CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 |
Using a slide presentation that began with a stack of $100 bills atop the city seal, the prosecutor Wednesday said that the widespread corruption in Bell was the work of the city's top administrators - Robert Rizzo and Angela Spaccia. "There wasn't a mastermind in this case," Deputy Dist. Atty. Max Huntsman said. "There was a master and a mind. Mr. Rizzo was in charge. He was the boss, he had the power… but Ms. Spaccia made what he wanted to happen, happen. " After a month of testimony, but no appearance by Rizzo, who quietly pleaded no contest to 69 felonies last month, Spaccia's trial began winding down as the prosecution began its closing argument in a case that is rooted in the 2010 Bell corruption scandal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 |
Los Angeles County prosecutors have closed an investigation into the spending habits of West Hollywood Councilman John Duran, whose charges on a city-issued credit card were the focus of a nearly two-year probe. Deputy Dist. Atty. Max Huntsman said criminal charges will not be filed against Duran, who charged dozens of meals to his city expense account, spending more than $7,000 at local restaurants over three years. There was "no evidence available to contradict the claim of city officials that they were conducting public business during these meals," Huntsman wrote in a letter Thursday to a person who filed a complaint against members of the City Council.
January 25, 2013 |
British model and actress Liberty Ross has reportedly filed for divorce from Rupert Sanders, the "Snow White and the Huntsman" director who infamously cheated on her last summer with actress Kristen Stewart. She's asking for joint custody of their 5- and 7-year-old children, spousal support and attorney's fees, in papers filed Friday in L.A. Superior Court, according to TMZ . Sanders, who filed his response Friday as well, also is seeking joint custody but wants to share the legal fees.
January 24, 2013 |
One Snow White fairy tale, two films, two master costume designers and a pair of Oscar nominations showcase just how elemental to moviemaking a costume designer truly is. If you've seen both films - "Mirror Mirror," starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and "Snow White and the Huntsman," starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart - you know the plots are essentially the same: Each is true to the Brothers Grimm tale of beautiful damsel versus...
August 14, 2012 |
While a recent cheating scandal involving Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson may be affecting their personal lives, it has yet to have any serious ramifications on the young "Twilight" stars' careers. As Pattinson hit the promotional trail this week to talk up his new collaboration with David Cronenberg, "Cosmopolis," in which he stars as a paranoid billionaire, reports surfaced that Stewart had been dropped from a planned follow-up to her summer film “Snow White and the Huntsman.” But the studio that released that film, Universal, insists that plans for a second movie centering on the Huntsman character played by Chris Hemsworth are proceeding and that Stewart's Snow White could still be a character in that film, despite reports that suggested otherwise.
July 25, 2012 |
The absolute lack of denials in the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal continued Wednesday with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders issuing his own apology to his wife and two young children. "I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family," Sanders, 41, said in a statement to People magazine, which also had 22-year-old Stewart's apology exclusively. "My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart.