Drew Barrymore slammed for talk show return amid …
Drew Barrymore is in hot water after she announced the return of her daytime talk show. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 11, 2023.
A Cal State Northridge student’s documentary film led to the discovery of 10 half-siblings after she found out she was conceived using a sperm donor. The film, “#2276,” directed by student Sara Sims, 22, is now a finalist in the prestigious nationwide Student Academy Awards.
“My film “2276” is a story about me and my twin sister, Haley, finding out at age 17 that we, through an ancestry test, that we were donor conceived,” Sims explained. Sims set out to make a documentary about her roots and along the way, she learned much more than she could’ve ever imagined about her story.
KTLA's John Fenoglio reports on September 23, 2023.
The Writers Guild of America is in the final phase of negotiations with Hollywood’s major studios and streaming services, according to reports. An industry insider told Variety that the talks are “mainly down to language now” and that negotiations are in the "home stretch."
Negotiation meetings between the sides have made considerable progress in recent weeks, which may be attributed to the presence of four top executives: Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav, Disney’s Bob Iger, NBCUniversal’s Donna Langley and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos.
KTLA's Rachel Menitoff reports on September 23, 2023.
Three men were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a SoCal teenager and holding him for ransom. The suspects allegedly caused a car crash involving the teen boy. As the boy exited his vehicle, the men grabbed him and forced him into their SUV, court documents said.
A teen girl is hospitalized after allegedly being thrown to the ground by a sheriff’s deputy during a violent brawl at a San Bernardino County high school Friday night. Authorities responded to a large fight that erupted during a football game at Victor Valley High School around 6:28 p.m., according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Video captured the violent confrontation as a deputy appears to body slam the teen girl before another teen boy gets into a scuffle with deputies.
KTLA's Chris Wolfe reports on September 23, 2023.
A veteran theme park enthusiast has obtained what appears to be the detailed track layout for the new "Fast & Furious" roller coaster at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The ride, known only as Project 409 at this point, will begin in the park’s upper lot, descend into the lower lot, and then return to the station after looping around the Starway escalator. That much we already knew thanks to a geotechnical permit obtained by Alicia Stella of Theme Park Stop.
Security cameras captured the moment an ancient Buddha statue worth $1.5 million was stolen from a Los Angeles art gallery. The bronze sculpture was stolen on Sept. 18 from the Barakat Gallery in Beverly Grove around 3:45 a.m.
Weighing 250 pounds, the artifact dates back to Japan’s Edo Period (1603-1867), according to gallery owners. It was believed to have been commissioned for the centerpiece of a temple.
KTLA's Rachel Menitoff reports on September 22, 2023.