County shuts down comedian’s Starbucks’ prank

02/11/2014 3:59 pm1 comment
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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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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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Sources: Nearly 50 envelopes of suspected heroin in Hoffman’s apartment

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

  By Shimon Prokupecz. Steve Almasy and Catherine E. Shoichet CNN   NEW YORK (CNN) — Police investigating the death of actor have found close to 50 envelopes of what they believe is heroin in his Manhattan apartment, two law enforcement sources familiar with the inquiry said Monday. A number [...]

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Judge Says Singer Chris Brown is Making `Great Strides’ in Drug and Anger Management Program

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Chris Brown

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By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles judge today denied a request by prosecutors to take Chris Brown into custody because of an alleged violation of the singer’s probation, ordered as a result of his 2009 assault of then- girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles Superior [...]

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This is the 19-year-old pop star’s second arrest in a week

01/29/2014 3:25 pm1 comment
Justin Bieber Waves to Fans

  By Alan Duke   (CNN) — Justin Bieber is in Toronto to face an assault charge in connection with an encounter with a limousine driver a month ago, a source close to the singer told CNN Wednesday. Bieber traveled to Toronto to be booked on the charge, which will [...]

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Cheryl Hines Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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Cheryl Hines with her star.

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  2,516th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of TELEVISION HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Cheryl Hines received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a career best-remembered for her portrayal of Larry David’s long-suffering wife on the HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Jeremy Sisto, [...]

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