Celebrity

Dylan's scent is blowing in the wind

Bob Dylan's neighbors in Malibu are up in arms over his porta-potty. Bob Pool at LA Times.com:

How sweet is life when you live next to a celebrity in Malibu? Outside Bob Dylanís house, the answer, my friend, is blowiní in the wind.

Thatís what some of the singer-songwriterís neighbors are claiming in an increasingly onerous dispute over a porta-potty at his sprawling ocean-view estate on Point Dume.

Residents contend that the nighttime sea breeze sends a noxious odor from a portable toilet on Dylanís property wafting into their homes. The stench has made members of one family physically ill and forced them to abandon their bedrooms on warm nights, they claim.

For more than six months, Dylan has ignored their complaints and their pleas to remove the outhouse, the downwind neighbors say.

Also at the Times: Henry Fuhrmann was promoted to assistant managing editor in charge of copy desks, standards and the library, effective immediately. He had been senior copy chief for the Web. Fuhrmann assumes many of the duties of deputy ME Melissa McCoy, who resigned this month.


More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Celebrity stories on LA Observed:
Inside the eye of the Outlander storm
Knife at O.J.'s old house tests for nothing
How TMZ and Harvey Levin get the dirt
Cosby charged and arraigned in Pennsylvania, out on $1 million bail
Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV positive (video)
Lamar Odom found unconscious in rural Nevada brothel
Those were Kardashian fireworks that woke up the coast this morning
Portrait: 35 of the women who say Bill Cosby raped them


 

LA Observed on Twitter