Articles by: lawavestaff

Gidget gets Hollywood

05/05/2014 4:44 pm0 comments
Actress Sally Field Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Photos by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Sally Field received the 2,524th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a nearly 50-year career that has brought her two Academy Awards and three Emmys. Fellow actors Jane Fonda and Beau Bridges were on hand for the ceremony, which came three days after the [...]

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How not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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The holiday isn't widely celebrated in Mexico; a scholar claims it was created in California

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  By Cindy Y. Rodriguez CNN   (CNN) — If you didn’t already know, Cinco de Mayo is a bigger deal in the United States than in Mexico. Here, this unofficial holiday is almost as popular as, oh, St. Patrick’s Day — which means it’s unfortunately become a drinking holiday. [...]

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Michael Jackson song from 1983 released; first single from ‘new’ album

05/02/2014 12:57 pm0 comments
Eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs will be released on a new album in May, Epic Records announced Monday. Fans can preorder the new album, titled "Xscape," on iTunes starting Tuesday, but it will be in stores around the world on May 13, the company said.

    By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A song Michael Jackson recorded 31 years ago is out, the first single from the upcoming Xscape album. Jackson wrote, recorded and produced “Love Never Felt So Good” with Paul Anka in 1983, but it has been “contemporized” by [...]

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Man gets two years in prison for stabbing

04/30/2014 4:36 pm0 comments

  From City News Service A two-year prison term was handed down last week for a homeless man who took part in an attack on a woman who was stabbed to death on Hollywood Boulevard after refusing to give a group of panhandlers any money for taking a photo of [...]

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Charlie Awards honor Sherman

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Film composer Richard Sherman poses with students from Selma Avenue Elementary School and their choir director Melissa Berman at the 28th annual Charlie Awards last Friday. The students performed songs Sherman wrote with his late brother Robert for Disney musicals.
Photo by Michael Schwartz

Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — The Hollywood Arts Council presented its 28th annual Charlie Awards Luncheon in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel last Friday. Charlie Awards were presented in seven categories. Film composer Richard Sherman received the Music Arts Award, Newfilmmakers Los Angeles received the Cinema Arts [...]

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Elephant Bullhooks “Times are changing”

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Elephant Bath outside Staples Center 2009 

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to ban the use of “bullhooks” and other types of goads and prods employed in wrangling elephants in circuses and other shows. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell previously called the use of bullhooks “cruel and inhumane.” Celebrities such as actress [...]

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Family of Man Mistakenly Killed by West Hollywood Deputies Files $25 Million Claim

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A shrine to  John Winkler - 933 Palm Avenue West Hollywood.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The family of an aspiring television producer who was mistakenly shot and killed by deputies sent to a West Hollywood apartment building to investigate an assault report filed a $25 million claim today against Los Angeles County. County officials had no immediate response to the claim, [...]

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Esposito Hot Star on the Sidewalk

04/29/2014 2:33 pm0 comments
Giancarlo Esposito Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photos by Gary McCarthy

  HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Actor Giancarlo Esposito received the 2,523rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honored for a career best known for his Emmy- nominated portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo “Gus” Fring on “Breaking Bad.” “As a child, I walked these streets and I looked at all [...]

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Hollywood Shooting

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man was fatally shot today at a 98 Cents Store on Hollywood Boulevard, police said. The man died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 12:10 p.m. in the 5000 block of Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles police Officer [...]

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Beyonce, Jay Z announce joint summer tour

04/28/2014 3:56 pm0 comments
On Monday, Jay Z and Beyonce announced a joint summer trek that will take them to 16 cities throughout North America, starting in June.

  By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — Cue the screams: One of the hardest-working couples in show business is headed on tour. On Monday, and Beyonce announced a joint summer trek that will take them to 16 cities throughout North America, starting in June. The married couple first stirred [...]

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