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Crews battle small fire in Hollywood Hills

Nov. 10, 2019 12:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small brush fire broke out in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, sending plumes of smoke that could be seen for several miles. The Los Angeles Fire Department said firefighters on the air and on the ground had stopped the forward progress of the 34-acre blaze Saturday. Officials...

'Jersey Shore' star pleads not guilty to domestic violence

Nov. 9, 2019 12:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, child endangerment, false imprisonment and other misdemeanors after his arrest last month in the Hollywood Hills. The 33-year-old Ortiz-Magro entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles to seven misdemeanor...

Press group: Hollywood libel lawsuit could set bad precedent

Nov. 8, 2019 2:53 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Free press advocates in Virginia are concerned that a libel lawsuit between Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard could set a bad precedent. The Virginia Press Association asked Friday to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Depp filed against Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says he was...

5 screenwriters get career jumpstart with film academy honor

Nov. 8, 2019 12:14 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Five emerging screenwriters gained the film academy's stamp of admission into Hollywood with help from an ensemble of actors that included Tyrese Gibson and Amandla Stenberg. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored each screenwriter at the Nicholl Fellowships in...

Burnouts on Hollywood Blvd: F1 drivers bring racing to LA

Oct. 30, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo visited Los Angeles for the first time about five years ago after his cousin moved here, and the Renault driver quickly realized he felt right at home. He even bought a big house in the Hollywood hills last year. Although Formula One keeps him in Europe for most of the...

The Latest: Major LA freeway reopens after man surrenders

Oct. 29, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a long shutdown of a major Los Angeles freeway (all times local): 10:20 a.m. An hours-long closure of a major Los Angeles freeway has ended after a man standing on a ledge of an overpass surrendered to police. KTLA-TV reports the man gave up around 10 a.m. Tuesday after...

Man threatening to jump off overpass snarls LA traffic

Oct. 29, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man threatening to jump off an overpass onto the 101 Freeway in Hollywood has forced major traffic jams for hours as officials closed lanes on both sides of one of the city's largest arteries. Fire officials say Tuesday in a statement the incident began around 11 p.m....

Police: Gang extortion attempt led to LA market shootout

Oct. 28, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A shootout that wounded at least one person outside a Los Angeles market on Monday involved the business owner and members of a street gang who had been trying to extort him out of $100,000, a police official said. Employees were washing gang graffiti from the walls of Royal Fresh Market...

From hated to hero: Dwight Howard's Hollywood comeback story

Oct. 28, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard swatted the shot into the stands and playfully wagged his index finger, his famous smile visible to the back of the lower bowl at Staples Center. And not for the first time Sunday night, thousands of Lakers fans rose from their seats and cheered for the single most reviled...

Stars advocate for progress at honorary Oscars event

Oct. 28, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received honorary Oscars on Sunday. Dire...