Television Broadcasting and Production

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Meet The Amazing Race's Amazing Orange County Couple Dennis Hour and Isabelle Du

    Perhaps an indicator that an Orange County immigrant community has finally made it is when some members join the casts of network television reality shows--within weeks of one another. Previously we told you about Bri Nguyen of Westminster being part of the new Fox reality show Utopia that debuts Fr ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013

    John Henson

    Irvine Improv

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Orange County Register's Freedom Overlords Sell 8 TV Stations to Conservative Concern

    Freedom Communications, the Irvine-based media company whose flagship newspaper is the Orange County Register of Santa Ana, has completed the sale of its eight television stations to the company that famously ordered its ABC affiliates not to show an April 30, 2004, Nightline tribute to American sol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Ronald Reagan Statue is Not Enough: 5 More Ways Park Can Honor the Gipper

    ​A bronze statue of Ronald Reagan was dedicated at Bonita Canyon Sports Park in Newport Beach Sunday. (Bonita Canyon Sports Park, where have I heard that name before? Oh yes, HERE, in a post about Newps dumping its former city attorney for allegedly getting in a DUI wreck near the park.)Dana Rohra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Three Reasons the Michael Jackson Trial App Feels So Wrong

    ​So yes, there is such as thing as a Michael Jackson Doctor Trial App, a mini "media center for the iPhone and iPad and Android devices." Released by Fox Television Stations, the app includes live video of the trial proceedings, recorded local news segments, photo galleries and biographies of thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    [UPDATED with Tribune Talks Back On:] Sale Could Lead to One Company Owning All SoCal Dailies

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 16, 9:22 A.M.: Now that merger talks with MediaNews have broken down, Irvine-based owner of the Orange County Register Freedom Communications has revived negotiations with that other Southern California newspaper  publisher.No, not the Los Angeles investment company that bought ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2011


    Cerritos Center

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Owners of Los Angeles Times and Other SoCal Papers Expected to Bid on The Orange County Register

    ​Like vultures hovering over roadkill, media companies and private-equity firms are expected to pick at what remains of Irvine's Freedom Communications--parent company of The Orange County Register of Santa Ana--at auction Thursday.Among those likely placing bids will be Chicago-based Tribune, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Orange County Register Owner Freedom Communications' Papers, TV Stations for Sale

    ​Update, November 18, 5:20 p.m.: A media industry watcher suggests Freedom Communications may have a strategy behind what would seem to be a counter-intuitive move to sell the modern-day equivalent of buggy whips, daily newspapers."Might the strategy be to sell some of the properties, keep othe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    Adam Lambert

    Pacific Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez: I'll Fight Obama Spending Cuts If Necessary

    Sanchez: Not necessarily joining in Barry's party​Balancing the awkward stance that she craves fiscal responsibility from the wild-spending federal government and simultaneously demands no cuts to federal grants to Orange County, Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez announced today that she'll ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009


    Bay Theater

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Octomom Cleans Up the Floor With Kate Gosselin

    Mom fight! Mom fight!​In last Wednesday's Fox TV "special" Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage, Nadya Suleman takes potshots at Jon & Kate Plus 8's Jon-less, down-on-her-luck Kate Gosselin."It's so staged," Octomom said of tabloid pictures of Gosselin in a bikini on the beach. "She's doing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Antonio & Kate Plus 8?

    You know what can happen if you switch TV channels too quickly with your remote? Your brain mooshing together separate bits of infotainment and leaving you to believe that, say, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today he would not be running for California governor in 2010 because he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Tomorrow: Michele Rene and Bobby Bancalari

    Long Beach duo Michele Rene and Bobby Bancalari are performing at Viento y Agua tomorrow. The pair might not be a household name, but believe you me, these two can flat-out play.The twosome first graced the stage in a group called Marmalade Skies. Some of their tunes were used on the television prog ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    A Family Divided

    Seth MacFarlane

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    KOCE Asked for Your Cash While Orange County Burned

    Let's say you're KOCE-TV Channel 50 head honcho Mel Rogers, and you were presented with the ratings bonanza that was this past weekend's devastating fires in the badlands of northern Orange County. With the advent of digital television, you now have four distinct channels in your capacity. You are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    The Clip Your Church Doesn't Want You to Watch

    Movies get trailers, so why not books? The latest edition of Laguna Beach author Tim Leedom's The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read, which the Weekly previewed here, is now being pimped via video. Leedom has advantage over most other authors when it comes to this kind of promotion. His d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    Raptor Attention

    Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Parents Television Council Loves TBN, Is Full of It

    Tomorrow, those boob tube rubes known as the Parents Television Council will impart its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ (their trademark, not our lame irony) on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. "We commend the TBN Networks for upholding the positive values that families hold dear," states a PTC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Crazy-ass Reg letter o' the day!

    (Category: World-Is-Going-To-Hell) SELLING LUST, NOT HAMBURGERS "I am appalled every time I see the new Carl's Jr. ad about 'flat buns.' These ads certainly are helping to destroy our culture. The ads degrade both teachers and students. Please tell Carl's Jr. and the television channels that air th ... 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 >>

  • Film

    September 7, 2006

    B-Movies and Breasts

    OnDVD: Elvira's Movie Macabre

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Barney the Dinosaur? Meet Jan Crouch

    KOCE boss Mel Rogers is betting he can kill KOCE to save it