For this list of Japanese restaurants, we intentionally left out the sushi bars, because, well, we already did that list. We also shut out the ramen joints, teppanyakis, and yakinikus because, well, we still want to do those lists. But you can certainly have ramen and sushi, even a Californi ... More >>
D23 is now just one week away and, oddly enough, I find myself getting excited. Of course, I am a Disnerd, but what I'm not a fan of is being stuffed into a room for hours on end with folks who go above and beyond being simple fans. Many D23 attendees will live Disney, much in the same way I live ... 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 >>
One of the unofficial highlights of San Diego Comic-Con is people watching. You've got your socially awkward fans who could use adult-sized Garanimals so they can dress themselves. You've got your cosplayers, your furries, your LARPers, your booth babes and your homebrew costume designers. A ... More >>
A holiday is a great excuse to run an overused concept into the ground. That's why the Fourth of July is a perfect opportunity for a Boob War Special Edition (cue percussive theme music) that takes a historical look at the pioneering woman--and their breasts--responsible for making our country g ... More >>
Two more enemy combatants have entered the fray of this summer's Boob War, which was ignited by Katy Perry's frontal assaults at the MTV Movie Awards and in her video for "California Gurls." Ms. Perry, prepare to face off against Lady Gaga and Dame Helen Mirren.
It's no surprise that Marvel launched an ongoing Black Widow series (the third issue is out this week) on the heels of the character's appearance in Iron Man 2 (played by Scarlett Johansson). What is surprising is how good it is. Marjorie Liu, a novelist with only a few comics under her belt ... More >>
Edwin GoeiI can't say I didn't see this coming, and I'm not at all surprised that it will happen here. Diamond Jamboree, the Asian-est of all Asian mini-malls in Orange County, will have what I think is Irvine's first karaoke lounge. It will be called Plush.This inevitable development comes than ... More >>
I just found out that Bill Cosby is making a hip hop CD. Which proves just one thing: Now anybody - and I mean anybody - can put out an album. If it's a good album is another matter. What is it with famous folk crossing out of their celebrity niches and into the music realm? This has been going on s ... More >>
Scarlett has Tom on her side.
Scorching-hot actor Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Ghost World, Match Point) will be releasing her debut album, Anywhere I Lay My Head (I have some suggestions), May 20 on Atco/Rhino. The disc includes one original Johansson composition and 10 interpretatio ... More >>
It was a 100 degrees out this afternoon, it took me 45 minutes to find a space and park (real helpful employees out here), 15 to locate press will call and enter then maybe another five to situate where the fuck I was. I told myself two years ago I'd never do this again and here I am again: it's hot ... More >>