Category Archives: Los Angeles
Joan Rivers, 79, has caused quite the controversy during ‘Fashion Police on E!
After the Oscars, while discussing Heidi Klum, Ms. Rivers stated that “the last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into ovens” in the dress she wore for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood. After making the joke, Rivers doubled over laughing.
While Klum does look pretty fucking incredible, Rivers choice of words has been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization that combats antisemitism.
ADL leader Abraham Foxman said: ‘Of all people, Joan Rivers should know better. This remark is so vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors, and indeed to all Americans, that we cannot believe it made it to the airwaves.
‘Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort to respond or to condemn this hideous statement, leaving it hanging out there and giving it added legitimacy through their silence.
‘Almost as bad as her original comment is the fact that she sat there doubled over with laughter after saying it.’
He continued: ‘There are certain things about the Holocaust that should be taboo. This is especially true for Jews, for whom the Holocaust is still a deeply painful memory.
‘It is vulgar and offensive for anybody to use the death of six million Jews and millions of others in the Holocaust to make a joke, but this is especially true for someone who is Jewish and who proudly and publicly wears her Jewishness on her sleeve.’
Joan Rivers has refused to apologize and believe it keeps the Holocaust alive in societies eyes. She said: ‘My husband lost the majority of his family at Auschwitz, and I can assure you that I have always made it a point to remind people of the Holocaust through humor.’
The Westboro Baptists Church has been in California lately, and luckily, Californians have been waiting. At a Santa Monica High School, students retaliated by forming their own protest which ultimately led Wetboro members to bow their heads and retreat from the scene. Now we have another video coming from the protest at the Malibu Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church the morning of Feb. 24th 2013. Brick Stone (comic Dave Sirus) was there to ruin their day and entertain us as well
Seeing the Space Shuttle fly over Los Angeles, CA the other day was one of the most memorable experiences I think I’ll have in my lifetime. I love Los Angeles, and I love the chaos that comes with this city. Sure, the traffic can be a royal bitch, but at least I get to live through some pretty memorable events in history and will have that to look back on when I’m older. This video is an awesome time-lapse that shows Endeavour‘s journey through the streets of LA. So rad!
Expedia has shared its support for same-sex couples before, but this time, they have come out with a rather heartfelt video that definitely made me cry. This video is a portion of Expedia’s “Find Yours” ongoing campaign, and shares Artie Goldstein’s story. This father explains how he feels a bit uneasy when traveling to his daughter Jill’s same-sex wedding in California, but then goes on to show his support.
“My expectations of what Jill’s life was going to be included a husband,” Goldstein recalls. “So when Nikki came to ask permission to marry our little girl, that startled me. I told her, ‘This is not the dream I had for my daughter.’ I didn’t say yes, I didn’t say no.” Stunning footage of Jill and Nikki’s nuptials accompany Goldstein’s emotional narration. “You come to terms with it…it’s supposed to be this way,” Goldstein observes.
The two beautiful brides wrote to HuffPost Gay Voices and shared their appreciation of Expedia featuring their journey in this campaign.
“Our hope is that all families can experience this type of closeness and support, regardless of sexuality,” Nikki and Jill Weiss-Goldstein said. “We are extremely proud of our father and his personal journey that has led him to his understanding.”
Expedia was able to portray a message of tolerance, understanding, and family all entangled with the unique experience of travel. They didn’t focus on the physical journey that Artie Goldstein took, instead paid more attention to the emotional journey he was embracing. Goldstein was able to overcome his unease and make a trip to walk his little girl down the aisle. Thanks to the love for his daughter and the ease of Expedia getting him where he needed to go, you see how this man’s journey was a good one, all while highlighting Expedia’s support for same-sex couples.
Well done Expedia, well done.
Great News SoCal: Pot Ban Lifted After Impassioned Plea From Cancer Patient, Councilman Bill Rosendahl
Obviously, this doesn’t help the federal crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries, but it does show that Californians are willing to work at a state level and attempt to keep the dispensaries open and the regulations more clear.
In a faint and gravelly voice, Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl delivered an impassioned plea Tuesday asking his colleagues to lift the ban on pot dispensaries, asking them: “Where does anybody go, even a councilman go, to get his medical marijuana?”
Minutes before the council voted 11-2 to rescind its recently passed ban on storefront pot shops, Rosendahl said the council’s decision had created “a very emotional moment” for him. Rosendahl has been battling cancer for the past three months and relying on medical marijuana during that time.
“On the 20th of July, I had an MRI that was very, very serious. And the bottom line on that was, they didn’t give me much time to live. And I said, ‘No, no no no, I’m not ready to go. I certainly want to live a long time,’” said Rosendahl, who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments and relying on a walker to move around in recent days.
Rosendahl, 67, said he began taking medical marijuana a decade ago to manage his neuropathy, a stinging pain in his feet, taking it “occasionally at night.” But on Tuesday, he put the issue in the context of his battle with cancer, which has made it difficult for him to speak above a whisper.
“If I can’t get marijuana, and it’s medically prescribed, what do I do?” he asked his colleagues.
Rosendahl criticized President Obama’s handling of the issue and spoke against some of the recent federal raids of dispensaries. And he said Los Angeles should work with state lawmakers to make California law regulating medical marijuana clearer.
I really never thought I would see a music video, starring an 83-year-old man who is rapping about still being able to “do it”. Our generation is fortunate enough to be blessed with these random gems thanks to the wonderful internet. And to think, I use to just chat with strangers in chat rooms, which was far less entertaining.
The one and only Kwayzar, is at it again, with his first hit single “I Can Still Do It” Coming out of Southern California, Kwayzar is 83 and still driving the girls crazy. He’s got the internet going wild. Holla at a playa. Follow @KwayzarTheSeer
Beat produced by Scotty Chevelle
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Filmed and edited by @CodyKlintworth
Starring Kwayzar, the world’s only and oldest cyber rapper
Film model : Crystal Moxy
Dina Lohan should have never agreed to do this interview; She also shouldn’t have gotten so tipsy. She comes off looking like Kim Richards on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you know, the drugged up, drunk one who giggled a lot and talked about absolute nonsense. Tell me I’m not the only one who made this connection? Sadly, I can understand why Lindsay Lohan (LiLo) has so many issues with a mother like this (I’m assuming the alcohol has been in the equation for some time). And now I’m even wondering if the father, Michael Lohan, was the sane one in this family. I still seriously doubt that, but it does make you wonder…