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Sorry Spotify — it’s an iTunes exclusive. Bey dropped it by surprise, sending Twitter into a frenzy and music journalists ripping up their 2013 top 10 lists.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second of three Hobbit films being produced by Peter Jackson, hits theaters Friday, and it features a brand new villain: Smaug.
The former Bell city administrator agreed to plead guilty to two felony charges of illegally avoiding paying federal income taxes. He has already pleaded no contest to state charges.
The new trailer shows the latest take on the character, both classic and updated with modern computer graphics looking to bring the epic monster to life once more.
Rebecca Black just released a new song, "Saturday." Before you cover your ears in fear, I promise, it's better than the SoCal native's viral-because-it's-so-bad "Friday."
Four people died in a car crash early Saturday morning in San Clemente. Both alcohol and speed were factors in the crash according to a preliminary investigation.
Gal Gadot of the "Fast & Furious" franchise will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie. Gadot, 28, hails from Israel.
On the same day actor Paul Walker's autopsy results were released, the team behind the "Fast & Furious" franchise paid tribute to Walker with a new video.
Actor Paul Walker, star of the "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, died in a violent car accident Saturday. The driver was a friend and fellow racing enthusiast.
Paul Crouch, founder of Christian cable station the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died Saturday, according to TBN's website. He was 79 years old.
UFC fighter Shane del Rosario suffered a heart attack Tuesday and is near death at a Southern California hospital.
Former Marine and Iraq War veteran Itzcoatl Ocampo, who allegedly stabbed four Orange County homeless men to death, died in jail
“Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K for the hardcores), home of a man and his robot companions mocking B-movies, is back for an online marathon. Watch it here.
The gunman who allegedly shot an Inglewood police officer and holed up with two hostages was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a standoff.
L.A. comedian Jay Leggett died Saturday at 50 years old. Local comedy theater iO West is holding a memorial for him Monday on their main stage.