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Riverside house wishes a happy Halloween with musical light shows after being shut down

Riverside Halloween House "Party Rock Anthem" video.
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A Riverside resident has been doing Halloween light shows since 2008, synchronizing lights on his house with music, and he's back this year with three new songs — after getting shut down for a couple of days.

The house faced controversy this year and was shut down by authorities due to noise complaints, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. However, the house where Kevin Judd was putting on his 12,000-light display received a reprieve, with the show being allowed to go on at certain times.

The displays started out relatively small, but first became a hit on YouTube, going hugely viral with 2011's take on LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem." It brought the group out to the house to shoot a car commercial, and the lights were even used on the American Music Awards.

You have one last chance to see the Halloween magic — it's happening Friday night until 9 p.m. He's also done Christmas shows in the past, so you may be able to come back for more in a couple of months.


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Halloween: Find where famous dead people are in Southern California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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The collection of maps below, put together by Esri, looks at the locations of the eternal resting places of a number of luminaries, including many buried right here in Southern California. It takes you on a tour of these cemeteries with famed residents, just in time for Halloween.

Those whose remains remain local:

  • Michael Jackson (Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale)
  • Marilyn Monroe (Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles)
  • Frank Sinatra (Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City)
  • Marlon Brando (Death Valley and Tahiti)
  • Gangster Bugsy Siegel (Hollywood Forever Cemetery)
  • Vincent Price (Point Dume, Malibu)
  • Bela Lugosi, "Dracula" (Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City)
  • "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates (His former Hollywood Hills home)
  • "Psycho" star Janet Leigh (Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles)
  • "Psycho" author Robert Bloch (Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles)
  • Peter Lorre (Hollywood Forever Cemetery)
  • Heather O'Rourke, "Poltergeist" (Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles)


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Why there's still no Black Widow or Hulk movies (Plus a calendar of all upcoming superhero movies)

President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige onstage during Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

There are plenty of Marvel and DC Comics-based movies coming over the next few years — dozens of them already announced — but some movies that have had fans calling for them are still being left unmade. Here's why those movies aren't hitting your local box office.

Black Widow

Perhaps the most persistent calls for a solo movie have been those for Black Widow. Black Widow and Hawkeye are the only two members of the core Avengers team to not receive solo films yet, and it's a particular matter of concern due to the lack of female superhero films.

At Tuesday's Marvel press event, Marvel executives said that the place for Black Widow at this time is in movies with the rest of the Avengers. However, they did promise a big role for Black Widow coming up in one of the other films; she came close to a co-headliner in "Captain America: Winter Soldier," so there could be more backdoor ways of featuring the character while not launching a solo film if they don't feel the character could carry one.


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Marvel unveils 9 new movies, including 'Captain Marvel,' 'Black Panther': What it all means

Actors Robert Downey Jr. (L) and Chris Evans onstage during Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre on Oct. 28, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Marvel wasn't going to let the recent announcement of 10 forthcoming DC Comics movies go unanswered: On Tuesday at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Marvel laid out its own slate of films in its so-called "Phase 3," going into 2019.

Marvel announced the full titles of nine new films (in addition to the already announced "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man"). Here's a complete rundown of the new films and what they mean:

Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016)

Civil War was one of the most iconic storylines in modern comics, pitting Captain America against Iron Man in a battle over civil liberties as the government called for heroes to register their secret identities with the government. Iron Man sided with the government while the American icon Cap stood for his freedom-centric ideals.


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You can read a pristine $3.2 million copy of Action Comics #1 online

The cover of a near-mint copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman.
Certified Guaranty Company (CGC)

The 1938 Action Comics #1 is the first appearance of Superman and only 50 to 100 copies are known to still exist, making it the most valuable comic of all time. The copy in the best-known condition of the comic classic sold in August for more than $3.2 million on eBay.

Not all of us have the money rattling around in our Scrooge McDuck vault to buy our own, especially the best of its kind. But thanks to modern technology, we can all flip through what a nearly pristine 1938 comic book looks like.

The comic book received a 9.0 on a scale of 10 from the Certified Guaranty Company's comics grading service. To put that in perspective, some dings in a newer comic can take it down to a 9.0 pretty quickly. CGC has put scans of this exact comic up for viewing on their website. Watch this video of the eBay seller flipping through the book, take a peek at a few pages below or check out the full issue at CGC's site:


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