He was pronounced dead at Memorial Regional Hospital, said police. Police have identified the man who shot Cherry as Duke Laguerre, 29. He told detectives he was driving west on Hollywood Boulevard between 5 and 5:30 a.m. Oct. 6 when he spotted the nude man. He passed by him, then turned around and went back, he told police. Police have provided no details of what Laguerre told them of his encounter with Cherry. There was no indication they knew each other, said police. Laguerre has not been charged in the shooting. At his family home in Miami Gardens, his mother declined to speak on the record. She said her son would not talk about the incident. To Cherry’s family and friends, the anguish of his death is compounded by its oddity. “I never met someone with a brighter aura than Jandei,” said co-worker Kaylee Martinez, 20. “Sweet, witty, always making people laugh. He deserves to be known for who he was, not just a naked man running around Hollywood.” For Auta Cherry, the killing of her son “was foolish and senseless and did not have to happen.
— Paul Thornton, letters editor A typical reaction was Porter Ranch resident Frances Sikorski’s: “Here we go again. “First people complain about living near an airport; now others complain about living near the Hollywood sign. Were the complainers there before the sign? Probably not. “Take down the sign and I bet their property values would drop. I was born in Hollywood and love the landmark.” Victoria Carlson of Burbank sympathizes with the locals: “I walk dogs in the Beachwood Canyon area. Every day I witness gaggles of tourists who double park or park in red zones and then make the mad dash into the middle of Beachwood Canyon to pose for photographs featuring our iconic Hollywood sign in the background. “Seems a lot of these tourists have little regard for their own safety. It’s all about getting that award-winning shot, after all. “I spend a lot of time in the Beachwood area, so I know how to navigate those twisted, narrow canyon roads. I’m always mindful of other vehicles as well as urban wildlife. (In recent weeks, I’ve had several deer run across the road right in front of me.) “Something definitely needs to be done to protect the safety of tourists and locals alike, as well as preserve our historic hilltop neighborhoods and the parkland surrounding them. There has to be a happy medium somewhere.” Santa Monica resident Bruce R.
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Stars certainly seemed to be getting in on the bridal trend with everyone from Jessica Simpson to Charlie Hunnam adding to the wedding scene on Saturday. Whether they were saying “I do” or were a member of a bridal party, love was definitely in the air! Case in point? “Omg! Insider” was there when Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis tied the knot with husband Johnny Chaillot at a beautiful ceremony in Malibu. [Related: Celebs Weddings of 2013 ] That same day, Jessica Simpson strutted her stuff down the aisle as a bridesmaid in her publicist Lauren Auslander’s nuptials in Rhode Island, and even Charlie Hunnam got in on the action, attending his friend Ryan Conroy and Jennifer Betts’s big day. But perhaps the most star-studded of them all? Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh’s celebration in Malibu, which was reportedly jam-packed with celebs like Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake , and Jay Z. The best part? Usher and Busta Rhymes were even rumored to have performed at the reception! What do you think of all this bridal bliss? Check out the video to decide for yourself, and be sure to tune in to “omg! Insider” on TV tonight for all the latest in entertainment news. Celebrities Fans were relieved to see actor Macaulay Culkin looking healthier than ever and scruffy! — at New York Comic Con over the weekend more than a year after rumors of heroin addiction came out Us Weekly
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The only thing thats different between high profile or celebrity divorces is that you have to do all you can to keep your client and the details out of the media. Does timing become more important if youre representing a movie star who has a lot of professional projects theyre dealing with or a media executive who may be about to get that promotion? In those cases its very important that something becomes public at the right time. Often people will wait if they have a new movie thats about to come out or for whatever reason they dont want the media distraction. It doesnt matter to me what the timing is, and Im always happy to work with a manager, a publicist or a business manager to find the best time. What I wont do is work entirely with a persons assistant. Ive had people have their office managers call me up and say, so-and-so is really busy, so just have the papers ready for him to sign. That doesnt work for me. I need to be the one who sits down with a client to figure out what they think or need, no matter how busy they are or how famous their face is, otherwise I wont take the case. Do you have problems where clients, particularly clients with celebrity spouses, go jurisdiction shopping to find a court in a part of the country with laws that favor their position? Yes, but that happens most frequently in sports cases where an athlete is playing in one city or state, but living with their wife and child in another. Sometimes a spouse will relocate to a state like California where theres a good chance shell receive some of the highest child support in the United States. If they do that even though my client is a basketball player in Texas, it immediately raises a red flag. Has the Supreme Courts recent decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act change the way you deal with same-sex break-ups?