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Academy Museum Campaign Gets $50 million From Cheryl and Haim Saban

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces a landmark donation of $50 million from philanthropists Cheryl and Haim Saban. This commitment—the largest gift to the Academy Museum Campaign—brings the museum’s fundraising success to $288 million, nearly 75% of its $388 million goal. In recognition of their generosity, the May Company Building will now be named […]

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The San Diego Padres Ball Girl Is Catalina McKasson; Will LA Dodgers Sign Her?

The San Diego Padres Ball Girl is Catalina McKasson! The San Diego Padres Ball Girl who made quite a baseball opening day impression on the World when she made that huge grab of Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso’s foul ball headed right for the head of an LA Dodgers fan, still has the Internet buzzing. […]

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Oscars: Rain predicted for 86th Academy Awards as final ceremony preparation … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukRain has been predicted for the red carpet shenanigans of the upcoming 86th Academy Awards. The latter stages of this week have seen downpours in LA and as a precaution the Academy has its big plastic tent covering the plush walkway. Probably the …Running in Real Time: #Oscar Live UpdatesPatch.comInto every Oscars, a little rain […]

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Orleans DA asks judge to hold Darren Sharper co-defendant, saying he is a … – The Times-Picayune

The Times-PicayuneOrleans Parish prosecutors asked a judge Friday to hold Darren Sharper co-defendant Erik Nunez without bail until a later hearing because they claimed he is a flight risk due to his job with the Saints which requires him to travel and allowed him “access to …Sharper in custody on New Orleans arrest warrantSports NetworkDarren […]

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Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ crime against boy at Los Angeles skate rink – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ crime against boy at Los Angeles skate rinkMinneapolis Star TribuneLOS ANGELES — Police are trying to identify the victims of a 19-year-old Los Angeles roller rink employee who they say admitted indulging a self-described “foot fetish” with up to 200 young boys. Julian Christopher Flores is charged with one count […]

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First of two LA rainstorms moving through faster than expected – Los Angeles Times

First of two LA rainstorms moving through faster than expectedLos Angeles TimesA storm dumping light to moderate rain across Los Angeles County on Thursday is moving faster than expected, which could mean an extended break starting in the afternoon before a more powerful system arrives, forecasters said. “We’re moving good … and more …read more […]

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Blake Griffin’s 23 points, 16 boards help carry Clips past Rockets – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Clippers proved again that they can go nose-to-nose with the Houston Rockets and defend their 1-2 punch of Dwight Howard and James Harden. Blake Griffin had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and reserve Darren Collison scored seven …NBA Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers Live Streaming InfoInternational Business Times AUClipper […]

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Back to Basics: Why the Academy Awards Should Return to the Music Center – LA Magazine (blog)

LA Magazine (blog)Oscar night used to be cinema’s coolest cocktail party—not a glitzy PR campaign. For those golden years the Academy should thank the Los Angeles Music Center, the opulent performance space that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Designed by … …read more Source: Academy Awards News From Google

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Los Angeles mulling proposal to ban electronic cigarettes in public places – CBS News

CBS NewsThe committee approved a proposal that would ban electronic cigarettes from being used at farmers markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, bars, nightclubs and outdoor dining areas, CBS Los Angeles reported. It would also restrict the sale and use …The City Crackdown on E-Cigarettes Continues in Los AngelesBusinessweek (blog)LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettesLos […]

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Clippers Power Past Pelicans – ESPN

ESPNNEW ORLEANS — Between Jamal Crawford’s long-range shooting, Chris Paul’s timely playmaking and Blake Griffin’s presence in the paint, the Los Angeles Clippers have been too much for most teams to handle the past couple of days. The struggling New …Los Angeles Clippers – Jamal Crawford Isn’t Slowing DownSportigeDavis joins Rivers with LA ClippersThe SunClass […]

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LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA Los Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting devices from being used in most workplaces and a number of public spaces. The proposed ordinance, now heading to the …City Council Panel Recommends Limits On E-Cigarette Use In PublicCBS LocalLos Angeles panel […]

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Miley Cyrus twerking circus stops at LA’s Staples Center – Long Beach Press-Telegram

Long Beach Press-TelegramLOS ANGELES >> The spectacle that is pop culture sensation Miley Cyrus touched down for nearly two hours Saturday night at Staples Center and despite twerking, lots of tongue and kissing Katy Perry, the world did not end. The 21-year-old brought her …Miley Cyrus kisses Katy PerryAccess HollywoodKaty Perry Shuts Down Miley Cyrus’ […]

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FBI to file charges in Southeast LA corruption probe, source says – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe FBI on Friday will announce charges in its corruption investigation into Southeast Los Angeles politics that has centered on the family of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, according to a Times source. The FBI has scheduled a noon news conference that …Los Angeles airport worker dies on airfieldPorterville RecorderRon, Tom Calderon indicted […]

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Nets work out Collins with 10-day contract in mind – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSAN FRANCISCO — The trade deadline passed with the Nets still needing to fill a frontcourt spot. And that potential signing could be landmark event. The Nets are considering signing free agent center Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay …Nets work out Jason CollinsCBSSports.comJason Collins works out for Brooklyn […]

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BRIT Awards: Niall Horan Laughs Over Justin Bieber’s Arrest Amid Selena … – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseNiall Horan had a bit of an awkward moment last night at the BRIT Awards when he was asked by host James Corden whether or not he’d been in contact with Justin Bieber since he was recently arrested. The One Direction boys attempted to laugh off the …RUMOR: Justin Bieber cheated on Selena Gomez with […]

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Up next for the Lakers: Wednesday vs. Houston Rockets – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRecord vs. Rockets: 1-1. Update: The Lakers won in Houston, 99-98, on Steve Blake’s last-second three-pointer in November but lost there last month, 113-99, with James Harden scoring 38 points for the Rockets. Harden and Dwight Howard represented the …LA StoryNBA.comHouston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers on 2/18/14Red94Is Dwight Living Up to Expectations […]

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Justin Bieber — Eyeing Enormous Atlanta Mansion … On Blackland Road – TMZ.com

TMZ.comAs we reported, Bieber wants to move to Atlanta to be closer to a thriving hip hop community — and this house is extra special because it meets Bieber’s list of Atlanta real estate criteria. After his Calabasas fiasco, sources tell us, Bieber’s …Report: Justin Bieber eyeing Buckhead mansion (SLIDESHOW)Atlanta Business ChronicleBieber is now Bizzle […]

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Will BAFTA winners predict the Oscars? – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionBEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 11: (L-R) BAFTA board member Sandro Monetti, actor Barkhad Abdi, and BAFTA board member Kara “KJ” Miller attend the BAFTA LA 2014 Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills …’12 Years a Slave’ named best picture at British Academy Film Awards; […]

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Craigslist killing suspect claims at least 22 victims, including in LA – Los Angeles Times

Craigslist killing suspect claims at least 22 victims, including in LALos Angeles TimesSunbury, Pa., police Officer Travis Bremigen told the Los Angeles Times that he’s already contacted the local FBI office as well as officials in North Carolina and Alaska. Soon, he said, he’ll be contacting investigators in Los Angeles, after Miranda … and more […]

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Drivers, Beware: ‘Jamzilla’ Shutdown Begins On 405 Freeway – CBS Local

CBS LocalRamp and lane closures expected to last until early Tuesday began late Friday night on Interstate 405 as the Los Angeles region undergoes another major freeway shutdown with a frightening nickname. Transportation planners have practically begged LA …Los Angeles area prepares for ‘Jamzilla’ on Interstate 40510NewsJamzilla: Work on northbound 405 Freeway proceeding on scheduleLos […]