Thursday, December 5, 2019
a-musical-puppet-show-blames-michael-jacksons-alleged-sex-abuse-on-a-glove-shaped-alien
A new play opening in L.A. next month is raising eyebrows. For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, As Told By His Glove, the verbose full title of the show, poses a question that, heretofore, you had probably never asked yourself: What if Michael Jackson wasn’t a…
devin-nunes-shares-his-fuzzy-recollections-of-those-alleged-giuliani-and-parnas-calls
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes fled to the warped embrace of Sean Hannity’s Fox News show yesterday in an attempt to explain why he’d had several conversations with Rudy Giuliani and his indicted Ukrainian bud Lev Parnas last spring. Just in case the California Congressman wasn’t sure why he would have been talking…
farm-cup-coffees-bright-yellow-vintage-van-will-take-you-on-a-trip-around-the-world
Even amid the flurry of activity at a recent Mar Vista Music & Art Walk, Sunny still stood out in the crowd. Sunny isn’t a person. It’s the name of an unusual truck that hit L.A.’s streets this summer. This bright yellow 1964 Citroën HY looks like it belongs in a mod heist movie, but…
with-no-cleanup-plan-in-place-santa-susana-field-lab-still-stokes-contamination-fears
In 1959 a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills near Simi Valley—and it was kept secret from the public for 20 years. Less than 30 miles from Malibu, the nearly 3,000-acre site had been used since the late ’40s for the development of rocket engines. In the ’50s, Atomics…
daily-brief-elon-musks-defamation-defense-a-canned-tuna-conspiracy-and-more
» Elon Musk took the stand yesterday to defend himself against a defamation charge for referring to Thai soccer team rescuer Vernon Unsworth as a “pedo guy” on Twitter. “I assume he did not mean to sodomize me with a submarine. …Just as I didn’t literally mean he was a pedophile,” Musk said. He’s expected…
its-going-to-be-a-baby-yoda-less-holiday-season
The most adorable being in the Star Wars Universe, “Baby Yoda,” might as well be in a galaxy far, far away this Christmas, because he won’t be under your tree. The doe-eyed tyke—officially known as “the Child”—became an instant fan favorite when he made his first appearance on episode one of Disney+’s The Mandalorian last…
this-la.-couple-can-thank-the-abbey-for-their-budding-relationship
TV host and UFC ring girl Arianny was hanging out with a group of friends at popular WeHo gay bar the Abbey when a cute and friendly bartender named Taylor caught her attention. Alas, both of them were in relationships at the time, so they settled for becoming good friends. “It’s all about timing,” says…
billionaire-alki-david-ordered-to-pay-out-nearly-74-million-in-damages-to-accusers
Media billionaire and Coca-Cola bottling fortune heir Alki David has been ordered to pay a former employee $50 million in punitive damages by a Los Angeles jury for battery, sexual battery, and sexual harassment Monday. Last week, the jury awarded Mahim Khan $8.25 million in compensatory damages in her suit against David. Khan, a former…
kamala-harris-is-out-of-the-presidential-race
Kamala Harris is bowing out of the 2020 race for president. While it launched with considerable momentum, the California senator’s bid for the Democratic nomination had appeared to lose steam in recent months. This morning, Politico reports, Harris informed her campaign staff that she was calling it quits. She will be making in-person visits to her Baltimore,…
the-valleys-nury-martinez-will-be-la.s-first-latina-city-council-president
Something momentous just went down at City Hall: Los Angeles City Council unanimously elected District 6 officeholder Nury Martinez to become the body’s next president. When she takes over the post in January, Martinez will be the first woman council president in more than three decades and the first-ever Latina president. Martinez had the backing…