Oh, hell yes! Cleve Jones, the legendary LGBT activist is coming to speak at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Student Union tonight. Sometimes, Orange County, sometimes we're not sleeping under the rock of social unawareness! The location is even sort of a tip of the hat to his mentor, Harvey Milk, who d ... More >>
When a film is made, part of the main process of getting the soundtrack together is finding the right musician's to play for the album. Sometimes it's a single song or it is an entire soundtrack. These top five albums made for a movie by handpicked musicians have been, for the most part, nominated ... More >>
For those of you not in the know, this past weekend up at the Commons in Calabasas, teen idol Justin Bieber allegedly punched a photographer. Yes, that's right, you read correctly. The Biebs, that little squeaky-clean fella who once caused a riot at Roosevelt Field in Long Island because he didn't s ... More >>
Valerie Plame, whose career as an undercover for the CIA ended when the Bush White House blew her cover in 2003, comes to the UC Irvine School of Law Feb. 17 to give a free talk about her experiences.Now going by Valerie Elise Plame Wilson, to reflect her marriage to former Ambassador Joseph C. W ... More >>
When longtime diners find out about Bruno's CNN story, they ask him, "Why didn't you tell us?" He would never solicit donations, but is appreciative of kind gestures. Over the weekend, a bride requested that all her guests not purchase wedding gifts, but instead bring pasta to the reception. A to ... More >>
Jeffrey Ross is best known as a shit talker. A master roaster, if you will. Rather, "The Roastmaster General." With a hilarious book under his belt, "I Only Roast the Ones I Love: Busting Balls Without Burning Bridges," Jeff is all that and then some. With upcoming projects like a movie starr ... More >>
James and Paul Van Doren left their native Massachusetts in 1964 to run a Garden Grove factory. A year later, they formed their own Van Doren Rubber Co. and in 1966 opened their first deck shoe store in Anaheim. They changed the company name to what skateboarders in the '70s called their sticky-s ... More >>
Funk pioneer Sly Stone announced in the New York Post this week that he's homeless. Fans are lamenting Stone's predicament, but we see it as karmic retribution for the annoying omnipresence of his music (those who have heard "Everyday People" 90 times during a morning commute can relate).
The waves and weather were perfect yesterday for the second round of the men's surf competition at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. The conditions were so perfect that Jeff Spicoli of Ridgemont High was on hand to soak up some of those tasty waves himself.Spicoli, more recently known as ... More >>
OC Weekly won three awards at the Los Angeles Press Club's 52nd annual SoCal Journalism Awards Sunday night at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.Competing for the first time in the large newspapers division (not because our circulation increased that much but because everyone else's has shrunk), ... More >>
Wikipedia.orgHarvey MilkThe life of Harvey Milk may have inspired several Bay Area politicians, millions of Americans and the Oscar-winning performance by actor Sean Penn, but a day dedicated to the life of the first openly gay man elected to public office in California is too much for the Orange ... More >>
Courtesy of Jerry Brown 2010Buddy comedy stars Sean Penn and Jerry Brown.With the Golden State crumbling around the feet of the Democratic Party and an ineffective, GOP-loathed Republican governor, billionaires Meg Whitman (of CEO of eBay fame) and Steve Poizner (of state insurance commissioner and ... More >>
This past Tuesday night at the Edwards South Coast Village in Santa Ana, and an Orange County Film Society-sponsored advance screening of the new Gus Van Zant-directed, Sean Penn-starring Harvey Milk biopic, simply titled Milk.
Go ahead and Google the name if you must -- it's not like Harvey's st ... More >>