Amy Kaufman
Amy Kaufman
Amy Kaufman is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she has covered film, celebrity and pop culture since 2009. On the beat, she reports from industry events like the Academy Awards, the Sundance Film Festival and the Golden Globes. In addition to profiling hundreds of stars – Lady Gaga, Carly Simon, Jane Goodall – she has broken major investigative stories on sexual harassment in Hollywood. She is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure,” a behind-the-scenes look at the reality television franchise “The Bachelor.”Source
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David Spade knows he's not America's No. 1 star. He's found other ways to survive

David Spade knows he's not America's No. 1 star. He's found other ways to survive

Copyright © 2021, Los Angeles Times | | | |AdvertisementA month into the pandemic, David Spade got fired.Like most TV shows filming in March, the comedian’s late-night talk show “Lights Out” came to a sudden halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and under lockdown Spade attempted to produce content for Comedy Central from home — doing interviews with Adam Sandler and that would post online.But on April 3, the trades reported that “Lights Out” had been canceled, less than a year after its premiere.“Honestly, I was kind of shocked,” said Spade, 56. “They said we were gonna shut down fully...

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L.A.’s storied Magic Castle shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct, racism

L.A.’s storied Magic Castle shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct, racism

Copyright © 2020, Los Angeles Times | | | |As a boy growing up in Seoul, Ed Kwon collected books about magic. The craft became an obsession, and he pored over literature illuminating mysterious tricks of master illusionists.One of the first things he noticed was that many of the volumes referenced the same place: a private club in Hollywood where the world’s top magicians congregated.The Magic Castle.He began to dream about performing at the venue, envisioning himself as a conquering neophyte who could captivate a room of bejeweled guests with the flash of his playing...

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Actor Bryan Callen accused of sexual assault, misconduct

Actor Bryan Callen accused of sexual assault, misconduct

As soon as she saw his name, Katherine Fiore Tigerman broke out in a cold sweat. Her shirt damp, she scrolled through the text messages from her best friend alerting her that comedian Chris D’Elia was being accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women on Twitter. She’d never watched the comic’s stand-up. She just knew that he was the best friend of Bryan Callen, a fellow comedian and actor. And Callen, she’d long told those closest to her, had once raped her. Lightheaded, she logged onto Twitter to scan the allegations. She found that many of the tweets referred not just to D’Elia’s...

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