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A new documentary examines the tennis champs' rise from their upbringing in Southeast LA
See the update at the end of this post about Obama's drug czar spilling the beans on the prez's "new" pot policy.It's hard to say whether this is good news or bad news, but the Denver Post has an intriguing update on the Obama Admnistration's response to Washington and Colorado voters legalizing rec ... More >>
Marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes--relieving stress and pain and fighting hunger and nausea--for centuries if not millennia. But now, a pair of doctors in San Francisco claim that they've compiled reliable data showing that a certain compound in cannabis--cannabidiol--may actually cure ... More >>
*See bottom of this post for an update.Original Post, March 13, 8:27 a.m.: Sooner or later it had to happen: a kid gets his hands on a brownie, and not realizing it is laced with marijuana, he takes it to school and shares it with a bunch of his friends, all of whom become dizzy and sick to their st ... More >>
For teachers and school officials, there is no snack more reviled than Flamin' Hot Cheetos. They're unhealthy and messy (that addicting red powder gets everywhere) and kids can't get enough of the stuff. It makes them crazy and causes them to burst into song. Now ABC News rep ... More >>
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career
[Moxley Confidential] Bootlicking 101, using the now-infamous Kelly Thomas video
The anti-slimers have won. Or, at least, they're winning. Amid the public outcry over "pink slime," its maker, Beef Products Inc., has suspended operations at three out of four of its plants as it decides what to do next. A company spokesperson told the Associated Press that the business has take ... More >>
Jim Belushi has earned his well-deserved status of being a household name. With a career that has spanned longer than some of our lives, his resume include movies, TV, kick ass music, and brilliant sketch comedy. Jim is more than well rounded--he's a legend. And if there was ever a time or a venu ... More >>
Two female filmmakers come to UC Irvine this week to discuss their projects about women caught in the middle of war and children mostly caught up in human slavery around the world.One, entertainment brand heir Abigail E. Disney, is bringing even more star power: Academy Award winner Geena Davis. ... More >>
Apple.comSteve Jobs, 1955-2011The Associated Press is reporting that Apple computers co-founder Steve Jobs has died.
Maybe it took R.E.M. half of their 30 years together as a band to formally announce their breakup because they were afraid of what would happen. Yup, when the Athens, Ga. band called it quits yesterday, 2,070 articles on Google used a play on the band's 1987 hit "It's the End of the World (As We ... More >>
Gay Days Anaheim returns to the Disneyland Resort next weekend (Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2), and co-founder/event producer Eddie Shapiro couldn't be more excited.In 1998, after Disneyland canceled their annual one-night private party for gays and lesbians, Shapiro organized th ... More >>
Celebrities get the star treatment everywhere they go and Disneyland is no exception. For years now, Disney has offered VIP guides (usually seen walking throughout the parks donning their red and blue plaid vests) to the families of film, television and sports stars. But one might be surprised by ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 27, 1:36 P.M.: Yes, Virginia, there's still a Birther Movement.Apparently, after a few hours of letting the news sink in that President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate and taking a magnifying glass to the image of it on her TV screen, Orly Taitz has concluded t ... More >>
EXCLUSIVE! Super-secret plans are afoot to name Orange County's largest public-works project after the Great Communicator
KFC is the sister brand of Irvine-based Taco Bell, so this: ABC News reports that the company is the preferred Christmas dinner of choice in Japan. According to the network, the tradition started 40 years ago, when KFC was one of the few American brands in the island nation, and hungry Americans ... More >>
Dr. Michael Kamrava, the Beverly Hills fertility specialist who over nine years implanted 60 embryos in Octomom Nadya Suleman of La Habra, cried on the stand again yesterday.Facing a California Medical Board that may revoke his license to practice, Kamrava tearfully admitted he was never board ce ... More >>
American Idol, E News Daily and KISS-FM host Ryan Seacrest returned to Children's Hospital of Orange County on Monday to brighten the days of young patients, broadcast his radio show live and seek $5 donations to CHOC from listeners.The teeny broadcaster, who also visited CHOC in September 2009, ... More >>
'Restrepo' captures military life in Afghanistan
John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyChuck DeVore: Fill in the blank.Perhaps inspired by the New York Times' recent detrailment of a Connecticut senatorial candidate's campaign by pointing out that he had repeatedly "misspoken" about fighting in the Vietnam War, a Los Angeles Times article today takes a clo ... More >>
Cultures and people clash in The Harimaya Bridge.Don't go see The Harimaya Bridge after it opens today at Regal Wetspark 8 in Irvine because it is the first feature film from the Japanese film industry to be directed by an African-American.See it because it's a pretty good little picture.
Buena Park Police Dept.The late Ryan JenkinsAt No. 30 on the list of "TV's 50 Biggest Bombs and Blunders" in the Jan. 29 issue of Entertainment Weekly is "Casting Ryan Jenkins on Megan Wants a Millionaire (VH1, 2009)":The hiring of the 32-year-old contestant--who hanged himself soon after police ... More >>
An Irish bookmaker is offering short odds of 2/1 that Conan O'Brien quits as The Tonight Show host before June 2010.
So now that Conan O'Brien has decided he will not do the Tonight Show if it means following Jay Leno, we're sort of, kind of, well, livid, that NBC is seriously jeopardizing our nightly dosage of Conan. After almost a week of speculation, it's clear that the network--which has history of not-s ... More >>
If you haven't made the journey from Orange County to Sherman Oaks to visit indie craft uber-gift-shop Handmade Galleries LA, I'll put it simply: You. Are. Missing. Out. Christmas ornaments by Skellramics, available at Handmade Galleries LA This mecca of handmade awesomeness sells everyth ... More >>
Courtesy U.S. Capitol"Ladies and gentlemen, the statue of Ronald Reagan," the announcer inside the Capitol Rotunda said last Wednesday before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi helped 87-year-old Nancy Reagan to her feet so she could tug back the blue drape cloaking Chas Fagan's 7-foot bronze statue of the ... More >>
The big question on the mind of anyone amid the crowds at Edwards Island Cinema at Fashion Island in Newport Beach Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights was: My God, don't these people work? And a second: Don't they know we're teetering on Depression? Finally: Buddy, can you spare a ticket? T ... More >>
With Breach, Billy Ray takes on another liar: FBI traitor Robert Hanssen
The life after death of once-beloved characters
The Rev. Schuller's daughter puts on a show. Very cool puppets rule
The Rev. Schuller's daughter puts on a show. Very cool puppets rule
A year in Dubya-dumping by his conservative critics . . . and Howard Stern
Is Eisner trying to kill Disney with Americas Heart and Soul?
The War on Terror begins at home. My home.
Bush is creating an un-American America
The Year in Mickey Mouses 75th birthday
A self-serving interview with Nathan Callahan, author of a book about candidate Robert K. Dornan
The DAs enemies list? Its an honor!
Facing the music at NAMM
Santa Ana P.I. is medias favorite terrorist tracker
Growing up Wiley Drake Jr.