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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By August Brown
The pioneering goth-rocker Peter Murphy's nightlife took a dark turn Saturday, when the 55-year-old singer was arrested after he allegedly rear-ended a vehicle in Glendale, injured the driver, then fled to Los Angeles, where he was blocked by an eyewitness until police arrived, officials said. According to a report in the Glendale News-Press , quoting Glendale police, the British singer, known for fronting the goth-rock group Bauhaus in the late '70s and early '80s, was driving a Subaru Forester that reportedly hit a Mercedes shortly before noon.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold will be reuniting as Axel Foley and Billy Rosewood in the pilot for the possible CBS series "Beverly Hills Cop. " According to a report on The Wrap , Reinhold has signed on to do a cameo in the pilot alongside his old big-screen partner Murphy, who is also an executive producer on the series. But don't expect the series to be all about these two '80s action movie icons. The series, written by "The Shield's" Sean Ryan, is a continuation of the three movies but will focus on Foley's son, played by Brandon T. Jackson.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
When Whitey Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica late on the afternoon of June 22, 2011, it brought to an end one of the longest, and strangest, manhunts in U.S. history. Nearly 82, Bulger had spent 15 years hiding in plain sight in an apartment complex near the Pacific with longtime girlfriend Cathy Greig. In that time, he had literally reinvented himself: from a ruthless murderer and extortionist, who for more than a quarter century ruled South Boston, or Southie, to a grandfatherly figure, white-haired, bearded and nondescript.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
An early contender for 2013's finest Christmas song arrives halfway through the new Dropkick Murphys album in "The Season's Upon Us. " It's a rowdy Celtic-punk number in which singer Ken Casey runs down the charms of his extended family, member by miserable member: "My nephew's a horrible, wise little twit," he barks, "He once gave me a nice gift-wrapped box full of" - well, you can imagine the rest. As in its obvious predecessor, "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues, affection accompanies spite in "The Season's Upon Us"; but warmth is all you hear by the time the song's brandy-soaked chorus hits.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Forbes has released its annual list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors. Topping the list is Eddie Murphy. Murphy's career seemed headed for a rebound with a 2007 best supporting actor Oscar nomination for "Dreamgirls" and an announcement that he would host the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. But he dropped out of the hosting gig after producer Brett Ratner left, and his three most recent films have disappointed at the box office. If you take out Murphy's voice role in the latest "Shrek" movie, "Shrek Forever After," the worldwide gross of Murphy's last three live-action films -- "Imagine That," "Tower Heist" and "A Thousand Words" -- is a combined domestic box office total of $196.3 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Brittany Murphy died in December 2009, but her final film hasn't seen the light of day. When Murphy passed away at age 32, she had completed production of her last movie, "Something Wicked. " But because of her death - caused by pneumonia, iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication - the film's post-production was delayed until this year. Now the independent production directed by Darin Scott has finally been completed. However, since the film doesn't have a distributor, it's unclear when it will be seen by fans.
NEWS
November 6, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy was elected to an open Senate seat in Connecticut, delivering Linda McMahon her second defeat in three years. Murphy, who was projected to win by the Associated Press, will replace retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who sometimes sides with Democrats but is known for going his own way. McMahon spent $50 million of her personal fortune in her failed 2010 campaign against Richard Blumenthal, and she is believed to have spent about as much this time around.
SPORTS
November 4, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum after scoring three points on one-for-11 shooting during a 106-92 loss to Oklahoma City: "This is the worst shooting night in my life … and when I don't have my shot, I stop playing. It's my biggest weakness. I've got to work on that. And I have to realize the game is different this year for me. It's not about my contract - I don't care about that - it's about my teammates. If I play good tonight, we win the game. That's on me. " Troy Murphy after signing a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks two games into the season: "I haven't practiced or anything.
SPORTS
October 26, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Friday's games Garfield (3-5, 3-1) vs. Roosevelt (8-1, 5-0) at East Los Angeles College, 7:30 p.m. (Time Warner Cable Deportes): After a week of rallies, banquets and distractions, the players finally get to focus on trying to win an Eastern League championship. Roosevelt, led by versatile running back Gilbert Herrera, has the more consistent offense. Garfield will need players to step up on both sides of the ball to have a chance for the upset in this always memorable rivalry game.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Whether or not a $6.5-million offer was music to "Glee" co-creator and writer Ryan Murphy's ears, he has let his Malibu beach house go for that amount. Murphy bought the contemporary Mediterranean last year for $6,562,500. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot view home along the ocean includes two fireplaces, three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present)
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