Thursday, December 5, 2019
why-vanderpump-rules-stars-tom-and-ariana-will-never-get-married
Years ago, when Tom Sandoval was a struggling model, he was serving drinks at a party at the home of CAA cochairman Bryan Lourd, and Madonna bellied up to the bar. The Material Girl didn’t know what she wanted, so Sandoval created something for her he dubbed the “Red Devil”—a pinkish-red mix of booze and…
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» Gabrielle Union may have been fired from America’s Got Talent for blowing the whistle on a toxic, racist backstage culture. The inappropriate behavior she appears to have reported included Jay Leno making racist jokes about Asian people and being told by NBC reps to avoid wearing her own hair in styles that might look “too…
Santa Clarita assemblywoman Christy Smith has taken another step forward in her bid to win California’s 25th Congressional District with today’s formal endorsement by Governor Gavin Newsom. “We need Christy Smith in Congress,” Newsom said in a statement earlier today. “She’s proven herself as an effective leader for the people she represents. From addressing our…
congressman-duncan-hunter-will-plead-guilty-in-corruption-case
Scandal-dogged San Diego congressman Duncan Hunter will plead guilty to charges of campaign finance violations, The Hill has confirmed. Up until now, the Republican congressman had insisted he was innocent; Hunter’s wife and former campaign treasurer Margaret Hunter, who was also indicted, reversed her “not guilty plea” in June and is believed to have been…
the-head-of-la.s-top-homeless-services-agency-is-stepping-down
Peter Lynn, executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, announced on Monday that he will be stepping down from his role as the leader of the region’s top homeless agency, after holding the position for five years. The announcement comes as homelessness rates continue to soar in L.A., with nearly 60,000 people living…
olivia-jade-returns-to-youtube-after-a-really-long-time
Olivia Jade is back. On Sunday, the YouTuber at the center of the college admissions scandal posted a two-minute video on her channel. By Monday morning, it had 1.4 million views and was number one on YouTube’s trending chart. In the video, Olivia Jade isn’t her usual upbeat self. Instead, she sits in a bedroom…
the-best-things-to-do-in-la.-in-december
Whether you’re looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit or a place to cop some next-level kicks, we’ve got you covered with the best things to do in L.A. this December. MoMA Contenders December 2-5, 9-12, 16-17 The annual Oscar fodder Q&A screenings bring Parasite (with director Bong Joon-ho in attendance), The…
the-race-to-represent-la.-city-council-district-4-could-get-competitive
In just over three months, voters in California will head to the polls. In Los Angeles, that means more than just selecting a preferred presidential nominee. That’s because nearly half of the populace gets to choose a representative for the City Council. Council members play a huge role in Los Angeles. They sit on influential…
when-it-comes-to-giving-super-producer-brian-grazer-isnt-afraid-to-get-his-hands-dirty
Producer Brian Grazer has enjoyed what is, by any measure, a spectacularly successful career. Over the course of 35 years, he has garnered a handful of Emmys, won an Oscar, penned a New York Times best-seller, and found his way (twice) onto Time’s 100 Most Influential People List. In his recent book, Face to Face:…
daily-brief-cbd-makers-get-warned-by-the-fda-more-cold-and-rain-on-the-way-and-more
» Six California companies have received a warning from the FDA claiming they are illegally selling CBD. The Feds say the companies crossed the line by marketing CBD as a “dietary supplement” or for “therapeutic use.”  [KTLA] » Keep those coats and umbrellas nearby. More cold and rain are in the forecast for Tuesday. [Los Angeles Times] » A new…