David Crosby rescheduling Troubador shows in West Hollywood

02/17/2014 3:03 pm0 comments
David Crosby

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Rock stalwart David Crosby, 72, today announced he underwent heart surgery last week, and he rescheduled pending sold-out shows in West Hollywood into April. A spokesman for the dual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member — once with the Byrds, once with Crosby, Stills and [...]

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Valentine Day’s weekend was binge time for “House of Cards” fans

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House of Cards got a lot of love on Valentine's Day

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Raise your hand if you spent this weekend binge-watching “House of Cards”? Join the club. From the leader of the free world to celebs, it appeared that Valentine’s Day weekend was for lovers of season two of the hit Netflix series. [...]

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Peabody Prints

02/14/2014 1:58 pm2 comments
Photos by Gary McCarthy

Sherman,Max Charles, Mr. Peabody and Ty Burrell at the TCL Chinese Theatre PAW print ceremony.

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A costumed version of Mr. Peabody will left his paw prints in the forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre today, three weeks before the release of the animated feature film, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” Ty Burrell, who supplied the voice of Mr. Peabody, was     be joined [...]

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Funnyman Sid Caesar dead at 91

02/12/2014 2:15 pm0 comments

  By Todd Leopold CNN   (CNN) — Sid Caesar, whose clever, anarchic comedy on such programs as “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour” helped define the 1950s “Golden Age of Television,” has died. He was 91. A friend of the family, actor Rudy De Luca, does not know [...]

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County shuts down comedian’s Starbucks’ prank

02/11/2014 3:59 pm1 comment
Photos by Gary McCarthy

It looked like a typical Starbucks shop when it opened in a Los Feliz strip mall Friday. Then people noticed the word ‘Dumb’ over the storefront sign, on the cups their coffee came in and on the caps the store was selling. Reality show star Nathan Fielder says his shop is a parody of Starbucks and thus not bound to honor the Starbucks trademark. The county Health Department closed the shop Monday for not having a health permit.

From City News Service A comedian known for a Comedy Central prank show came forward Monday as the owner of the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in Los Feliz that attracted crowds of curious customers over the weekend, but shortly after he revealed his identity, his store was closed by the [...]

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Perry has more than 50 million Twitter followers

02/04/2014 4:57 pm2 comments
Katy Perry Reaches 50 Million Followers

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Katy Perry is officially the queen of Twitter. The singer has reached more than 50 million followers on the social media site, making her the most followed person in the universe. Perry took the milestone in stride. “Oh yeah AND we [...]

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‘Her,’ ‘Captain Phillips’ win Writers Guild honors

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Tom Hanks stars in ‘Captain Phillips,’ the story of a ship hijacked by Somali pirates. It received a Writers Guild of America award for best adapted screenplay Saturday.

‘Her,’ ‘Captain Phillips’ win Writers Guild honors   From City News Service Surprise endings were part of the film plot Saturday night at the 66th annual Writers Guild of America Awards presented during simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles’ J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live. Beating out more-publicized competitors, [...]

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‘Blob’ producer Jack Harris gets Hollywood star

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Photo by Gary McCarthy

Jack H. Harris, who introduced the movie-going public to Steve McQueen in his classic ‘The Blob,’ received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday.

  Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Film producer Jack. H. Harris was honored with the 2,517th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “The chamber prides itself on selecting people who are innovators of the film world. Mr. Harris’ film ‘The Blob,’ is [...]

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Dalai Lama appearance at the Inglewood Forum

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Dalai Lama

INGLEWOOD (CNS) – Tickets to hear the Dalai Lama talk about social integrity during a Feb. 25 appearance at the Forum will go on sale tomorrow. “The public talk will focus on sharing the value of social integrity,” according to Lama Tenzin Dhonden, personal peace emissary to the 14th Dalai [...]

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Justin Bieber settles suit with ex-bodyguard who said singer hit him

02/03/2014 5:13 pm0 comments
Justin Bieber

  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Justin Bieber settled a legal dispute with a former bodyguard who had accused the pop star of attacking him backstage at a concert. Moshe Benabou filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court in January 2013 accusing Bieber of [...]

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