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Videos: ‘Shit People Say In LA’ and ‘Shit LA People Say’

January 24, 2012
Videos: ‘Shit People Say In LA’ and ‘Shit LA People Say’

Netheads may be over the “Shit People Say” meme, but the videos just keep coming. And as of today, two videos showcasing shit said in Los Angeles have been uploaded to YouTube. more › View post: Videos: ‘Shit People Say In LA’ and ‘Shit LA People Say’

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Alleged Arson Spree Suspect Burkhart Will Face 100 Criminal Counts for Role in 49 Fires

January 24, 2012
Alleged Arson Spree Suspect Burkhart Will Face 100 Criminal Counts for Role in 49 Fires

As expected, the charges against suspected arsonist Harry Burkhart are continuing to mount, as today prosecutors are expected to add a whopping 63 additional criminal counts to the 37 counts Burkhart already faces. That brings the total of criminal counts Burkhart currently will face up to 100. more › More: Alleged Arson Spree Suspect Burkhart Will Face 100 Criminal Counts for Role in 49 Fires

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Brooke Mueller Prevails In Barring Cameras From Looming Aspen Court Appearance

January 8, 2012

Brooke Mueller attends the ‘On The Go Beauty’ Event at the Gavert Atelier on May 9, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. Link: Brooke Mueller Prevails In Barring Cameras From Looming Aspen Court Appearance

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Week in Review: Ron Paul Art, Bank Robbery Arrest and Karen Christiansen Sentencing

January 8, 2012

Ron Paul street art was spotted last week in Beverly Hills. Read about that and more in the top stories from Jan. 1-7. 1. A pop-art portrait of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul was affixed to a city-owned sculpture. City staffers  removed it  Tuesday. 2. The person allegedly responsible for a string of arsons in nearby communities was identified as Harry Burkhart , a 24-year-old German national living in Hollywood. 3. The Blockbuster store on South Robertson Boulevard is closing for good at the end of January. 4. Beverly Hills police arrested the man allegedly responsible for the  robbery of a North Beverly Drive bank . 5. Former Beverly Hills Unified School District facilities director Karen Christiansen was sentenced to  four years and four months in prison  after being found guilty on four felony conflict of interest charges. Also, a reader sent in a photo of a Santa Monica Boulevard motorcycle crash . Be sure to follow  Beverly Hills  Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read more here: Week in Review: Ron Paul Art, Bank Robbery Arrest and Karen Christiansen Sentencing

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Kylie Richards Sells TV Pilot About Her Life

January 6, 2012

NEW YORK — Paris Hilton may have put her family’s name on the reality TV map, but her aunt Kyle Richards is hot on her tail with a new book and a TV pilot about her life. Richards’ outspoken personality served her well as a child actress growing up in Hollywood, going head-to-head with her feisty castmates on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and most recently dishing out relationship, fashion and lifestyle advice in her new book, “Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real With the Housewife Who Does It All,” published by HarperOne. In the book, Richards, who has been married for 17 years and is the mother of four girls, offers tips on everything from dealing with infidelity to how to get her signature silky locks. In a recent interview, she discussed her new projects, her sister Kim Richards’ stint in rehab and her biggest “Housewife” blowout. AP: How did you come up with the idea for your book? Richards: I grew up in a house of all women. You know, my mom, my grandmother and my sisters (Kim Richards and Kathy Hilton). … And every time they would come home, my mom would flip the light on and would say, “OK, tell me everything you did from the date, from beginning to the end.”… I used to lay there and pretend I was sleeping and listen to every little crumb – what they did wrong, what they didn’t do. … It was the best education you could ever get. And once I started the show and people saw my relationship with my husband, I got so many comments and questions on Twitter that I really thought it would be fun to talk about things that worked for me. AP: What is one of the biggest mistakes that women make in relationships? Richards: A lot people want love, but they don’t give it. I see so many of my friends with their husbands; they don’t think that they need the same attention as we do. I want my husband to feel like no one is going to love and adore him like I do. … You’d be surprised when you give that how much love you get in return. AP: Do you have any regrets about this season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”? How about your argument with castmate Brandi Glanville on Game Night? Richards: Brandi and the Game Night thing is probably my biggest regret of everything we’ve done on the “Housewives.” Even more so than the limo fight with my sister (Kim). Because in the limo with my sister, even though I got a lot of heat from that, people were angry, that’s what I was feeling … but with Game Night, that’s just not who I am, period. I was not being true to myself and to me that’s the worst thing that could happen. AP: How is Kim doing in rehab? Richards: She’s good. You know, there are rumors that she had left rehab, she did not. She’s doing really well, and I’m just really happy and proud of her for making that decision. AP: So what’s next? Richards: I just sold a pilot, a half-hour sitcom. I can’t say which network, but it’s about my life. It’s basically my life being a juggling mom, wife and being on a reality show. AP: If you don’t play yourself, which Hollywood starlet would you like to play you? Richards: I would want it to be somebody that’s really funny and could capture the humor of being a mom and all the humor that comes with being on a reality show, so maybe Jennifer Aniston or Jenny McCarthy. I don’t know, someone really funny. ___ Online: ___ Visit link: Kylie Richards Sells TV Pilot About Her Life

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LA Arson Investigation from a Legal Standpoint

January 6, 2012
LA Arson Investigation from a Legal Standpoint

Legal expert Lou Shapiro joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss Harry Burkhart’s mental condition and the 37 felony charges he faces. Go here to read the rest: LA Arson Investigation from a Legal Standpoint

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Mom Of Suspected Arsonist To Appear In Court

January 6, 2012

LOS ANGELES — The mother of a German man suspected of more than 50 arson attacks over New Year’s weekend is due in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday for fraud charges she faces back in her native country. Dorothee Burkhart was charged with 19 counts of fraud in Frankfurt, including failing to pay for a 2004 breast-augmentation surgery and pilfering security deposits from renters. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether she should be released on bond. Her son, Harry Burkhart, was charged Wednesday with 37 counts of arson as part of a rash of fires that caused more than $3 million in damage. His bail was set at $2.85 million. View post: Mom Of Suspected Arsonist To Appear In Court

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‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

January 4, 2012
‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

I think we all learned an important lesson last night, amirite ladies? If you want to upstage someone who’s announcing their divorce on reality television, what you have to do is appear practically naked in every scene. Thank you, Brandi, for that immeasurably useful bit of information. more › The rest is here: ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Boobs and a Break-Up

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Mother of Arson Suspect in Federal Custody on German Warrant

January 4, 2012

The mother of arson suspect Harry Burkhart is wanted in Germany on 19 counts of fraud, including charges that she bilked apartment renters out of security deposits and failed to pay for breast-augmentation surgery, according to Los Angeles federal court papers unsealed Tuesday.  Dorothee Burkhart appeared in federal court for a detention hearing, but the proceeding has been delayed until Friday to give her time to hire an attorney.  According to various reports, her arrest last week may have led to her son’s alleged arson spree in which more than 50 fires were set in the Los Angeles area. Harry Burkhart, 24, allegedly launched into a tirade during his mother’s court hearing last week, a police official told the Los Angeles Times . A German national living in Hollywood, he is being held without bail in downtown Los Angeles on suspicion of arson of an inhabited dwelling and is tentatively scheduled to make a court appearance in Van Nuys on Wednesday.  “I hate America,” Harry Burkhart said as he was being arrested, ABC News reported.  In court, Dorothee Burkhart reportedly asked loudly for her son several times, repeating in heavily accented English, “Where is my son? What did you do to my son?”  At one point, the distraught woman, who is in her early 50s, spoke of “German Nazis.” She said that her son is “mentally ill” and has “disappeared.”  A warrant for Dorothee Burkhart’s arrest was issued in Germany in 2007, according to court papers. She is accused of subletting apartments she did not own, failing to pay rent and security deposits on other locations, and of defrauding a Frankfurt cosmetic surgeon out of the equivalent of about $10,000 for breast augmentation surgery she never paid for, according to a provisional arrest warrant. This report has been compiled with information from City News Service. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . See the original post: Mother of Arson Suspect in Federal Custody on German Warrant

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Arson Suspect Identified as Hollywood Resident, German National

January 3, 2012

Harry Burkhart, a 24-year-old Hollywood resident and German national reportedly in a dispute with federal immigration officials, was identified at a Monday evening news conference as the suspected arsonist responsible for setting 53 fires in the Los Angeles area. “He is the most dangerous arsonist in Los Angeles County that I can recall,” L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca said of Burkhart, who lives on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Officials were tipped off to Burkhart after he recently made a scene at a Los Angeles Immigration Court hearing, according to the Los Angeles Times . The Times reported that police speculate he might have started the fires because he was upset over his mother’s pending deportation. Burkhart was booked at 1:48 p.m. Monday and his bail was set at $250,000. He has been charged with one felony count of arson, but police said more charges will follow. No date has been set for his first court appearance. Police said Burkhart, a burly man with a ponytail, looked like the man seen in video at the scene of several fires. Police released video of the suspect Sunday night. West Hollywood Sheriff’s volunteer Reserve Deputy Shervin Lalezary detained Burkhart at about 3 a.m. Monday at Sunset Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue during a traffic stop, police said. “As we speak, search warrants are being served at this individual’s residence. We will know much more tomorrow than we know today,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. “We have to proceed with caution.” The suspected arsonist allegedly set 11 fires between midnight Sunday and the time he was arrested early Monday, Los Angeles Fire Capt. Jaime Moore said. Property damage totals are estimated to be around $3 million. “There’s so much more work to be done. We’ve got a bunch of clues, a bunch of leads, more people to interview, search warrants to execute,” L.A. Police Commander Andrew Smith said. “Our guys will be working around the clock. They’ll be working for many days on this case.” Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings asked communities to remain vigilant. “If you see something, say something,” he said. “The information from the public from what they were observing over the past four days—and the tips they called in—were critical in getting us information and being able to respond quickly to these incidents, and to resolve them quickly without further loss of life or property damage.” This report was compiled with information from City News Service. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . View post: Arson Suspect Identified as Hollywood Resident, German National

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