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Sunday

Five Grammy Performances to YouTube

From Beyoncé's Alanis cover to the Pink's high-flying number, these are the musical moments you'll want to watch again http://tinyurl.com/yzhbry6

Michael Jackson's Kids Spread His Message of Love

Prince Michael and Paris Jackson collect their late father's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys http://tinyurl.com/yj9gdov

Lady Gaga's Piano-Pounding Grammy Kick-Off

The pop star teams up with Elton John on stage - and Beyoncé wins song of the year http://tinyurl.com/yl8f64q

Jerry Salinger, Through Friend's Eyes


J.D. Salinger's friends recount tales of his life, proving that he was anything but a recluse.---


To some people, such as City Weekly's own Stephen Dark, J.D. Salinger had a seemingly huge impact on their teenage lives, especially with Catcher in the http://bit.ly/c9QvKZ

Mitt's Town

The national GOP has selected Salt Lake City as a finalist city to host the 2012 Republican National Convention. While ultimately three other finalists will be announced in the coming weeks, SLC was the first finalist city to be named, which has got to ma http://bit.ly/cB4O0w

Sundance 2010: Locals Best Bet for Closing Sunday

The awards have been announced and the out-of-towners are heading home, but there's still one more day of Salt Lake City Sundance screenings.
Your best choice should you head down to the Rose Wagner Center -- not the Tower Theatre, as mistakenly indica http://bit.ly/ccKKmm

Sundance 2010: Locals Best Bets for Saturday

The last full-day Sundance slate of Salt Lake City films offers a few great choices -- including what may be the festival's consensus best film.
Winter's Bone has been hailed by most festival attendees as the strongest film in the U.S. Dramatic Competi http://bit.ly/aFJGKn

In The Loop: 1/30/10. Promotions Galore & Some Other Junk




Hello
all you sneezing, sniffling, coughing, aching, 18 degrees and breezy
film line standing enthusiasts. Let's start off with a look this time
at the Model Citizen Memorial Wall. --- For the most part, I'm not
a fan of going in line to stand at http://bit.ly/9SsX9z

Live! Get a 360-View of the Grammys Red Carpet Right Now

Check out all the glamour of the Grammys - from the stars' point of view! Watch the red carpet live, now, right here on PEOPLE.com! http://tinyurl.com/y8cneda

Grammy Awards 2010 Nominees

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A Galaxy of Stars Light Up Pre-Grammy Gala with Clive Davis

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Fergie celebrate with dozens of music's biggest names http://tinyurl.com/ycquzqw

Julia Roberts's Red-Hot Valentine's Day Advice: Ladies, 'Take Your Top Off'

The actress serves up a "recipe for success" while promoting Valentine's Day http://tinyurl.com/yak5v3b

Will.I.Am: Where I Keep My Grammys

The Black Eyed Pea reveals the inspiration behind his Grammy cabinet (and why her name happens to be "Granny") http://tinyurl.com/ydvy74o

Saturday

Brad & Angelina's Affectionate Night Out

The couple "look like they're having a fun time" at the Directors Guild Awards, an observer says http://tinyurl.com/yz8t6d6

Stars Pre-Party in L.A. Ahead of Grammys

Keith and Nicole, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and more kick off Grammy weekend http://tinyurl.com/y9mrpwt

Is LeAnn Rimes Singing About Her Breakup?

The singer covers Patty Griffin's "Let Him Fly," a song she says "spoke to me" http://tinyurl.com/yepl497

Miss America Katie Stam Gets Engaged

The beauty queen says "yes" to boyfriend Brian Irk one night before handing over her crown http://tinyurl.com/yc5dfx3

PEOPLE's Music Critic Makes Grammy Picks

See who Chuck Arnold is pulling for at the 2010 awards (Hint: Kanye would approve) http://tinyurl.com/y8664qu

John Edwards's Ex-Aide: Sex Tape Is Somewhere 'Safe'

Andrew Young says he turned down "millions" to sell the tape http://tinyurl.com/ybvs8s6

New Jersey Housewife Danielle Staub's Hair-Pulling Attacker Found Guilty

Costar Jacqueline Laurita's daughter, Ashley Holmes, will pay a $189 fine http://tinyurl.com/ydd5l6m

Oprah Gets Two New Dogs for Her Birthday!

Winfrey celebrates turning 56 with cuddly springer spaniels Sunny and Lauren http://tinyurl.com/yk6puvw

Jessica Alba Making Sure Honor Grows Up Bilingual

Qué Bueno! The actress has hired a Spanish teacher for her daughter - and herself http://tinyurl.com/y9g3fgl

Christina Hendricks's Husband Angry after New York Times 'Widened' Her

The curvy Mad Men star answers back to her critics and defends her Golden Globes gown http://tinyurl.com/yd57txq

It's Official: Cast of Jersey Shore Returns for Season 2

Snooki, The Situation and their costars head to a new location this summer http://tinyurl.com/ylkl6xc

Friday

POLL: Who Should Replace Samantha Harris On Dancing?

Should Paula Abdul, Drew Lachey, Mario Lopez, Cheryl Burke or Melissa Rycroft co-host next? http://tinyurl.com/yl4uc58

PHOTO: Rob Pattinson as a Comic Book Star

Check out the New Moon star's latest role - in the pages of Fame: Robert Pattinson http://tinyurl.com/yd869rh

Real Housewives' Danielle Staub: 'I'm a Born-Again Virgin'

The controversial star of New Jersey says she won't have sex again until she's married http://tinyurl.com/yes7wkb

Ethan Zohn Talks about His Stem Cell Transplant

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Steven Tyler's Strange Home Depot Trip Explained

The Aerosmith singer, who serenaded shoppers, now has privileges to leave the rehab center grounds http://tinyurl.com/ybs7y2v

Kendra Wilkinson's Super Bowl Plans: Babysitter - then Party!

The new mom, whose husband plays for the Colts, will host a bash at a Miami nightclub http://tinyurl.com/yl82brb

Will Michael Jackson's Kids Make a Grammy Weekend Appearance?

They reportedly plan to attend a Saturday event, but what about the tribute to their dad at Sunday's big show? http://tinyurl.com/y8enozp

Baby Josie Duggar's Amazing Recovery

The micropreemie suffered a perforated bowel when she was just 8 days old http://tinyurl.com/ygb9822

Vampire Diaries: What?s the Deal with Isabel?

Tell us if you think Elena is closer to finding out the identity of her birth mom http://tinyurl.com/y9rkum4

Nicole Richie Denies Ever Having an Eating Disorder

"It's extremely insulting and irresponsible," she says of rumors about her http://tinyurl.com/ygqt7ao

Friday Letters Round-up


A 62-episode adaptation of Infinite Jest is sure to be a hit across the pond.
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According to the Teabagger Style Guide, every reference to the health-care bill should be surrounded by scare quotes.


Ronald Reagan's dream of http://bit.ly/cUTHyD

10 Web Sites for Planning Las Vegas Vacations

Would you like to plan a Las Vegas vacation? Of course you would. Here's a list of 10 Web sites to help you plan your next trip to Vegas, baby, Vegas! ---Plan Your Las Vegas Trip Like a ProThe Official Las Vegas Tourism Web Site features a slick RSVP plan http://bit.ly/drmlpq

FIRST LOOK: Beyonc? Smoking-Hot Commercial for Her New Perfume

The singer is really steaming things up in her first commercial for her debut signature scent 'Heat' http://tinyurl.com/yj44odg

John Travolta: 'We Work Hard Every Day' to Recover from Son's Death

"We've been working on stabilizing ourselves," says the star, just returned from Haiti http://tinyurl.com/yezl8qp

Jimmy Kimmel Strikes Again at 'Tattle-Tale' Jay Leno

The comic teases that Leno ruined his relationship with Oprah - not that he regrets his remarks http://tinyurl.com/y8z4paf

Lost: Six Juicy Secrets From the Set!

Producers and the cast tell PEOPLE who's back, who faces drama and what will be revealed in the season premiere http://tinyurl.com/ybl7cxt

FIRST PHOTO: Meet Vida Alves McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves introduce their 3 ½-week-old baby girl via his Web site http://tinyurl.com/ykol933

Real Housewives: Lynne's Motherhood Meltdown

"It's freakin’ hard to live in Orange County!" Lynne tells her costars after a huge fight with her daughter Alexa, 16 http://tinyurl.com/yblxmwq

Rosie O'Donnell: 'A Family is Forever'

The TV host discusses her split and becoming "the Gay-dy Bunch" http://tinyurl.com/ydwrcdf

Morgan Harrington's Parents Grateful for Closure

Gil and Daniel Harrington say they are at peace now that their daughter's remains have been found http://tinyurl.com/yjuqtm2

Michael Lohan Arrested Again

The estranged father of Lindsay Lohan has been charged with criminal contempt http://tinyurl.com/y8lwyoa

Jamie Kennedy's Hot Valentine Plans for Jennifer Love Hewitt

"She's the most romantic person you will ever meet," he says of his girlfriend http://tinyurl.com/ydcbu8m

The Little Progressive Think Tank that Could

Look out Sutherland Institute, there may be a new think tank in town. The Citizen’s Education Project, a local progressive nonprofit plans to become a full fledged foundation by the end of 2010.---
CEP has long fought many a good progressive fig http://bit.ly/aGcEYz

Beyonc? Jay-Z Hit the Club - for a Good Cause!

• Beyoncé danced the night away and caught up with former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams at a Haiti relief benefit at The Eldridge in downtown New York. Not far away, her hubby Jay-Z made the rounds, chatting up the club owners. The couple also sipped Belvedere cocktails and enjoyed tunes spun by Knowles's sister Solange, who played a soundtrack of Prince and Michael Jackson hits. http://tinyurl.com/ydpvun6

Leonardo DiCaprio Uses Social Networking to Lobby for the Environment

The actor and other stars are urging people to flood lawmakers with emails http://tinyurl.com/yfcsy62

Sunday

From Robert Paisola: American Airlines will transport any doctor or nurse to Haiti free of charge, call +1 212-697-9767, please help spread the word!! Please copy and paste on to your status. American Airlines llevará a cualquier médico o enfermera a Haiti sin cargo, llamar al +1 212-697-9767. Copiad y pegad en vuestros muros para ayudar a los terriblemente desafortunados en ese pais tan castigadoabout

One World One Love One Parents Lets Do It! Robert Paisola Reports Live

One World, One Love, Lets help our Haitian Family, Robert Paisola Reports Live
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Tuesday

Stand By Me Playing For Change Song Around the World PAISOLA

Do you ever TAKE A STAND IN LIFE? Do you ever go "Against the Grain"?? Do you know what you want but seem to have a difficult time getting to the goal? Then watch this Video and always know that This is an amazing story of how people can come together in times of need. No matter where you come from, where you have been... or where you are at... there is always someone to STAND BY YOU Robert Paisola reports live.

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Las Vegas Courthouse Shooting Killing Johnny Lee Wicks and Officer Cooper Photos by Robert Paisola



Las Vegas Courthouse Shooting Killing Johnny Lee Wicks and Officer Cooper Photos by Robert Paisola








LAS VEGAS - A man dressed in black walked into a federal building yesterday in downtown Las Vegas and opened fire with a shotgun, killing a court security guard and wounding a US marshal before he was shot to death in a running gun battle.The gunfire erupted moments after 8 a.m. at the start of the work week and lasted for several minutes.

Shots echoed around tall buildings in the area, more than a mile north of the Las Vegas Strip. A reporter on the eighth floor of a high-rise within sight of the federal building heard a sustained barrage of gunfire.
A passerby said he counted at least 40 shots.

“The first shot that I heard was a shotgun blast. I knew it wasn’t fireworks,’’ said Ray Freres, 59, who said he was behind the federal court building at the time.

“I heard an exchange of gunfire. I was watching the street,’’ Freres said. “If they were coming my way, I was going the other way.’’

The US Marshals Service said the victims included a 48-year-old deputy US marshal who was hospitalized and a 65-year-old court security officer who died.

Authorities identified the gunman as Johnny Lee Wicks.

The dead guard was Stanley Cooper, a retired Las Vegas police officer employed by Akal Security, said Jeff Carter, spokesman for the Marshals Service in Washington. Cooper, who was shot in the chest, was a police officer for 26 years and became a federal court security officer in Las Vegas in 1994.

Authorities did not immediately release the name of the wounded marshal.

Officials said Wicks was upset over losing a lawsuit concerning Social Security benefits. He sued the Social Security Administration in 2008, but the case was thrown out and formally closed in September 2009, according to court records.

US Senator John Ensign, a Nevada Republican, told reporters that it appeared the gunman acted alone and the shooting was not a terrorist act. Chief Deputy US Marshal Roxanna Lea Irwin also said authorities believe the shooter acted alone.

The man, dressed in black pants, shirt, and jacket, opened fire in front of a set of security metal detectors just inside the rotunda of the federal building, FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey said.

“From what witness accounts have said, he walked in with a shotgun underneath his jacket and opened fire when he opened the doors,’’ Dickey said. “Seven officers responded and returned fire.’’

A video posted on YouTube recorded the sound of the running firefight as the man retreated across Las Vegas Boulevard toward another federal building and a historic school.

“I could see guards and everything coming out, and then all of a sudden I just started hearing pop, pop, pop. I mean, just like 30 or 40 shots,’’ said Troy Saccal, a tax services manager who was arriving for work at the time.
Saccal said he thought he saw one guard slump to the ground and another move to help him.
The gunman died moments later in the bushes outside the restored Fifth Street School, where his body remained for several hours.

A Las Vegas police spokeswoman said the man had been shot in the head.

John Clark, director of the US Marshals Service in Washington, called the officers heroes. “The brave and immediate actions of these two individuals saved lives by stopping the threat of a reckless and callous gunman,’’ Clark said.

Alina Shell, a lawyer in the federal public defender’s office, said she didn’t see the shooting, but heard it. “There was a lot of gunfire,’’ she said in an e-mail, “and there was no mistaking where it was coming from.’’
Bullet holes marked the entrance of the eight-story modern federal building, which was locked down after the shootout and closed for the day.

After police arrived, paramedics helped two people out and down a ramp to ambulances.
The structure was touted as the first federal building built to comply with blast resistance requirements following the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City

UPDATE:
Authorities described the gunman in Monday's fatal shootout at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse as a "disgruntled" man with a lengthy rap sheet that includes charges of murder, drug possession, sexual assault and domestic violence spanning three decades. Johnny Lee Wicks, 66, set fire to his apartment at 5 a.m. on Monday, walked three miles to the courthouse on Las Vegas Boulevard, pulled out a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun from his black trench coat and opened fire, killing court security officer Stanley Cooper and injuring another before being fatally shot in the head across the street. A total of 81 rounds were shot, officials said.
During a joint news conference Tuesday with the FBI, Metro Police and the U.S. Marshals Service outside the courthouse, FBI special agent in charge Kevin Favreau said Wicks was arrested for murder in Memphis in the 1970s and picked up on various drug charges in the 1980s, also in Memphis.
He also said Wicks was arrested in Sacramento in 1995 on sexual assault and domestic violence charges, and again in 1996 on robbery and domestic violence charges. Dickey declined to provide further details.
Authorities also said that Wicks, who was black, was "disgruntled" with the court system after his pro se lawsuit -- accusing federal officials of racial discrimination after his Social Security benefits were reduced -- was dismissed by a judge who serves in the federal courthouse.
"He was angry at his government and decided to settle the disagreement by killing," Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said. "An act such as this cannot be predicted. A lone gunman on a suicidal mission is nearly impossible to prevent."
Officials said seven officers - four U.S. deputy marshals and four court security officers - were involved in the shooting. Surviving officers were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, Gillespie said.
Officials also said Wicks was armed with more than five rounds of ammunition, but only managed to fire three shots inside the courthouse and two more from the Fifth Street School across the street. Gillespie declined to say how much ammo Wicks was carrying.
Favreau called the officers involved in the shooting heroes "who in the heat of battle stood their ground and protected the innocent people inside."
Cooper, 72, was described as a "quiet" man with two sons and "a dedicated professional who dedicated his life to public service" by U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden. Cooper had 26 years of experience with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and 15 years as a court security officer. Funeral arrangements weren't immediately known.
Bogden also said the other injured officer was released from the hospital. Officials declined to identify him.
The federal courthouse and the nearby Regional Justice Center were under lockdown Monday after the shooting. Both reopened Tuesday.
The orange, spray-painted outline marking where Wicks died from a gunshot to the head remained outside the Fifth Street School on Tuesday morning, and several bullet holes could be seen in the building's windows and walls.