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Updated: Burbank Police Deputy Chief Tom Angel moving on

Updated: June 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. Burbank Police Deputy Chief Tom Angel is taking a job as Chief of Staff at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. MyBurbank has more on that and the big farewell bash thrown for Angel  here.    Burbank Police Deputy Chief Tom Angel is apparently moving on and leaving the Media City behind. A tweet from the Burbank Police Department gave a shout out to Deputy Angel for his five years of service to the department. Here’s that tweet.     We say... Read More →

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Royal photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Kensington Place today tweeted out the first official photos to be released of Prince George and new arrival Princess Charlotte. The very cute pictures reportedly were taken by their mother,  Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge ,in mid-May at Anmer Hall, the family home in Norfolk, England. The little princess, born May 2nd, is scheduled to be christened in a private ceremony on Sunday, July 5.   Prince George and Princess Charlotte together at home #WelcomeToTheFamily pic.twitter.com/ednbofPp7v — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2015

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Ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner officially comes out as a woman

The gold medal winner of the 1976 Olympic decathlon and member of the much talked about Kardashian klan, Bruce Jenner, is continuing to create a lot of buzz. First, with the announcement of his plans to make a transition to a woman and now publicly introducing the world to Caitlyn. Jenner revealed his new female image on the cover of July’s Vanity Fair magazine. The cover and the pictorial inside were shot by acclaimed  photographer Annie Leibovitz. The issue is due to hit newsstands on Tuesday, June... Read More →

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Quake expert Dr. Lucy Jones reviews “San Andreas” movie

The earthquake disaster film, “San Andreas,” opens this Friday and is expected to rake in at least $40 million at the box office. A premiere for the movie was held last night in Hollywood. Among the stars, U.S. Geological Survey seismologist and the number one go-to-earthquake expert in the Southland, Dr. Lucy Jones. After the event, Dr. Jones posted a critique of the film in the form of tweets on her Twitter account. Here are some of of those tweets.   My first experience of a red carpet at... Read More →

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A chance to see Kevin Hart at Flappers in Burbank tonight

Flappers in Burbank’s Twitter account is a buzz with photos and comments about hot comedy star/actor, Kevin Hart, and his sold out  shows  last night. Hart open a two-night gig Sunday. The entertainer is working out some new material. He wraps up tonight. Don’t have a ticket? There’s still a chance you could get into a show tonight. Flappers in Burbank 102 East Magnolia Boulevard will be taking names from folks in a stand by line starting at 5:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $35 each. I’m told... Read More →

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Twitter shares soar on news of a surge in growth and profits

There’s a lot of tweeting going on these days. Twitter’s stock reportedly jumped  at least 30 percent today after it revealed better than expected second-quarter earnings. The chatty social network reported $312 million in revenue beating a forecast of $283 million in revenue. Also, Twitter delivered more good news about a surge in users. In the second-quarter, the micro-blogging site added 16 million users for a total of 271 million who tweet at least once a month. The news prompted Twitter stock to leap more than $50... Read More →

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Tweets of support for Clippers from Earvin “Magic” Johnson

    Now the Clippers players and fans can concentrate on the game tonight against the Warriors with Commissioner Silver’s decision. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014     I am urging all the Clippers’ fans to go out and support the team tonight against the Warriors! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 29, 2014  

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Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson tweets about opening day crowds

The sold-out  home game opener for the Los Angeles Dodgers is set to get underway at 1 :10 p.m. in Dodger Stadium today. The boys in blue will be taking on upstate rivals, the San Francisco Giants. Ticket holders will face a number of upgrades including improvements in traffic management and security. Team co-owner, Magic Johnson, is tweeting about the event.   There are thousands of fans in @Dodgers blue, music, food and dancing. Everyone is having a good time getting ready for the home... Read More →

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Twitter celebrates 8th birthday — who has the most followers?

Twitter is singing a birthday song today. In 2006, on this day the first tweet was sent out using 140 characters or less. Eight years later, millions of tweets, sometimes with images, photos, and videos, are sent out daily. Twitter has become a juggernaut  — difficult to control — hard to ban. Turkey Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, became irate at the micro-blogging social media and banned it yesterday. Access to the Twitter website was blocked in that country today. Despite that, folks got around the blockage by... Read More →

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Showbiz bits: Blogger/tweeter gets TV deal, Golden Globe nominations, Box Office update, & List of hot screenplays in Hollywood

Blogger/tweeter gets TV project gig   Blogger/tweeter and mother of three, Kelly Oxford, has been writing for years — but now it’s really paying off for her. Oxford’s witty tweets and interesting blog posts, got her a deal to write a sitcom series pilot called, “Mother of All Something.” Now CBS has picked up the project for development with actress Jessica Alba and Jhoni Marchinko, a former-writer for the TV series, “Will & Grace” attached. The CBS comedy, “$#*! My Dad Says,” is based on a Twitter feed. The Network... Read More →

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