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Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>
[Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>
By: Luke Winkie We've built a culture that breathlessly responds to the reckless id of horny rock stars. It's either another colorful facet of pop culture or the crumbling of our basic human values, depending on how you look at it. What we do know, is that gross white men sticking their penis into e ... More >>
We're not sure why parents are in an uproar over Miley's VMA performance since sexual content has been a staple on MTV for over twenty years. Let's look back on controversial VMA performances from twenty and ten years ago. See also: The Funniest 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Tweets
The Newport Beach sober living home that became famous when Lindsay Lohan ditched her planned check-in--and, even before that, infamous for piling up complaints from neighbors and city officials--is reportedly closing. Morningside Recovery is set to abandon its Lido Village locale in October.
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen
It's a good thing Lindsay Lohan blew off Morningside Recovery for the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage because the Newport Beach rehab may have closed with her in it!Following an Orange County Superior Court judge's preliminary ruling that the Lido Village location violates city law, Newport Beach ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about Lindsay Lohan apparently spending three minutes in the Newport Beach rehab before resurfacing at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage late Thursday.Lindsay Lohan is Newport Beach's now, bitches!No, she's not here for the next 90 days to show off bikinis ... More >>
The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
Dear (and I use that term loosely) Michael Lohan: I won't apologize for the way I really feel regarding your daughter Lindsay and I don't think I stand alone here when I say that she has no doubt received preferential treatment for being a celebrity. If any one of us "common folk" had pulled half ... More >>
Bowers Museum spotlights the best of British-made movie dress-up
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey
For those of you who may or may not know, tonight in New York City is the granddaddy of all Sandy concerts. Taking place at Madison Square Garden, tonight's show will feature some of the biggest names in music history including (drumroll please) Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Bon Jovi, Eri ... More >>
Ohhhh, Lindsay Lohan. There is so much we can say about this hot mess of a chick but really, is there enough time to express it all? Not in this lifetime. After a slew of bad choices like stealing, lying, horrendous driving, and committing tons of wardrobe felonies, Lindsay's latest debacle includes ... More >>
An oral history of OC's greatest band and their newest album, 'Push and Shove'
See Also: *No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents*Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit--And Where Everyone is Now*No Doubt in Their Own WordsNo Doubt is back with a retro-new wave album called Push and Shove after a 10-year-hia ... More >>
See Also: *No Doubt Talk About Being Rockstar Parents*Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit--And Where Everyone is Now*Tony Kanal Talks About No Doubt's New AlbumNo Doubt is back with a retro-new wave album called Push and ... More >>
See Also:*No Doubt is 20 Years Old Today*No Doubt Unleashes Video For Settle Down..With Trucks Galore!*No Doubt Bassist Tony Kanal is a FatherTen years after Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young ushered in the 21st century with the release of the electro-bopped, dancehall-infu ... More >>
See Also: *Five Unexpected Cover Songs From Insane Clown Posse*Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York Sucks*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music MomentsTomorrow night is the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. For fans of music videos, it's the most wonderful time of the year--a ti ... More >>
See Also: *Anthony Jeselnik Will Offend You. And You'll Like It. *Jeffrey Ross, Roastmaster General: "Charlie Sheen's Got Super Thick Skin." *Jim Norton Doesn't Give a Shit About Libya, Says He Gives Good Head In a world where some people (jerks) think woman are either funny or beautiful but can't ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Gwen Stefani and her crew are back, and they're dressed better than ever
Every now and then, rockstars align to bring us a classic we never saw coming. No matter what the genre, you have plenty of examples of two (sometimes three or more) powerhouses coming together to back each other up with a set of voices that are usually so different that they sound like they were ma ... More >>
First it was Oliver Stone smoking a joint on the cover of High Times magazine. Now it's Stone's Platoon buddy Charlie Sheen who's puffing the ganja.Except Sheen isn't smoking just any old cannabis indica or sativa, he's sampling his very own strain: Charlie Sheen OG.In an interview with Playboy maga ... More >>
Good news No Doubt fans. Yesterday, the Anaheim-bred band released a slew of news pertaining to their long-awaited sixth album. The band announced in a message posted on their website that the title of their first record in 11 years is Push and Shove. They'll also be filming a video for the album's ... More >>
[Summer Guide 2012] Your guide to the good stuff
[Hey, You!] Drunk driver seeks exposure
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. Because a column that usually runs on Tuesdays should run on a Monday. Because the ... More >>
Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>
What is this? Young people have no respect, and I can't believe any of this is condoned by Lady Gaga. But The Lady Gaga Project (Where Little Monsters come together to help Mother Monster with her music and causes) will pay 5 to 10 cents per page hit to disparage Madonna's latest set, MDNA, on di ... More >>
On Sunday, Madonna, the aging goddess of pop music (okay, we kid) will be embarking to where many of her younger counterparts have already performed: the Super Bowl Half-Time Show. The 53-year-old has made no qualms about being nervous about the mega show, telling Jay Leno that it's "the most ... More >>
Madonna, trying to fit in with her daughter's friendsMadonna's new album -- her first in five years -- will be released in late March. The first single from the record, "Gimme All Your Luvin'," which features Nicki Minaj, will be released the last week of January in anticipation of her Superb ... More >>
Ten movie womanizers, from the sick to the sublime
Bing.com, Microsoft's search engine, recently compiled its 2011 search trends for musicians and came up with some interesting results.Their list of the top ten most searched musicians is entirely made up of femme powerhouses (Who run da world?), save for the top slot, which was nabbed b ... More >>
The controversy surrounding the Occupy Wall Street movement has hit the fashion world, thanks to a controversial T-shirt that was supposed to be released by hip-hop artist and clothing designer Jay-Z.
Two years ago today, the single "This is It" by Michael Jackson was released in forward promotion of the concert documentary of the same name. The film gave audiences a glimpse into the King of Pop's comeback tour, and went on to become the highest grossing ever in its genre. Jackson's death, ... More >>
On Saturday, while you're sleeping in or making a run to Trader Joe's for vegan pizza, there'll be more important things going on in the world. Yeah, it's Kim Kardashian's wedding! We know you could probably care less, but these multimillion-dollar Hollywood weddings only happen once every...mo ... 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 >>
Celebrity Deathmatch was a very fulfilling television show. There were the cheesy yet humorous puns from commentators Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond, the marathons during the Super Bowl and the satisfaction of seeing celebrities you love to hate get maimed in hilarious ways. In honor of MTV's birt ... More >>
When it was announced that the princess of R&B and soul died last Saturday, hordes of celebrities and fans alike took to the internet to express their condolences to Amy Winehouse's family. And later, when rumors surfaced linking her death to her infamous love of alcohol (cause of d ... 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 >>
And other tales of music-video directing from former local musician Chris Marrs Piliero
According to the OC Register, a home in Gwen Stefani's family has sold for $399,000. The home, at 322 S. Ohio St. in the Anaheim Colony Historical District, was built in 1936. It was also the setting for the music video of the song "Sunday Morning" by No Doubt. The house was initially liste ... More >>
[SUMMER GUIDE] Superheroes, sequels and TWO Conans!
[Mental Notes] Also, Brandon Seger on keeping lyrics simple, and Riley Breckenridge on a big, bad burrito.
Akon's been pretty busy lately--touring all over the world (he's was in India, Oregon and good old Cali), starting two labels (Konvict Muzic and Kon Live Distribution), collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Dr. Dre and prepping for his new album in the fall. The Grammy-nominated artist ... More >>