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  • Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:44 pm
  • HONOLULU - Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday.

  • Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies' 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:40 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest.

  • Man convicted in stabbing of transients gets life 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:28 am
  • LOS ANGELES - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

  • MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:07 am
  • LOS ANGELES - Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.

  • Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185,000 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:59 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185,000.

  • Dreyfuss loves acting, but his passion is politics 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:13 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Politically, Richard Dreyfuss describes himself as "intensely pre-partisan, and even more intensely anti-shmuck."

  • Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:28 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty.

  • Fleeing hostage mistakenly shot by LA deputies 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:16 am
  • LOS ANGELES - The panicky 911 caller said a man with a 10-inch butcher knife was threatening people. So when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies saw a wounded, bloody man rush out of a West Hollywood apartment with someone on his heels, they opened fire.

  • Deschanel talks fashion, Prince and 'New Girl' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:17 pm
  • WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - Zooey Deschanel is almost bubbling over with excitement: Her show "New Girl" is a hit, she just released a pop song with Prince, she's working on a movie with Bill Murray and Bruce Willis, and now she's sitting in a Tommy Hilfiger store filled with racks of dresses she helped design.

  • Review: Rob Lowe wants readers to 'Love Life' 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:28 pm
  • "Love Life" (Simon & Schuster), by Rob Lowe

  • Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:59 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

  • Gay men concerned after LA meningitis deaths 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:29 am
  • WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so.

  • M.I.A., Janelle Monae perform hologram duet 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:39 am
  • WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms.

  • Nigeria's Nollywood: most prolific movie machine 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:09 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - A 15-second drum roll and the title of the film, "Deceptive Heart," comes crashing onto the screen in a groovy 1970s font.

  • 8 meningitis diagnoses in Los Angeles County 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:34 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Health officials say eight people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis so far this year.

  • New John Wayne biography hits target dead center 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:22 am
  • "John Wayne: The Life and Legend" (Simon & Schuster), by Scott Eyman

  • Man, 38, fatally shot outside Hollywood nightclub 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 6:26 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Police say a man was shot outside a Hollywood nightclub as it was closing and later died.

  • 7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 3:58 pm
  • LA HABRA, California - Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.

  • Chavez biopic shown to 1,000 Calif. farm workers 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:55 pm
  • DELANO, California - In California's fertile Central Valley, immigrant workers pick produce sold worldwide. They're mostly Spanish speakers who work long hours in the dirt and sun - not your typical crowd for a Hollywood movie premiere.

  • Disney's purchase of Maker a boon for LA startups 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:43 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Disney's $500 million purchase of YouTube video producer Maker Studios is a sign that the entertainment industry's content and technology startups are coming of age and proving to be as valuable to Hollywood as app makers are to the giants of Silicon Valley.

  • Q&A: Arnold Schwarzenegger praises Jerry Brown 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:03 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger may be back to gunning down bad guys in action movies, but he's playing nice when it comes to politics.

  • LA doctors practice speeding up trauma care 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:07 am
  • WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones.

  • Aniston says she won't let tabloids steal her joy 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 9:49 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Despite spending nearly half her life under the glare of cameras, Jennifer Aniston admits she's still not used to the baggage that comes with it, from paparazzi to the tabloid headlines.

  • Los Angeles police say gunman dead after shootout 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 4:29 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A man suspected of shooting at officers responding to a domestic dispute and injuring one was found dead Monday after a four-hour standoff in a Hollywood Hills home, police said.

  • Trail head to Hollywood Sign temporarily closed 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 12:47 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A popular trail head to the Hollywood Sign will be closed for more than a month so that crews can install a new gate to prevent trespassers at night.