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From comedians to pop stars, some world leaders take office with little or no political experience

From comedians to pop stars, some world leaders take office with little or no political experience
  • Lauren Mayberry reads Omarosa’s new book on Lovett or Leave It: Stream FWC: Lauren Mayberry reads Omarosa’s new book on Lovett or Leave It: Stream

    Lovett or Leave It is a weekly podcast hosted by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett in which he and a panel of guests dissect the week’s headlines with a humorous and snarky slant. If you’re still looking for something fill the void created when Jon Stewart departed The Daily Show, it’s a pretty great option. Understandably, Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new…

  • If Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't fix the DMV before he leaves office, it's a black mark on his legacy FWC: If Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t fix the DMV before he leaves office, it’s a black mark on his legacy

    Gov. Jerry Brown hit a road bump and maneuvered out of a perilous jam en route to retirement. Brown’s gubernatorial days are numbered — he’ll be termed-out at year’s end — but he’s hardly a lame duck. At least not yet. He still has plenty of political muscle in the Capitol. That’s because in September…

  • Essential California: Money to help the mentally ill is left unspent FWC: Essential California: Money to help the mentally ill is left unspent

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Aug. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES When California voters passed a tax on high-income residents in 2004, backers said it would make good on the state’s “failed promise” to help counties…

  • Actors opt for a scene change in the Hollywood Hills FWC: Actors opt for a scene change in the Hollywood Hills

    Actors Xander Berkeley and Sarah Clarke sold a home in the Hollywood Hills this summer for $2.2 million. The 1925 Mediterranean-style house features a Batchelder fireplace, stained-glass windows and original architectural details. An updated kitchen, a formal dining room and a media room are within…

  • QUIX teams up with Vincent for hard-hitting ‘Hero’ FWC: QUIX teams up with Vincent for hard-hitting ‘Hero’

    New Zealand native QUIX has had a steady rise, thanks to hard-hitting releases on the likes of Mad Decent and Dim Mak. The producer has released another track on Dim Mak, and this time he has linked up with Vincent and vocalist David Shane to collaborate on the song. “Hero” is not a track for those looking for some airy chords…

  • Winona Ryder believes she may have actually married Keanu Reeves on set of Dracula FWC: Winona Ryder believes she may have actually married Keanu Reeves on set of Dracula

    There’s an episode of The Office where Dwight tricks Angela into marrying him by staging a wedding demonstration with a real priest. That’s essentially what Winona Ryder thinks happened with Keanu Reeves 25 years ago on the set of Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stroker’s Dracula — and she believes the two might still be actually married. In one of the films many memorable scenes,…

  • Simone Biles dresses 'for the survivors' while winning her fifth U.S. gymnastics title FWC: Simone Biles dresses ‘for the survivors’ while winning her fifth U.S. gymnastics title

    The color choice wasn’t a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors. The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her fifth…

  • Black Coffee and Virgil Abloh are the latest adds to Marrakech’s highly anticipated Oasis Festival FWC: Black Coffee and Virgil Abloh are the latest adds to Marrakech’s highly anticipated Oasis Festival

    From its very first lineup announce, Morocco’s Oasis Festival promised to be the ultimate who’s who booking of electronic dance music, and the festival has yet to disappoint. There’s now less than a month between when its artists will embrace the surreal Atlas mountains backdrop, and still, Oasis continues to impress. The festival’s just announced two more special guests for its September…