It was a busy week in the City of Angels, which saw the emergence of a Kim Kardashian cell phone app, two parades in honor of the Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings and Hillary Rodham Clinton stopped by The Grove to promote her new book. Without further ado, here is our roundup of the hautest happenings of the week.
Hillary Clinton Heads to The Grove Hillary Clinton headed to Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Thursday to sign copies of her new book, “Hard Choices.” Hundreds of people lined up to get their tomes officially inked by the former First Lady, whom details her account of the choices she made and challenges she faced during her four years in President Barack Obama’s cabinet. She then accepted an award from a lawyer’s group in Century City post-signing.
The Los Angeles Kings celebrate with two parades The L.A. Kings were feted with not one but two parades this week celebrating their big Stanley Cup win. Monday’s downtown parade had Mayor Eric Garcetti so overcome that he even dropped an “F” bomb during the festivities…on live television, no less. The Kings then headed to the South Bay, where many live, where they enjoyed their second parade of the week on Wednesday.
Big stars win big at the Critics Choice Television Awards It wasn’t enough that Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar this year: he’s starting to win major awards for his turn as Rust Cohle on HBO’s True Detective, too. McConaughey was among the big winners at this year’s Critics Choice Television Awards, taking home the Best Actor in a Drama Series trophy on Thursday night. Other winners included Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep and Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo.
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It had to happen: Kim Kardashian finally became a caricature of herself. Television’s most famous reality star is the focus of an iPhone and Android app called “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” that takes users on an adventure through Tinseltown where they can “date or dump” other celebs and where your object is to “create your own aspiring celebrity and rise to fame and fortune!” Wow.
In other news, New York’s beloved Eataly has finally found its home in Los Angeles at the Westfield Century City mall, and is slated to open in 2017.
Finally, Walt Disney‘s opulent family home has finally sold, two-and-a-half years after hitting the market, to the tune of $74 million. This site was Disney’s last home and his Carolwood Pacific Railroad, which became one of his biggest inspirations for Disneyland.