<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California https://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usThu, 18 Jan 2018 22:03:10 -0800Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:03:10 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rapper Kodak Black Arrested in South Florida]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:42:41 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/010818+Kodak+Black+Arrest.jpg

American rapper Kodak Black has been arrested on weapons and child neglect charges, according to jail records.

The rapper, a Pompano Beach native whose real name is Dieuson Octave, faces seven charges, including grand theft of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of marijuana, child neglect and probation violation.

The 20-year-old widely known for the song "Tunnel Vision" is being held in Broward's Main Jail.

Please check back for NBC 6 for updates on this developing story.



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<![CDATA[Vote for the Greatest Super Bowl Commercial]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:47:22 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sb-commericial-th.jpg

Some argue that Super Bowl commercials garner more attention than the game itself. With so many iconic ads that have aired during the big game, we want to know which one is your favorite. We culled through hundreds of commercials to get to the 16 below.

The first round of voting ends Monday, Jan. 22. The second round ends on Jan. 25, the third round on Jan. 29, and the winner will be revealed on Feb. 1. Vote now for your favorite!


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<![CDATA['Late Night': Trump and GOP Face a Government Shutdown]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:45:14 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_acl_20180117-151627156250800002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at how despite controlling all three branches of government, Republicans are still facing a possible shutdown over an immigration impasse created entirely by President Trump.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': 'Diddy' Talks 'The Four: Battle for Stardom']]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:46:17 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s5e054_636_diddy_trashtalk_20180117-151626180934000002.jpg

Sean 'Diddy' Combs joins Seth Meyers to talk about his return to television in what he describes as a singing battle, not a singing competition. On "The Four: Battle for Stardom," Combs encourages trash talking amongst the contestants. 

 

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Finding Success]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:35:08 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s5e061_804_guthriekotb_today_20180117-151626188646000002.jpg

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb talk about becoming the first female co-anchors in the history of NBC's "TODAY" show in the wake of Matt Lauer's departure, their first broadcast horror stories and heading to South Korea for the Olympics.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Jimmy Fallon and Camila Cabello Sing 'Havana']]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:24:43 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jim_HAVANA_20180717-151626171602900002.jpg

Camila Cabello joins Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the "Tonight Show" Music Room to perform her international hit "Havana" with classroom instruments.

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Celebrates 54th Birthday]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:18:01 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/michelle_thumb1.jpg The former first lady is celebrating her 54th birthday.]]> <![CDATA[Police Body Cam Video Shows Hannibal Buress' Arrest in Miami]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:10:28 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/011618+Hannibal+Buress+Miami+arrest+police+body+cam.jpg

A police body camera video released Tuesday reveals the moments before popular comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested last month in Miami for disorderly intoxication.

The more than 9-minute video, released by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, shows Buress' encounter with an officer on a Wynwood street corner on Dec. 10 just before 10:30 p.m. The comedian can be heard laughing and addressing the officer using strong language.

"Hey, what's up. It's me, Hannibal Buress. This cop is stupid as f--k," Buress says to the officer. "Hey, put this camera on."

"Get out of here before you," the officer replies as Buress continues talking.

"Hey, what's up, YouTube," Buress said before the officer orders him to put his hands behind his back.

Buress repeatedly asks the officer why he is being arrested as the officer puts handcuffs on him.

"I'll let you know once you put your hands behind your back," the officer says.

NBC6 reported in December that before the arrest Buress had approached an officer with bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage from his breath. Buress asked the officer to call an Uber and when the officer refused, Buress became angry and belligerent, according to the arrest report.

The officer followed Buress into a bar and asked him to leave because he was too drunk, the report continued. Once outside, Buress continued yelling profanities at the officer, causing a crowd to gather. Buress was asked to leave five times before being arrested, according to the report.

The newly released video shows that as Buress is put in handcuffs, a small group of fans gather around him and the officer.

"I'm under arrest right now for calling him a b--ch-ass n---er," Buress says to the group as one man begins to film the incident.

Buress demands to be read his rights.

"I don't need to read you anything," the officer replies. "I told you about seven times to leave and you refused to leave."

Buress, 34, was booked into jail and later released. His next hearing in the case is scheduled for Feb. 5.

A request for comment was not immiediately returned by Buress' representative.

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<![CDATA[And Many More: Betty White Celebrates 96th Birthday]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:31:17 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-860743698.jpg Happy birthday, Betty White! The iconic Golden Girl turns 96 this year. With a string of comedic successes, the woman from St. Olaf shows no sign of slowing down.

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<![CDATA[Ann Curry 'Not Surprised' by Allegations Against Matt Lauer]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:19:59 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ann-curry2.jpg

Journalist Ann Curry said she was not surprised by allegations of sexual misconduct against her former "Today" show co-anchor Matt Lauer. A "climate of verbal harassment” existed when she was at the helm of NBC's morning news show, she said. 

Curry, appearing on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday in her first televised interview since the seven-time Emmy winner signed off "Today" five years ago, said the national reckoning on sexual misconduct by powerful men that has resulted in the firings of Lauer and CBS' Charlie Rose has been "long overdue." 

She said that she doesn't know a "single woman" who has not endured some form of sexual harassment. 

"We clearly are waking up to a reality, an injustice that has been occurring for some time," Curry said. "I think it will continue to occur until the glass ceiling is finally broken. This is about power, a power imbalance, where women are not valued as much as men." 

NBC fired Lauer in November after a colleague's complaint of inappropriate sexual behavior. Other women have since come forward with other alleged incidents of sexual misconduct. 

Asked whether Lauer abused his power, Curry said she was sensitive to the experience of public humiliation and was trying to "do no harm." But she said, "I can tell you that I am not surprised by the allegations." 

"I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed," Curry said. "I think it would be surprising if someone said that they didn't see that -- it was verbal sexual harassment." 

Such harassment was pervasive, she added. She did not detail examples. 

NBC News declined comment on Curry's comments. The network has previously said that "current NBC News management was never made aware of any complaints about Matt Lauer's conduct" before hearing from the woman whose account on Nov. 27 resulted in Lauer's termination later that week. 

Curry said Wednesday that leaving the “Today” show "hurt like hell" at the time but she has since moved on. 

"For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line. But man, I did try," Curry said in her tearful goodbye on June 28, 2012. 

Curry declined to speculate on past reports over whether Lauer pressed for her exit, saying that question is for "someone else." 

"It's been years and I want to really move on from this," Curry said. 

She said the decision to have two female anchors at the helm of the "Today" show with Hoda Kotb's promotion has been overdue because women "overwhelmingly" make up the audience on morning television shows. 

Curry is now promoting "We’ll Meet Again," a six-part documentary series she reported and executive produced for PBS. The show, which explores historic events through the experiences of ordinary people, begins airing on Jan. 23.

Meanwhile, NBC News announced Wednesday that it had promoted Libby Leist, a senior "Today" producer for the past five years, to become executive producer of the show's 7 a.m. and 8 a.m hours. She started as a desk assistant with the network in Washington, D.C., in 2001. 

She "brings tremendous talent and experience to this role," NBC News chairman Andy Lack said in a note to staff. 

Longtime executive producer Don Nash is leaving "Today" after nearly 30 years working on the program. He said in a memo he was stepping down to spend more time with his family. Leadership changes are not uncommon when anchors change at shows, The Associated Press reported. 

Nash has been offered "a number of roles within NBC News and NBCUniversal, and we hope he’ll stay in the family," Lack said in his announcement.

With the latest personnel move, three of the executives in charge of "Today" are now women, the AP reported. Jackie Levin is executive producer of "Megyn Kelly Today" at 9 a.m. and Tammy Filler is executive producer of the 10 a.m. hour. NBC News President Noah Oppenheim has overall oversight of the show.  



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Leslie Jones Wants Oprah to Run for President ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:58:49 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s5e053_635_lesliejones_oprah_20180116-151617378928600002.jpg

After playing Oprah on "Saturday Night Live," Leslie Jones tells Seth Meyers she now has a personal investment in Oprah running for president. 

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Jinx Challenge with Chris Hemsworth]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:37:22 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jinxScreen-Shot-2018-01-17-at-3.33.49-AM1.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Chris Hemsworth draw random categories, then try to shout out the same answer at the same time to jinx each other.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Trump's Fake News Awards]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:28:49 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s5e060_803_fakenews_20180116-151617393712300002.jpg

"President Trump" hands out Fake News awards to the media with help from first lady Melania (Gina Gershon) and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (Rachel Dratch).

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria Recovery]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:20:19 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s5e053_635_tci_20180116-151617384297800002.jpg

Seth Meyers checks in on Puerto Rico's recovery efforts four months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island and left millions without electricity and clean drinking water.

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