CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday that it would take the unusual step of no longer issuing press releases or immediately confirming instances of celebrity "swatting," saying intense media coverage seems to be fueling more incidents. Cmdr. Andrew Smith, who oversees the LAPD Media Relations Section, said the procedural change was necessary because of concerns about the privacy of the victims as well as the belief that publicizing such incidents was emboldening copycats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- When news hit Monday that the California Supreme Court had created political turmoil by throwing out the state's new voting maps, the phone lines and email in-boxes of Sacramento operatives quickly whirred to life. It was indicative of the hair-trigger speed with which politics moves these days. So quickly, in fact, that the panicked politicos who immediately reached for their smartphones didn't realize they were the victims of an April Fool's Day joke. Longtime lobbyist and political observer Scott Lay included the fictional piece in his popular email newsletter, the Nooner.
April 1, 2013 |
Did Snooki and fiancé Jionni LaValle elope? Nope! The "Jersey Shore" star tweeted a photo of herself in a fluffy wedding dress and enormous tiara hugging her fiancé (prom-style) Monday, which happened to be April Fools' Day. "Jionni and I eloped!!! Here's a pic of the magical day!!" she titled the pic. Her Celebuzz blog blasted email subscribers with the message as well, and commenters went at it , sending in April Fools' props, accusations of Photoshop use, congrats and some messages not appropriate for a family website.
April 1, 2013 |
Earlier we showed some of the first April Fools' Day pranks posted online by tech companies, with Google notably leading the way, but more companies have joined in on the humorous holiday with pranks of their own. From Netflix's super-specific movie and TV show suggestion categories to Microsoft's April Fools' Day jab at Google, tech companies have been relentless with their pranks Monday. You can check out the first dose of pranks in our earlier post or in our photo gallery , and you can find more pranks below.
March 6, 2013 |
Valerie Perrine may be the only former Las Vegas showgirl to win the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. Just a few years after she had hung up her glitzy showgirl costume, Perrine was the toast of the town as Lenny Bruce's stripper/showgirl wife Honey Harlow in Bob Fosse's acclaimed 1974 biopic "Lenny," with Dustin Hoffman as the groundbreaking comedian. After eight years working at the Desert Inn and the Lido, which was a topless revue, Perrine was visiting a friend in Los Angeles looking for career opportunities.
February 20, 2013 |
While a lot of people say they're growing tired of the Harlem Shake, the meme isn't showing any signs of slowing down just yet. It seems more and more Harlem Shake videos are being uploaded every day and now it appears they are evolving. The funniest videos are showing up with a creative twist at the end: They're Harlem Shake fake-outs, if you will. Here are some of our favorites. The Just Stop Harlem Shake In this version , popular YouTube video maker Freddie Wong encapsulates how many people are starting to feel about the Harlem Shake.