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Grand Challenge

11/15/2013 12:56 pm0 comments

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles region would be powered exclusively by renewable energy and get water from local sources under ambitious goals that UCLA researchers said today they hope to accomplish by the year 2050. More than 70 faculty and staff from departments and institutes campus- wide will [...]

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Jason George stars in ‘provocative’ new production of ’12 Angry Men’

11/13/2013 8:31 pm0 comments
Jason George stars in ‘provocative’ new production of ’12 Angry Men’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Give or take a couple of lines The Pasadena Playhouse’s staging of the American theatre classic, “12 Angry Men,” sticks faithfully to playwright Reginald Rose’s thought-provoking courtroom treatise. But the play, a taut drama about how one skeptical juror seeks to win over his 11 [...]

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Filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee happy to return with ‘Best Man Holiday’

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Filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee happy to return with ‘Best Man Holiday’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer In a banner year for black movies — including “The Butler,” “Fruitvale” and “12 Years A Slave” — and television with Kerry Washington’s electrifying portrayal of Olivia Pope in “Scandal,” the streak continues with a highly anticipated romantic comedy sequel. “The Best Man Holiday,” a [...]

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Genevieve Sabourin, a Canadian actress, is charged with stalking Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin's alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin

  By Faith Karimi CNN   (CNN) — It could have been a scene from one of his movies. A teary Alec Baldwin denying a romance with a woman he described as a stalker. The woman heckling, “you’re lying!” as he testified in a New York City courtroom. Except this [...]

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Jennifer Hudson Walk of Fame

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Jennifer Hudson, received  the 2,512th
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Photos Gary MaCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Jennifer Hudson, who went from being a cruise ship singer to an Oscar and Grammy winner in six years,  received  the 2,512th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Record producer and music industry executive Clive Davis joined Hudson   at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony at [...]

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Veterans Day Los Angeles

11/12/2013 4:05 pm6 comments
Native American Veteran's Association and Heritage Day Pawwow

Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti was the grand marshal of today’s 10th. annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade, the first elected official to have that honor. Only veterans, active duty military members and reservists such as Garcetti, a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, are allowed to ride [...]

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Television Ratings

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Television Ratings

By STEVEN HERBERT City News Service HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – CBS averaged a season-high 11.35 million viewers for its prime-time programming last week, with its usual series strength getting a boost from its coverage of the. CBS’ 2.8 million viewer-winning margin was the largest of the seven-week- old season and the [...]

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Mariska Hargitay gets star on Walk of Fame

11/08/2013 4:47 pm1 comment
Mariska Hargitay receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, next to the star recognizing her mother, the late actress Jayne Mansfield.

Photo Gary McCarthy

  From City News Service HOLLYWOOD — “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay received the 2,511th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday in connection with the 15th season of the NBC legal drama. Dick Wolf, the creator of the “Law & Order” franchise and Oscar-winning [...]

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LA Aqueduct Centennial Celebration

11/06/2013 1:07 pm0 comments
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Christine Mulholland with actors impersonating historical figures.
Photos by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Aqueduct engineer William Mulholland’s famous words, “There it is, take it!” rang out again today in a historical re- enactment of the events of Nov. 5, 1913, when water first flowed 233 miles from the Owens Valley into Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti and [...]

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Janis Joplin Posthumously Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

11/04/2013 4:03 pm1 comment
Janis Joplin's siblings Laura and Michael accepted the Walk of Fame Star.

Photos By Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Singer Janis Joplin posthumously received the 2,510th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, with her friend Kris Kristofferson performing a special acoustic version of “Me and Bobby McGee.” Joplin’s siblings, , accepted the star in front of the Musicians Institute on behalf of their sister, [...]

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