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  • Gambling on chic

    On stage a few weeks ago at the Music Box Theater at the Borgata Hotel, Idina Menzel (star of Broadway's Rent and Wicked) admitted having some anxiety about bringing her singing act to this seaside resort. A peasant dress she'd worn when performing in...
  • Fashion Critic 'Mr. Blackwell' Dies at 86

    " Mr. Blackwell," whose annual "worst dressed" list dinged movie stars, music icons and European royalty and helped turn him into a household name from the 1960s through the '80s, has died. He was 86. Blackwell had been in failing health and died...
  • Jack Drury dishes with book on famous pals

    Photos of show-biz legends — Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Buffalo Bob Smith — line the bookshelves of Jack Drury's Fort Lauderdale office. A Howdy Doody doll rests on a chair outside his door. "I'd sit and look at all of this and think, 'Shut...
  • The bikini grows up

    The itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny bikini (OK, maybe not yellow polka-dotted) may still be the swimsuit du jour, but its high-waisted cousin suns comfortably next to it at the beach this summer. Or in a movie. Samantha ( Kim Cattrall) slipped on a high-...
  • Matt Weinstock, Dec. 25, 1959

     
    Ribbing St. Nick In December, 1823, Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) wrote a poem titled "A Visit From St. Nicholas" which, as everyone knows, began: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring -- not even a...
  • Q&A: Cyndi Lauper, one of MAC's new Viva Glam girls

     
    Cheeky cosmetic company MAC has tapped two of music's biggest fashion renegades, Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga, to be the new faces of its Viva Glam campaign. Gaga is (obviously) currently making waves on the scene -- but Lauper, who......
  • Toyota showroom faces a morbid museum

     
    Like its counterparts from coast to coast, Toyota of Hollywood has been working overtime to grapple with a safety crisis involving eight of its car models. In the last decade, at least 56 people have died in Toyota accidents in......
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, April 6, 1960

     
    Prudery Not So Very Practical These Days Read a report the other day that a French sociologist named Pierre-Louis Weil sees the western world entering upon an era of prudery. He bases it on the belief that sex is beginning to lose its novelty. That it has...
  • Oh, snap: Frank Worth's classic Hollywood photographs at Art & Artifact

     
    The new Los Angeles photography gallery Art & Artifact celebrates its grand opening Thursday evening with a show devoted to Frank Worth's classic movie star black-and-whites. Worth, the original photographer of the late 1950s L.A. Dodgers, was better...
  • A Golden flight

    A Golden flight
    "The Aviator" soared — sort of. "Million Dollar Baby" decked the competition — but wasn't a knockout. "Sideways" uncorked a couple winners — although it wasn't drunk with success. And "Closer," a dark film about love and betrayal,...
  • The allure of illusion

    The allure of illusion
    Is Paris Hilton glamorous? She meets all the criteria. She's young, shiny, obscenely rich and reckless. She does precisely as she likes. She's an heiress. Old money! (Mature, anyway.) She is pure, uncompromised artifice. Noel Coward or Preston Sturges...