McDonald’s has announced that it would no longer market junk food to kids and it’s going to include more fruits and vegetables in on its adult menu. The move came after another fast food joint, Burger King, rolled out the lower-calorie French fries it has dubbed “Satisfries.” Apparently, they are 20% healthier but “taste the same.”
Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed the Hollywood veteran to be the city’s first film czar and head up the new Entertainment Industry and Production Office. The office is designed to make it easier to film movies and television shows in the city and to lobby for money to boost the California’s film incentive program. Sherak is a familiar face around Hollywood.
Guido Barilla, chairman of the Italy-based pasta brand Barilla, stated in an Italian radio interview that the company would never display gay families in their ads. This led to a firestorm on Twitter by gay rights activists sounding the call to boycott Barilla productions, including pastas, cookies and bread.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch faces bipartisan criticism of her private meeting with Bill Clinton; we look at the slew of gun bills passed by the California Legislature and outline the props that will be on the ballot in November; and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. TGI-FilmWeek!
Boris Johnson backed out of running for prime minister today, we look at the reasons why and who could be the next leader; the Academy responds to #OscarsSoWhite by bumping the percentage of members of color from 8 percent to 11 percent; and a psychologist shares the pros and cons of being your child's friend
Foreign policy experts explain the newly-released Benghazi report; Would temporarily removing guns from those with temporary restraining orders alleviate gun violence?; and Stanford University researches have found an enormous water reservoir in California – will it save the parched Golden State from the drought?
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