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    January 23, 2014

    Stunt Dog Experience

    Carpenter Performing Arts Center

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    November 21, 2013

    MythBusters: Behind the Myths Tour

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Igloo Meets Jimmy Choo on Latest Reality Show to Follow Orange County Housewives

    There's a new reality show with Orange County housewives at the center of it premiering next month, but this one will not be following a pinot grigo-soaked trail to Coto de Caza, Laguna Beach or the Balboa Bay Club. More like moose tracks to Nome, Fairbanks or Shaktoolik.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Dave Hester, Ex-Costa Mesa Thrift Store King, Wins a Round in Suit Against Storage Wars

    We've reported over these many months about former Costa Mesa thrift store king Dave "YUUUP!" Hester suffering legal setbacks in his lawsuit against the makers and presenters of A&E's Storage Wars. But like an expensive diamond ring plucked from an abandoned storage unit otherwise filled with peanu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    "El Piolin" Was Accused of Harassment Before Popular Spanish-Language Radio Show Nixed

    See the update at the end of this post about the disclosure Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo was accused of sexual harassment before Univision abruptly ended his popular morning radio show. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 23, 8 A.M.: I've been around the peripheries of radio long enough to understand that radio is a busi ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 13, 2013

    Are There English-Language Captions for Spanish-Language TV?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why would a Mexican ever call a gabacha a mexicana?

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Is KDOC's Live New Year's Eve Shit Show Already the Best YouTube Clip of 2013?

    Even though we're thankful that the whole Mayan apocalypse prediction turned out to be false, it's worth noting that not everyone escaped calamity in 2012. Judging by the viral footage from the local TV station's New Year's Eve live broadcast on Monday, it appears Channel 56 KDOC endured one of the ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    August 23, 2012

    Bert Kreischer

    Irvine Improv

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Will Take Its Final Bow On The Travel Channel Starting September 3rd

    Travel Channel announced yesterday that Anthony Bourdain's final bow on their network before he jumps ship to CNN will begin Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. The first episode of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - The Final Tour" will be preceded by a nine-hour marathon of viewer-voted past episodes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Octomon Stripping Gig Now a No-Go

    The on-again, off-again Octomom stripping gig is off again. Puns intended. Nadya Suleman reportedly won't take her top off at T's Lounge in West Palm Beach, Fla. next month, because employees at the club were talking crap about her.

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    October 20, 2011
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    April 28, 2011


    Cerritos Center

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    February 17, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain

    Cerritos Center

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2010

    Whose Fantasy Univisión Interview is Correct--the Loretta Sanchez One, or Van Tran's?

    Loretta: Cannot help herself from saying dumb things​Yesterday, supporters of State Assemblymember Van Tran sent out an email further piling on Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (whom Tran and the entirety of America's GOP is desperately trying to beat) for her idiotic ramblings on Univisión's Al Pun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Van Tran on Univisión: More Mexican than Loretta Sanchez, Can't Answer Whether He Favors Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

    ​California State Assemblymember Van Tran appeared on Univisión's Al Punto program today, the Spanish-language version of the major network's Sunday-morning blabberfests. But those who no hablar now probably know it for being the setting where Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez--the OC GOP's Moby Dick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Ryan Seacrest Leaves Children's Hospital of OC Without Anyone Trying to Kill Him

    ​American Idol, E News Daily and KISS-FM host Ryan Seacrest returned to Children's Hospital of Orange County on Monday to brighten the days of young patients, broadcast his radio show live and seek $5 donations to CHOC from listeners.The teeny broadcaster, who also visited CHOC in September 2009, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    Adam Lambert

    Pacific Amphitheatre

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    January 21, 2010

    Craft Supershow

    Anaheim Convention Center

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    December 17, 2009

    LUTZ Radio Hour

    Long Beach Playhouse

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Los Angeles: Not Grubby Enough For Adam Richman

    The Travel Channel​ We reported earlier this month that Adam Richman of Travel Channel's Man vs. Food would be doing a one-man show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles in December. That show has been cancelled due to "an unexpected change in his production schedule". The show should be rescheduled f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009


    Bay Theater

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Travel Channel Bought By Owner Of Food Network

    Photo Courtesy Travel Channel​I don't like where this is going. Scripps Network Interactive Inc., owner of the Food Network, which has slowly but noticeably descended into semi-homemade mediocrity, bought a controlling stake in the Travel Channel last week. For Anthony Bourdain's sake, I hope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Top 5 Questions for Adam Richman

    Adam Richman, the lovable foodie from the Travel Channel's Man V. Food, is coming to the House of Blues Dec. 15. If you don't know Richman, your first question probably is, "So?" But if you know all about how the Brooklyn native travels the country to enter eateries that serve ridiculous portions in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Get Your Grub On With Adam Richman!

    The Travel ChannelPass the Nexium, please.​Adam Richman, the host of the Travel Channel's Man Vs. Food, is bringing his live show, Eat Your Heart Out, to the Wiltern on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. He'll be talking about the making of Man Vs. Food, handicapping the Los Angeles food scene and there will be au ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    A Family Divided

    Seth MacFarlane

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    November 6, 2008
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    September 4, 2008
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    August 14, 2008

    Raptor Attention

    Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    Mickey Mouse: Member of Hamas?

    Disney is a notoriously litigious corporation that defends what it feels belongs to them, whether intellectual property rights or the city of Anaheim. So it'll be interesting to see what, if any, reaction, they'll do after this children's television show aired on Hamas' Palestinian television networ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    LBC on TV

    In terms of media attention, Long Beach has always languished in the shadow of the colossus of the north, L.A. And of course, it has never provided TV networks with the hours of advertising-delighting conspicuous consumption that OC has (The OC, The Real Housewives of…, Laguna Beach). But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006

    Up Yours, Tommy Lee!

    Costa Mesa-based band Supernova is taking on the Motley Crue drummer, reality TV God Mark Burnett and the CBS network over the band on Rock Star Supernova performing under just the name Supernova: Rock band seeks to stop CBS and Mark Burnett's new band from performing under the name Supernova Requ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2006

    Meet the Mexican!

    The invasion continues as Univision's Despierta América (think Today except with hotter chicks, Ann Curry notwithstanding) films a segment with The Mexican this Tuesday (mañana) at 6 p.m. on the corner of Spurgeon and Fourth streets in downtown SanTana. No punches, please--just amor!

  • Columns

    March 9, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'The Saintly Madonna and the Great Whore'

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Pet Star TV auditions were ruff, I tell ya, ruff