By: Sean Pajot We are all quite aware that food celebrity, television host, prolific author, and hilarious asshole Anthony Bourdain is basically a rock 'n' roll guy. On the tube, he can often be seen palling around with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, another funny, prickly professional shit ... More >>
Emmy Award-winning journalist and photographer Amber Lyon has covered upheavals from the Middle East to North Africa, but it wasn't until the former CNN correspondent headed to Anaheim in the midst of the July 24, 2012 riots that she found herself caught in the crossfire. Taking refuge between U-H ... More >>
The Richard Nixon Foundation--the partisan, pro-Dick private arm of the public-run presidential library in Yorba Linda where they run the gift shop and present such speakers as Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich and Hugh Hewitt--would never host a book signing by a writer from your favorite Orange County-ba ... More >>
A paranoid Dana Rohrabacher insists that I want him defeated from his comfortable congressional perch, but the truth is that every Christmas I beg Santa for the gift that keeps on giving: the congressman's re-election. An inadvertent clown of epic proportions, the Costa Mesa Republican continually ... More >>
[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 >>
Michael McDonald might be best known for the 10 seasons he spent on the sketch comedy show MADtv but around these parts, we know him best for being an Orange County native who is an all-around funny ass mofo. Nowadays, McDonald spends a lot of his time by juggling writing, directing and producing, h ... More >>
As Gustavo revealed, it was impossible for us Navel Gazers to gaze at our navels since Thursday afternoon . . .Gremlins Attack OC Weekly Website!But that did not stop the more hopeful among us from writing blog posts all day Friday in case we were suddenly online again. History shows we were not, s ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain's new show Parts Unknown on CNN is debuting this coming Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m., and yesterday the author, chef, and travel show host was on the network being interviewed CNN staffers significantly less famous than him about how this show is different from all the others he's don ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain, the man who might not have invented the food-travel show but made it into a literate and beautifully-shot art form, is now on CNN and he's bringing his Emmy-winning crew with him.Bourdain's new program, set to debut any day now, is called Parts Unknown, and from the mostly non-info ... More >>
See the update at the end of page 5 on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department defending the use of "hot gas," which could have sparked the cabin fire, on the suspect.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 7, 9:48 A.M.: The word coming out of the Los Angeles Police Department this morning is meant to apply to t ... More >>
The story of Long Beach's most successful band rarely emphasizes its multicultural roots, its ability to seamlessly blend disparate genres or its importance in creating a globally appealing pop sound out of a mass of local musical influences. Instead, most considerations of ska-punk outfit Sublime f ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how many cases of leprosy come from Mexico per year?
The evils of social media dragged an OC Weekly contributor into the middle of Friday's mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.Portland, Oregon-based Matt Bors, whose cartoons you may recall from our Hey, You! column--and whose work has also graced the Los Angeles Times, The Nation and Village Voice, ... More >>
Travel Channel announced yesterday that Anthony Bourdain's final bow on their network before he jumps ship to CNN will begin Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. The first episode of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - The Final Tour" will be preceded by a nine-hour marathon of viewer-voted past episodes ... More >>
KCBS/Channel 2 news can't blame two thugs who mistakenly roughed up the wrong Jeffrey Lebowski on behalf of Jackie Treehorn for the case of mistaken movie identity the station put out to the world last week.It can blame Examiner.com, however.
A butcher in Minnesota has created a 7 pound dog that spans 25 inches. Yes, that's a big wiener. The man reportedly was inspired by a dare from his sons. No word if it was a double dog dare or the triple. According to the story by KVRR, which was picked up by CNN, customers are actually ordering it ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain, who is moving to CNN from the Travel Channel next year, is apparently set to conquer the traditional networks, too. ABC has confirmed that he and Nigella Lawson are planning to hold a cooking competition show for the channel. Details are sketchy at this point, but they are hol ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain has been everywhere, eaten everything, and held various titles of increasing influence, including Executive Chef at a NYC restaurant, best-selling author, Emmy-winning travel show host, and publisher. Now the man who makes news with his exploits and quips (see his comments on the Pa ... More >>
I remember weenie Breitbart.com columnist Ben Shapiro when he was a precocious snotnose back at UCLA taking the Hugh Hewitt road to fame: whining he was a conservative in liberal-land, and thus getting a column in the local paper despite exhibiting little talent but a hell of a lot of weenie-ness. H ... More >>
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association will be holding a fundraiser tomorrow at the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel. Proceeds from the event, which will also feature a talk by Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, will go toward educating sheriffs and peace officers on the ... More >>
CNN reports that Etta James has died from leukemia complications in Riverside. She was 73. The singer, known for her definitive rendition of "At Last," was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. She had been battling Alzheimer's disease for a few years, and also had hepatitis C. Her husband, Art ... More >>
Our time with Bruno draws to a close so he can make his rounds, greeting and checking in on every table he passes. A most hospitable subject, he disappears with our photographer for his close-up. Bruno leaves us with a duo of recipes, but you're gonna have to ask him about the sculpture(?) that a ... More >>
When longtime diners find out about Bruno's CNN story, they ask him, "Why didn't you tell us?" He would never solicit donations, but is appreciative of kind gestures. Over the weekend, a bride requested that all her guests not purchase wedding gifts, but instead bring pasta to the reception. A to ... More >>
This did not come from The Onion. It is, I repeat, not a hoax. Hanson, those prepubescent blonde mop heads that sang the song MMMBop in the 90s, are apparently planning to release a beer of their very own called...wait for it...MMMHop.
Metta World Peace, the rapper, quick-exiting Dancing With the Stars contestant and World Champion Los Angeles Laker formerly known as Ron "Ron-Ron" Artest, is being honored in Newport Beach this evening by the foundation formed in the memory of Samantha Runnion.The Joyful Child Foundation, which ... More >>
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles, which is based in Anaheim, will bestow its 2011 Courage in Media Award to Indian-British actor and comedian Aasif Hakim Mandviwal.He's better known as Aasif Mandvi, the hilarious correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stew ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 10, 6:27 P.M.: Fullerton police officers have had little to no presence at the Kelly Thomas protests outside their building for the past several weeks. Today, however, they stepped up enforcement and issued citations to three motorists who honked as they drove past the protest. ... More >>
Flickr user thornypupDo you know what an "herbivore boy" is? It's a term to describe Japanese males who eschew the macho for the mild. These are men who have abandoned the aggressive tendencies of their salary-men fathers, like drinking heavily and eating spicy food, opting for desserts, being ge ... More >>
CNN Entertainment CNN Entertainment published an interview on Tuesday with iconic '90s riot grrl Kathleen Hanna. For those out of the loop, Hanna was a member of the seminal punk band Bikini Kill. A documentary co-produced by Hanna titled Who Took the Bomp? about her days touring with electro-pun ... More >>
UPDATE: MAY, 30, 12:37 P.M.: From the Facebook page Help Find Will Norton: I'm sorry to tell you that Will was found but he was not alive. We are grieving deeply. It brightens our lives to know that even in his passing he touched lives.News accounts state Norton's body was found in a ... More >>
CNN, USA Today and other media organizations got fooled
Most famous as a punk rock icon and artist, Exene Cervenka (front woman for X, Knitters and Original Sinners) is documenting her adventures for Heard Mentality on the way to Austin's South By Southwest, the country's biggest music festival. Check out her complete tour diary archive here.Christoph ... More >>
USS DubuqueCNN just reported that the military just ordered the USS Dubuque out of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station in anticipation of tsunami wave currently heading to Orange County right now as a result of the devastating 8.9 earthquake that hit Japan yesterday. It's an amphibious transfer ... More >>
In its infinite wisdom, CNN has hired Camille Donatacci--who you know better as Kelsey Grammer's most recent ex-wife Camille Grammer--to co-host its Oscar red carpet coverage Sunday. (And you thought Piers Morgan was stunt casting!)In honor of Newport Beach-born Donatacci-Grammer's gig, we presen ... More >>
Flickr user Marit & Toomas HinnosaarIf Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Much or All Abouts are some of your favorite cookie flavors, better accept the reality now: The Girl Scouts are no longer offering these in their lineup. But wait, there's more!
The death of R&B legend Teena Marie continues to shock fans and fellow musicians around the world. Many stars have shared their memories and thoughts on this sad event. Celebrities including Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, along with news reporters and millions of fans, have paid t ... More >>
Teena Marie, 1956 - 2010UPDATE, 3:35 P.M., DEC. 27: Check out Teena Marie's last interview before she passed away with her daughter Alia Rose after the jump. The cause of her death is still to be determined.R&B singer Teena Marie, known as the "Ivory Queen of Soul," died this evening at ... More >>
As Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's Republican general election opponent, Van Tran repeatedly portrayed the veteran Anaheim Democrat as an odorous floozy.And sure enough: Fineman PR, a San Francisco-based public relations firm, has included Sanchez in its 16th annual Top 10 PR Blunders List.The bl ... More >>
How many burgers can beat this? Let us count the ways...Singapore is one of the world's great food centers. CNN is one of the world's great news organizations. Together, they have come to a bizarre conclusion: Carl's Jr.'s Portobello mushroom burger is the best on the island.
by Daffodil Altan and Vickie Chang He came. We saw (kind of). He left. For one hour and 15 minutes, Building 12 of the OC Fairgrounds, which normally houses things like Sugar Plum craft festivals and ShamWow demo booths, turned into the Church of Obama--those lucky enough to get tickets were f ... More >>
Good morning! It's Black Friday, a term some wanker marketing genius coined for the day after Thanksgiving when, ideally, retailers all across this mass-consumer-crazed nation of ours will be (the theory goes) left "in the black." Though in these recessionary times, I'm not even expecting Christmas ... More >>
Well, the good news is the Register finally took down those "Our marriage is great because of M.E.!" click-thru marriage education ads, which have recently tortured anyone attempting to access the paper online. Guess someone found them tasteless, considering. The bad news? In case you hadn't heard ... 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 Mic ... More >>
Al Gore's 24-year-old son graced our fair county with his presence earlier today - allegedly with an ounce of marijuana and other controlled substances (Vicodin, Valium, Xanax and Adderall) he didn't have a prescription for. He was stopped by the OC sheriff's department when they caught him going 10 ... More >>
Over on CNN.com there's plenty of coverage on the ice storm. If you haven't heard, a massive weather system caused chaos and death from Texas to Illinois, then relocated towards New England. Thousands upon thousands are without power, 36 are already dead, so naturally I'm going to make a snarky edit ... More >>
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