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In the News: More money for millions of U.S. workers

Overtime pay for salaried workers: President Obama and the U.S. Labor Department announced the update of overtime regulations today. Hourly workers are guaranteed overtime. Now, thanks to the federal rule update, most white-collar employees making less than $47, 476 will be guaranteed overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. At least four million workers will be impacted, half of them women. Check out the video here for more on who will benefit from this update.   Netflix female star demands and gets equal pay: Actress... Read More →

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Best-selling author Jackie Collins: 1937 — 2015

Best-selling author, Jackie Collins, has died after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She passed away yesterday at the age of 77. Collins who made a name for herself and sold millions of novels, writing about characters who lived glamorous or adventurous lives.  Many of her  novels were set in the glitzy world of Hollywood, which she knew well. She was also an actress and the younger sister of actress, Joan Collins. Here’s part of a statement the family posted on the writer’s website: “She lived a wonderfully full life... Read More →

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Showbiz Buzz: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and more

Superstar director/producer/actor, Clint Eastwood, has selected another project about a real-life hero. Eastwood has signed on to tell the story of pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who managed to land a crippled jet airliner, packed with passengers and crew, on New York’s Hudson River in 2009. Last year, Eastwood received accolades for “American Sniper” ( 2014) , which is about one of the most lethal snipers in U.S. history, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.  More details on the Hollywood Reporter Big time director, Steven Spielberg and wife/actress, Kate Capshaw... Read More →

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Miley Cyprus Toluca Lake home up for sale

Around the Southland: Miley Cyrus puts Toluca Lake mansion up for sale

Pop singer, Miley Cyrus, is moving on from the family compound in Toluca Lake. Cyrus reportedly put the huge spread on the market for $5.99 million – just a little more than what the family paid for it back in May of 2007, according to the Trulia real estate blog. If you’ve got the bread to throw down for this property — you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck. Nestled on a 26,939-square-foot lot surrounded by palm trees and tight security, the Tuscany-style  mansion has... Read More →

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21st Annual SAG Awards nominees announced today

A lot of chatter around the entertainment community today about the newly released nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The nominees were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood by actress/director/producer and recipient, Eva Longoria,and Actor, Ansel Elgort,( “The Fault in Our Stars” (2014) and  “Divergent” (2014) ). Here are the nominees for the top film categories: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role STEVE CARELL / John du Pont – “FOXCATCHER” (Sony Pictures Classics) BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH... Read More →

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Megan Fox has a hit movie and new celebrity home in Toluca Lake

The reboot of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise kicked some serious butt at the box office this weekend. The 2014 film starring the half-shell, joke-cracking crime fighters is on track to win the battle for number one with a take estimated to be around $65 million, according to Nikkifinke.com  Actress Megan Fox plays a reporter who befriends the turtles in the new TMNT film. Not only does she have a hit movie, but recently bought a new celebrity home in Toluca Lake. Fox and... Read More →

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Around the Southland: “Frozen” actress selling Studio City home

The actress who sings the popular Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” in the mega animated hit “Frozen” (2013) is parting ways with her Studio City home. Idina Menzel, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical, “Wicked,” is selling the home with her ex-husband, actor Taye Diggs. The couple announced their divorce last December and Diggs, star of such TV series as “The Practice” and movies like “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1998)  has moved on and reportedly found love... Read More →

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Actress Kate Walsh throws out first pitch at a Dodger game

  Busy actress Kate Walsh got a chance to throw out the first pitch at a Dodger game. Walsh threw out the ceremonial pitch last Thursday at Dodger Stadium, just before the boys in blue took on the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers would go on to beat the Padres  2-1 in that game. Walsh gained fame for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the popular TV medical dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005)  and “Family Practice” (2007-2013). This year she appeared in the FX series “Fargo,” which is... Read More →

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Actress Melissa McCarthy throws out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium June 28, 2014

Photo Gallery: Actress Melissa McCarthy throws out first pitch at Dodger game

  Last Saturday actress, Melissa McCarthy, got to  throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals game at Dodger Stadium. McCarthy’s pitch was pretty good. It managed to find home plate. For that the actress was thrilled. McCarthy wrapped things up with a  hug and then a photo with Dodger catcher, Drew Butera. By the way, the Dodgers would go on to beat the Cardinals 9-1.   McCarthy is the star of the hit CBS... Read More →

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Lupita Nyong’o makes another prestigious list

People Magazine’s most beautiful woman of 2014 and Oscar-winner, Lupita Nyong’o, has received a new honor. Nyong’o made the list of  271 achievers invited to become new members of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement posted on the organization’s website.  “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and... Read More →

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The former home of Hollywood legend Betty Grable

Around the Southland: Estate once owned by screen legend up for sale

A Bel Air estate once owned by old Hollywood star, Betty Grable, is up for sale. The actress known for  her “million dollar legs” moved into the estate on Stone Canyon Road shortly after it was constructed in 1937. Between 1943-1951 Grable reportedly was the highest paid Hollywood celebrity. Also, she became even more famous for being the top poster “pin-up girl” in World War 11 for hot a  photo of her in a bathing suit. Grable moved out of the estate in the late 1940s. Since then,... Read More →

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Actress Anna Kendrick signs on for DreamWorks’ Troll movie

Actress Anna Kendrick has a new gig. Glendale-based company, DreamWorks Animation, has announced the selection of Kendrick to play upbeat princess,”Poppy,” in a  new comedy musical, “Trolls.” Kendrick received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway musical “High Society” in 1998. She got an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in the movie, “Up in the Air” (2009). Kendrick really showed off her singing chops in the musical romantic comedy, “Pitch Perfect” (2012). The Troll movie will be directed by Mike Mitchell whose successes include “Shrek Forever... Read More →

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Actress Sophia Bush at Dodger Stadium June 13, 2014

Photo Gallery: Actress Sophia Bush threw out first pitch at Dodger game

Actress Sophia Bush, star of the NBC drama  “Chicago P.D.,” threw out the ceremonial first pitch at last night’s Dodger game. The Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 in front of a crowd of nearly 43,000 at Dodger Stadium. More photos from the game on Jon Soo Hoo’s LA Photo Blog.

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Actress Eva Longoria appears at Burbank YMCA special event

Actress/producer/director, Eva Longoria, dropped by the Burbank YMCA today to host a special event. Longoria was there to encourage kids to drink more water.  Also, the event was to celebrate the donation of thousands of Brita water filter pitchers and dispensers to YMCA locations nationwide. This three-year commitment is designed to give kids participating in before and after school programs “… access to clean, clear, filtered water,” according to a news release. Brita’ donation continues its involvement with organizations fighting childhood obesity and promoting healthier lifestyles for kids. Brita is... Read More →

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Amy Poehler new book cover for "Yes Please"

Amy Poehler has a new book coming out

   Actress and funny lady, Amy Poehler, has a new book coming out. “Yes Please” will be published by a new imprint of  HarperCollins called Dey Street Books. The “Today Show” website  was the first to reveal the book cover. Poehler reportedly will dish up advice about friendship, parenting, and oh yes, her experience in the rough and tumble entertainment biz. Poehler is the star of the hit NBC series, “Parks and Recreation.” The 42 year-old actress has appeared on the big screen... Read More →

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Around the Southland: “Mad Men” star’s Los Feliz home up for sale

Homes with great outdoor entertainment features are popular in the Southland. Actress January Jones’ Los Feliz home has well landscaped yards with patio, fireplace, green lawns, trees, and manicured shrubs. The Mediterranean home at 4969 Ambrose Avenue is listed for sale $1, 495 million. More photos here. Jones bought the home in 2009 as a $1 million “fixer,” according to the Zillow blog. Instead of going retro with the 1920s home, the actress redecorated with modern appliances and her own personal style, which includes... Read More →

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Meryl Streep selling L.A. home

Around the Southland: Meryl Streep selling newly purchased home

    The highly acclaimed actress, Meryl Streep, is trying to sell a newly purchased home in the Hollywood Hills for way more than she paid for it. Streep bought an ultra modern house above Sunset Plaza on the Sunset Strip, for $4.5 million in February of 2013, according to the Zillow blog. The 1950s home had been extensively remodeled in 2010 and turned into an ultra-chic property. Since Streep bought it just a little over a year ago, there doesn’t... Read More →

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Sofia Vergara's new Beverly Hills home courtesy Trulia website

Around the Southland: Actress pays nearly $11 million for estate

“Modern Family” actress, Sofia Vergara, has some new digs in the Southland.  Vergara reportedly has shelled out nearly $11 million for an Italian-style villa in the heart of Beverly Hills. The ornate mansion has 7 bedroom and 11 baths and sits on a 11,400 square foot estate. The special features include a master suit with his and her bathrooms, Chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, movie theater, and extensive outside entertainment area, according to the Read More →

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Rihanna's Pacific Palisades home

Around the Southland: Rihanna, Pink, and Jodie Foster put homes up for sale

Rihanna has put her Pacific Palisades pad up for sale. The 10,000-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 8-bath ultra modern mansion with a Caribbean-influence was never home sweet home for the singer. The Grammy winner  moved into the gated estate back in December of 2012, within a few short months, “trespassers, stalkers, and burglars” were arrested at or near the property, according to the Trulia website. The singer quickly moved out and put the place up for rent at $65,000 a month. It’s now up for sale — asking price $14,995,000. Pink... Read More →

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New action packed trailer for “Jupiter Ascending”

A new sci-fi film is stirring up interest. “Jupiter Ascending” is directed  and written by Andy and  Lana Wachowski, two science fiction/fantasy loving filmmakers who created  the ground-breaking  special effects laden”Matrix”  movie series. “Jupiter Ascending” stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones, a janitor who had some tough breaks, but also has an impressive set of genes, which mark her as the next ruler of the Universe. That gets her in trouble. To the rescue, Cane, an interplanetary ex-military hunter, played by Channing Tatum.  Movie opens this summer on July 18.

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