Irvine Spectrum is getting yet another new restaurant. This time it's Chef Art Smith, Tal Ronnen and Jeremy Bringardner's health-food concept called LYFE Kitchen, which stands for "Love Your Food Everyday". It's planning to open at the outdoor mall in November, next to TLT Food (which is The Lime Tr ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.] Last time we talked to comedian Christina Pazsitzky, we completely agreed with her when she describe ... More >>
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Chris Manderson, the Newport Beach attorney who represents Tyler Hamilton, the disgraced cyclist and former Lance Armstrong teammate, believes Armstrong's apparent doping confession to Oprah Winfrey "brings a day of vindication" to his client and others who suffered blowback after accusing the seven ... More >>
We thought it was just us-- the satisfaction felt after explaining exactly how our entree should be prepared. It's the Sally Albright syndrome. Although we quickly learned that if you don't like the selection, order something else. Changing a chef's interpretation of a dish means you've messed with ... More >>
Hey! Kanye West, we've been reading your Tweets about your new venture, DONDA, your tool for aesthetic improvement, all night. And yes, Yeezy sounds like he's on meth...or giving pointers at a Life Coach Seminar. So what if Gawker makes fun of you for tweeting about 60 times in the past two hours ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterThis week's On The Line singles out Chef Lindsay of Nirvana Grill for guidance on running your own business. Her kitchen experience with Pascal Ohlats and zpizza help build the foundation for her inevitable culinary venture. She also discusses how Oprah inspires her. Want m ... More >>
Edwin GoeiSo proud is Chapter One: the modern local of its libations that it puts them on the same one-sheet menu with the rest of the food. In fact, they call them "Culinary Cocktails". And if you think the title is kind of presumptuous, you haven't realized that a few of the ingredients s ... More >>
Have you ever wondered why the Academy Awards are held in late February? It stems from an agreement between the Vatican and the motion picture industry that allows Hollywood, from November through February, to gorge on cleavage like bed bugs on a hemophiliac, so long as the entirety of Tinseltown ... More >>
The annual, superstar-studded women's conference that brought speakers like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, Sarah McLachlan and Suze Orman to Long Beach, along with major tourism dollars, will not be back to the city this year. It is uncerta ... More >>
Octomom: Needing help feeding her babies since 2009."Octomom" Nadya Suleman won't be a part of Oprah Winfrey's popular "My Favorite Things" episodes, where the audience is showered with free swag, but there will be something offered to her: financial advice. And maybe the chance to salvage whatev ... More >>
You know you've definitely really, really made it when practically every tweet you put out there constitutes as news: No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont tweeted today that the band has 10 brand-new songs completed for their forthcoming, unnamed album. But, wait, you thought they've been recording sinc ... More >>
BravoHere are all the news bits you need to know (or don't) as you anxiously count down the days until the new season of Real Housewives of Orange Country airs in January (or don't):Former Housewife Jeana Keough is pitching three Oprah-style, self-help focused television talk shows, telling ... More >>
It's been an open secret in the white-power community that Martin Cox--frontman for more than a few hate-core band, a guy so old-school he was around when Oprah was interviewing neo-Nazis for ratings--has suffered from so many health problems over the past couple of years that he needs financial ... More >>
Well, La Habra and the rest of Orange County, at least you are not alone. There are others around the country who believe Octomom Nadya Suleman has over-extended her 15 minutes of fame. Take the poor woman writing on The Oprah Show thread. She was all excited to get tickets for a taping for a sho ... More >>
Todd BarnesThis week, we meet the chef-owner of S Fine Dining, one of the few upscale-yet-authentic Vietnamese restaurants in Orange County. Vietnamese cuisine was informed the French occupation of that country, and many of those culinary influences thrive at this fine dining restaurant thanks to ... More >>
The current and former first lady are doing California's first lady a solid, as Michelle Obama and Laura Bush have agreed to speak during Maria Shriver's annual Women's Conference in Long Beach Oct. 24-26.Obama last appeared at what Shriver has dubbed "the Super Bowl for Women" in 2007, when she ... More >>
forteltraffic.comAnyone else get a dirty thrill from gently speeding past one of those electronic signs that tell you how fast your car is going? Break the speed limit by even one mile per hour and something cool/guilt-inducing happens, like the numbers turning red or the words SLOW DOWN appearin ... More >>
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Octomom Nadya Suleman has apparently struck a deal with her mortgage company to allow her to stave off foreclosure on her La Habra home--for at least another six months.And negotiations continue to keep her there longer.Sorry, neighbors.This report says Suleman received a six-month extension on ... More >>
Trends is dining have an amazing ability to take a long-standing food item and, through a series of twists and maybe a bit of recontextualizing, make it ubiquitous and, eventually, tiresome. Not matter how delicious a food might be, if it gets caught up in the zeitgeist, the over-saturation point is ... More >>
I met Jan Thomas of Loved Unconditionally at the spring De Portola Boutique, where we had booths across from each other. I'm sure a lot of people can relate when I share I come from a bit of a rocky family background; it was just really neat to see this wife and mom from Mission Viejo and her daught ... More >>
In "Precious," newcomer Gabourey Sidibe "carries the alternately exhausting and exhilarating narrative on her formidable shoulders."Precious, the film adaptation of poet Sapphire's best-selling novel Push, has generated buzz since its Sundance premiere, added Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry as its ... More >>
It ain't free KFC or El Pollo Loco, but it's only a $1...what the hell else do ya want?And yes, this is legit -- not one of those hoax coupons that's plagued the Internet in the past.Here is THE LINK. Print it out. Use it before November 1st, because practically free chicken doesn't l ... More >>
Being friends with your favorite bands on MySpace? Ugh, so 2005. More and more of our local bands are hitting Twitter, the currently super-hot social networking/microblogging site that's got the world all a-titter (thanks, Shaq and Ashton! And to a much lesser extent, Oprah.). Plenty of local bands ... More >>
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Cobra Starship landed at the Pomona Glass House Friday night for the closest-to-OC leg of their "Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour." Christopher Victorio caught the main act and support band Metro Station (but missed out on We The Kings and The Cab, also on tour with Cobra). The venue was ... More >>
The Quill, 17th street in Santa Ana, 4:30-ish. Loud hefty lady opining... "I didn't vote for a Democrat, I can tell you that! I don't want to see a ______ or a _______ get in!" [those blanks are not euphemisms; she simply breathed hard rather than say the obvious] "America's not ready for a woman p ... More >>
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