July 17, 2014 |
Sex change: That's Ms. Thor to you, buddy! Good comic-book artists refresh their creations lest they become stale. So kudos to Marvel Comics, which is giving a serious face-lift to Thor, the character introduced in 1962 by creative genius Stan Lee with the help of scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby . A serious face-lift, indeed: The God of Thunder now is a woman. "The inscription on Thor's hammer reads, 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well, it's time to update that inscription," Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement on Tuesday.
June 26, 2014 |
This season's nuptial fashions fall on opposite sides of the aisle: ethereally sweet and rustic chic, or softly structured and urbane. Yet despite the different silhouettes - Vera Wang boho, for instance, is all about empire waists and slip-dress sheaths, while a city ceremony might star a cleaner Reem Acra frock with trumpet skirts and peplums - modern gowns are united in the details. Sequins, pearls, and beading are handsewn on the simplest of gowns in dazzling geometric patterns.
May 30, 2014 |
Kimye: The honeymoon They had their rehearsal dinner in Versailles, France, and staged their wedding in Florence, Italy. Where are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West honeymooning? The Emerald Isle, says ABC News! The land of Yeats , Joyce , and Synge . (Oh, and U2 .) Kim 'n' Kanye spent Tuesday biking along the trails of the Ballyhoura Mountains in the province of Munster. They picnicked with local artisans (though no fine artists?), chomping on smoked ham and old Irish creamery cheddar.
May 29, 2014 |
WITH NEARLY half of all marriages ending in divorce, perhaps it's time to heed the romantic advice of Bill Murray . According to WENN, the comedian and movie star was at a steak house in Charleston, S.C., when he was invited to join a bachelor party going on at the restaurant. At first Murray said no, then he not only changed his mind, he made a speech. "If you have someone that you think is the one," he said, "don't just sort of think in your ordinary mind, 'OK, let's pick a date.
May 29, 2014 |
Kim's dress, the blessed reveal The modern world was beaten to a pulp by the flouncy, bouncy, and, most important, pricey wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Italy over the weekend. Of all the photos from the event, Kim's pal Jonathan Cheban 's may be getting the most interest. It is of the bride from, you guessed it, the back, showing the massive Givenchy Haute Couture gown, fancifully white, the massive train, and the bride inside. New Billboard charts The music industry has been looking for a way to gauge social-media-driven music interest.
May 23, 2014 |
AS THIS OUR last column before the Wedding of the Kalpa (a Hindu term for 4.32 billion years, give or take a few millennia), we thought we'd take a look at who might be attending the nuptials of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West . Tattle? Not attending. Joan Rivers ? Not attending. Taylor Swift ? Not attending. According to Us Weekly , Jay Z will be there, but Beyonce 's still a "maybe. " Guests include model Chrissy Teigen with her husband, Penn commencement speaker John Legend ; tennis great Serena Williams ; Larsa Pippen and La La Anthony - whose husbands happen to be basketball stars Scottie Pippen and Carmelo Anthony - and jeweler Lorraine Schwartz , who co-hosted the bride's girls' night out in Paris.
May 21, 2014 |
Awesome wedding present! Singer and smooth operator Ray J ( William Ray Norwood Jr.) plans to give Kimye the ultimate wedding gift: a share of the profit from the porn vid he made with Kim Kardashian . Vivid Entertainment tells TMZ the vid has grossed $50 mil since it was released seven years ago. Will Kim's groom, Kanye West , accept the cash? A real star turns 40 Many happy returns to the Rubik's Cube , which turned 40 Monday. The sanity-sapping puzzle was invented in '74 by Hungarian architecture prof and sculptor Erno Rubik and was put on the market six years later.
May 20, 2014 |
WITH ONLY six days to go until the wedding of the supereon, Kim Kardashian is freaking out. The Paris air-traffic controllers have gone on strike. That means that the A-list guests flying charters or their own planes into Charles de Gaulle Airport for the Kim- Kanye West Paris reception before the Florence, Italy, wedding go to the bottom of the priority list after the larger commercial flights. If the strike is still going on by the weekend, guests may have to fly commercial to get from Paris to Florence.
May 10, 2014 |
Getting to be a habit What is this rage for singing priests and nuns who go viral? First, you had Irish tenor Father Ray Kelly , who sweetly sang Leonard Cohen 's "Hallelujah" at a wedding where he was officiating - and got 28 million views on YouTube. Now you have Sister Cristina Scuccia , whose great voice, and taste for Cyndi Lauper , Mariah Carey , and Alicia Keys tunes has gotten her on Italy's version of The Voice and garnered 47 million views on YouTube!! The judges better choose her, or there'll be hell to pay . . . . Simon sighting Paul Simon performed in N.Y.C.
May 7, 2014
FOR MOST couples, regardless of the their stations in life, a marriage is a profoundly life-changing event and, arguably, the most important commitment two people can make to one another. But for The Most Important Couple in the World, it appears marriage is just another marketing trick to ensure the world's attention for another day or two. Although their announced big day is May 24 (in Paris, no less), Kanye West and Kim Kardashian might have already tied the knot. Or, they might not have.