TINSELTOWN SPYWITNESS.`DEVIL'S' PLAYGROUND: Designer labels and the rag trade were on everyone's lips when ``The Devil Wears Prada'' launched the 12th annual LA Film Festival in Westwood Village on Thursday night.
Stars Anne Hathaway Noun 1. Anne Hathaway - wife of William Shakespeare (1556-1623)
Hathaway (wearing Prada, naturally), Stanley Tucci (Hugo Boss) and Adrian Grenier Adrian Grenier (born July 10, 1976) is an American actor, musician and director. Grenier is best known for his lead role on the HBO original series, Entourage, as Vincent Chase. (Gucci) discussed the film and their own approach to fashion. Some guests -- who included Allison Janney, Virginia Madsen, Nicole Richie Nicole Camille Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American socialite, actress, television personality, author, entrepreneur, style icon, model, and singer. The adopted daughter of Lionel Richie, she is known for her role in the reality show The Simple Life , Shawn Pyfrom and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa (born Antonio (Tony) Ramon Villar, Jr. on January 23, 1953) is the mayor of Los Angeles, California. He is the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles since Cristobal Aguilar in 1872. -- kept up the chatter at the street party in the festival's ``Popcorn Alley'' on Broxton Avenue after the screening.
``I used to think of fashion as an exclusive club that I'd never be able to join,'' said Hathaway, who plays an assistant working for a high-powered fashion editor portrayed by delightfully demonic Meryl Streep, who missed the opening to celebrate her 57th birthday. ``Now I respect it as a business, but still don't think I've got much style. I feel like a big poseur po·seur
One who affects a particular attribute, attitude, or identity to impress or influence others.
[French, from poser, to pose, from Old French; see pose1. , an impostor.''
``You've got to study for years to get it right, and I can't even pronounce all of the designers' names yet,'' added Grenier. ``But at least I don't worry about what to wear every morning.''
Still ``Prada'' -- the movie -- may have some impact on what's in style. ``The costume designer put different items together for my character that opened my eyes to the way clothes can be creatively mixed,'' said Tucci.
Not everyone is consciously into designer garb. Janney was wearing a dress she bought five years ago and had to ask a journalist to check the label (Heike Jarick). ``Desperate Housewives''' Pyfrom, 19, showed up in ripped jeans and a T ``to be comfortable.'' And the mayor admitted that he's not (yet) a Gucci guy. ``I buy my clothes on sale and off the rack,'' said Villaraigosa. Bet the devil hates politicians.
SIDEKICK SOIREE soi·ree also soi·rée
An evening party or reception.
[French soirée, from Old French seree, from seir, evening, from Latin : Starlets and models in slinky slink·y
adj. slink·i·er, slink·i·est
1. Stealthy, furtive, and sneaking.
2. Informal Graceful, sinuous, and sleek: wore a slinky outfit to the party. dresses and strappy sandals, alongside homeboys decked out with bling, converged on the Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday night for the launch of T-Mobile's sleek new pocket-size gadget, the Sidekick 3.
Celebs arrived late -- Jessica Simpson was resplendent re·splen·dent
Splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin resplend in a tight yellow halter halter
the simplest form of restraint for the head of farm animals. Comprises a poll strap, a nose band and a halter shank that brings the ends of the nose band together under the mandible. Made of leather or cotton or manila rope. dress and 'N Sync boy-band star Lance Bass was spotted enjoying bands The Futureheads and She Wants Revenge rocking out on stage.
After signing a few autographs, Mischa Barton teased Nicole Richie about who would walk the red carpet first. With Paris Hilton only a few feet ahead of Richie, the ``Simple Life'' stars' famous feud may have lost its fire. Richie's on-again, off-again boyfriend DJ AM was spinning at the party. Brandy, Hilary Duff, Eva Longoria, Laura Prepon and Serena Williams also checked out the scene.
The Palladium was set up like a kids' playground. A waif drifted by on a pink swing above the busy central bar, while pretty gals in pink shorts and pigtails This article is about the hair style. For the connectors, see Optical fiber.
Pigtails (also known as angel wings and bunches, or Twin Tail(ツインテール/TsuinTe-ru) in Japan. romped in the sand pit and wrestled in the ball pit. Guests could play carnival games such as pop-a-shot, or whack a frog into a target for prizes.
Baseball star Jose Canseco was tugging at his shirt, looking warm and uncomfortable while enjoying the ``big party and beautiful women. My daughter Josie loves the Sidekick. I'm real simple, I just use it for making calls and checking messages, but my daughter uses hers for everything and she's only 9. I go through about one cell phone every four months. I break them, lose them or they fall in the water.''
EVERYTHING'S SUPER: Shaquille O'Neal flew in from Miami, wore a Superman T-shirt and towered over Brandon Routh on the powder-grey carpet at the premiere of ``Superman Returns'' in Westwood on Wednesday night.
But the new Man of Steel, accompanied by girlfriend Courtney Ford and a dozen family members from Iowa, easily outshined the NBA NBA
1. National Basketball Association
2. National Boxing Association
NBA (US) n abbr (= National Basketball Association) → Basketball-Dachverband (= champ and guests Dean Cain, Eva Longoria, Tony Parker, Anna Paquin, Amy Poehler and Virginia Madsen.
The latest incarnation of Superman, who says he channeled some of Christopher Reeve's ``energy'' to play the iconic role, was everyone's hero.
``When you're a young person, you just fantasize about being Lois and being carried across the city,'' said Kate Bosworth, who plays Lois Lane. ``Who can resist Superman?''
Shaq didn't show up at the lavish after-party at nearby MacArthur Field on the grounds of the Department of Veterans Affairs. But director Bryan Singer, Routh, Bosworth, Kevin Spacey spac·ey
Variant of spacy.
Adj. 1. spacey - stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles" and other cast members -- including Parker Posey, James Marsden, Sam Huntington, Eva Marie Saint, and Frank Langella -- strolled amid film props from Metropolis, Smallville and Superman's Fortress of Solitude The Fortress of Solitude is the occasional headquarters of Superman in DC Comics. Its predecessor, Superman's "Secret Citadel", first appeared in Superman #17, where it was said to be built into a mountain on the outskirts of Metropolis. . Newspaper vending machines displayed the Daily Planet issue with ``Superman Returns'' on the front page. Red-and-green laser lights flashed above replicas of the Kent family mailbox, barn and windmill.
Adventurous guests tried bungee jumping, anti-gravity machines, trampolines and Superman video games.
``I wanna wan·na
1. Contraction of want to: You wanna go now?
2. Contraction of want a: You wanna slice of pie? do that tonight,'' said Spacey, pointing his cigarette toward the noisy Extreme Air ride just beyond the huge Daily Planet globe.
Routh, looking as though he still possessed his super powers, lifted up a little kid to pose for a picture. Bosworth sat on the lap of boyfriend Orlando Bloom, but took time out to rub Spacey's back. And nobody seemed to get too close to the rare samples of green Kryptonite.
(1) HATHAWAY: `Devil' made her do it
(2) VILLARAIGOSA: The premiere mayor
(3) SIMPSON: Leave a message
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(4) SHAQ: NBA's championship Superman
(5) JOEY FATONE: Toes of steel
(6) BOSWORTH and ROUTH: Debuting as Lois and Clark