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Fashion sizzles on the black carpet! In honor of the supernatural love story, the traditional red carpet was set aside with Hollywood Blvd lined in black for the Beautiful Creatures premiere at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Alden Ehrenreich strolled the carpet in his burgundy suit smiling and interacting with the crowd, clearly having a great time! Alice Englert looked amazing in her enchanting Elie Saab ensemble. Zoey Deutch wore a stunning black Oday Shakar gown and shared the carpet with her mom Lea Thompson, also looking fabulous in red! The excitement grew as the crowd awaited the arrival of Emmy Rossum, best known for her leading role on the Showtime series Shameless. Emmy received huge cheers from her fans as she arrived in her magnificent Andrew Gn black dress with a crossed white neck, perfectly accentuated with shimmering Harry Winston jewelry. Beautiful Creatures opens nationwide on February 14, 2013.

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Are rich, darker colors making a comeback? We all know that fashion trends are propelled by those who wear them, right? There's nothing more powerful for a designer than having their designs showcased on the red carpet. So, we have to ask, what will the color trend be this year? While it seemed from the Golden Globes that red would be the color of choice, many were surprised to see the recent shift at the SAG awards to deeper color tones of purple, blue and black. Was this a one-time thing or will we see the trend continue? Next month's Oscars will give us another peek...stay tuned!


Production crews were hard at work shooting some final Iron Man 3 footage at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The filming involved significant coordination and perfect timing of a simultaneous car crash and huge explosion! Iron Man Tony Stark's creativity and survival skills will be put to the test again, this time by his terrorist enemy the Mandarin in the next installment of the Iron Man saga. Currently scheduled for a May 3rd release, Iron Man 3 is based on the Marvel character and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley.


Shoot the Moon! With what many believe was a record turnout this year, thousands of attendees flooded Irwindale Speedway for the annual Mooneyes X-Mas Show & Drag. This is not just any car show...where else do you get the opportunity to watch classic hot rods race an eighth mile drag strip at full speed? The Mooneyes X-Mas Show also features pin up contests, rockabilly bands, pinstripe artists, hundreds of vendors and a variety of car clubs, including a recent addition...the van class! While the day began with a dense fog that some thought would never clear, the sun peaked through and provided for some memorable racing with record setting lap speeds and brushes against the wall. A special thanks to Chico and all of our friends at Mooneyes for treating us to another great show this year!

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Time to kick off the holiday shopping season with an unforgettable event presented by UNIQUE LA! The name says it all...what an intriguing holiday shopping experience. At the penthouse of the California Market Center, UNIQUE LA treated guests to hundreds of products made exclusively by local designers. Guests enjoyed this festive event while browsing designer booths and admiring the incredible panoramic views of downtown LA. From vintage repurposed clothing and handbags to organic jams to custom furniture pieces, the UNIQUE LA Holiday Show had it all! UNIQUE LA is the largest independent design show in the country with over 350 designers and artists. UNIQUE was created by designer Sonja Rasula as a way to bring local designs to the public by hosting several shows each year in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.


In the latest episode of Castle, the crime solving duo returns to find that their car has just been stolen. In a strange turn of events, Castle and Beckett have found that the cards are flipped and now they are the ones being chased by the bad guys. As the name 'After Hours' implies, filming of this episode (S05 E08) was an all-night event and involved several downtown locations. Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Stana Katic (Beckett) seemed to enjoy the all-nighter and took time to crack jokes and talk with the production crew in between scenes.