July 4th: Weekend destinations for fun and fireworks

Independence Day has always been a popular travel holiday. With it falling on Saturday, it's expected to draw out slightly more folks in search of relaxation, fun in the sun and dazzling fireworks displays.  Read More...

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The moon is out and hundreds of people have swarmed into a club to dance, drink and mingle as the music bumps a funky beat.   Read More...
 
As noisy blockbusters crash theaters for the July 4th holiday, a small film like "Jackie & Ryan," a heartland romance with music starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes, could easily be drowned out.   Read More...
 
Independence Day has always been a popular travel holiday. With it falling on Saturday, it's expected to draw out slightly more folks in search of relaxation, fun in the sun and dazzling fireworks displays.   Read More...
 
The 24th annual Anime Expo returns to Los Angeles during Independence Day weekend for fans of all ages to freely celebrate all things pop culture.   Read More...
 
A Los Angeles judge overseeing what may be the first Instagram-related libel case ordered the rapper The Game to pay more than $200,000 to a former nanny for his children who the singer defamed in a rant on social media.   Read More...
 
"Getting out there and taking your clothes off in front of strangers is scary enough without having to sing at the same time," says Matt Bomer, one of the stars of "Magic Mike XXL," opening Wednesday. The sequel to the unexpected 2012 hit about male strippers reunites Bomer with Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias ...   Read More...
 
The cops tried to stop it, but Universal Studios Hollywood unveiled its "Fast & Furious - Supercharged" ride Tuesday anyway.   Read More...
 
The path around the plush edges of Norton Simon Museum's "backyard" pond is not your everyday garden-variety stroll.   Read More...
 
L.A. Beer Week among food events in the Los Angeles area   Read More...
 
PHOTOS: Universal Studios Hollywood Fast & Furious Supercharged opening   Read More...
 
Anime Expo, a convention devoted to the art of Japanese animation and comics, will stay in Los Angeles for the next five years under an agreement inked with the Los Angeles Convention Center, it was announced today.   Read More...
 
In past years, USA Network has offered up a number of likable, lightweight summer series, but it has added an edge with its new one, "Mr. Robot," a part psychological, part cyber thriller.   Read More...
 
Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son is on the football team, police said.   Read More...
 
Dick Van Patten, father to many in the 1970s series "Eight Is Enough," who went on to transform the pet-food industry with Natural Balance, has died in Santa Monica at age 86.   Read More...
 
Two-time Oscar-winning composer James Horner was killed in a private plane crash near Cuyuma in Santa Barbara County today, his assistant confirmed.   Read More...
 
The star of the new Warner Bros. family drama/adventure film "Max" sniffs a hand, then lets a visitor stroke his head. He has a dense, short black-and-brown coat.   Read More...
 
She was Scary Spice, the bold, rowdy and most outgoing of the five women who made up the 1990s Spice Girls pop group.   Read More...
 
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Brian Wilson turned 73 in style Saturday, surrounded Fans, his children and grandkids;   Read More...
 
In a box-office bout of Tyrannosaurus-sized proportions, "Jurassic World" kept the No. 1 spot with one of the biggest second weeks ever, while Pixar's "Inside Out" nearly matched it with a $91 million debut well above expectations.   Read More...
 
The world has gotten so absurd that it's nearly impossible to make things up that are funnier   Read More...
 
 
 
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