Kobe Bryant goes out shots blazing in magical finish, even for him

He didn’t walk away, he flew away, on the wings of legend, through the clouds of Hollywood, with a final act unmatched in Los Angeles sports history. In a retirement party for the ages Wednesday night, Kobe Bryant just wouldn’t quit. He shot. He shot some more. He kept shooting.

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Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States

Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. Many people have said it — politicians of both parties, economists, pundits, business leaders — but millions of GOP primary voters don’t seem to be listening.

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Coastal Commission bans captive orca breeding at SeaWorld San Diego

The California Coastal Commission dealt an unexpected blow to SeaWorld San Diego by banning captive breeding of orcas and drastically restricting the transfer of whales in and out of the park. The commission approved the $100-million project to enhance the orca habitat, but the vote was largely…

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‘Documentary Now!’ a ridiculously wonderful anthology of doc parodies

I mean no disrespect – if anything, I mean respect – when I say that it is only the established star power of on-screen creators Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and off-camera co-creator Seth Meyers that could make a show like “Documentary Now!” a reality.

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How Carly Rae Jepsen moved beyond ‘Call Me Maybe’: ‘I wanted it so badly’

When Carly Rae Jepsen moved to Southern California in 2012, not long after Justin Bieber helped launch her song “Call Me Maybe” toward becoming one of that year’s biggest pop hits, the Canadian singer first touched down in family-friendly Woodland Hills.

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Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Courtney Love in ‘Fast Times’ live reading

Director Eli Roth has revealed the cast for his live reading of the 1982 teen comedy “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” which will close the Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday. Lily Collins (“Mirror Mirror”) and Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense,” “Entourage”) will portray siblings Stacy and Brad Hamilton, the insecure sophomore and popular-ish senior played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold in the Amy Heckerling-directed original.

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