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Hollywood assistants have always been underpaid, but this is different

One of my first jobs in Hollywood was as an assistant. It was 1994. I was just finishing film school, and felt lucky to get a job working for two busy producers. I spent my days answering phones, reading scripts and making copies. It wasn’t glamorous, but it was exactly the position I knew I needed, learning how the business works. My assistant salary1 was enough to pay rent, buy groceries, and see all the movies I could. I wrote on nights and weekends. Like every assistant I knew, I aspired to...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Los Angeles, Film Industry, Barry, West Hollywood, WGA, Screenwriting, Assistants, Megana Rao, IATSE Union

Robert Forster, Oscar Nominee For ‘Jackie Brown,’ Has Died At 78

Forster started strong but faded and had a hard time finding work for decades. But “the drought ended with a chance encounter with Tarantino at a West Hollywood coffee shop where Forster regularly had breakfast. Tarantino told him he was writing an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch, which would become Jackie Brown, and asked Forster to read the book.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, People, Tarantino, West Hollywood, Jackie Brown, Forster, Elmore Leonard, 10.11.19, Robert Forster Oscar

Charity events in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 14-21

  AIDS Walk Los Angeles takes place on Oct. 20 at Grand Park in Los Angeles. (Photo by APLA Health/AIDS Walk Los Angeles)   Here is this week’s sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.   EVENTS   American Red Cross blood donations: Blood, especially type O, and platelet donations needed. There are many locations to give blood in the San Fernando Valley including: 12:15-7:15 p.m. Oct. 16 and 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 a...
Tags: Hollywood, Charity, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Volunteer, Local News, Jack Black, Unicef, Fundraiser, Ucla, West Hollywood, Northridge, Olivia Munn, Lawrence, Torrance

Tanya Tucker, armed with new songs by Brandi Carlile, brings comeback tour to LA

To make her new album, “While I’m Livin’,” Tanya Tucker went on what you might call the musical equivalent of a blind date. When Tucker arrived in Los Angeles to get into the studio, she had not discussed the type of album she was going to make with Shooter Jennings, the co-producer for the project. Before arriving for the recording session, Tucker had not met Brandi Carlile or heard her music. She knew very little about Carlile, who teamed up with her long-time musical partners, Phil and Tim Ha...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nashville, Rolling Stone, West Hollywood, Miranda Lambert, Frank, Carlile, Phil, Jennings, Tucker, Maren Morris, Brandi

Democratic donor Ed Buck expected to plead not guilty on federal drug charges related to two overdose deaths

LOS ANGELES — Activist and Democratic donor Ed Buck is expected to plead not guilty Thursday to federal charges stemming from the overdose deaths of two men inside his West Hollywood apartment. Buck, 65, will face a federal magistrate judge in downtown Los Angeles on a series of narcotics distribution offenses, including providing methamphetamine to two men who died after being injected with the drug. Each of the charges alleging the distribution of narcotics resulting in death carries a mandato...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Los Angeles County, Evan Mecham, Seymour Amster, Granada Hills, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF

Suspect in rapper Mac Miller’s drug death to appear in court

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year is set to appear in federal court in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege 28-year-old Cameron Pettit of West Hollywood sold Miller counterfeit opioids and cocaine. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. Pettit, who has been in custody […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Miller, West Hollywood, Mac Miller, Pettit, Cameron Pettit

LA County Sheriff’s Department to add $1.7 million mental health training facility at Industry station

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has announced plans to install a $1.7 million modular building at its City of Industry station to enhance de-escalation training for deputies who interact with the mentally ill. Industry City Council members on Sept. 28 authorized their staff to begin accepting bids for the project. The facility will house the Sheriff’s Department’s Professional Psychological Support Bureau to provide counseling and other services for deputies and their families. But i...
Tags: News, California News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, Milo, Sheriff s Department, City of Industry, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, John Gannon, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

How the Queen Mary’s haunted past may be conjured in new séance show

Cathy Markus heard clear voices between the radio static. First it was the voices of men, then women, and that was followed by the voices of children as well as some music coming from piano notes and violin chords while she sat in the Revenant Room Theatre, a space inside the Queen Mary’s B Deck Forward, which is said to be one of the most haunted areas of the famously haunted Long Beach vessel. Markus, a West Hollywood resident, had just taken part in a séance aboard the ship and she had no ide...
Tags: Halloween, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Time Magazine, Theater, Jordan, Smith, Penn, West Hollywood, Mary, Queen Mary, Sinclair, Markus

‘Breaking Bad’ Pop-Up Experience Coming to Los Angeles Starting Next Week

Six years after its series finale, the world has Breaking Bad on the brain again with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie set to premiere on Netflix this Friday. But now Los Angeles residents will be able to immerse themselves in the world of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in a new Breaking Bad pop-up experience that’s coming to West Hollywood, taking over the same space once occupied by pop-ups for Saved By The Bell and Good Burger. Next Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Breaking Bad fans in L.A. wi...
Tags: Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, Movies, Los Angeles, Netflix, Sony, Bell, West Hollywood, Gilligan, Walter White, Albuquerque New Mexico, Walt, Giancarlo Esposito, Santa Monica Blvd, Jesse Pinkman, Gus Fring

Breaking Bad pop-up in Los Angeles

Ok, yeah, it’s cool there’s a Breaking Bad movie coming out next week and all. It’s no trip to Albuquerque, but it’ll be nice to get your Jesse Pinkman fix for the first time in six years. And though El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will immerse us back into the sinister world we fell in love with in the late-2000s, it won’t put us smack in the middle of the show the way, say, a themed pop-up bar might. Oh, wait… here come the guys from Saved by the Max, who just in time for the Breaking Bad ...
Tags: Travel, Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, La, Los Angeles, Sony Pictures, Bryan Cranston, Insta, Walter, All, Albuquerque, West Hollywood, Berry, Jesse, Hank, Walter White

Pop-Up Pop Culture Experiences Are Everywhere. Bored Yet?

The gold standard and the pop-up worth getting on line early to score tickets for is probably “Saved by the Max.” After its launch last year, Eater Los Angeles described it as a “near-complete recreation of the ’90s Saturday morning staple Saved by the Bell‘s diner.” It feels like it has items from every episode and Easter eggs to inside jokes for both die-hard and casual fans lurking in there somewhere. A $40 ticket gave Chicago and West Hollywood fans an appetizer, an entree, and all the ...
Tags: Art, Chicago, Issues, West Hollywood, 10.07.19, Eater Los Angeles

Granada Hills courier for illegal oxycodone is facing federal prison sentence

LOS ANGELES — A Granada Hills man faces possible prison time Monday for his role in a scheme that used sham pop-up clinics to divert millions of prescription pills — including oxycodone and other addictive narcotics —to the street. Hayk Matosyan, 32, pleaded guilty in April to a single count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a federal charge carrying a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors are recommending a one-year sentence split betw...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Encino, Granada Hills, Minassian, Top Stories LADN, Drug-related Crime, Minas Maserati Mike Matosyan, Matosyan, Fred Minassian

Comedian Andy Dick charged with groping driver

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has been charged with groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Dick is expected to be arraigned Friday on a charge of misdemeanor sexual battery. They allege he groped a driver in West Hollywood on April 12, 2018. Dick’s representative had no immediate […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Andy Dick, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Dick, West Hollywood, Los Angeles County

Phantom fentanyl deaths skyrocket in Southern California

Forensic scientist Terry Baisz shows pills masking as other pharmaceutical drugs but they are actually Fentanyl at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department crime lab MICHAEL GOULDING, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER An autopsy found fatal levels of fentanyl in 10-month-old Leo Holtz’s stomach and bloodstream. (Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office via AP) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Tyler Skaggs of Los Angels Angels was found dead in his Texas hotel room on July 1, 2019....
Tags: Texas, News, California, Angels, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, United States, Tennessee, Arizona, Vancouver, Orange, Prescription Drugs, Los Angeles Angels

Indictment: ‘Party and play’ sex and drug use turned deadly

Wealthy California political donor Ed Buck was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for two overdose deaths in his West Hollywood apartment and charged with providing methamphetamine to three other men, one of whom survived two overdoses. The indictment returned in U.S. District Court charged Buck with distributing meth resulting in the deaths of Timothy Dean in January and Gemmel Moore in 2017. Buck had previously been charged in Moore’s death after his arrest last month.
Tags: News, California, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, U S District Court, Moore, Gemmel Moore, Timothy Dean

Ed Buck indicted by federal grand jury for second overdose death

Wealthy former businessman and Democrat party donor Ed Buck was indicted by federal prosecutors yesterday. They accuse him of providing the meth that led to the second overdose death to take place at his West Hollywood home. The same prosecutors indicted him last month concerning the first overdose death, that of Gemmel Moore, 26, in 2017. Yesterday Buck, 65, faced indictment relating to the death of Timothy Dean, 55, in January of this year. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-...
Tags: Drugs, Life, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, Ad Friendly, Queerty, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Prosecutors, Moore, Buck, Dean, Walter Harris, Seymour Amster, Gemmel Moore

Wealthy Political Donor Ed Buck Finally Arrested After Third Man Overdoses in His Home

Ed Buck, a prominent political donor and LGBTQ activist, has finally been arrested after a third man recently overdosed at his home in California. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said the wealthy businessman is accused of injecting an unidentified 37-year-old man with methamphetamine at his West Hollywood apartment last week, which caused a nonfatal overdose. Buck was taken into police custody Tuesday night and video footage released online shows the 65-year-old slumped over in the ba...
Tags: Crime, News, Office, Daily Mail, Hillary Clinton, Jazz, Black, West Hollywood, Trending, Ed Buck, Moore, Buck, Dean, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Joe Doe, Gemmel Moore

7 Times Reese Witherspoon & Ava Phillippe Looked Like Identical Twins

They say the apple doesn't fall from the tree, but in some cases, it rolls down a hill, through a field, across state lines, and then suddenly you're staring at your mom across the table, thinking: " How am I related to you? " Which is to say that it's somewhat rare, and simply fascinating, when your family resemblance turns into a genetic mirror situation — like Reese Witherspoon and her 19-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe, who could pretty much pass for twins.Both have shiny California blonde ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon, California, Times, Phillippe, Ava, West Hollywood, Witherspoon, Ava Phillippe, Molly R Stern, Kevork Djansezian Getty, Jason Merritt Getty, Jeff Kravitz, Sarah Chloe

Reality Producers Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth Launch New Company

Less than three months after exiting their Magical Elves banner, “Top Chef” and “Project Runway” producers Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth are setting up shop once again. The longtime business partners have launched new media and content company Alfred Street Industries, named for the house on the West Hollywood street where Magical Elves was formed. […]
Tags: News, West Hollywood, Project Runway, Magical Elves, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth Launch New Company, Alfred Street Industries

Started From A Hashtag Now She's Here: Diana Silvers Has Arrived Via Booksmart and Ma

Diana Silvers is a star of the Instagram generation. Although she has only five roles on IMDb, the 21-year-old actress and model already boasts 250,000-plus followers on the platform. It was the hashtag #WeLoveYourGenes, or #WLYG that got Silvers noticed by major modeling agency IMG in 2015. Silvers wasn’t seeking modeling representation at the time, nor did she use the scouting hashtag. In fact, Silvers doesn’t know who to thank for throwing the hashtag in her Instagram comments, forever alte...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Instagram, California, New York City, Los Angeles, WME, Calvin Klein, Olivia Wilde, ANN, Hulu, Maggie, Taylor, Sarah

Doheny family estate in Lake Arrowhead lands on the market at $10 million

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Tags: Business, Housing, Angels, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, Southern California, West Hollywood, Mills, Lake Arrowhead, Greystone, Dana Point, Gene Autry, David Vail

Great American Weekend Getaways: Los Angeles (Especially Hollywood)

Today I’m publishing the third post in a new limited-run series all about great weekend getaway destinations around the country that I personally love. The project is done in partnership with Marriott International, continuing a relationship that I’ve had for a long time and deeply value. Even before I started my blog I was an enthusiastic guest of Marriott International properties, so it just makes sense. For the next couple of months I will be highlighting a number of different cities around ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, California, La, Los Angeles, Paris, Marriott, Channel Islands, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Staples Center, Destinations, Air France, Southern California, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Anaheim

Grindr and the 'new cold war': why US concerns over the app are dangerous

The Chinese-owned app does pose data risks – but wrongly framing such fears can fuel racism and homophobiaFor years, American leaders claimed that the internet would bring free markets and liberal democracy to China. Today, they are more likely to express worry about how Chinese power and Chinese money are reshaping American tech. Conventional strategic areas, like artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, have received the most scrutiny. But this week the Committee on Foreign Investment in the...
Tags: Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, US national security, Grindr, West Hollywood, Beijing Kunlun Tech Company, Committee on Foreign Investment, CFIUS, Trump Administration, Grindr Grindr

Georgia Calls Off Hollywood Event, Governor Pushes Studio Meetings to Fall Amid Abortion-Bill Tension (EXCLUSIVE)

As tension escalates over a controversial abortion bill in Georgia, the state film office has called off a Los Angeles celebration touting its industry ties, numerous individuals familiar with the event set for next week told Variety. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is pushing that event, dated for May 22 at West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower hotel, […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Georgia, West Hollywood, Brian Kemp, Sunset Tower, Filming In Georgia, Variety Georgia

Jenny Lewis brings out Jackson Browne for surprise performance during her Hollywood Palladium show

When Jenny Lewis brought out singer-songwriter Jackson Browne for a pair of songs midway through a terrific hometown show at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, it made for a lovely moment on stage but also underscored what makes Lewis so timelessly appealing. “On The Line,” her fourth solo album, and first in five years, is one of her best, the product of personal upheaval: it’s a record of the break-up of a long-term relationship, and the recovery and redemption that followed. But it’s also a...
Tags: California, Beck, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Haiti, Ringo Starr, Jenny Lewis, Concerts, West Hollywood, Jackson Browne, Lewis, Huntington Beach, South Bay, Hollywood Bowl

Tagging Along as Skai Jackson Gets Ready for the Exclusive Dior Backstage Event in Los Angeles

Dior has been celebrating this week in Los Angeles. After inviting editors and influencers to get a first-look at the new Dior Makeup releases earlier in the day, the brand held a soiree at West Hollywood's Delilah, with ambassador Bella Hadid in attendance, in addition to celebrities like Sabrina Carpenter, Billie Lourd and Skai Jackson. POPSUGAR got a first look at the new products including the Backstage Face and Body Primer ($36), which Dior Creative and Imagine Creator Peter Philips says tr...
Tags: Makeup, Los Angeles, Beauty, Dior, Jackson, West Hollywood, Bella Hadid, Peter Philips, Celebrity Beauty, Skai Jackson, Grace Pae, Alexander Armand, Sabrina Carpenter Billie Lourd, Skai Jackson POPSUGAR

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 10-17

    Troubadour Theatre Co. presents the play “Julius Weezer,” opening May 10 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. (Courtesy photo by David Elzer)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Warner Center Grateful Hearts: The 13th annual lunch time event to thank and support local first responders Los Angeles Fire...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Mother's Day, Museum, Music, Pet Adoption, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

Buttigieg sells out fundraiser at iconic Hollywood gay bar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) drew a sold-out crowd to a fundraiser at an iconic West Hollywood gay bar, providing an intimate moment with the first Democratic White House contender who is a member of the LGBT community. Attendees at The Abbey each paid $250 to attend the South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s “grassroots” […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, West Hollywood, Democratic White House, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg

6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2019 Inclusion Summit

Entertainment execs, writers, and activists gathered at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood Thursday morning to speak about the importance of increasing representation and diversity within the entertainment industry. Throughout back to back panels as part of Variety‘s Inclusion Summit, Hollywood creatives known for their diversity efforts were candid about the obstacles that the entertainment industry […]
Tags: Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder, News, West Hollywood, Grey's Anatomy, Ann Curry, Inclusion Summit