Christie’s Auction Sells Picasso for Record $179Million; Giacometti Sets Sculpture Record

Christie's Auction House, in an invitation only evening sale, aided by private buyers worldwide, attained dizzying results achieving a record breaking 705 million dollars against the 35 pieces of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art available in the Looking Forward to the Past lot.

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Academy Celebrates Hollywood Costume with Private Luncheon Hosted By Annette Bening, Crystal Lourd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Elizabeth Wiatt

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a private luncheon and viewing of the current exhibition, Hollywood Costume,on Wednesday, October 8, at the Wilshire May Company building—future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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Haute Tease

  • THE ACADEMY SELECTS 2014, 2015 SHOW DATES; KEY DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE OSCARS®

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CAThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 86th and 87th Oscar® presentations. The 86th and 87th Academy Awards® will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, and February 22, 2015, respectively.

     
  • Reba Merrill: The Tinsel Town Talker Predicts Oscar Winners and Breaks Open The Archives For a Treat

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    Roll out the red carpet, get some fancy clothes add some champagne and you’re ready for your Oscar party. The best part is to win as many categories as possible so to impress your friends with your Hollywood connections.

     
  • Ten Documentary Shorts Advanced to the Oscar 2015 Shortlist

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 88th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to ten films, of which five will earn Oscar® nominations.  

  • Iron Horse Toasts Diversity with Rainbow Cuvee

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    Sebastopol, CA., March 12, 2014 - Iron Horse Vineyards announces the March 17, 2014 release of a new, limited edition, vintage Sparkling Wine called Rainbow Cuvée, available at the winery and on the Iron Horse website.

     
  • Casa Velas Hotel Puerto Vallarta Review - Epicurean Exploits Abound

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    Nestled within an upscale residential neighborhood just a 5-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport sits Casa Velas, a serene adults-only luxury boutique resort that's helping set new and noteworthy standards in the all-inclusive realm.

Crime

  • Crime City USA: The Top Thirty Murder Capitals

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    Crime rates are decreasing across large cities in the United States, but murder rates are on the rise.  

  • Sandy Hook Massacre: The Slaughter of the Innocent

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    20 children and six adults were slaughtered, Friday, when a lone gunman fought his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, armed with enough ammunition to murder every student in this small New York City suburb.

     
  • Columbia Rape Accuser Continues Protest Project

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    Columbia University rape accuser Emma Sulkowicz, determined to have her accused rapist suspended from the Ivy league University maintained her vigil of protest, and carried a mattress the symbol of the weight and burden rape victims carry daily to the 2015 Class Day Ceremonies.

     
  • Three Women Missing a Decade Found Alive

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    Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, three Cleveland, Ohio, women, who had been missing for over a decade, were found alive held captive together, after a stunning escape.

     
  • One Week With The NYPD (Reprinted with Permission)

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    With the rise in excessive and deadly force, a blog in 2007 began with "And Justice For Sean," written when a Queens County Grand Jury handed down an eight count indictment show justice, elusive, is still possible.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Playboy Mansion Sells to Neighbor; Allows Bunny Patriarch Lifetime Living

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    Hugh Hefner sold his Holmby Hills Mansion for a cool $100Million, half of the original listing price, to his neighbor, Daren Metropoulos, the owner of Hostess Snack Foods. The Playboy Enterprises founder will live out his days dolling out $1M annually for expenses.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Walt Disney's Palm Springs Vacation Home on The Market

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    When Walt and Roy Disney co-founded the Walt Disney Co. in 1920, they had dreams of large success, but likely could not have fathomed becoming the world leader in fantasy, cartoon characters and family film. 

     
  • Toronto Mansion of former Newspaper Magnet Conrad Black Set For Auction

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    A grand and coveted historic Canadian mansion, privately located in Toronto's premier Bridle Path enclave, just 15 minutes outside of downtown Toronto, will be offered for sale at auction after 65 years of family lineage.

     
  • Chris Hemsworth Opts Out of LA; Puts Luxurious Malibu Property On The Market

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    Chris Hemsworth, who is best known for his roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Rush, has recently put his luxurious home nestled in the Malibu Hills, surrounded by natural privacy landscaping, on the real estate market.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • A Pink Suitcase Book Review – Empowering Stories from Women Who Dared

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    A Pink Suitcase, from World Traveler Press, presents twenty-two provocative individual stories of empowered woman who dared to fulfill their dreams of global expedition, from hiking the Appalachian Trail to entering Gutsy Gal adventures.

     
  • Living A Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette Review – Surprisingly Interesting

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    Penned by renowned Civil Rights attorney David M. Weitzman, Living A Life That Matters will not jump off the shelf for the causal bookstore window shopper. The title, the image all suggest an intellectual read reserved for professors, scholars, politicians and the like.  

  • LA Lakers Great Tommy Hawkins Pens Reflections from the Soul

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    Tommy Hawkins, former Los Angeles Lakers legend who helped shape the dynasty of today, recently launched his first ever narrative book of poetry.

     
  • HL A&E Presents The Best Summer 2016 Music Festivals, by the Numbers

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    Every year, thousands of people flock to church. The devotees pray in flower crowns and straw hats, fringe-laden vests and neon body paint. They are the congregation of music lovers, gathering from many different corners of the world to worship at the summer’s many music festivals.  

  • The Art Of Discovery - Photographs By WireImage Co-Founder Jeff Vespa

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    LOS ANGELES, Ca. USA -  Jeff Vespa, co-founder of the largest entertainment photo agency in the world, WireImage and founder of Verge, will release his first monograph, The Art of Discovery, this October on Rizzoli International Publications.