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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity
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[Hey, You!] Drunk driver seeks exposure
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Stealing from the rich to . . . oh, whatever. Funny is the message in this Ben Stiller flick
SchwarzeneggerArnold 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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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Will you start buying CDs again if they're priced at $10 or less? Universal Music Group hopes so.Producer, self-proclaimed ex-lover, files lawsuit against Lady Gaga for $30 million--claims he basically created the Fame Monster.
On the road to ruin or fame with the '70s-era teen proto-punk sensation
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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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
Handicapping the Weenie Fester, Roast