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April 26, 2014 |
This post has been updated, as indicated in the notes below. A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks was met with swift condemnation from Los Angeles city leaders and prompted a call for the city to formally denounce him. Mayor Eric Garcetti said through a spokesman Saturday that he condemns the "statements and sentiments" attributed to Sterling. Councilman Bernard C. Parks, who represents a portion of South Los Angeles, went further, saying the council should take a formal position denouncing the remarks and demanding action from the NBA. [Updated at 4:07 p.m. PDT, April 26, 2014: Garcetti issued further remarks: "These statements are offensive and despicable and have no place in Los Angeles.
April 26, 2014 |
The Los Angeles Clippers have issued a formal response to racist statements allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling on an audio recording that was reported by TMZ late Friday . Clippers President Andy Roeser says in the statement that the team does not know if the man recorded is Sterling but that the statements do not reflect Sterling's "views, beliefs or feelings. " Furthermore, Roeser claims the woman on the tape is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Sterling family that claims she embezzled more than $1.8 million.
April 26, 2014 |
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday evening that racist remarks allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling were “truly offensive and disturbing” and said the league intended to conduct an investigation into the recording's authenticity that would “move extraordinarily quickly,” possibly concluding in the next few days. Silver would not comment on possible repercussions for Sterling should the league be satisfied it was his voice on the recording.
March 27, 2014 |
Zac Efron was involved in an altercation with transients in downtown L.A. in the wee hours on Sunday, and as with most things that happen in the big city after midnight, the details are, well, fuzzy. First, here's what police said on the record: Efron and a friend were waiting at Temple Street near the 110 Freeway when officers were flagged to the area by a third party, L.A. Now reported. The cops arrived around 2:30 a.m. and found evidence of an altercation. A police spokesman had no other details about what had gone down, but authorities confirmed that the "High School Musical" star had tangled with at least one transient after becoming "stranded" in the sketchy area.
February 28, 2014 |
Robin Thicke isn't quite ready to give up on Paula Patton, if his recent actions are any indication. The singer, whose separation from his actress wife became public with a joint announcement Monday, expressed his intentions to the crowd at his Thursday concert in Fairfax, Va. "For y'all that don't know, me and my wife separated, but I'm trying to get my girl back," he said on stage . "She's a good woman. " Previously, caught on video at Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport, he told a TMZ cameraman that he was "just trying to get her back, man. " All that's in line with reports that it was Patton, not Thicke, who drew the line when it came to initiating their split.
February 24, 2014 |
Alec Baldwin says he's leaving public life, delivering that news in a very public way with a lengthy missive in Monday's New York magazine. "I'm aware that it's ironic that I'm making this case in the media - but this is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again," Baldwin told writer Joe Hagan in the piece, which can be read in full at New York's Vulture site. ------------ FOR...