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Also, SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh might have thought his confirmation was total victory, but a Sundance documentary is his new nightmare


» Assault With Deadly Weapon Suspect In Custody After Chase Through L.A. A suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon was taken into custody after leading authorities on a chase through surface streets and freeways near downtown Los Angeles. The chase began in East L.A. where the suspect, who was identified only as a Hispanic male, pointed a gun at a neighbor at around 3:13 p.m. The suspect was spotted driving erratically and finally taken into custody after bolting out of his vehicle and running through a resident’s yard on Lincoln Avenue in Montebello. [ABC7]

» USC Science Building Is Reopened After Explosion The explosion was reported at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the Neely Petroleum Building. The USC Department of Public Safety said a gas leak had occurred at the three-story building science building. The building was evacuated, and one person—who left the building on their own—was injured, according to fire officials. The person was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. [L.A. Times]

» Group of Demonstrators Gathered in Hollywood Area Following Death of Tyre Nichols Demonstrators have been gathering outside LAPD headquarters following the death of Tyre Nichols and a video of the beating that led to his death was released Friday. [NBC]

» Stephen King’s The Boogeyman Comes Out Of Its Closet With First Trailer And Poster The trailer and poster for 20th Century Studios’ and 21 Laps’ horror-thriller The Boogeyman has arrived. The film tells the story of high school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister, Sawyer, who are reeling from the recent death of their mother and opens nationwide June 2, exclusively in theaters . The film stars Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets), Chris Messina (Birds of Prey), Vivien Lyra Blair (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Marin Ireland (The Umbrella Academy), Madison Hu (Bizaardvark), LisaGay Hamilton (Vice), and David Dastmalchian (Dune). [Deadline]





The Buried Treasures of “Hustler” Founder Larry Flynt

The most ridiculous part is that it worked. Not the aesthetics. No, they don’t work at all. But Larry Flynt’s fight to be taken seriously—that totally worked.

When the porn titan died last February, his New York Times obit called him a “free-speech hero.” And now, in an even greater sign of respectability, the Hustler founder’s furniture was peddled off at an online auction in December by Abell Auction Company, the 107-year-old house that once sold the items of Hollywood royalty like Cecil B. De Mille, Jack Warner, and Barbara Stanwyck.

I am shocked at everything I see during my presale peek in November at the Flyntorabilia stored in the auction house’s 100,000-square-foot warehouse. It isn’t the 1980s Patrick Nagel cocaine-inspired sex-dungeon decor I idiotically expected.


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