Ticket to L.A. – Brett Young

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Ticket to L.A.

Brett Young

Genre: Country

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 7, 2018

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Moore From L.A.: Could San Francisco Become a Fashion Capital?

Could San Francisco become a fashion capital?
It’s not a media hub like New York or a manufacturing center like L.A., but it is a hotbed of fashion disruptors following historic blue jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. and casual Friday pioneer Gap in changing the way people dress and shop.
What sets many of San Francisco’s fashion brands apart is that they are direct-to-consumer, mission-driven and digitally enabled from inception to tackle industry challenges, including sizing and transparency. Many are also led by female chief executive officers or creative directors designing into a polished, functional aesthetic that’s resonating in this new feminist era.
Now that these start-ups are coming of age (and setting $ 1 billion-plus public offerings), they are attracting more talent, including designers, stylists and editorial directors, and a new creative class is starting to emerge in San Francisco.
Everlane has ambitions to be the next Gap, only with a transparent supply chain. ThirdLove, the size-inclusive, female-first lingerie maker, is taking on Victoria’s Secret. Cuyana is selling attainable luxury ready-to-wear and leather goods with the mantra “fewer, better things.” Meanwhile, fashion-tech brands Stitch Fix and online resale giant The RealReal are reshaping the shopping experience.
“We’re not a fashion-forward city, but that’s OK.

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Kate Beckinsale Kisses Date as They Leave L.A. Restaurant

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Zion Williamson Rocks Nike Shoes at L.A. Workout, Done Deal?

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Busy Philipps, Irene Neuwirth and Peter Pilotto Celebrate Capitol L.A. Opening

“Forget Coachella — Ren Faire, that’s the only way I want to dress. Mark my words, it’s the next thing,” said Busy Philipps, nodding approvingly at Capitol boutique founder Laura Vinroot Poole dressed like a fair maiden in a Peter Pilotto square-neck liquid organza gown, a blonde braid wrapped around her head.
Philipps took time off her late-night talk show “Busy Tonight” to join Poole and L.A. jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth to celebrate their newest venture — the opening of an outpost of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Capitol boutique at the Brentwood Country Mart. The Peter Pilotto designers came over to L.A. to join the festivities, hosting a pre-dinner trunk show at the store, which has a shop-in-shop full of Neuwirth’s nature-inspired fine jewelry.

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“Our work brought us together and we became friends. There is such a synergy. We are both so drawn to color,” said Pilotto of how his vibrant prints mix with Neuwirth’s surf-and-sky-inspired gemstones. “I remember in school, Peter had such a fascination with opals,” added Christopher de Vos.

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Moore From L.A.: Is Fashion the Next Big Oil?

This show season, for the first time, I was ashamed to work in fashion because fashion is becoming a dirty word. And the revolution is just beginning.
Last week, Extinction Rebellion, the activist group that has shut bridges and poured buckets of fake blood outside Downing Street, parked a giant pink boat in London’s Oxford Circus blocking the flow of commerce in one of most heavily trafficked shopping areas in the world. At the same time, members were protesting Shell Oil and fracking, they were staging a guerrilla-style runway show to highlight the fashion industry’s negative impact on the environment. That’s sobering.

Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion held a fashion show in London’s Oxford Circus. 
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I first became aware of Extinction Rebellion during London Fashion Week. I was crossing the Thames in a ride share (at least I had that going for me) when we were stopped in traffic by the group. Its members had been protesting outside runway shows throughout the day, starting with Victoria Beckham and ending with Burberry. Escorted by police, they carried signs that read “Climate Emergency” and “This is Not a Drill.” My Uber driver rolled down his window to take a pink flyer:
“The fashion industry is

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Johnny Manziel Hits L.A. Night Club After Breakup, Head Injury

[[tmz:video id=”1_x77guiw1″]] Johnny Manziel’s had a rough few weeks — he’s single and he’s injured — so the star QB hit up an L.A. hot spot for some dance club therapy. TMZ Sports got video of Manziel, solo, walking into Nightingale Plaza — a West…

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Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Back Together, Take a Stroll in L.A.

Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are reunited … and it looks so good!  The former couple was back together Monday night, taking a stroll through L.A. … and they sure seemed to be happy to be in each other’s company. Nothing beats an evening walk…

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21 Savage’s Wardrobe Sends Message Loud and Clear in L.A.

It appears ICE has chosen the wrong dude to mess with, because 21 Savage is making it clear — he’s got nothing to lose. 21 was spotted leaving a meeting Monday in L.A. and his hoodie read, “nothing to lose.” Unclear if the message speaks to his current…

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Jussie Smollett Stunts On Attackers During L.A. Show

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Jussie Smollett didn’t waste time getting back into the limelight after his alleged attack in Chicago by a reported pair of men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs. During a concert in Los Angeles, Smollett took to the stage ahead of his performance and eloquently stated that he “couldn’t let those motherf*ckers” win.

TMZ reports:

Jussie performed in WeHo at the famed Troubadour in front of a packed audience of 400 and generally addressed the incident in Chicago. He told the crowd he’s okay and still healing.

He asked for solidarity and the crowd was with him, as he said, “I’m going to stand strong with y’all.”

At the end of the show, Jussie lit up the stage with a call to action about being black, being gay and being proud. The crowd went absolutely wild.

Chicago police are still investigating the attack and Smollett says he is cooperating with the authorities in order to bring his attackers to justice.

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Camaraderie, Collaboration Thrives at L.A. XBIZ Retreat

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Justin & Hailey Bieber Getting Married A Second Time in L.A. Wedding

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The Enchanted Box Set Collection – Chrissy Peebles, W.J. May, Dale Mayer, Erica Stevens, Karin DeHavin, L.A. Starkey & Kristen Middleton

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The Enchanted Box Set Collection

Chrissy Peebles, W.J. May, Dale Mayer, Erica Stevens, Karin DeHavin, L.A. Starkey & Kristen Middleton

Genre: Short Stories

Publish Date: March 31, 2015

Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


11 stories about love and paranormal romance. Some stories have been previously published. 11 thrilling stories in one volume 11 sexy heroes. 11 strong heroines. These works of fiction are from some of today's most exciting authors. A star-studded anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first books by your favorite young adult authors. Crush by Chrissy Peebles Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles Seventh Mark by W.J. May Rae of Hope by W.J. May Blur by Kristen Middleton Enchanted Secrets by Kristen Middleton Captured by Erica Stevens Deceived by L.A. Starkey Vampire in Denial by Dale Mayer Tuesday’s Child by Dale Mayer Nine Lives by Karin DeHavin

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Metta World Peace Says LeBron Will Win A Championship In L.A., It’s His Destiny!

[[tmz:video id=”0_m0a8ksn0″]] There’s no doubt in Metta World Peace’s mind that LeBron will bring a title to the Lakers … ’cause he’s telling TMZ Sports it’s already been pre-written by the basketball gods!! “He’s destined,” Metta says. “You can tell…

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Blake Griffin Making Out with Mystery Blonde in L.A.

1:58 PM PT — Turns out Blake’s mystery blonde is none other than Francesca Aiello — the owner of Frankies Bikinis. Good choice.Even in the off-season, Blake Griffin’s rebound skills are on point — just ask the blonde chick he was sucking face with in…

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Ticket to L.A. – Brett Young

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Ticket to L.A.

Brett Young

Genre: Country

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 7, 2018

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11 Jingle Ball L.A. Highlights From Camila, Cardi B, Monsta X, And More

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L.A. County D.A. Says Michael Avenatti’s Domestic Violence Case Not a Felony

Michael Avenatti will not face a felony in his domestic violence case … according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. The D.A. has referred the matter to the L.A. City Attorney’s Office. The City Attorney will now have to decide whether to…

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Racked Up Nearly $100k Tab for Security in L.A.

It pays to protect Tekashi69 – especially these days — ’cause he spared NO expense when it came to hiring muscle to cover his ass in La La Land … TMZ has learned. Tekashi hired a small army from 2 different security companies during his…

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Demi Lovato’s Ex Wilmer Valderrama is Massive Sobriety Support in L.A. Return

Demi Lovato’s sobriety is still heavily dependent on her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, who remains a constant in her life after her return to Los Angeles.  Sources close to Demi tell us that while the pair hasn’t been seen together in public since…

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Demi Lovato Splitting Time Between a Halfway House and L.A. Home

Demi Lovato isn’t taking an immediate plunge back into her old lifestyle … she’s splitting her time between a halfway house and a private home in Los Angeles. We’re told Demi feels the need to spend a big chunk of her time at a sober house — 3 days a…

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Le Wand to Host ‘Sex + Senses’ Event at Pleasure Chest in L.A.

On Nov.15, Le Wand and The Pleasure Chest team up to bring consumers “Sex + Senses,” an interactive experience described as “merging the physiology and psychology of sexuality with the sensual pleasure of the five senses.”
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LeBron’s L.A. coronation interrupted by the reality of conflict and challenges

For two hours, Staples Center looked like the NBA at the peak of its cultural power. Then it was hijacked by fisticuffs.
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Experts’ award picks: Will LeBron’s move to L.A. lead to an MVP?

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L.A. native Klay: ‘Cool’ to see LeBron on Lakers

Warriors guard and Los Angeles native Klay Thompson thinks “it’s pretty cool” to see LeBron James in a Lakers uniform.
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Justin Bieber Planting L.A. Roots Again with $100k Monthly Rental

Justin Bieber has commitment issues … when it comes to buying a crib in L.A. ’cause we’ve learned he’s chosen the renter’s life, at least for now. Sources tell TMZ … Justin just signed a lease to rent a nearly 6,000 square foot crib in the San…

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Will LeBron be able to accept less success in L.A.?

After eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, LeBron might have to deal with more losing as a Laker.
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Metta World Peace Says LeBron Will Win A Championship In L.A., It’s His Destiny!

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Levi’s Unveils Project F.L.X. Customization Studio in Downtown L.A.

This weekend Levi’s will launch a limited-edition customization studio in downtown Los Angeles that will allow denim lovers to create a jean finish from start to, well, finish.
Created with state-of-the-art Project F.L.X. (future-led execution), the portable studio uses the latest advances in laser-powered technology to digitize the design and development of denim finishing, enabling Levi’s to take customization to new levels. Fans can pick their denim finish — rips, fades, distressing — and wash, and watch as lasers do the work in minutes, followed by sustainable washing.
The by-appointment-only studio, which will be open through Oct. 15, is a precursor to in-store Project F.L.X. technology that will be available starting in spring 2019.
The heritage denim brand has long nurtured the custom experience, first with its Lot No. 1 program for made-to-order jeans, then with Levi’s Tailor Shops for pins, patches, alterations, repairs and chain stitch embroidery. Now, Project F.L.X. will allow customers to design their own one-of-a-kind pair of Levi’s jeans and jackets.
Throughout the studio’s 10-week stay, notable friends of the brand such as Kelly Slater, Victor Cruz, Kith, Clare Vivier and Karla Welch will create limited-edition pieces at the studio for giveaways on Levi’s Instagram platform.
“By utilizing these new methods

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XBIZ Retreat 2019 Set for Jan. 14-18 in L.A.

Following a recent successful XBIZ Retreat in Miami, organizers of the most exclusive event for adult retail industry leaders have announced Jan. 14-18 as show dates for its upcoming winter 2019 edition in Los Angeles.
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Kanye West Bundled Up in L.A. Amid Crazy Heatwave

Kanye West is apparently half man, half robot … based on his wardrobe amid this intense heatwave. Ye hit up the Chateau Marmont in WeHo on Monday night and opted for shorts, which makes sense. But, what’s with what looks like one of his trademark…

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El DeBarge Arrested in L.A. for Felony Vandalism

“Rhythm of the Night” singer El DeBarge took matters into his own hands, and cops busted him for taking a wrench to some guy’s windshield … according to law enforcement sources. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … DeBarge got into an…

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Kim Kardashian West Pops In for Event at Her L.A. Pop-Up Shop

Kim Kardashian West arrived in style Saturday at her pop up shop, with her mom Kris close by. After the event, as Kim walked out of Spago in Bev Hills, she told our photog she and Tristan Thompson were besties.  Sounds like she buried the…

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Rich the Kid and Girlfriend Ditch L.A. Crib After Home Invasion

Rich the Kid and his girlfriend, Tori Brixx, are moving out of the downtown Los Angeles apartment where they were attacked and robbed at gunpoint by several men earlier this month … because neither could sleep there at night anymore. Rich had been…

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Jeremy Meeks Wears Gucci from Head to Toe Arriving in L.A.

Asking Jeremy Meeks ”What’s Gucci?” will probably trigger a hard side-eye. The “Hot Felon” dripped in Gucci from head to toe as he arrived Monday in L.A. He’d flown in from the UK, where he lives with his new baby mama, Chloe Green, and soon…

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Kim Kardashian West Beauty L.A. Pop-Up Hosting Raffle To Meet Her

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David Spade Looking Sad in L.A. Shortly After Kate Spade Suicide News

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Paul George Says He’d Love To Play With LeBron, And He Loves L.A.

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Blake Griffin Making Out with Mystery Blonde in L.A.

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James Prince Urged Notorious B.I.G. to Get Out of L.A. Before Murder

Notorious B.I.G. and Diddy got a surprise visit in L.A. from Rap-A-Lot Records CEO James Prince — just a few weeks before Biggie’s murder — and the conversation could have saved his life … TMZ has learned. The meeting went down in February 1997, when…

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Julius Randle Cares About His Own L.A. Future, Not LeBron’s

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Sean McVay Says Suh To L.A. Is Not A Done Deal, But Keep Hope Alive

[[tmz:video id=”0_gjdu47iy”]] Sean McVay says anyone thinking Ndamukong Suh to the Rams is a done deal should pump their brakes … telling TMZ Sports the deal is anything but done yet. There was some speculation that Suh had settled on the Rams because…

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Sunny Rodgers Brings Sexual Wellness, Pipedream to Students in L.A., N.Y.

Sunny Rodgers, Pipedream Products’ resident sexologist, has become a regular lecturer at the Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program within UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, where she recently shared some of Pipedream’s latest creations with medical and psychiatric students.
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L.A. billboards target misconduct scandal ahead of Oscars

Just days before the Academy Awards ceremony, three billboards in Hollywood were covered Wednesday with slogans blasting the entertainment industry over the recent sexual misconduct accusations. Colette Luke has more.


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DomCon Welcomes Sybian as L.A., New Orleans Sponsor

Sybian has signed on as the most recent sponsor of DomCon Los Angeles and DomCon New Orleans.
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Miley Cyrus Obsessed Fan Nabbed by Cops After Menacing Posts, Trip to L.A.

Miley Cyrus has an obsessed fan who traveled cross-country — without invitation — to see her in person, and left some bizarre Facebook posts that forced cops to take him into custody … TMZ has learned. The guy is from the Milwaukee area, and a…

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Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk (Unabridged) – Tom DeSavia & John Doe

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Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk (Unabridged)

Tom DeSavia & John Doe

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: April 26, 2016

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Kanye West Hosted ‘Honor Up’ Screening In L.A., Dame Dash Appreciative

Kanye West and Dame Dash never did buy Karmaloop, but they did make a movie together. Yeezy hosted a private screening for the flick, Honor Up, in Los Angeles, and it was lit. 

Clips from the screening, Pusha T was in attendance, have made it online, including Dash bigging up West for the look.

“This n*gga showed out, made merch, looked out, showcased my platform on some honorable sh*t,” Dame said. “Sh*t is so real right now. Good looking, my n*gga. I gave him like fourteen hugs and pounds, too.”

All Yeezy had to say was “Love.”

Good to see smiling Yeezy, with a new baby girl named Chicago at home, out and about and flourishing, after suffering his now infamous mental break. You know that new album is going to be fiyah.

Honor Up is in theaters February 16. More on the flip.

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Your move, L.A.: Magic and Lakers need to hold LaVar accountable

The Lakers knew what they were getting in LaVar Ball when they drafted his son Lonzo. But after multiple meetings and pleas not to publicly disparage their team and coach, the situation remains unchanged.
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Harvey Weinstein in Arizona Despite Rumors He’s Back in L.A. for ‘Golden Globes’

Harvey Weinstein’s not hanging out in L.A. preparing to crash a ‘Golden Globes’ party this weekend … because he’s still hundreds of miles away. Rumors started circulating online Thursday the notorious producer had made his way back to Hollywood and…

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Ex-Lakers Coach Says There’s a ’50/50′ Chance LeBron James Comes to L.A.

[[tmz:video id=”0_d7sv1sp2″]] Secret convo with Lonzo Ball? Buying another mansion in Brentwood? LeBron James sure ain’t quieting down the noise surrounding him coming to L.A. … and ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott says the odds are…

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L.A. Confidential – Curtis Hanson

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L.A. Confidential

Curtis Hanson

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 4.99

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Release Date: September 19, 1997


Los Angeles, 1953. Just beneath the glamorous veneer of Hollywood gossip and movie stars lies a crime-ridden city corrupt to its core. Now, while investigating a brutal murder, three very different police detectives will rediscover a common bond of integrity in the blockbuster film noir thriller L.A. Confidential.

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Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government – Live In L.A. – Marilyn Manson

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Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government – Live In L.A.

Marilyn Manson

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 12.99

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Release Date: January 1, 2010


"Guns, God and Government – Live In L.A." was filmed on the last night of the world tour in support of the "Holy Wood" album. When originally released on DVD in 2002, the visual footage of "Guns, God and Government" was taken from numerous concerts around the world during the tour, set to the audio soundtrack from the Los Angeles show. Now for the first time, this film presents the original high definition L.A. footage and soundtrack together as a cohesive concert film. The spectacular staging, the costumes, the lighting and the charismatic presence of Marilyn Manson himself combine to make this the ultimate live Marilyn Manson release.

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It Happened In L.A.

Michelle Morgan

Genre: Comedy

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Release Date: November 14, 2017


Elliot and Annette are a moderately happy, mostly neurotic L.A. couple. Maybe Annette doesn't enjoy game nights or walking as much as Elliot does, but no relationship is perfect, right? At least, that’s what Elliot thinks. Annette, tempted by the possibility of something better, breaks it off and dives into the L.A. dating scene. Annette's best friend Baker is well versed on the bleakness of dating in their city. Her dating history is mostly dotted with failed fix-ups and pointless, lingering affairs with spectacularly awful ex-boyfriends. Together, Annette and Baker begin to wonder if the perfect relationship is anything more than an elusive urban myth.

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John Boyega Makes It to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Premiere in L.A. After Snow Delay in Atlanta

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Goff to L.A., Wentz to Philly: How they became the top two picks in 2016

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Hillary Clinton, Yara Shahidi Keynote Teen Vogue Summit in L.A.

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While the question-and-answer session lasted 40 minutes, it took less than seven for the discussion to shift toward the previous night’s vote on tax reform. “In the last 24 hours, the Senate passed this absolutely horrible tax-cut plan,” Clinton said, as the crowd booed in support of her sentiment. “It’s great for Donald Trump and his family. It’s great for the billionaires who support him, but it’s going to make life much harder for middle-class families and poor families. It even cuts the tax deduction for teachers who buy supplies for their classrooms and their students.”

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Kylie Jenner Cosmetics Pop-Up Opens In L.A. Before Holidays

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Chrissy Teigen Attends A.L.C. x Intermix ‘On Duty’ Dinner in L.A.

Chrissy Teigen isn’t one to hold back when it comes to indulging in her favorite foods, so the model and her pal, stylist-turned-designer Andrea Lieberman, chose trendy Los Angeles eatery Jon & Vinny’s as the venue for a dinner to launch A.L.C.’s new collection for Intermix, titled “On Duty.”

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The 16-piece contemporary line, for which Teigen was the muse, includes Lieberman’s takes on the classic white shirt, black trousers, track suit and other wardrobe staples, and ranges in price from $ 128 to $ 895 retail.
Lieberman started the collection with the track pant. “Since my days as a stylist, traveling around the world, I’ve wanted to find a pant that could take you from city to city, day to night. Pair it with a sneaker, pair it with a heel, it is equally cool and totally effortless,” she said. “My good friend Jen Atkin puts it best, ‘Life is hard, looking good should be easy.’”
The collection is available exclusively at the retailer’s web site and brick-and-mortar boutiques. Guests, including Teigen’s stylist Monica Rose, singer Kacy Hill and Justin Bieber’s stylist Karla Welch, all got the dress code memo, arriving in white shirts and black pants.
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Trill Sammy Remixes Tay-K’s “The Race” & Details Move To L.A.

#DXclusive: The Texas transplant gets tattooed to mark the move.


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The Mystery of L.A. Billboard Diva Angelyne’s Real Identity Is Finally Solved


Way before Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the enigmatic blonde bombshell was famous for being famous, perpetually driving the streets of Hollywood in that pink Corvette. But her true identity has remained secret all these years … until now.

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First Lady Melania Trump Reps L.A. Designer in Ohio


FLOTUS stepped out in a pink floral number by Monique Lhuillier while attending a rally on Tuesday.

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L.A. Confidential – Curtis Hanson

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L.A. Confidential

Curtis Hanson

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

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Release Date: September 19, 1997


Los Angeles, 1953. Just beneath the glamorous veneer of Hollywood gossip and movie stars lies a crime-ridden city corrupt to its core. Now, while investigating a brutal murder, three very different police detectives will rediscover a common bond of integrity in the blockbuster film noir thriller L.A. Confidential.

© 1997 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. in the U.S. only. © 1997 Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. in all other territories. All rights reserved.

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L.A. Art Organization Celebrates 10 Years With Auction Fundraiser


The art community, including artists Brian Bress and Mary Weatherford, gathered at the non-profit’s new Hollywood space to toast its 10th anniversary with an auction of works by local talent.

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Makeup Monday: Brooke Shields’ Go-To N.Y. Beauty Shop Pops Up in L.A.


CAP Beauty, a Manhattan staple for all-natural cosmetics seekers, opens a weeklong pop-up store in Jenni Kayne at the Brentwood Country Mart.

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Makeup Monday: Brooke Shields’ Go-To N.Y. Beauty Shop Pops Up in L.A.


CAP Beauty, a Manhattan staple for all-natural cosmetics seekers, opens a weeklong pop-up store in Jenni Kayne at the Brentwood Country Mart.

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Matt Berninger’s EL VY Makes Energetic L.A. Debut: Concert Review


The National frontman’s side project delights with both dance funk and rock anthems.

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L.A. Reid On Not Bailing Bobby Shmurda Out: “It’s A Different Day”

Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid has been enduring some criticism for not bailing out breakout label star Bobby Shmurda after his arrest late last year on a bevy of charges. Reid explained his reasons for not bailing out the troubled rapper while explaining the times have changed.

Shmurda, who is currently awaiting trial, has been in jail since last December after investigators pegged him as the ringleader of a violent New York-based Crips gang known as GS9. Fellow rap artist Rowdy Rebel and other members of the GS9 gang have also been arrested and charged since Shmurda’s downfall. Reid has kept relatively mum about the developments in the case but shared more details in an interview with the good folks over at Rap Radar.

From The Urban Daily:

“Well, it made me feel like people don’t know anything about my business, right? It’s really not their business. That’s the truth about it, right? Um, we’re not elected officials here. And we’re not at liberty to disclose how we do business. It’s fair practice, I can tell you that. But, it’s not the industry that it once was. We seriously don’t make the money we used to make. That’s a fact of life, right?

“Bobby Shmurda is not the same as Snoop Dogg and Murder Was The Case, who’s coming off The Chronic and his first album. It’s a different era, ya know? And, we’re a publicly held corporation. We just aren’t in the same position we were in back in those days. So, it’s a different day.”

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‘SMUT’ BDSM Event Set for L.A.

The one-night “SMUT” event showcasing the kink and BDSM scene through art, fetish models, and kinky performance art, is set for Oct. 16 at Sanctuary Studios in Los Angeles.
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Sexual Health Expo L.A. Dates, Expanded Venue Announced

Sexual Health Expo (SHE) organizers have announced Jan. 16-17 as the official dates for the upscale consumer expo’s return to Los Angeles, which will be held at the Hilton hotel in Universal City, Calif.
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Banksy mural sells for $137K at L.A. auction

A mural painted on a factory wall in Detroit by famous graffiti artist Bansky sells for more than $ 137,000 (USD) at a Los Angeles auction. Jeanne Yurman reports.


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L.A. Story – Mick Jackson

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L.A. Story

Mick Jackson

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: February 8, 1991


A wacky TV weatherman loses his job after taking off yet another weekend – after all, he figures, L.A. weather never changes, does it? And his personal life is a mess too, because his relationship with his long-time girlfriend has gone kaput. Everything looks pretty dismal, when he unexpectedly meets a British journalist on assignment in L.A. and falls instantly in love. He fears he has no chance with her, but while driving down a L.A. freeway, he suddenly realizes that one of the highway signs is trying to communicate with him. He stops to read the messages, takes a risk, and trusts in them to save his life.

© © 1991 Canal + D.A. All Rights Reserved.

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Pretenders: Loose In L.A. – Pretenders

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Pretenders: Loose In L.A.

Pretenders

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: January 1, 2003

© © 2003 Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd

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Ben Affleck Takes Daughters To Taylor Swift’s Final ‘1989’ Show in L.A.!

The 43-year-old dad brought his daughters to Taylor Swift's show in L.A. on Wednesday night!
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Retail Report: Rebecca Minkoff’s Tech-Savvy L.A. Flagship Opens


Located on Melrose Ave, the NY-based designer’s storefront also houses the first-ever Uri Minkoff shop.

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Taylor kicks off her L.A. tour stop with Kobe Bryant

Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour has hit Hollywood! The singer rocked the first show of her five-night tour stop at L.A.'s Staples Center in show-stopping style on Friday night, performing hits from her chart-topping album to an arena full of screaming Swifties. "This is my 12th show at Staples Center, I love you," Swift told the screaming crowd. "This is one of those weeks that I've been counting down to, ever since we started …
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Ice Cube and Son to Reunite on L.A. Riots Thriller (Exclusive)


Donovan Marsh is directing the Lionsgate film titled ‘April 29, 1992.’

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Taylor Swift’s Hollywood Squad: Five Celebs She Must Bring on Stage in L.A.

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L.A. Kiss QB — Team Left Me Homeless … And Stole My Wife’s Meds

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s arena football team is getting blasted by its own QB … who says the L.A. Kiss kicked him out of his home just because he suffered an injury during a game.

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L.A. judge refuses to dismiss murder case against ‘Suge’ Knight

A judge refuses to dismiss the case against rap mogul Suge Knight, who is charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly running down two men, killing one. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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These are Kathryn Hahn’s Favorite Restaurants in New York and L.A.


For the very first installment of Pret-a-Reporter’s new look at all things food, we caught up with ‘Happyish’ star Kathryn Hahn to talk coffee, movie night milkshakes and the art of perfecting a mean bowl of bacon spaghetti.

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Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government – Live In L.A. – Marilyn Manson

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Marilyn Manson: Guns, God and Government – Live In L.A.

Marilyn Manson

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 12.99

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Release Date: January 1, 2010


"Guns, God and Government – Live In L.A." was filmed on the last night of the world tour in support of the "Holy Wood" album. When originally released on DVD in 2002, the visual footage of "Guns, God and Government" was taken from numerous concerts around the world during the tour, set to the audio soundtrack from the Los Angeles show. Now for the first time, this film presents the original high definition L.A. footage and soundtrack together as a cohesive concert film. The spectacular staging, the costumes, the lighting and the charismatic presence of Marilyn Manson himself combine to make this the ultimate live Marilyn Manson release.

© © 2002 Eagle Rock (US)

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This Is What Everyone Wore to the ‘Magic Mike XXL’ L.A. Premiere


Not everyone was shirtless for Thursday’s premiere, as Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello arrived in sleek suits while Jenna Dewan Tatum and Amber Heard wowed in their dazzling numbers.




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Hillary Clinton Woos Young Hollywood Democrats at Fundraisers in L.A.


Leonardo DiCaprio, Elizabeth Banks, singer Sia Furler, Homeland’s Howard Gordan and Hollywood PR exec Kelly Bush were among the Clinton supporters who turned for Friday evening for an event hosted by Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer.

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SVOD Service Viewster Opens L.A. Office


Anime expert Rob Pereyda will head up the North American division of the European streaming company.

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Waiting List in L.A. for Double-Chin Fat Killer


On Monday, injectable Kybella will be released to select Los Angeles dermatologists and plastic surgeons to melt double chins, but “we can attempt it with discretion on other places.”

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YG Shot in L.A.

Rapper YG was shot early Friday morning at an L.A. recording studio … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, it happened at around 1:45 AM in Studio City. We’re told someone shot YG 3 times in the hip.  Somehow the rapper was able to…

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A$AP Rocky, Diddy, Pharrell & More Attend Dope Premiere In L.A. [Photos]

The LA Film Festival know “dope” when they see it and they lended a big co-sign to one of Hip-Hop’s most anticipated films of the year. Rick Famuyiwa’s coming-of-age movie, Dope, enjoyed its official premiere yesterday (June 8) and all the stars were in the place to be seen. Co-executive producers Pharrell Williams and Diddy both turned out on the red carpet to support the film as did rap stars A$ AP Rocky and Vince Staples, who both make their feature debuts in the film.

Cast members Chanel Iman, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Quincy Brown, Tyga, Tony Revolori, Blake Anderson, Kap G and lead star Shameik Moore were also in the building at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. Additional celebrities in attendance included Marlon and Damien Wayans, Michael B. Jordan, Keke Palmer, Gloria Govan, Dascha Polanco and Empire’s Serayah McNeil.

Flip through the gallery to see all the flicks from the Dope premiere and don’t forget to check it out when it hits theaters on June 19.

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Tamar Braxton — I’m Out of L.A. Pride Fest

Tamar Braxton has mysteriously gone MIA on L.A. Pride Festival organizers … just days before she was supposed to perform at the event. LA Pride Executive Producer Jeff Consoletti tells TMZ … the youngest Braxton sister was one of the first…

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The Enchanted Box Set Collection – Chrissy Peebles, W.J. May, Dale Mayer, Erica Stevens, Karin DeHavin, L.A. Starkey & Kristen Middleton

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The Enchanted Box Set Collection

Chrissy Peebles, W.J. May, Dale Mayer, Erica Stevens, Karin DeHavin, L.A. Starkey & Kristen Middleton

Genre: Short Stories

Publish Date: March 31, 2015

Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


11 stories about love and paranormal romance. Some stories have been previously published. 11 thrilling stories in one volume 11 sexy heroes. 11 strong heroines. These works of fiction are from some of today's most exciting authors. A star-studded anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first books by your favorite young adult authors. Crush by Chrissy Peebles Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles Seventh Mark by W.J. May Rae of Hope by W.J. May Blur by Kristen Middleton Enchanted Secrets by Kristen Middleton Captured by Erica Stevens Deceived by L.A. Starkey Vampire in Denial by Dale Mayer Tuesday’s Child by Dale Mayer Nine Lives by Karin DeHavin

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Steve Vai: Stillness in Motion – Vai Live in L.A. – Steve Vai

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Steve Vai: Stillness in Motion – Vai Live in L.A.

Steve Vai

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: April 7, 2015


Stillness In Motion – Vai Live in L.A., was recorded October 12, 2012 at Club Nokia in LA from Vai's Story of Light World Tour. Includes a bonus feature of a video diary comprised of more than three and a half hours of footage during Vai's tour.

© © 2015 Light Without Heat, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

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L.A. Screenings: CTV Picks Up ‘Quantico,’ ‘Blindspot’


The Canadian network also acquired the hospital drama ‘Code Black,’ ‘Oil’ and ‘The Catch’ during the Canadians annual Hollywood shopping expedition.

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L.A. Dodgers — Tap Lance Bass for LGBT Night

The L.A. Dodgers have announced the team is bringing back LGBT night at Dodger Stadium next month … with a bunch of huge stars including Lance Bass.  It’s the 3rd time the Dodgers are hosting the event — all set to go down on June 19th when the…

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Pia Zadora Makes Her L.A. Debut in ‘Pia Reloaded’: Concert Review


Bouncing back from brain trauma after an accident just last autumn, the controversial eighties performer delivers a spirited mix of Vegas, banter and Broadway.

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Kanye West Reflects On “Through The Wire” During L.A. Performance

Kanye West says that only a few people believed in him before he released "Through The Wire" over a decade ago.


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After a Decade Away, Sleater-Kinney Slays L.A.: Concert Review


The influential girl group performs a high-energy set spanning an impressive career.

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James Corden Tells Us Why He Closed Burberry’s Epic L.A. Show


The ‘Late Late Show’ host can do more than carpool karaoke — he closed the Burberry show!

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Soho House Downtown L.A. Plan Could Displace Nervous Local Musicians

Tenants of an Arts District rehearsal space fear eviction from their warehouse as the glitzy private club, which plans a warren of extended-stay artist studio rooms, remains silent on its real estate plans in the neighborhood.
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Nick Cannon — Scoping Out New L.A. Man Cave

Nick Cannon is already back on the prowl — searching for a bachelor pad where he can crash in L.A.  Our real estate sources say Nick is sniffing around Santa Monica and the Hollywood Hills for his new West Coast HQ. We’re told his criteria are…

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Kim Fowley, Runaways Producer and L.A. Rock Icon, Dead at 75

Runaways producer and notorious L.A. music legend Kim Fowley has died. In recent months, he had been undergoing cancer treatments, though no cause of death has been announced. He was 75.

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Sexual Health Expo 2015 Arrives in L.A. This Weekend

Tinsel town is about to get a lot sexier when the groundbreaking upscale event Sexual Health Expo (SHE) makes its debut this weekend, Jan. 17-18, at the chic Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood.
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L.A. Pleasure Chest Announces January Workshops

The Pleasure Chest Los Angeles has announced its January workshop schedule featuring sexuality educators from across the country, including Ignacio Rivera, Ashley Manta, Charlie Glickman, Reid Mihalko, Tristan Taormino, Sarah Sloane, and several Pleasure Chest Sex Specialists.
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Sources: Goodell says no L.A. team in 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.
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It Pays to Be a Nerd — Gamer Beats Out Beyonce, Jay Z for Epic L.A. House

A 35-year-old Swedish video game programmer just got the prized house that Jay Z and Beyonce also wanted … TMZ has learned.Our real estate sources tell us … Markus Persson plunked down $ 70 million cash for a 23,000 square foot palace in Bev…

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Neil LaBute Q&A: The Controversial Playwright Talks About His L.A. Theater Takeover

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Fans of safe and saccharine theater in Los Angeles better run and hide this summer because acclaimed and controversial playwright Neil LaBute doesn’t just have one production currently in town — he has two!

Vilified and labeled as a misanthrope and misogynist thanks to his unflinching brand of art, indeed his plays and films have shocked many, including films In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty and The Shape of Things to Come. It’s interesting to have LaBute’s unrelenting drama, often filled with self-absorbed characters and very poignant and disturbingly social themes, takeover Los Angeles theater.

Continuing with his beauty trilogy in Reasons to Be Pretty at the Geffen Playhouse, LaBute takes on society’s ongoing fixation with beauty and in particular one man’s inability to say the right thing — ever. When Greg makes an innocuous, off-handed remark about his girlfriend Steph, it triggers a battle by which their relationship will forever be defined. Tony nominated for Best Play, Reasons to Be Pretty continues a series that includes The Shape of Things, Fat Pig (a previous Geffen Playhouse hit) and Reasons to Be Happy.

Meanwhile, across town on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, LaBute’s personal In a Dark Dark House focuses on the many effects of sexual abuse and the way society might be expected to react to abused victims.

While LaBute has recently directed episodes of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” as well as the good natured ensemble comedy Death at a Funeral possibly giving way to a kinder and gentler LaBute, it’s his taut dramas that have caused critics and some audiences to label him as a pariah.

Who can forget Aaron Eckhart’s character Chad in In the Company of Men hatefully blather, “Women. Nice ones, the most frigid of the race, it doesn’t matter in the end. Inside they’re all the same meat and gristle and hatred just simmering.”

Or that other gem of his, “Never trust anything that can bleed for a week and not die.”

You can see why LaBute is a lightning rod, even if the man himself doesn’t.

Your name and work evoke a strong gut reaction. Do you consider no reaction the worst kind of reaction?
I probably do. I would think just about anybody would feel that way. We’re taught at some age to always want positive reaction but it makes sense when you’re out there asking questions, which is a big part of what playwrights are supposed to do, not always having answers but at least asking questions. I think, depending on the questions, it’s very important to take the temperature of people. If people think you have nothing to say or you’re of little interest that would probably be the worst.

If everybody were to love your work, is that not the reaction you would want either?
I’m not the kid in class who only wants negative attention, that’s certainly not me. I’ll take nothing but positive attention, that’s OK. I feel that I’ve had almost negative attention for some things. I know what it feels like on both ends. You’re always trying to connect and tell stories that are different than what everyone else has. I’m always looking to connect with an audience, and yet, sometimes it’s negative but through that negativity sometimes you’ve left them with something to think about. I think both sides of that can be useful.

In college, some of your plays where shut down immediately after their premieres. How do you define success–just opening?
Getting in front of an audience, in this world, is the requirement for the endgame, at least for theater. Once you’ve written something you’re part of the way there. You do need to get in front of an audience. To have a connection with an audience is ultimately the goal.

With everything you’ve accomplished, is there still room for you to grow as an artist?
Of course, that’s why I probably go back to teach as often as possible, just because you learn a ton from teaching people. There are so many parts of this world that I’m interested in. I get more interested in editing as I work in film; I haven’t done much television and that world is new to me. Broadway is still a creature that I’m weary of. Event at my age, there are a lot of aspects that I have to learn or try to fail at.

Your name sparks a reaction. What’s the biggest misconception about you?
The ones that I hear upon meeting people sometimes are, ‘You’re much nicer than I thought you’d be.’ I wonder what it was exactly they were thinking. They imagine you’re the worst. They never seem to think you’re the best at what you can imagine. You were able to think of something, therefore, that must be you. Also, for the last seventeen – eighteen years, there’s been this label of misogyny that started with In the Company of Men, that’s a hard one to kick because people label you and once they’ve done that, they make it very hard for you. If they see something else, they’ll say, that’s no as misogynistic. For a movie that so many people actually saw as being a critical essay of men, being labeled misogynistic I thought was strange.

Is it fair that 17 years later people so closely identify you with that film?
I don’t think it would hurt to reassess things every five years or so. That would be nice of people to check in on that sort of thing. I know how it happens but it’s a bummer when you don’t agree with it.

Can you talk about the power of the written word and what the various outlets mean to you?

Theater is still a place that allows you to say anything you want to say and take on anything that is of interest to you. There is no taboo, not for me at least. There’s nothing that shouldn’t be taken on.

Film, I think, is a medium that people still see as a more popular form of entertainment. Television, I think, is becoming a great place for writers and storytellers. I like this idea of telling multiple stories about a set of characters. I always turn the page and write about a new group of people. For a writer, that’s a really interesting task to take on.

You have two shows currently playing in Los Angeles. What’s that like?
They’re two very different ones as well. I’m really excited by the people who are in them and also the directors.

What originally inspired these two productions?

You never know. I ended up with this third play in this trilogy about beauty; and I knew I wanted to do something about beauty and the way that we’ll change ourselves or change for others. In a Dark Dark House was just a story that came to me, not thinking about my own past so much as filtering what I knew about the lives that these characters have and then wanting to tell a story about siblings.

You’ve called In a Dark Dark House very personal, yet this version was tweaked from its original form when it premiered in New York. Is it still as personal now?
I think so. The work that was done honed the structure and I moved things around and ultimately I think this version is the best structure of the play. It’s not autobiographical but it’s touching on things that were close to my life.

So plays are never finite?
Oh God no! I just wrote a new monologue for Amber Tamblyn in Reasons to Be Pretty. She had some questions and thoughts and it led me to write something. They’re finished for now until somebody opens the book again and you start working on it again.

Reasons to Be Pretty marks your fourth collaboration with the Geffen Playhouse. What do you like about that theater?
It’s nice to have a home somewhere. Because you can spread yourself so far around and with so many people, it’s always great to go back to a place or group of people who you know and work with. It’s great when the Geffen is interested in me doing something again. I love the space but I also love the people who run the place.

Are you happy playing in intimate theaters or do you want Broadway or the Pantages, which is the big theater in Los Angeles?
I tend to write things that are often pretty small cast and I love small theaters. That said, there are things you write that you think could be for Broadway but I tend not to think or write in those terms. Sadly, what usually drives people to think something would be good for Broadway is the fact that they have some star who might be interested. Rare is the play that I’ve written that I think it can only fit on a stage for a thousand people. They’re often very intimate character studies.

You always get great talent in your plays, from David Duchovny to Ed Harris. What attracts big name actors to your work or is it that they just have to work?
It’s probably a mix and that’s OK for me. I think actors do, at some point, get a sense of a person who like actors and writes for actors, and is interested in them. I certainly feel that I’ve always liked actors and they get a buzz off me that says that. I never tend to write for people, as many good actors as I’ve had, I always have written just for characters and then good actors will appear. But like you said, some actors just want to work.

What do you hope audiences take away from a production of yours?
I just hope that there’s something that they find there, whether it is characters or themes. I tend not to write about themes so much, but I love the idea that somebody in today’s world, because we’ve created this kind of speed that we devour information these days, that any time that somebody goes to see your work and thinks about if for any length of time is a total victory.

Both Neil LaBute productions play through August 31. In a Dark Dark House plays at the Matrix Theatre, and Reasons to Be Pretty plays at the Geffen Playhouse.

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