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Ving Rhames says he was held at gunpoint by police in his own home

Ving Rhames says he was held at gunpoint by police in his own home
  • Ving Rhames says he was held at gunpoint by police in his own home FWC: Ving Rhames says he was held at gunpoint by police in his own home

    Ving Rhames says he was recently held at gunpoint by police in his own home. The 59-year-old actor, known for his roles in Pulp Fiction and Mission Impossible, relayed the incident while discussing racism with the host of SiriusXM’s The Clay Cane Show on Friday. “This happened this year,” Rhames recalled. “I open the door and there is a red…

  • The week ahead in SoCal classical music, July 29-Aug. 5: The LA Phil, California Philharmonic and more FWC: The week ahead in SoCal classical music, July 29-Aug. 5: The LA Phil, California Philharmonic and more

    Sundays Live Pianist Daniel Wnukowski performs works by Chopin, Szymanowski, Stojowski, Fitelberg, Tansman and Rathaus. LACMA, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Sun., 6 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6234. Symphonic Dances California Philharmonic performs Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloe” Suite No. 2; De…

  • The week ahead at SoCal museums, July 29-Aug. 5: '69: Déjà Vu' at Pacific Design Center and more FWC: The week ahead at SoCal museums, July 29-Aug. 5: ’69: Déjà Vu’ at Pacific Design Center and more

    Reviews by Leah Ollman (L.O.). Openings Maryam Jafri: I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn’t Inhale First-ever U.S. solo exhibition of works by the conceptual artist. Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 1717 E. 7th St., L.A. Opens Sun.; ends Sept. 30. Closed Mon.-Tue. Free. (213) 928-0833. …

  • Nick Saban’s new deal worth $74 million FWC: Nick Saban’s new deal worth $74 million

    Alabama coach Nick Saban still reigns supreme over college football — in national titles and pay. The university announced an eight-year deal Friday worth at least $74.4 million, which would give Saban college football’s highest annual salary. The agreement runs through 2025, boosting his average…

  • Billboard: deadmau5 Signs Huge Worldwide Deal with AWAL FWC: Billboard: deadmau5 Signs Huge Worldwide Deal with AWAL

    deadmau5 is in his prime and it’s certainly paying off. His new mau5ville project recently saw out its first installment and on top of it all the producer has signed a new recording deal with Kobalt Music‘s AWAL. Billboard has exclusively learned of the new partnership, which focuses on mau5ville, new music and remixes to be released in the coming months. “Global…

  • Usually reluctant to criticize police, readers want change after the Trader Joe's tragedy FWC: Usually reluctant to criticize police, readers want change after the Trader Joe’s tragedy

    Police shootings tend not to prompt more than a handful of readers to write letters to the editor, even when they are the subject of multiple articles in the Los Angeles Times. Perhaps it’s because such incidents are common enough to ignore, or readers tend to withhold their immediate reaction…

  • Russell Simmons, accused of sexual assault, jets off to extradition-free Bali FWC: Russell Simmons, accused of sexual assault, jets off to extradition-free Bali

    Amidst allegations of sexual misconduct and rape brought forth by over a dozen women, Russell Simmons has been spending a majority of his time in Bali, a province which has no extradition treaty with the United States, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, Simmons has begun selling off his real estate holdings in Los Angeles and New York, and has…

  • Suspect in custody after LAPD officer shot in leg FWC: Suspect in custody after LAPD officer shot in leg

    A suspect is in custody after a Los Angeles police officer was shot in the leg late Friday night. About 10:14 p.m., police received a help call for shots fired in the area of Plummer Street and Noble Avenue in the North Hills neighborhood, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said. Both the officer and suspect…

  • PREMIERE: Rickyxsan Continues Strong Comeback With “Poppin” FWC: PREMIERE: Rickyxsan Continues Strong Comeback With “Poppin”

    2017 was a year that LA-native Rickyxsan might never forget. The producer has spent many years of his life devoted to music and finally saw the results he’s been seeking all along. After luring in heaps of fans with his grueling sound design, his blend of dubstep and trap hits hard. It’s an electrifying sound that exudes energy and it’s the…

  • This Video Of Skrillex & Post Malone Singing Karaoke Together Gives Us Life FWC: This Video Of Skrillex & Post Malone Singing Karaoke Together Gives Us Life

    It’s a great time to be alive — because greats like Skrillex and Post Malone are thriving on this planet at the same time we are. Amazing, isn’t it? We’re completely obsessed with this newly surfaced video of the two modern day legends singing together during an impromptu karaoke session. While it’s entirely awesome to see them hanging out, breathing…

  • Hot Property Newsletter: Staying close to home FWC: Hot Property Newsletter: Staying close to home

    This week’s roundup keeps you close to L.A. and environs with a superstar’s listing in Beverly Crest, an actor’s relist in Sherman Oaks and a socialite’s haunt in Bel-Air. Not all homes of note are located on L.A.’s Westside, however. Our Home of the Week takes you to Claremont, where a gated compound…

  • 'Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood' spills the tea on sexuality and movie stars, like it or not FWC: ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ spills the tea on sexuality and movie stars, like it or not

    Though Hollywood is now seen (sometimes unfavorably) as a liberal bastion, it wasn’t always that way. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, life in Hollywood up until the early 1990s — and perhaps, in some ways, still today — was a game of smoke and mirrors, hiding parts of themselves…