Laguna Beach (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Blackstar Canyon Brings Horrors of Black Star Canyon to Big Screen and Printed Pages

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Scrubbing In is the Latest MTV Reality Show Set in Orange County. God Help Us All.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    MTV Goes Back to Laguna Beach and Site Goes Back to Round Up Original Cast Members

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Laguna Beach Homeless Shelter Residency Rule To Get Greater Federal Court Scrutiny

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Tasha Tells All...On Why South County Princesses Should Leave Their Bubble

    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 >>

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    Is John Eastman Hiding Homo-Haters?

    Former presidential candidate Fred Karger wants the former Chapman University law professor to reveal who's donating money to his fight against gay marriage

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Talan Torriero of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County Popped for Real DUI

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Happy Birthday MTV: Top Five MTV Reality Shows

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Former Laguna Beach Star Opens Casey's Cupcakes in Laguna Beach, Competes on Food Network's Cupcake Wars

    Casey's Cupcakes​About 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Chase Johnson of MTV's Laguna Beach Has His Suit Tossed Over $43,000 Bar Tab

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Two Major Players From The O.C. Reunite

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Three Signs of OC in Japan

    ​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...

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Reality TV Brings Crime to the Real OC, Says Study; But so Do Our Reality TV Criminals

    ​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 >>

  • Culture

    July 15, 2010

    The Hills Have Eye-Lifts

    The reality-TV show has become increasingly contrived, all but abandoning the notion of being 'unwritten'

  • Culture

    July 15, 2010

    The Last of 'The Hills'

    Remembering what Spencer said to Brody about Lauren and all that crazy drama

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Prepare For The Untold Disasters In South County's Future

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    OC Reality TV Produces (At Least) 6 Who've Drawn Police Calls [UPDATED]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    We've Got a Price on Villa Rockledge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    We're All Just Props for Laguna Beach Reality Shows

    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's Michael Martin reveals in Life's a Surreality Show in Laguna Beach, MTV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    The Real Drug Bust of "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Looking Back at 2008: The Celeb-Reality Edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Sex on the Beach ... With Mom and Dad?

    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 >>

  • Culture

    May 1, 2008
  • News

    February 7, 2008

    A Bluer Shade of Orange

    The raw vote totals in OC tell the real—and really amazing—story of Super Tuesday

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    MTV says it puts Newport High males "in the hole"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: MTV films Newport Harbor High!

    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 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Monday's Headlines

    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 interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises

    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 mea ... More >>

  • Features

    June 7, 2007

    Eternal Sunshine

    Director William A. Kirkley rediscovers the dark side of OC’s Summer of Love

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Wednesday's Haul

    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 >>

  • Food

    May 17, 2007

    Sapphire Shines

    This eclectic Laguna Beach eatery is a real gem

  • Film

    April 19, 2007

    More Festival Reviews . . .

    What's playing at the Newport Beach Film Fest

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    FOX seeks OC bar confessions!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006

    Unreal City: Laguna Beach

    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 >>

  • Columns

    August 31, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Aug. 23 - Aug. 29

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    Their Casa is Casa Hogar

    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 8, 2006


    Fashion Co-Op OC

  • Film

    April 13, 2006

    New Reviews

    Mountain Patrol: Kekexili; Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont; La Mujer de mi Hermano; Preaching to the Choir; Scary Movie 4, The Wild

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    No Nude Naked Adult Lindsay Lohan

    An early night at the Playboy Mansion

  • Columns

    September 22, 2005
  • Columns

    August 25, 2005
  • News

    August 18, 2005

    Its a Wonderful Life

    How Howard Hills learned the true meaning of integrity

  • Web

    August 4, 2005
  • Features

    October 28, 2004
  • Culture

    October 7, 2004

    Pretty Vacant

    MTV goes from polluting to numbing minds with Laguna Beach

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Laguna Beach: 911

    Cop log confirms it takes a village of idiots

  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    We Can Multitask

    Yucef Merhis light-speed world

  • Columns

    January 4, 2001
  • Columns

    December 16, 1999
  • Food

    March 18, 1999

    Famous Food, Part 2

    Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!

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