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Big rig hits and kills pedestrian on southbound 405; morning traffic snarled
A big rig struck and killed a pedestrian on the southbound 405 Freeway near Wilshire Boulevard early Friday, closing all but the carpool lane and snarling traffic for the morning commute. The victim was described as a male age 35-40, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos. "We don't know how the...
8 points by Los Angeles Times | Traffic Brentwood Los Angeles California Road Beverly Hills California Lane Holmby Hills Los Angeles California Koreatown Los Angeles California Santa Monica California
Actor Hugh O'Brian dies
Actor Hugh O'Brian, best known for his portrayal of the title role in the 1950's TV Western "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," has died. He was 91.
4757 points by CNN | World War II Old age Gerontology War Death Beverly Hills California
Wells Fargo to pay $185 million, fire 5,300 workers over allegations employees opened fake accounts
City and federal officials have accepted a $185 million settlement with Wells Fargo over allegations that the bank’s employees, driven by strict sales quotas, regularly opened new accounts for customers without their knowledge.
652 points by The Denver Post | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times First Interstate Bancorp City Beverly Hills California Bank of America San Fernando Valley
Clive Davis won’t let politics ruin his pre-Grammy party
"The audience is totally glittering and special," Davis says. "You can't wait to see all of these cultural-influencing forces be in one room, one night."
31 points by New York Post | Hilton hotels Tribeca Film Festival Donald Trump Music Beverly Hills California New York City Ivana Trump Fred Trump
L.A. City Attorney Charges Five Casting Workshops in Alleged Talent Scam
L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on Thursday the filing of criminal charges against 25 people involved in five casting workshops, alleging that they charged aspiring actors for auditions in violation of state law. The charges follow a year-long investigation, in which an undercover actor working for the City Attorney’s office attended 13 workshops given... Read more »
8614 points by Variety | Theatre Prosecution Electric charge Film Acting Los Angeles Lawyer Beverly Hills California
A look at the Street, Michael Mina's new food hall, with a barbecue stall from Ayesha Curry, at the Beverly Center
From a new food hall to the closing of a neighborhood favorite, here’s what’s happening in the world of L.A. food and drink:  Street eats: James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina is behind a new food hall at the Beverly Center called the Street, located on the eighth level of the shopping center....
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Beverly Hills California Los Angeles Restaurant Beverly Center Red velvet cake Green tea Fairfax District Los Angeles California Downtown Los Angeles
Noshing pals
Justin Timberlake and Matt Damon strike a friendly pose at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday. The Beverly Hills shindig is an annual fete where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors the year’s Oscar contenders. More than 150 nominees put on the feedbag at yesterday’s star-studded event. Timberlake is nominated for best original song for ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling,’ and Damon’s ‘Manchester by the Sea’ is up for best picture.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Academy Award Beverly Hills California Justin Timberlake American film actors Hilton hotels Timbaland Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hilton Hotel
Jackie Collins’ Estate Sells Another Estate in Beverly Hills (EXCLUSIVE)
SELLER: Estate of Jackie Collins LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA PRICE: $6,750,000 SIZE: 7,537 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms plus guesthouse YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A gated Beverly Hills estate long owned but not occupied by late and bestselling pulp novelist Jackie Collins has been sold in an off-market deal for $6.75 million to a Beverly... Read more »
6 points by Variety | Real estate Beverly Hills California Names of large numbers Wilshire Boulevard Rodeo Drive Renting Real property Million
New Italian restaurant by Scott Conant to replace Terrine. And yes, he'll be making spaghetti
No one bowl of spaghetti has probably garnered as much attention as the spaghetti pomodoro from New York chef Scott Conant. The mound of perfectly twirled pasta with basil and tomato has followed Conant from restaurant to restaurant, and it has landed at his newest venture, an Italian restaurant...
1721 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles Beverly Hills California Italian cuisine Restaurant Pasta Los Angeles County California Spaghetti Culver City California
Shannen Doherty undergoes reconstructive surgery
Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
67 points by New York Post | Cancer Shannen Doherty Surgery Chemotherapy Beverly Hills 90210 Breast cancer Radiation therapy 90210
How I Made It: 'Hacksaw Ridge' producer David Permut
The gig: Independent Hollywood producer David Permut spent 16 years trying to bring “Hacksaw Ridge,” the story of pacifist Army man Desmond T. Doss, to the big screen. The film, released this month to solid box-office sales, is the latest success for the president of Permut Presentations, whose...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Film Academy Award for Best Picture Dragnet Beverly Hills California American film producers American film actors Richard Pryor
Directors, stars reveal what they'd buy for a film buff
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buying that perfect gift for a film buff can be a vexing task, so we went right to the heart of Hollywood to get tips on the creative ways in which some directors and stars might…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Film Big Bang Beverly Hills California The Big Bang Theory Hilton hotels The Criterion Collection Los Angeles Turner Classic Movies
The intoxicating 'Nobody Walks in L.A.' disproves the axiom
A relationship drama wrapped in a city symphony, “Nobody Walks in L.A.” is a glossy, intoxicating advertisement for the City of Angels. We should probably keep this one under wraps to keep our rents from going even higher. The film, written and directed by Jesse Shapiro, celebrates Los Angeles,...
689 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles English-language films Beverly Hills California University of California Los Angeles Love Wilshire Boulevard City Walking
Brian Austin Green shares snap of 3-month-old son Journey
He's one proud papa.
-2 points by Daily News | Beverly Hills 90210 Brian Austin Green Vanessa Marcil Melrose Place Fox Broadcasting Company Beverly Hills California Megan Fox Tiffani Thiessen
Brian Austin Green shares photos of sons with Megan Fox
Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- "Desperate Housewives" alum Brian Austin Green posted pictures of Noah, Bodhi and Journey, his three children with wife Megan Fox.
-2 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service William Randolph Hearst News World Communications Beverly Hills 90210 Brian Austin Green Megan Fox Desperate Housewives
Pedro Almodovar crosses cultural divides to tell a story of loss in 'Julieta'
Considering the sometimes unbridled stylistic and emotional wildness of Pedro Almodóvar’s work, the apparent simplicity of his new film comes as a change-up. Inspired by three Alice Munro short stories, “Julieta” can be taken as a lesson in translation. “The one thing one must not see the film...
445 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award for Best Actress Short story Alice Munro Meryl Streep Beverly Hills California Romeo and Juliet I Decided Pretty Woman
Jo Malone London brings a Brit spirit - and personalized scents - to Beverly Hills
What would Los Angeles smell like if it were bottled as a fragrance? According to British model and singer Karen Elson, the City of Angels would smell like a sparkling and refreshing adaptation of lime. Elson would know. After decades of modeling and as the face of various beauty brands, she has...
20 points by Los Angeles Times | Perfume Odor Rose Olfaction Aroma compound Los Angeles Beverly Hills California Citrus
Anastasia Beverly Hills collaborates with Mali Magic for new, versatile stick foundation makeup
Anastasia Beverly Hills is partnering with makeup artist Mali Thomas, better known as Mali Magic, for social-media video content related to its new stick foundations. Thomas, who has worked on Bravo, BET and VH1 programs, will help showcase the capabilities of the foundations available in 28 shades...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Human skin color Aesthetics Beverly Hills California
Variety and WWD Announce Second Annual StyleMakers Event and Honorees
Variety and WWD are teaming up once again to honor behind-the-scenes talent in fashion, beauty, and style at our second annual StyleMakers celebration. The event, presented by Mercedes-Benz and Anastasia Beverly Hills on Nov. 17 at Quixote in West Hollywood, will recognize innovators who made an impact on the entertainment industry in the last year.... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Year of birth missing Freida Pinto Entertainment Beverly Hills California West Hollywood California Hollywood Los Angeles California Zac Posen
Goodbye Britain, hello Beverly Hills: Newly arrived artistic director of the Wallis throws an open house
It’s a thumbs up kind of day.    Paul Crewes, the new artistic director of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, positions himself atop the venue’s stone entrance steps on Saturday afternoon to greet a crowd of about 200 culture seekers – families pushing strollers,...
245 points by Los Angeles Times | Performing arts Martin Scorsese Music Theatre Beverly Hills High School Beverly Hills California Performance Audience
Shannen Doherty says she felt 'blessed' to take part in Stand Up to Cancer telethon
Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Actress Shannen Doherty, who is battling breast cancer, says she felt "blessed" to be part of this weekend's Stand Up to Cancer telethon.
1 points by UPI | Shannen Doherty United Press International Beverly Hills 90210 90210 Breast cancer Cancer Jennie Garth Metastasis