Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    One VIP guest came to the Golden Globes nearly naked and boldly sat by the door as though nothing was amiss. Salem, a canine expert at sniffing out explosives, just wore his regular work vest to the black-tie affair at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Lena Dunham, Felicity Huffman and John Legend were among the early arrivals. Salem's handler said this is the dog's fifth Golden Globes ceremony. "But he's been nominated twice," she joked. — Sandy Cohen — Twitter: www.twitter.com/APSandy. ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles l

  • Celebs get artsy at Elysium gala curated by Marina Abramovic

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — If the Golden Globes are obvious — celebs, cameras, tuxedoes — the night-before Art of Elysium fundraiser is the ultimate in esoteric. Where the typical black-tie gala promises drinks, dinner and entertainment, the art charity's eighth annual Heaven gala aimed to provide an artistic experience curated by performance artist Marina Abramovic. "It's Marina's vision that you are part of the art," guests were told upon entering the party Saturday, held in an airplane hangar in Santa Monica, California. It began with a "silent cocktail hour.

  • 'Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People' provides a healthy dose of fashion history

    BY HAYLEY RIGGS MCGHEE, Assistant Sports Editor | Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Vogue and Hamish Bowles’ latest book features an in-depth look at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibitions in the 21st century, starting with the 2001 Jacqueline Kennedy exhibition and ending with the 2014 Charles James exhibition.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 11

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    New Year's Party, Engagement Event, New Year's Brunch, Rodeo Reception

  • Redmayne, Knightley among nominated Brits toasting with tea

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some Golden Globe nominees, awards season began with a cup of tea. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual pre-Globes tea party Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel, where Keira Knightley, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Patricia Arquette were among those toasting the season with scones and finger sandwiches. Other guests included Niecey Nash, Marion Cotillard, Dominic West, Anna Kendrick, Steve Carell, "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harrington, and "Into the Woods" star James Corden. "I love this event," said Gerald McRaney, a star of "House of Cards," up for TV drama series at Sunday's Golden Globes. "It's casual. It's not the big, pressurized thing. You sit, you have a cuppa, a

  • Help other women by donating gently worn bras

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Soma’s bra donation initiative helps women who have been affected by domestic violence.

  • Coming up: Lilly Pulitzer for Target

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    This giant retailer targeted Lilly Pulitzer for a bold and bright lifestyle collection that includes apparel, accessories and home décor.

  • Super Bowl Central, NFL Experience and more in Phoenix

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The last time the Super Bowl took place in Arizona, in 2008, Phoenix looked like an obstacle course. The city was wrapping up construction of a light rail and expanding its convention center. Partying was relegated to Scottsdale and to the Glendale suburbs, where the game will again be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium. This time Scottsdale and Glendale will still fill big roles, but Phoenix won't be a benchwarmer. And its thriving light-rail line and new bike-sharing program make it easy for football fans to explore the city. SUPER BOWL CENTRAL The free fan event Verizon Super Bowl Central spans 12 city blocks, Jan. 28- Feb. 1, from Central Avenue to Fifth Street, between Van Buren and Mad

  • Smart and pretty! Fashion designers spruce up smartwatches

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Smartwatches don't have to look ugly to be functional. Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches that people will want to wear all day and night. With Apple Inc. preparing to release a watch line that includes an 18-karat gold edition, rivals know they need to think beyond devices that look like miniature computers — with their rectangular screens and wristbands made of rubber-like materials. If the watches aren't attractive, the market won't grow beyond a small niche of users.

  • Skin perfect: Weather-defying products to keep your skin looking young and beautiful

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Fight winter’s harsh effects on your delicate skin with products formulated to keep it young-looking and beautiful, despite the weather.

  • Tips for a clean and well-organized closet

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Is your closet a jumbled mess? Do you wear only one pair of those nine black pairs of pants? Dig in for a deep clean.

  • Fit and looking fab: Work it out in style

    By Linda Miller, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    The right workout wear can make a good workout even better. For your fitness resolutions, here are some fabulous wardrobe recommendations.

  • Swarovski helps Cinderella sparkle

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    In Disney’s new “Cinderella,” slippers and costumes shimmer from more than a million Swarovski crystals.

  • Kim and Kanye up their fashion exposure

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    Luxury fashion brand’s steamy advertising campaign for spring will feature Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

  • Happy Holidogs: Winter duds your dog will dig

    BY SUE MANNING, Associated Press | Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

  • Express signs NBA’s Stephen Curry

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    NBA superstar’s hard work and dream big mindset appeals to retailer that specializes in men’s and women’s clothing.

  • Ready or not, we're talking spring fashion trends

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    What will women wear when the weather turns warm? Bright colors, graffiti and floral prints, track pants, ponchos and athletic influences, just to name a few.

  • 'Amazing Hairstyles' gives step-by-step styling instructions

    Wendy Jessen, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Hairstyling is made easy with Becky Porter's book "Amazing Hairstyles: From Easy to Elegant" and her blog, Babes in Hairland.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 21

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Birthday Dinner, Christmas Parties, Holiday Events, Holiday Cocktails, Open House

  • Flaming red lips: make a statement without saying a word

    By Linda Miller, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    ’Tis the season to wear red lipstick, fa la la la la la la la la.