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Guy Who Smashed Trump's Star Is, Um, Unapologetic

James Otis says he was fueled by Trump's behavior to women

(Newser) - The guy who smashed Donald Trump's star on the Walk of Fame with a pickax apparently told witnesses his real name, which helped Los Angeles police track him down Thursday. James Otis, who admitted to the crime, was arrested on felony vandalism charges in West Hollywood hours before he... More »

Here's What's Left of Donald Trump's Hollywood Star

Vandal decimated Walk of Fame landmark with pickax, sledgehammer—and it's all on tape

(Newser) - He didn't want to destroy it; he said he wanted to pry it out and sell it. But either way, a guy in construction worker getup smashed Donald Trump's star to bits on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday morning—and now the LAPD is on the hunt,... More »

Trump Finally Gets His 'Border Wall'

Around his Hollywood star, that is

(Newser) - Donald Trump finally got his border wall Tuesday—just not where he expected. Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus erected a 6-inch-tall wall—complete with barbed wire and "keep out" signs—around Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reports CNN . The display—later removed—also included... More »

2 Decades After Her Murder, a Huge Honor for Selena

She'll get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

(Newser) - Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, "the queen of Tejano music," will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 22 years after her death. Selena, who was fatally shot at a Corpus Christi motel by the president of her fan club in 1995, will be honored with the star... More »

Woman Murdered on Walk of Fame—Over $1

She was attacked after taking a photo of a panhandler's sign

(Newser) - A stroll on Hollywood's Walk of Fame turned deadly for one woman who was stabbed Tuesday after refusing to give a trio of panhandlers $1 for a photo she took of their cardboard signs, police say. Christine Calderon, 23, was walking with her co-worker when she took a cellphone... More »

8 Hilarious Octogenarians

A list inspired by—who else?—Betty White

(Newser) - Eighty-eight-year-old Betty White is definitely feeling the love these days, but she’s not the only hilarious octogenarian out there. Nerve lists the eight funniest people over age 80. Among them:
  • Elaine Stritch, 84: Best known for her work on Broadway, Stritch has also guest-starred on 3rd Rock From the
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gets Misspelled Star

She thought "Luis Dreyfus" was funny, wanted it to stay

(Newser) - It’s every copy editor’s dream: Catching a typo…on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. CNN producer (and former copy editor) David Daniel happened to be walking by Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ new star on the Walk of Fame just four hours before the unveiling ceremony when he noticed her name... More »

Frail, Ailing Dennis Hopper Gets Star on Walk of Fame

Battling cancer, actor appears frail but happy

(Newser) - Dennis Hopper received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, appearing weak from his battle with terminal prostate cancer but pleased with the honor. "I just want to thank you," said Hopper, 73. "That's all I can do." The Easy Rider and Blue Velvet ... More »

Reality TV Puts LA Tourism on Map

Who cares about Grauman's Chinese Theatre when you can shop near Paris Hilton?

(Newser) - Gone are the days when tourists came to Hollywood to gawk at the stars on the Walk of Fame. The new hot attractions are reality TV locales. And Los Angeles—hurting for visitors, with hotel occupancy rates down 14%—welcomes the attention: “It’s a new element that we... More »

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