FROM Amanda Micheli
In 'Vegas Baby,' fertility clinic sets up contest to win free IVF treatment In-vitro fertilization costs about $20,000 and it’s rarely covered by insurance. But a clinic in Las Vegas offered desperate couples a chance to win a free IVF treatment. The hopefuls had to make a convincing video for people on the internet to vote on. Ten finalists were then chosen by a panel of experts at the clinic sponsoring the contest. The contest is the topic of a new documentary called “Vegas Baby.” Athena Reich, a contestant in "Vegas Baby," makes a living as a Lady Gaga impersonator. Amanda Micheli is the director of "Vegas Baby." Photos courtesy of Runaway Films.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?