A new theater entity opens Friday in Long Beach and rarely has a producing organization exploded from the box with a more emotionally charged subject or with such a familiar cast.
The entity is the Public Theatre of Long Beach. The play is 8, which dramatizes the courtroom battle that resulted in ... More >>
Since Barack Obama will inevitably be venturing back into Southern California to revisit the Hollywood ATM machine during his presidential reelection bid, the military should just keep F-16 fighter jets in the air over Orange County full-time.For a second straight visit by The Chosen One, a small pl ... More >>
Under intense security, Air Force One and Barack Obama landed late this afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport for the president's ninth trip to Southern California and, during a series of fund-raising events, touted his administration's accomplishments, including a repeal of "Don't Ask; ... More >>
A few O.C. restaurants are taking this week to help charities with the Haiti earthquake disaster by donating a portion if not all their proceeds. Here are three notables.
Anaheim White House -- On Friday, January 22, starting at 7 p.m., guests making a minimum $25 donation will enjoy a dinne ... More >>
"George Clooney says the 'Hope for Haiti' benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys," reports Billboard.com."Coldplay, Blink, Bloc Party Call for Haiti Relief," reports Spin.com"Joan Baez kicks of ... More >>
10) "Stump the Band" now brought to you by Cialis.
9) Green room double padlocked when Hollywood starlets are inside.
8) While promoting the new season of The Girls Next Door, a creepy old man who bangs much younger women will be in one chair and Hugh Hefner will be in the other.
7) G Love ... More >>
Sports fans (and recovering drug addicts) definitely should checkout a copy of this month's Esquire with George Clooney on the cover. Journalist Mike Sager, formerly of the Washington Post and Rolling Stone, has written a fascinating article about the struggles of a onetime local star football star ... More >>
My pick for this week is....
TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED?
But I think I know the answer to the question posed in the title. It's something along the lines of “because black people stick together and that's the way Jesus likes it.” Yes, I might have had to see a Tyler Per ... More >>
City pays hookers: to leave. La Habra plans to buy itself a strip club, reports the LAT. After trying to shut down the Taboo Gentlemen's Club for almost a decade, they've decided to put $5.2 million down to get the guy in charge and his gals to 'git.
Boom Boom Room Doom? The co-owners of the iconic ... More >>
Save our gay bar: Gay activists are reaching out to George Clooney and Brad Pitt, asking that the actors buy Laguna Beach's Boom Boom Room—which is on its way to becoming a boutique hotel.
Darn it: The Daily Pilot just snagged itself a new managing editor. We're still turning over rocks for ... More >>
"No one man can terrorize a nation, unless we are all his accomplices."
-Edward R. Murrow
So I missed Good Night and Good Luck in the theaters. I'm glad. The whole thing's about television anyway, and its poignancy is especially felt on the small screen.
Television (indeed, all media) can insulate ... More >>
My colleague Alex Brant-Zawadzki is right about the potential of television for doing good– his pro-having-sex-with-George Clooney stance, I'll pass over in silence– but Edward R. Murrow is long dead, and TV nowadays seems to be mostly offering up "the evil of banality", to use Alex Cock ... More >>