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The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will be held this Sunday, Aug. 30.

News, Awards, Music, Celebrity

Full Nomination List For Sunday's 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 10:54 am

Powered by her theatrical "Bad Blood" video, Taylor Swift will carry a leading nine nominations into Sunday's presentation of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Kanye West.

News, Music, Celebrity

Kanye West To Receive MTV's Highest Video Music Awards Honor On Sunday

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 10:47 am

Kanye West Sunday will receive the MTV's highest Video Music Awards honor, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, honoring a career of "groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances" and his impact on music, art, fashion and culture.

Us Weekly reports fireworks were set off at midnight for NBA player James Harden's 26th birthday.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Kardashians To Blame For Late Night Fireworks Ruckus Off The Coast Tuesday Night

Posted Aug. 26, 2015, 9:58 am

Residents along the coastline including Santa Monica were rudely awakened to what appeared to be a random fireworks show off the coast last night.

The 86th annual Santa Monica Junior Open began at the tennis courts at Christine Emerson Reed Park at Wilshire and Seventh St. on Monday. The tournament concludes today.

News, Sports, Tennis, Celebrity

Former Pro Player Pam Shriver Speaks Out At Santa Monica Junior Open

Posted Aug. 21, 2015, 9:17 am

Former pro tennis star Pam Shriver was at the Santa Monica Tennis Club to watch her son compete in a junior tournament this week, and to offer advice on how tennis can become a more popular sport in the United States.

The aftermath of the fatal crash on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.

News, Malibu, Celebrity, Pch

Potential Misdemeanor Manslaughter Charge Looms For Jenner Over Malibu Crash

Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 12:46 pm

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators plan to submit evidence to the District Attorney's Office next week that could potentially lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner over a fatal traffic crash in Malibu, officials said today.

Yvonne Craig.

News, Obituary, Celebrity

Yvonne Craig, Known For Playing Batgirl In 60s, Dies Of Cancer In Palisades Home

Posted Aug. 19, 2015, 9:23 am

Yvonne Craig, who played heroine Batgirl in the 1960S television series "Batman," has died of cancer, it was announced today. She was 78.

The Teen Choice Awards honor the best of TV, movies, music and sports in the eyes of the teen set.

News, Music, Celebrity, Film, Television

Teen Choice Awards Tonight; Full Nomination List Led By Taylor Swift, 'Hunger Games'

Posted Aug. 16, 2015, 9:28 am

Taylor Swift, "The Hunger Games" and superheroes are among the big nominees heading into tonight's presentation of the Teen Choice Awards, honoring the best of TV, movies, music and sports in the eyes of the teen set.

Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills has been named the fourth home to the Distinguished Speaker Series.

News, Seven Days, Celebrity, Beverly Hills

Southern California’s Largest Speaker Series Is Expanding: Hear From John Cleese, Martha Stewart & More

Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:09 am

After 20 years of presenting world renowned and sought-after speakers to sold-out audiences, the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California is excited to announce its expansion to a fourth location, the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Omar Sy as Samba discusses his plight with case workers (L-R) Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Cire (Izïa Higelin,) in the French film "Samba."

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Up Close & Personal With French Award-Winning Actor – Omar Sy

Posted Aug. 8, 2015, 10:06 am

Omar Sy is one of those gifted actors whose presence lights up the screen. American of audiences saw this French actor for the first time in “The Intouchables,” for which he won the French Cesar Award for Best Actor in 2012. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award. One of France’s top actors, he has crossed the pond, acting in two blockbuster films “X-Men: Days of Future Passed” and “Jurassic World.”

The plane, piloted by actor Harrison Ford, crashed at 2:25 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Harrison Ford Crash Near Santa Monica Airport Caused By Loose Carburetor Jet

Posted Aug. 6, 2015, 12:23 pm

A loose carburetor jet caused Harrison Ford's vintage aircraft to lose power shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport in March, leading to the actor's crash-landing in a golf course near the airfield, federal investigators said today.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Politics

Bill Cosby & Donald Trump: “Waiter, My Check Please!”

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:14 am

It happens all the time. You’ve gone out to dinner and enjoyed a nice meal. But in the last few minutes, a six-top table of softball team members just sat down next to you and now the energy they’re exuding in their triumph over a rival team is more than you wish to share. Or maybe the evening’s musical entertainment just started, and you’re not staying for all six minutes of “Sweet Home Alabama.” So you ask for your check. You want to leave. You want to exit from the noise and its related volume.

George Coe.

News, Obituary, Celebrity

Obituary: Original "Saturday Night Live" Actor George Coe Dies In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 9:22 am

Funeral services were pending today for George Coe, an original "Saturday Night Live" cast member, veteran character/voice actor and Screen Actors Guild union activist.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Celebrity, Police Department

Man Aged 21 Found Drowned In Pool Of Demi Moore On Westside

Posted Jul. 19, 2015, 9:34 am

A 21-year-old man was found drowned today in the backyard pool of the home of actress and producer Demi Moore.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Defense Wants $10 Million Bail Lowered For Former Rap Mogul Suge Knight

Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:14 am

Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney said in a new court filing released Wednesday that video footage from a Jan. 29 confrontation in Compton -- for which the former rap mogul is charged with murder and other counts -- shows him being "viciously attacked and fleeing for his life."

Irwin Keyes.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Actor Irwin Keyes, A Long-Time Santa Monica Resident, Dies Age 63

Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 8:46 am

Studio Talent Group is mourning the passing of its long-time client and long-time Santa Monica resident, Irwin Keyes, who died early Wednesday morning.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Police Department

Bill Cosby Investigation Ongoing, Says LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

Posted Jul. 8, 2015, 11:36 am

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck confirmed today the department has an "ongoing" investigation into Bill Cosby, but the probe is unrelated to a recently released deposition in which the comedian admitted obtaining drugs he intended to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

News, Celebrity, Hollywood

Flowers To Be Place On Jerry Weintraub's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 9:10 am

Flowers will be placed today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of film producer Jerry Weintraub, Peyton List whose credits include "Diner," "The Karate Kid" and the "Ocean's Eleven" movies.

Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo as lovers dealing with AIDS in the powerful television film, 'The Normal Heart.'

News, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Mark Ruffalo: Life At Home & The Psychological Challenges Of Acting

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 12:30 pm

Any time you mention Mark Ruffalo’s name to anyone, the response is always, “He seems like a really nice guy;” or “He seems so genuine and not full of himself;” or “I love his acting;” or “I really love that guy.” And so it goes.

American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes to become the 12th winner of the US Triple Crown.

Sports, Los Angeles, Celebrity

American Pharoah, Triple Crown Winner, To Parade Before Fans At Santa Anita Park

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:09 am

American Pharoah -- who made history three weeks ago by winning the first Triple Crown in 37 years -- is set to parade today before thousands of fans at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.

Jessie Vargas.

Sports, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Boxing

Welterweight Championship On The Line Tonight Between Jessie Vargas, Timothy Bradley

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:01 am

Undefeated Jessie Vargas will fight Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley for the interim World Boxing Organization welterweight championship tonight at StubHub Center.

BET Awards to be presented Sunday at Microsoft Theatre (previously Nokia Theatre) at L.A. Live.

News, Awards, Music, Celebrity, Film, Television

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Carry Six Nominations For Sunday's BET Awards

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 7:46 am

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will carry a leading six nominations each into Sunday's 15th annual BET Awards, while Beyonce and Lil Wayne each have four.

Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana play husband and wife in Maya Forbes’ film 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' a true story about her father’s bipolar disorder and the effect it had on her childhood.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Mark Ruffalo On “Infinitely Polar Bear,” The Art & Challenge of Acting, Family

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 8:19 am

Any time Mark Ruffalo’s name appears in the cast of a project, you know he will be giving an absolutely perfect performance. Hence, he is one of the most successful, sought after Hollywood actors.

Actor Dick Van Patten arrives at the premiere for 'Boynton Beach Club' held at the Pacific Design Centre Silver Screen Theatre on August 1, 2006 in Los Angeles.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Actor Dick Van Patten Dies At Saint John's Hospital In Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 23, 2015, 9:11 am

Actor Dick Van Patten, Tom Bradford on the 1980s TV series "Eight is enough," died today in a Santa Monica hospital. He was 86.

Cast of “The Remake,” Lockhart's latest film. From left: June Lockhart, Patrika Darbo, Sally Kellerman, Ruben Roberto Gomez, and Lynne Alana Delaney.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

At 90, June Lockhart Looks Beyond Monsters & Mutts

Posted Jun. 20, 2015, 9:17 am

Since the 1960s, June Lockhart has been widely recognized as the practical and protective TV mom from “Lost in Space” and “Lassie.” But her extensive career stretched beyond zany aliens and courageous canines.

President Barack Obama.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Obama

President Obama To Fundraise Today At Homes Of Chuck Lorre, Tyler Perry

Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 9:07 am

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon aboard Air Force One, then headline two Democratic National Committee fundraisers.

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