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  • Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

    02/10/2019 11:37:31 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 66 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 2/10/19 | MESFIN FEKADU
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a stunning tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, an artist Davis worked closely with for decades. Pelosi’s sarcastic handclap and smirk to President Donald Trump at his State of the Union address went viral last week and launched hundreds of memes. So when Davis announced that she...
  • Allegations Against Beverly Hills Police Chief Have Cost $2.3 Million and Counting.

    12/31/2018 11:59:44 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 30 replies
    CaliforniaCityNews.org ^ | 12/5/18 | Staff
    When Sandra Spagnoli was first hired as Beverly Hills’ police chief in 2016, the choice was met with effusive praise. The city’s first female top cop earned an adoring piece in Vogue. Her experience as the former chief of the San Leandro and Benicia police departments made her trusted figure in law enforcement. Fast-forward to the present day and it’s not uncommon to hear town hall critics shouting comparisons to Adolf Hitler. In the past two years, at least 20 current or former police officials have filed complaints or lawsuits against Spagnoli. That number could top 30 by the end...
  • Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'

    12/17/2018 6:54:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2018 | Gary Baum
    In 1976, 16-year-old model Babi Christina Engelhardt embarked on a hidden eight-year affair with the 41–year-old filmmaker that mirrors one of his most famous movies. Now, amid the #MeToo reckoning and Allen’s personal scandals, she looks back with mixed emotions on their relationship and its unequal dynamic. Sixteen, emerald-eyed, blond, an aspiring model with a confident streak and a painful past: Babi Christina Engelhardt had just caught Woody Allen's gaze at legendary New York City power restaurant Elaine's. It was October 1976, and when Engelhardt returned from the ladies' room, she dropped a note on his table with her phone...
  • Jason Blum Gets Booed, Removed from Stage for Speaking Out Against Trump at LA Israel Film Festival

    11/08/2018 8:28:22 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    IndieWire.com ^ | Nov 7, 2018 | Zack Sharf
    Jason Blum Gets Booed and Removed from Stage After Speaking Out Against Trump at L.A.’s Israel Film Festival Blum was at the festival to accept the 2018 Achievement in Film & Television Award. Jason Blum spent the night of the midterm elections at the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, where he was on hand to receive the 2018 Achievement in Film & Television Award. Blum attempted to speak out against Donald Trump while making his acceptance speech, but his comments did not go over well with the crowd. Variety reports the mega-producer was booed and heckled by the crowd,...
  • Man who vandalized Trump's Walk of Fame star bailed out by person who did it years ago: report

    07/25/2018 4:08:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25, 2018
    The man who used a pickaxe to vandalize President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week will reportedly be bailed out by a man who vandalized the star years ago. Los Angeles Police said that Austin Clay claimed responsibility for vandalizing Trump's star early Wednesday and turned himself in at the Beverly Hills police headquarters later in the day. Clay had called police right after damaging the plaque, according to The Los Angeles Times. Lt. Karen Leong of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division told the local paper that Clay “called police and advised he had...
  • Rapper Who Performed at March for Our Lives was Arrested on a Gun Charge

    03/26/2018 12:28:32 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | 03/26/18 | Jack Crowe
    Rapper Vic Mensa performed at the pro-gun March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C. on Saturday roughly one year after he was arrested for violating concealed-carry laws. Mensa, whose given name is Victor Kwesi Mensah, was carrying a gun when he was stopped for a traffic violation in Beverly Hills in February of last year. He presented police officers with a concealed-carry permit issued by another state that did not entitle him to carry his weapon in California. The rap star was charged with one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon and was released on $35,000 bail after...
  • LAPD Submits Three Harvey Weinstein Sex Cases to District Attorney

    02/08/2018 8:28:41 PM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    http://variety.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Gene Maddaus
    The LAPD has submitted three sexual abuse cases against Harvey Weinstein to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office for possible charges, a spokesman said Thursday. No details of the allegations were released. The LAPD has previously acknowledged that it was investigating a claim that Weinstein raped an Italian model at a hotel in 2013. The LAPD also said it was investigating an allegation that Weinstein committed “lewd acts” in 2015. The LAPD submitted the three cases on Feb. 1. The D.A.’s office can choose to file a case or decline to prosecute, but it may also request additional investigation or...
  • Earthquake fault runs through Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills' shopping district...

    01/24/2018 9:56:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    <p>The Santa Monica is one of several faults running through highly populated areas of Southern California to generate interest and concern from seismic experts and government officials. The fault zone cuts through the heart of the Westside, straddling or paralleling Santa Monica Boulevard through Century City and Westwood before veering due west, with segments running into Brentwood, Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades.</p>
  • Beverly Hills police investigating (one dozen) Hollywood sex assault cases

    11/24/2017 3:57:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/23/17 | PETER SBLENDORIO
    Law enforcement officials in Beverly Hills are currently investigating a dozen sexual assault cases regarding people within the entertainment industry, including Harvey Weinstein and James Toback, police said. The Beverly Hills Police Department declined to release the identities of any of the others who are being investigated, but confirmed there are presently 12 open cases. "We take these allegations very seriously and are actively investigating them," a police spokeswoman said in a statement to the Daily News.
  • Beverly Hills police are investigating 12 sexual assault claims in the entertainment industry

    11/24/2017 7:56:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2017 | Rick Moran
    It turns out that the sexual assault charges against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein may be just the tip of the iceberg in Hollywood.  The Beverly Hills police say they are currently investigating twelve cases of sexual assault against people in the entertainment industry. Los Angeles Times: Beverly Hills police declined to provide specifics of the allegations, saying the agency wanted to "maintain the integrity of these investigations." "The Beverly Hills Police Department is working in conjunction with the District Attorney's Task Force on these cases. We place a high priority on crimes against persons cases," Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli...
  • Customers File Lawsuit Against Victoria's Secret Alleging Racial Profiling

    04/16/2016 10:31:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 15, 2016
    Two black women are each seeking $4 million in damages from Victoria's Secret, claiming they were treated like criminals and ordered out of the Beverly Center store by management after a confrontation with an aggressive customer. A lawsuit filed by Shaunda McDaniel and Tammi Robinson alleges negligence, slander, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false arrest and violations of various state codes. . . . According to the complaint, the plaintiffs went to the Victoria's Secret store, located in a predominantly white and affluent area, last June 16 for the chain's semiannual sale. They were perusing the sale items when a...
  • Beverly Hills' crackdown on water wasters is having the desired effect ( except David Geffen and )

    03/14/2016 8:12:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2016 | Matt Stevens
    Officials in Beverly Hills say they tried it all: educational campaigns, usage restrictions and written notices for people suspected of wasting water. Despite those efforts, the community missed its savings target every month since June, when a statewide 25% reduction in urban water consumption became mandatory amid the punishing drought. As a result, state regulators fined the city, saying publicly that its water wasters "should be ashamed." About four months ago, city officials got tough. Beverly Hills sent letters to dozens of customers in November warning them of high water use and urging them to cut back. The city also...
  • Buzz Aldrin 'was never in Los Angeles' shock claim

    09/23/2002 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 23 replies · 72+ views
    Buzz Aldrin 'was never in Los Angeles' shock claim Sceptics refute astronaut punch-up story by Lester Haines Buzz Aldrin today faces the strongest test yet to his credibility as websites worldwide accuse the former astronaut of "never having been in Los Angeles in his life", let alone having assaulted a documentary filmmaker outside a Beverley Hills hotel on 9 September. Aldrin claims to have given Bart Sibrel a "right ass-whupping" after the latter asserted that the moon landings were faked. Sibrel prodded Aldrin with a bible and received a fat lip for his trouble, it is reported. However, sceptics point...
  • Beverly Hills Fined for Not Conserving Enough Water in Drought

    10/31/2015 7:32:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 30, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    Upscale Beverly Hills is among four California cities whose water utilities have been fined for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during California's unrelenting four-year drought, officials said on Friday. The wealthy Los Angeles area municipality was fined $61,000 on Thursday, making it the only community not located in a desert to be assessed penalties, the California State Water Resources Board said. "Some urban water suppliers simply have not met the requirements laid before them," said Cris Carrigan, director of the water board's Office of Enforcement. "For these four suppliers, it's been too little too late."
  • Secret Meetings, Big Players: Who Hollywood's Underground GOP Wants for President

    10/25/2015 2:25:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Holywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2015 | Paul Bond
    In April 2013, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus secretly met about a dozen writers, directors and producers in a suite at Loews Hollywood Hotel. The topic: How could the industry's quiet network of conservatives help elect more Republicans?
  • Secret Meetings, Big Players: Who Hollywood's Underground GOP Wants for President

    10/22/2015 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2015 | By Paul Bond
    Jerry Perenchio backs Carly Fiorina, Mary Hart likes Marco Rubio and Ann Coulter stumped for Donald Trump in Beverly Hills, as a stealth GOP operates outside the industry spotlight. In April 2013, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus secretly met about a dozen writers, directors and producers in a suite at Loews Hollywood Hotel. The topic: How could the industry's quiet network of conservatives help elect more Republicans? GOP fans in Hollywood tend to hold their political activities close to the vest. This reporter was thrown out of a fundraiser for Rick Santorum at a $35 million mansion on Sunset...
  • Owner Of LaFerrari Caught Terrifying Beverly Hills Neighborhood Claims “Diplomatic Immunity”

    09/15/2015 1:53:52 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 85 replies
    eBay Motors Blog via Yahoo News ^ | September 15, 2015 | Alex Lloyd
    A YouTube video that went viral — showing a Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 911 GT3 tearing through residential streets of Beverly Hills; flying though stop signs while pedestrians waited to cross, narrowly avoiding other motorists — has caused outrage, with neighbors pleading with police to take action before someone gets hurt. According to NBC4, the owner of said vehicles is claiming “diplomatic immunity,” telling a video journalist who asked for comment, “I could have you killed and get away with it.” The name of the car’s owner has not been released, but he is rumored to be part of the...
  • (video) Hillary Clinton in 2000: 'Why Would I Have Ever Wanted to Do Email?'

    03/04/2015 6:06:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 3-3-15 | ABC news
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/hillary-clinton-2000-wanted-email-29397129 (NO CONTENT. ABC HAS THE VIDEO CLIP FROM SPAGO IN BEVERLY HILLS.)
  • Obama Confuses White House For Prison

    06/20/2015 12:03:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2015 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama accidentally compared himself to a prisoner stuck in the White House while speaking at a Beverly Hills fundraiser at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s house Thursday.What do you think? “We should be reforming our criminal justice system in such a way that we are not incarcerating nonviolent offenders in ways that renders them incapable of getting a job after they leave office,” Obama said, effectively comparing being in prison to being in office.What do you think? “Little slip of the tongue there. Little Freudian slip,” Obama said
  • Rock the Vote hypocrites: Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebs

    11/03/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:19 EST, 3 November 2014 | Francesca Chambers for MailOnline
    Didn't vote in the last midterm elections? It turns out many of the celebrities pressuring young people to vote in tomorrow's off-year elections didn't cast a ballot last time, either. According to the Washington Post at least five stars who participated in a recent Rock the Vote video urging youth to exercise their franchise didn't bother to show up to the polls themselves in 2010. View co-host Whoppi Goldberg, Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, Glee's Darren Criss, Girls creator Lena Dunham and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star E.J. Johnson did not vote in the last midterm election,...