Bieber must serve two years probation, pay $80,900 to his neighbor

07/09/2014 3:55 pm0 comments
Justin Bieber was under the influence of alcohol, pot and Xanax when police stopped him for drag racing in Miami Beach in January, police documents allege.
"Yeah, we were smoking all night at the studio," the singer told a police officer who told him he "reeked of marijuana," according to documents released Thursday.
Bieber was "excited," "talkative," "insulting" and "cocky" and "used profanity," according to a intoxication evaluation conducted by police in the Florida city.
His speech was mumbled, his pupils dilated, his face flushed and his eyes bloodshot, the assessment said.

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 restitution for damage caused to his former neighbor’s mansion by egg he threw. The pop star accepted a plea deal to settle a vandalism charge that puts him on probation for two years. The probation [...]

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“The Squaw Man” 100th anniversary

07/08/2014 1:46 pm0 comments
Centennial Party for “The Squaw Man” 

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Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and members of the film industry gathered together July 1 to mark the 100th anniversary of “The Squaw Man,” the first feature film to be made in Hollywood. The event was held in the historic Lasky-DeMille Barn on North Highland [...]

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“Transformers: Age of Extinction” isn’t winning fans among critics

06/27/2014 2:48 pm0 comments
Transformers: Age of Extinction': What's the verdict?

  ‘ By Breeanna Hare CNN   (CNN) — “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is being called so bad, it hurts. “Hello, police? I’d like to report an assault,” begins The Seattle Times review. “Down at the MegaGigaGrandePlex, and it’s still going on. Come quick! I barely escaped with my life. [...]

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Jane’s Addiction to headline Sunset Strip festival

06/24/2014 4:39 pm0 comments
Jane’s Addiction, shown receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last fall, will headline this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival Sept. 20 and 21.

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Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — This year’s annual Sunset Strip Music Festival has been scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21 on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Nederlander Concerts and Sunset Strip Music Festival organizers have announced the 2014 lineup, which includes legendary alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction [...]

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Linkin Park inducted into Guitar Center RockWalk

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Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington answers questions from the media while his bandmates look on after the band was inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk June 18.

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Independent Staff Writer The band Linkin Park was inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk June 18 at the music store’s Sumnset Boulevard location. The ceremony was held the day after the ban released its latest album, “The Hunting Party.” The California-based sextet made history with a unique electronic, rock and [...]

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Shred Skate Festival

06/13/2014 5:04 pm0 comments
Shred Skate Festival

SAN PEDRO (CNS) – A festival started in response to kids taking skateboarding to deadly extremes returns this weekend in San Pedro with several events promoting safety in the hilly community that makes it popular for dangerous downhill skating. The San Pedro : Festival of Skate kicks off at 10 [...]

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