A wise man once said: "I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it." That man was Dave Grohl. We like to follow his philosophy, and how better to embrace 'guilty pleasures' than by purchasing handmade boy band paraphernalia on etsy?! We already did the heavy lifting a ... More >>
When I saw "Freedom fries" listed on the menu at Bagel Me! in Villa Park (our 2010 Best Bagel winner), I figured I'd stepped into a Republican time portal back to 2003, when Francophobia was at an all-time high thanks to those cheese-eaters' steadfast (and correct) position that invading Iraq was ta ... More >>
Whoever said, "It's better to be a leader than a follower" clearly never knew how amazing that Twitter would become. Really people, where else can you get news, jokes, classic one-liners, endless links to OC Weekly articles, fake deaths, and animal GIFs all in one place? And you don't even have to r ... More >>
Like other bands before them, Ume (pronounced ooh-may), took to Kickstarter in order to help fund their next album. Raising the necessary funds faster than you can say "trip to Seattle," the indie-garage band is planning a quick turn-around, with the album slated to be released in 2013. Not ones to ... More >>
With the release of their first album since 2009 and their second overall, it's safe to say that New York City's Freelance Whales are going to have a busy remainder of 2012. Currently on tour, the band will be playing at The Observatory on Wednesday night. Like most bands used to shitty east coast w ... More >>
It took a little while for teen-Disney-star-turned-pop-monolith Miley Cyrus to move to the dark side (sonically, anyway), this summer it finally happened, thanks to dubstep. On August 20, Cyrus tweeted, "Yo, check out me & Borgore's new track." Though the song has been out for three months ... More >>
See Also:*Miley Cyrus Calls Anaheim Resident a "Fucking Creep" on Twitter*Octomom Releases New Topless Album Cover for 'Sexy Party'*Christina Aguilera and YUM! Brands Team Up to Fight Hunger. Seriously?As Jerry Seinfeld might say: What's the deal with all these crazy names for musician fan bases, li ... More >>
For those of you not in the know, this past weekend up at the Commons in Calabasas, teen idol Justin Bieber allegedly punched a photographer. Yes, that's right, you read correctly. The Biebs, that little squeaky-clean fella who once caused a riot at Roosevelt Field in Long Island because he didn't s ... More >>
I never thought you could put something edible on pizza that would make me not want to eat it. I was wrong.
Bing.com, Microsoft's search engine, recently compiled its 2011 search trends for musicians and came up with some interesting results.Their list of the top ten most searched musicians is entirely made up of femme powerhouses (Who run da world?), save for the top slot, which was nabbed b ... More >>
The parody artist eschews songs on his latest venture and goes into children's literature
You know you've made it when you have a comic book version of your life, ala Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Philippine boxer (and wannabe balladeer) Manny Pacquiao's comic biography, Winning In & Out of the Ring was made in the Philippines, where Pacquiao is considered a national hero, but it's ... More >>
Grillmaker Ben Baller yesterday posted that Sean Kingston asked him to make grills for Justin Bieber. "Luckily I had my grill mold kit inside my car... I knew it was only a matter of time before I got to link with Bieber.... I have made jewels for Paris, Kim K, Tom Cruise, Drake, Michael Jackson, ... More >>
So you can now download Chris Brown's 21-song mixtape Boy in Detention (here), which not only features Swizz Beatz, Kevin McCall, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa, but also Shawty Mane, Justin Bieber's rapping alter-ego, in a song called "Ladies Love Me." Obviously you don't need me opining on the qual ... More >>
These surprise visits are getting to be a regular occurrence. First it was eating at Chick-Fil-A in Laguna Niguel. Then it was the Biebs popping into the normally 21-over La Cave to sing with Ernie Halter. Now we find out that Justin Bieber was at the House of Blues in Anaheim last Sunday to show ... More >>
Katy Perry tweeted a picture of her planking on a yacht on the Fourth of July. Except she was doing it wrong (legs and head down, hands by your side!) and subsequently got a lot of flak for it on the Interwebz. To show her how its done, we complied a list of celebrities who can plank right, and ... More >>
Google Chrome today released the Justin Bieber ad that illustrates how the browser can contribute to viral teen stardom via YouTube, GMail and more. It's not as much of a tearjerker as the one with Lady Gaga, but it's better than hhe fake Justin Bieber ad that came out this early this week. Heh. ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, Poreotics and the trans-Pacific dance heist.
Down and Delirious In Mexico City author Daniel Hernandez wrote in his Intersections blog about a recent onstage confrontation between banda queen Jenni Rivera and a fan who allegedly threw a beer at her. The singer had the suspected offender come face-to-face with her during the Puerto Vallarta ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Plus: Ikey Owens remembers Sublime's heyday.
La CaveYes it's true!!! Justin Bieber was at La Cave last night. With Selena Gomez. How did that happen, you ask? Singer/songwriter Ernie Halter was performing at the Costa Mesa spot last night. Justin Bieber had covered Halter's song "Come Home To Me" before, so he drove down to La Cave from LA ... More >>
So Mos Def is joining the cast of Dexter for its sixth season, huh? Well, I don't know about you, but I for one am very excited for it.True, I enjoy both Mos Def's work and the seasons of Dexter I've seen. (We're trying to catch up but with us not having Showtime, and with Netflix pulling the sho ... 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 >>
No act since Odd Future has gotten audiences this legitimately excited--in awe of their music as well as their stage antics and Internet popularity--in a really long time. Music journalists love them because they their songs are well-crafted, flow-driven, hook-laden hits. They're incredibly prol ... More >>
Roberto ChamorroThe Ready SetIf you're a white-dude pop artist not named Justin Bieber, you need a band name-like moniker, like Owl City (Adam Young) or Never Shout Never (Drew Ingle). Hence, The Ready Set, aka Jordan Witzigreuter. The 21-year-old from Fort Wayne, Ind. had an ubiquitous pop ra ... More >>
The OC Register finally tracked down 13-year-old Rebecca Black and got the first real interview with the viral superstar of the week. Problem is, it's long-winded (about 2,400 words), cliche-ridden and too, too nice. So we're doing everyone a favor by condensing the interview to the most impor ... More >>
Rebecca Black "Friday" Ark Music FactoryDon't give us that look--who could be better for a Beat Blvd. entry? She's totally local (from Anaheim Hills), she's got a new release, and let's face it, if everyone isn't actually talking about her, the fact that you're reading this via the Net means th ... More >>
I am not a Canadian, so I do not know what chains they inordinately idolize, so who knows how teeny-bopper Justin Bieber got to In-N-Out before departing on a flight from LAX on Valentine's Day--but order some he did.
It's true. Creator Mike Judge's animated series is returning to MTV later this year. The network announced on Wednesay that Beavis and Butt-Head will return with all-new episodes after a 14-year hiatus. Judge will provide the voices for both characters. Exciting, right?
Justin Bieber posted a picture of himself on his Twitter page yesterday with a black and blue eye. We were hoping that Kanye freaked out and beat the shit out of him, but we were also hoping someone would beat the shit out of Kanye, too.
In what sounds like something made up specifically for or by the music blogosphere, Kanye West has expressed interest in producing at least one song for the Biebs. West already released a Justin Bieber remix with Raekwon, so maybe this turn of events isn't all that shocking. However, Consequence ... More >>
myspace.comNew Year's resolutions are usually either corny or totally boring. However, it's always interesting to read resolutions from celebrities, even if they are pretty much the same corny or boring ones we no-names makes for ourselves. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the p ... More >>
Myspace.comIf you don't know who Pablo Francisco is, then you must be someone in dire need of a good laugh. If so, you deserve this holiday gift. This stand-up (and Internet) sensation is performing four nights of shows at the Irvine Improv that promise to end and start your year off smiling. Decemb ... More >>
LOLCats may be uber 2007, but where do you go when you're feeling the holiday doldrums and need to get entertained? This year, LOLCats put an emphasis on music and cats. Check out how these kittens know mewsic, as evidenced by this kitty stylist...icanhascheezburger.com
[Locals Only] Sean Robertson's conceptual solo project is about to take off
[Mental Notes] Antoine Dodson beyond the Internet, plus Justin Bieber in comic-book form
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Were you at the Justin Bieber concert last night? Because we couldn't really bring ourselves to witness it, we cobbled together a vision of the night's show via Twitter. Unfortunately, there wasn't much variety--and there were only four k ... More >>
Bluewater Comics/Michal SzyksznianTo preview tonight's concert at Honda Center, Heard Mentality reviews the bio comic Fame: Justin Bieber Unauthorized so you don't have to read it.It's a common and universally agreed-upon idea among critics that there's nothing easier--and in most cases ... More >>
If being a celebrity and having a perfume line is the true mark of success, the sad corollary is that audiences think dousing themselves in the "wet ozone" notes of Paris Hilton's product will make you fun and vacuous as well, or that wearing "Unforgivable Woman" by Puffy Combs (aka. P. Diddy/Sea ... More >>
www.huffingtonpost.com/While idly Googling Justin Bieber, you may find some gems such as the Jollibee mascot dancing to "Baby," or his action figure, or this photoshopped image of Sarah Palin and Bieber, or an unauthorized comic from Bluewater, Fame. Or you could find the first official tra ... More >>
Rebecca Aranda/OC WeeklySleigh BellsRepeater, Sundelles, Pictureplane, Sleigh Bells October 19, 2010 Detroit Bar The Hype: A couple years ago, a kindergarten teacher named Alexis Krauss went to a restaurant with her mother. Their waiter told them that he was working on a music project, and was l ... More >>
www.justinbiebermusic.comLook! Bieber already has the trucker hat!MTV's got it right; the only thing that can bring that network back to life is a TV show with Justin Bieber in it, and reviving Ashton Kutcher's Punk'd from the dead with Bieber hosting it would be an awesome coup for the network ... More >>
You know you want them--Justin Bieber figurines "in all of his signature looks." Retailing from $17.99 to $29.99, the toys come in a variety of sets; there's a set of musical dolls that will play 30-second musical clips, and a set that just has Bieber's fashion, microphone and sunglasses or head ... More >>
The Glass House
A few days ago, I had no idea who or what 2NE1 (pronounced "Twenty-One") was. Now I know they're a hugely popular Korean pop singing group consisting of a foursome of females (see video above).
Considering Sunday's 7.2 earthquake just south of California's border with Mexico, the 4.1 shaker six miles southwest of Malibu and assorted aftershocks felt up and down the state as this is banged out with fingers crossed, it's obvious God is peeved at something. Before Pat Robertston, Wiley Dra ... More >>