You could easily label this the decade of the influencer, those YouTube and Instagram stars who make money by selling FaceTuned versions of themselves while hawking face creams, fashion collaborations, protein powder and how-to-improve-your-life seminars. Through their social media posts, they convince thousands or millions of fans and admirers to like what they like and want what they want.But is all that glitters on the ‘Gram and elsewhere really gold? For answers, I turn to the woman who will likely go down in history for putting the “i” in influencer, and that would be Paris Hilton, the eldest daughter of real-estate developer Richard Hilton, and his socialite wife, Kathy.I visit Hilton at her Beverly Hills home on a quiet, unassuming street last month. Despite having been robbed by the Bling Ring thieves and enduring years of public scrutiny, Hilton, I notice, has left the modern home’s bronze wrought-iron gate wide open, welcoming a revolving door of … [Read more...] about Paris Hilton, Hollywood’s original influencer: ‘I just want people to know the real me’
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To emerge on the other side, all it takes is going through the Caldecott Tunnel. Heading east out of Oakland, you pass through the tunnel, over the rolling hills of Orinda and Lafayette and arrive in Walnut Creek. Here there is not a single Uniqlo puffer in sight. Instead, manicured women in Tory Burch dresses and well-preserved men in pastel Lacoste button-ups dot the town square, making tremendous effort on what seems like just an ordinary Friday afternoon. Whole families look like they’ve stepped out of a Draper James campaign. Matching bags and shoes, without a shade of irony. Coiffed hair and nails to match. In Walnut Creek, dressing to impress is the local currency. When I moved to the Bay Area about seven years ago, someone well-meaning advised me to buy real estate in Walnut Creek. They advertised it as the perfect place to start a family, but it was already too late for real estate moves, and the promised land seemed too far from San Francisco. I did, however, go to … [Read more...] about Why is Walnut Creek the best-dressed place in the Bay Area?
Story highlights A blood test can detect if a woman is "highly susceptible" to breast or ovarian cancer Jolie reveals she carries a gene that increases her risk for cancer Her mother died of ovarian cancer in 2007 Jolie is a U.N. special envoy and won an Oscar for "Girl, Interrupted" Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. "My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," Jolie wrote. "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy." Five reasons we love Angelina Jolie Jolie's mother, actress and producer Marcheline … [Read more...] about Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy