The rapper known as Vanilla Ice was out of jail on Thursday, a day after being arrested on a burglary charge that he says is a misunderstanding. The musician turned reality television star, who famously rapped that “anything less than the best is a felony “in his 1990s hit song” Ice Ice Baby, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied residence and grand theft, both felonies.
Simon Rattle and new Paris hall impress in Mahler
The new Philharmonie de Paris concert hall in the French capital this week hosted the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle in a program guaranteed to test its acoustic mettle.
On the basis of Wednesday’s concert of the pioneering German composer Helmut Lachenmann’s “Tableau” and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”, with soprano Kate Royal and mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena, Rattle’s wife, as soloists, plus the Radio Netherlands Choir, the hall passed with flying colors.
Designers spin ’70s vibe for winter looks at New York Fashion Week
Hemlines fell, sultry dresses hugged the body and tailored coats with generous fur trim oozed elegance on the runway as designers at New York Fashion Week spun a retro 1970s look with sleek silhouettes for their 2015 fall/winter collections.
Chunky-knit sweaters, high collars, long layering and fur hats paired with ponchos and capes exuded a warm, comfortable feeling as the week-long fashion fest came to a close on Thursday and temperatures outside dipped below freezing.
Removed from ventilator, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition unchanged: source
Doctors have taken Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, off the ventilator that has helped her breathe since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub last month, but no decisions have been made to take her off life support, a family source said on Thursday.
The source, who declined to be identified, said Brown’s overall condition has not changed. Removing the breathing tube was a standard course of practice to avoid infection, the source said.
Marigold Hotel’s Dench still driven by lure of the new after a career spanning seven decades, Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench rails against the notion of enforced retirement every bit as much as the character she plays in her latest film.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel renews our acquaintance with a guest list of fading Brit retirees whose lust for life is reinvigorated by the fresh and unpredictable environment they find themselves cast into.
Designers in New York unveil possible Oscar red carpet scene stealers
With grandiose gowns, skin skimming dresses and a nod to old Hollywood glamour, designers in New York served up couture treats to entice fashion’s elite ahead of the world’s most-watched runway at Sunday’s Academy Awards red carpet.
With stylists eying the upcoming Fall/Winter collections at New York Fashion Week in search of the perfect Oscars dress for their A-list clients, the stakes were high for designers as they opted for sophisticated elegance on the runway.
Bomb scare proves false alarm near Hollywood venue for Oscars
A bomb scare triggered by an erratic motorist brandishing a propane tank at a shopping strip near the Hollywood venue for the upcoming Oscars show proved to be a false alarm on Thursday, but the man was detained, Los Angeles police said.
Bomb squad investigators cordoned off a row of storefronts and the front entrance of a hotel across the street after a man who was driving recklessly in the area emerged from his car with the propane cannister, according to police on the scene.
Marigold Hotel’s Dench still driven by lure of the new
After a career spanning seven decades, Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench rails against the notion of enforced retirement every bit as much as the character she plays in her latest film. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel renews our acquaintance with a guest list of fading Brit retirees whose lust for life is reinvigorated by the fresh and unpredictable environment they find themselves cast into.
Oscars may prompt more Hollywood introspection than usual
To the outside world, Hollywood might ooze effortless glamour, but just about anyone who makes movies will say the process is a long grind, and a continual blow to the ego and bank account. That might explain why two films that embody the inherent struggle of show business – “Birdman” and “Boyhood” – are top contenders for best picture at Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.
Wanted: ideas to engineer a female MacGyver TV series
Hollywood and top engineers are crowdsourcing ideas for a TV series with a female MacGyver, the brainy 1980s small-screen secret agent who used little more than a paper clip to solve tricky problems. The University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering is launching the competition for series ideas with Washington’s National Academy of Engineering and the MacGyver Foundation, officials said on Thursday.