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Play begins at the final table at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), at the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 7, 2009. The final nine players of the original 6,494 participants in the championship will split a pot of over 27 million USD in prize money, with the first-place finisher collecting the top prize of over 8 million USD.  (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Celebrities, Athletes Looking To Buck Odds At Poker World Series

Each summer, actors and athletes who are stars in their own right compete alongside professional gamblers and wannabes for the world’s biggest poker prize.

07/09/2013

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Celebrities Take To Twitter To Celebrate Prop. 8, DOMA Rulings

Hollywood took to Twitter Wednesday celebrating the Supreme Court’s historic ruling that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/26/2013

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Bill Passes That Requires ‘Swatting’ Perpetrators To Reimburse Police Response Costs

A bill that would require perpetrators of “swatting” — or false 911 emergencies typically reported at the homes of celebrities — to reimburse police for the cost of responding to the hoaxes has been approved by a state legislative committee.

06/11/2013

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Bill Would Crack Down On Celebrity ‘Swatting’ Pranksters

The state Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail for people who make false 911 calls targeting the homes of celebrities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Move To Punish Hoax 911 ‘Swatting’ Callers

Legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday would force pranksters who make hoax 911 calls, like the ones used to target celebrities, pay for the cost of police responding to the fake emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

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Anti-Swatting Politician Gets ‘Swatted’

TMZ reported Friday that the latest victim of celebrity “swatting” is California State Senator Ted Lieu.

04/19/2013

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Actress Jane Seymour Honors Celebrities With An ‘Open Heart’

Actress and jewelry designer Jane Seymour stopped by the KCAL9 studios Tuesday to talk about her 2nd annual Open Hearts Foundation event.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2013

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Financial Info On Major Celebs, Officials Leaked Online

Authorities were grappling Monday with how to respond to a website that posted what appears to be private financial information about top government officials and stars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2013

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Where To Party With The Stars In LA

It’s Hollywood’s favorite time of year: Oscar season! With the Academy Awards fast approaching on Feb. 24, Tinsel Town is in the celebrity spirit. These are the top places to party like a movie star in Los Angeles.

CBS Los Angeles–02/16/2013

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Get The Movie Star Treatment In OC

Orange County is ready to help you party like a movie star. The Academy Awards are on Feb. 24 and here are five ways that you can channel your best inner movie star in OC.

CBS Los Angeles–02/14/2013

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Sen. Ted Lieu Proposing Hefty Fines For Pranksters Caught ‘Swatting’

Celebrities have long contended with the occasional downsides of stardom — tabloid scandals, stalkers, box office bombs, the paparazzi.

01/26/2013

Celebrities Participate In ‘Demand A Plan’ PSA For Change In Legislation To Stop Gun Violence

A large group of celebrities participated in a PSA released Friday urging lawmakers to make a change to end gun violence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2012

Jessica Alba featured in the "Demand A Plan" PSA released in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. (credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

Celebrities Participate In PSA To End Gun Violence In Wake Of Newtown Tragedy

A new public service announcement against gun violence has been released in the wake of the elementary school tragedy in Connecticut.

12/22/2012

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Hundreds Of Kids Get Their ‘Miracle On 1st Street’

Hundreds of people have lined city streets in Boyle Heights on Saturday to partake in a toy giveaway.

12/15/2012

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Residents, Celebs React To 3.4 Magnitude Beverly Hills Quake

Residents and celebrities took to Twitter early Friday morning to react to a minor earthquake in Beverly Hills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/07/2012

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