Articles by: lawavestaff

Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell arrested in ‘family dispute,’ police say

04/28/2014 3:36 pm0 comments
Paul Simon

  By Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and wife appeared before a Connecticut judge on disorderly conduct charges on Monday, a court spokeswoman said. The couple were arrested by New Canaan, Connecticut, police who were investigating a family dispute Saturday night, according to a police statement. [...]

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Wesson calls for an independent review of Sterling’s employee treatment

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Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Saying the public’s trust in the NBA has been eroded by racist remarks allegedly voiced by Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the president of the Los Angeles City Council called today for an independent review of Sterling’s treatment of his employees. Council President Herb Wesson urged NBA [...]

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Smiley Star

04/24/2014 4:48 pm0 comments
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  Tavis Smiley Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

 HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Television and radio talk show host Tavis Smiley received the 2,522nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Former “Tonight Show”  host Jay Leno and longtime television and radio talk show host Larry King joined Smiley at the ceremony at 6270 Hollywood Blvd., near the famed [...]

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Dr. Conrad Murray no appeal

04/23/2014 3:13 pm0 comments
Dr. Conrad Murray.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The California Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal by , who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving singer Michael Jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol. Jackson died June 25, 2009, at age 50 while he was in Los Angeles and under [...]

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Renters Day

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Gil Cedillo

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Renters’ advocates converged on Los Angeles City Hall today to call attention to what they call a scarcity of affordable housing in the city. Maria Gomez, a long-time renter in South Los Angeles, urged the City Council to invest in housing that is within the reach [...]

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MTV Awards landing at the Forum in Inglewood.

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Dalai Lama fans at the Forum in Inglewood

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INGLEWOOD (CNS) – MTV officials confirmed today that the Video Music Awards ceremony will return to Southern California this summer, landing at the Forum in Inglewood. The ceremony will mark the first major awards show to be held at the recently renovated auditorium. “With its incomparable legacy as a world-class [...]

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John D’Amico installed as West Hollywood mayor

04/22/2014 4:23 pm0 comments
New West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico presents a plaque to outgoing Mayor Abbe Land during the City Council’s annual reorganization ceremony Monday night at Plummer Park.
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  Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — City Councilman John D’Amico was installed as mayor of the city during a ceremony Monday evening on the Vista Lawn in   “With new leadership comes new ideas and new directions,” D’Amico said. “While serving as mayor, I plan to focus on the city’s [...]

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Can you see Leo DiCaprio as Steve Jobs?

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    By Breeanna Hare CNN   We hope Leonardo DiCaprio’s an Apple fan. The actor is reportedly a favorite pick for the role of Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic about the deceased Apple co-founder that’s coming from Sony Pictures. Initially David Fincher was on board to direct the [...]

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Neil Patrick Harris, as Hedwig, curses at fan

04/21/2014 3:56 pm0 comments
Neil Patrick Harris and the angry Inch.

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Neil Patrick Harris isn’t a foul-mouthed rocker — he just plays one on Broadway — but he’s had some people fooled. The 40-year-old actor is starring in the musical ” ” as the titular German transgender performer, and he’s so immersed in [...]

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Brown’s criminal cases stem from his alleged inability to control anger

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Chris Brown's assault trial has been delayed until Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as lawyers regroup after the conviction of the singer's bodyguard, who was to have testified. This sketch is from a court appearance Monday, April 21, 2014.

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — The legal troubles threatening to send Chris Brown to prison for several years began with the singer’s arrest five years ago in the brutal attack on then-girlfriend Brown has spent almost all of the past six months either in rehab [...]

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