Show biz is my life. Or at least a big part of it lately. My talented and smart kid has introduced theater and, especially, classic American musical theater to Mom and Dad by way of his enthusiastic thespianic occupation, avocation, obsession, all of it. It's both perhaps typical of an eleven year ... More >>
This morning Mr. Bib of Orange County, CA, USA--and, for a couple of weeks Olympic Valley--pretends (probably unconvincingly) to be your national correspondent, public affairs observer, doing his best to make sense of how somebody else makes sense. The ambitious and elegantly organized sociological ... More >>
Dennis Rodman has frequently been dragged through the Orange family court, where he has been ordered and re-ordered to pay a hefty child support tab to the point of being threatened with jail.He and his ex-wife Michelle Moyer of Costa Mesa have also battled over child visitation, but talking about h ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on our Mother of the Year telling her children she made a porn video.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 11:11 A.M.: So Octomom Nadya Suleman now says that while making her self-pleasure porn video, she achieved her first-ever orgasm.The TMI and truth factors not withstand ... More >>
Random notes, observations and stuff plucked off the cutting room floor from the Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs through Thursday night.The hierarchy of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion is the main antagonist in Macky Alston's excellent documentary Love Free or Die, which is a ... More >>
Just heard from Julio Moran, executive director at the CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, that the Orange County Register has just laid off nine reporters, including Yvette Cabrera, who happens to be president of CCNMA. We'll see who the other reporters are, but none sting more--and none sh ... More >>
Back from war, a mom and wife fights the consequences
The Chance Theater's staging overcomes a lame second half to satisfy your inner freak
Lousy album cover aside, Lady Gaga's sophomore release Born This Way sold 1.1 million copies in its first week and is No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the biggest since 50 Cent's The Massacre.
Went to write this week's collection of things written about and/or from Orange County on the Interwebs, and an episode of Entertainment Tonight broke out. The following batch includes celebrities and TV characters crossing our real estate before ending with La Habra's very own tabloid queen.
Microsoft's Kinect for the the XBOX 360 can very well be this Holiday season's hot item. It shouldn't be much of a surprise either, for it has the family-friendly appeal to draw in non-gamers, and promising technology that can interest even the most seasoned gamers. Besides, if Oprah said that th ... More >>
KNBC/Channel 4 political reporter Conan Nolan is raising a very plausible notion: that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger--likely miffed over negative portrayals of the Governator by Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman--"sandbagged" both candidates.And it all went down in Long Beach, where Shriver i ... More >>
Sesame StreetSesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Competitors in Karaoke Fests Crème de la Crème tournament face a tough panel of judges
Just another happy Newport Coast familyThe poopy wrongful termination lawsuit brought by Kobe and Vanessa Bryant 's former maid has been settled out of Orange County Superior Court for $200,000--with $130,000 of that reportedly going to Maria Jimenez after her lawyers take their cut.
Photo by Christopher VictorioA desperate attempt to generate publicity about a social ill and a PETA poster.As promised, Octomom Nadya Suleman today unveiled an ironic poster from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) outside her La Habra home.In exchange for serving as the butt ... More >>
Citizen McCaw, a documentary on the journalistic war (or war on journalism) in Santa Barbara, is heading down coast to Chapman University, which counts one of this war's correspondents among its faculty.McCaw would be Santa Barbara News-Press owner Wendy McCaw, whose bizarre publishing reign came to ... More >>
Brian Sun, the Los Angles-based lawyer representing indicted ex-Orange County sheriff Mike Carona, emerged from U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford's Santa Ana courtroom this afternoon all smiles. Minutes before, Sun and federal prosecutor Ken Julian had selected a panel of 12 citizens to hear ... More >>
Seen and Heard on Super Tuesday
Shipwrecked! discovers truth the old-fashioned way: it makes it up
Oceans Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Deck the halls with boughs of Hollywood
Middle-class malaise meets inner-city despair in The Architect
Oct. 18 - Oct. 24
The Boondocks brings the noise
Special FIFA World Cup/three question edition
Tired of your miserable, dead end job? Wish you had something a little more glamorous? Well, we at The Blotter are here to help. Have you considered a job as a foreign affairs columnist for the op-ed page of the New York Times? For longer than I care to remember, Thomas Friedman has traveled the ... More >>
Jan. 4 to Jan. 10. And tired.
Little Women as feminist mantra. And musical
Brad and Angelina! Tom and Katie! Michael and Bill!
Robert Acosta joined the Army looking for a life. Thanks to an ambush in Iraq, he found it
As The Manchurian Candidate creeps back into our lives
Maile Meloys brittle Southern Californians are real, no kidding
Washingtons Antwone Fisher and Lees The 25th Hour
And the annual 2002 Puss award!
Argyros tells feds hes a billionaire
Whos afraid of the ladies who lunch?
Once upon a time, literary giants bestrode the Earth
Dennis Cleveland aint no stinkin Traviata