Entertainment


March 12, 2012When you think about women in Hollywood you probably get an image in your head of a woman in a long flowing evening gown, draped in jewelry and posed on a red carpet. This is because the majority of women in the entertainment industry have a place on the red carpet, but not many seek a place among the shot-callers of Hollywood. According to an annual report by…
March 12, 2012 These days it’s hard to hear the artist behind the synthesizer. As a gal who can appreciate a good beat, I love it when I can wade through all of the instrumentals and tune into a nuanced and talented voice. This is absolutely the case with Maia Vidal. Unfortunately, you might not know this name. Vidal’s Indie Folk sound has become extremely popular overseas, particularly in Europe. Vidal…
March 12, 2012When you think about women in Hollywood you probably get an image in your head of a woman in a long flowing evening gown, draped in jewelry and posed on a red carpet. This is because the majority of women in the entertainment industry have a place on the red carpet, but not many seek a place among the shot-callers of Hollywood. According to an annual report by…
February 27, 2012 Dearest Rihanna,OK, your name is on everyone’s lips these days – which was obviously the goal here.  You’re so popular right now that you have everyone from Billboard.com to...well, me, writing you letters.  And really, can you blame us all for clamoring to talk some sense into you?  After watching you subliminally tweet love/relationship mumbo-jumbo to your ex, Chris Brown, the past few months and then “randomly” show…
February 13, 2012Gilt LA hosted a screening of the romantic Valentine’s day comedy “This Means War” starring Chelsea Handler Reese Witherspoon last week. Witherspoon plays Lauren, a single thirty-something who somehow ends up dating two CIA agents (who are partners, of course). The secret operatives, FDR Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy), use their spy gadgets… and their charm to battle for the love of this one lucky lady…
January 30, 2012There a lot of great documentaries out there. So many, in fact, that it’s hard to keep up with what’s worth your time and what can get a pass. So we decided to poll our staff and see what great documentaries they think everyone should see. Here is the list of some films that both educated and moved us. 1. Waiting for Superman: It uncovers glaring disparities in…
January 3, 2012Long before the #Occupy movement there was an extraordinary and controversial grassroots revolutionary named Fela Kuti. I admit I had little knowledge of Fela and his impact on music and the world before I attended the opening night for Fela!, a three time Tony Award winning musical based on the life and career of the Nigerian musician. The explosive energy and incredible musicality of Fela! has been wowing…
January 3, 2011Hollywood is a notorious boy’s town. Men both in front and behind the scenes consistently out-earn women. But don’t cry for Tinseltown’s highest-earning women entertainers. According to Forbes, they collectively earned more than $700 million during the last fiscal year. Still, these women didn’t earn their millions overnight. Whether it was by pure determination, or skill, these Made Women eventually climbed their way to the top of their…
December 19, 2011It's no secret that I'm a lover of soul music. Growing up in my household it was everywhere--singing along to Stevie Wonder, the Temptations or even Janis Joplin with my mom... Rocking out to the Stones or Hendrix with my dad. Almost everything was rooted in gospel and blues, with just the right amount of "fonk" tossed in. So it's no surprise that when I thought about my…
December 19, 2011If you were anywhere near The Staples Center last week you may have felt the electric vibes in the air. Kanye West and Jay-Z were in town for the Watch the Throne concert, and of course the expectations were at an all-time high for these two rap kings since they were sharing the stage here in LA. But with no opening act, no guest appearances, and only a…
December 9. 2011Inevitably, sadness is bound to tag along when a posthumous album is released by an artist as beloved as Amy Winehouse. If the album triumphs over the artist’s previous projects, fans are only left wanting more. This is the lesser of two evils. The other occurs when a posthumous album pales in comparison to the artist’s best work, painfully reminding fans that the magic they once heard will…
December 5, 2011 Take a journey with me through the music of some of the greatest female singers of the last century.  From the '50s to the '90s, I break down my top picks and provide some musical selctions for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!     ‘50s – Etta James Although James’' first hits date back to the ‘50s, her soulful mash-up of gospel- and jazz- infused popular music went…
December 5, 2011It’s no surprise Kanye West and British singer Adele garnered the most nods for the 2012 Grammy Awards, but the elimination of 31 categories shook up the award show and has led to a slew of snubs and surprises.Despite receiving the most nominations of the night, Mr. West will have to fight the urge to interrupt Adele, Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars or Rihanna when one of…
November 23, 2011The Tear Jerker: My Week with Marilyn Who wouldn’t want to see a glimpse into the life of Marilyn Monroe? An icon even when she was alive, her rise to stardom and her tragic death have been the subject of speculation and controversy for years. The subject matter alone should be enough to get you to the theater, but the fact that this role is being played by…
November 22, 2011 Without getting all nostalgic on you, let me just say that radio isn’t what it once was. Seriously, when was the last time you listened to one station for more than three songs straight without wanting to strangle whoever was responsible for the Ke$ha/Kreayshawn marathon that was assaulting your ears? Yeah, I can’t remember either. Despite what you may hear on the radio there are a lot…