Police: Driver charged in Tracy Morgan crash was awake 24 hours

06/09/2014 5:00 pm0 comments
Tracy Morgan SAG Awards Red Carpet

  By Kevin Conlon and Doug Ganley CNN   (CNN) — A truck driver charged in a weekend crash that killed a man and injured comedian Tracy Morgan and others in New Jersey was awake for more than 24 consecutive hours before the incident, a criminal complaint filed in the [...]

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Grammy Museum exhibit, book signings revive interest in the sounds of Laurel Canyon

06/04/2014 1:13 pm0 comments
Rock drummer Johny Barbata, who played with the Turtles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and the Jefferson Airplane and Starship, has written a book about his life in those historic bands.

Photo courtesy of Johny Barbata

  By Don Wanlass Managing Editor The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live currently has an exhibit that captures a special era in the Los Angeles music scene. “California Dreamin’: The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965-1977” captures 12 years of the Los Angeles rock scene that was a golden age, not [...]

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Rangers/ Kings to make mayors sing

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – As the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings battle for the Stanley Cup, the mayors of the teams’ home cities today announced a wager in which the losing city’s mayor will sing an ode to his rival’s city on late night television. If the [...]

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Posthumously , Singer Luther Vandross Hollywood Walk of Fame

06/03/2014 4:16 pm0 comments
Seveda Williams, and longtime friend Alfonso
``Fonzi'' Thornton accepted the star on behalf of Vandross' family.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Singer Luther Vandross posthumously received the 2,526th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring the career of an artist who received 31 Grammy nominations, winning eight times, and who had eight rhythm-and-blues No. 1 albums and seven No. 1 singles. Grammy-winning guitarists Marcus Miller and [...]

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Lupita Nyong’o joins ‘Star Wars’ cast

06/02/2014 4:47 pm0 comments
Lupita Nyong'o

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  By Lisa Respers France CNN (CNN) — It continues to be the year of Lupita Nyong’o. The Oscar-winning actress has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it was announced on Monday. Also joining the J.J. Abrams-directed film cast is Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as [...]

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Bug Chef – Believe It

05/23/2014 4:16 pm0 comments
Chef David Gordon, author of the ``Eat-A-Bug Cookbook,'' joined in
Ripley's Believe It or Not's fourth annual ``Bug-A-Thon''

Photos by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A chef said today at a cook-off in Hollywood that bugs such as millipedes and grasshoppers should be considered their own food group. Chef David Gordon, author of the “Eat-A-Bug Cookbook,” joined in Ripley’s Believe It or Not’s fourth annual “Bug-A-Thon” insect cook-off. Gordon, wearing a white [...]

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Visiting all 50 states is an impressive achievement that is celebrated by the All Fifty Club

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By planning vacations that cover a lot of territory and include activities the family is interested in, the Holmes family has been able to visit 40 states thus far, and is planning trips to knock off the 10 remaining states in the next three years. "We like to camp in national parks and explore," she says. "It's relaxing and fun, and we learn a lot."

  By Maggie Blaha Special to CNN   (CNN) — For those on a quest to visit all 50 United States, each one is like a jagged piece of a very large jigsaw puzzle. Fitting in all 50 states is an impressive achievement. In fact, anyone who knocks 35 off [...]

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‘Godzilla:’ What’s the verdict?

05/19/2014 4:35 pm1 comment
The new "Godzilla" focuses on an engineer (Cranston) determined to solve a yearslong mystery and his frustrated son (Taylor-Johnson), who just wants his dad to let it go. And of course, there are monsters.

    By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — It’s expected to be a monster of a movie this weekend, but what’s the buzz on “Godzilla”? The Gareth Edwards film, starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ken Watanabe, has been eagerly anticipated by fans (some of whom still haven’t [...]

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Michael Jackson’s hologram: Creepy or cool?

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Lorde wants you to know she's no longer the young 15-year-old who recorded "Royals," a song that spent much of last summer at the top of the charts and was honored Sunday as the "top rock song."

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — The King of Pop is back in the spotlight — and not everybody is happy about it. Despite the well of affection for the late Michael Jackson, his “return” in the form of a hologram at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards [...]

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Did Beyonce’s sister fight Jay Z?

05/12/2014 3:27 pm0 comments
Beyonce and Jay Z are headed on tour this summer

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — A video that TMZ alleges is of Beyonce’s younger sister having an altercation with the superstar’s husband, Jay Z, has surfaced online. In what the site says is surveillance video from an elevator taken the night of the recent Met Gala [...]

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