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Pilot program to divert 911 calls about homelessness in LA

Nov. 23, 2021 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles residents who dial 911 for nonviolent issues related to homelessness will have their calls diverted away from law enforcement to trained, unarmed professionals under a pilot program announced Tuesday. The new initiative is being tested in...

Embattled Time’s Up, post-Cuomo, announces a ‘major reset’

Nov. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Confusion over purpose and mission. Lack of focus on long-term goals. Ineffective communication internally and externally. Lack of accountability for top officials, especially the CEO. Too politically partisan, and too aligned with Hollywood. These...

Film crew union narrowly approves contract with producers

Nov. 16, 2021 19:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film industry crew members have narrowly voted to approve a pair of contracts with Hollywood producers after a standoff that came within days of a strike that would have halted productions across the U.S., union leaders said Monday. The agreements...

'Rust' tragedy, labor climate frame Hollywood contract vote

Nov. 11, 2021 19:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In weighing his vote on a proposed union contract with Hollywood producers, veteran stagehand Matthew “Doc” Brashear looked closely at the agreement and beyond, to the now-closed New Mexico film set where a cinematographer died. For crew member...

Natalie Wood was assaulted by Kirk Douglas, sister alleges

Nov. 04, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, it's been one of Hollywood's darkest rumors: A teen-age Natalie Wood was sexually assaulted by a top movie star more than twice her age when she met with him at a hotel in Los Angeles. In a memoir coming out next week, Wood's younger sister...

Gucci's star-studded fashion show shines bright in Hollywood

Nov. 03, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams sitting in the front row, Alessandro Michele’s nostalgic clothing designs inspired by old Hollywood glam shined just as bright during a Gucci fashion show in Los Angeles. Jared Leto and Macaulay...

Diversity study: TV looks more like US and viewers approve

Oct. 26, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television fare that reflects the nation’s increasing racial and ethnic diversity is finding favor with industry gatekeepers and viewers, according to a study of the 2019-20 TV season released Tuesday. Despite the pandemic that stymied Hollywood...

Stars stunned by 'mismanaged set' in fatal prop-gun shooting

Oct. 26, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As questions linger about safety protocols on the movie set where Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer with a prop gun he’d been told was safe, Hollywood professionals say they’re baffled by the circumstances and production crews have quickly stepped up safety...

Extra crispy: Max Fried can't pitch Braves into World Series

Oct. 22, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Fried had every ingredient in front of him for the biggest day of his baseball life at Dodger Stadium. The Braves ace from Santa Monica took the mound Thursday night with the opportunity to pitch Atlanta into its first World Series of the 21st...

Curry, Warriors stun James, Lakers 121-114 in opener

Oct. 20, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening night in Hollywood went well for three quarters for Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. But it was a flop for their new supporting cast, including L.A. native and...