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Leno, Fallon prepare ‘Tonight Show’ swap

01/24/2014 3:14 pm0 comments
Late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno belt out a show tune together last April, dispelling rumors the two don’t get along. Leno is getting ready to hand over the Tonight Show to Fallon.

  By Breeanna Hare CNN In less than a month, will pass the “Tonight Show” torch to Jimmy Fallon. But before he does, Leno will have him on as a special guest. NBC has confirmed that Fallon will have a seat on Leno’s “Tonight Show” couch on Feb. 3, which [...]

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MGM to mark 90 years with yearlong celebration

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Leo the Lion, whose roar can be heard at the start of every MGM picture, keeps an eye on Gary Barber and Sylvester Stallone during Wednesday’s ceremony launching the yearlong 90th anniversary celebration for MGM.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

    Independent Staff Report Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Wednesday announced a yearlong global campaign to honor the studio’s 90th anniversary. The studio was founded in 1924 when theater magnate Marcus Loew bought and merged Metro Pictures Corporation with Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions. MGM and its legendary roaring lion logo [...]

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City cleans up school for MLK Service Day

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West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land displays the T-shirt volunteers received for taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service cleanup at West Hollywood Elementary School Jan. 18.

    Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city joined hundreds of communities across the country Jan. 18 in commemorating the weekend of the 28th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday by hosting an MLK Jr. Day of Service event to help beautify West Hollywood Elementary [...]

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Local Hiring

01/22/2014 4:41 pm0 comments
Karen Bass

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to support a congressional bill that would enable state and local transportation agencies to require contractors to hire locals. The council voted unanimously to back Democratic Rep. Karen Bass’ “Local Hire Act,” which would enable agencies, such as Metro, [...]

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SAG Awards-McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey 

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  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Backstage at the Screen Actors Guild tonight, best- actor winner Matthew McConaughey said his extreme weight loss for “Dallas Buyers Club” left him hungry in more than a physical sense. “In a very literal sense I was hungry … for knowledge, for research,” McConaughey said [...]

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(Guitar Center Drum-Off Winner Dawud Aasiya-Bey with host Stephen Perkins. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Guitar Center)

 Guitar Center to grant Aasiya-Bey with Career Altering Endorsement Deals, Gear and Cash in a Grand Prize Package Valued at Over $50,000   (January 21, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA) – Starting in August, over 5,000 drummers from across the country signed up to compete in Guitar Center’s 25th Annual Drum-Off. Five finalists were chosen out of the thousands [...]

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Shriver Announces Candidacy

01/21/2014 4:38 pm0 comments
Bobby Shriver

(CNS) – Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver announced his candidacy for the Third District seat on the today, saying he wants to “shake things up. “I want to fix things. I want to shake things up at the county, to get it done, make it transparent,” Shriver said in [...]

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Broken Ground Metro Crenshaw

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Local and federal officials - Metro Groundbreaking

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  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Local and federal officials broke ground today on a light rail line project that will connect the Expo and Green lines, crossing Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills and Inglewood. “Bringing light rail to this community will spur local economic development and make it easier than ever [...]

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20th anniversary of Northridge quake observed

01/17/2014 3:49 pm0 comments
Hollywood Boulevard Northridge Quake 1994

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  From City News Service It was 20 years ago Friday that Southern Californians were jolted out of their sleep by the magnitude-6.7 Northridge Earthquake. Several events were held to look back on the devastation, celebrate quake-technology advances in the years since and urge residents to be prepared for the [...]

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Whisky a Go Go – 50 years of music

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Photo by Gary Leonard

The Whisky a Go Go, a Sunset Boulevard landmark for years, is marking its 50th anniversary this year with a series of special concerts this month. The iconic band X returned to the Whisky to kick off the anniversary shows Jan. 10. Thursday, Robbie Krieger of the Doors and his [...]

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