Big Brother (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Why Ariana Grande is Terrifying

    By: Ben Tuthill I feel the same way about pop star Ariana Grande as I do about kittens. Like a kitten, she is small, manic, and often has furry ears. Like a kitten, everyone in the world loves her. And, like a kitten, she fills me with deep, untenable terror. Halloween's coming up (so is her show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    U2's iPhone6 Invasion: What We Learned

    It's been nearly 200 years since anti-Irish sentiments (especially "Irish Need Not Apply" signs) became a part of American history. Now, U2, which hails from Dublin, Ireland, has become the poster child for another unwelcome invasion. Starting September 9th, Apple boasted that it would give U2's new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Bri Nyugen of Westminster Brings Skills and Desires to Fox TV's "Social Experiment" Utopia

    "It would be nice to be the prettiest girl in Utopia, that way I could have my pick of the men." -Bri Nyugen, 20, of Westminster, in one of the cast statements from the new Fox reality show Utopia, which network executives call "the largest, most ambitious social experiment on television." The seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Jenna Jameson Headed for Couples Therapy

    Last time we checked in with Jenna Jameson, she was a no-show at a hearing for the custody of her twin boys living with Tito Ortiz in Huntington Beach, and before that she was complaining about how unjust it was the kids weren't with their mother, and I'm pretty sure before that she was, erm, flubbi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Drones Were Flying Around Coachella

    By: Andrea Domanick Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Society Is Full Of New-Fangled Idiots

    [Editor's Note: Exene Cervenka is a writer, visual artist and punk rock pioneer. The OC transplant is the lead singer for X, the Knitters and Original Sinners. Her column, Exene Says..., is her space to basically just write what's on her mind, everything from crazy life stories to political theories ... More >>

  • Film

    August 1, 2013
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    July 23, 2013

    Shocking Revelation from Sheriff's Department About Drones: They Aren't Using Them Already!

    My reaction to a news item about the Orange County Sheriff's Department considering the use of drones is pretty much the same as my reaction to the recent re-revelations about the federal government spying on U.S. citizens. I figured cops were already using drones here, just like I figured NSA spyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2013

    Film Week with Mr. Bib: Going to the Movies with George W. Bush

    Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>

  • News

    May 30, 2013

    Christian Conservatives Confront the Anti-Christ in Newport Beach

    [Moxley Confidential] Surprise, surprise! Old, white Republicans battle abortion, gays, Boy Scouts and Barack Obama's 'evil'

  • Film

    March 14, 2013

    'Reality' Is the First Great Film About Bad TV

    Matteo Garrone exposes a genre—and a culture

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Top 10 Skateboarders That Became Musicians

    Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains Vents Heavily About His Band's Documentary, 'A Band in D.C.'

    This week ,we got the chance to snag an interview with Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer to talk about the survival story of the legendary hardcore outfit who just put out a new album. Read the full story here. Of course we got a change to branch into other topics including a pretty revealing rant a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    It's Casual Debut a Pro-Public Transportation Message in 'The Redline' [WATCH]

    ​Eddie Solis wasn't kidding when he told us that he enjoys taking public transportation in the city. The LA native (proudly from Boyle Heights, yo!) Says traffic, instead of being "harsh" and "time-consuming," is "fun." And he put his money where his mouth is in The New Los Angeles, reissued wit ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    What We Learned

    The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    [UPDATE] Law Enforcement Descends on 'OC Weekly' Building!

    Brandon Ferguson​UPDATE, 2:30 P.M., SEPTEMBER 6, 2011: It's been eerily quiet in the hallways surrounding Weekly world headquarters since our neighbors at the Law Offices of Anthony Kassas were escorted off the premises nearly three weeks ago by officials from the California Department of Justice. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Law Enforcement Descends on OC Weekly Building!

    Brandon Ferguson​Usually, when an aspiring journalist imagines the excitement of his job, he has visions of far-flung battlefields or back alley crime scenes in some gritty urban environment, not the sterile office-park building that houses the Costa Mesa newsroom where he works.But that's exactly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    ACLU Demands Data on Mobile-Phone Surveillance From Five Orange County Police Agencies

    ​Big Brother is not only watching you, he can answer in the affirmative, "Can you hear me now?" The American Civil Liberties Union would like to know how much he's listenening, and by "he," I mean "your local cop shop."The Communist Par . . . er, ACLU of California announced today that demands wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Vince Neil's Domestic Battery Treatment Plan

    ​ Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was arrested for domestic violence in Las Vegas on Friday after allegedly poking his ex-girlfriend in the arm during an argument. Neil, 50, has vowed to fight the charges in court, which means we will all be treated to hilarious footage of the glam rocker testify ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
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    July 7, 2010

    CSULB's Dr. Foxy in the Big Brother House

    ​Ragan Fox is an assistant professor of communications at Cal State Long Beach. He's also the host of a popular podcast (Fox and the City,) a performance artist, a poet, an author of two books and a gay man with a PhD in communications. In short, he's the perfect reality show cast member. Dr. Fox ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 13, 2010

    Laurie Lipton Takes Aim at 'Weapons of Mass Delusion'

    Her Grand Central Art Center exhibition of mostly pencil-and-paper works expose the evil of banality

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Forget Same-Sex Marriage, Here's the Real Gay Debate of the Now

    Advocate.comBarney's boy​Over at the, the jury's still out on whether Real Housewives of Orange County spawn Ryan Vieth posting a self-photo of himself on the predominantly gay (and NSFW) site Guys With iPhones is news.The jury would be the Advocate's online readers.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    High-Def, 360-Degree, Street-Level Big Brother is Watching You

    If Google Earth, warrantless wiretaps and constantly buzzing ghetto birds didn't already give you the impression Big Brother is watching you, now comes word that every public street and highway in unincorporated Orange County and its 34 incorporated cities will be added to a database of high-density ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009
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    February 26, 2009

    Man Claiming to be FBI Informant Spins Quite a Tale

    A location scout for a spy movie could not have picked a better location for my late December meeting with Craig Monteilh: a table outside a restaurant in a bustling Irvine shopping center. A lensman would appreciate the shadow-erasing clouds hovering overhead on the warm winter morning. And cen ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Idiotic "Will of the People" Arguments, Past and Present

    It's been quite the guilty pleasure the last week seeing the local Right foaming about the California Superior Court's decision to allow homosexual marriage (hey, State Assemblywoman Mimi Walters: are you sure you want to be immortalized in the pantheon of OC GOP wackjobs like James "Barefoot Africa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    NBFF: Snow Jobs and Sausages

    Sometimes I wonder about the power of coincidence. Both times I've covered the Newport Beach Film Festival, I have been unable to attend every day because some or other duty at the office ends up taking a lot more of my time than expected. So I was called home on Tuesday, thereby missing both THE RE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Bootlicker on Tasers

    Welcome to the Real IC: We should change the name of this place to Irony County. Latest reason? Peggy Lowe, a sleuth at the Register, reports today that during the very same meeting that the Orange County Board of Supervisors talked about slicing into generous pensions for sheriff’s deputies they ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 5, 2006

    The Real Housewives of Orange County


  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Their Charming Man

    Dispatches from the Latino Morrissey love-in