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Once again, fellow weekend-lovers, before we go into two-day-vacay mode, we're toasting the most talked about L.A. news stories of the week. From updates on the Gwyneth Paltrow-Vanity Fair controversy to a look at the new cast members of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, here are the headlines you should know about!
Uh-oh, more trouble for Paltrow. The New York Post's Page Six reports that the writer for the rumored takedown piece in Vanity Fair is investigating whether Paltrow had an affair with Miami billionaire Jeff Soffer. "Vanity Fair is asking if Gwyneth had an affair with Jeff back in 2008 when he reopened the Fontainebleau," an insider told Page Six. "He flew her in for the party, and she stayed at his house." Paltrow's rep told Us Weekly that Page Six's report is "ridiculous," adding, "She has been friends...[with] him for a long time. Chris [Martin] is friends with him as well...There was no romantic relationship." We certainly hope so — the Paltrow-Martin duo is one celeb couple we don't want to see split. (US Weekly)
Meet the stars of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, a new reality show set to debut on E! in January. The series will showcase the lives of billionaire and millionaire 20-somethings, and cast members include a Louboutin-obsessed blogger named Morgan Stewart and a "fun-employed" Dorothy Wang who owns every color Birkin out there. Step aside Keeping Up With the Kardashians. (Racked L.A.)
We're happy to say that Halloween is less than two weeks away! If you're looking for a real scare before the big day, check out one (or all) of these notoriously haunted L.A. spots, including the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and The Biltmore Hotel. (The Hollywood Reporter)
After weeks of speculation, news about the supersonic Hyperloop, which promises to take passengers from L.A. to San Fran in 30 minutes, finally arrived. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has said the Hyperloop will consist of an elevated network of steel tubes containing aluminum pods. Each pod will be mounted on a thin set of skis made of iconel and propelled to its 800 mph velocity via magnetic propulsion, linear induction, and air-compression. This will create a smooth, frictionless ride that Musk believes will feel like an airplane. Welcome to the future! (Travel + Leisure)
The coolest new street in L.A.? Highland Park's York Boulevard! Say good-bye to the golden age of Silver Lake, and check out the places you must visit in the city's latest trendy locale! (Condé Nast Traveler)