British historian Simon Schama made his third visit to The Colbert Report earlier this month to plug his new book dropping April 1 and accompanying PBS program that begins airing locally tonight and are both titled The Story of the Jews. Or, if you play your Rosh Hashana Cards right, you can wait u ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexicans make their kids perform at family parties?
A Los Angeles developer and the residents of condos overlooking Newport Bay are at war over something one media source likened to an Arrested Development plot line. At issue is Rick Caruso's 216-foot private yacht Invictus, which the Newport Beach Harbor Commission approved for anchorage in Newport ... More >>
Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is the song of the summer, and helps continue the Thicke family's run of pop culture ubiquity. After all, Robin's father Alan played Kirk Cameron's father on Growing Pains, penned the theme songs for "The Facts of Life" and "What's Happening," and will get a star on Ca ... More >>
'Give us five minutes, and we'll change the world'
There was news that the U.N. suggested that insects are one way to solve world hunger problems (mmm, chapulines!). They're a good source of protein, the U.N. report says, referring to bugs as "minilivestock." Stephen Colbert, in a biting, if only satiric segment on his show last night lambasted them ... More >>
Click here to find out where you can sign a Change.org petition to bring Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand to Newport Beach!ORIGINAL POST, MAY 8, 1:30 P.M.: To promote the 15 new episodes being released soon of Arrested Development--only the best television show ever about life in Orange County, ... More >>
Arrested Development, one of the funniest television shows of all time, and the single greatest documentary EVER about this wild, crazy land of ours, is returning May 26 via Netflix. Announcement came out today and is spreading like wildfire.We here at the Weekly just blue ourselves in giddiness. Al ... More >>
This week, MTV premiered its new show "Nikki & Sara LIVE." A fun skewering of pop culture, the show continues in the tradition of razor-sharp wit and disarming charm from buddy-outings that has brought some of the most fun moment of original programming for almost the channel's entire existence. Bei ... More >>
Last night the NBC Peacock plucked one of its brightest feathers as Thursday night comedy staple "30 Rock" aired its final episode. Since 2006, the show's cycled in some of the decade's most memorable music cameos and memorable original songs. With the show's theme and most of its original scores co ... More >>
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Let's be honest: Karaoke is really only fun for the person singing. We tolerate the noise and the cringe-inducing pitchiness for the friend who occasionally drags us to whatever seedy, drunk-infested dive they've decided to perform in. However, when the singer is Homer Simpson, we'll put up wi ... More >>
With big-studio millions behind him, the 'Hotel Transylvania' director still goes it alone
Richard Lewis shouldn't be interviewed, he should be listened to. With a career that has spanned decades, his stories and experiences read like a novel. It would seem like this self-deprecating comic has no reason to be blue when it comes to his career and yet, he's been hugely successful by do ... More >>
Seth McFarlane's feature-directing debut may not go over with the over-15 crowd
Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project--think the American Revolution, only the British have been replaced by desperate brown people looking for work--makes an appearance on tonight's Comedy Central masterpiece, The Colbert Report.Can we expect an appearance by Esteban Colberto?
Elf on the Shelf, the decoration that spies on children to check if they are naughty or nice for you-know-who, has caught much attention this Christmas season, even thousands of miles away in Taiwan where Next Media Animation (NMA) creates those funky cartoon images for news organizations around ... More >>
Snoop Dogg is reported to play a dad on a multi-camera family sitcom that's being developed by Don Reo (creator of My Wife and Kids and The John Larroquette Show), according to Deadline. The project has been set up at Warner Bros TV but hasn't been pitched to the networks, so it could be a whi ... More >>
The Daily Show - Back in Black - Meat EditionTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on FacebookDear Mr. Stewart,First of all, big fan. I am one of those who believe you are indeed "The Most Trusted Man In America." If I had a few hundred bucks and vacation ... More >>
It's been a couple of months since we last paid much attention to Kevin MacDonald, the Long Beach State psychology professor who's an Irvine resident and a bigwig at the white-power, terrorist-inspired American Third Position Party. So we missed his January essay on the white-supremacist Vdare.co ... More >>
Last night, in a segment brilliantly titled "Gay Reichs," Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones examined the claims made by one Scott Lively: that the nazis were gay. It includes the invention of the excellent term "glitzkrieg."Towards the second half, Tustin military-man-turned-gay-rights-activis ... More >>
flickr user elkitBreaking the news.The campaign against a public school's "Confucius Classroom" by the Chinese-American activist who last September organized demonstrations over the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum's Mao Tse-Tung statue is about to get national media exposure--f ... More >>
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When did Showtime's Weeds, which is set in Valencia or Calabasas or Santa Clarita or Stevenson Ranch or Gorman or wherever the hell it is, spring up in Orange County? It's sure seeming very Agrestic-like based on two police incidents mere hours apart Wednesday.First, cops started going door-to ... More >>
Last night, the Daily Show provided its trademark dose of clarity regarding the case of Lt. Dan Choi, a graduate of Tustin High School and West Point. Choi's an Iraq War veteran and was working for the military as an Arabic translator -- until he announced that he's gay. The ensuing media frenzy has ... More >>
Charlie Murphy, 7 p.m.Better known to the world as Eddie Murphy's brother, Charlie Murphy became a household name after producing a series of successful skits on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show about being Eddie Murphy's brother.Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, CA; 714-482-0700 ... More >>
They have hotels in Pomona, right? You might want to invest on one for the week of April 13, where the Glass House is taking advantage of their proximity to Indio with a stellar slate of boner-shattering acts coming to the venue before Coachella kicks off that weekend.
From last night's "Colbert Report": Stephen takes on Evolver by John Legend, That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy by Toby Keith, and of course, the once-elusive, now-ubiquitous Chinese Democracy. Sure, it's just a thinly veiled plug for his Christmas special on Sunday, but it's worth it for the iTunes cover ... More >>
You can understand ABC Family, Radio Disney and the Christian Science Monitor lopping off the second half of the title to Kevin Smith's new dramatic comedy or comedic drama Zack and Miri Make a Porno. It doesn't make it any more right, but you can understand it. But for it to be done by Comedy Cent ... More >>
On the October 16 episode of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, television news anchor and Emmy nominee Stephen Colbert announced that he was "officially considering" whether or not he would announce if he was considering running for President of the United States, and would make that ... More >>
For those of you who don't have HBO, this is what you're missing. Flight Of The Conchords:
As reported in this week's Comic-Con preview by yours truly, Fox was set to showcase upcoming movie releases including Aliens Vs. Predator, Babylon A.D. and Jumper. The LA Times is reporting that the studio decided their footage "wasn't ready." JoBlo.com writes that this may be the result of a dis ... More >>
'Why do assimilated Mexicans lose their language and find Spanglish acceptable?'
A serious discussion of ethics and media, which wasnt
If you read Monday's Los Angeles "By God" Times Business section (and why would you?), you might've choked on your French Roast when you came on C3's three-quarter page advert announcing the California Bear is missing from the state flag. The gloomy gray gus informed that the Grizzly "grew tired of ... More >>
Fan turns on flat-faced weasel