshell-looks-well-explosive
Building on the buzz from Sunday’s special screening of Bombshell at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Lionsgate has just released its first full-length trailer, and it looks like the big names at Fox News won’t be having a merry Christmas when the film comes out on December 20. The story of late Fox…
felicity-huffman-reports-to-a-bay-area-womens-prison-to-serve-her-sentence
As of today, Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is cooling her heels in a minimum-security federal women’s prison in Dublin, California, a rep announced this morning. The actress, who pleaded guilty back in May to her role in the College Admissions Scandal, is serving a 14-day sentence for paying $15,000 to William Singer, the scam’s…
stagecoachs-2020-lineup-features-thomas-rhett-carrie-underwoodand-lil-nas-x
Ask people who regularly do the “festival circuit” which one they attend for fun, and you’ll hear Stagecoach come up often–even from people who don’t primarily identify as country music fans. If you’ve been curious about the post-Coachella festival (on the same grounds and produced by the same people) this year’s Stagecoach lineup might be…
we-should-all-be-mirandas-celebrates-the-actual-heroine-of-sex-and-the-city
It’s been 20-plus years since Sex and the City premiered on HBO, introducing a generation of premium cable subscribers to stylish sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, and her three friends, Charlotte Goldenblatt (née York), Samantha Jones, and Miranda Hobbes. The ensuing two decades have only served to solidify the show’s place in the pop culture pantheon—just…