Le Figaro Introduces ‘Paris Chique’

BRAZILIAN CONNECTION: Le Figaro speaks Portuguese. As of January, the French newspaper will publish a free trimestral lifestyle paper called Paris Chique, entirely in Portuguese. The content will resemble articles written by Le Figaro’s editorial staff and focus on the art of living, à la française, covering topics such as fashion, beauty, interior design, gastronomy […]

Late Holiday Rush Falls Short

The late rush just wasn’t strong enough. ShopperTrak, the Chicago-based counter of retail foot traffic, said Thursday that sales and traffic grew 39.1 and 32 percent, respectively,…

Fiscal Cliff Hits Investor and Consumer Confidence

As 2012 gets ready to close, confidence over a quick resolution to the fiscal cliff weighed on investors and consumer sentiment. The Volatility Index has been rising higher as the Dec. 31…

Miss Universe Organization Signs Fragrance License

Expanding beyond pageantry, the Miss Universe Organization has signed a fragrance license with Neil J. Katz and his Omni Scents organization. Set to launch in August — in time for…

Sephora Enters India

NEW DELHI, India — If there were a guessing game about the beauty industry in India, equivalent to a whodunit in fiction, it would have been about Sephora’s much anticipated…

Estée Lauder, Lilly Pulitzer Collaborate on Makeup Bags

Estée Lauder has a colorful collaboration up its sleeve: a two-season, limited-edition assortment of makeup bags as a gift-with-purchase program with preppy staple Lilly Pulitzer, which bowed…

Cosmoprof Asia: All Eyes Turn to China

HONG KONG — All eyes were on China recently at the Cosmoprof fair. Chinese buyers were out in force and it seemed most of the exhibitors were either expanding in…

Ariel Winter — Feeling Like a Kid Again

With her guardianship situation settled for the moment, Ariel Winter spent yesterday acting like an actual 14-year-old girl by going go-karting in Burbank. Winter’s sister, Shanelle Gray, cemented her role as temporary legal guardian earlier this month, with her lawyer and dad now in control of her finances.  A hearing to make the guardianship permanent […]

Nick Stahl Arrested — ‘Terminator 3’ Actor Busted for Going Solo in Porn Store

Here’s Nick Stahl‘s 2012 in a nutshell — missing, found, missing, found, and now … arrested for “touching himself” in a porno store, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement tells us, LAPD undercover vice officers were conducting a routine check of an adult store in Hollywood around 6PM — and found Stahl alone in a private […]

Charlie Sheen Dragged Into Mueller Lawsuit

Charlie Sheen just can’t escape the grip of the Mueller family drama … he’s now caught in the middle of a nasty lawsuit his former mother-in-law filed over the purchase of Charlie’s house. According to legal docs obtained by TMZ … Charlie is being subpoenaed to testify in a lawsuit filed by Brooke Mueller‘s mom, […]

Jennifer Aniston — What’s Sarong?

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It’s Jennifer Aniston, who continued her ridiculously hot Mexico vacation yesterday … looking pensive in a sexy bikini and an exotic red sarong (the thing wrapped around her waist). As we reported, Jennifer and her tatted-up fiance Justin Theroux have been kicking it in Cabo San Lucas over Christmas, and things […]

Apolo Ohno — Scores Million Dollar Pad for Soul Patch

Apolo Ohno dropped $990K on a sick LA condo recently — a ridiculously low price, considering it’s a fraction of what the pad went for in the past …TMZ has learned. The Olympic speed skater snapped up the 2,500 sq. ft. spot a little earlier this year, and can thank the housing crisis for the […]