Planet Hollywood International Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Partying in Vegas With Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend

    While the masses flocked to Indio to scorch themselves at Coachella this weekend, I decided to die of heat exhaustion in another desert--Las Vegas. You see, all those festival bands have to kill time between weekends somehow, and what better way to skip up to Sin City for a show? It works out well f ... More >>

  • Food

    January 17, 2013

    Earl of Sandwich Is Hardly Upper Crust

    Downtown Disney is the latest conquest by the growing chain

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Landry's, New Owners of Claim Jumper, Now Also Own Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

    Flickr user prayitno​I never liked Forrest Gump, and thought that its spin-off restaurant, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., would go the way of Planet Hollywood, the Superman SNES game, and other horrid synergy attempts. I think most people thought like me on that issue, and boy, were we wrong. The Bubb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Carl's Jr. Opens in Indonesia; Something Indonesian Opens Here

    Image from Google Maps Gustavo told me recently he heard news that Carl's Jr. opened its first franchise in Indonesia this month. And then on the same day, in a sort of bizarre cosmic coincidence, I got word a new Indonesian grocery store opened in Fullerton. In a bit of food quid pro quo, OC ... More >>

  • Film

    August 12, 2010

    Sly and the Family Stallone

    Action all-stars cast get nostalgic for their legacy of brutality in 'The Expendables'

  • Culture

    June 24, 2010

    We'll Always Have 'Paris By Night'

    At least on DVD. But thanks to all the pirated discs, the iconic, over-the-top Vietnamese-language variety show might be facing its final curtain

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    So Where Did Buca di Beppo's Spaghetti Go, Anyway?

    Dave Lieberman​Edwin blogged earlier today about Buca di Beppo in Garden Grove attempting to make the world's largest bowl of pasta (the previous contender weighed in at 9,797 pounds). We called for more details and spoke to Mike Vallone, the on-site PR guy from BRAINtrust Marketing and Communicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Buca di Beppo's Great Bolognese Bailout

    The chain of Italian eateries is giving a 20 per cent discount to California state employees and their guests at all CA locations through October 31 (employee ID and a photo ID are required). In Orange County, that's Brea, Huntington Beach, Irvine and Garden Grove.California has been singled out bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Stallone Buys Buca di Beppo...Whaaaa?

    This just in.  FOX News reports that Sylvester Stallone, along with Danny DeVito and other Planet Hollywood investors have bought Buca di Beppo. I haven't the words.

  • Features

    August 2, 2007


    Santa Ana teenager Ronny Rios has fought his way into contention for the U.S. Olympic boxing team. He didnt do it alone

  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    New Reviews

    We recommend: Knocked Up, Once, Paprika, PierrepointThe Last Hangman

  • Food

    July 20, 2006

    You Never Know What You're Going to Get

    Forrest Gump sucked, but damn it if the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant aint good

  • News

    June 3, 2004


    The Labs creator discovers theres no I in Irvine

  • Columns

    July 29, 1999

    Everythings Fine

    At Tinseltown Studios, the show goes on?

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Slick Injustice

    Prosecutors turn South County rockers into gangbangers

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Live Like a God!

    How Supervisor Bill Steiner used a phantom political campaign to fund his lavish lifestyle

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Knock 'Em Down

    Our 15 favorite places OC developers have missed