This past weekend marked twenty glorious years since generational icons "Beavis and Butthead" first premiered on television screens. MTV unleashed the generation X weinerheads to an unsuspecting public in 1993, teaching a whole new audience about satire, riffing and proper means of "TP" acquisition ... More >>
ABC News has issued a "statement" regarding a 20/20 segment on a Real Housewives of Orange County cast member that sure reads like a retraction or, at the very least, a strong correction.The June 29 broadcast of the news magazine included an explosive interview with Nicolette Catanzarite, the ex-gir ... More >>
Is a Little Saigon website owner a master code breaker guilty of stealing access to valuable commercial satellite TV broadcasts? That's the question in this week's Moxley Confidential.Dish Network is suing Westminster's Tan Minh Nguyen in federal court in Orange County and seeking hundreds of thousa ... More >>
It's hard to believe that just four months ago we were writing about MC Bat Commander getting in front of the camera with the rest of his bandmates for the first episode of The Aquabats! Super Show! Today, fans of the The Aquabats will get one last chance this season to what OC's favorite super ... More >>
FoxBehold! The Simpsons' 500th episode is upon us! The show, titled "At Long Last Leave," entails the Simpson family being evicted from Springfield. When Marge and Homer try to sneak back into town, they're shunned by former neighbors and friends. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stars as himself ... More >>
Heather Dubrow, who as actress Heather Paige Kent on the 2000-2002 CBS drama That's Life got the new last name by marrying famed Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow, will join The Real Housewives of Orange County cast next season, according to a published report.Reality television runs ... More >>
Every media outlet had their own way of commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Some, like the news stations devoted all their coverage to it; others, like those airing NFL games, did it through specials or the use of ribbons by on-air hosts. Others made logical mentions when necessary--on Si ... More >>
MTV is officially old -- the company turns 30 (ew) on Monday. For the anniversary of first (and most popular) music television channel in the U.S., we're counting down the Top Five MTV reality shows after the jump.
After a five-year hiatus, the perennially goofy Orange County ska-punk band the Aquabats will be releasing a new album. Unless you've been living under a rock in the interim, you know lead singer MC Bat Commander (aka Christian Jacobs) has been busy creating, writing and directing the hugely succ ... More >>
Michael Vulpo poses an interesting questions on Neon Tommy (the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism news site):Are there too many Real Housewives?That is, has Bravo's Real Housewives franchise that was born in March 2006 with the premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County ... More >>
Sesame StreetSesame Street wants your kids to be cool. And not by learning the alphabet, easy addition or "good government bullshit" (sorry, it's the 20th anniversary of the release of GoodFellas).No, they're doing it through pop music.This week, The Street (I hear that's what the cool toddlers a ... More >>
Guns don't kill people, only you can prevent forest fires and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County causes crime to spike in Laguna Beach: the real Orange County city. The latter bit is wisdom comes from two Occidental College professors who crunched the crime data and now say rapes ... More >>
bravotv.com"Top Chef: The Tour," a 21-city tour -- which trots out recent and past chef'testants from town-to-town crammed inside the trailer of a semi truck like animals in a traveling circus (actually, I'm sure they'll be put up in posh hotels and stuff...but wouldn't it be funny?) -- will stop ... More >>
Florida rockers Against Me!, one of my faves, dub upcoming album White Crosses. I'm pretty sure the cover art, via front man Tom Gabel's blog, is a joke.The KyleGreen Day goes Broadway with American Idiot, which makes the band officially about as "punk" as Sesame Street. That's OK. I like Green Day ... More >>
Fox Sports NetMark Gubicza and Rory Markas (right) open a broadcast.When play-by-play man Rory Markas started broadcasting Angels games in 1994, he could not end his call with "Just another Halo victory!" as often as he would in the 2000s, when Anaheim became a perennial playoff contender.Now, fa ... More >>
Hot off the announcement that Top Chef Masters is going to be getting a second season, Bravo is developing ANOTHER spin-off. What is it? Take the original Top Chef recipe, add a pinch of Ace of Cakes, maybe a few telegenic hotties that look like Jennifer Aniston and BAM! (with apologies to Eme ... More >>
Too much reality for Orange County law enforcement (clockwise from top left): Ryan Alexander Jenkins, Josh Waring, Renzo Gamboa, Dennis Rodman, Jason Wahler and Matt Keough.
UPDATED TO REFLECT MURDER CHARGE, CRIMINAL BATTERY COMPLAINT AGAINST JENKINS.
If anyone in Orange County with a Hisp ... More >>
Before The Food Network came along , there was Martin Yan, Jacques Pepin, Tommy Tang, Jeff Smith (a.k.a. The Frugal Gourmet) and of course, Julia Child.
As a kid, I watched their shows every Saturday morning on PBS's KCET 28 when other kids watched cartoons. I'd stare with rapt amuseme ... 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 >>
As reported here (Rock Stars My Destination by Chris Ziegler) Costa Mesa's true Supernova started up the litigation machine to win their rightful name back from the come-lately Supernova put together for the CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova. And today they won. Press release says:
Under the te ... More >>