“I never met someone with a brighter aura than Jandei,” said co-worker Kaylee Martinez, 20. “Sweet, witty, always making people laugh. He deserves to be known for who he was, not just a naked man running around Hollywood.” For Auta Cherry, the killing of her son “was foolish and senseless and did not have to happen. This story has so many twists. But my son is dead, and someone has to be held accountable.” Auta Cherry said an account of how her son came to be without his clothes, wallet or a cellphone was provided by a friend of her son’s who worked with him at the Quarterdeck, on the Dania Beach Pier. In a phone call last week, Cherry said that friend told her that he and Jandei ended up at the beach after getting off work late Saturday. They argued and Jandei punched him in the face, the friend told her. The friend then took off with Jandei’s clothes and skateboard, he told her. Contacted by phone Monday, that friend declined comment. Cherry’s belongings were picked up at the restaurant and brought to the family home by another friend last week. His pants, Quarterdeck work shirt, underwear, socks and shoes were in a plastic bag. His skateboard was intact.
The reason: When a script does need to be shared, studios and producers typically use digital tools to ensure they can catch anyone who leaks or loses an emailed copyand make them as unwelcome in Hollywood as a star coming off his third flop in a row. “There is no way if one of our scripts got out that we would not know who it was from,” said Jon Landau, the producer of 2009’s all-time box-office record holder “Avatar.” One common practice is a digital watermark on a PDF of a script, which typically contains the name of the person to whom it was given and shows up when it is scanned or copied. DreamWorks SKG regularly does so because screenplays are “blueprints” for the final film, said the independent studio’s chief executive Stacey Snider. “They evolve while they’re being shot and we hate to have people think they are getting the whole picture.” But the script for DreamWorks’ movie “The Fifth Estate” about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, which comes out Friday, was posted on the WikiLeaks website last month and no watermark was evident. A spokesman for WikiLeaks didn’t respond to a request for comment. But the organization said on its website that it received “multiple versions of the script for ‘The Fifth Estate’ from several different sources.” Legendary Pictures LLC, the company behind this summer’s monster movie “Pacific Rim” and a coming film adaptation of the hit videogame “Warcraft,” makes anyone authorized to read one of its scripts purchase a special iPad app that allows them to view it for a only few hours before the digital document, like a “Mission Impossible” assignment, self-destructs. Actors on director Neill Blomkamp’s August science-fiction movie “Elysium” were given iPads with the screenplay preloaded and built-in security so they couldn’t get files off the tablet. Even adaptations of best-selling books whose plots are free to read at a library can be considered highly valuable. Every copy of the screenplays to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s adaptations of the “Hunger Games” trilogy has a few different words changed. If the script appears online, executives at the studio need only check a database tracking the changes to find out whose copy was leaked and ensure that they’ll never be invited to the postapocalyptic world of Panem again. As far back as the 1980s, filmmakers occasionally used code names around certain high-profile movies. “Back to the Future Part II” was called “Paradox” while “Return of the Jedi” was code-named “Blue Harvest.” The process continues today.
The 21-year-old has been named as the bookies favourite following Tuesday nights semi final. Up against Frances Quinn and Kimberley Wilson, it looks like the young baker could triumph after a rollercoaster series. Bake for victory: Ruby Tandoh is the bookies favourite to win the final of the Great British Bake Off The dramatic semi final saw army wife Beca Lyne-Pirkis crash out of the competition as her banoffee pie Opera Cake failed to impress Hollywood and fellow judge Mary Berrys impeccable taste buds. Becas exit from the baking tent leaves Ruby, Kimberley and Frances fighting out in the grand finale. According to Ladbrokes Ruby is the favourite to whip up a winning final three bakes, with Jessica Bridge of the bookmakers revealing she currently has 2/1 odds. Frances trails behind with odds of 4/1 whilst Kimberley has 3/1. Ruby tops the leaderboard and its no surprise to see her lead the betting. But should she miss out on the prize, were sure Paul will lend her a shoulder to cry on. Finalists: Frances Quinn (left) has been baking since aged five whilst Kimberley Wilson won Star Baker for the first time in the semi final after wowing judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry Hollywood has this week denied giving preferential treatment to the former model because of her looks, but his flirtatious behaviour hasnt escaped the attention of viewers. The judge, who left Alexandra, 49, his wife of 15 years, amid an attempt to launch his career in the US and reports of a relationship with his US co-star Marcela Valladolid, 35, told the Radio Times: ‘Personally I think Kimberley’s far prettier. With all the love in the world, Ruby’s not my type. It’s all over: Beca Lyne-Pirkis crashed out of the bake off tent in Tuesday night’s semi final ‘But she’s a great baker, one of the most talented bakers who has walked in that tent. He added: ‘My job is to judge what goes on the plate. Always has been, always will be.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC Hollywood Media Arts Academy student Kevin partners with acting teacher Raul Flores during an exercise on leading and following. Maya Sugarman/KPCC Teaching artist Dewey Tafoya works with Hollywood Media Arts Academy student Christopher on an HIV awareness poster. His design is based on dice. Maya Sugarman/KPCC Hollywood Media Arts Academy students play a game during their acting class. 50 students attend the school. Maya Sugarman/KPCC Hollywood Media Arts Academy student Stephanie takes part in a game during her acting class. The school is a partnership between the Los Angeles County Office of Education, which runs the school, and the nonprofit artworxLA. Maya Sugarman/KPCC Hollywood Media Arts Academy student Anthony has been drawing for a year and a half. Maya Sugarman/KPCC Hollywood Media Arts Academy student Anthony’s sketchbook. Maya Sugarman/KPCC Michael Alvarez works with Hollywood Media Arts Academy students Jose, left, and Ivan. The school works to prevent students from dropping out through visual and performing arts. Early last year, Jonathan Mayorga threw a punch that changed the course of his life. It happened during soccer practice at his charter school, Bright Star. Mayorga, 14, said he stopped to geta drink of water when astudent gave him a shove and tried to hit him. As it had many times before, rage flowed through him Mayorga is no stranger to schoolyard fights and he swung a fist.