The Week in Review: Sofia Vergara, The Broad Museum And More

Joe Mangianello and Sofia Vergara at AFI's tribute to Sophia Loren
Joe Mangianello and Sofia Vergara at AFI’s tribute to Sophia Loren

It was a big week in Hollywood, and not because we’ve ushered in a new year. Tinseltown saw an engagement, a very sad restaurant closing, a big reveal and a very cool collaboration. Here is all the news you might have missed this week in Los Angeles.


Photo Credit: Getty Images for AFI FestSOFIA VERGARA IS ENGAGED! Sofia Vergara reportedly became engaged to beau Joe Manganiello after a mere six months of dating. It was confirmed to E! News that the Magic Mike star popped the question at sunset on Christmas eve. The two rang in the New Year together—their first as a couple—at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where they took in a performance by Britney Spears. “Excited for the new year!!!! Wishing everyone a lot of work and happyness [sic]!!!” she wrote on WhoSay.

KIMYE BUY SECOND SOCAL HOME IN THE HIDDEN HILLS Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have reportedly bought a second piece of SoCal real estate. The couple is said to have scooped up a $2.925 million property in Hidden Hills formerly owned by Lisa Marie Presley. The new digs sit on 1.5 acres.


Nikita Malibu
Nikita Malibu

Photo Credit: Infidea Studios

NIKITA CLOSED Larry Ellison’s Malibu eatery, Nikita,  has shut its doors. The Mediterranean-inspired eatery closed on Dec. 27th with a voicemail stating that it had “ceased operations.” Reports suggest that Ellison will reopen Malibu as a new concept under the direction of a celebrity chef such as Ricardo Zarate or Michael Voltaggio. 



Swarovski Cinderella shoe
Swarovski Cinderella shoe

SWAROVSKI DESIGNS CINDERELLA’S SLIPPER Swarovski has collaborated with Academy Award® winning costume designer Sandy Powell to design Cinderella’s slipper for the March release of Disney’s live action Cinderella. The brand also designed Swarovski-embellished costumes including gowns, jewelry, accessories, hair, make-up, wigs and props, providing a staggering 1.7 million crystals to create looks for star Lily James and company.




The Broad Museum
The Broad Museum

Photo Credit: Gary Leonard, courtesy of The Broad Museum

THE BROAD MUSEUM’S EXTERIOR REVEALED The final scaffolding was removed from Eli and Edythe Broad’s hotly anticipated art museum, The Broad, this week. Architects Diller Scofidio & Renfro have designed the space with a honeycomb like veil described as “a structural exoskeleton comprised of 2,500 fiberglass reinforced concrete panels and 650 tons of steel that drape over The Broad and appear to lift up at the south and north corners to define two street-level entrances.