For at least one Friday night this month, the Yost Theater will be on par with Las Vegas' hottest nightclubs. Presented by ClubKillers.com, House of Dreamz is the brainchild of KIIS-FM DJ and Anaheim native Alex Dreamz (born Alejandro Becerra). The "Wicked Wonderland" theme--dressed by Costa Mesa se ... More >>
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen
Just four years ago, Loretta Sanchez--the veteran, Democrat congresswoman from Anaheim--repeatedly won significant national network TV attention on the arm of Hilary Clinton in the Democratic Party presidential primaries. Part of that focus happened when Sanchez continued to stridently advocate for ... More >>
'Off the Record' features music-inspired artwork that sometimes sings, sometimes is out of tune
Chaleo Yoovidhya, the man who created Red Bull, has died in his native Thailand. He was 90 or 88 or 80--sources can't seem to agree. The New York Times obit has a wonderful quote about Yoovidhya, who created antibiotics before concocting the caffeine and taurine-loaded beverage we're al ... More >>
Elizabeth Taylor was the master at keeping herself relevant through tabloid headlines, but at least she had true talent. It seems the latest generation living off publicity is wading in a very shallow talent pool: Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, any Kardashian.The muck at the bottom of that talent p ... More >>
The Brazilian new rave combo is back in SoCal looking for 'something crazy'—and Double-Doubles
[Trendzilla] The fashion icon continues to ridiculously pursue legal action against artist Nadia Plesner
After a six-hour Orange County Sheriff's SWAT standoff in front of a Laguna Hills condo where U.S. Marshals had gone to serve search warrants Wednesday afternoon, authorities discovered there was no barricaded narcotics suspect inside as believed but a whole bunch of marijuana plants.What must th ... More >>
Jim Rugg / OC WeeklyHave you played our Coachella scavenger hunt thingy?GAH! It's Coachella tomorrow!!! Are you in the desert? We are about to be!
Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Studio Disney 365With the recent announcement of the July 2009 Downtown Disney arrival of overpriced-boutique-to-the-stars (and their privileged offspring) Kitson Kids, it seems to us that Disney's starting to cater to--and cultivate--a whole new sect of Paris Hilton-obsess ... More >>
It started with Tom Colicchio hawking Diet Coke during the Superbowl. That opened the door to Padma Lakshmi doing naughty Paris Hilton-like things to a Western Bacon Cheeseburger. I admit it: I like the sandwich, and yes, I avidly follow every season of Top Chef. But this? I don't know. ... More >>
This is not a look back at disgraced Sheriff Mike Carona, the Little Sheriff, the Debs, the Little Debbie Snack, the Freeway Complex Fire, Rick Warren, Wiley Drake, any lantern-jawed preacher with the last name of Schuller, pedo-priests, the 241 toll road extension, Proposition 8, fluctuating gasol ... More >>
Jonas Brothers at The Honda Center on July 13, 2008 By Arrissia Owen Turner Better Than: Three hours at Chuck E. Cheese trying to burn through 100 tokens. If the Jonas Brothers' parents weren't constantly circling their superstar sons, we're pretty sure they could get all the second-base action f ... More >>
Today, the Daily Pilot published a piece by freelance writer Steve Smith in which he takes issue with my Feb. 10 op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times (where I'm a contributing editor) criticizing its bowdlerized edits regarding stories (the passing of former Nixon Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz ... More >>
This month's issue of Portfolio devotes its cover to the modern-day Carl's Jr.--not the quaint regional chain run by a bigot burger baron but one based in Carpinteria and operated by religious hypocrites. Say what you want about the conservativism of founder Carl Karcher, but at least the man was co ... More >>
'Which came first: the Spanish “gabacho” for the French, or the Mexican “gabacho” for the gringo?'
So I'm cruising over the 241 toll road Monday listening to the Angels-Yankees game on 710, when a Del Taco commercial drifts over the airwaves. There's some blah-blah-blah, and then the ad does exactly what the Lake Forest-based fauxMex chain's marketing department hopes it'll do: It gets my attenti ... More >>
We recommend: Brand Upon the Brain!, DOA: Dead or Alive, The Golden Door, Nancy Drew
Poor Los Angeles Times. It's getting hammered all over, from buyouts to force-outs to ever-shrinking page counts to perceived shoddy coverage of La Lindsey. Now they're getting criticized by conservative news watchers for running a positive review of my book, ¡Ask a Mexican!, without disclosin ... More >>
Tiny, undisciplined athletes race for glory
Can American Cannibal, a doc about a man-eats-man reality show, be for real?
It's painful picking up the Los Angeles Times every morning and notice it's getting lighter every week. While they're doing this, however, their Chicago pendejo overseers are spending mucho millions on how to attract more readers. Their supposed salvation: Mexicans. If so, why in God's green earth ... More >>
Jan. 17-Jan. 23
Keep It Up. You Rock. Dont Ever Change. All That Crap.
'Pot is a bad drug???'
OnDVD: Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season
Worst. Year. Ever!
July 21 - July 28
Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them
Just south of Fremont Street, Las Vegass past and future collide
Living Legends vs. a media monster
Legs in seamed stockings start a four-alarm firein my heart. Where were you thinking?
Were all just meat. If only it were that easy
Stay out of the pit
Toyer is Troubling in Many Ways
Ladies and gentlemen: Blondie!
Wheres the pee?
Devouring beers, babes and board at Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurant