Superheroes and super-villains are all the rage these days, and the one thing they have in common is that they are all super fine (low hanging fruit, I know). Seriously though, the ladies of Comic-Con showed out last weekend and established nerdy as the new sexy. From the entire cast of DC's Suicide Squad to individual breakout stars like Wonderwoman's Gal Gadot, there were 10s everywhere.
When you're highkey the koolest Kardashian (/Jenner) in the game, you don't spend the 4th of July with basic bitches (re: Taylor Swift's obnoxious squad). Forgoing the Rhode Island celebration filled with forced-smile celebrities, Kendall Jenner had her own patriotic moment in Malibu - at a casual $30 million beachfront mansion. Not a bad way to spend the weekend. The Airbnb, which boasts gorgeous ocean views as well as dolphin and sea lion-spotting, features three bedrooms, a screening room, and, of course, a hot tub overlooking Broad Beach. For $2,200 a night, hell, you can gather your girls and rent it yourself! Click through for an inside look.
Former US Senator Tom Harkin hosted a screening of the new political feature film Courting Des Moines at the Chaplin Theatre at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood on Thursday, June 30th. “I’ve seen the film before and am excited to watch it again tonight. I think it really captures the essence of the Iowa caucuses and, truly, of Iowa as a whole. I think it’s a great film. They did a magnificent job, " said Senator Tom Harkin.
On Friday, June 24th, Signature Kitchen Suite, a new brand of luxury built-in kitchen appliances, officially launched at Dwell on Design Los Angeles to an enthusiastic crowd of interior designers, design aficionados and consumers.
Ahhh, the days are long and there's much to do during our favorite part of the year in Los Angeles. Here's our picks for fun events to hit up in L.A. this week—we hope you're a fan of a good cocktail and delish cuisine 'cause you'll see a whole lot of that here. [Top photo]
On Saturday, June 11th, the Barak Ballet took over Beverly Hills with a sold-out premiere performance at the Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center. The evening, which also featured a champagne reception for stylish guests, presented three world premieres as well as “Aether,” Melissa Barak’s highly acclaimed ballet with original score by David Lawrence, the composer of High School Musical. Besides work by the brilliant Barak Ballet founder, the highly-anticipated show included work by Nicolas Blanc and Norbert de la Cruz III. Click through for an inside look! [Above photo: Jeff Plass, Sharon Christie, Melissa Barak, Craig Olsen]
Wish you could find out if a place is hot or totally lame BEFORE getting ready, dealing with traffic and parking (or paying for a surge priced Uber)? SKORCH, the new app by veteran ad creative Lane Petrauskas is here to be your eyes and ears all over town. It's the first and only app to aggregate geo-tagged social content to local businesses to help you find the best places to go to in real time, and it's available nationwide!
Women In Film (WIF) International hosted a special screening and Q&A in Santa Monica of the Sundance hit film Seoul Searching which was also LA Film Fest’s centerpiece film last year. In anticipation of its upcoming theatrical release June 17, 2016 in New York and June 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, Women in Film conducted an intimate discussion and Q&A with the film's actress Jessika Van and producer Andrea Chung.
Today, June 1st, would have been this quotable screen darling's 90th birthday. Born Norma Jean Mortensen in 1926, she became Marilyn Monroe, the actress famous for playing ditsy blondes with a light shining behind her eyes that let the world know she was anything but. She's the one who taught us that "if they can't handle you at your worst, they sure as hell don't deserve you at your best" and looked damn good while doing it.