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The gang members start their days in the impoverished neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, but their real work begins in some of the city’s wealthiest enclaves.
Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it.
Los Angeles Police recently visited Richard Simmons’s house on a welfare check after rumors persisted that his housekeeper was holding him hostage.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Rev. Al Sharpton and celebrities including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore and Rosie Perez are planning to rally New Yorkers to stand up to President-elect Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration, organizers said Saturday.
If ever there was a man to throw a grand birthday bash for in San Francisco, it had to be Tony Bennett. And that is exactly what happened Friday. After the speeches, the music, and the heaping amount of praise for the legendary crooner were over, hundreds of people watched as the white smoke cleared and an 8-foot tall bronze statue of the singer was unveiled outside the Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill.
LONDON – Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines. The 3-foot 8-inch performer – a word he preferred to actor – inside the waste-bin-shaped costume has died at 81. Baker’s nephew and carer, Drew Myerscough, said he found Baker dead Saturday at his home in Preston, northwest England.
One doctor delivered test results to Prince’s home. Another sent his son, who wasn’t a physician, on a cross-country flight to bring medication to the music star. It’s not clear if any doctor could have averted the fentanyl overdose that killed the singer in April. But his death may offer evidence for how the special treatment often afforded the rich and famous can result in worse health care than ordinary Americans receive. It’s a pattern identified in medical literature as early as 1964 and it has a name: “VIP Syndrome.”
The dress code was purple, getting down was a requirement and plenty of people obliged as Prince was celebrated at a Spike Lee party ahead of what would have been the late legend’s 58th birthday.
Prince joins a list of other stars, including Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, whose lives ended with an overdose.
They don’t call it a Magic Kingdom for nothing. Yes, I’m home from my family trip to Disneyland. We flew back from the land of palm trees and Southern California sunshine the other night only to find Spokane buried in piles of white, just like Ankeny’s in the ’80s.
The 2011-’12 Best of Broadway season will feature the Chairman of the Board, an English nanny and a guy with a bolt in his neck. Here’s the lineup of touring shows for next season, announced Thursday by WestCoast Entertainment.
Christian Youth Theater-Spokane will host the third annual “Dancing with the Celebrities” on April 24 at the Bing Crosby Theatre, 901 W. Sprague Ave., at 6 p.m. Local celebrities have come together with professional dance instructors in this performance to benefit CYT-Spokane’s theater arts training program for children ages 6 to 18.