Daily Brief: More Stomach-Turning Testimony in the Weinstein Trial

Also Rihanna’s love life, a Sundance record, and a new California bill

» Witnesses continue to testify in Harvey Weinstein’s sex-crimes trial in New York. Yesterday, former aspiring actress Dawn Dunning testified that Weinstein put his hand up her skirt during a business meeting in 2004, then propositioned her about a threesome weeks later. [The Daily Beast]

» Palm Springs, an “existential comedy” from Andy Samberg, has set a new record for biggest sale in the history of the Sundance Film Festival. The deal with Hulu exceeded the previous record by 69 cents. Nice.  [Variety]

» A new California bill would set the minimum age to try a suspect as an adult at 21. “Treating 18- and 19-year-olds as adults makes no sense in the criminal context” says the bill’s author, state Senator Nancy Skinner. [Los Angeles Times]

» Rihanna is reportedly dating A$AP Rocky. Which is great and all, but where’s the album, Rih?  [The Rap Up]

» The Washington Post has rescinded the suspension of a reporter who tweeted a link to a story about Kobe Bryant’s rape trial. More than 300 journalists co-signed a letter to the paper’s senior editors. Management ultimately agreed she had not violated any official policy.  [The New York Times]

» How should we process the complicated life of Kobe Bryant? Author and Bitch editor Evette Dionne writes about being honest, and understanding that multiple things about a person can be true at the same time.  [Time]


» The Sobriety Community Comes Out in Force to Convince Beverly Hills to Save the ‘Log Cabin’ Yesterday’s meeting of the Beverly Hills City Council was dominated by testimonials about the importance of the decades-old space

» A Latina May Finally Walk Away with an Oscar for Best Costume Design In the lead up to the Academy Awards, Jojo Rabbit costumer Mayes C. Rubeo took home a coveted Costume Designers Guild Award

» Delivery Apps Are Forcing L.A. Restaurants to Adjust to a Take-Out World—or Risk Starvation Tech has turned ordering in into the new dining out


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This Vanity Fair Hollywood Exhibit Puts Visitors on the Red Carpet

The Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling exhibit–on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography from February 8 to July 26–promises to be more than a collection of really awesome photos of celebrities. It has been designed to feel as if you’re attending the glossy magazine’s legendary Oscar night after-party. We sat down with the exhibition’s co-curator, Vanity Fair’s creative development editor David Friend to give us a sneak peek of show’s highlights.


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