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 >>
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.
By: Claudia Schou Dedicated Monkees fans can take in The Monkee Experience with three of the original members--Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork--as they embark on 24-city musical tour called "Midsummer's Night with The Monkees," making a stop on Tuesday night at the Terrace Theater in Lo ... More >>
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 >>
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See Also:*Going for the Gold: Top Five 2012 Rap Songs to Inspire Our Olympic Team*Top Five Hits: Bionic Records in Fountain Valley*Top Five Hits: Burger Records in FullertonThis week, we got a top five report from Josue at Pepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St. in Orange, (714) 639-0909. Not surprising ... More >>
If we could talk to the animals, learn all their languages, maybe chat up a dolphin in the sea . . . Actually, when it comes to Flipper, and with apologies to Rex Harrison, scientists truly believe they are close to swapping stories with dolphins, thanks to past acoustic research into the sounds an ... More >>
Kirk Jones shapes narrow worldview from Heidi Murkoff's mega-best-selling pregnancy manual
If the MTV VMAs appearance, a Morrissey endorsement and a string of sold-out shows across the country weren't enough to prove that Irvine boys Young the Giant have made it, a spot on Fox's hit show Glee should do the trick. "Cough Syrup" will be featured in the opening scene of Glee's winter fina ... More >>
The godly union of Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah gets sullied
The most-searched subject on Google for 2011 was not Steve Jobs, nor Casey Anthony. Occupy Wall Street? Psh. Didn't even make the list. According to the Google Zeitgeist, the device that tracks how often something is searched and how fast the search catches speed, the OC's very own Rebecca ... More >>
Here's the fascinating thing about Rebecca Black's "Friday," written and produced by Patrice Wilson for Ark Music Factory. When it was released as a single last March, no one knew that all the haterade would give the song--and Anaheim native Rebecca--legs. Way beyond its 167 million views on YouT ... More >>
Michelle Woo/OC WeeklyUnder the warm evening sky, Idina Menzel glided onto the stage and opened with the jazzy "Life Of The Party," a fitting selection because for the next hour and a half, she most certainly was."I got a new dress for you!" she announced, showing off her flowing fuchsia evening ... More >>
From the Real Housewives of Orange County to the Irvine Improv, you can catch OC's sexiest couple Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley doing what they do best--laughing at life. If you are a fan of the show (and don't want to admit it) or just happen to be a fan of comedy in general, this one night sh ... More >>
Gay Days Anaheim kicks off today at the Disneyland Resort, and it was just announced that Glee star Jane Lynch will make an appearance at the event tomorrow.Learn more about Gay Days Anaheim and Lynch's book-signing appearance after the jump.
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklySince when has it been de rigeur to like the star you're watching at a concert? Lady Gaga's Little Monsters do it. At Glee: Live, people were wearing cheer outfits and letter jackets. And at Katy Perry, blue wigs abounded. Really, it's not enough to wear jeans and a ... More >>
Remember your first day as a freshman in high school? The unbearable weight of what seemed like countless eyes on you like a ton of fleshy bricks (ew)? That helpless feeling almost always accompanied by an urgent rush to the nearest restroom, where you strategically planned your day to avoid unc ... More >>
The show's poppin'-and'-lockin' 'Other Asian' steps out of the shadows
In a move surprising to none, Matthew Morrison, the actor who plays eternally optimistic teacher Will Shuester on Fox's Glee, is taking a new direction and joining '80s boy band New Kids on the Block for their summer tour. It makes perfect sense. In addition to his acting credits, Mor ... More >>
Last week, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters entered into a minor public spat with Glee overlord Ryan Murphy when he announced that none of his music would ever appear on the FOX-TV hit. Grohl is not the first rock star to issue a No Glee statement to the press-- Coldplay and Guns n' Roses did th ... More >>
Nate Mandos/Wikimedia CommonsSo maybe that whole stint in politics didn't work out quite as well as planned. Former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger, who's used to reading lines, has decided that his next project will be a TV show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, details of the secret series ... More >>
What in tarnation is going on with substitute teachers these days?Tuesday night, we had Gwyneth Coldplay's sub on Glee shaking her groove thang, chastising chastity and generally sexing up the screen. Why, it was enough make Bristol Palin pop out another kid out of wedlock.Now comes a report of a ... More >>
Page Six is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow is "close to signing a deal with Atlantic Records." So that's what that embarrassment at the Oscars was all about! Page Six further states that the music is in the genre we like to call "country pop."
Amazing GrayTonight's episode of Glee will feature patients of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, including 10-year-old cutie Grayson Arroyo-Smiley. He's the son of Slade Smiley, boyfriend of Real Housewives of Orange County's Gretchen Rossi and man of child-support-owing, serial-housewife-d ... More >>
It's the most talked-about show in America right now. Although the show is a bit corny, we can't help but love it. But what's cooler than watching it on TV is seeing Glee live. The Gleek crew is heading to the Honda Center on May 27 to perform some of the shows more memorable numbers.&nbs ... More >>
Every year, the folks at the NFL announce they've reeled in some megastar musicians for the Super Bowl, either to sing the National Anthem or to perform a mini-concert at halftime. This year, we got two divas to kick off the game: Glee's Lea Michele, performing "America the Beautiful," and B ... More >>
Christopher Polk/Getty Images Matthew Morrison, lead actor of Fox's musical-comedy series Glee, graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts in 1997. He performed his first solo concert outdoors at the Grove in Los Angeles on Jan. 30 in support of the Oscar Meyer Good Mood Mis ... More >>
Thank God it's Friday! This has been an incredibly long week, and we're just about ready to dance the pain of losing the house away, starting with Nitzer Ebb, playing at the Galaxy on Saturday. They're appearing at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana just a few weeks after their early produce ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsFox's Glee star Lea Michele is happy to say that despite the advice, she has resisted getting a nose job. To those who think she should have gotten the surgery, she has one thing to say:"Fuck those people."
You are what you watch, says new data published by Ad Age. And if you watch Real Housewives of Orange County, you're probably "very advertiser friendly" (read: a sucker), "pugnacious" and you likely won't step foot into a Buick Lucerne. Brands and products that might resonate with you include App ... More >>
Today, the big SoCal comic book show that isn't in San Diego-the Long Beach Comic Con-settles in at the convention center, with a performance that evening by Franki Doll and the Broken Toys. Our featured Locals Only artist this week, Franki Doll is clearly all about the frenetic exhibitionism and ... More >>
Did you get a look at the kid who played Kurt at age 8 on last night's Glee? Talk about a dead ringer!It turns out the young actor who played the younger version of Chris Colfer's character in flashbacks is a 13-year-old freshman at Los Alamitos High School, which was where Glee star Matthew Morr ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Disney parodies viral video to market Rapunzel movie 'Tangled,' Glee's Matthew Morrison hooks up with 'NSync's JC Chasez
www.myspace.com/gleeonfoxAccording to MTV News, Glee star/OC native Matthew Morrison just teamed up with boy band alum JC Chasez on one of the tracks for his solo album.Morrison (who plays glee club coach Will Schuester on the show) plans to drop his solo effort next year. "I ... More >>
Here's a depressing revelation: Matthew Morrison, the Orange County High School for the Arts alum who sings, dances and acts his ass off as teacher Will Schuester on Fox's hit high school musical-comedy Glee, earns the same per episode as Snooki.Morrison and Jersey Shore's Nicole Polizzi each tak ... More >>
Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing a musical at the Chance Theater knows that the Anaheim-based troupe kicks butt in terms of staging sophisticated, grown-up musicals. Recent offerings of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine art-infused Sunday in the Park with George, the tribal rock-mu ... More >>
Bluewater Comics has made a name for itself in non-comics circles thanks to its line of biographical books featuring such luminaries as Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Nancy Pelosi and Stephenie Meyer. Last week, the publisher released the Fame: Lady Gaga bio comic, and with it, Bluewater d ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Flicks to help you enjoy the great indoors
Flickr user gwenYou go, Ariel! You don't have to be a cast member of "Glee" to enjoy occasionally bursting into song. We've all uttered, "Ga-Ga, Oo lala," at least once in the past 12 months, whether or not it was against our will. But when it comes to pumping out catchy-as-hell hooks, epic ... More >>
Fox's high school musical-twisted comedy Glee and segments on KCET/Channel 28's SoCal Connected on medical marijuana dispensaries and pot farm-busting law enforcement officers known as "cannabis cowboys" are among the latest winners of prestigious Peabody Awards honoring the best in electronic ... More >>
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"Straight" Matthew Morrison tops the "Glee" pecking order. Matthew Morrison, the pride of Orange County School of the Arts and lead actor in Fox's hit musical-comedy series Glee, has come out straight, reports the The Advocate (via Elle).
Glee, Fox's twisted high school musical series that seems inspired by Orange County High School of the Arts (and stars former OCHSA attendee Matthew Morrison), will have more music per episode when it returns April 13 from hiatus.
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