| 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...
| May 7, 2013
Yesterday at 11:30 a.m. I knew the following about Farrah Abraham: 1. She had a child at a young age. 2. That child helped her snag a role as a featured person on MTV's "Teen Mom," a show a lot of women I know watch to make themselves feel better about...
| May 10, 2013
When the 66th Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday, it'll do so with a big bash of a movie, not in competition, already up and running in the U.S.: Baz Luhrmann's “The Great Gatsby,” based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
| May 16, 2013
| 9:49 AM
CANNES, France — The class envy raging through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” helps to explain why teenage readers, usually assigned the book in school, fall under its spell. So sad about that doomed love, the kids sigh....
| May 16, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The last time Sofia Coppola brought a movie to the Cannes Film Festival, in 2006 with "Marie Antoinette," she might have preferred to stay home: The reviews were harsh, and the film was booed by audiences.
The reaction to her new movie, "The Bling Ring,...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:39 PM
“I mean, I come from Winnetka,” says New Trier Township High School graduating senior Katie Chang, in Cannes this week accompanying her big break, Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring.”
“So, what I mean is, you don’t...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:08 PM
News that Paris Hilton had signed a record deal with Cash Money Records heated up the blogosphere Wednesday.
Many thought it was a joke that the label that made superstars out of Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj would sign the heiress. But it's true. ...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
"Can you give mommy a cue? Are you hungry?" 21-year-old Alexis Neiers cooed to her crying newborn in the middle of a faux-upscale Calabasas restaurant last week. "When she puts her hands in her mouth, she's hungry. Right now, she's just tired. Maybe a...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:08 PM
On its surface, the arithmetic is baffling. Paris Hilton plus Cash Money Records equals … sweet, sweet music?
The jury is still out on whether the former “Simple Life” star’s record deal and current EDM-accented musical...
| May 25, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Three years ago, the hot story in L.A. was the Bling Ring, the fame-obsessed group that burglarized the homes of young Hollywood. The film version of their capers, Sofia Coppola’s "The Bling Ring," premiered to much ado at the Cannes Film Festival...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:22 PM
"Are you having a good time? / 'Cause I'm having a good time," Paris Hilton declares in her new single, and it's important that she says so, since "Good Time" otherwise feels about as joyless as you could imagine.
A rave-by-numbers EDM track produced by...