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Celebrity legal affairs
LOS ANGELES — Kathy Griffin has filed a request for a restraining order against her neighbor Jeffrey Mezger, the CEO of KB Homes, following an obscenity-laced tirade he unleashed in response to a complaint to police about noise at his home, apparently generated by his grandchildren. The documents filed in Los Angeles County Court Thursday ask a judge to protect Griffin from her neighbor, the celebrity news website Blast reported. The Blast obtained legal documents that show her...
Extortion and threats
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart’s Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was “involved” with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag said that since images of her became public she has been the subject of lies. “I am not an extortionist. I’m not a stripper. I’m a recording artist and an actress,...
Health care policy
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the last-ditch GOP effort to make good on years of promises to repeal “Obamacare.” “I am sorry he does not understand,” Cassidy said of Kimmel on CNN, arguing that his bill would in fact protect people with pre-existing conditions, a claim that Kimmel as...
Linkin Park will play a one-night-only concert in tribute to late lead singer Chester Bennington. Warner Bros. Records says the show will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Oct. 27. It’s the first time that Linkin Park will perform since Bennington’s July 20 death at his house in Palos Verdes Estates. Warner Bros. says individual band members intend to contribute their fees from the show to Music For Relief in memory of Bennington. The...
LOS ANGELES >> Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in “Paris, Texas,” ‘’Repo Man” and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91. Stanton died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his agent, John S. Kelly, told The Associated Press. Kelly gave no further details on the cause. Never mistaken for a...