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April 5, 2014 | By Susan King
Just two weeks after the Beatles' landmark appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964, the British group the Dave Clark Five - the Beatles' biggest rivals in the U.S. - had its own remarkable debut on the hugely popular Sunday night CBS show. It was the start of something big. The DC5 performed "Glad All Over," which had knocked the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the U.K. charts earlier in the year. The members of the group from Tottenham in North London were handsome and well dressed, and their music was a pulsating mix of percussion, vocals, sax and sex appeal.
April 3, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction fame has listed his Hollywood loft for sale at $949,000. The 1,570-square-foot, open-plan space features a crushed-vinyl entry, 15-foot ceilings, a stainless-steel and black-quartz kitchen, blackout curtains and views of the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign. Offered in the sale is Navarro's white vinyl upholstered platform bed, which was custom designed for the room by Heidi Toll. There is a black-and-red designer bathroom. The loft is in the Broadway Hollywood building, built in 1926.
April 3, 2014 | By Jasmine Elist
When Annabelle Gurwitch turned 50, she struggled to navigate her way through a stagnant marriage, the extensive list of anti-aging products offered at the beauty counter and solicitations from the AARP. In her new collection of humorous essays, "I See You Made An Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50" (Blue Rider Press, 256 pp., $25.95), the actress, comedian and writer examines the experiences that come with aging, whether falling in lust with the guy working at the Apple Genius bar, watching a best friend struggle with pancreatic cancer or a growing sense of invisibility - "an alternate universe, one that exists in exactly the same space-time, but is unseen by those who are younger.
April 2, 2014 | By David Horsey
A few nights ago, I finally caught up with watching the most recent Tweedledee and Tweedledum of action movies - “White House Down” and “Olympus Has Fallen.” “White House Down,” with Channing Tatum in the lead role, was one of the flubs that drove a big revenue decline at Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2013 - losses that contributed to last month's layoff of 216 employees at the studio's Culver City headquarters. “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler, was made for less money and did pretty well selling tickets.
April 2, 2014 | By Richard Verrier and John Horn
When filmmaker Darren Aronofsky started scouting locations for his biblical flood epic, "Noah," he had two potentially competing needs. The landscapes on which he would shoot exteriors needed at first to look like an uninhabitable wasteland, and, after the deluge, a new garden of Eden, where Noah, his family and his ark of animals could begin to repopulate the earth. The writer-director's production team considered Death Valley, deserts in Mexico and the Canary Islands. But when they visited Iceland, "Noah" found its port of call.
April 2, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
The former home of the Hollywood Citizen News newspaper, now an office building, has been sold for more than $14.5 million to Los Angeles investor SE Edinger. Brentwood Capital Partners sold the two-story building at 1545 Wilcox Ave., said real estate broker Trevor Belden of Industry Partners. Constructed in 1930, the  art deco structure designed by architect Francis D. Rutherford was the production headquarters for the Hollywood Citizen News. The newspaper operated under various owners from the 1930s to the early 1970s.
March 31, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
A team of tech-savvy students from North Hollywood High clinched the national championship this past weekend in Maryland at the CyberPatriot VI competition, which tests their cyber-security knowledge.  Composed of 11th-graders, Team Azure -- Henry Birge-Lee, Isaac Kim, Jacob King, Issac Kim and Travis Raser -- beat out 11 other teams in the competition Friday in National Harbor, Md. The win marks a first for the high school and...
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Jake King, a golfer at North Hollywood High, had to miss last week's scheduled match because he was in Maryland helping represent his school in the CyberPatriot VI competition that was won by North Hollywood.  Competitors show off their cyber-defense knowledge to "thwart attacks on computer systems and networks. " Said North Hollywood golf Coach Steve Miller: "I hope he breaks into the 80s like he can can break into a computer. "  
March 31, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Authorities on Monday identified a 34-year-old West Hollywood man who was allegedly stabbed to death by his roommate. Deputies responded Saturday evening to the victim's apartment complex in the 900 block of Palm Avenue to conduct a welfare check, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.  When deputies arrived, they were told that the "individual who lived at the location may have killed his roommate and was thinking about killing...
March 30, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Candidates competing to be the next Los Angeles County assessor tangled in their first public debate Sunday over tax policy and the best way to reform the office after a scandal that led to the arrest of the current assessor. But they were largely united in their criticism of one candidate who was not present: Jeffrey Prang, a West Hollywood councilman and special assistant in the assessor's office, who is so far the front-runner in fundraising and endorsements. Twelve candidates are running to replace Assessor John Noguez, who is on leave and fighting charges that he had property values reduced for campaign contributors.
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