Fleiss says Hof had diabetes; health was deteriorating
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss told authorities that brothel owner Dennis Hof had diabetes and his health had been deteriorating before his death.
KTVN-TV in Reno said Tuesday that authorities interviewed Fleiss a day after Hof's body was found Oct. 16 at his brothel outside Las Vegas. The station posted a partial transcript on its web site and a link to an excerpt from body cam footage the sheriff's office posted on its Facebook site.
Nevada’s famous pimp expected to win election despite death
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous pimp tried to bring the state's legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts.
Dennis Hof's fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet industry. And, despite being found dead on Tuesday, he's poised to win an election to the state Legislature in less than three weeks.
America’s most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels.
Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the state Legislature this year, spent his last nights in a series of celebrations across Nevada that drew notables from politics and the sex industry — two worlds he managed to bridge.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker.
Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He'll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Assembly district.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Billionaire Jeff Greene is jumping into Florida's crowded Democratic primary for governor less than three months before the election.
While a late entry into the race, Greene has enough money to shake up an election where about half the voters are undecided. He filed his paperwork to run Friday, but didn't immediately make a public announcement about the run.
The bad, the good and the none _ a look at Oscar hosts
NEW YORK (AP) — The very first Oscars were held on May 16, 1929. They were only 15 minutes long, watched by only 270 people at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Guest tickets cost $5 and statuettes were handed out by Academy President Douglas Fairbanks, the first host. Here's a look at memorable shows and Oscar hosts through the years:
5 California Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA STRIKES
Electricians, plumbers, other workers at UCLA, UC San Diego plan separate one-day walkouts to demand higher wages.
2. GPS SERIAL KILLINGS
Opening statements expected in trial of Orange County sex offender charged with raping, killing while wearing tracking device.
Anthony Brooklier, attorney for ‘Hollywood Madam,’ dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Brooklier, a prominent and polished Los Angeles lawyer whose clients included "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss and his own mob-boss father, has died at age 70.
LA County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz says Brooklier died at his home in Century City on Tuesday. Dietz could not immediately give the cause of death.