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San Francisco TV Station Apologizes After It Was Pranked

San Francisco TV Station Apologizes After It Was Pranked

Originally posted 07/13/2013 12:50PM

A San Francisco Bay Area TV station has apologized after reporting bogus names of the four pilots aboard Asiana Airlines flight 214 that were a play on Asian names.

KTVU-TV co-anchor Tori Campbell read the racially offensive names on the air Friday. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned out plane.

After a break, Campbell apologized for the error. She said a National Transportation Safety Board official confirmed the names to the station.

Video of the report spread across the Internet Friday.

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Asiana Airlines Passengers' 911 Calls Released

Asiana Airlines Passengers' 911 Calls Released

Originally posted 07/11/2013 08:50AM

Emergency calls from people aboard a plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport portray a scene of chaos, with passengers begging for help and saying ambulances weren't coming fast enough.

The California Highway Patrol released the 911 calls late Wednesday.

One caller tells a 911 dispatcher: "There are no ambulances here. We have been on the ground 20 minutes."

Another tells a dispatcher there's a woman on the runway with severe burns to her head. The caller says, "She will probably die soon if we don't get help."

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Whistle! Beyoncé Poses as Sexy Referee | Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé Poses as Sexy Referee Ahead of Super Bowl Performance

Originally posted 01/30/2013 11:00AM

She's calling the shots!

As anticipation builds for her Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Sunday, Beyoncé has posted another photo of herself on her Tumblr – this time as a sexy NFL referee.

Sort of. She also seems to be running the ball ... in stiletto, thigh-high leather boots.

While the the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers take a breather from their game, it's safe to say that all eyes will be on Beyoncé after a controversy erupted over her possibly lip-synching the National Anthem at the presidential Inauguration.

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Aaron Paul & Fiancée Mellow Out in San Francisco | Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul & Fiancée Mellow Out in San Francisco

Originally posted 11/07/2012 06:00AM

Aaron Paul and his fiancée Lauren Parsekian snuck away for some alone time at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco recently.

The couple arrived at the Redwood Room – the hotel's romantic bar – and spent about an hour relaxing, ordering up a cheese plate that featured a variety of gourmet cheeses.

"It was just the two of them, quietly playing cards. Maybe Gin Rummy," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They seemed relaxed and happy. They were having a mellow evening."

Even though Paul has starred in Breaking Bad for five seasons (and won two Emmys!), the casually dressed pair went "unnoticed by fellow guests," the source adds. "They were in laid-back San Francisco style."


– Dahvi Shira

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Vanessa Hudgens Dances to Electronic Music as Austin Butler Watches Adoringly | Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens Dances to Electronic Music as Austin Butler Watches Adoringly

Originally posted 08/15/2012 06:00AM

It was a music-filled weekend in the forest for Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend Austin Butler.

The couple braved the freezing cold weather in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where they attended Outside Lands, a music, food, wine, beer and art festival, set up like a wonderland in the wilderness.

Sitting on a blue tarp early Friday evening, Hudgens and Butler chilled out right before watching a set by Canadian electronica duo, MSTRKRFT.

"Vanessa was on her cell phone, while Austin laid down next to her, seeming super relaxed," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

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Pink Celebrates Hubby Carey Hart's Birthday with a Vegetarian Bay Area Feast | Carey Hart, Pink

Pink Celebrates Hubby Carey Hart's Birthday with a Vegetarian Bay Area Feast

Originally posted 07/20/2012 06:00AM

Pink and her hubby Carey Hart had a tasty outing recently in San Francisco, celebrating the motocross star's 37th birthday.

Popping into the city's Prospect eatery, the pop star – clad in flowy pants and a head wrap – and her man, with a friend, sat in a booth in the middle of the restaurant, and were "really friendly and low-key," a source tells PEOPLE.

It was quite the feast for the health-conscious couple, with Pink munching on tortellini with fava beans, summer truffles, dinosaur kale and red pearl onions – and Hart, who said he was "in training," nibbling on a gluten and dairy-free selections of dishes.

Topping the meal off with some sweet treats, Pink had a kaffir lime gimlet on the rocks, while Hart sipped on an espresso martini. Both indulged in various ice cream flavors as well.
– Kristen Mascia

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Ashton Kutcher Keeps a Low Profile While Lounging in San Francisco | Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher Keeps a Low Profile While Lounging in San Francisco

Originally posted 05/01/2012 05:55AM

Taking a break from Los Angeles – and Mila Kunis hook-up reportsAshton Kutcher made his way to the Redwood Room, a hotspot lounge inside the City by the Bay's upscale Clift Hotel.

Arriving around 12:15 a.m., an onlooker tells PEOPLE that the Two and a Half Men star "was dressed casually and grabbed a bite with a woman who he appeared to have a business relationship with."

Sipping on water and munching on fries and a salad, the source says the actor "left about an hour after he arrived and was unbothered by other bar guests while he was there."
– Dahvi Shira

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Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Slip Away to S.F. for Quiet Vacation | Britney Spears

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Slip Away to S.F. for Quiet Vacation

Originally posted 03/28/2012 06:00AM

Britney Spears and fiancé Jason Trawick enjoyed a quiet getaway to San Francisco together, where they managed to stay (mostly) out of the spotlight.

The couple arrived at the W San Francisco, where they stayed in the Extreme-Wow suite. "They stayed very under the radar," a source tells PEOPLE. "They wanted their getaway to San Francisco to be low-key and secret. It was just about the two of them being together."

Still, they did manage to get out and about a bit: Spears and Trawick were spotted shopping nearby their hotel at the Westfield San Francisco Centre.
– Ulrica Wihlborg

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Gerard Butler Celebrates His Birthday in San Francisco | Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler Celebrates His Birthday in San Francisco

Originally posted 11/16/2011 05:55AM

Gerard Butler may be in Santa Cruz, Calif., for work, but the actor took time to celebrate his 42nd birthday with friends in nearby San Francisco. Butler, who's filming the surfer movie Of Men and Mavericks, and his eight pals hit up the Redwood Room inside the Clift Hotel for their low-key bash – so low-key there was no singing or cake. Still, a source tells us, the actor was "in great spirits." – Jennifer Garcia

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Gerard Butler's Leisurely Dinner

Gerard Butler's Leisurely Dinner

Originally posted 09/21/2011 10:00AM

A slimmed-down Gerard Butler settled in for a late and leisurely dinner at San Francisco's Redwood Room inside the Clift Hotel. The actor sipped soda water while his friends ordered some appetizers, including shrimp cocktail. Butler and his four friends generally enjoyed the scene – and even invited some patrons at the bar to join their table.

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