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Past articles by Christine:

Arizona town renamed temporarily for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Think of this as Taylor’s version of Glendale, Arizona. Taylor Swift kicks off her Eras Tour on March 17 at State Farm Stadium, and to honor the occasion, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers named the city after her. It’s now called “Swift City.” While Mayor Weiers put Swift’s name in that blank space on Monday morning, […] → Read More

Some celebrities notably absent from the Oscars’ In Memoriam tribute

It is typically the most somber part of the Academy Awards ceremony: the In Memoriam tribute to notable entertainers who have died over the past year. On Sunday night, John Travolta was visibly choked up as he walked on stage to the song “Hopelessly Devoted to You” by Olivia Newton-John, Travolta’s “Grease” co-star who died […] → Read More

Tiger Woods slammed for passing tampon to Justin Thomas after outdriving him

Tiger Woods’ return to action on Thursday has sparked backlash, but it’s not for his golf game. While partaking in the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, fans noticed he passed a Tampax tampon to fellow golfer Justin Thomas. Woods is the tournament’s host. On the ninth hole, Woods outdrove […] → Read More

Rihanna’s over $500K rental for Super Bowl LVII

No doubt Rihanna needed to be well-rested and ready for her big halftime show for Super Bowl LVII. Money appeared to be no object for the “Diamonds” singer to run this town for the big game. During her stay in Arizona, she resided at a Paradise Valley home, about 30 miles from State Farm Stadium, […] → Read More

Bruce Willis diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, family reveals

Bruce Willis’ aphasia condition has progressed to frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD), according to a statement from his family. Bruce’s wife Emma, ex-wife Demi, and daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn released a statement through the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration on Feb. 16. “Since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s […] → Read More

Actress Raquel Welch dies at 82

Legendary Hollywood actress Raquel Welch has died. Her manager Steve Sauer issued a statement to KTLA to announce her passing. "Raquel Welch, the legendary bombshell actress of film, television, and stage, passed away peacefully early this morning after a brief illness," the statement read. → Read More

Disney releases new ‘Little Mermaid’ trailer, gives 1st look at Ursula

Disney has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” The trailer begins with Halle Bailey, who plays Ariel, swimming in her undersea world with the familiar song, “Part of Your World” playing in the background. Bailey tweeted the 30-second teaser on Wednesday morning and it amassed 1.3 million […] → Read More

Annie Rose Ramos’ journey of service from the Peace Corps to KTLA

Service is a big part of Annie Rose Ramos’ family. It all started with her father, who served in the United States Air Force. Being the youngest of five children, she watched her brother John serve in the U.S. Navy Reserves and her brother Jason become a firefighter. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Annie […] → Read More

Michael Jackson’s estate to sell 50% of music catalog for up to $900M: Report

The estate of the late Michael Jackson is in the process of selling half of its interests in the singer’s music catalog. The deal is reportedly in the range of $800 million to $900 million, according to a report from Variety. While details are unclear, sources report that Sony along with a financial partner is […] → Read More

Janet Jackson kicks off Hollywood Bowl’s summer season

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced the 2023 Hollywood Bowl summer season with concerts and performances between June and September. Pop icon Janet Jackson opens up the season with her Together Again tour stopping by on June 10. Hip-hop star Ludacris will join her onstage along with a special appearance by musicians of YOLA (Youth […] → Read More

Nick Carter files countersuit against 2 rape accusers

Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter has filed a countersuit against two women who claim he raped them in the early 2000s. Back in December, Shannon “Shay” Ruth sued Carter after claiming he raped her when she was 17 years old back in 2001. Carter was also accused of rape by singer Melissa Schuman in 2017. […] → Read More

Beyonce to add 2nd Inglewood show to Renaissance World Tour

Big news for the L.A. Beyhive. SoFi Stadium announced a second show of Beyonce’s Renaissance World Tour at the Inglewood venue in a now-deleted post on Instagram. “SECOND SHOW ADDED,” the stadium’s post read. “Due to overwhelming demand, @beyonce’s RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR at #SoFiStadium on September 3! Register now for access to tickets.” The superstar is set to […] → Read More

HARD Summer 2023 music festival returns to L.A. after 10 years

The annual HARD Summer 2023 music festival is headed back to Los Angeles this August for the first time in 10 years. This year marks the 15th edition of the festival and will be combining three L.A. venues: LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park and BMO Stadium. The festival’s acts will be spread across those three […] → Read More

The Rock not likely to appear at L.A.’s Wrestlemania 39, Triple H says

Finally, WWE fans may have an answer on whether Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will make his return to the squared circle for Wrestlemania 39. WWE personality and creative head, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, say it is unlikely the People’s Champ will return to the annual event. Wrestlemania is considered the Super Bowl of the wrestling […] → Read More

Jeremy Renner injured saving nephew in snow plow accident: Report

Actor Jeremy Renner was trying to save his nephew when he was injured in a snowplow accident on New Year’s Day. Renner was clearing snow when he was run over by his PistenBully snowplow while attempting to divert it away from his nephew, according to a police report obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “In an […] → Read More

Britney Spears claims invasion of privacy after wellness check prompted by fans

Britney Spears is speaking out after deputies with the Ventura County, California sheriff’s department showed up at her home this week to conduct a wellness check. Fans called authorities due to concerns about the pop star deleting her Instagram account. “I love and adore my fans but this time things went a little too far,” […] → Read More

Drake’s Los Angeles home reportedly burglarized, suspect arrested

An intruder reportedly broke into Drake’s mansion near Beverly Hills on Thursday night. Police sources tell TMZ that officers responded to the hip-hop star’s home after his security team spotted an unknown man leaving the house and appeared to be “carrying something in the process.” The site reports that the suspect disappeared when officers arrived, […] → Read More

Sheryl Lee Ralph to sing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ at Super Bowl LVII

Actress and singer, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at this year’s Super Bowl. The announcement comes weeks after Ralph won the Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Abbott Elementary.” “Someone wake me up from this dream,” the Emmy award winner tweeted […] → Read More

Full list of 2023 Oscar nominations, Michelle Yeoh makes history

The nominations for the 95th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning by actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams in Beverly Hills. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led with 11 nominations, and the movie’s actress, Michelle Yeoh, made history as the first Asian nominated in the Best Actress category. As the nominations were read, there […] → Read More

Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh and more celebs react to the Monterey Park mass shooting

Condolences are pouring in as celebrities stand in solidarity with the victims of the mass shooting in Monterey Park. “My heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones in this senseless attack last night in Los Angeles. At a time when our community should be celebrating new beginnings, we are now mourning,” actress […] → Read More