News tips and press releases may be sent to editor at All submissions become property of the Hollywood Investigator and deemed for publication without compensation unless otherwise requested. Name and contact information only withheld upon request. Prospective reporters should research our Bookstore.


About Us







Fine Arts


Media & Copyright


Public Square



War & Peace


Horror Film Aesthetics

Horror Film Festivals

Horror Film Reviews

Tabloid Witch Awards

Weekly Universe





by Thomas M. Sipos, managing editor  [June 13, 2014]






[]  If Clippers owner Donald Sterling was -- or is -- your landlord, Public Insight Network wants to hear your story. According to an email from PIR's Kristen Lepore:



Donald Sterling apologized for his racist comments that surfaced publicly. But it's not the first time he's been accused of racial bias. He and his companies settled two lawsuits in the past decade claiming his buildings were pushing out black and Latino tenants in favor of Korean ones. One of the suits was filed by the Department of Justice civil rights division.

The Sterling Family Trust owns more than 140 buildings, with more than 8,000 rental units in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu and Long Beach. Does Donald Sterling discriminate against his thousands of tenants in Los Angeles? Our reporters have answered questions about Sterling's behavior as a landlord, based on KPCC's interviews and examination of public records.

But now, we want to hear from you: Have you rented an apartment from Donald Sterling? Share your insights!

Your response is confidential, and will be used only for our reporting. No names or quotes from your response will be used without your permission.

    -- Kristen Lepore, Southern California Public Radio

        Twitter: @kristenlepore

        89.3 KPCC | 89.1 KUOR | 90.3 KVLA


"Hollywood Investigator" and "" and "Tabloid Witch" and "Tabloid Witch Award" trademarks are currently unregistered, but pending registration upon need for protection against improper use. The idea of marketing these terms as a commodity is a protected idea under the Lanham Act. 15 U.S.C. s 1114(1) (1994) (defining a trademark infringement claim when the plaintiff has a registered mark); 15 U.S.C. s 1125(a) (1994) (defining an action for unfair competition in the context of trademark infringement when the plaintiff holds an unregistered mark). All content is copyright by unless otherwise noted.