Unless it’s furry. As of Saturday, it’s against the law in West Hollywood to sell fur apparel. The ban, two years in the making, is the latest measure taken by a city that considers itself “the Humane Capital of the United States.” Quick Clicks Report: Shell hits Russian embassy in… West Hollywood also regulates chicken cages and passed what the city says was the first ordinance banning the declawing of cats. Some residents planned to celebrate the new ordinance with a rally and vegan pizza party, CNN affiliate KCAL-TV reported. But not everyone is thrilled. The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said the ban is unfair to the city’s fashion businesses, KCAL-TV reported. Pawn shops still can deal in fur, and individuals can wear fur and bring back fur products they bought elsewhere. Violators of the ban on fur sale are subject to fines starting at $250. Copyright 2013 by CNN NewSource . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
“And every year, we have so many great and talented performers.” This is the second year in a row that the YMCA has hosted the Snappy Senior Fun Follies Show, a mini Broadway production. And it’s grown from just an idea into a big undertaking. Performers ranged in age from 60 to 90, and the range of talent was just as wide some sang, some danced and others told jokes. The crowd of more than 300 was well entertained during the two-hour show. McGrath opened the show with her rendition of “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” The show also honored America with several patriotic numbers and the presentation of colors, and military veterans were recognized. Other acts including Hollywood’s own Jersey Boys singing “Sherry” and the Sexy Seniors’ performance of “Rock Around the Mop.” Ricardo Ribeiro brought the audience to its feet with his performance of “Climb Every Mountain.” Two years ago, McGrath approached the YMCA’s executive director, Rhonda Ludwig, about putting together a show of senior talent. McGrath, who has more than 10 years experience in the entertainment industry, wanted to get her fellow seniors involved in singing and dancing. “It’s just my desire to show the world that there are still seniors that have talent and want to show it off,” she said. “We find more and more talent each year. It’s such a wonderful experience.” Ludwig said, “I thought this would be something that included like 10 or 15 people, and we could have it on the pool deck.” But like last year’s inaugural show, Ludwig and other YMCA staffers found themselves scrambling to find chairs and enough seats for the guests. “This is a big deal for everyone here in Hollywood,” she said.
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Riggs high-performance single-engine Lancair 320 plane broke into pieces after hitting the lake and some parts had been recovered, including one of its two seats. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The plane was not equipped with a black box recorder because of its small size. Zhang said Riggs crashed while attempting a stunt in which the wheels of his plane were to drag along the lake surface at high speed. He had just taken off in a light rain, but there was no indication he had violated any flying regulations, Zhang said. Other reports said Chinese officials had urged Riggs not to take off, but Zhang said he had no information about that. Riggs was a well-known Hollywood stunt pilot, and the center of considerable controversy over a string of legal problems and penchant for self-promotion. Riggs website touts his credentials as a holder of several aviation speed world records, but doesnt mention the fact his U.S. pilots license had been suspended twice. Yang Qing/ Yang Qing/Xinhua Press/Corbis David Riggs body was recovered after more than 70 hours of searching. The first time was after buzzing the famed Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles in his Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainer.
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Larry Busacca/Getty Images | Michael Buckner/Getty Images Aimee Osbourne Jack and Kelly Osbourne’s older sister Aimee may not be as well known as her famous younger siblings after declining to participate in the family’s MTV reality show. But, the aspiring singer and actress has no regrets. “I’m not some weirdo depressed daughter that’s afraid of the world and locks herself in her room all day. I just didn’t choose to do the show,” she once told MTV. “I want to be a singer, and I felt if I’d stayed with the Osbournes and done the whole thing I would have been typecast right away. [Mum] was hurt and we definitely had a tough time with disagreements. I’m more reserved and my private life is very important.” Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images Charlie Murphy Eddie Murphy isn’t the only funny one in his family. His older brother Charlie Murphy, 54, is also a comedian and actor, best known as a cast member on “Chappelle’s Show.” He collaborated with his famous brother on the screenplays for “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn” and starred alongside him in “Harlem Nights.” Today, Charlie, who shares more than a passing resemblance to Eddie, 52, still appears on television and in comedy clubs. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Elizabeth Olsen No, Olsens are really triplets. But Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of the famous Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, is quickly making a name for herself. Now 24, the New York University graduate exploded onto the big screen with her 2011 debut “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” She has since starred in “Silent House” and “Liberal Arts” and is starring in four films this year. Don Arnold/Getty Images | Sonia Recchia/Getty Images Antonia Kidman Nicole Kidman’s look-alike younger sister Antonia Kidman is no stranger to the screen. While Nicole is an Oscar-winning actress on the big screen, Antonia is a well-known TV presenter and newscaster in their native Australia. The 43-year-old is also the mother of six children and often writes about her family life. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Jake Paltrow He may be the lesser-known sibling, but Gwyneth Paltrow’s younger brother Jake Paltrow, 37, is also in show business, though he sticks to being behind the camera.