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 the » 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 do … » 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