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  • Los Angeles City Council Approves Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Project

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

     
  • 7 Health-Boosting Food & Beverage Tips to Help Shed Poor Winter Eating Habits

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    With March designated National Nutrition Month now is the time to grab hold to those New Year’s resolutions with renewed resolve and begin again to follow good nutrition practices. Below are seven easy options to help sustain those healthy eating habits all year through.

     
  • Marc Friedland Couture Communications Hosts The Envelope Please Preview

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    Marc Friedland, creative director of Marc Friedland Couture Communications and the official designer of the famous OSCAR winner's envelope, recently hosted an exclusive preview event at his Venice Boulevard studio.

     
  • A Pink Suitcase Book Review – Empowering Stories from Women Who Dared

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    A Pink Suitcase, from World Traveler Press, presents twenty-two provocative individual stories of empowered woman who dared to fulfill their dreams of global expedition, from hiking the Appalachian Trail to entering Gutsy Gal adventures.

     
  • Money News: Dow Caught in Bear Trap; European Markets Down; Asian Up

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, along European markets, fell to the bear over the past week even after July job numbers showed the economy still growing, albeit, slowly and unemployment remaining steady.

     
  • Academy’s February Screenings to Feature “Back To The Future,” “Blade Runner,” “The Goonies” and “The Departed”

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    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launches in February a new screening series, Return to Oz: Costuming the Big Adventures of 1985, and continues the series Two Sides of a Costume Designer, both in conjunction with the landmark Hollywood Costume exhibition now on view.  All screenings will be held at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.  

  • Actor George Clooney Cuffed in Humanitarian Protest

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    Academy Award winner George Clooney was arrested this week for civil disobedience during a planned protest at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC.

     
  • AFI FEST 2014 Presented by Audi Announces a Secret Screening

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, November 7, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, announced today that there will be a secret screening for festival attendees on Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00 p.m.at the Egyptian Theatre.

Crime

  • Boston Bomber Found Guilty; Sentencing to Follow

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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon Bomber, was found guilty of homegrown terrorism and other crimes after a month long trial where the theory of mental coercion by the defendant’s brother was introduced. His guilty verdict deems him death penalty eligible.

     
  • UPDATE: Chicago’s Bloody Christmas Weekend Thankfully Ends; 2016 Expected to Be Third Highest

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    Chicago’s bloody rampage continued Monday with a sharp spike in shootings and with five days before New Year’s Eve the 61 shootings, 50 wounded and 11 homicides, over the three-day holiday weekend bring the 2016 total to 785 homicides.

     
  • Ariel Castro Found Hanged to Death in his Cell

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    Ariel Castro, the man found guilty of holding three Cleveland women hostage for over a decade and sentence to life plus 1000 years in prison, was found hanged to death in his prison cell.

     
  • New York City Blast Injures 29; Second Device Found

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    A powerful homemade bomb placed in a steel garbage unit exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29, just after 8:30pm Saturday, launching a fireball into the air, blowing out windows, rocking cars and sending residents fleeing.

     
  • 11 Tons of Cocaine Seized; Undercover NYC Sting Nabs FOX Producer; HuffPo Blogger; Chipotle CMO

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    A three nation joint task force comprised of American, Italian and Colombian law enforcement have seized 11 tons of cocaine and arrested 33 people in a mafia-linked drug ring in the jungles of Colombia, South America.

     
  • Alpine High School Active Shooter Story Unfolds Differently; Officer Involved Shooting Wounds One

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    A freshman girl in West Texas committed suicide with a single self-inflicted gunshot this week after wounding a fellow female student at Alpine High School after the directed incident escalated resulting in an officer involved shooting of a fellow first responder.

     
  • Man Throws Child Off Manhattan Skyscraper; Commits Suicide

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    A Brooklyn man, who was allegedly in a custody dispute, committed suicide after throwing his three year old son off the roof of a luxury high rise located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

     
  • Crime City USA: The Top Thirty Murder Capitals

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    Crime rates are decreasing across large cities in the United States, but murder rates are on the rise.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Breathtaking Malibu Beachfront Property Hits Market

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    A stunning Malibu beachfront four bedroom triplex situated in the coveted Malibu Colony Cove Community, with brilliant, dramatic Pacific Ocean views as well as direct beach access, has recently hit the market.

     
  • Mystery Buyer, In Dramatic Fashion, Purchases Beverly Hills Mansion of Late Steamy Queen of Romance Novelist Jackie Collins

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    Queen of Hollywood romance, steamy sex and scandal novels, author Jackie Collins, took her readers to Hollywood behind the scenes, even if fictionalized. Though born and raised in London, Jackie followed her older sister, actress Joan Collins, to Tinseltown in the 1960s.

     
  • Ziff Publishing Family Lists Florida Mansion; Asking Tops All Markets

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    America’s elite homes get more elaborate and expensive every year. The mansion that was at the top of the price list in 2015 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida at $159 million came with its own IMAX theater, a $2 million staircase and an entry gate decorated with 22-karat gold leaf. 

     
  • Playboy Mansion Sells to Neighbor; Allows Bunny Patriarch Lifetime Living

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    Hugh Hefner sold his Holmby Hills Mansion for a cool $100Million, half of the original listing price, to his neighbor, Daren Metropoulos, the owner of Hostess Snack Foods. The Playboy Enterprises founder will live out his days dolling out $1M annually for expenses.

     
  • Chris Hemsworth Opts Out of LA; Puts Luxurious Malibu Property On The Market

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    Chris Hemsworth, who is best known for his roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Rush, has recently put his luxurious home nestled in the Malibu Hills, surrounded by natural privacy landscaping, on the real estate market.

     
  • Donald Trump Lists Beverly Hills Mansion

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    Even the most politically disinterested person has not escaped being gobsmacked by what might be the strangest presidential campaign in American history. Candidates are scrutinized and bicker on everything from their marital history and health to even their choice of homes.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Robert De Niro’s Sprawling West Village Duplex Penthouse Reduced

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    The Brentmore, New York’s West Village gem, has been home to celebrities for over a half century with the first being Oscar winning actress Celeste Holm. It remains the choice for legends of film, stage, screen and music including Billy Joel, Sting, Annie Leibovitz and Robert De Niro.