Attack on Turkish Restaurant Lands Two Men in Prison

The two California residents, who pleaded guilty to a hate crime, were angry because of Turkey’s support of Azerbaijan in its recent war with Armenia, prosecutors said.

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Hollywood Glamour Is Pandemic-Proof at the Polo Lounge

A clubby gathering spot attracts a who’s who of the film industry, and reminds them of a time when movies were still king.

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Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Jacqueline Avant, Philanthropist and Wife of Clarence Avant

About an hour after Jacqueline Avant was killed, the police arrested a man after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while burglarizing a home in Hollywood.

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Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton and Others Hit in California Burglaries

“Their plan was to overwhelm us,” Chief Bill Scott of the San Francisco police said after about a dozen stores were stolen from in one night.

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The Curious, Astounding Collection of the Magician Ricky Jay

Illusionists, cardsharps, charlatans and human cannonballs enliven a trove of rare books, posters and ephemera now going to auction at Sotheby’s.

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What You Need to Know About the Robert Durst Case

The subject of HBO’s “The Jinx” was convicted last month of killing a close confidante in 2000, possibly to stop her from revealing what she knew about the disappearance of his wife. He will be sentenced on Thursday.

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How Erika Girardi Dominated ‘Real Housewives’ This Season

Erika Girardi is famous for her lavish lifestyle. Now her husband’s law firm has been accused of misappropriating millions of dollars. It’s all unfolding on TV.

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Harvey Weinstein to Face Charges in Los Angeles as Early as May

The producer faces more than a dozen counts of sexual assault involving five different women.

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Curtains Up for the One Percent

While many Americans were stockpiling toilet paper and Clorox, the rich bought houses, sparking a gold rush in the decorating trades.

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What’s Mohamed Hadid Doing in Franklin Canyon?

Mohamed Hadid (father of Bella and Gigi) has been trying to build an enormous compound on one of the most popular hiking spots in the Los Angeles area. What could possibly go wrong?

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Branden and Rayni Williams, Power Brokers of Beverly Hills

Branden and Rayni Williams sold $700 million of real estate for Rick Hilton’s firm in 2019. Now they’ve left to start their own agency.

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Lifestyles of the ‘More Famous Than Rich’

This entrepreneur is taking on power and money in Hollywood with a new business model for celebrities — including the ones who’ve been forgotten or canceled.

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Harvey Weinstein Faces Six Additional Sexual Assault Charges in Los Angeles

Prosecutors said they would seek Mr. Weinstein’s extradition from prison in New York to face the charges, which now include four counts of forcible rape.

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‘No One Needs Botox in a Pandemic.’ But Some in Beverly Hills Are Now Getting It.

The city on Tuesday rescinded a moratorium on elective surgery, clearing the way for some cosmetic surgeons to reopen.

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