Celebrity Scandals

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Richard Gardner Engel's Ex-Wife Defends Socialite Who Got 7 Years for Tax Evasion

    UPDATE: Jolene Engel told City News Service's Paul Anderson today that she left Powerplant Maintenance Specialists Inc. in 1998 but remained president in name only through June 30, 2001, when Richard Engel assumed that position. She added she separated from Richard in 1999, was divorced by 2000 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Rancho Santa Margarita Forms Committee to Help Draft Anti-Bullying Ordinance: Update

    See the update at the end of this post on the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council forming a committee to help draft California's anti-bullying ordinance. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 25, 6:02 A.M.: This post was supposed to be about the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council tonight considering an anti-bully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    After Almost Dying, Aston Matthews Became a Rapper

    At the age of 18, Lakewood rapper Aston Matthews was barely a legal adult. Yet, it was at this age that his life was forcibly set on the course he is now on. On an otherwise normal night out partying, the kind of evening that for Matthews at worst resulted in passing out from too much liquor, ended ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Morningside Recovery, Controversial Drug Rehab Home Lindsay Lohan Blew Off, to Close

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Cory Monteith's Sad Death Prompts Poorly Timed Recovery "Scholarship" from OC Rehab

    We in the journo racket are used to companies immediately seizing upon something in the news to twist into a press release on their supposedly related goods and services, but Morningside Recovery is taking the phenomenon to ghoulish new heights (depths?). The Newport Beach drug rehab that Lindsay Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    MTV Goes Back to Laguna Beach and Site Goes Back to Round Up Original Cast Members

    As part of the "RetroMTV Brunch," which is shown weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, the Music Television Network that no longer presents music videos is re-airing the first two seasons of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. And that so excites one site that it caught up with the original cast members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Lindsay Lohan Won't Have Newport Rehab to Kick Around Much Longer if City Gets Its Way

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Lindsay Lohan Ditches Newport Beach Rehab After 3 Minutes for Betty Ford Center

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    An Open Letter To Michael Lohan

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    [Exene Says...] The Way Celebrities Portray Rural White Men With Guns is Really Mature

    Have you viewed Jim Carrey's recent video Cold Dead Hand? Clocking in just under six minutes, the video is a satire with a bull's eye painted on gun advocacy, Charleton Heston and Hee-Haw. Basically everything a rural white guy from the '70s is supposed to hold dear. Released four months after a cel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2013


    Art Theatre

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Five Songs To Get Lindsay Lohan Through Jail Time.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Michael Lohan Claims He Got Octomom Nadya Suleman into Drug Rehab in Orange

    Michael Lohan famously failed recently to stage and intervention that would end with his daughter Lindsay Lohan entering a rehab. Now he's claiming he convinced Nadya Suleman to undergo residential treatment at Chapman House Drug Rehabilitation Center in Orange.

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2012

    The Sting

    Regency South Coast Village

  • News

    August 16, 2012

    Prince Edward Maryland Is Sorry

    He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012

    The Matrix

    Regency South Coast Village

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012


    Regency South Coast Village

  • Columns

    April 26, 2012

    Now You're Famous

    [Hey, You!] Drunk driver seeks exposure

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    What We Learned, March 3-9

    ​It's my dick in a box, I mean, a look at the week past and what we learned for it.MARCH 3: Kristen Wiig and host Lindsay Lohan appear in a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit mixing two iconic local entities: The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Unreal Princesses of Disneyland. "Weekend Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Chris Brown is a Bonafide Dick: Five Reasons Why

    ​Chris Brown is an immature asshole, I think that's been safely established by his sophomoric Twitter rant after winning a Grammy last Sunday. But with the news that Rihanna enlisted her ex and the man that brutally beat her, to feature on a remix of "Birthday Cake," one thought comes to mind: ARE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and More: Five Most Famous Pot Arrests in Texas

    ​Oh Texas, you're a real buzzkill. We just heard Snoop Dogg was arrested in Texas on Saturday for a misdemeanor drug charge, after a real snoop dog (oh, the irony) sniffed out the marijuana on his tour bus. According to TMZ, agents claimed they found a red prescription bottle with several joints ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2012

    Most "Outrageous" Lawsuits List Forgot Orange County's Notorious Contribution

    ​A national business lobbying group issued a year end report of its "most outrageous" lawsuits filed in 2011.Included on the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's list is a woman who sued for $5 million because she was cheated out of an 80-cent refund; kids who sued their mother for not includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Conrad Murray Sued by Newport Beach Attorney Repping Imaging Company

    ​As if looking at four years in state prison for his role in the King of Pop's death is not bad enough, Dr. Conrad Murray is also facing a lawsuit brought by a Newport Beach attorney on behalf of a Poway nuclear medicine imaging systems company.The complaint against Murray, MSNBC and other media c ... More >>

  • Film

    November 3, 2011

    'Tower Heist' Is a High-Rise Robbery

    Stealing from the rich to . . . oh, whatever. Funny is the message in this Ben Stiller flick

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Ex-Arnold Schwarzenegger Flight Attendant Files $40 Million Libel Suit Against Gawker, National Enquirer

    Schwarzenegger​Arnold Schwarzenegger's longtime personal flight attendant has filed a $40 million lawsuit that claims Gawker, National Enquirer, London Daily Mail and other news outlets libeled her in articles portraying her as the ex-California governor's mistress and one of her son's as his secr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011


    Honda Center

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011

    Britney Spears

    Honda Center

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan Slept Here?

    ​Lindsay Lohan scored a rare court victory today when battery charges stemming from an incident at the Betty Ford Center were dropped. Otherwise, she can't seem to catch a break anywhere, including the mean streets of Huntington Beach.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Michael Jackson's Ghost Spooks Propofol Maker Teva

    ​The worldwide scorn directed at those closest to Michael Jackson in his final days may have extended to the drug Propofol and its Irvine-based maker, which announced it is laying off 200 employees this year after having already let go 70 workers.Teva Pharmaceuticals maintains it already discontin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010

    Paula Poundstone

    Art Theater

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    WTF of the Week: The Grammy Noms

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyEminem, nominated for 'Recovery'​WTF:Despite the fact that the way the world listens to music has changed radically over the past decade, the Grammys ostensibly continue to reward bands based on a model en vogue 50 years ago. This year's list of nominees reflects that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2010

    Sunset Boulevard

    Bay Theater

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Ryan Seacrest Leaves Children's Hospital of OC Without Anyone Trying to Kill Him

    ​American Idol, E News Daily and KISS-FM host Ryan Seacrest returned to Children's Hospital of Orange County on Monday to brighten the days of young patients, broadcast his radio show live and seek $5 donations to CHOC from listeners.The teeny broadcaster, who also visited CHOC in September 2009, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Michelle "Bombshell" McGee Teams Up With Mel Gibson's Alleged Mistress for Strip Tour

    ​It isn't enough that Michelle "Bombshell" McGee contributed to the split of America's sweetheart Sandra Bullock and America's greaseball Jesse James--let alone the eventual disposition of the power couple's former Sunset Beach home.Now, as part of the tattooed tart's constant grasp for fame, she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Cindy Crawford Arrested for Prostitution!

    ​Yes, the acting career never took off for Cindy Crawford and she's known mostly these days as an infomercial pitchwoman. But who knew times were so tough for the former international supermodel that she'd have to resort to prostitution at a day spa in a busy Buena Park strip mall?Check that: the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010

    Los Ladrones Viejos

    Museum of Latin American Art

  • Film

    March 18, 2010

    Sex, Drugs and Runaways

    On the road to ruin or fame with the '70s-era teen proto-punk sensation

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010

    Martin Lawrence

    Terrace Theater

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009

    Nobody's Perfect

    Some Like It Hot

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009


    Dreamgirls Revue

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Bon Jovi Guitarist Arrested in Laguna Beach

    Richie Sambora: Livin' on a prayer? Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was arrested Tuesday night on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach for drunk driving. The popular axeman was commandeering a black hummer, in whose confines sat three women, two of whom were (and still are) minors. OC Register has the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Whoa-oh, Drivin' on a Prayer

    If you are an average, everyday Joe with a crappy job who drinks to relieve his sorrow and gets busted for DUI when only slightly over the punitive limit, I might feel sorry for you, provided no-one was hurt by your actions. If you are a huge rock star who could easily afford not only a cab but you ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Robot Downey Jr.

    Robots! They’re Just Like Us!

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Snoop Dogg Pleads Guilty to OC Felony

    The Orange County District Attorney's office announced late this afternoon that rapper Snoop Dogg has pleaded guilty to knowingly carrying a dangerous weapon into John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana a year ago. The 35-year-old international celebrity, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus, was se ... More >>

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    The Year the Superstar DJ Died

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Dinosaurs rule the dancefloors no more

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    Funky President: Gerald Ford & James Brown

    In a strange way, it is perhaps somewhat fitting that James Brown and Gerald Ford died within a day of each other, since Brown and Ford had a unique bond. As Brian Koller notes in his ePinions review of the James Brown compilation CD Disc Four: Godfather of Soul (1972-1984), "James Brown was proba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2006

    The real rockstars of Supernova win!

    As reported here (Rock Stars My Destination by Chris Ziegler) Costa Mesa's true Supernova started up the litigation machine to win their rightful name back from the come-lately Supernova put together for the CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova. And today they won. Press release says: Under the te ... More >>

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Its Phallic-tastic!

    Handicapping the Weenie Fester, Roast

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