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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Anwar Hadid Makes Out With Kendall Jenner Look-Alike In L.A.

Anwar Hadid clearly has a type, because he was necking someone who looks so much like his last hookup, Kendall Jenner, it warrants a double take. Her name’s Sonia Ben Ammar and she’s also a model. The two cuddled up outside Poppy, which was the…

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

Kim Kardashian West is giving fans who visit her first-ever pop-up store more than just a chance to buy her KKW products … she’s giving them a chance to hang out with her too. Kim’s pop-up will open Wednesday at the Westfield Century…

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

6:25 PM PT — David shared a photo of Kate, whom he calls “Katy,” at his book signing … along with a heartfelt and encouraging message. Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I dont think everyone knew how fucking funny she was……

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

[[tmz:video id=”0_gblibi7g”]] It’s time for TMZ SPORTS DECODES … starring NBA superstar Paul George, who might’ve just given the basketball world a huge clue about his future and the future of Mr. LeBron James. Or did he? First a little context ……

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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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L.A. Pride Festival 2018 Draws Lots of Celebrities

It’s pride month — and over the weekend, L.A. got its shot to show off its robust LGBT community and advocates … which included some of Hollywood’s finest hittin’ the streets. A handful of celebs were out in full force both Saturday and Sunday in…

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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

[[tmz:video id=”0_jwpdwuzj”]] Julius Randle says you can jam it with all the questions about LeBron James on the Lakers … because there’s one Lakers future he’s much more interested in … HIS OWN. Randle is coming off a career season with the Purple…

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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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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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New Clippers Players Already Livin’ it Up in L.A., Guys Night Out!

[[tmz:video id=”0_hthzxn50″]] Looks like the players who got traded for Blake Griffin ain’t too broke up about leaving the Motor City … ’cause they’re already exploring the L.A. hot spots the day after the deal! L.A., meet Boban Marjanovic, Avery…

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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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Todd Gurley Hits L.A. Hotspot 2 Days Before Playoff Game

[[tmz:video id=”0_mj9oltgj”]] Todd Gurley had a big Thursday night — hitting up the Clippers game and then Delilah (popular L.A. hotspot) … just 2 days before the Rams take the field against the Falcons in the NFL playoffs.  TMZ Sports was at…

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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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Snapchat & CEO Evan Spiegel Drop $4 Million to Rent L.A. Live for NYE Bash

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel pulled the ultimate billionaire move — shutting down an iconic portion of L.A. to throw his employees the most baller New Year’s Eve company party at L.A. Live. According to docs obtained by TMZ … Snapchat and its CEO…

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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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Jay-Z Concert in L.A. Draws Tons of Famous Fans

Jay-Z might have 99 problems, but getting famous fans to attend his concert ain’t one. Hova’s 4:44 tour made its way to The Forum Thursday night in Inglewood where there was no shortage of celebs. Queen Latifah, James Franco and Charlotte…

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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.

© © 2002 Eagle Rock

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It Happened In L.A. – Michelle Morgan

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It Happened In L.A.

Michelle Morgan

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 12.99

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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

John Boyega, Star Wars PremiereHe made it!
John Boyega attended the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere on Saturday evening in Los Angeles, hours after tweeting about being delayed in Atlanta. The city received major…


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

Jared Goff and Carson Wentz will face off Sunday in a battle of two playoff-bound teams — but the competition between the duo goes back way.
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Surfer Bros Punk L.A. City Council to Fight for House Parties

[[tmz:video id=”0_y6pzk804″]] L.A.’s crackdown on Hollywood Hills house parties isn’t sitting well with a couple of surfer bros who crashed a city council meeting, and punked the hell outta the old dudes. Self-proclaimed “activist and house party…

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

“Thanks so much for all of your help,” Hillary Rodham Clinton said backstage at the inaugural Teen Vogue Summit on Saturday morning. As she posed for a photo with a large group of police officers at 72 and Sunny’s Playa Vista campus in Los Angeles, Clinton told the photographer, “This is a very important group. Take a good picture.” The former Secretary of State and presidential candidate had just completed the opening keynote conversation with activist and “Black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi.
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.”

“Now it takes care of you if you have a private yacht or a private plane,” she continued, “but heaven forbid if you buy some

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Natalie Halcro & Olivia Pierson Throw a Launch Party to Celebrate Their New Clothing Line on WAGS L.A.

Olivia Pierson, Natalie Halcro, WAGS 305Gettin’ that money!
Olivia Pierson and Natalie Halcro are hustling and they want the world to know it. On this week’s episode of WAGS L.A., the ladies have a launch party for…


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76ers’ Ben Simmons Hits L.A. Nightclub Before Lakers Game

[[tmz:video id=”0_4fxt5uid”]] Here’s Ben Simmons trying to level the playing field for the Lakers — hitting a Hollywood nightclub hours before taking the court at Staples … and TMZ Sports has video. The 21-year-old 76ers superstar had dined at Catch…

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

No, that’s not a Black Friday mob at Walmart — it’s the opening of the Kylie Cosmetics pop-up shop in L.A. and, so far at least, no one’s been injured fighting over a lip kit. Still, super eager shoppers waited their turn inside the Topshop at The…

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Samara Weaving, Miranda Otto and Jessica Gomes Attend Zimmermann Dinner in L.A.

“We like to be wherever our girl is,” said Nicky Zimmermann, cofounder and designer of the label that bears her and her sister Simone’s last name. The designer was in Los Angeles to shoot the brand’s spring ad campaign, so she took the opportunity to celebrate at a dinner hosted by her fellow Australians, editors Laura Brown, Christine Centenera and Jillian Davison. The night before, Zimmermann hosted a VIP shopping party at her store on Melrose Place.
The floral-laden dinner on the pool deck of Sunset Tower attracted actresses Samara Weaving, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Madeline Brewer and Carson Meyer; models Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio; stylists Monica Rose, Sophie Lopez, Annabelle Harron, Tara Swennen Jeanann Williams, Penny Lovell, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, and influencers Amanda Steele and Marianna Hewitt.
Zimmermann and husband Chris Olliver, the company’s chief executive officer, were off next to check out spaces for a store in San Francisco. The company has 26 stores in Australia, one in London, and six in the U.S. “We tend to open in places where our customers travels to,” she said. “It’s not so much about trying to hit a certain number, but it’s more about having fun. Most Australians know

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Drake’s 31st Birthday In L.A. Crawling With Celebs

[[tmz:video id=”0_9qimcel0″]] Jamie Foxx and Lamar Odom literally fought their way in the door to wish Drake happy birthday. Drake celebrated his 31st Monday night at Poppy, where a massive crowd gathered outside. It was his second party…

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Erica Tanov to Open First L.A. Boutique at The Row DTLA

Berkeley-based designer Erica Tanov will open her first Los Angeles boutique at The Row DTLA with regular hours starting next month. The 650-square-foot space, which will be open on Sundays starting this week, will feature an assortment of Tanov’s clothing, accessories and home goods, alongside a select group of independent designers and including Bay Area painter Emily Payne, Oregon ceramicist Notary Ceramics and furniture craftsman Russell Fong.
“It wasn’t on my radar to open a store in Los Angeles until Runyon Group approached me,” said Tanov of the shopping center developers behind Platform in Culver City. “When I saw that like-minded independent brands were also there, including Bay Area companies like Mission Workshop and Tartine, I was intrigued.”
Tanov said the “crumbling, industrial” vibe of the complex, the former American Apparel factories, which were built in 1918, appealed to her sensibility as well. “It was in some way very luxurious,” she said of the soaring ceilings with exposed beams and raw concrete floors. She added her own vintage fixtures and display cases and an enormous antique door she had in storage. Black powder-coated rolling racks completed the look.
Collaborations with California-based artists distinguish Tanov’s work, including fine art photographer Todd Hido, who produced

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COS Opens Downtown L.A. Store, Chicago Up Next

GROWING SCENE: COS is set to open the doors to its 5,511-square-foot store in downtown Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.
The space, located within the 90-year-old Olympic Theatre building, places it roughly a block away from the Broadway and Ninth Street corridor that a cluster of retailers — including Mykita, Tanner Goods, Aesop, BNKR, Acne and A.P.C. — call home.
COS partnered with The Gentlewoman, the British magazine, on a map available in-store pointing out Los Angeles landmarks. Among the stops are the building where the new COS store sits along with the Eames House, Frank Gehry’s residence and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
In late 2015 the minimalist retailer, part of H&M Group, tested the downtown market with a pop-up shop designed in collaboration with design firm Snarkitecture.
“L.A. has always been a city of huge importance to the COS brand and the architecture, art and design scene here are all points of inspiration to our creative team,” said COS managing director Marie Honda. “We are very happy with the brand’s growth in the U.S. and look forward to introducing more stores into the market in 2018.”
Los Angeles marks the final new store opening for the retailer in the U.S. for this year and its

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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.
Teigen wore a

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Trill Sammy Remixes Tay-K’s “The Race” & Details Move To L.A.

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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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A. Sauvage to Launch Sportswear Collection After Moving Studio to L.A.

Adrien Sauvage, who established his men’s wear label A. Sauvage in London in 2010, has become the latest designer to decamp for Los Angeles, opening up a studio in Beverly Hills this summer.
“Basically I came here for Christmas holiday and I never went back,” said Sauvage, who said Robert Downey Jr. was among the first of his clients to encourage the move. Sauvage launched his line of contemporary suiting in Harrods, then opened his own shop on Bond Street, and today his made-to-measure pieces are also available online. He still travels back to London every eight weeks for his made-to-measure clients, but says the California lifestyle has inspired a new idea — a sportswear line due out in January.
“I surveyed the land of T-shirts. I thought two or three years ago the whole sportswear thing was going to go in the bin, but it’s still here. It’s even tweaked my own style a bit. My sportswear line is going to have a casual elegance, the whole seven days a week wardrobe. It’s perfect for getting on or off a plane,” he said. He is still exploring wholesale partners for the line.
Sauvage has several star NBA clients, such as Dwyane Wade,

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


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L.A. Confidential – Curtis Hanson

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L.A. Confidential

Curtis Hanson

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

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.


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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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Matt McGorry, Robbie Rogers Step Out for To Boot New York in L.A.

YOUNG TURKS: Some Millennials are so busy that they don’t have time to eat. That was the case with soccer player Robbie Rogers and actor Matt McGorry on Thursday night, when they dashed from To Boot New York’s dinner at Bar Marmont in West Hollywood before they could feast on caprese salad, crispy cauliflower, herb-roasted chicken and grilled skirt steak with shoe designer Adam Derrick, actor David Bernon, cycling entrepreneur Lorenzo Martone, and stylists Sophie Lopez and Michael Cioffoletti.
For Rogers, clad in a jean jacket embroidered with gold stars, his excuse was an early practice on Friday morning with the LA Galaxy.
McGorry — who’s been busy dancing in a mullet and mustache in Peking Duk’s new music video and producing his first movie, “Stealing Mona,” which he described as “a comedy about a bunch of idiots who are low-level thugs and they decide to steal the ‘Mona Lisa’” — rushed to the set of “How to Get Away with Murder.” Even during the cocktail hour, he tweeted to his 368,000 fans. Now that he stands on a platform built through his work on the hit ABC drama and Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” McGorry is pushing for social change.

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Banksy mural sells for $137K at L.A. auction

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Genre: Comedy

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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.

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From Nirvana to GG Allin, Flipside’s Krk Dominguez Photographed Post-Hardcore in L.A.

Like all vital, dynamic art movements throughout history, punk rock suffered from the high bar set by the earliest proponents of the movement. By 1980, no punk band in England could ever hope to match what the Sex Pistols and Clash had done and likewise in Los Angeles, the Germs and Black Flag were high water marks of the genre that few in the mid to late 1980s could reach.

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Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

As it was for the bands in L.A., so too was it for the photographers on the scene. The footsteps of the great Ed Colver were impossible to fill. With the lion’s share of the iconic shots hoarded by that one talent, few could imagine that an artistic record of the ongoing movement would make for a compelling art exhibit.

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Nirvana onstage at Al’s Bar, Downtown Los Angeles, June 1989. From the Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

And yet, almost thirty years after he began, Krk Dominguez has delivered a reminder that there was life after “Damaged” in the clubs and bars and that documenting it in the shadow of a giant allowed him to find his own artistic voice. Hanging floor to ceiling, the over-poster-sized photo editions are printed on thick paper and feature glimpses into bygone moments of beer, sweat, anarchy and the culture of suburban American nonconformity made manifest.

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Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

The bands that came after punk’s first wave knew they were not foraging new territory and that created a hunger to push any edge they ever happened upon. At L.A.’s Lethal Amounts Gallery, Dominguez presented “More Than A Witness,” his solo exhibit documenting thirty years of photographing punk and alternative performances. Dominguez casts a wide umbrella to describe the scene he covered: Post-Hardcore. The Post-Hardcore scene broke from many orthodoxies that had strangled the creative energy out of punk. Long hair, the last taboo of original punk, seems the trademark at times in these pictures. Bands suddenly didn’t give a shit to admit they liked Black Sabbath as much or more than they liked Fear or Bad Religion. The Post-Hardcore scene welcomed many touring acts through Los Angeles, returning the favor that many early L.A. greats had done small scenes nationwide in relentless touring across the country.

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A large centerpiece triptych of GG Allin installed beneath an enlarged proof sheet of Norvana playing in 1989 at Al’s Bar. From the Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

Post Hardcore was good at finding the edges and Krk’s camera found its chief purveyors heading straight toward the cliff. The glazed eyes of GG Allin stare into oblivion in the show’s artiest indulgence, a wall installation triptych that repeats the same photo of Allin once on a car hood and twice on more traditional rectangular surfaces. The patron saint of self-destruction holds center court, but look above – a proof sheet blowup of Nirvana playing to twenty people on a bill they shared with bands like Claw Hammer at Downtown L.A.’s Al’s Bar in 1989. The installation seems to imply that while Allin did himself in quite spectacularly, Kurt Cobain was ultimately no less self-destructive when he committed suicide.

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A photo of Nirvana at Raji’s from 1990 emblazoned across the front window of the Lethal Amounts gallery. From the Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

Nirvana pops up a lot here, with the legendary Claw Hammer co-bill show and hanging out at Raji’s two years before fame would strike, pre-Dave Grohl. Nirvana’s “Grunge” label belies them as the ultimate purveyors of a Post-Hardcore sound that fearlessly played verses slower than the punk thrash standard and then blew out all cylinders in sheer intensity on choruses. Yes, they were the band that “won it all” and in true punk fashion, threw it all away. And Krk was there when they were just one more band to shoot and interview for the pages of Flipside, L.A.’s longest-running punk zine.

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Photographer Krk Dominguez at the mid-August opening reception for his solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

The motto of founder Al Flipside: “Be more than a witness,” is a maxim Dominguez took in earnest. We are treated to a chaotic stage shot of Savage Republic that blurs where the band ends and the crowd begins. GWAR in all of their costumed glory are still the furthest thing from quaint over 25 years after Krk shot them in what appears to be a nightclub parking lot. Fugazi, the Dwarves, the Melvins – it all starts to blur in an installation that packs in large prints with no concept of what a minimal hanging might even look like. And were proper gallery centerline hanging instructions given, well, El Duce, of the Mentors, has a time-honored one-finger salute to cure you of any illusions of artsy seriousness or nostalgia for a simpler time.

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El Duce Hollywood Live, Hollywood, circa: 1991. From the Krk Dominguez solo show “More Than A Witness: Post-Hardcore and Beyond 1985-2015.” Lethal Amounts Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles.

•All photos here from the gallery’s opening reception courtesy of Ben Easley.
•Photos of Nirvana and El Duce are courtesy of the artist.
•Krk’s solo show runs thru the end of September at Lethal Amounts Gallery in Downtown L.A. – for more info visit their website.
•Follow Krk Dominguez online: FaceBook – KRK Dominguez • instagram: @krkdominguezphoto

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Each Friday this summer, Kathryn Bentley (designer of the cult Los Angeles jewelry line Dream Collective) and Bari Ziperstein (whose intricate B.Zippy ceramics are a favorite among the fashion and art crowd) spent the day together in Ziperstein’s L.A. studio as a sort of thought experiment. “We discovered similar ways of thinking about structure, pattern, and materials,” says Bentley, who has long collected Ziperstein’s work and also stocked it in her Silver Lake store for the past year. “We talked about everything from angled structures of Cold War Brutalist architecture to the color and patterns of the Memphis Milano movement and raw clay surfaces reminiscent of Future Primitive sculptures.”

The conversations naturally led to a collaboration, and the resulting series of B.Zippy for Dream Collective pots and vases debuted at Dream Collective’s storefront this week. The collection, like all of Ziperstein’s work, is both functional and strikingly sculptural; its column motifs, drip patterns, and matte finishes directly resulted from the duo’s dialogue about aesthetics. And though Bentley left the hands-on making of the pieces to Ziperstein, it was “an intellectual collaboration; we have a similar creative process,” she says. “Bari is a thinker and a true artist.”

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“It’s just a way to be with the culture, with the kids and with the people,” Pusha T said. “We’re pushing creativity, and getting to see the youth.”
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"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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Alcohol Companies at L.A. Pride Leave a Bitter Taste

Now that American support for same-sex marriage has risen to numbers as high as 63 percent, gay has become cool. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out to this year’s Los Angeles Pride Festival, the 45th annual celebration of the world’s first ever Pride Parade, which took place in the City of Angels in 1970.

With growing cultural acceptance for sexual and gender minorities, companies have caught on, strategically launching marketing campaigns directly geared towards the LGBTQ community. The Pride displays at Target stores nationwide this month are just one of many examples. This year’s Pride festival would not have been successful without its share of corporate sponsors — Bud Light, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Delta Airlines, Wells Fargo, Toyota, Red Bull, and Transparent.

While many will applaud these companies’ support as a metric of how far society has come, I’m taken aback. Two of these seven primary corporate sponsors are alcohol companies. Instead of lauding Bud Light and Tito’s for supporting the LGBTQ community, I am highly skeptical of their intent.

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It’s no secret that alcoholism is a huge problem among LGBTQ Americans. Alcohol abuse is 2.5-5 times more prevalent among LGBTQ Americans than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. Public health experts have pinpointed prejudice and discrimination as the roots of this drastic health disparity.

The tobacco industry has similarly capitalized on the higher rates of substance abuse in the LGBTQ community. In no time, alcohol companies have followed in their footsteps. In giving to Pride festivals and using social media to back LGBTQ causes with their brands, alcohol companies are exploiting and endangering the lives and wellbeing of sexual and gender minorities.

The organizers of the LA Pride Festival also deserve a fair amount of scrutiny for opting to accept donations from alcohol companies. While I am sure that the money helped make this year’s Pride as successful as it was, the funds will inevitably make their way back into the hands of Bud Light and Tito’s — companies that will no doubt continue to reap the benefits of my community’s health problems.

The difficult toll alcoholism takes on LGBTQ individuals was visible to the naked eye at Pride. There was no shortage of passed-out drunk people, aggressive pushing and shoving at the concerts, and I even witnessed a brawl break out as my friends waited in line for a Bud Light.

However, beyond these short-term consequences, many members of my community suffer more difficult effects of the substance. Penalties for DUIs and steep costs for rehabilitation programs are among the long-term ramifications of alcoholism. Not to mention, alcohol consumption increases one’s aptitude for high-risk sexual behaviors and injection drug use — two major modes of HIV transmission.

There is little question that the money used to fund Pride this year will amplify a major problem in the LGBTQ community. Sadly, the presence of alcohol companies marks Pride’s loss of its original and historic mission — defiance.

When Los Angeles inaugurated the Pride festival, Pride was a commemoration of the Stonewall Riots — a radical act of defiance against a police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. We are fortunate that many sexual and gender minorities now have the privilege of safety and the protection of the police. However, these same issues of police brutality are affecting our peers of color nationwide. This could have been a point of emphasis for Pride, but it seemed that everyone was really just too drunk to even care.

Pride this year occurred on the heels of what’s bound to be a historic decision by the Supreme Court regarding marriage equality. While many of my peers will be toasting their champagne to celebrate their same-sex marriages, I’ll be thinking about some more serious issues.

Where is the outrage over the death of Mercedes Williamson, the ninth American trans woman who was murdered in 2015? More importantly, where are the liquor companies when our peers are getting murdered? They offer conditional solidarity for same-sex marriage, but nothing but booze to drown our sorrow in the face of adversity. There is much to celebrate, but there is also much to lament.

Perhaps when police brutality ends, when trans murders stop, and when alcoholism is no longer a problem plaguing our community, it’ll be time to have a party. For now, I won’t be supporting alcohol companies’ unethical attempt to take advantage of me or my community. Cheers.

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Barely Famous It Girls Sara and Erin Foster on How a “Reality Star” Does L.A.

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Heading to L.A. anytime soon? (Or just want to look like you are?) Let stylish sisters Erin and Sara Foster be your guide. After all, Erin, a comedy writer, and Sara, an actress, are born-and-bred Californians, with a family tree that includes Gigi Hadid and Brody Jenner and a brand new VH1 satirical comedy series, Barely Famous, that pokes fun at reality TV—you really can’t get more L.A. than that.

The sisters may deviate between classic film alliances—Erin holds a candle for Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise, while Sara tends toward Diane Keaton’s repeated turns for Woody Allen—but they both lay claim to an inherently California girl aesthetic. “I like to channel my inner Candice Swanepoel and attempt to be ‘hippie chic,’ ” Sara says. She favors flat sandals (“I know I look better in a heel, but I really only wear Birkenstocks and Havaianas”) and Re/Dun’s high-waisted light-wash denim, while Erin prefers off-duty classics like men’s button-down shirts, Levi’s cutoffs, and Converse, citing coconut oil as her must-have beauty product. (“Our mom is 64 and never tried Botox and doesn’t even get facials; all she uses is coconut oil on her face and body. So my sisters and I decided to get on that train,” says Sara.) And the two might have different festivals in mind this summer—Sara’s got her sights set on Burning Man, Erin on Stagecoach—but when it comes to their hometown, they have a singularly cool itinerary to share. Here, their five favorite spots, and how to look the part when you arrive.



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Favorite L.A. hideaway
“The Nice Guy” —Erin Foster

“Everyone wants to go to Giorgio’s (Giorgio Baldi) but across the street is my favorite Italian spot, Caffe’ Delfini!” —Sara Foster



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Band of Outsiders mult-zip leather moto jacket, $ 1,595; modaoperandi.com; J. Brand the Maria high-rise skinny jeans, $ 230; net-a-porter.com; Sonos PLAY:1, $ 199; sonos.com; Tanquerey gin, $ 32; ; citywinecellar.com; Rag & Bone Stanton Chelsea leather booties, $ 595; fwrd.com

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Best place to unwind
“Sunday brunch at Soho House. The views of L.A. are spectacular.” —Erin

“In a strip mall on La Brea and Sunset! It is called Sunset Foot Spa. My definition of heaven.”—Sara



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Frame button-down striped shirt, $ 228; intermixonline.com; Levi’s Vintage Clothing distressed denim shorts, $ 215; net-a-porter.com; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic low-top sneakers, $ 50; zappos.com

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Favorite local landmark
“The Beverly Hills Hotel is so iconic.” —Erin

“Casa Vega Mexican restaurant in Sherman Oaks. I have been going there since I was fifteen.” —Sara



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Best place for a drink with friends
“No Name, and I love an Old Fashioned.” —Erin

“A glass of sauvignon blanc on the couch with my fake fireplace on. Don’t judge!”—Sara



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You have a friend visiting L.A. for the first time—where do you send them?
“Abbot Kinney. Also, tourists love Malibu. Especially the Country Mart.” —Erin

“I always tell people to go to the pier. My German relatives love the Santa Monica Pier for some sun. Venice. Abbot Kinney area kind of appeals to everyone and you can spend all day there and not get bored. “ —Sara



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Jewelry Designer Ann Dexter-Jones Brings a Touch of Rock ‘n’ Roll to L.A.


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Good-Bye To All That: 10 Products We’d Put in Beyoncé’s L.A. Welcome Basket

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Beyoncé and Jay Z are moving to Los Angeles—along with every other New Yorker you know. It seems winter is no longer bearable, and suddenly everyone who lives in the city has urgent work to attend to on the West Coast. But even though L.A. is just a short flight away, the lifestyle takes some getting used to. After you’ve relished in the natural Vitamin D supply and your new ability to stand outdoors for more than five minutes without curling into yourself from the cold, there’s a small learning curve. It mostly has to do with acting chill, using crystals, and learning to be kinder to yourself.

To ease the transition and make you feel even more solid in your decision to bail and live in L.A. for a week or two (or, you know, two months), we’ve assembled a collection of beauty products for the culture-shocked New Yorker living on the West Coast. This is what we’d send to Beyoncé in a welcome basket.

 

 

For starters, you’ll need some healing Rose Crystal Organic Rosewater Facial Toner. Think of it like crystal energy you spray on your face. And it’s organic. See what we mean? If you want to maintain some of your New Yorker snark, pack Smith and Cult’s nail lacquer in “Bitter Buddhist.” Once you adjust to L.A. living, you’ll still love it—the celadon green color is the same as the array of succulents you’ll soon have sitting on your windowsill. Speaking of your new space, it has to smell like sage. It just has to. Try Blackbird’s TenOverSix incense pyres, which are little pyramids you light and let burn down—a more sophisticated approach to the hippie-ish habit of burning sage to bless your domicile.

Once the air in your house is cleansed, you have to address your aura. Aquarian Soul + Earth’s Aura Cleanse Gemstone Massage Oil should be enough to expel the bitter cold from your heart. Now all that’s left to do is get a glowy, healthy Los Angeles complexion. Stock up on Glossier’s Mega Greens Galaxy Pack: It’s a kaolin clay mask that, we’re told, is meant to be thought of as “a juice cleanse for your face.” Welcome to Los Angeles.

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The latest luxury art-meets-fashion display descends on the City of Angels, just in time for the Grammys.

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One made it THUNDERSTORM … the other made it drizzle. TMZ Sports has learned … L.A. Clippers star Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Tampa Bay Bucs star Dashon Goldson were two of the stars that hit up the grand opening of Ace of Diamonds in L.A. on…

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Miley Cyrus, Drew Barrymore and more celebrate fashion with the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards. Bob Mezan reports.


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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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Charles Finch Hosts a Party with Mulberry in L.A. and BAFTA Los Angeles Throws a Tea Party Celebrating the Year’s Golden Globe Winners and Nominees

CHARLES FINCH HOSTS 'OUT OF TOWNERS' DINNER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MULBERRY AT CHATEAU MARMONT

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Charles Finch Hosts a Party with Mulberry in L.A.

CHARLES FINCH HOSTS 'OUT OF TOWNERS' DINNER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MULBERRY AT CHATEAU MARMONT

It’s easy to tell that awards season has descended upon Los Angeles. With the influx of nominees in town for this weekend’s 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the pre-party circuit is well underway. Charles Finch along with Mulberry hosted his first annual “Out of Towners” dinner on Friday night at Chateau Marmont. It was a casual, informal affair; the small and celebratory crowd gathered around the pool for cocktails and a buffet dinner. “Out of Towners” spelled out in giant mylar balloons floated above the water, greeting guests, many of whom were in L.A. just for the main event on Sunday.

BAFTA nominee, Rosamund Pike, along with fellow Brits, Dominic West, James Corden, Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt, and Poppy Delevingne mingled with Christoph Waltz, Wes Anderson, Elon Musk, Adrien Brody, Camilla Belle, Kirsty Hume, and Gillian Anderson. One of the night’s freshest faces, Cressida Bonas, clad in a Mulberry dress with delicate sequin flowers, recently worked with the brand on a dance video (a preview of the series called “From England With Love” played during the evening—the full video debuts in March) remarked that the collaboration came organically. “I showed them my reel. We had tea, which is really English, and that was it really. They’ve been really wonderful, and it’s such an honor to work with them.”

On Saturday afternoon, BAFTA Los Angeles hosted their annual tea party at the Four Seasons Hotel. Keira Knightley, clad in a marigold Hermès dress and matching Roger Vivier clutch, joined Into the Woods actor, James Corden, at the event, while Felicity Jones, in an Erdem frock and an Anya Hindmarch clutch, smiled when her The Theory of Everything costar, Eddie Redmayne arrived. “I’m excited for tomorrow evening; I’m just trying to figure out what to do with my hair and makeup. It feels like a wedding only without the husband,” mused Jones. Steve Carell, who appeared back to his normal self after a physical transformation for Foxcatcher, caught up with Adrien Brody, while Jamie Dornan and Marion Cotillard mingled and posed for pictures. Henry Cavill appeared on the red carpet just in time to smile for the camera and enjoy a quick cup of tea before heading back out into the rain and on to the next Golden Globe soirée on the party circuit. ​

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Arson Caused Downtown L.A. Fire That Left $30 Million In Damage

The massive fire in Downtown L.A. that caused up to $ 30 million in damage, and closed down two freeways was set deliberately, officials determined Wednesday (Dec. 17). The DaVinci Apartments were unfinished when all seven-stories burned to the ground on Dec 8.

“The work at the crime scene is finished, however our investigation is not over,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Carlos Canino, “ATF will continue to work together with our state and local partners to investigate this crime and bring those responsible to justice.”

Investigators sifted through 75,000 square feet of debris in order to rule out any “known potential accidental causes.”

Two potential witnesses are being sought after for questioning. No suspects have been named.

Local and federal authorities will work together to complete the investigation, Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Nelson said. “We will use all of our available resources to arrest and prosecute any individuals involved in any arson fire in Los Angeles.”


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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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