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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$12 Million To The Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' movie theaters. Additionally, the Dolby family has made a $5 million gift to the Academy Museum's capital campaign. In recognition of this gift, the Academy will name the Museum's rooftop terrace the Dolby Family Terrace.  

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Haute Tease

  • The Academy Announces 2016 Film Scholars Grant Recipients

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    Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott have been named 2016 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  The Academy's Educational Grants Committee will award Kornhaber and Scott the scholars' $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals.  

  • Last of the Mississippi Jukes Review - A Gem that Strikes All The Right Cords

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    Last of the Mississippi Jukes, from Mug Shot Productions and MVD Distribution, is an easy traveling ride through the history of the Delta Blues, the birth of the Juke joint, with stops in Jackson and Clarksdale.

     
  • Kartina.TV Presents: Russian Film Week in New YorK

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    Kartina.TV, the leading IPTV provider of Russian-language entertainment outside of Russia, is thrilled to announce the official selection of the 2013 Russian Film Week in New York. Supported by Studio "We" and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

     
  • Riviera Nayarit Hosts the XIX International Gourmet Festival

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    Celebrating its 19th year, the Festival Gourmet International returns to the pristine Pacific coastline of Mexico. The festival will once again tempt and delight the taste buds of hundreds of foodies who will come to Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta and Tepic for this international gourmet event.

     
  • HL Arts: Ella Kogan, Clay Sculptress, Unveils Commanding, Extraordinary Collection

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    Known for her visionary sculptures, Ella Kogan is an artist whose creativity and deftness come from something more than inspiration. As she herself attests, her ability to create this works of art comes from something of a higher power.

Crime

  • 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.

     
  • Eight Dead, including Six Children, in Texas Home Invasion Mass Murder

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    Six children and two adults have been found shot to death, execution style, inside a Harris County, Texas home after a twelve hour standoff that ended after hostage negotiators talked the suspect into surrendering.

     
  • Sandy Hook Massacre: The Funeral Procession

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    The funeral procession of tiny caskets filled with the hopes, dreams and futures that were shattered when a lone gunman shot his way into the safety of Sandy Hook Elementary School have ended.

     
  • Theater Shooter, James Holmes, Formally Sentenced

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    Theater Shooter, James Holmes who walked into the Aurora Cinemark 16, in full tactical gear, tossed a smoke bomb designed to get his targets to stand, and systematically slaughtered 12 moviegoers and wounded another 70.

     
  • LAX Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

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    Paul Anthony Ciancia, the accused LAX shooter, has pled not guilty to murdering a TSA Agent and 10 other related federal charges in his second court appearance since the November 1, 2013 shooting.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Donald Trump Lists Beverly Hills Mansion

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    Even the most politically disinterested person has not escaped being gobsmacked by what might be the strangest presidential campaign in American history. Candidates are scrutinized and bicker on everything from their marital history and health to even their choice of homes.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Robert De Niro’s Sprawling West Village Duplex Penthouse Reduced

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    The Brentmore, New York’s West Village gem, has been home to celebrities for over a half century with the first being Oscar winning actress Celeste Holm. It remains the choice for legends of film, stage, screen and music including Billy Joel, Sting, Annie Leibovitz and Robert De Niro.

     
  • HL Real Estate: Skyline Views, Luxury Amenities: 1065 Midtown, The Only Midtown Address

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    It’s getting Haute in Hot-Lanta! Atlanta’s sizzling Real Estate Market skyrocketed this week when the National Football League announced the Mercedes Benz stadium home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons had won the bid for Super Bowl 2019.

     
  • 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.