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Quentin Tarantino Is Now a Married Man

Director marries Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino can now claim his own true romance. People confirms the 55-year-old director married 35-year-old Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick in a small ceremony Wednesday in Los Angeles. The two met nearly a decade ago while Tarantino was promoting Inglourious Basterds, broke up, then "reconnected" in 2015,... More »

Man Accused of Using Vehicle in Potential Hate Crime

He tried to run down pedestrians outside an LA synagogue, police say

(Newser) - Witnesses say a driver tried to run down pedestrians outside a Los Angeles synagogue Friday night—and then did a U-turn for a second attempt at running them over. Security camera footage shows the vehicle plowing across traffic after the attack, hitting two vehicles. Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, a US citizen... More »

Looking for Holiday Gifts? These Oscars Are Up for Grabs

Statuettes for 'Mutiny on the Bounty,' 'Gentleman's Agreement' up for sale in rare auction

(Newser) - Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to Mutiny on the Bounty in 1936 and another given to Gentleman's Agreement in 1948 will go up for auction in... More »

Hollywood Star Bloodied in Dive Bar 'Death Match'

It's part of David Arquette's wrestling comeback

(Newser) - David Arquette's wrestling comeback took an ugly turn Friday when he participated in a so-called "death match" that left him bloodied and clutching an open wound, Fox News reports. The 47-year-old Scream actor faced off against Nick Gage at the Hi Hat bar in Los Angeles, where they... More »

Dad's Alleged Role in Kids' Deaths 'Shocks the Conscience'

Ali Elmezayen faces fraud charges given insufficient evidence of murder

(Newser) - What at first appeared to be a tragic accident is now labeled a "coldhearted scheme." Two children, ages 8 and 13, died on April 9, 2015, when the car their father was driving sped off a Los Angeles wharf and sank. Ali Elmezayen, whose window was open, quickly... More »

Looking for Love? Try These Places

WalletHub's 10 best (and worst) picks for singles

(Newser) - They don't call it "Hotlanta" for nothing. The Georgia capital has attained the No. 1 spot on WalletHub's best cities for singles , based on the site's look at more than 180 metropolitan areas. The metrics considered everything from how much dating activities cost—from cocktail prices... More »

Smell of Smoke From Fires in Bay Area 'Overwhelming'

An unhealthy air quality alert has been issued, 40K people displaced; SoCal dealing with its own fires

(Newser) - Authorities have issued an unhealthy air quality alert for parts of the San Francisco Bay Area as smoke from a massive wildfire drifts south, polluting the air. Officials say thousands of structures in the town of Paradise, 180 miles northeast of San Francisco, were destroyed by the blaze that has... More »

Informant's Reference to 'GH' May Be Black Dahlia Clue

Steve Hodel says initials refer to his physician father, who he thinks is the legendary killer

(Newser) - A retired Los Angeles detective who's long claimed to have solved one of the most vile murders in American history says he has new evidence pointing the finger squarely at … his father. Steve Hodel has spent decades researching the 1947 murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, dubbed the... More »

Intruder Meets Match in Boy Meets World Actor

William Daniels, 91, who played Mr. Feeny on hit sitcom, scared off would-be burglar at Calif. home

(Newser) - An elderly alum of Boy Meets World foiled an intruder Saturday night, illuminating the suspect both literally and (hopefully) metaphorically. Entertainment Weekly reports that William Daniels, 91, who played Mr. Feeny on the hit sitcom, was at the San Fernando Valley, Calif., home he shares with his wife, 89-year-old actress... More »

Elon Musk: Our First Tunnel Ready in December

His Boring Company plans to open a demonstration tunnel in suburban LA

(Newser) - Elon Musk thinks he can transform public transportation with speedy underground hyperloops , and he says the public will get its first real look at what he means in December. In a tweet , Musk said the first tunnel built by his Boring Company will open Dec. 10. This particular tunnel, however,... More »

Bruce Dern Takes a Tumble During Jog

82-year-old actor 'in good spirits' after breaking hip while on run in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Even at the age of 82, Bruce Dern is known for his fit lifestyle, heading out for daily jogs around Los Angeles. The actor has had a bit of a setback, though it appears he'll recover: TMZ reports Dern was running in Runyon Canyon close to 4pm Friday when... More »

Selena Gomez in Treatment After Hospital 'Meltdown': Reports

Sources tell TMZ, 'People' that singer had an 'emotional breakdown' tied to her health

(Newser) - Selena Gomez has reportedly had some medical issues over the past few weeks, and they may have led to what TMZ is calling an "emotional breakdown." Sources tell the site the 26-year-old singer is currently at an East Coast psychiatric center after two reported visits to Cedars-Sinai Medical... More »

Typhus Outbreak Hits Downtown LA

There have been nine cases of the flea-borne disease in recent months

(Newser) - Health officials are working to get a handle on an outbreak of typhus in downtown Los Angeles. Nine cases of the flea-borne disease were reported between July and September, the Los Angeles Times reports, adding that there are typically about 200 cases reported nationwide each year. Typhus is caused by... More »

NYC No Longer Has the Most Super-Rich People

That honor transfers to Hong Kong

(Newser) - Looking to hobnob with the rich but not necessarily famous? Although New York City used to be where you'd be find the largest population of super-rich people in the world, Hong Kong has taken over the top spot this year, CNNMoney notes. That's per a new report from... More »

'Serial Rapist' Written on Cosby's Walk of Fame Star

It's not the first time the star has been defaced

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was found vandalized early Tuesday, the words "serial rapist" written on it with black marker. Los Angeles police are investigating, reports the Los Angeles Times , which has a picture of the defaced star. Cosby, 81, received the star in... More »

Tim Conway's Daughter: Put Me in Charge

The 'Carol Burnett' actor is suffering from dementia

(Newser) - The actor who made America laugh with the "Oldest Man" and "Mr. Tudball" is suffering from dementia, People reports. Tim Conway, perhaps best known for co-starring in The Carol Burnett Show in the 1970s, is at a nursing facility where he's barely responsive and has others tending... More »

Now LA Cops Are Investigating Asia Argento

Police want to talk to Jimmy Bennett after he said he had sex with the Italian actress when he was 17

(Newser) - Authorities said Monday they're now looking into sexual assault allegations against Italian actress Asia Argento—one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris said investigators want to talk to Jimmy Bennett or his representatives about the alleged incident at... More »

One US City Will Now Scan Its Subway Commuters

Devices in LA Metro will 'quickly and unobtrusively screen individuals for concealed threats'

(Newser) - All humans emit body waves, but if they're concealing an object under their clothes, that object blocks the waves—exactly what the Transportation Security Administration is banking on with the installation of the country's first body scanners in a transit agency. The subway system getting the first crack... More »

A Reach Down, a Slap on a Hippo's Butt, Now a Crime Probe

LAPD looking for man who smacked the backside of 4-year-old hippo at Los Angeles Zoo

(Newser) - By now, everyone should know not to get too close to hippos in the wild or in captivity, but a California man didn't get the memo. Officials at the Los Angeles Zoo tell the Los Angeles Times they've recruited the LAPD to help look for a most unusual... More »

'Brady Bunch House' Bought by Familiar Name

HGTV outbids Lance Bass, among others

(Newser) - The " Brady Bunch House " has a buyer, and it's HGTV. "I'm excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and we'll restore the home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can," David Zaslav, CEO of parent company Discovery, announced Tuesday in... More »

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