Daily Brief: USC’s Trustees Elect 1st Woman, Langer’s Deli Turns 75

Also, Beyoncé revealed that she’s releasing a new album on July 29 and Ripley’s denounced allegations that Kim Kardashian damaged Marilyn Monroe’s iconic gown

» USC’s Trustees Elect First Woman as Chair of the Board After Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rick Caruso formally stepped down, USC’s trustees elected Suzanne Nora Johnson on Thursday to lead the board, making her the first woman to occupy the top oversight post at the university. [Los Angeles Times]

» Kim Kardasian Didn’t Ruin Marilyn Monroe’s Dress at Met Gala, Ripley’s Says After rumors began circulating online that Kim Kardashian had damaged Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis gown—the “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress—Ripley’s, the owner of the dress, said she “did not, in any way, damage the garment in the short amount of time it was worn at the Met Gala.” [NBC Los Angeles]

» Langer’s Deli Celebrates 75th Anniversary With 50 Percent Discount for Customers The iconic deli, which was founded in 1947 and has become known for their beloved pastrami sandwich, is gifting customers a 50 percent discount on Saturday for its 75th anniversary. [CBS News]

» Beyoncé Reveals July 29 Release for Upcoming Album Titled ‘Renaissance’ Queen B announced via social media that she will be releasing a new album titled Renaissance on July 29—her first solo project since 2016’s Lemonade. [Variety]

» Marine Veteran from OC Among 2 American Fighters Missing in Ukraine Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27—a U.S. Marine Corps veteran originally from Orange County—is among two American fighters who have been missing for nearly a week in Ukraine. Authorities fear that they were captured by Russian forces. [ABC7]


» Cedars-Sinai Suspends ‘The Biggest Loser’ Doctor Over Booster Shots There is a growing debate in the medical community over the value of COVID booster shots vs. hybrid immunity

» Depp Trial Juror: ‘None of Us Were Really Fans of Either One of Them’ A juror told ”GMA” that the panel found Depp more authentic than ”aggressor” Heard, and that the verdict wasn’t influenced by social media

» Celebrate Tupac’s 51st Birthday at His Exhibit and Pop-up Cafe The influential rapper-actor would’ve been 51 on Thursday. Celebrate his legacy at an immersive exhibit and his Powamekka Café pop-up eatery


Kevin Hart To Open Plant-Based Fast Food Restaurant (Exclusive)

Kevin Hart is uprooting the fast food industry with sustainable, affordable and crave-able products in mind. The new quick service restaurant called Hart House is set to officially open its first location later this summer and will serve only plant-forward food while providing high quality jobs in an environment that’s accessible to all consumers and available within minutes of ordering.

“Kevin sort of conceptualize this idea at the beginning of the pandemic,” CEO Andy Hooper told Los Angeles at a private tasting of the new concept. “If I were advising him at the time, I would say, ‘Don’t you dare ever start a restaurant, and don’t you ever start a restaurant in the middle of COVID,’ but after almost two years of really working on this menu and getting the food to a place where it can deliver on that promise, we’re ready to go and we’re excited to tell the world about Hart House and excited to serve the food.”


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