LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “All-American Muslim,” a TV reality show celebrated by some and criticized by others for its view of everyday life in an Islamic community, was canceled by its network on Wednesday after one season of slumping viewership.
“We decided not to renew it for a second season,” said Laurie Goldberg, a spokeswoman for the TLC network that aired the program.
LOS ANGELES, March 7 (Reuters) – A pregnant Jessica
Simpson has taken a page from Demi Moore’s celebrity playbook in
a nude cover photo for the April issue of Elle magazine, and the
singer and actress has confirmed the baby will be a girl.
In the cover photo released by the magazine on Wednesday,
Simpson can be seen covering her breasts with her right arm and
hand, and cradling her full abdomen with her left.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apparently OR-7 has a cold, wet nose for the Pacific Northwest.
The lone gray wolf by that name has returned home to Oregon, after captivating biologists and wildlife lovers by becoming the first of his species found in California in over 80 years, officials said on Friday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, an influential voice in U.S. Republican politics known for his attacks on liberals and Democrats, died unexpectedly of natural causes in Los Angeles early on Thursday, his family said. He was 43.
Breitbart was walking last night near his Los Angeles home when he collapsed, said his father-in-law, actor Orson Bean.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A lone gray wolf known as OR-7 has made California home for only two months, but environmental groups on Monday sought to make it easier for the predator’s species to reestablish a foothold in the state after an absence of more than 80 years.
The Center for Biological Diversity and three other conservation groups sent a petition to the California Fish and Game Commission to protect gray wolves as an endangered species under state law and to develop a plan to protect them.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Oscars gave the online community a lot to talk about on Sunday, as the number of social media comments about Hollywood’s biggest night more than tripled from last year in a sign that viewers connected with the show.
This year’s Academy Awards had the Web buzzing about Meryl Streep’s first Oscar victory since 1983, the dangerously cut neckline of singer-actress Jennifer Lopez’s dress and the striking resemblance that French producer Thomas Langmann was said to bear to the late actor Peter Lorre.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Frenchman Michel Hazanavicius won the Oscar for best directing on Sunday for “The Artist,” a homage to Hollywood’s silent era that starred the filmmaker’s wife.
The silent, black-and-white movie which also took the best picture award focuses on a fading star who finds redemption through the love of a woman just as silent movies are being taken over by talkies.
(Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday threw out an animal rights group’s lawsuit accusing SeaWorld of enslaving captive killer whales, ruling that orcas had no standing to seek the same constitutional rights as people.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, had accused the chain of aquatic theme parks of violating the rights of whales under the 13th Amendent of the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In an attempt to regain parents’ trust, educational officials said on Monday they are replacing all staff at a Los Angeles school where two instructors are accused of having sexually abused children.
Police on January 30 arrested Miramonte Elementary instructor Mark Berndt, who they say placed cockroaches on students’ faces and offered them spoonfuls of a substance found to be semen. Four days later they arrested another teacher, Martin Springer, on suspicion of molesting two students.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Bill Hinzman, who was cast on-the-spot as a zombie in 1968 cult film “Night of the Living Dead” in a role that earned him the longlasting admiration of horror fans, has died at age 75, his daughter said.
Hinzman died of cancer on Sunday evening at his home in Darlington, Pennsylvania, his daughter Heidi Hinzman told Reuters.