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Los Angeles (CNN) — Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, authorities and his fiancee confirmed. He was 47.

Police in Rialto, California, received a 911 call from King’s fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, about 5:25 a.m., said Capt. Randy DeAnda. Responding officers found King at the bottom of the pool, removed him and attempted to revive him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, DeAnda said.


2012 marked the 20 Year Anniversary of the LA Riots


20 years ago this week began one of the most destructive riots in US History.

A jury verdict in the infamous beating of Rodney King set off the Los Angeles riots in which 53 people died, more than 2,000 were injured and property damage totaled $1 billion.

For more than a year, the people of Los Angeles had been watching the video of four police officers beating King at the end of a pursuit in Lakeview Terrace. On April 29, 1992, the world was watching when the verdict came in for officers Timothy Wind, Laurence Powell, Theodore Briseno and Sgt. Stacy Koon. All of the defendants were acquitted, except for one count against Powell in which the jury could not decide.

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(AP) LOS ANGELES — Album of the Year: “21,” Adele

Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth
New Artist: Bon Iver
Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele
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Drizzy Drake has left Toronto and moved to an oasis in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles. The Young Money rapper is renting the 7500 square foot $9 million dollar mansion for $45,000 a month. Amenities include: “a water oasis leading into a cave setting with seating and wet bars for any occasion,” a tennis court, five stall horse facilities with riding arena, a sand volleyball court, a mechanical bull, a 24 seat theater, game room, and a wine cellar/tasting room. Six-bedrooms, ten-baths. Check out some pics of Aubrey’s bachelor pad after the jump!


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Music artist Will.I.Am has been working on developing a new car called IAMAUTO. The Black Eyed peas frontman debuted the vehicle on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. The auto was developed to help create jobs in his old Los Angeles neighborhood.

The car, which looks a lot like the Delorean from Back To The Future, features a Beats By Dre sound system  and was constructed using OEM parts from Chrysler.

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Here’s the cover to the soundtrack of Snoop and Wiz’s upcoming movie.


Below is a synopsis of the film. Music release date December 13th.

The film, set in a Los Angeles high school, sees Valedictorian hopeful Devin Overstreet (Wiz Khalifa) struggling to pen his graduation speech when it becomes clear that all his academic overachievements have left him with little to no real-life experiences. He finds an unlikely inspiration in the least-achieving student on campus, Mac Johnson (Snoop Dogg.) Mac, a 15-year senior and consummate ladies man, is smitten by the school’s new substitute chemistry teacher. He soon realizes that the only way he’ll truly have a chance with her is if he finally graduates high school.  In 3 weeks time, Mac must cram four years of high school academics, while Devin must cram four years of teenage experience.

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