Black Star Canyon is getting ready for its Hollywood closeup. The spooky spot known for mysterious pentagrams, dumped bodies and all sorts of things that go bump in the black night seems made for a horror flick, which is what OC-based independent filmmaker Greg Beville figured for his project Black ... More >>
MTV, which started the "reality" series affliction that still infects Orange County with the debut of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County on Sept. 28, 2004, has a new "reality" series based locally coming soon. But Scrubbing In does not follow privileged coastal teens chasing tail and spin-offs. I ... More >>
As part of the "RetroMTV Brunch," which is shown weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, the Music Television Network that no longer presents music videos is re-airing the first two seasons of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. And that so excites one site that it caught up with the original cast members ... More >>
A federal judge in Orange County ruled this month that a homeless man in Laguna Beach who complained about alleged police harassment and city-sponsored discrimination has lost all of his claims except for one: Have city officials imposed an unconstitutional residency requirement to sleep at a local ... More >>
Every Monday, adult superstar/OC girl Tasha Reign gives us her thought on life, sex, politics, and everything else in-between. Today, Tasha weighs in on the South County bubble that formed her, that she loves--but that she urges all South County princesses like her to leave. Enjoy!Of South C ... More >>
Former presidential candidate Fred Karger wants the former Chapman University law professor to reveal who's donating money to his fight against gay marriage
It turns out that big, countywide Labor Day weekend anti-DUI crackdown netted a celebrity.If by celebrity you mean former Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County "reality" show "star" Talan Torriero.
MTV is officially old -- the company turns 30 (ew) on Monday. For the anniversary of first (and most popular) music television channel in the U.S., we're counting down the Top Five MTV reality shows after the jump.
Casey's CupcakesAbout a year after unveiling the Barbie-doll-esque Casey's Cupcakes at Mission Inn in Riverside, Casey Reinhardt is opening a second outpost of the confection boutique in Laguna Beach on Valentine's Day. The cozy, 931-square-foot spot takes design inspiration from "a classic Pari ... More >>
A judge tossed out a lawsuit brought by Chase Johnson, a former Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County cast member who claimed he should not have to pay the $43,000 bar tab he racked up at a Hollywood nightclub because the establishment knew he was only 20 at the time.The club, My House, last mont ... More >>
Remember way back before The Real Housewives of Orange County and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, when The O.C. was the only fictional television series about life in Orange County? Two major creative forces from the Fox nighttime soaper are reuniting for a new TV show.
OC Weekly sent this reporter to Japan for two weeks to study karaoke. Or, this reporter took a vacation. Not saying either way. Regardless, even in the land of the rising sun and the plentiful vending machine, Orange County wasn't ever far from mind. Three examples follow...
Guns don't kill people, only you can prevent forest fires and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County causes crime to spike in Laguna Beach: the real Orange County city. The latter bit is wisdom comes from two Occidental College professors who crunched the crime data and now say rapes ... More >>
The reality-TV show has become increasingly contrived, all but abandoning the notion of being 'unwritten'
Remembering what Spencer said to Brody about Lauren and all that crazy drama
The St. Regis adopts policy banning bailed-out banker parties: Are you ready for this South County disaster?Do your best to imagine the following:The year is 2010. I Love Bagels has run out of shmear. Golden Spoon only offers gummy bears as topping. Lauren Conrad L.A. Candy has fallen off of the ... More >>
Too much reality for Orange County law enforcement (clockwise from top left): Ryan Alexander Jenkins, Josh Waring, Renzo Gamboa, Dennis Rodman, Jason Wahler and Matt Keough. UPDATED TO REFLECT MURDER CHARGE, CRIMINAL BATTERY COMPLAINT AGAINST JENKINS. If anyone in Orange County with a Hisp ... More >>
Turns out we were waaaay off in our guestimate as to the asking price for Villa Rockledge in Laguna Beach. Like, $26,250,000 waaaay off. Here's the price according to Unique Homes: The World of Luxury Real Estate:$26,500,000Laguna Beach, CARockledge By The Sea. Boasing 190 feet of oceanfront with se ... More >>
The REAL "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County"Stupid, stupid me. Here I thought Laguna Beach residents had to work their asses off to afford mortgages in Orange County's most idyllic beach-village community. As TheStreet.com's Michael Martin reveals in Life's a Surreality Show in Laguna Beach, MTV ... More >>
The Peruvian boyfriend of Alex Murrel, a cast member from season 2 of MTV's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, was arrested in her rented Laguna Beach house on suspicion of felony possession of cocaine with intent to sell.Murrel, 22, was questioned as a witness last week but is not expected to fa ... More >>
It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who opined that a new truth is better than an old celebrity-tinged news item, or at least he would have opined that had he lived in our celeb-obsessed times. So it is in that spirit these 15 Orange County brushes with famous folks in '08 are unveiled. 1) Newpo ... More >>
A local mom is pissed that her daughter was recently approached at Huntington Beach Pier by MTV staffers looking for teens to appear on Sex … with Mom and Dad, which has so shocked the executive director of the Downtown Business Improvement District that she plans to take the matter up with the Ci ... More >>
The raw vote totals in OC tell the realand really amazingstory of Super Tuesday
Matt Coker, our beloved ex-colleague who is now editor at the Sacramento News & Review, couldn't hide his contempt for MTV's world-(in)famous Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. I'd swear his right eye would uncontrollably twitch at the mention of it. The last season of MTV's Laguna Beach: The Re ... More >>
A patriot act: To celebrate a trip home from Bagdad to Laguna Niguel, Army Cpl. Jon Warren sipped a Corona beer, smiled and bit into a tuna sandwich. Greg Hardesty of the Reg tells us that Warren spent “a frightening eventful first nine months in combat.” He's been injured in three bomb blasts ... More >>
That's ambitious: A Long Beach city councilman hopes to "once again make our beaches a destination." Good luck cleaning up all that shit, buddy. Adios, Laguna: MTV's shipping out of Laguna Beach and pulling into Newport for the next installment of the 'Real OC.' Poached? The Register has an interes ... More >>
Best medicine you can buy?: Last November, Dr. Prem Reddy—chairman of Prime Healthcare—gave $100,000 to the Oakland charter school created by Attorney General Jerry Brown and—shazam!—three months later, last February, Reddy won AG approval of a sweet hospital deal. Brown said the 100 G's me ... More >>
Director William A. Kirkley rediscovers the dark side of OC’s Summer of Love
Who needs fiction when you have reality? Dinner Escapes: Some Huntington Beach idiot stuck a knife through a Mallard - and the duck lived to tell the tale. Return of the Deported: Four of 23 OC immigrant workers kicked out of the country earlier this year are back - and they want their money from ... More >>
This eclectic Laguna Beach eatery is a real gem
What's playing at the Newport Beach Film Fest
Southern California's reputation for shallow lives will be enhanced this summer by the Fox Reality Channel. Go Go Luckey Productions (producer of Laguna Beach on MTV) says it plans to place private "confessional booths" in several So Cal bars including the lovely Mosun in Laguna Beach, Anaheim's J.C ... More >>
If you're someone who wants to visit Laguna Beach, but is so filled with inertia that you can't be bothered to step outside your front door, there's good news-- MTV is here to help. MTV, which has already had great success in reducing Laguna Beach to nothing more than a gaggle of impressively self- ... More >>
Aug. 23 - Aug. 29
A Laguna Beach High School student--the good kind, not the kind you see on that MTV show--is reaching out to Weekly readers. Dinika Bagga is a member of her campus Interact Club (shout out from a member of Pacific High's Interact Club, 1979-82, yo!), and each year the club travels to an orphanage in ... More >>
Fashion Co-Op OC
Mountain Patrol: Kekexili; Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont; La Mujer de mi Hermano; Preaching to the Choir; Scary Movie 4, The Wild
An early night at the Playboy Mansion
How Howard Hills learned the true meaning of integrity
MTV goes from polluting to numbing minds with Laguna Beach
Cop log confirms it takes a village of idiots
Yucef Merhis light-speed world
Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!