Tuesday, January 21, 2020
dennis-woodruff-hollywoods-most-notorious-aspiring-actor-is-still-holding-out-for-his-big-break
Los Angeles is home to some of the most famous people on planet earth. But, hey, they get interviewed all the time. In this new series, we focus on a particular sort of celebrity: people who are well known almost exclusively in and around Los Angeles. We call these characters L.A. Famous. I first noticed…
daily-brief-brad-and-jen-break-the-internet-virus-screenings-at-lax-and-more
» At last night’s SAG awards, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston enjoyed a brief moment of friendly physical contact, and the internet lost its shit.  [Page Six]  » Three horses died at the Santa Anita racetrack this weekend. Two of horses were killed after fracturing ankles during competition, one of the deaths has not been explained. …
mr.-chow-in-malibu-quietly-closes-its-doors
If you’re jaunting through Malibu and get a craving for green prawns or lobster dumplings, we’ve got bad news: the eight-year-old Mr. Chow Malibu has quietly closed up its seaside shop. Although the public had no warning, the space in the Malibu Country Mart has been devoid of furniture since the new year. The Mr.…
disneylands-rise-of-the-resistance-ride-debuted-to-massive-crowds
On Friday, Disneyland opened the highly anticipated Rise of the Resistance ride in Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, and within minutes the ride had reached capacity. Since the demand was expected visitors were required to use the park’s app to make a reservation. According to the Orange County Register, thousands of people were starting to queue…
la.-teachers-are-suing-delta-for-the-fuel-dump-over-their-school
All of the forecasts for Tuesday showed mostly clear skies in Los Angeles, but no meteorologist could have predicted that bathtubs of kerosene would rain down on a five-mile swath of the city. In a controversial maneuver drawing scrutiny from federal regulators, a Delta Airlines flight from L.A. to Shanghai dumped fuel over schoolyards and…
the-recording-academys-first-woman-ceo-has-been-suspended-just-days-before-the-grammys
Just ten days before the Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy put its first-ever female president and CEO, Deborah Dugan, on leave, citing unspecified accusations of wrongdoing when she had only been at the job for five months. But Dugan says she won’t be put in the corner. Dugan said through her lawyer Friday, “What has…
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Before the internet democratized, destigmatized, and decentralized the porn industry, it was largely a back-alley business. The same was true in the realm of gay porn, except it faced more scrutiny, stricter obscenity laws, and a much more profound level of ostracism. Take the storied history of Circus of Books, the West Hollywood gay porn…
this-line-of-candles-is-inspired-by-the-sights-and-smells-of-the-san-fernando-valley
Michelle Alvarado is a genuine Valley Girl. Raised in North Hollywood from the age of 2, she currently lives in Granada Hills, works in Encino, and attended school at CSU Northridge. For Valley Girl Apothecary, her line of small-batch soy candles, she opened her senses to the sights and smells of her surroundings for inspiration.…
inside-the-race-for-herb-wessons-open-city-council-seat
It’s hard to believe, but in fewer than two months Californians will head to the polls. While some Angelenos may feel that their vote won’t matter when it comes to picking a party’s presidential nominee, their influence can be greater in local races on the ballot—that includes the seven City Council contests. Council elections occur…
daily-brief-an-open-letter-to-russell-simmons-a-uc-tuition-hike-and-more
» Disgraced former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has been ordered to report to prison by February 5. He was sentenced to three years for obstruction of justice. [Long Beach Press Telegram] » A group of women accusing Russell Simmons of sexual assault have released an open letter, stating they will “not be intimidated by a bully.” They…