Tuesday, January 28, 2020
In a decision that could set a new precedent in how Hollywood handles #MeToo allegations, former Universal Pictures marketing chief Josh Goldstine has been awarded approximately $20 million in an arbitration judgment against the studio for firing him in 2018. According to the Hollywood Reporter, studio execs Jeff Shell and Donna Langley may have wildly…
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It’s the Sunday just before Christmas, and Issa Rae is working, getting glammed up for yet another photo shoot—the fourth of her week—in the sprawling two-story office space she recently bought in Inglewood that serves as headquarters for Issa Rae Productions. Surely she’d prefer to be thinking about her up-coming vacation in France, but these…
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Lunar New Year arrives on January 25, 2020, ushering in the Year of the Rat (specifically, the Metal Rat). In many cultures around the world, Lunar New Year is celebrated as the biggest holiday of the year, and in L.A. there are plenty of opportunities to mark the occasion, from street festivals to special dining…
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» The Senate impeachment trial kicks off today with a tussle over when and if witnesses will be called and a vote on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s accelerated outline for the trial. [Los Angeles Times] » Black Lives Matter L.A. says it was not invited to participate at the Women’s March. The group has had a…
The biggest surprise of the night at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards—or I guess you could say the only surprise—was Parasite‘s big win. The cast of the South Korean black comedy snagged SAG’s top honor: Best Ensemble Cast for Chang Hyae-jin, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Jung Hyeon-jun, Jung Ziso, Lee Jung-eun, Lee Sun-kyun, Park Myung-hoon,…
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Jennifer Aniston may have won the “most talked about” award at last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards–both for her emotional speech as she accepted a prize for best female actor in a television drama, and for the viral photos of her fleeting reunion with ex-husband Brad Pitt–but she wasn’t the only big story from the…
More than 500 pages of wiretap transcripts, texts, emails, and other evidence filed by prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Boston last week reveal how scandal mastermind Rick Singer allegedly conspired with rich parents and faculty members at USC and UCLA to get their kids accepted. During a phone call Singer had with one potential…
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The once sleepy neighborhood you used to pass by on your way to Venice has become a bona fide hot spot. The little stretch of Venice Boulevard between Grand View Boulevard and Moore Street has become a singular shopping and dining destination all its own. Where to Shop » The beloved purveyor of Japanese goods…
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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…
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» 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. …