Are three average-looking twentysomethings named Jason, Jesse and Kong, who live in a dumpy apartment
complex behind an alley in what they call "the asshole of Orange County" (Fullerton), the greatest pickup artists of all time?The no-last-names-given trio stars in the YouTube channel Simple Pic ... More >>
Along with the unrequited love of a billion tweens, Justin Bieber has earned equally intense scorn from parents sick of hearing "Baby," mischievous 6th graders trying to wind up smitten classmates, and overreaching critics who laughably equate Bieber's popularity with the crumbling of Western ... More >>
For two days in a row, Disneyland Resort shut down admissions to their parks due to high attendance and crowding.According to the Los Angeles Times, approximately 75,000 to 100,000 visitors visit the Disneyland Resort on Monday and Tuesday.
This Saturday, Dec. 11, Spike will be hosting its 2010 installment of their Video Game Awards. The annual awards show provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals working in the video game development industry to receive recognition for all of their hard work. It's also a interesting chance t ... More >>
Disney may have just surpassed 100 million fans on Facebook, but according to the OC Register, they've also stopped releasing attendance statistics of its Anaheim and Orlando theme parks. And--really!--you might want to care about this: Disney is a vital component to the local economy, as it is t ... More >>
Get your hands on Dusty Rhode's tasty synthThis week's edition of news stories we didn't write: Buy a piece of Dusty Rhodes- their Prophet 5 synthesizer is now for sale on eBay. Perfect for if you are planning on creating a River Band cover band after they break up. [eBay]
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 >>
"Mr. Sorvino?"Pause a beat which, coupled with the tone of the curt answer, indicates the veteran character actor does not always have positive encounters with strangers in restrooms."Yes," Paul Sorvino quickly blurts out, his eyes fixed on the automatic faucet and soap dispenser he is heading to ... More >>
The inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival opened Wednesday night at GardenWalk with five movie programs, a lauded UK director with a gift for gab, creepy Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt extras, incredibly tall waifs gliding across the red carpet in incredibly high heels and a packed-in ... More >>
Amber Boggs Twenty years ago, post-punk band Concrete Blonde surprised the world by taking mainstream America with their top 20 radio hit "Joey." Although the band has, according to mercurial singer Johnette Napolitano, "officially retired," die-hard fans (myself included) rejoiced when news brok ... More >>
Chris Victorio/OC WeeklyClick here to see a slideshow of photos from Day One of E3!Sony Computer Entertainment of America just held their annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference at the Shrine Auditorium earlier today, showing off the games and technology that they will have to ... More >>
For a bunch of reticent rockers from Costa Mesa, the New Limb crew likes to make a lot of noise. Made up of brothers Joey (vocals) and Adam Chavez (drums), Dan Perez (guitar) and Lauren Salamone (keys), the band releases its first full-length recording, Sounds People Can Hear, April 3, kicked off ... More >>
Photo by Jack GouldDo the best hopes for imprisoned Uyghurs rest with this man?Unless it involves legalizing medical marijuana, banning U.S. weapons sales to dictators or erecting a memorial statue for Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) usually ... More >>
I'm slightly bummed. A new Colin Farrell action-comedy opened today, but not at The Block, so no midnight screening was to be had. Guess I'll have to find some other time that works, when the kiddies (mostly) won't be out in force.
Anyway, in case you haven't heard about this movie, don' ... More >>
..cles of Narnia!
Director Andrew Adamson is live via satellite from the set in Prague, alongside Ben Barnes, who plays the title character of the new Narnia movie Prince Caspian (and also appears in the upcoming Stardust. Barnes has the Episode III Anakin hair going.
Adamson says Caspian was a mo ... More >>
Saturday night is costume contest time at Comic-Con.Let's try live-blogging this mofo while vaguely inebriated.
Logging in a bit belatedly. Line for free nachoes was huge -- they went instantly.
Most costumes so far are cute li'l kids as Huntress, Rayden/Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, other similar ... More >>
This is the real ghost train.
San Diego, Wednesday night, downtown, after dark. All that's here is a smattering of oases of light, from cheap drug stores to greasy spoons offering a "really big Taco Plate" for $3.50. The streets, for now, are mostly empty, and those riding the trolley around you ar ... More >>
Fullerton is certainly full of something these days. Last month the Fullerton Planning Commission approved a resolution to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their city. In fact, all the resolution woul accomplish is a violation of California law; that and a major buzz-kill to Jay's Paradise, the ... More >>