West Hollywood celebrates high court’s rulings on gay marriage

Hollywood Park traditions prepare to find new homes

Melvin, 25, held him in a long hug. When the high court next left standing a ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8 clearing the way for same-sex marriages to resume in the state the pair kissed. Then they cheered and cut into the cake, popped open a bottle of champagne, shook it and sprayed it over those nearby. Now, Melvin and Brown proclaimed, they can start planning their wedding. The mood Wednesday across West Hollywood was jubilant.
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The movie follows young, idealistic New Yorkers (Stiles and Diggs) as they visit their wealthier and longer-married friends in a ritzy Midwestern mansion. But money barely disguises the contempt behind the wealthy couple’s marriage, and we quickly see it fractured to the point of disintegration. As the film flashes forward a couple years, we now see that the Midwestern couple has repaired their marriage (made possible only by a painful accident), while the young idealists struggle under a mountain of college debt and the stresses of having a newborn in Manhattan.
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Hollywood Warns Gays: Careful What You Wish For (WATCH)

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Ole Bob Bowers, the sire of John Henry, tied the world record for 1 1/8 miles in the Tanforan, and Both Ends Burning won it twice in the 1980s. Tanforan the race track burned down in 1964. Bay Meadows picked up the Tanforan Handicap, then it was passed on to Golden Gate Fields, where its last running was 2006.
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Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin’ Monday – Train With Madonna!

Bring on a Hollywood-style disaster for the blockbuster film

This Thursday, Nicole will select 30 fitness and dance enthusiasts who will learn Madonna’s dance-inspired “Addicted to Sweat” training routine, and later that day will perform it with Madonna herself. For those Madonna fans who can’t sign up for the contest, there’s more Madame M on EPIX TV. The network is airing “Madonna: The MDNA Tour.” It’s an inside look at the singer’s recent tour. The documentary airs this Saturday. For more information, check out http://www.epixhd.com . — Terri MacLeod Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc .
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Hollywood “boiler room” sold $2 million in fake precious metals; two arrested

After making the investment with Midas Asset Exchange, investors typically received account statements showing the alleged purchase of metals. Investors claimed that Frade and Quinones led them to believe that the metals listed on the account statements would be stored for them in a vault or other safe place until such time as they desired to sell. The investigation revealed that only a small portion of investor money was used to trade possessory rights to precious metal inventory, and none of it was used to purchase or store the physical metals. Instead, the majority of the money obtained from investors is alleged to have been used to pay business expenses and for the personal benefit of Frade and Quinones.
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Madonna kicks off the MDNA North America Tour Opener in Philadelphia on August 28, 2012 -- Getty Images

This was thanks to a record 100 ” global promotional partners “, including Gillette, Lego, Walmart, Converse, Carl’s Jr burgers and Hershey’s Twizzlers. Even the US National Guard has chipped in with its ” Soldier of Steel ” recruitment campaign. Clearly, we’re headed for some dystopian sci-fi future where blockbusters will make a profit even if nobody goes to see them at all.
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Huawei phones: Hollywood meets Silicon Valley

Huawei, probably better known as a leading telecoms gear maker under fire from US politicians over its potential links to the Chinese state, is looking to drive sales of its consumer devices, but is hobbled by not having effective consumer retail channels. Traditionally, it co-brands its devices with carriers. In an interview on Friday, Guo told Reuters he sees this changing as Huawei shifts from focusing on the technology in its devices to better understanding consumers’ tastes and perceptions.
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Lesbians gather with pride in West Hollywood

Several women on motorcycles at the front of the march stopped in a line, honking their horns and holding the sound in a loud farewell. The L.A. Pride Parade — one of the largest gay pride parades in the U.S. — will begin at 11 a.m.
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Hollywood Honors Comic Genius Mel Brooks

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Wilder, who has worked with the director on several movies, declared, “I don’t think there’s any man anywhere who’s like you. I love you, Mel.” Scorsese presented Brooks with his award, and told the crowd, “Mel has made his own tradition of greatness, and it’s that tradition – drawing from the past, honoring it, toying with it, vamping on it, extending it to places wise men, very funny men previously feared to go – that’s what we’re celebrating here and honoring tonight. Mel has always made his own way, and he brought us all along for the joyride.” After accepting his prize, Brooks revealed, “Movies saved my life.
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Hollywood Remembers Top Stylist Annabel Tollman, Dead at 39

Her ability to translate her own old-Hollywood aesthetic onto the modern-day red carpet earned her a legion of fans, the role of spokeswoman for eBay Fashion in 2010 and recognition as one of THR’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood in 2011 . Tollman also had a show in creative development with Bravo. Her loss is being felt throughout the industry. “Annabel was one of those people who just made life better,” adds Andrew Saffir, founder of film marketing firm The Cinema Society and a close friend of Tollman.
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