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Beverly Hills Youth Soccer Ref Slams 'Despicable' Parents

He denounces entitled attitudes in resignation letter

(Newser) - A referee administrator for youth soccer in Beverly Hills says he is resigning for a simple reason: He hates many of the parents and their entitled attitudes. In an emailed resignation letter obtained by the Ankler , Avery Krut of the Beverly Hills branch of the American Youth Soccer Organization tells... More »

Beverly Hills Cops Investigating Toback, Weinstein

They say they have received 'multiple complaints' about both men

(Newser) - Legal problems are multiplying for Harvey Weinstein and James Toback: The Beverly Hills Police Department said Tuesday that it is investigating "multiple complaints" involving Weinstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting or harassing scores of women, Deadline reports. The department later issued an almost identical statement about director... More »

Bieber Accidentally Runs Down Photographer

He stayed at scene until cops arrived

(Newser) - Justin Bieber accidentally drove into a photographer Wednesday night in an incident captured by many of the man's fellow paparazzi. The singer ran over the man, one of many photographers surrounding his vehicle, as he was leaving a City Church event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, TMZ... More »

NSFW Ad for $100M Home Stars Gold- Coated Women

Beverly Hills residence has champagne vault, car museum, and a really weird sales video

(Newser) - "Come for the sale ... Stay for the sexy fantasy chicks!" That's the way TMZ plugs a bizarre video trying to sell what's being touted as Beverly Hills' most expensive home: a $100 million retreat called Opus, the brainchild of film producer Nile Niami, per People . The... More »

Cam Newton Sued for Allegedly Partying Too Hard

Lawsuit claims the Carolina Panthers QB destroyed a rental mansion

(Newser) - Apparently Cam Newton shied away from that Super Bowl fumble because he was (allegedly) saving his body for partying. TMZ reports a lawsuit filed against the Carolina Panthers quarterback by the manager of a luxury hotel rental company claims he did nearly $100,000 in damage to an $11 million... More »

Saudi Prince, 28, Accused of Sex Assault at LA Mansion

Majed Abdulaziz al-Saud allegedly tried to force a worker to perform oral sex on him

(Newser) - A Saudi prince was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles for allegedly attempting to force a worker to perform oral sex on him, the Los Angeles Times reports. A neighbor tells the paper that someone described as "a resident" reportedly saw a bloody woman attempting to climb over the 8-foot-high... More »

Crazy Reckless Driving Case in Beverly Hills Gets Weirder

Cars are owned by sheikh who allegedly falsely claimed diplomatic immunity

(Newser) - A case of reckless driving last weekend in Beverly Hills involved a $1.4 million Ferrari, false claims of diplomatic immunity , an alleged death threat, a Middle Eastern sheikh, and zero arrests. The whole thing started Sept. 12 when the swanky Los Angeles neighborhood was terrorized by a yellow Ferrari... More »

Beverly Hills Man Pays $4.8M for 26 Cents in Coins

Kevin Lipton paid the prettiest penny ever for a one-cent piece

(Newser) - One man's cash is another man's treasure. Just ask Kevin Lipton, a Beverly Hills man who placed the winning bid of $2,585,000 for a rare penny last Thursday. Lipton doesn't find anything unusual about paying so much for this rare Birch Cent , one of only... More »

Tech Whiz Snags Beverly Hills' Priciest Home

Markus Persson's new digs include a candy room, iPad-controlled fountains

(Newser) - It's the most expensive home ever sold in Beverly Hills: a 23,000-square-foot mansion with eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms featuring $5,600 toilets, an 18-seat theater, fountains controlled by iPad, vodka and tequila bars, and something called a "candy room." But the $70 million home wasn't... More »

World's 'Longest Poop' Could Fetch $10K

A Beverly Hills gallery will put fossilized excrement on the auction block

(Newser) - This Saturday, a Beverly Hills gallery plans to auction off a piece of crap—literally. The IM Chait Gallery says it will put a 40-inch-long piece of excrement up for auction, and it hopes to fetch around $10,000, LiveScience reports. Why the big bucks? The "eye-watering" poop "... More »

House That Howard Hughes Crashed Into Back in News

It's going to become historic landmark

(Newser) - A mansion on Linden Drive in Beverly Hills is poised to become an official historic landmark for two good reasons: First, the 6,246-square-foot property was built by renowned architect Wallace Neff in 1926. Second, Howard Hughes smashed his plane into it 20 years later. The local heritage commission plans... More »

3.3 Quake Shakes Los Angeles

Small temblor was centered in Beverly Hills

(Newser) - The US Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake early today in the greater Los Angeles area. The magnitude-3.3 quake was centered in Beverly Hills at 3:26am. There are no immediate reports of damage. A Beverly Hills police watch commander said his station has been getting numerous calls from... More »

Cops: No Charges in Whitney's Death

It's not a 'criminal matter,' says Beverly Hills department

(Newser) - Authorities have officially closed the investigation of Whitney Houston's death and will not be filing any charges, reports E! Online . "We have determined that this is not a criminal matter," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. That had been a possibility given the traces... More »

TMZ: Houston May Have Drowned in Tub

Houston's daughter confronts police outside hotel room

(Newser) - Specifics are still sketchy in yesterday's sudden death of Whitney Houston . But here's what's beginning to trickle in:
  • Houston was found by a member of her entourage on the floor of her Beverly Hills hotel room around 3:30pm, reports the LA Times . Paramedics were called at
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Luxury Home Sales Surge in Beverly Hills

Just ask Jennifer Aniston's accountant

(Newser) - Luxury real estate in and around Beverly Hills is selling at a hot pace despite a swell in foreclosures on high-end homes elsewhere in the US, reports the Wall Street Journal . One high-profile example: Jennifer Aniston sold her mansion last summer for $36 million—nearly triple the $13.5 million... More »

America's 5 Priciest Zip Codes

New Jersey, California, and New York neighborhoods top the list

(Newser) - 90210's claim to fame extends beyond Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty. The zip code is also one of the five priciest in America. With the help of Altos Research, Forbes crunched 20,000 zip codes' worth of real estate listings to zero in on the poshest geographic areas in... More »

Writer Leaves Script for Agent—and Cops Blow It Up

Writer left briefcase at talent agency

(Newser) - Rejections are a fact of life for aspiring screenwriters. Rejections involving explosives, not so much. Beverly Hills cops blew up a briefcase containing a writer's script after a talent agent refused to read it, AP reports. The writer, who had been pestering the agency to read his script, left... More »

Ronni Chasen Murder Was a Botched Robbery: Cops

They believe the man who killed himself was her killer

(Newser) - After all kinds of Hollywood-esque twists and turns, police think they've settled the murder of publicist Ronni Sue Chasen . It wasn't a professional hit, just a robbery gone awry. And despite their earlier view to the contrary, they think her killer is Harold Martin Smith, the man who shot himself... More »

Publicist Murder Suspect Kills Self

Suspect shot himself after police arrived at Hollywood hotel

(Newser) - A suspect in the murder of publicist Ronni Chasen killed himself as police served a search warrant at a Hollywood apartment house. The suspect—whose name and exact connection to the killing haven't been disclosed—pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head when confronted by police in... More »

Hollywood Offers Up Ronni Chasen Murder Theories

And they are pretty wild, to say the least

(Newser) - Ronni Chasen's Beverly Hills murder continues to stump detectives , but Hollywood is offering up some pretty crazy ideas about what happened to the famed publicist. "One theory is that somebody close to Ronni had substantial gambling debts of up to half a million dollars, and she was being chased... More »

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