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Mel Brooks To Voice Dracula's Vampire Father In "Hotel Transylvania 2"

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:57 am

Mel Brooks has signed on as the voice of Dracula's vampire father in "Hotel Transylvania 2,'' Sony Pictures Animation announced Wednesday.

News, Celebrity, Hollywood

"El Cucuy" To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Today

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:21 am

The Spanish-language radio personality known as "El Cucuy" will receive the 2,535th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a career that included a six-year stint hosting Los Angeles' most-listened to program.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Celebrity, Courts

L.A. Music Producer Files Lawsuit Against Enrique Iglesias Alleging Unpaid Royalties

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:18 am

Enrique Iglesias was sued today by a music producer who alleges he is owed royalties from songs by the singer.

News, Music, Celebrity

Winners List From 2014 American Music Awards Held Sunday Night

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:06 am

Boy band One Direction and Australian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea were the big stars at Sunday night's 2014 American Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Seven Day

American Music Awards To Be Held Sunday, Iggy Azalea Leads Nominations List

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 8:50 am

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will carry a leading six nominations into Sunday's presentation of the American Music Awards, while John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each have five.

Pierce Brosnan and Jane Velez-Mitchell.

News, Malibu, Celebrity, Pets

Pierce Brosnan Hosts Malibu Fundraiser To Benefit Four-Legged Friends

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:39 am

The sounds of barking dogs and meowing cats were notably absent during a recent Saturday afternoon and evening when a crowd of passionate animal lovers gathered at the Gull Estate (formerly Dick Clark’s home) at the beach in Malibu.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Kelsey Grammer's Daughter To Serve As Miss Golden Globe At Jan. 11 Ceremony

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:22 am

Greer Grammer, the 22-year-old daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammer, was named tonight to serve as Miss Golden Globe at the Jan. 11 awards ceremony.

Seven Days, Celebrity, West Hollywood

Brooke Shields To Sign Memoir Copies At West Hollywood Book Store

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:14 am

Actress Brooke Shields will meet the public and sign copies of her memoir at a West Hollywood book store tonight.

News, Celebrity, Film, Hollywood

"Horrible Bosses 2" To Premiere In Hollywood Tonight With Red Carpet

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:07 am

The stars will be out in Hollywood tonight for the premiere of "Horrible Bosses 2." Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, and Carmen Electra are expected to stroll down the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard starting at 6 pm.

Sofia Vergara and CLARE Tribute Award honoree Joe Manganiello.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Non Profits

CLARE Tribute Dinner In Santa Monica Honors Hollywood Trio

Posted Nov. 15, 2014, 9:23 am

The 17th Annual Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner honored actor/producer/director Joe Manganiello, talent agent Steven Glick, and screenwriter Craig Borten on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

News, Malibu, Obituary, Celebrity

Nancy Fields O'Connor Dies Age 84 In Malibu

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 8:48 am

Funeral services were pending today for Nancy Fields O'Connor, the widow of "All in the Family'' actor Carroll O'Connor.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Courts

Arraignment Today For "Django Unchained'' Actress Accused Of Sex In Public

Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 8:20 am

A "Django Unchained'' actress who made headlines when she was handcuffed and briefly detained along a Studio City street is scheduled to be arraigned today along with her boyfriend for allegedly having sex in public.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Justin Bieber On Track To Fulfill Probation Agreement In February 2015

Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:01 am

Pop star Justin Bieber, who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism for throwing eggs at a neighbor's Calabasas home, has been sticking to his two-year probation agreement, his attorney told a Van Nuys judge on Monday.

Actress Jenna Elfman will be talking to Santa Monica kids about the impact her classical dance training has had on her life and career.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Jenna Elfman To Speak At Inaugural Westside Ballet "Dance Talks" In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

The experience of training in classical ballet often has a profound and lasting effect in the lives of dancers, though many ultimately pursue careers outside the dance world.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Santa Monica Main Library Presents "An Evening with Michael Connelly" On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:49 am

Santa Monica Public Library will present "An Evening with Michael Connelly" on Tuesday, Nov, 4 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Chris Brown On Track To Complete Probation In January

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:25 am

Singer Chris Brown received a good report from a judge Thursday as he continues to serve out his probation for the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

News, Music, Celebrity, Television

Pitbull To Host American Music Awards In November

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:07 am

Pitbull will host the American Music Awards next month for the second year in a row, dick clark productions announced today.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Courts

Soap Opera Actress Pleads No Contest To Assault Charge

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:40 am

An actress who has appeared on the soap operas "One Life to Live'' and "Guiding Light'' pleaded no contest today to a felony assault charge stemming from a December 2013 run-in with a woman at a West Hollywood bar, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Funeral Services Pending For Actress Elizabeth Pena

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:23 am

Funeral services were pending today for actress Elizabeth Pena, who appeared in films such as "Rush Hour,'' "Lone Star'' and "La Bamba'' and recently appeared on ABC's "Modern Family'' as the mother of Sofia Vergara's character.

From left: Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts, Blair Underwood as her son Ludie, and Vanessa Williams as Ludie’s wife, Jessie Mae in “The Trip To Bountiful,” on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Celebrity

Cicely Tyson Wows In “The Trip To Bountiful” At The Ahmanson Theatre

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:48 am

Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts brilliantly shines in Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful,” a revival production currently on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed with surgical precision by Michael Wilson, Foote’s iconic script was enough to entice Miss Tyson back to the Broadway stage after a 30-year break, which was rewarded with a Best Actress Tony Award.

News, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Full Nomination List For American Music Awards; Iggy Azalea Leads The Pack

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:16 am

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored a leading six nominations on Monday for the American Music Awards, while John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each received five.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Lax

Amanda Bynes Remains On Psychiatric Hold After Arriving At LAX Friday

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:21 am

Actress Amanda Bynes was hospitalized and placed on a psychiatric hold Friday after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Malibu, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Housing

Vote Postponed On U2 Guitarist Edge's Malibu Mountains Mansion Bid

Posted Oct. 9, 2014, 8:19 am

Coastal Commission members on Wednesday postponed a vote on proposal by U2 guitarist the Edge and others to build five mansions in the Malibu mountains.

Brendan Gleeson gives a stirring performance as Father James in John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary,' currently in general release nationwide.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Up Close & Personal With Brendan Gleeson, Star Of "Calvary"

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 9:24 am

Dublin’s Brendan Gleeson is one of those actors who always manages to crawl inside a character’s skin, creating fully actualized, riveting performances.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Joe Biden To Attend Carole King Fundraiser After Arriving In L.A. Monday

Posted Oct. 5, 2014, 8:59 am

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to begin a two-day visit to Los Angeles Monday to speak at a $2,500 per person fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee featuring a performance by Carole King.

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