Daily Brief: COVID Boosters, Pamela Anderson-Tommy Lee TV Sneak Peek

Also, Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello breakup and USC names building in honor of Medicine Crow, a Native American alumnus

» Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who fatally shot two men and wounded another during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year, was found not guilty on all charges on Friday. The verdict came after nearly four days of deliberation. If Rittenhouse had been found guilty, he would have faced a mandatory life sentence. [Fox News]

» California’s online COVID vaccination system, MyTurn, is now allowing all adults to book appointments for booster shots. As of Thursday morning, the MyTurn.ca.gov site has stopped asking adults who were originally vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shots. [Los Angeles Times]

» RA limited comedy series about the scandal surrounding the infamous leaked sex tape featuring Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee is coming to Hulu on February 2. Pam and Tommy will chronicle the tumultuous relationship between the couple who were married from 1995-1998. [Variety]

» California is expected to have some extra cash—roughly $31 billion worth—for the budget year beginning July, 1, 2022, the Legislative Analyst’s Office predicted in its annual “Fiscal Outlook,” meaning that residents might receive more stimulus payments next year. “How we framed that historic surplus last year, similarly, we will frame our approach this year,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said. “I’m very proud of the historic tax rebate last year, and I look forward to making the decision that I think is in the best interests of 40 million Californians.” [KTLA]

» Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello announced in a joint statement via Instagram that they are ending their “romantic relationship.” “Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever,” the statement, which they both shared on their Instagram Story, said. “We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends.” [E! Online]

» A building at USC—which was stripped last year of the name of a leading eugenicist and former university president—will be named in honor of Medicine Crow, a Native American alumnus who has written influential works about Indigenous history and culture, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was awarded the Medal of Freedom. The university is planning a dedication ceremony in the spring, and it will also offer scholarships for Native American students starting next fall in Medicine Crow’s honor. [Los Angeles Times]


» Staples Center Is Being Renamed And Fans Are Just Not That Into It The home of the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks will officially become Crypto.com Arena on Christmas day

» Sexual Assault Allegations Levied at Santa Monica’s Crossroads School (Exclusive) In a memo obtained by Los Angeles magazine, it was revealed that a female student claims she and 17 of her classmates were assaulted by a fellow student

» Astroworld $750 Million Suit: Travis Scott, Drake Sued by Concertgoers “No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life,” attorney Tony Buzbee says



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