'Bling Ring' Tumblr Shoplifting Community Gets Rocked By Outsiders

They go by names like Lift Witch, Klepto Princess and Lifting for Survival. They offer up weirdly worded disclaimers about how what they're doing is "fake" or that their stories are "fiction" or "roleplay." They repost and celebrate each other's victories. They are the young women who spend their time on Tumblr… » 4/26/14 4:30pm 4/26/14 4:30pm

Aggressive Indictments Against Celeb Worship: The Bling Ring, Reviewed

It only takes about three minutes for a character in The Bling Ring to invoke The Hills. Smoking weed on the beach with that kind of self-conscious, cultivated boredom unique to medium-rich kids in macrame vests, Rebecca drones: "I just have to graduate so I can go to the Fashion Institute of Design. It's where all… » 6/21/13 2:20pm 6/21/13 2:20pm

How Sofia Coppola Whitewashed The Bling Ring

I've had a mild obsession with the "Bling Ring," a merry band of teenaged robbers, ever since I read Nancy Jo Sales's incredible profile about them back in 2010. (If you haven't seen the video of head Ringer, Alexis Neiers, scream-crying into the phone as she leaves Sales a hysterical voicemail, you should probably go… » 6/20/13 4:30pm 6/20/13 4:30pm

Rihanna Sues Topshop for Selling Bootleg Rihanna T-Shirts

Rihanna has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Topshop for using images of her on T-shirts without her consent. Apparently Team Ri-Ri tried to negotiate with Topshop for the last eight months — and spent at least $1 million on litigation — but they offered her a measly $5,000 and told her to do her damndest, says a… » 5/17/13 9:00am 5/17/13 9:00am