Did 'The Bling Ring' Just Get its Artistic Swagger Stolen by 'This is…

This month saw the release of two Hollywood-centric films purporting to be set in the real world. One of them is an artistic tour de force about a group of friends who squabble, steal, and raid celebrity mansions in a haze of drugs. The other was directed by Sofia Coppola. (Interestingly enough, both films prominently… » 6/25/13 5:27pm 6/25/13 5:27pm

A Real-Life Bling Ring Crash Course: The Best (Worst) of Alexis Neiers

Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring (based on the book by Nancy Jo Sales) is set for wide released this weekend. Are you ready for it? If not, it's okay! That's why we're here — to catch you up. Not on the entire history of the Bling Ring, of course. That would take ages and it's already been well covered. Instead we're… » 6/14/13 4:30pm 6/14/13 4:30pm

Memoirs of a Valley Girl Malcontent

One August afternoon when I was fourteen, my friend and I somehow acquired enough cash to rent a white stretch limo for an afternoon to drive us around Calabasas, the affluent San Fernando Valley suburb that spawned and still comfortably hosts the Kardashians. A few years after our impromptu joyride, the "Bling Ring"… » 5/29/13 5:50pm 5/29/13 5:50pm

'Bling Ring' Member Alexis Neiers Wants Movie to Show Deeper 'Truth'

Alexis Neiers, former reality star, convicted felon, and member of the infamous group of teenage burglars who robbed about $3 million worth of cash and belongings from celebrities like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Orlando Bloom will be portrayed by Emma Watson in Sophia Coppola's Bling Ring. With her criminal… » 4/24/13 6:00pm 4/24/13 6:00pm

Emma Watson Parties and Plunders in Your First Look at The Bling Ring

Earlier today, a friend (who asked to be identified as an "underemployed redhead") and I were discussing how we were both a little embarrassed to admit how excited we are about Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, which, starring Emma Watson, depicts the true life events of a group of wealthy L.A. teenagers who, between… » 3/08/13 2:00pm 3/08/13 2:00pm