Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The man — often described as the “sultan of suave” — not only dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but also designed the wedding dresses for many of their children, including Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton. [CNN]
OCT 23 – 26 – L.A. DANCE PROJECT AT THE ACE THEATRE
Natalie Portman’s husband Benjamin Millepied’s annual dance program
OCT 25 – FESTIVAL SUPREME AT THE SHRINE EXPO
Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass), Nick Kroll, Fred Armisen, TJ Miller (‘Silicon Valley’), Janeane Garafalo, and more.
OCT 26 THE AMANDA FOUNDATION BOW WOW FUNDRAISER
2 Rodeo Beverly Hills
OCT 30 – BAFTA BRITANNIA AWARDS
OCT 31 – NOV 1 – BREEDERS’ CUP
2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championship in Santa Anita Park
OCT 1, NOV 1 – DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON AT NOKIA DOWNTOWN
Music from Tim Burton’s movies including “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Batman” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
NOV 1 – 4TH ANNUAL LACMA ART + FILM GALA
Eva Chow, Leonardo DiCaprio host.
Young Hollywood, the friendly celebrity news site repped by CAA, has plans for 500 original hours of programming in Jan. 2015 that will be distributed via apps across devices belonging to market leaders including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Samsung and Sony as well as those that run on iOs or Android. YH is headquartered at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, and CEO RK Williams is an LA native, and attended Crossroads in Santa Monica. [Variety]
Will.i.am recently introduced a device called the PULS which is much more than a watch; it has a watch in it, but it also has a GPS map system, a music player, fitness tracker that tracks your steps, weight and calories burned, social network sites like Facebook and Twitter, can hold 1 GB of memory, 16 GB storage, bluetooth connectivity, and runs on a proprietary OS. [TC]