Hollywood

"Flower Girl," a stencil on a massive brick wall by popular street artist Banksy, is displayed in a warehouse in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)

Banksy mural fetches $209K at California auction

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A mural stenciled on the side of a Hollywood gas station five years ago by the British street artist Banksy has fetched more than $200,000 at a Beverly Hills auction. […]

12/06/2013

Hollywood Bowl

Arts, culture add $500B to nation’s GDP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts […]

12/05/2013

Israel's flag

Hollywood’s Arnon Milchan says he was Israeli spy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Stories about Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan’s alleged double life have been circulating for years. Now, the Israeli businessman behind hits like “Pretty Woman,” ”Fight Club” and “L.A. Confidential” has finally come forth […]

11/25/2013

No landmark status for LA’s Tower Records building

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) – LA music fans are singing the blues after the West Hollywood City Council voted to deny landmark status for the Sunset Strip building that formerly housed the flagship Tower Records […]

11/19/2013

Chef Jamie Gwen

Chef Jamie Gwen’s radio show nominated for Taste Award

KFWB NEWS TALK 980 congratulates Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen, the Syndicated Radio Show hosted by TV and Radio personality Jamie Gwen, which has been honored with a nomination from The Taste Awards under the […]

11/14/2013

Film group backs antipiracy curriculum for schools

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to learning about the evils of Internet piracy, Hollywood studios and the major music labels want kids to start young. A nonprofit group called the Center for […]

11/11/2013

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously awarded to Janis Joplin

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Singer Janis Joplin posthumously received the 2,510th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, with her friend Kris Kristofferson performing a special acoustic version of “Me and Bobby McGee.” Joplin’s siblings, […]

11/04/2013

Martin Kaplan, a professor USC's Norman Lear Center. (AP Photo/University of Southern California, Kim Manresa).

Hollywood targeted to give health care law a boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant […]

11/04/2013

Jane's Addiction founder Perry Farrell, second from right, with fans after a concert in San Diego in 1990. (Photo credit: Cyndee Maxwell)

Jane’s Addiction to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – The influential alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction will receive the 2,509th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Oct. 30. The star will be in front of Playmates of Hollywood at 6436 Hollywood Blvd., […]

10/23/2013

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tour companies booted from Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tourists will no longer be hassled by tour bus companies on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in an effort by city officials to make the area more safe and inviting. Beginning this […]

10/20/2013

San Andreas fault looking southeast in the San Joaquin Valley (AP Photo)

Report: Calif. quake mapping has slowed

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Very few earthquake faults in California have been mapped over the past two decades despite an ambitious campaign launched in the early 1970s to help scientists learn more about the state’s […]

10/20/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen gives $10K to NH waitress for soldiers’ tab

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab for two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown has been repaid — more than 300 times over — […]

10/18/2013

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