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September 12, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
With the paparazzi ever on the lookout for new places to corner celebrities, Los Angeles International Airport is becoming their new feeding trough. Photographers have free rein in the main terminal and parking lot areas of LAX, and weary celebrities are increasingly running the gantlet when they are at their least glamorous: dressed down and lugging luggage, usually after a long flight. Airport officials said they had noticed a significant increase in the number of paparazzi at the terminals in the last two years, sometimes as many as 60 when word gets around about a big name landing.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By August Brown and Gerrick D. Kennedy, This story has been updated. See below for details.
At 6:28 p.m. Friday, a note appeared on rapper Lil Wayne's Twitter account: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love. " The tweet was meant to quash reports that the hip-hop mogul was gravely ill from an alleged prescription cough medicine overdose. That evening, a representative for the rapper would say only that Lil Wayne was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Los Angeles, recovering from a seizure. On Monday, Wayne's label chief said the rapper had been admitted to the hospital March 12 for a seizure after a video shoot.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
After an endless string of on-camera arguments (or perhaps scripted reality show beefs), Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nassif are splitting. The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" couple, who married in 2002, filed for separation Monday morning, according to TMZ . No word on divorce at this time. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2012 "I'm so sorry that this is happening but my children are my life and sometimes we need to do what's best for them," Bravo star Maloof, 50, told Radar Online , adding, "It's an unfortunate situation but I have to have my kids' best interest at heart.” Nassif, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, gained additional notoriety in early 2011 after he dialed 911 for Charlie Sheen, who later checked into a L.A. hospital for stomach pains (pre-“Torpedo of Truth” outbursts)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
So much for "Forever in Love," Kenny G. Twenty years after that tune came out - and also 20 years after Kenneth Bruce Gorelick and Balynda Benson-Gorelick said "I do" - the smooth-jazz man has filed for divorce. The papers, filed Thursday and obtained by TMZ, cite irreconcilable differences and indicate he's seeking joint custody of their 14-year-old son, Noah. Kenny didn't exactly strike first. Balynda filed for legal separation back in January, according to E! News, a move that's reflected in the paperwork.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The entertainment world hasn't thought much about Rae Dawn Chong lately, but now she's become the latest celebrity trying to backpedal away from an N-word controversy. In a radio interview, Chong -- a veteran of 1980s movie hits like "Commando" and the daughter of comic Tommy Chong -- launched a tirade against Oprah Winfrey, her costar in 1985's "The Color Purple. " Chong -- whose ethnic makeup includes Afro-Canadian and Cherokee roots -- attacked Winfrey for everything from being too fat to too black.  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "Sixty years ago she would have been a housekeeper, luckily," she said on "Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kanye, Kanye, Kanye. Paparazzi just won't stop talking to Kanye West - and Friday afternoon at LAX, it seemed he'd had enough. Again. According to L.A. Now, West is the focus of an LAPD battery investigation after he allegedly put the hurt on a paparazo whose whose insistent questioning of the rapper appears in video from the victim's point of view obtained by TMZ. In the video, after nonstop chatter by the unknown photographer, who was...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The already complex situation involving Gabriel Aubry, Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry saw a new twist Monday as Aubry, Berry's ex-boyfriend, filed a complaint with police detailing his injuries from a Thursday fight with Martinez, Berry's fiancé. Berry and Aubry have been embroiled in a custody dispute over their 4-year-old daughter Nahla, with the actress recently fighting unsuccessfully to be allowed to relocate the girl to France. In court papers filed Monday, Aubry said he suffered a fractured rib, facial bruises and cuts that required stitches, according to L.A. Now . TMZ has nasty pictures of the damage done to the male model's mug. The civil court filing allowed a judge to issue a restraining order keeping Martinez away from Aubry.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lil Wayne wants to set the record straight about his seizures: He has epilepsy. The rapper called in to radio station Power 106 on Thursday to discuss his new album, "I Am Not a Human Being II," and to address concerns raised when he had a series of seizures two weeks ago. His trip to the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, coupled with a lack of info from Camp Weezy and a TMZ story that had him in a medically induced coma, getting his...
SPORTS
December 4, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Nick Lachey seems like such a nice guy. But he is also a die-hard Cincinnati Bengals fan, so he might have built up a lot of frustration over the years. And he might be a bit sensitive about his former boy band. The ex-98 Degrees singer was thrown out of the Bengals-Chargers game in San Diego on Sunday after what was at the very least an altercation with another, unidentified fan. Lachey first reported the incident on Twitter: "Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and couldn't be prouder!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2013 | By Christy Khoshaba
The kiss seen around the world between former "Smash" actress Katharine McPhee and former "Smash" director Michael Morris - both of whom are married - has reportedly been causing some chaos, honey. Morris, married to actress Mary McCormack, found himself feeling the consequences. According to Page Six , McCormack kicked Morris out of their Los Angeles home Sunday when he told her that TMZ photos of him kissing McPhee were about to break online. Morris knew the photos would break, Page Six reports, since he himself tried to buy them from TMZ, hoping to protect his marriage and reputation.
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