Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, which was established in 1996, has come a long way in a relatively short time, being mentioned in Hollywood and academic circles alongside your NYUs, UCLAs and USCs.Part of that speedy rise is due to out-of-the-box-office thinking, such as e ... More >>
There's nothing remarkable about the grave of Hollywood comedy writer Clyde Bruckman, who was buried in Santa Ana's Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary. Far from the ornate angel statues and historic Civil War monuments in the adjacent county-run cemetery, Bruckman's plot is marked by a flat, faded ... More >>
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Yesterday, we at the Weekly highlighted which hip-hop artists we thought would make for the most absurd adult film stars. But in an example of real life being much, much stranger than fiction, the list of rap artists who've actually tried their hand at pornography is even more startling. While many ... More >>
Careers in music, especially today, are among the rockiest paths of employment one could venture into. That said, it's understandable certain artists would want to make a little extra on the side or have a safety net if music stops paying the bills. But when rap artist Mystikal recently boasted that ... More >>
An 26-year-old actor-model who goes by "Ash" is due in federal court today for allegedly making an "Ass" of himself on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to John Wayne Airport.Arash Durrani is accused of pacing up and down the aisles for about the first 45 minutes of United Flight 473 on Tuesday, ... More >>
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A Hollywood actor who attended UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton will play the role of a murdered adult film actor in an upcoming true crime episode of "Fatal Encounters" on Investigation Discovery channel.William Ngo--who is of Chinese, French and Vietnamese descent--guest stars in the show's secon ... More >>
FoxBehold! The Simpsons' 500th episode is upon us! The show, titled "At Long Last Leave," entails the Simpson family being evicted from Springfield. When Marge and Homer try to sneak back into town, they're shunned by former neighbors and friends. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stars as himself ... More >>
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Us, too, Tobias. Us, too.We've been tracking its progress for a while, but the best television series ever to be based in Orange County--and really, best television series ever?--at long last is (seemingly) really going to be made into a film after all. And, on top of it all, Arrested Development ... More >>
DC Comics/Don Kramer and Michael BabinskiSometimes it's hard to be a Wonder Woman.You're a positive female role model, you starred in your own TV show, and you've saved the world at least a dozen times. But the minute you change your "signature look," every hypocritical jerk who said you looked l ... More >>
After generating about $15.5 million at the box office in its opening weekend, The Fourth Kind starring Milla Jovovich only took in a disappointing $4.6 million in its second, this past weekend. Adding insult to insult, Universal has been stung with criticism for fabricating news ... More >>
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