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  • Oscar Winner Frances McDormand Robbed At Exclusive After Party

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    Frances McDormand had just finished having her second career Oscar engraved and sat the golden statute down at the exclusive Governor’s Ball, the official Oscar party following the award's ceremony, when a stranger swiped it from the table.

     
  • Inside Out Review – A Fun Filled Neon Trip Down Memory Lane

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    Inside Out, from Walt Disney Pictures and PIXAR, brings to life the team of emotions inside the mind of an adolescent tween as they help her cope with the cross country move as her family begins a new life from her Minnesota roots.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Miranda Richardson Talks on Belle, Corsets, Costumes and Customs

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    Miranda Richardson, from the Fox Searchlight Films "Belle," recently sat down to talk about the period film that is grabbing the attention of audiences around the world with its fresh script and exquisite direction.

     
  • Teen, Tortured and Shamed by Dad, Commits Suicide

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    Isabel Laxamana, a beautiful raven haired ‘tween, suffered the brutalities of bullying when her father believing discipline, including shaming, would stop any future poor social media choices chopped off her long hair on camera and uploaded the video.

     
  • HL Benefits, Charities: Dry Creek Valley On Tour Review – Delicious Afternoon Benefitting Cancer Research

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    WineLA, a wine club that embraces the wine culture of Los Angeles, recently held an afternoon Wine Tasting featuring the Dry Creek Valley wines at Culver City Smashbox studios benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President George H.W. Bush Laid To Rest; Comey Testifies; Paris Riots; El Chapo; Kevin Hart

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    President George H.W. Bush was memorialized this week as dignitaries, politicians, heads of state, family and friends gathered at the National Cathedral to pay respects and honor the legacy of the 41st President of the United States.

     
  • Valentine’s Day Gift Guide - For the Romantic, Lover, Friend and the Hopeful

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    Valentine's Day the first holiday after the New Year that revives retailers, as the expected revenue tops $18Billion annually, with a burst of gift giving as the world succumbs to romantic fantasies, warm feelings of amour, roses, chocolates and love.

     
  • The Aftermath Review – Electrifying Post World War II Drama Delivers Captivating Performances

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    The Aftermath, from FOX Searchlight and Scott Free Productions, presents the story of new beginnings, deep hatred, hope, healing, anguish, and unending heartache against the backdrop of a barren, bombed out, wasteland when a seedling of renewal appears.

     
  • After Snowden - Privacy, Secrecy and Security in the Information Age Review – Opens The Floor to Debate

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    In June 2013, Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents he stole from the National Security Agency (NSA), from several laptop computers, exposing flaws and violations of the Fourth Amendment routinely practiced in the Domestic Surveillance program.

     
  • Gracianna Winery Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary; Announces Special Westside Reserve Pinot Noir to Fund Non-Profit

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    Gracianna symbolizes everyday gratitude's and graciousness in entertaining because we believe that successfully hosting a special meal with friends and family is an everlasting circle that fills our lives. To celebrate a decade of growth we announce a Bay Area-wide philanthropic award.  

  • OSCAR Nomination Reaction Statements from Michael Shannon, Ruth Negga, and The Directing Team of Kubo and The Two Strings

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    The 89th Academy Awards nominations are always met with varied reactions and in a year like 2016, when it seemed everyone moved the bar up to single out only five performances and less in some categories as excellent or stronger is simply excruciating.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Dems Stall on Wall, Primetime Plea, Secret Russian Meets; Dems and 2020; Sylvia Chase

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    President Donald Trump has remained steadfast in his demands over the Border Wall sparring with democrats as the atmosphere has shifted with the revelations the Mueller investigation indicates he assisted Putin in destabilizing the government to secure victory.

     
  • Twenty-Six, Including Six Lawyers, Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Immigration Fraud Schemes

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    Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Raymond W. Kelly, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (NYPD); and Patricia A. Menges, the Director of the New York Asylum Office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced today the unsealing of nine indictments.

     
  • The Children Act - Well Done, Provocative, Challenging

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    The Children Act, from A24, presents the story of life within a power couple’s marriage, of an overloaded and dedicated High Court Children's Judge her equally high achieving husband, the demands of profession, of martial expectations, of life.

     
  • Haute Money: FORBES Announces Its 34th Annual FORBES 400 Ranking of the Richest Americans

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    The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2015 ranking of the richest people in America,“The Forbes 400”(p. 130 of the October 19, 2015 Forbes magazine issue), is $2.34 trillion, up from $2.29 trillion in 2014 and the highest ever.