Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren will arrive in a remote city on the coast of Honduras in a few days with a movie star, a 1960s radical and a famous comedian – all traveling together to provide protection to a revolutionary making a dangerous journey to the swearing-in of the city’s new black mayor. It’s as confusing as it sounds. It’s also the culmination of an unlikely friendship between Warren and a man who hopes someday to be president of Honduras – Luther Castillo Harry. Harry, 38, fled to Sacramento after his political fight against government corruption and the repression of his black minority ethnic group led to threats of death and imprisonment in Honduras. This week, Harry will travel back to his country following a deeply contested and violent November presidential election that many international observers and Hondurans say was rigged by the incumbent president and alleged winner, Juan Orlando Hernandez. A week of massive … [Read more...] about A revolutionary heads home. Can a politician, a comedian and a movie star help keep him safe?
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Families in South Florida can try acting classes at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts open house, get fitness tips at Zo’s Winter Groove in Miami or catch the opening of the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach this weekend.It’s also the last weekend for the Chinese Lantern Festival in central Broward, the first weekend for Bal Harbour Shops’ “Ice Cream We Love” fund-raising event for Holtz Children's Hospital and the second weekend of free Hamlet in the monthlong Shakespeare in the Park series.But first, start the party early with Mom's Night Out at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood on Thursday with the “IMomSoHard” duo of comedians Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley. The pair provide humor touching on motherhood, parenting, families, friendships and relationships. Tickets $30-50. Seminolehardrockhollywood.comOther top events for families this weekend include the following:Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet, Friday through … [Read more...] about What to do with the kids this weekend: South Florida Fair, Zo’s Winter Groove
GREENACRES A moving company with more than 100 employees still is a big family. And Spero Georgedakis is dealing with not one but two deaths in that family. Juan Carlos Valasques, 29, and Angel Xon, 47, both of suburban West Palm Beach, were killed in the early morning of Dec. 23 in a hit-and-run crash in Greenacres, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says. The two men who died each had worked for about 13 years for Good Greek Moving and Storage, based in suburban West Palm Beach, Georgedakis said Friday. “Today is a dark day for the Good Greek Moving and Storage Family in an otherwise bright and joyous holiday season,” Georgedakis posted the night of the crash on the company’s Facebook page. At about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 23 at Swain Boulevard and Second Street, a 2013 silver Porsche Panamera slammed into a 2007 Honda CRV driven by Jaime Avila, 43, a sheriff’s report said. Valasques and Xon were thrown from the Honda and killed. Avila suffered minor … [Read more...] about NEW: Men killed in Greenacres hit-and-run worked for Good Greek movers
Taylor Swift will start the new year in a familiar place: alone. Her latest crush, English actor Douglas Booth, has told pals in London that he’s not interested in the “Mean” singer. We’re told Swift was in hot pursuit after spotting the 21-year-old “Romeo and Juliet” star at a party at the West Hollywood Soho House in November. “Taylor kept on making an effort to flirt with Douglas, but he gave her the cold shoulder and was extremely dismissive towards her,” says our insider. Swift was not taking no for an answer, we hear, and made several attempts to lure Booth in. Samir Hussein/Getty Images for Calvin Klein Friends say Booth (r.) was scared off by Swift. “She would get a drink and then approach him; she would chat with [actress] Hailee Steinfeld and then re-approach him; she was even trying to chat him up near the flowers on display. It was all very funny for those of us watching,” says our snitch. … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift gets the cold shoulder from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ actor Douglas Booth
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LEA MICHELE knows what a platonic date is good for: holding your purse. The “Glee” star attended the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday in Los Angeles with pal Jonathan Groff, who is also her former “Spring Awakening” and ‘Glee” co-star. Later, at the People Magazine and Entertainment Industry Foundation after-party, Groff was spotted holding the actress’ handbag for her while she flirted with a blond, blue-eyed “total hottie” at the bar for over 20 minutes. The 25-year-old Michele split from boyfriend Theo Stockman this fall after they had dated more than a year. Also at the fete (held in the gala tent behind Shrine Auditorium), along with the rest of the “Glee” cast, were Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Stacey Keibler, and Rumer Willis. JUSTIN LONG got out of Dodge late Thursday evening. The actor hung with “Chronicle” co-star Ryan Phillippe at the Back Room on the lower East Side … [Read more...] about Lea Michele flirts with glee at SAG party as date Jonathan Groff keeps track of her purse