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THR's Women in Entertainment Breakfast Pulled from Beverly Hills Hotel

The Hollywood Reporter will not be holding its annual Women in Entertainment breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the first time in 20 years.

The annual breakfast will not take place at the hotel as a result of the hotel’s connection to the Sultan of Brunei, who has instituted anti-gay laws.

The sultan has stirred up much controversy after putting into effect a severe new penal code based on Sharia law that demands death by stoning for homosexuals and adulterers.

In case you didn’t know, the annual Oscars Night Before Party has also decided not to hold its’ party at the hotel because of the Brunei anti-gay laws.

Oscars Party Pulled from Beverly Hills Hotel Over Brunei's Anti-Gay Laws

The annual Oscars Night Before Party will not take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel next year for the first time in its twelve year history.

The party is cutting ties with the hotel due to its ties to Brunei where a severe anti-gay penal code was instituted last week.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund expressed to THR that they have “deep concern about the recent enactment of laws in Brunei that call for violent punishment, including amputation and death by stoning, against those engaging in same-sex activity and extramarital sexual relations and those committing adultery. We expressed very clearly that we cannot condone or tolerate these harsh and repressive laws and as a result support a business owned by the Sultan of Brunei or a Brunei sovereign fund associated with the government of Brunei.”

The Beverly Hills Hotel is owned by the Dorchester Collection, which is a company owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

Celebrities React to Major 5.1 Earthquake Near Los Angeles - Read All the Tweets Here!

It seems like many Los Angeles residents were alarmed late Friday night (March 28) at around 9:09 pm to a major earthquake that shook harder than the last one two weeks ago!

If you follow people that live on the west coast, it is most likely that your Twitter feed has been inundated by a ton of tweets from shocked people and we’re bringing you all the notes here.

According to reports, the earthquake measured a 5.1 and happened in La Habra.

In case you forgot, there was an 4.4 earthquake that happened in Encino two weeks ago.

DID YOU FEEL the earthquake in Los Angeles?

Click inside to read what celebrities are saying about the earthquake… More Here! »

Malaysia Airlines Tells Families All Flight 370 Passengers Are Presumed Dead

The mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may be coming to an end soon and the airline has informed families of the 239 passengers that all of their loved ones are presumed dead.

Najib Razak, the prime minister of Malaysia, says that MH370 flew along the southern corridor and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

“It is with deep sadness and regret that new data (indicates) flight MH370 ended in the Southern Indian Ocean,” he said.

The news comes after some objects were found in the ocean west of Perth, Australia.

We send our thoughts and prayers to all who were affected by this tragedy.


New Developments in Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Ellen DeGeneres Interviews Lucky 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant!

Looks like we weren’t the only ones impressed with Wheel of Fortune‘s amazing contestant who solved a nearly impossible puzzle!

Ellen DeGeneres invited Emil de Leon onto her show to find out about how he was able to solve that puzzle and much more. They even played a game of puzzle solving with guest host Jason Bateman.

“Most of the time, yes. The majority of the time,” Emil said when asked if he solves most of the puzzles correctly from home. “99% of the time. So watching with my family and friends, you can’t do it. Because after five seconds it’s, ‘Emil got it again!’”

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Contestant's Lucky Guess on 'Wheel of Fortune' is Incredible - Watch the Clip Here!

If there’s one video you watch today, it’s GOTTA be this one!

Contestant Emil stood with host Pat Sajak during Wheel of Fortune‘s final round and the board was virtually impossible – a three word phrase with only 2 letters filled in.

Well you won’t believe what happened next – Emil, out of nowhere, guessed it completely right to win $45,000! Congratulations, Emil – that was nuts!

Pat and hostess Vanna White looked completely stunned.

“Tonight’s “Wheel of Fortune” features most amazing solve in my 30+ years on the show. No kidding.” Pat tweeted out after the show. We totally believe it!

Check out the video of the amazing win below.

News Anchors Duck Under Desk During Earthquake in Los Angeles - Watch Now!

While most people in Los Angeles were probably sleeping when the earthquake hit early Monday morning (March 17), there were many who were already at work, including these two news anchors!

KTLA’s Megan Henderson and Chris Schauble were in the middle of a live report when they felt the tremors of the earthquake and they quickly ducked under their desk to demonstrate the proper earthquake precaution procedure.

Make sure to check out our recap of what all the celebrities were tweeting right after the 4.4 earthquake hit this morning.

HOW DID YOU REACT to the earthquake if you live in Los Angeles?


News Anchors Duck Under Desk During Earthquake in Los Angeles
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