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Extra, Extra: The Vacant Sears In Hollywood Is Getting A Second Life

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  • That vacant Sears building in East Hollywood is getting a second life. New developers plan on renovating the space and transforming it into a mixed-use complex with apartments and retail.
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  • A Modern Family actor penned a post on how he we underwent cosmetic surgery for his body dysmorphia...and now regrets it.
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  • The owner of venues like El Cid and Club Los Globos talked to KPCC about how he plans to deal with venue security following the Paris attacks.
  • And finally, here's heartthrob Joseph Gordon-Levitt performing Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" for Lip Sync Battle. It's glorious: