The greatest thing about last Thursday's Newport Beach Film Festival issue was that I freely said with pride that I was on the cover, the idea being people assumed that was a reference to the rock-hard abbed fellow holding the giant film reels, not the "By Matt Coker" type on the lower right.Those w ... More >>
De-cem-ber thir-teenth, much more bayyyyyounce, Ice Cube's coming with a half-ounce. (Or not, potentially. Just wanted to be lyrical.) Sure, Ice Cube may not be as "cool" as he once was, what with his starring in a slew of mediocre-at-best family films like The Longshots (directed by Fred Durst!) ... More >>
I feel like I should make something clear: I don't hate Taylor Hicks. I don't know how that rumor got started. I was probably more of a Katharine McPhee fan that season of American Idol, sure, but I thought it was actually kind of cool, at least from a novelty standpoint, when he won.And sure, I mad ... More >>
As music editor, I'm trained to be on the lookout for HOT SCOOPS wherever they may be. Like a couple days ago when I was at the Wal-Mart at the Village at Orange, and made this enticing discovery: that American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks will be signing CDs at that store this Thursday, May ... More >>
Jon Mayer Trio, 8 p.m.Sorry, it isn't that John Mayer. But this one sure rocks the house!Steamers Jazz Club, 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA; 714-871-8800Best Happy Hour in the World, 11 a.m.See if the drink specials and half-off price on selected appetizers can help this event live up to i ... More >>
Over at her Deadline Hollywood Daily column, Nikki Finke charts all the controversies swirling around American Idol contestant Tom Lowe.
Her piece begins:
American Idol 6 would be nothing without its controversy. The latest: 28-year-old ex-British boy-band'er Tom Lowe is the target of not just one ... More >>