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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington commits suicide in Palos Verdes Estates

By Cynthia Washicko and Larry Altman|

After Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s suicide, friends and fans urge help for those with depression

After news broke that Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington committed suicide at a home in Palos Verdes Estates, many fans and musicians took to twitter to share their grievances. A number of people also shared ways for suicidal individuals to s...

By Angela Ratzlaff|


  • Legal proceedings

    Blac Chyna gets restraining order against Rob Kardashian in LA court

    LOS ANGELES — Model Blac Chyna was awarded a temporary restraining order today against Rob Kardashian, who went on a social-media rampage against his former girlfriend and fiancee last week, posting explicit photos and messages about her online. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner James Blancarte issued the order against Kardashian, pending a further hearing on Aug. 8. Kardashian was ordered to not come within 100 yards of Chyna, to not post any additional sexually explicit...

    City News Service|

  • Arrests

    Soccer star Romelu Lukaku arrested in Beverly Hills for loud party

    BEVERLY HILLS >> Soccer star Romelu Lukaku is in trouble for raucous partying in Beverly HIlls. Lukaku, 24, was arrested at a house he was staying at after officers warned him five times to turn down the music at a party, police said Saturday. The striker from Belgium plays for Everton in the Premier League, but Manchester United is trying to sign him to a $97 million deal. It’s not clear why Lukaku was in the Los Angeles area, but Manchester United plays the...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Celebrity News

    Ringo Starr marks 77th birthday in Hollywood with a little help from fans, friends

    HOLLYWOOD >> Like a drummer keeping a consistent beat, Ringo Starr ushered in his 77th birthday the same way he celebrates every year — with a little help from his friends. “I want to thank you for coming out today. It’s my birthday!” the former Beatle told several hundred fans who braved 90 degree temperatures Friday in Hollywood outside Capitol Records, which released all the Beatles albums plus most of Starr’s solo catalog. “No,...

    Denise Quan

  • Legal proceedings

    Blac Chyna to fight Rob Kardashian in court, says attorney Lisa Bloom

    LOS ANGELES — Two days after former paramour Rob Kardashian posted explicit photos and messages about her on social media, Blac Chyna lawyered up today, with noted civil-rights attorney Lisa Bloom announcing she will head to court Monday to request a restraining order against the reality-TV personality. “I just gave Rob Kardashian notice that we’ll be in court Monday seeking restraining orders against him,” Bloom wrote on her Twitter page. Bloom, whose...

    City News Service|

  • Obituaries

    Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, dies at 93

    Joan Lee, longtime wife of Marvel Comics writer-artist Stan Lee, died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 93. “I can confirm the sad news that Joan Lee passed away this morning quietly and surrounded by her family,” a spokesperson for Stan Lee and his family said in a statement Thursday to the Southern California News Group. “The family ask that you please give them time to grieve and respect their privacy during this difficult time.” According to The...

    Anita Bennett

  • Celebrity News

    Maria Menounos steps down from E! News as she battles brain tumor

    NEW YORK — Maria Menounos says she has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and has announced her resignation from E! News. Menounos tells People magazine that she underwent surgery last month to remove a golf-ball-sized tumor discovered in February. Menounos says 99.9 percent of the tumor was removed during the seven-hour procedure on June 8. She says there’s a small chance that it could come back. E! says Monday that Menounos is leaving the network after three...

    The Associated Press|

  • Movie Reviews

    Comic-Con 2017 TV Panels: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘Supernatural’ and the must-see events at SDCC

    There’s so much to see at Comic-Con International in San Diego, but one thing to add to your to-do list should be sitting in on some of the television panels. We’ve looked over all the offerings that have been released so far and here’s our top six picks for each day of the convention: Thursday July 20 • Teen Titans Go: (Cartoon Network) Voice cast members Greg Cipes, Tara Strong and Scott Menville and producers Michael...

    Michelle Mills

  • Theft

    Conrad Hilton, brother to Paris, pleads not guilty in alleged Bentley theft

    LOS ANGELES — The great-grandson of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton pleaded not guilty today to charges that he took a Bentley belonging to his ex-girlfriend’s father and disobeyed a restraining order to stay away from her. Conrad Hughes Hilton, 23, of Los Angeles was charged May 9 with one felony count of driving or taking a vehicle without consent, two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a domestic relations restraining order and one misdemeanor count of contempt of court. His...

    City News Service|

  • Executive branch

    Johnny Depp alludes to presidential assassination, sparking Secret Service’s awareness

    NEW YORK — Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president. “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Depp asked the crowd at Glastonbury Festival, in reference to the death of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. The 54-year-old “Pirates of the...

    By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Celebrity deaths

    Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin in her system, autopsy shows

    “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher had a series of drugs in her system when she suffered a medical emergency on a plane in December and died four days later, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. The coroner’s office released its final autopsy report on the actress Monday, which stated that cocaine was found in her system, along with traces of heroin and MDMA, more commonly referred to as ecstasy. The findings were based...

    Anita Bennett

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