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The Oklahoma federal judge who was accused of multitasking with a penis pump while conducting court was found guilty and will be sentenced in a few weeks.

Thomas served more than 20 years on the bench in eastern Oklahoma before his retirement in 2004. The conviction will require Thompson to register as a sex offender, and could jeopardize his $7,489.91-a-month pension from the state.

Meanwhile Slate asks the burning question: "Do Penis Pumps Work ?"LA Times reports that a developer has just bought the Hollywood Palladium. Call us crazy, but that sounds like the begining of the end of the Hollywood-classic concert venue. Can someone call the historical society post-haste please?

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LA County Child Care fraud responsible for $500 million a year. That's gotta be some sort of record. - via Mayor Sam

City of Carson to chip in over $100 mil for the $850 million mall complex, the 168-acre Carson Marketplace.

Three shot in Watts last night, but it's cool. It's cool.

The NuArt reopens today after renovating all month, just in time to screen Larry Clark's "Wassup Rockers". There is only one NuArt and it's nice that they can continue to improve on a good thing.

The Kogasnake has some great pictures of the Like at the Roxy last night.

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Shouldn't Have Had To Be There in the First Place Dept: Lil' Kim to be released from jail early for good behavior.

image via Yesterday LA