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CELEBRATING ‘MAMBA MENTALITY:’ Los Angeles says goodbye to Kobe at Staples Center

LOS ANGELES — The lights dimmed to a near pitch-black inside Staples Center. It was silent for a moment. A purple beam of light shined directly at Kobe Bryant’s two retired jerseys above the rafters before Beyonce, to the delight of the crowd, reminded everyone that they were there for a celebration. It was a Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: ABC plans tribute to ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’

A legendary night of television is headed our way May 22 as ABC broadcasts “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear‘s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’” The network’s late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will host the tribute event that will recreate a classic episode from each of the Emmy Award-winning series to Read More…

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Rapper Snoop Dogg receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Wave Wire Services Photo by Kristina Dixon HOLLYWOOD — Rapper Snoop Dogg, a 16-time Grammy nominee, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Nov. 19, four days before the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut album “Doggystyle.” Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, record producer Quincy Jones and the rapper Dr. Dre were Read More…