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Los Angeles Rams Going To Super Bowl, Beat New Orleans Saints 26-23 In OT

The Los Angeles Rams hit a 57-yard field goal in overtime to win the NFC championship and secure a spot in Super Bowl LIII, to be played Feb. 3 in Atlanta. Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein was the late game hero. Besides the winning kick, he made a 48-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 23-23 and send it to overtime. The final kick made 33-year-old Rams coach Sean McVay the youngest coach to ever reach the Super Bowl. The Saints won the toss for… Read

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Ava DuVernay To Host Day Of Racial Healing Event With Eva Longoria & Judd Apatow

Much of Hollywood will be locked in on the Oscar nominations Tuesday, but some A-listers will be focusing on a bigger picture late that day. One day after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Ava DuVernay's ARRAY will host a National Day of Racial Healing event to examine efforts to end discrimination and injustice. Centered at the Filipinotown campus the A Wrinkle in Time director opened for her collective last spring, the gathering will feature DuVernay, Judd Apatow… Read

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Striking L.A. Teachers & School District Back At Bargaining Table Today

The strike at America's second-largest school district isn't over and the picket lines aren't coming down, but the United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District are sitting down together to talk today for the first time in nearly a week. "Following discussions with the leadership of UTLA and LAUSD, both parties have agreed to resume bargaining [Thursday] at noon at City Hall," Mayor Eric Garcetti's office said after LAUSD officials finally gave… Read

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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Pumps Up Local Production

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood doesn't come out until July 26 but the flick is already a hit in Los Angeles. Production of the Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio starring Manson era movie in the City of Angels helped give on-location filming in Greater L.A. in 2018 a slight edge over the year before. With production on features up 15.5% in the fourth quarter of 2018 over Q4 2017 and rising overall 12.2% annually, total production… Read

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Hollywood Steps Up For Parents As L.A. Teachers’ Strike Starts Today

EXCLUSIVE: Agencies, studios, networks and streamers across Hollywood will be playing school starting today as teachers in Los Angeles go on strike for the first time in 30 years. Across the nation's second largest school district, various plans are in place to offer "flexibility," as one agency exec expressed, for employees now facing a Monday with children not in school as picket lines went up at 7:30 AM this wet LA morning. "We have taken what I think are supportive… Read

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PaleyFest LA Sets Full 2019 Lineup, Kicked Off By ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ 

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The Paley Center for Media today has announced the full lineup for PaleyFest LA 2019, which takes place March 15-24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Ticket sales will take place at a special pre-sale tomorrow and Wednesday for Citi cardmembers, plus Paley Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members. Tickets go on sale to Paley Center Individual Members on January 17 at 9:00 am PT, and to the general public on January 18 at 9:00 am PT at the paleyfest.org website. This year's… Read

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Hollywood Unions Stand In Solidarity With LA Teachers On Eve Of Potential Strike

Hollywood unions are lining up in support of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s teachers, who appear likely to strike on Monday. Negotiations between the teachers union and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended Friday without a deal. Los Angeles Schools Superintendent Austin Beutner had a revised offer for the union, but apparently failed to reach an agreement. Issues in the labor dispute center include a raise for teachers, five-day a week nursing in the… Read

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LAPD Downtown HQ Resumes Operations After Suspicious Package Prompted Evacuation – Update

UPDATED with packaged cleared: The Los Angeles Police Department's downtown headquarters was briefly evacuated Thursday night after a suspicious package turned up in the mail room. A HazMat unit was called in to investigate a suspicious envelope containing a powdery substance, the LAPD said. It was later determined to be safe, and the area re-opened soon after to normal operations. The building is at 1st and Main Street downtown. No other buildings nearby were affected be… Read

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Malibu Mudslides Shut Pacific Coast Highway In Both Directions

A January rain storm has caused mudslides and flooding in the Malibu area near the Los Angeles County line, shutting down Pacific Coast Highway, a north/south route and one of the main roadways for the celebrity heavy community. The previously fire ravaged area was vulnerable to the weather, as the rare heavy rains came in on Saturday, intensifying in the evening.  A big mudslide happened near Las Posas Road, trapping several vehicles in the mud, rocks and other debris… Read

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NAACP Image Awards Sets First Live Broadcast From Dolby Via TV One

The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live from the Dolby Theater for the first time. TV One will air the 50th annual event on March 30 from the Hollywood venue. Nominations for the 50th NAACP Image Awards will be announced in February. The live television announcement was made today by Leon W. Russell, the NAACP national board of directors chairman; Derrick Johnson, the NAACP president and CEO; ,Alfred Liggins, chief executive officer Urban One, Inc. and chairman/CEO… Read

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Academy Award Trophy For ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ Sells For Nearly $500K

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A rare auction of Oscar statues has resulted in the sale of the 1947 Best Picture award for $492,000. Gentleman’s Agreement, which examined anti-Semitism and starred Gregory Peck, was sold by auction house Profiles in History. The auction house also sold a Best Picture statue for 1935’s Mutiny on the Bounty, which brought in $240,000. Other notable sales at the auction included an archive of papers on the origin and development of The Wizard of Oz, which sold for $1.2… Read