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

11/13/2013 8:18 pm0 comments
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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Television Ratings

11/12/2013 2:47 pm0 comments
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 pm0 comments
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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Janis Joplin Posthumously Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

11/04/2013 4:03 pm0 comments
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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Janes Addiction Star in Hollywood

10/30/2013 4:17 pm0 comments
Jane's Aqddiction

Photos by Gary McCarthy

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

Photo by Gary McCarthy

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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