Daily Brief: Newsom Denies Parole for Sirhan Sirhan, Infant Dies of COVID

Also, the Critics Choice Awards will now take place on March 13th with hosts Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer

» Gov. Gavin Newsom Rejects Parole for Robert F. Kennedy Assassin Sirhan Sirhan California’s governor on Thursday denied parole for the man convicted of gunning down Kennedy, the U.S. senator from New York, in 1968 at a Los Angeles hotel. [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Critics Choice Awards Move to March and With Hosts Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer Due to the Omicron-fueled COVID surge, the in-person awards ceremony will now take place on March 13th at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California, with live broadcasts on CW and TBS. [AV Club]

» Infant Dies of COVID Marking Riverside County’s Youngest Death The child, who was less than a year old, died this week after contracting COVID at a Riverside County hospital. [ABC7]

» Here are the Top-Earning TikTok Stars Who Outearned Many of America’s Top CEOs Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, and Addison Rae are among TikTok stars who made more money than leaders of many S&P 500 companies. [Wall Street Journal]

» ‘Hamilton’ to Resume on Feb. 9 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre The hit musical canceled performances due to breakthrough COVID cases among the company in December, but the show will make its return on February 9 and end on March 20. [Deadline]


» Michael Avenatti Wants $94 Million for Alleged Abuse by Trump and Bill Barr The onetime liberal hero says Trump and his former Attorney General personally sent him to the worst penal hell in the U.S., and now he wants to make them pay

» Kanye Accused of Punching Out Fan Who Wanted His Autograph The complicated artist allegedly punched an admirer in the face and knocked him to the ground for requesting an autograph outside the ultra-exclusive Soho Warehouse

» Spider-Man Will Host the Oscars—If Twitter Gets its Way The Academy asked Twitter who should host this year’s gala, and it wasn’t even close


Guest attends the 26th Annual LA Art Show Opening Night Gala at Los Angeles Convention Center on July 29, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Art Show Returns—Everything We Know So Far

The show—the L.A. Art Show, that is—must go on. The annual outing will be held at LA Convention Center South Hall, January 19 through 23.

This year features the usual exhibitor list from around the world, plus exciting new additions and a growing emphasis on NFTs. Specializing in the new market is Vellum LA. The Melrose gallery’s contribution to the art show is “Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror,” an exhibition curated by writer/entrepreneur Jesse Damiani and the gallery’s Sinziana Velicescu. It includes 10 artists exploring place and architectural imagery in digital realities.


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