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Hugh Jackman didn't have much time to celebrate his big win for Les Miserables at the Golden Globes last night.
While the night's other big winners, including Ben Affleck, Lena Dunham, and Jennifer Lawrence, headed upstairs to party hop at the Beverly Hilton, Hugh Jackman had to catch a flight to Atlanta right after the ceremony.
The days of free parking just because you're eco-friendly have come and gone at Los Angeles International. The airport has announced that the incentive for passengers to park their electric car for free up to 30 days has been eliminated.
Although parking will cost the general rack-rate for all drivers, the charging facilities will continue to be free. Okay, this is great news, but the caveat is that there are only 38 spots for charging. So good luck on getting a charge because LAX is no regional airport. Since the plugs are a true premium, it has been causing some resentment from totally electric car drivers to hybrid drivers.
If you're flying out of LAX soon, you can still snag a free parking space up until March 1, after which time you'll have to cough up the $24 per day.
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This is the future.
There may be no personal jetpacks or hoverboards or even cheesecake in pill form, but at least we have advanced enough as a civilization to install self-closing toilet lids in airplane lavatories.
Onboard the inaugural flight of the LAN 787 from LAX non-stop to Santiago, Chile earlier this week, we had 10 hours to explore the 787 in-flight, in both Economy and Premium Business class, and made the question of the lavatory a priority. Check back Tuesday for our full review and photo galleries of the flight, but let's resolve this important issue right here and now.
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Hello from LAX! Today we're off to Santiago, Chile (our 2012 Destination of the Year), though this time it's not the city we're checking out; we're flying 10-ish hours each way simply for the airplane taking us there. That's rightit's the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and this is yet another huge entry on its history timeline as LAN inaugurates a fresh route with their spanking new wings.
LAN Airlines was the fourth carrier to receive a Dreamliner, but first in the Americas. Today they tack on a few more records, as this inaugural flightLAN 603 LAX - SCLis...
· The first 787 scheduled service from LAX
· LAN's first 787 route to North America
· The first 787 service overall between North and South America
· The first non-stop service from LAX to Santiago, Chile (a new route that'll operate 3x/week, Wednesday-Friday-Sunday)
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Are you ready for this jelly? Virgin America has just used the opportunity of today's notable 12-12-12 date to debut their very first airline lounge. It's called The Loft and you'll find it snuggled up airside in Terminal 3 at LAX near the Virgin America gates.
The lounge, in all its mood-lit glory, replicated much of what makes the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses so desirablenamely the slick design (and designer furniture) and complimentary meal and drinks service. Instead of a grab-and-go snack bar like you'd find in many US domestic lounges, Virgin America offers a menu with options like smoked salmon bagels, sushi, soba, and shrimp caesar salad.
And, instead of a cash bar with well drinks, the Loft offers six specialty cocktails (drooling over the "Runway Ruddy Mary"), top shelf liquors, red, white and sparkling wines, domestic and imported beers on tap and in bottles, and even juice mixes if you've already had one Ruddy Mary too many.
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There’s nothing like some airport news to end the week, and it’s even better when it’s a big airport like LAX. Earlier this week all the important people—like the mayor—were on hand to shake hands, pose for pictures and chitchat, as the airport celebrated its announcement of all kinds of new services and goodies.
In total there’s like 60 new dining and retail options coming soon to the new Tom Bradley International Terminal—TBIT to its friends—and around 22 of ‘em will be brands right from Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Unfortunately, we’re pretty sure that In-N-Out Burger is not included on the terminal to-do list, but at least there are plenty easily accessible from the airport.
Time is running out to catch the Machinima Interactive Film Festival (MIFF), which is simultaneously featuring never before seen content online both at their official site and offline at iam8bit studios in Los Angeles.
The show, which runs through December 9th, 2012, is a collaboration between the video entertainment network Machinima, iam8bit, YouTube filmmakers, and the audience.
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Batman fans can now see a collection of goodies from The Dark Knight Trilogy while getting 15% off their stay at the JW Marriot in Los Angeles through December 14.
This week Warner Bros launched The Dark Knight Legend pop-up exhibit at L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck, just in time for the December 4th release of The Dark Knight Rises on Blue-Ray.
While New York deals with the chaos left behind by Hurricane Sandy, it's business as usual in Los Angeles where they are about to kick off the AFI Film Festival.
The AFI Fest, which begins TODAY (Thursday, Nov. 1), will screen a variety of big budget, independent, and foreign films at Grauman's Chinese Theatre and The Egyptian, including the gala premieres of Hitchcock and Lincoln.
This last Saturday, the Space Shuttle Endeavour caused a little Los Angesles gridlock of its very own, traveling on the Over Land Transporter (OLT) for 12 miles through the city in order to reach its new home at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion. No surprise that it was 10 hours late.
Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. The public will be able to visit the Shuttle at the CSC beginning October 30. For more images of Endeavour both on the LA streets and during her fly days, check out the Endeavour Flickr Group.
It also shouldn't come as any surprise that NASA themselves scored the best images from the entire drive, posting them to their Flickr. Hey, NASA may not have flying Space Shuttles anymore, but they do have a killer Flickr stream! From the NASA shots and a few others, we chose 10 images you just have to see:
Now that the fall TV season is in full swing and you've had a chance to pick your favorite new shows, you can watch them tape live too.
Thankfully for TV fans, sitcoms seem to be embracing the live audience once again. Many of this season's new shows, like Partners, Guys With Kids, See Dad Run, and Malibu Country, as well as a few comedy mainstays, like The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls, are all being filmed in front of live studio audiences in Los Angeles.
Tickets to rehearsals and live tapings are free and can be reserved online via Audiences Unlimited. Tickets are made available starting 30 days prior to show date and are sometimes still available right up to the day of taping (depending on the show's popularity). You can check out a full schedule or reserve tickets at TVTickets.com.
Stan Lee has attended so many Comic-cons in recent years, it was only a matter of time before he started his own.
Last year the comics icon launched Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo which welcomed 35,000 people, the largest comic convention debut ever.
This weekend the con returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center for its second year. Along with Lee, other special guests will include Elvira, Kevin Smith, Lou Ferrigno, Felicia Day, Thomas Jane, and Linda Blair.