Groan if you must. Go ahead, take a few cheap shots in the comment section. You know you want to. Anyone for "Dude, Where's the Pepto?" or some meaner variant of that? But to me, the name owner Rohit Walia picked for his Indian restaurant in the quiet suburban sprawl of Lake Forest's Foothill Ranc ... More >>
As we reported earlier this month, the Orange County Register scored a coup by nabbing legendary crank columnist T.J. Simers from the Los Angeles Times. Well, his first column appears today in print, and it's as lovably antagonistic as ever before--how can you not love a columnist who begins his OC ... More >>
Shayne Lamas, who is raising a daughter in Newport Beach with the man she married the day they met nearly three years ago--TheDirty.com's Nik Richie--was reportedly rushed to an undisclosed hospital Tuesday citing marital stress.Lamas--an actress who appeared on General Hospital, a winner on ABC's T ... More >>
This week the Huntington Beach City Council voted in support of putting the rub on rub downs. Aimed at cracking down on massage parlors that offer happy endings, the proposed ordinance would require establishments to obtain certification from the city and would prohibit massage therapists from ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Which race or ethnicity will they appropriate this year at Coachella?
See Update No. 2 on page 2 on Nik Richie Radio coverage of the host's surreal feelings and reception as a Middle Eastern terrorist in Kentuck and his lawyer vowing to win in the end.See Update No. 1 after the jump explaining why the federal judge declared a mistrial.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 24, 1:53 P.M. ... More >>
When it comes to storytelling, no one tells them better than Charlie Murphy. And to be clear, we're not talking about "putting your kids to bed" stories or "tall tales," we're talking about real life occurrences and celebrity encounters that Charlie happens to deliver with inflection perfection. Not ... More >>
PB&J. We always thought it was a neutral--albeit boring--lunch option. Seemed like the type of food that would stay out of trouble.We were so wrong.
Popchips has apparently learned nothing from its marketing debacle of early May, when the potato chip company decided to put Ashton Kutcher in brownface and have him play a ridiculous Indian caricature named Raj in an ad campaign. The commercial was in poor taste, and not at all funny, and afte ... More >>
By: K.C. LibmanKenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Angels Stadium 7/14/12 When two of the largest acts in modern country come together for a tour that has the illustrious Jake Owen opening, it can't be anything but a monumental event for the genre. Saturday night's "Brothers of The Sun" tour stop in A ... More >>
We never expected all that much from Ashton Kutcher, but to cover his face in brown makeup and play an Indian man named Raj in a cringe-worthy commercial for Popchips? That's a new low, even for Ashton Kutcher. The bad, bad idea was released online yesterday to a worldwide "Oh, no, ... More >>
At this point we are all familiar with the Barbados beauty Rihanna and there are a few things that we certainly know about her outside of her music. She enjoys crazy fashion, she's been known to smoke a doobie or two, loves tattoos and dying her hair, and of course, she is very forgiving. It wa ... More >>
The biggest news is not that the law enforcement-dubbed "Snowboarder Bandit" has apparently struck again, this time at a Bank of the West branch in Anaheim Hills Monday.More significant is the robber believed to have also hit banks in Laguna Hills, Ladera Ranch and Corona del Mar has changed his ... More >>
GoogleMillions of sites are protesting the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, two bills that purport to censor the Web and, according to Google, "impose harmful regulations on American business." Internet users acros ... More >>
In the latest installment of Village Voice Media's investigation into the yawning gulf between myth and reality when it comes to sex trafficking in the United States, this week's cover story takes on a series of public-service announcements spearheaded by Ashton Kutcher. The story points out that ... More >>
Dick's most-recent booking photo from Temecula.UPDATE, MAY 16, 8:57 A.M.: More details have been released about the April 29 incident that resulted in the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) considering taking legal action against troubled comic actor Andy Dick.The piss-destroy-chew episode (see o ... More >>
Glee star Matthew Morrison revealed this week that he is recording a duet with Sting, an announcement that thrilled middle-aged virgins worldwide but confirmed to fans of The Police that Sting's transformation from a wiry and literate songwriting innovator into a squinting, washed-up blowhard w ... More >>
Natalie Portman follows up withsurprisean awfully good romantic comedy
www.justinbiebermusic.comLook! Bieber already has the trucker hat!MTV's got it right; the only thing that can bring that network back to life is a TV show with Justin Bieber in it, and reviving Ashton Kutcher's Punk'd from the dead with Bieber hosting it would be an awesome coup for the network ... More >>
Brittany Murphy--the sweet, chunky nerd in Clueless, the streetwise hottie in 8 Mile and, as a dabbling musician, the singer on the club hit "Faster Kill Pussycat" with Paul Oakenfold--is dead at age 32. Yeah, lots of talk about drugs. Twitter-addict Ashton Kutcher and others tweeting about death ... More >>
We were impressed to see Red County find a use for Twitter that we don't feel even a little guilty about wasting time with: a feed for updates about the Assembly District 72 race. You know, the election to replace The Big Dripper, "Open Mic" Mike "Spanky" Duvall (There's a raging controversy here ... More >>
The folks behind Beverly Hills-based concert promoters Live Nation have been promoting the heck out of themselves lately, with the company unleashing a variety of P.T. Barnum-esque stunts to drum up attention for their events in this flagging economy.
I've eaten at restaurants where the bill came to more than $300 for two (the late, great Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel). Where the buffet cost $100 for two (Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel again). Over $100 for omakase for one (Hanamori). Many other places too expensive and too superflu ... More >>
Movie of the Week: Grand Hotel
In this star-studded piece of hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFKs murder, but what about the man?
Coast Guard epic The Guardian succumbs to watery cliches
Aurora Borealis; Facing the Giants; Flyboys; Jackass: Number Two; Man Push Cart; Open Season
Meet the new face of country: Nashville Star
Abandon all hope: there's no escape from movie product placements
The movies that stopped living and became mixed-up zombies
Guerrilla artist tries to get bigger than his billboards in The Art and Crimes of Ron English
From Christopher Shinns On the Mountain, Sophocles wavers in the distance
New time-travel technology perfected: Ashton Kutcher discovers the magic of reading
What the kids dont know about the racist alcoholic genius behind Von Dutch.
Oh, and your cat's dead