-Foster the People frontman Mark Foster was kicked out of a private Prince show at The Sayers Club in Hollywood last night for using his iPhone, but then security let him back in after they made him check his phone at the door. [TMZ]
-Hey, Valley: heads up on the party police, a special new LAPD unit to patrol weekends dedicated to breaking up big rowdy parties in the SFV. [KABC]
-Among other golden morsels in his new tell-all, Rod: The Autobiography, Rod Stewart confesses he used to take cocaine anally, as taking it up the butt wouldn't risk damaging his nasal passages. [NME]
-In addition to stops at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's home, Michelle Obama's trip to L.A. this week was timed perfectly to have a birthday lunch with Katy Perry yesterday (KP's actual 28th birthday). [E!]
-A red flag fire warning is in effect across SoCal as the roaring first Santa Ana winds of the year topple trees, spark brush fires and knock out power. [KTLA]
[Katy Perry, Michelle Obama yesterday at KP's 28th birthday lunch via]
Friday, May 24
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.