It's that time of year again: Hatch chile season is right around the corner. And while expat New Mexicans have always lined up for green chile to assuage their homesickness, the peppers have started to worm their way into the hearts of non-New Mexican Californians. Here is a running list of this yea ... More >>
St. Nicks across the country keep fighting for control of America's premier Santa organization
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
Two decades of the greatest cult band (and Mexicans) in Orange County history
How Jason Statham brings the Stark antihero to the screen for the first, or eighth, time
Anthony Hopkins shows the famed director's dark side
How the SoCal transplant became a best-selling author by delving into Laguna Beach's legends
A Santa Ana movie prop company has gone where no Santa Ana movie prop company has gone before.Propworx Inc. on Dyer Road recently won an auction for the Galileo shuttlecraft from the original Star Trek, according to Starfleet International, the world's largest and oldest fan club forever geeked by ... More >>
FoxBehold! The Simpsons' 500th episode is upon us! The show, titled "At Long Last Leave," entails the Simpson family being evicted from Springfield. When Marge and Homer try to sneak back into town, they're shunned by former neighbors and friends. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stars as himself ... More >>
The Washington Post compared the annual financial disclosure reports filed by every member of Congress over the past decade to various public records and discovered that nearly 50 senators and House representatives directed millions of dollars in earmarks to projects that could either enhance ... More >>
flickr user Daisy.SueWal-Mart's employees aren't nearly as happy as its logo.Employees are miffed with the company's decision to scale back health benefits for part-time employees and hike premiums for some full-time employees.As a result, a couple of Orange County groups are waging support campa ... More >>
Director Kevin Smith continues his Red State barnstorming in Long Beach tonight, presenting the Westboro Baptistesque shoot 'em up twice--and sticking around each time to take audience questions. Meanwhile, over in Newport Beach, there's a members-only screening of Santa Ana-bred filmmaker Drake ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 5, 9 A.M.: In response to our blog post yesterday on Pierce O'Donnell (shown at right) pleading guilty in federal court to making illegal contributions to presidential candidate John Edwards in 2003--to complete a deal with prosecutors that would have the LA super-lawyer in lockup fo ... More >>
Matthew Lillard plays Herman Spooner.Like Crazy, Drake Doremus' third film, was picked up by a division of Paramount Pictures at January's Sundance Film Festival for theatrical release this fall. Douchebag, Doremus' second film, was bought after the previous Sundance and had a short theatrical ru ... More >>
There's a lot of recapping to be done, but before anything else, last night--WE WON THE GRAND JURY PRIZE!!!!!!! The big one! Not only that, Felicity was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Best Actress! A prize is not given every year, unless deemed appropriate. The whole team was in disbelief. For ... More >>
Like Crazy, the little indie darling at Sundance by former Santa Anan and second-time U.S. Dramatic Competition entrant Drake Doremus, won the prestigious film festival's grand jury prize last night.Co-written by Doremus and his childhood friend Ben York Jones, a Chapman University film school gr ... More >>
Mental disability as comedy in 'Dinner for Schmucks'
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says an Irvine man pleaded guilty to a felony charge of uploading a pre-release version of The Love Guru to a website operated by a piracy group that made the Mike Myers movie widely available on the Internet.Th ... More >>
Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love sleep deprivation, huge crowds and wonderful toys
OnDVD: Sleeping Dogs Lie
David Finchers Type-A approach to filmmaking pays off in Zodiac
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 >>
Manners, shock value, traditional values and freedom of speech all collide in Fuck: A Fuckumentary
The rise and fall (and rise and fall) of Disney animation
The Passion of the Kucinich finds an audience in Long Beach
Justin Lin dares to depict young Asian Americans in a whole new way
Cruise meets Cruz in Vanilla Sky
Mulholland Drive is Lynchs best since Blue Velvet
Why is Hollywood so full of whores?
Discovering Americas filthy little (recorded) secret
15 Minutes and Company Man
Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!