It is safe to say that Dennis Miller is a man of many rants. He poked fun at the news with Weekend Update on SNL, won five Emmy awards with Dennis Miller Live on HBO, has written a slew of awesome rant related books, and not to mention, bitching, grinding his teeth at current events, making us laugh ... More >>
Santa Ana gets a closeup in tonight's HBO documentary The Weight of the Nation.Not that Santa Ana's chamber of commerce is trumpeting the appearance. The documentary is about the obesity epidemic in the United States.
As expected, Dana Rohrabacher--Orange County's senior career politician--embarrassed the county during a Jan. 27 appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and then got into a Twitter fight with a viewer who called him "a pathetic old queen.""I'm happy, not gay," Rohrabacher felt the need to d ... More >>
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This isn't local, but it is amazing: Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelly--also known as the "West Memphis 3" from the Paradise Lost documentaries--were set free today after 18 years in prison in Arkansas.Filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were in the Jonseboro, Ark., courtr ... More >>
Hollywood Bowl Opening Night with Harry Connick, Jr., and Gloria EstefanJune 17, 2011Hollywood BowlThe Hollywood Bowl opened its 90th season Friday night with its Hall of Fame concert featuring the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Youth Orchestra LA, Cirque du Soilel performers and sets by HOF inductees ... More >>
Actor Wendell Pierce will be starring as B.B. King--the "King of Blues"--in an upcoming film, B.B. King and I. It's based on an encounter that aspiring drummer Michael Zanetis had with B.B. King at the back stage of Huntington Beach venue Golden Bear, after which he became lifelong friends with t ... More >>
As everyone knows by now, rapper Common has been the target of various right wingers, including Tucker Carlson's The Daily Caller, Fox Nation, and, of course, Sarah Palin after accepting an invitation to be part of the White House's "Poetry Night" this week. As we talked about earlier this ... More >>
Speaking of Mos Def, he's joining the Showtime show Dexter (about a serial killer who only kills bad people) for its sixth season, says Billboard.
Run-D.M.C.We decided to make a new super-cool mixtape for all our loyal readers to enjoy this week. We caught the Reagan documentary on HBO over the long weekend, and it inspired us to reach back to the era of skinny ties, geometric hairdos and personal and musical excess for a set of kickass tun ... More >>
Finally, there's solace in the fact that nobody calls you. Cox is the first U.S. cable company to enter the wireless arena, offering what they call "Unbelievably Fair" mobile phone plans that give you cash back--up to $20 a month--for minutes you don't use. The venture begins today in t ... More >>
Long Beach Comic Con, to be held this Halloween weekend, already has the costume party down--but the fact that there are a ton of exclusives launching this weekend makes it the best place to be to scare and be scared.1. The Walking DeadAMC will launch the TV series The Walking Dead  ... More >>
As reported earlier, Trent Reznor is adapting the Nine Inch Nails concept album Year Zero as a science fiction television show for HBO and BBC.Released in 2007, Year Zero was created by Trent and Co. as a rallying cry against both the Bush administration and the overall fucked-up state of the wor ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyAccording to the LA Times, Trent Reznor is working with HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions to develop "Year Zero," a sci-fi epic that NIN fans know well through Reznor's music and an Alternate Reality Game (ARG). He told the Times: "We are in [the development phase of] pre ... More >>
Courtesy of HBOWouldn't it be something if substantial help for Orange County "motel kids" and adult foster children comes not from local churches, Loretta Sanchez or the social-program slashing Orange County Board of Supervisors but a Los Angeles charity, Jermaine Jackson and the daughter of Nan ... More >>
Katy Perry fires the first volley of Boob War in this screen shot from her "California Gurls" videoIn the past week, Katy Perry has claimed the summer as hers. Not with the inexplicable success of her single "California Gurls," nor her inexplicable romance with the inexplicably charming Russell ... More >>
David Simon's new HBO series, 'Treme,' uses fiction to honor that city's surreal, heartbreaking fact
(photo by Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly)New Issa rule: Don't watch HBO comedian"Don't watch Bill Maher!"--Wealthy GOP Southern California Congressman Darrell Issa at this month's California Republican Assembly state convention held at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. Issa also declared himsel ... More >>
Courtesy of HBOWe're kind of embarrassed to admit this buuuuut four of us here in the office have pitched in four bucks each and have this Tru Blood soda pack pre-ordered from HBO's merch shop. The site says the drink is "meticulously crafted, an exact replica of the bottle design seen on True Bl ... More >>
So, apparently everyone else already knew this a year ago, but apparently Alex's Bar in Long Beach is used as the location for "Fangtasia," the vampire bar on HBO drama True Blood, currently in its second season.I just learned this yesterday through a post on The District's site. I posted about i ... More >>
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For those of you who don't have HBO, this is what you're missing. Flight Of The Conchords:
It's true! According to Dan Chmielewski over at theliberaloc.com blog, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim), is scheduled to appear as a guest on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday at 11 p.m. on HBO. Chmielewski wonders how many "pet the cat" jokes humorist Maher will utter. Perhaps not many ... More >>
OnDVD: Revenge of the Nerds: Panty Raid Edition and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan<
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It probably violates one of the high ethical standards of blogging, and for that this tick-tocking time waster apologizes, both for our ignorance and our uncouthiticity, but we'd like at this time to communicate with one individual, if you'd pardon our intrusion: Hey, there, Newport Beach actor Shau ... More >>
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