If it's a Friday afternoon, that means it's time for the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830 to give us a scoop on what they'll have on their Saturday morning show. Without further ado, here's producer (and kinda-co-host) Andy Harris with the details!
See the update at the end of this post about the positive public, critical and dental reception to the NBFF trailer.ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 12, 1:43 P.M.: I--swear to God--have a teeth cleaning appointment Monday morning. It will not be a pleasant experience. It's not because I am a wuss in the chair o ... More >>
If you're interested in seeing a series of films from up and coming moviemaking talent, this weekend is your last chance to attend the sixth biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF).Today's presentations are set for the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, but Saturday and Sunday's films will s ... More >>
It may be a long shot, but Long Beach-based producers of a very independent film shot over 13 days in three homes in Belmont Shores say they are vying for an Academy Award nomination for best original song.Perhaps less difficult than trying to generate Oscar buzz was settling on "Voodoo" as the song ... More >>
Wait, there's more: And the Other Newport Beach Film Festival Awards Go To . . .Apartment in Athens was the big winner of jury awards at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival, which officials say was attended by about 52,000 patrons between April 27-May 3, about the same as last year. Weekly picks H2 ... More >>
Disneyland's seasonal The Nightmare Before Christmas overhaul of the Haunted Mansion is complete (the attraction reopens today after a 17-day closure), thus kicking off the park's Halloween-themed festivities.Of course, the official launch of the park's Halloween-ness is September 30th which is w ... More >>
Because of one brief scene in which the word "fuck" is repeatedly rattled off like bullets coming out of a machine gun, the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech earned an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).That was a shame, many parents who caught the flick tho ... More >>
Want to make your own video for a former Verve frontman? Your Life Adjusted: The Adjustment Bureau Video Project is an interactive video for Richard Ashcroft's song, "Future's Bright." The original video was made by piecing together photos of life's milestones from photos submitt ... More >>
Page Six is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow is "close to signing a deal with Atlantic Records." So that's what that embarrassment at the Oscars was all about! Page Six further states that the music is in the genre we like to call "country pop."
Nate "Igor" Smith/Village VoiceThe Gregory BrothersThe Auto-Tuned Oscars montage isn't the only proof that Antoine Dodson's 15 minutes are over; the Gregory Brothers ARE ACTUALLY TOURING THE REAL WORLD AND PERFORMING LIVE. Known throughout the Interwebz as the guys behind Auto-Tune the News, they ... More >>
Ali SmithCity of Orange resident and music scenester Exene Cervenka (of X, Knitters, Original Sinners) had a cameo in LA Times' awards blog The Envelope yesterday, and in it, she talked about what she'd do if she ran the Oscars. In the interview, we discover her love of Bill Murray. She also talk ... More >>
In their bitter fight to bring down the Mouse, Disneyland Resort hotel workers have gotten a new loud-mouthed champion: Roseanne Barr. The comedian/national-anthem-destroyer stars in a video produced by labor union UNITE HERE Local 11 that accuses Disney of "stealing from widows and orphans," and ... More >>
Oscar time is upon us once again, and buried somewhere underneath all the hype over "Best Actor/Actress,"Best Picture" and "Best Nipple Hard-on in a Scene" (wait, that last one might not be a real category), are the music nominations.
And buried rightly so, since most Oscar nominated music is b ... More >>
"The Road to the Oscars"--which ends Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood--includes a pit stop at the historic Lido moviehouse in Newport Beach at 7 tonight.That's where Regency Theatres and the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation host producer Robert Kline, who will run down the no ... More >>
According to The Guardian, the legendary Oscar-winning composer John Barry died on Sunday. He was best-known for writing the scores for 11 entries in the James Bond film series. He also earned a total of five Academy Awards for his work on pieces for Dances With Wolves, Out of Africa, B ... More >>
Diane WarrenAhhh . . . awards season is upon us. The Golden Globes, everyone's favorite Hollywood drunk self-celebration, happened in Beverly Hills last night, and the music side of film received its share of accolades. The two categories were Best Original Song, Motion Picture and Best Original ... More >>
Did you hear about the sting operation recent Oscar winners for The Cove conducted at The Hump in Santa Monica? The covert investigation led to allegations that the popular restaurant was serving endangered whale meat. Above is the ABC 7's news clip on it. It became a national story in a ... More >>
For one event at its American Composers Festival, Pacific Symphony Orchestra teams with the Newport Beach Film Festival to present "Behind the Score," a free special screening of the James Newton Howard-scored and Academy Award-nominated 2006 movie Blood Diamond, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the ... More >>
While other websites post the Declaration of Independence for their 4th of July entry, we at the Weekly encourage a more palatable visual to the greatest country on earth: Tom and Jerry's Academy Award-winning Yankee Doodle Mouse. Make sure to blow up your illegal Mexican fireworks in parking lots, ... More >>