An elderly Orange County man claims Metropolitan Fine Arts and Antiques in New York City used "high-pressure sales techniques" to trick him and his now deceased wife into purchasing $3 million in "nearly worthless" art and jewelry, according to a federal fraud lawsuit. Robert Plumleigh's complaint ... More >>
Kanye West and Paul McCartney are rumored to be collaborating, according to New York Post's Page Six. What's more surprising is one song's tentative title: "Piss On Your Grave." "West's wife Kim Kardashian has been heard telling friends she was a little surprised they chose such a provocative name, ... More >>
Uwe Boll's solution to the crash? Bloodshed
What percent are you? 15? 20? 30? No, this isn't a new Occupy movement or another Romney gaffe. We're talking about tipping. According to consumer experts, the norm is higher than ever. The New York Post reports that in the Big Apple, "suggested" gratuities for service industry workers can ... More >>
You may have read or heard about Barry H. Landau, who calls himself "America's presidential historian," getting arrested July 9 at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore for allegedly stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln.Did Landau visit our Nixon Presiden ... More >>
With NFL players locked out of team facilities, those preparing for the next season (should it come) have had to find alternatives.For New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, that has meant coming home to Mission Viejo--and bringing along some of his teammates.
The National Post reports that ABC is interested in orchestrating a reunion between Chris Brown and Rihanna, especially since the restraining order against Brown has been relaxed anyway. Ugh. Obviously ABC wants to milk the whole window-breaking shirtless haranguing in Times Square. And there's ... More >>
Usually when a former OC Weekling makes news, it involves an abrupt mass exit out the building or an unscheduled solo guest spot on To Catch a Predator with Chris Hansen. That's not the case with former staff writer Alison Rosen, who began freelancing pieces to the Weekly in the late 1990s before ... More >>
Vickie ChangJohn Lennon, 1940-1980.Thirty years ago today, John Lennon's life was cut short by a disturbed fan while returning to his home at the Dakota on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. As with any legend, countless tales--the bizarre, the depressing, the totally untrue--surround Lennon's mur ... More >>
True crime, minus the truths, in 'All Good Things'
Investigating Eliot Spitzer's own worst enemies
Of all the quarterbacks with Orange County roots on NFL rosters right now, the pride of Mission Viejo High School Mark Sanchez leads the pack, guiding his New York Jets to a league best record of 5-1. (Santa Margarita's Carson Palmer is next with the 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals, whose backup QB is his ... More >>
To show ustedes how out of it I am in the world of modern-day rap, the following story from the New York Post will show a company that has always been good with its hoaxes, and a rapper who's full of his overrated self:Rapper 50 Cent will cost you more than a taco. The rapper, whose real name is ... More >>
Is a "for sale" sign coming to the Orange County Register's Santa Ana complex?Not that long ago, the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times were embroiled in a bitter circulation battle that resulted in huge resources being pumped into this region, competing "hyper-local" community pa ... More >>
Our second-favorite piece of Internet effluvia (after Barbara Coe's e-mails, that is), is La Voz de Aztlán, the gay-bashing, Jew-trashing website run by Hector Carreon, a former Buena Park city employee who operates his one-man digital dung heap out of Whittier. What's funniest about Carreon is tha ... More >>
*CORRECTED!The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered premieres for a fourth season last night tonight, a cause for joy among those who find trashy pleasure in the unreal reality series. But the New York Post's David Hinkley wonders whether the show is just not funny amid these financ ... More >>
New York Post Page 6 columnist Richard Johnson reports today that retired porn star Jenna Jameson is having “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz's love child. Well, at least we think it's Tito's. Pity the fool who is the father if it is not. By the by, our image of Ortiz was shot by former W ... More >>
From its pompous East Coast perch on high, the New York Post this morning slammed Orange County's women as “brain dead.” Columnist Adam Buckman writes that Bravo channel's new “The Real Housewives of New York City” is an “obnoxious” show that “in no way represents the vast majority of ... More >>
Since the news broke the other day about the Register moving its completely ridiculous faux alt-weekly Squeeze OC to an all-online format as well as laying off several of its staffers, we couldn't help but wonder how long the OC Post, the Reggie's other lame attempt at capturing younger readers, wil ... More >>
In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar
The Orange County Register's parent company, Blackstone Group, said Red money is good money May 22 as they accepted $3 billion from its newest partner, the Chinese government, according to reports from several news agencies. Blackstone Group is a private equity firm that owns 28 daily newspapers and ... More >>
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