We'll be honest: product placement in music videos used to not irritate us--we giggled when the Foo Fighters parodied a Mentos commercial in their "Big Me" video back in the 90s--but that was when music videos premiered on MTV--not Vevo--and artists weren't cashing in on aggressive product placement ... More >>
See Also:* Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Records* No Doubt In Their Own Words* Matisyahu on Acting, His Growth and His BeardBy now, most Southern Californians, if not the entire world where there is an internet connection, should know, in one way or the other, Psy, a South-Korean r ... More >>
Last week, OC represented itself in the world of reality show contests yet again thanks to a teenage trio called Emblem3 who took the stage on Fox's the X Factor for a live audition. The Huntington Beach group, featuring Drew Chadwick, 19, and brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg (18 and 15 res ... More >>
By Karina Longworth
This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimmin ... More >>
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*Best of HARD Summer, Day 1 - Los Angeles State Historic Park - 8/3/12
*Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer is a Gutsy Move
Revered as one of the best electronic artists on Beatport for three years in a row, Alexand ... More >>
By: Katrina NattressWorld electronic dance music may not be a genre you hear too often, but Hayla is among its proudest, scantily clad practitioners. Though currently residing in Los Angeles, the multi-talented singer and percussionist draws inspiration from her European and Middle Eastern roots, re ... More >>
A New York artist/model/filmmaker/musician who gave herself the nom de plume Bon Jane is claiming that the Black Keys stole the idea for one of their videos without giving her credit. In a release, Bon Jane says she gave the Black Keys a video treatment proposal for the song "Ten Cent Pistol" tha ... More >>
Finally, Octomom Nadya Suleman of La Habra has been matched with a Celebrity Boxing opponent worthy of her immense status: ultimate homewrecker-turned-prison skank-turned-adult film stunt cast member Amy Fisher. Indeed, Celebrity Boxing Federation promoter Damon Feldman struck the D-list motherlo ... More >>
fashionista.comNicki Minaj was celebrated for her originality and gusto after being spotted at Carolina Herrera's Spring 2012 runway show sitting beside Anna Wintour in a neon pom-pom-laden sweater. Now designer Jessica Rogers, 21, of SomedayNewYorker, is accusing Minaj and her team of copying he ... More >>
talents like Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson and the now infamous Rebecca Black
were discovered on YouTube, so it's no surprise that thousands of aspiring
singers have taken to the video website in hopes of launching their own music careers.
There are so many self-proclaimed YouTu ... More >>
Flickr user florencia.tomasConsider Katy Perry--who, a few years before her rapid rise to stardom, was best known as "the girlfriend of that guy from Gym Class Heroes." Now, Perry sells out stadiums. She's gotten so popular that she's performing at the Nokia Theatre in LA for three nights in ... More >>
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... 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 >>
Photo by Andrew YoussefLast Night: Travis, Republic Tigers at the House of Blues, Anaheim; April 9, 2009.Better Than: Seeing Travis Barker or Randy Travis (I've only seen the former, but I'm making an educated guess).Least Appealing Snack Offer: "Delicious Parmesan potato chips basket for $2.00," wh ... More >>
If you've been following the self-destruction of the LA Times throughout the past year or so, you probably know that next week, the paper is killing off its "California" section, the paper's increasingly anemic attempt to convince readers it actually cares about local news.As its name suggests, the ... More >>
She opened Saturday night's show with a scowl and a simple "I really fucking hate Sarah Palin." It may seem obvious—particularly from a bleedin' heart lib, fag hag, Christian right-hatin' (and, notably: former Sunday school teacher) comedienne like Margaret Cho. She was met with cheers of course. ... More >>
Okay, filmgoers, it's time for a linguistics lesson.
CEMENTO ARMATO is the title of an Italian film. In English, would you call that movie...
(a) ARMORED CEMENT
(b) CONCRETE ROMANCE
(c) both of the above
NBFF has opted for (c). But which is it really? IMDB says (b) is the international English ... More >>
Not Sure Why His Head Continued to Slam Into My Baton: Norberto Santana, Jr. at the Register reports that an unidentified “28-year-old inmate at the Orange County jail died Friday after deputies used a taser gun to subdue him.” Damon Micalizzi, the taxpayer-paid flack assigned to get Sheriff Mi ... More >>