Celebrities

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Officials Accuse 16-Year-Old Canadian Boy Of Series Of Swatting Pranks In LA, Elsewhere

A variety of celebrities were the victims of swatting pranks in the past few years including Justin Bieber, the Kardashians, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Tom Cruise and Ashton Kutcher, to just name a few.

05/09/2014

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Emmy-Winning Make-Up Artist Shares Secret To Looking Red Carpet Ready

And Emmy Award-winning make-up artist Ann Marie Oliver is now sharing one of the industry’s biggest tricks: contouring.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/06/2014

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Celebrities React On Twitter To 4.4- Magnitude Earthquake

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake centered near Encino shook Southern California early Monday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/17/2014

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Family, Celebs React To Sudden Death Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

The family of Philip Seymour Hoffman Sunday expressed their shock and grief over the untimely passing of the award-winning actor.

02/02/2014

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Volunteers, Celebrities Serve 4K Christmas Eve Meals To Homeless At LA Mission

Hundreds of volunteers and celebrities Tuesday helped served meals and distributed toys at the Los Angeles Mission Christmas Eve celebration.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2013

(l-r) Cee Lo Green, Chris Brown, and Ryan O'Neal are all scheduled to make a court appearance Wednesday in downtown L.A. (Photo credits: CBS/Jason Merritt/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

CeeLo Green, Chris Brown Make Court Appearances In Downtown LA

For at least one day, a downtown Los Angeles courthouse may have been the top place in the city to spot a Hollywood celebrity.

11/20/2013

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Deter Paparazzi

Paparazzi and others who harass the children of public figures will face tougher penalties under legislation that California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2013

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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