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Dalai Lama “Compassion, tolerance and forgiveness”

02/26/2014 4:00 pm0 comments
Dalia Lama fans in line at the Forum in Inglewood.

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Los Angeles Independent Wire Service INGLEWOOD  - Speaking on social responsibility to a sellout crowd at the Forum, the 14th Dalai Lama said today there is a global need for more compassion, tolerance and forgiveness. “Whether you accept religion or not, is up to (the) individual,” the Dalai Lama, the [...]

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No respect: Why the Oscars ignore films about young people

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"The Way, Way Back" (2013): A touching, witty new take on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," the film stars Liam James, left, as a 14-year-old who joins his mother (Toni Collette) and her unbearable boyfriend (Steve Carell) and his daughter at a beach resort town. Duncan survives by striking up an unexpected friendship with water park manager Owen (Sam Rockwell). AnnaSophia Robb, right, as a next-door neighbor, also wins his affection.

  By John Hanlon Special to CNN   (CNN) — When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up — John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director’s name conjures up memories of unforgettable films. From “Sixteen Candles” (1984) [...]

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Academy Awards show results in detour signs

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Photo by Gary McCarthy

As workers prepare for Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, tourists walking along Hollywood Boulevard are taking pictures of the preparations while avoiding the streets and sidewalks that have been closed to allow for the preparations.

  From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — Motorists here are already seeing detour signs on city streets in advance of Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Some alleys, sidewalks and curb lanes have been closed near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue since Sunday or Monday. Hollywood Boulevard is closed between Orange [...]

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The actor says this is no prank, unless his wife is kidding

02/25/2014 3:09 pm0 comments
Jimmy Kimmel, wife Molly are expecting

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By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — We’re a little suspicious of Jimmy Kimmel now thanks to his numerous hoaxes, but he wouldn’t joke about a baby, right? On a pre-taped episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” ABC’s host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” revealed that he and his wife of [...]

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Alec Baldwin says goodbye to ‘public life’

02/24/2014 4:17 pm0 comments
Alec Baldwin on Red Carpet at SAG Awards

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Alec Baldwin is still an actor. He’s just no longer in show business. As his one-time “Orphans” co-star, Shia LaBeouf, did last winter, Baldwin has given a public statement that he’s ready to retire from public life. He does so in an [...]

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NAACP Image Awards more like a steady stream

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Lupita Nyong'o, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (12 Years A Slave.)

A landmark year for Black filmmaking meant that it was a tight race for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards. Saturday night’s broadcast felt of acknowledgements across the board instead of the predicted clean sweep. But at the end of the day Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” would be [...]

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Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by ‘wig guru’

02/21/2014 3:22 pm0 comments
Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by ‘wig guru’

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — A hair stylist is accusing former “American Idol” judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal. Terrence Davidson filed suit Friday in district court in Atlanta alleging that the star not only stole his wig designs, but also [...]

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may appear on a U.S. postage stamp in 2015

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Steve Jobs

    By Brandon Griggs CNN   (CNN) — The likeness of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may appear on a commemorative in 2015, only four years after his death. Jobs’ name appeared on a list of approved postage-stamp subjects obtained by The Washington Post. Other notable Americans expected to appear [...]

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Sheriff Graduation

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Photos by Gary McCarthy

Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott
will preside over a graduation ceremony for 48 members of the Sheriff's

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott presided today over a graduation ceremony for 48 members of the sheriff’s academy. Scott, who was joined by Professor Patrick Hauser of East Los Angeles College, passed out diplomas to the members of Academy Class 397 in Monterey [...]

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Andrew Greene’s lawsuit seeks more than $25 million damages from filmmakers

02/19/2014 2:04 pm0 comments
'Wof of Wall Street'

  By Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — A lawyer who says he was defamed by his portrayal in “The Wolf of Wall Street” is demanding the Oscar-nominated film be removed from theaters. Andrew Greene’s lawsuit is also asking for “in excess of” $25 million in damages from the filmmakers, [...]

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