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My LA Guide

Amy Willerton | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Willerton

As my family were here two weeks I decided to split up the time with one week at the beach, and the second week in the madness of Hollywood. It's nice to see the different sides of the California - moutains, beach, city, etc however within the area you choose are even more options and decisions!! So here is what I picked and why...

Anthony Gilardi: Acting Coach Training Hippos in Southern California

Kay Smythe | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

In my experience, all the best stories start with a central character. All great ensemble casts need leader and in the lives of many, acting coach Ant...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Screams Heard From Cargo Hold

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

A plane en route from Seattle to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing after loud banging was heard coming from the cargo hold. Alas...

Who Owns Yoga? - The Feature Film Support Our Kickstarter Campaign

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It's fair to say it's become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga?

Clayton Cardenas: The Art of The Storyteller

Kay Smythe | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

Cardenas is a leading man, not only in his talent but in his soul. It's beautiful to witness and I can't wait for the rest of the world to see the light inside of him. Luckily, I don't think the world with be waiting much longer.

Dozens Injured In LA Commuter Train Crash

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK

Dozens of people have been injured after a commuter train crashed into a truck and derailed in southern California on Tuesday. Three cars of the M...

Richard Cabral talks to Kay Smythe about Hollywood, celebrity and American Crime

Kay Smythe | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Kay Smythe

In our last article, Richard talked about his tough upbringing on the streets of East Los Angeles. At the age of 12 he was jumped into a gang, by 14 he was addicted to crystal meth and even did time before evolving into the soon-to-be leading man he is today.

Killing Me Softly With His Song: An Interview with Composer Charles Fox

Rose Taylor | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

I finished the fascinating hour and half interview by asking Charles what advice he would give aspiring composers. His answer was succinct yet inspirational: 'Stay with your dreams, learn all you can about your craft, believe in yourself and that there is a place for your music and know that it is something you must do'.

An Open Letter to Russell Brand

Kay Smythe | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Kay Smythe

Your campaign is beautiful and I am a firm supporter but the truth is that even if our tiny little island nation legalises every narcotic, psychedelic and hippy plant there will still be hundreds of thousands of kidnappings, mass murders and mutilated, decaying bodies left in the streets across Central, South and North America.

This Is How Big The Massive Fire In Los Angeles Is

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK

Theese pictures show the size of a massive fire that is burning in Los Angeles. Seeing a major fire raging in downtown LA from Silver Lake pic.twit...

There's No Place Like Home

Caroline Feraday | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Feraday

After one year of living in Los Angeles, here I was - back visiting London for 2 weeks. Home. I was noticing things I'd never noticed before. No, not just noticing, but in their comforting familiarity I found them to be exquisite.

Pick Up Artistry? Exploitative and Fraudulent

Dr Mark Silvert | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Silvert

I sometimes meet some of those that attend these seminars in my psychiatric clinic. I take it seriously because a lot of people think it's a bit of fun and it's not - what it is - is exploitation of people with low self worth and often extreme naivety coupled with the hope that it's the answer to their dreams.

Los Angeles Redux: Photographic Memories From the Getty Center

Jason Holmes | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Los Angeles is two cities: one of the rarefied film world whose players live secluded in the Hollywood hills; the other the working city, populated by panhandlers, grifters and grafters, the wide boulevards down which course the cabs, limos and fender-bent Fords in a twilight that could be early morning or the dim mauve of after sunset.

Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is as Much Our Own Creation as It Is Hollywood's

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Tamblyn

The immediate after-thought from seeing Dan Gilroy's superb debut Nightcrawler is that the media is generally capable of some pretty terrible things. Read Steve Rose's excellent history of how the media is portrayed in cinema and television and you'll find that there are plenty of films that endeavour to do the same thing.

Discovering LA's Hidden Gems

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

Forget Disneyland, it's overpriced and full of overexcitable kids. Six Flags Magic Mountain is where the real thrill seekers go. And the LA Dodgers are so passé. It's all about popping over to Anaheim and cheering on the Angels at their gorgeous ballpark.

Working in Tinseltown

Rachel Shenton | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

The first thing that hits you when you step off the plane in LA is just how eager people are to help you out here - or at least that's what I've found. I've been perpetually impressed with waitresses, bar tenders, shop workers - pretty much everyone I've come across in the service sector, have all been exceptionally polite and almost too eager to help.

Terrified Woman Hides Under Roof Ledge As Intruder Pursues Her

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

This remarkable photograph shows the tense moments after a frightened young woman crawled out onto her roof to evade an intruder in her home. Wear...

How to Leave a Gang: Richard Cabral on His Upbringing on the Streets of Los Angeles

Kay Smythe | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

'I learned that all the gang bulls**t amounted to nothing because all of us fighting for land in the street just ended up in the same piece of land - prison. Nothing is permanent and all people will face their ending, especially in the life of crime.'

Nolan Porter: Bringing West Coast Soul to London's West End

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

A few years ago a friend of Nolan, a guy he has known since he was 18, gave him the heads up concerning his burgeoning cult status in the UK: "He said 'Nolan, they're playing some of your tunes at these things called all-nighters. You've got to check this out.'"

The Story of a Reformed Drug Kingpin - 'Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography'

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruth Jacobs

I was a high-school tennis player and planned to become the next Arthur Ashe. But once it was discovered that I could not read or write, my dream of becoming a sports star was over. I knew my tennis career was no longer a reality. I found myself pretty much lost, not knowing what my next move would be...

Los Angeles's Culture: So Much More than La-La-Land

Rose Taylor | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rose Taylor

With the glitz and the glamour of the entertainment business, the awards ceremonies and A- Lister hangouts, it is no wonder Los Angeles has adopted the nickname 'La-La-Land'. By definition, being 'la-la' means you are out of touch with reality but in this case is it just an obvious pun due to Los Angeles' initials?

Cole Accused Of Criminal Battery After Incident In LA Nightclub

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

Detectives are investigating a complaint of criminal battery against Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole in Los Angeles, police have confirmed. The Premier...

Moving to LA, Coachella and Writing for Only Gold the Musical

Kate Nash | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Nash

I'm older and wiser and I know what I want now, so I'm sticking it out. I'm giving it a go. London, know that I love you and if Ukip become a genuine threat to us I would jump on a plane in a second to protest, but I just wanted to update you on what I'm up to right now, starting from scratch and living in Los Angeles.

Art meets Architecture: Artist Paul Davies Is Built in Translation

Kate Lawson | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

Australian artist Paul Davies first caught my eye earlier this year, with his atmospheric series of paintings which seductively draw you into a utopia that precariously balances between an unforgiving natural space and a built urban environment.

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.