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Former Lakers’ great puts investment team together to buy the L.A. Sparks.

02/05/2014 3:26 pm3 comments
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Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson poses with WNBA President Laurel Richie outside Staples Center Wednesday where the former Lakers great announced he and an investment team consisting of several of the people involved in the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership were going to purchase the Los Angeles Sparks and keep them playing at Staples Center.

    From City News Service The Los Angeles Sparks have been purchased by an investment group led by basketball Hall of Fame member Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, the WNBA announced Wednesday. The group also includes Dodger co-owners Todd L. Boehly, Robert L. Patton and [...]

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Perry has more than 50 million Twitter followers

02/04/2014 4:57 pm2 comments
Katy Perry Reaches 50 Million Followers

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Katy Perry is officially the queen of Twitter. The singer has reached more than 50 million followers on the social media site, making her the most followed person in the universe. Perry took the milestone in stride. “Oh yeah AND we [...]

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‘Her,’ ‘Captain Phillips’ win Writers Guild honors

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Tom Hanks stars in ‘Captain Phillips,’ the story of a ship hijacked by Somali pirates. It received a Writers Guild of America award for best adapted screenplay Saturday.

‘Her,’ ‘Captain Phillips’ win Writers Guild honors   From City News Service Surprise endings were part of the film plot Saturday night at the 66th annual Writers Guild of America Awards presented during simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles’ J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live. Beating out more-publicized competitors, [...]

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‘Blob’ producer Jack Harris gets Hollywood star

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Jack H. Harris, who introduced the movie-going public to Steve McQueen in his classic ‘The Blob,’ received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday.

  Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Film producer Jack. H. Harris was honored with the 2,517th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “The chamber prides itself on selecting people who are innovators of the film world. Mr. Harris’ film ‘The Blob,’ is [...]

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Dalai Lama appearance at the Inglewood Forum

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Dalai Lama

INGLEWOOD (CNS) – Tickets to hear the Dalai Lama talk about social integrity during a Feb. 25 appearance at the Forum will go on sale tomorrow. “The public talk will focus on sharing the value of social integrity,” according to Lama Tenzin Dhonden, personal peace emissary to the 14th Dalai [...]

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Justin Bieber settles suit with ex-bodyguard who said singer hit him

02/03/2014 5:13 pm0 comments
Justin Bieber

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Justin Bieber settled a legal dispute with a former bodyguard who had accused the pop star of attacking him backstage at a concert. Moshe Benabou filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court in January 2013 accusing Bieber of [...]

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Sources: Nearly 50 envelopes of suspected heroin in Hoffman’s apartment

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

  By Shimon Prokupecz. Steve Almasy and Catherine E. Shoichet CNN   NEW YORK (CNN) — Police investigating the death of actor have found close to 50 envelopes of what they believe is heroin in his Manhattan apartment, two law enforcement sources familiar with the inquiry said Monday. A number [...]

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Judge Says Singer Chris Brown is Making `Great Strides’ in Drug and Anger Management Program

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Chris Brown

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By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles judge today denied a request by prosecutors to take Chris Brown into custody because of an alleged violation of the singer’s probation, ordered as a result of his 2009 assault of then- girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles Superior [...]

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Waxman Seat……and away they go

01/31/2014 2:51 pm0 comments
Wendy Greue
``I'm ready to be that champion''

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Sen. Ted Lieu is expected today to announce his candidacy for the 33rd Congressional District seat, one day after former city Controller Wendy Greuel said she would seek to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman. Lieu, D-Torrance, issued a statement Thursday, hours after Waxman unexpectedly announced his [...]

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America’s second-gayest city given a C

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Mayor Bill Bogaard

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PASADENA (CNS) – Two months after being named America’s second-gayest city, Pasadena has been given a C- in a report card about the fairness of policies involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT civil rights organization, this month released the “2013 Municipal Equality [...]

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