An incredibly profitable Laguna Beach marijuana operation underway while Hollywood director Oliver Stone ironically filmed Savages in the heavenly coastal Orange County village has cost a man his freedom. Following a 2012 arrest, Richard Ashley Parker eventually took a plea bargain for his ... More >>
Moving cameras are nothing new to Orange County, where countless motion pictures have been shot, movie stars have frolicked and resided and, in more recent years, reality television stars have made our Plasticland "real."But though we're a short distance/long commute from being Hollywood adjacent, w ... More >>
First it was Oliver Stone smoking a joint on the cover of High Times magazine. Now it's Stone's Platoon buddy Charlie Sheen who's puffing the ganja.Except Sheen isn't smoking just any old cannabis indica or sativa, he's sampling his very own strain: Charlie Sheen OG.In an interview with Playboy maga ... More >>
There's a new editor-in-chief over at High Times magazine. Chris Simunek, author of Paradise Burning: Adventures of a HIGH TIMES Journalist, says he wants to reverse the rag's slow descent into pot porn and bring back its more ancient tradition of hard-hitting reporting on the drug war. Helping to i ... More >>
UPDATE OCT. 17, 4:45 p.m.:Brandon Ferguson Despite the fact that Irvine Police have told Occupy Orange County protesters they cannot camp in the city, the group seems determined to stay put. Several tents have been set up on the lawn located at the intersection of Alton Parkway and Harvard A ... More >>
The guy who has the job every foodie wants, Anthony Bourdain, will get a second show called The Layover. A Travel Channel press release announced that the premiere of the new, 10-episode long series will be November 21.
If you're a die-hard Doors fan, you'll obviously never see the Lizard King in your lifetime (other than in the Oliver Stone movie, that is). But you can see the next best thing--better than a cover band, Doors members Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger will be performing with Dave Brock at the OC ... More >>
HayekIt seems Hollywood can't get enough of Laguna Beach, our county's best seaside town.Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is building a cast for a crime thriller film based Don Winslow's Savages novel about two Laguna Beach marijuana growers who piss off a Mexican drug cartel. According t ... More >>
"The Road to the Oscars"--which ends Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood--includes a pit stop at the historic Lido moviehouse in Newport Beach at 7 tonight.That's where Regency Theatres and the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation host producer Robert Kline, who will run down the no ... More >>
South of the
Border, Oliver Stone's documentary about the leftist revolution in
several South American countries, wasn't exactly embraced by critics
when it hit theaters in June.
Weekly summed it up as "rose-colored agitprop."
So they finally coaxed me out of the ivory tower that is the Calendar Dept. and convinced me to blog. Okay, first thing's first. A moment of silence for Harvey Korman. Blazing Saddles is playing this Wednesday at the Regency South Coast Village. Go see it and be reminded of the man's brilliance.
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