Janes Addiction Star in Hollywood

10/30/2013 4:17 pm2 comments
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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The influential alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction received the 2,509th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Drummers John Densmore of The Doors and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters joined band members   , Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins and Dave Navarro at the ceremony in [...]

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Altar preparations

10/29/2013 3:16 pm0 comments
Photo by Gary McCarthy

      The Hollywood Forever Cemetery Friday offered a sneak preview of the 14 Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event that will be held at the cemetery next Saturday , November 2 2013 from noon to midnight. This is one of the altars being prepared [...]

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WeHo prepares for annual Halloween carnival

10/28/2013 2:57 pm0 comments
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Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city will holds its annual Halloween Carnival Thursday in which an estimated 500,000 people will take to Santa Monica Boulevard from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. Admission is free. The [...]

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Dr. Conrad Murra Out of jail

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Out of jail
Dr. Conrad Murray was released from Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail Monday after serving two years of a four-year sentence after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Michael Jackson.

  By Independent Wire Services   Dr. Conrad Murray was released from jail early Monday after serving two years of a four-year sentence for manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. “He was released at 12:01 safely and securely,” sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told City News Service. A [...]

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PBS history series chronicles 500 years of Black American history

10/23/2013 7:58 pm0 comments
PBS history series chronicles 500 years of Black American history

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer With the limited release of “12 Years A Slave” winning critical and commercial plaudits and an upcoming project on Harriet Tubman and a “Roots” revisit, one painful part of Black American history seems to be in vogue. Last week, media mogul Russell Simmons, speaking at [...]

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POWER WINS RACE, DIXON CLAIMS TITLE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

10/22/2013 1:18 pm3 comments
SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series champion): “It was a crazy day.  We started back.  The car we had to work on a fair bit through the race.  Just huge credit to Team Target.  They played everything straight tonight.  We had to work on a bit of strategy, we had to work on the car a lot, and then we had an issue with some overheating problems towards the end.  I still can’t believe we’ve won the championship.  It’s fantastic.  So many people to thank and it’s just unbelievable.“

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    FONTANA, Calif. (Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013) — For the eighth consecutive year, the IZOD IndyCar Series champion was determined in the final race — 500 high-speed, high-drama miles played out over 3 hours under the lights at Auto Club Speedway. Scott Dixon, who entered the 19th race of [...]

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Blair Underwood’s ‘Ironside’ reboot canceled after three episodes

10/18/2013 7:22 pm1 comment
Blair Underwood’s ‘Ironside’ reboot canceled after three episodes

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Looks like Blair Underwood just went 0-for-2 in top-lining recent series on network television. NBC has pulled “Ironside” after three episodes, according to Deadline.com. The peacock will air one more episode next Wednesday before it falls off the schedule. Although the film and television heartthrob fared [...]

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Director’s Guild fêtes ’12 Years A Slave’

10/16/2013 7:25 pm1 comment
Director’s Guild fêtes ’12 Years A Slave’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Trailing early Oscar buzz and winner of the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival, the stars came out for a red carpet screening of “12 Years A Slave” on Monday night. The film is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free [...]

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’42′ director Brian Helgeland takes on London gangsters

10/15/2013 5:25 pm1 comment
’42′ director Brian Helgeland takes on London gangsters

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer After chronicling baseball icon Jackie Robinson in biopic “42,” filmmaker Brian Helgeland turns to a decidedly less heroic real-life canvas for his next picture, gangland crime in 1960s London. Helgeland has written a script and will direct a film focusing on one half of the [...]

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Hollywood Bowl ticket prices rise next year

10/14/2013 1:36 pm1 comment
Hollywood Bowl

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From City News Service The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved price hikes for the Hollywood Bowl’s 2014 season. Prices for most seats will rise 1-5 percent, which translates to $1 to $2 extra for bench seats and $3-$9 more for box seats. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which operates [...]

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