Now, as the rest of the media is covering the Orange County Register delivery debacle that has subscribers delivering their own papers and that has the Los Angeles Times wanting over $3.5 million in unpaid bills, Reg owner Aaron Kushner has owned up to the problem and found the culprit: it's the Tim ... More >>
Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>
In our book, every laugh Doug Stanhope gives us cancels out the foul-mouthed depravity that makes this bad boy ohhh so good. You'll get your chance to be entertained by this comedic ringmaster when he steps on stage at the Irvine Improv June 10th and the Ontario Improv on June 11th and with these up ... More >>
Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
According to my Facebook feed, apparently the gays can get married. Or something like that (I didn't read any of those posts). I'm excited not only because legalizing gay marriage is the right thing to do, but because I've learned weddings are the best way to pick up chicks. So, more weddings means ... More >>
South Coast Air Quality Management District chairman William Burke isn't an OC resident, but methinks he's already on the short list for this year's Scariest People issue. He probably would've ended up on the list anyway for his board's laughable move to try and ban the fire pits in Newport Beach an ... More >>
See also:*The 20 Greatest Songs of Vicente Fernández: The Complete List*Antonio Aguilar, Ranchera Legend, Gets Giant Statue of Him Unveiled in Los Angeles; His 10 Greatest Songs!*The 10 Best Songs of Ramon Ayala, Conjunto Norteño Legend and Accordion HeroTrying to explain what música ranchera is ... More >>
Read below for the latest update . . .ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 12, 2:16 P.M: Just happened a couple of minutes ago: KCBS-TV Channel 2 took a phone call from someone who claimed to be with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, whose officers engaged Christopher Dorner in a shootout earlier this ... More >>
If two crazy kids--an ex-MMA fighter and ex-porn star--can't make it, what chance is there for the rest of us? Yes, it's tissue time as the onoffonoffonoffonoffonoffonoff relationship between UFC Hall of Fame "Bad Boy of Huntington Beach" Tito Ortiz and his Club Jenna baby mama Jenna Jameson is off. ... More >>
As with most celebrity food endorsements, I was initially skeptical of the Atlantico Reserva rum that showed up on my desk one day. Its spokesperson is Enrique Iglesias, and while I like his stuff (especially his performance on Howard Stern's show years ago where Iglesias proved his soaring voice wa ... More >>
Wow, how the saga of the Schullers of Crystal Cathedral gets...well, not sadder and sadder, because the family had millions upon millions of dollars for decades, but downright pathetic.We all know about Robert H. Schuller's mismanagement of the empire he created to the tune of having to declare bank ... More >>
See Also: *The MTV Video Music Awards' Five Most Iconic Performances *Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster? *Five Artists (Besides Lil Wayne) Who Think New York SucksWith tonight's MTV Video Music Awards as the hot topic on everybody's lips, the pop culture world is zeroed in on w ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioKleiman (at right) with some random weirdo...Evan Kleiman needs no introduction to these pages, but here's a brief one for new readers: a Southern California food icon whose Angeli Caffee was one of many iconic restaurants that brought sophisticated cuisine to the reg ... More >>
UPDATE, 6:28 P.M., JULY 23, 2011: It seems tabloid newspaper Sunday Mirror will report in tomorrow's issue that Amy Winehouse passed away after an ecstasy and alcohol binge. See the front page image after the jump.ORIGINAL POST, 9:58 A.M., JULY 23, 2011: TMZ confirms that singer Amy Winehouse, 27 ... More >>
Eater published a fun, if predictable, collection of what it calls Carl's Jr.'s Slutburger ads--you know, those ads featuring hot chicks eating burgers that made founder Carl Karcher sad in the last years of his life due to their wanton sexuality.Of course, Carl's Slutburger phase is a relatively ... More >>
The music world lost another female force today; the New York Times reports that Phoebe Snow, bluesy singer and guitarist, died Tuesday in Edison, N.J., from complications of a brain hemorrhage she had in January 2010. She was 60. Most famous for her song "Poetry Man," Snow was nominated for ... More >>
The relationship between Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz has gone up and down more often than a porn star on a sweaty mattress or a fading MMA fighter on a stinky mat.The latest evidence: Tweets between Vivid Entertainment's greatest-ever star and "the Bad Boy of Huntington Beach"--with side blasts ... More >>
WikipediaThis week's edition of Orange Curtains has nothing to do with Orange County theater. Which is why it has everything to do with Orange County theater... It will be several years before Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark AKA "steaming pile of actor crippling shit," will debut on an Orange Count ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. I've always loved talk radio. In the early '90s, I used to listen to Jim Rome's show relig ... More >>
Michelle "Bombshell" McGee and Jamie Jungers--among the dozens of alleged mistresses of Sunset Beach's Jesse James and Cypress-born Tiger Woods--would host a reality show called Celebrity Cheaters currently being shopped around Hollyweird.TMZ.com has the scoop.Celebrity Cheaters was created by Bo ... More >>
Funnyman Artie Lange was once again on another unscheduled vacation this past week from his day job at the Howard Stern Show. The comedian missed all three shows last week (the gang doesn't work Fridays and last Monday was Columbus Day) and yesterday's show, but did return today.
Maybe you noticed I didn't blog last week. Or maybe you didn't. OK, you probably didn't. Anyway, I hit the road and spent the week in Portland, Ore., a city I hope to call home one day. The trip was amazing -- tons of killer vegan food, the weather was nice and the beer flowed all day and all night. ... More >>
Some people might hear that Better Than Ezra are coming (Sept. 27 at the House of Blues, Anaheim), and say, "who cares? They haven't had a hit since the mid-'90s." Well, actually, lots of people care. Like "*~* CoUrTnEy *~*" on the band's MySpace, who commented on the above picture with, "You guys a ... More >>
No, that's new nu-metal, but new, as in not old. Anyway, Richard Christy, famed metal drummer and the dude who does all sorts of gay shit on the Howard Stern Show, has put together an all-star metal group. I'd tell you all about it, but just read this. "Metal Blade Records is proud to announ ... More >>
UPDATED WITH CORRECT LOCATION! My Name is Earl and I Love You, Man's Jaime Pressly returns home Wednesday to sign books at the South Coast Plaza Barnes & Noble Borders Books. Well, at least the North Carolina-born actress attended Costa Mesa High School while living with her classical danc ... More >>
Not the busiest of week for on-sale dates, but we've still got OK Go (in case anyone needs to score a wacky montage scene from a sitcom circa 2006), a bunch of Howard Stern Show personalities, and more.
Today, the Daily Pilot published a piece by freelance writer Steve Smith in which he takes issue with my Feb. 10 op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times (where I'm a contributing editor) criticizing its bowdlerized edits regarding stories (the passing of former Nixon Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz ... More >>
Life's a (bikini) beach for KDOC's returning late-night host
Lavender Diamond preach love and peace with beautiful simplicity
[Part one of an ongoing series of reports from the Los Angeles Film Festival] Parking spaces in Westwood are like special offers in spam emails -- if you think you’ve got a good one, it’s almost certainly too good to be true. So naturally, the super-sweet street space I pulled into at around 5: ... More >>
Jan. 10-Jan. 16
Keep It Up. You Rock. Dont Ever Change. All That Crap.
The Boondocks brings the noise
This Is AirTalk gathers the eclectic radio interviews of KPCCs Larry Mantle
Oscar host Chris Rocks Oscar blast: an appreciation
A year in Dubya-dumping by his conservative critics . . . and Howard Stern
Chris Burden is Terribly Deep, or could be
The Kids of Widney High rock harder than you
Why is cyberspace sucking the college experience into a black hole? 'It all comes down to money'
Eight Comix creators who pricked America's dark underbelly