Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times

Jonah Valdez

Los Angeles Times

Southern California, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jonah:

Hulu cuts ties with Justin Roiland of 'Rick and Morty'

Hulu has ended its relationship with Justin Roiland amid domestic violence charges against him. He helped create Hulu shows "Solar Opposites" and "Koala Man." → Read More

Jeremy Renner was trying to save his nephew when he was run over by a snowplow

When Jeremy Renner was crushed by a snowplow on New Year's Day, the actor was trying to save his adult nephew, according to a sheriff's report. → Read More

Universal Studios' 'Waterworld' performer hospitalized

A Universal Studios Hollywood 'Waterworld' stunt performer was pulled unconscious from the water and required CPR before he was taken to a hospital. → Read More

Hilaria Baldwin seeks 'empathy' amid Alec's 'Rust' charges

After Alec Baldwin learned he would face involuntary manslaughter charges, wife Hilaria Baldwin wore a sweatshirt with a less-than-subtle message. → Read More

With Alec Baldwin manslaughter charges, will 'Rust' ever get made?

Actor Alec Baldwin will face criminal charges in the accidental, on-set fatal shooting of a cinematographer. What now for 'Rust'? → Read More

Stephen A. Smith apologizes to Rihanna for Beyoncé comparison

During an appearance on "Sherri," ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith said Rihanna "ain't Beyoncé" when asked about next month's Super Bowl halftime show. → Read More

Actor Julian Sands identified as one of two missing hikers in San Gabriel Mountains

Julian Sands, a 65-year-old British actor, has been missing since last week in the Mt. Baldy area and is being searched for in the SoCal mountains. → Read More

Britney Spears laughs off reports of restaurant meltdown

A staffer at a local restaurant tells Page Six that another diner, not Britney Spears, sparked the singer's allegedly odd public behavior last Friday. → Read More

Prince Harry's 'Spare' causes lengthy waits at libraries

At the Los Angeles Public Library, thousands of borrowers are on a wait list for its copies of "Spare." Some in Orange County face a wait time of one year. → Read More

Khloé Kardashian to attend funeral of Tristan Thompson's mom

Khloé and Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner plan to fly to Toronto for the funeral of Tristan Thompson's mom. Khloé and the former NBA player share two kids. → Read More

How former Disney actor Dan Benson 'fell into' doing porn

Dan Benson, a veteran of Disney Channel's 'Wizards of Waverly Place,' started doing adult entertainment after nude photos of him leaked online. → Read More

Mel Gibson dropped as co-grand marshal of Mardi Gras parade

Mel Gibson has faced backlash for antisemitic and racist comments. He also pleaded no contest in a violent incident with his his ex-girlfriend. → Read More

That Ryan Seacrest-Andy Cohen feud? Fake news, the hosts say

Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen set the record straight on their alleged New Year's Eve fight, which supposedly started with a wave — or without one. → Read More

Judge dismisses sexual assault suit against Marilyn Manson

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Marilyn Manson filed by model Ashley Morgan Smithline, but she is allowed to file a separate lawsuit later. → Read More

Leslie Jordan will get a loving goodbye on 'Call Me Kat'

It didn't seem right to have a funeral episode for Leslie Jordan's 'Call Me Kat' character, Mayim Bialik said, so he'll get a special sendoff instead. → Read More

‘Too messed up now to type,’ Renner updates fans after accident

Days after a serious accident sent him to the hospital, actor Jeremy Renner updated worried fans on his condition. → Read More

Who is self-described misogynist Andrew Tate?

Influencer Andrew Tate was arrested in Romania on suspicion of human trafficking. But don't blame Greta Thunberg or that pizza box for his apprehension. → Read More

Fashion designer and punk icon Vivienne Westwood has died at 81

English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, whose work popularized British punk aesthetics, died Dec. 29, 2022, in a London suburb. → Read More

Teen actor Tyler Sanders died of an accidental fentanyl overdose

Actor Tyler Sanders, whose credits include 'Fear the Walking Dead' and '9-1-1: Lone Star,' died of a fentanyl overdose in his Glendale apartment. → Read More

Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green diagnosed with stage four cancer

Jeremiah Green, drummer and founder of rock band Modest Mouse, has stage four cancer — but a DJ friend says 'his prognosis is good!' → Read More