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October 31, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
From onstage at the 32nd Carousel of Hope, emcee Jay Leno surveyed the crowd before him, describing the gala as one where "the audience is more famous than you. " The Oct. 23 affair at the Beverly Hilton had no shortage of star-power onstage or off. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Randy Jackson came to present awards to Maria Shriver and Quincy Jones; Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gladys Knight and the rapper Akon performed; and the audience included Raquel...
September 2, 2010
Missing L.A.'s murals Re "Patt Morrison asks: Judy Baca, Muralista," Aug. 28 Patt Morrison's interview should be enlarged and decoupaged into a mural on a wall in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office, and onto all four walls in City Council chambers. What's happened to these works of art in our city is an embarrassment and a shame. Every drive I take past the site of Kent Twitchell's lost "Freeway Lady," I see her ghost. The politics of graffiti removal and the new anti-supergraphics law as described by Judy Baca would be funny if they weren't so tragic.
August 31, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Paris Hilton was "extremely embarrassed" after Las Vegas police pulled her SUV over Friday night and allegedly discovered cocaine in a purse she was carrying, according to a police report. Police said they pulled over Hilton's vehicle because they smelled marijuana coming from it. When they did so, a crowd gathered, with some taking pictures. Hilton was "extremely embarrassed, due to all the people taking pictures of her," the report said. Police allege they found 0.8 grams of cocaine in a purse she was carrying.
August 31, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Paris Hilton denied that a purse she was carrying that contained drugs was hers but said other items inside, including asthma medication, credit cards and $1,300 in cash, were hers, according to a police report. Hilton was arrested Saturday evening with her boyfriend, Las Vegas nightclub operator Cy Waits, who was driving the black SUV stopped by police at 11:22 p.m. Friday after they smelled marijuana. A police lieutenant found 0.8 grams of cocaine in a purse Hilton was carrying.
August 30, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
As Paris Hilton faces arraignment on a cocaine-possession charge after being arrested in Las Vegas, a legal expert says the case might be harder to prove than it appears. Prosecutors in such minor drug-possession cases face several hurdles, and even when they do get a conviction, typically the punishment is drug treatment, said Dmitry Gorin, a former L.A. County prosecutor and well-known defense attorney. "First they are going to have prove it's her purse and then she had custody of it," Gorin said.
August 29, 2010 | By Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Paris Hilton and Cy Waits mug shotsAn attorney for Paris Hilton and her boyfriend -- who were arrested in Las Vegas late Friday -- urged the public not to rush to judge the pair. Hilton and Cy Waits, in a Cadillac Escalade, were pulled over by Las Vegas police, who said they smelled marijuana. Officers found a small amount of cocaine inside Hilton's purse, police said at a press conference Saturday. Hilton flew back to her home in Los Angeles and has not made a comment. Her attorney, David Chesnoff, released a statement urging people not to make a "rush to judgment.
August 28, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Paris Hilton was booked into jail and then released after Las Vegas police arrested the socialite for allegedly having cocaine in her purse Friday night. The Las Vegas Police Department has released few details about the case. But a police official told CNN she was riding in a black Cadillac Escalade near the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel when police smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and pulled it over. Both Hilton and the driver were arrested. They were arrested several days after an intruder armed with two knives tried to break into Hilton's Sherman Oaks home.
July 20, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Jack Leonard and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Many in Los Angeles law enforcement are hoping Lindsay Lohan is not the new Paris Hilton. Lohan is due to surrender Tuesday to a Beverly Hills judge to begin her 90-day sentence in a Lynwood jail, but it remains unclear exactly how much time she will spend behind bars. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has not said exactly how long it plans to incarcerate Lohan, but authorities have said that it could amount to 25% of her sentence. Some speculate that it could be even less, given jail overcrowding and the relatively minor nature of Lohan's probation violation on a drunk-driving arrest.
July 3, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Several celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, gathered at the same downtown location two weeks ago for an appearance that had nothing to do with a movie shoot or a club opening. After receiving subpoenas, the stars testified before a Los Angeles County Grand Jury in the case against five reputed members of the "bling ring," who authorities said broke into the stars' Hollywood Hills homes and made off with more than $3 million in art, cash, clothes and jewelry.
February 14, 2010 | Ellen Olivier, For the Los Angeles Times
Paris Hilton has a heart. Andy Bales, chief executive of Union Rescue Mission, said that in December 2008, Hilton, her sister, Nicky, and mother, Kathy, came to work — with no fanfare — at the charity's Christmas store. The store benefits underprivileged families, including residents of the mission's Hope Gardens Family Center, a facility for women and children who might otherwise be homeless. Now the charity has honored Hilton, along with Leigh Anne Tuohy (played by Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side")
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