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 >>
Every time the strange saga of the Real Housewives of Orange County seems like its over, it only gets more annoying. Just take a look at what transpired recently in Real Housewife land after Lady Gaga foolishly decided to feature the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in her video for "G.U.Y." We won ... More >>
You may know Bill Rancic from his days on The Apprentice or maybe you know him for being an incredibly successful entrepreneur and being a bestselling author. Or quite possibly, maybe you just know him as being Giuliana's hubby (kidding...sort of). Nonetheless, you know Bill Rancic. His newest ventu ... More >>
The Richard Nixon Foundation--the partisan, pro-Dick private arm of the public-run presidential library in Yorba Linda where they run the gift shop and present such speakers as Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich and Hugh Hewitt--would never host a book signing by a writer from your favorite Orange County-ba ... More >>
Can someone be too young and too handsome? Apparently if you've been anointed the new chairman of Iron Chef Japan, you can. Kotaku is reporting that Japanese fans of the original Iron Chef are up in arms over the striking good looks and youth of the new chairman producers have chosen to preside over ... More >>
After three seasons, Alexis Bellino is leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County--and the 35-year-old mother of three is taking her "Jesus Jugs" with her!The "reality" show cast member is partly blaming the co-star who coined that nickname with helping push her back into obscurity.
Making a fourth season of Arrested Development, the side-splitting comedy more realer about Orange County than any reality show claiming to depict the real OC, is succeeding because of Netflix, according to Mr. Tobias Fünke himself, David Cross. That's not a reference to the tens of millions of vie ... More >>
Davy Jones, former lead singer of the made-for-TV band the Monkees, died today in a hospital in Florida, apparently of a heart attack. He was 66. The star of the NBC comedy series was born in Manchester, England. The Monkees, partly inspired in part by the Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night, turne ... More >>
© Bravo Did you watch last night's first episode of Top Chef Texas? Episode summaries are usually Edwin's beat, and he usually weighs in toward the end of the season after we've learned which cheftestants to root for. I'm going to take a different approach at the head-end of the season and make ... More >>
Russell and Taylor Armstrong.Sad news in the real-life world of the Real Housewives. Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead in his bedroom last night. The 47-year-old venture capitalist hanged himself, according ... More >>
When we featured Tara Simon's business, The Sticky Pig, on Food Profiling last month, she was dying to squeal an announcement."I'm working on something BIG, but I can't tell you just yet," she told us, graciously waving off our pleas for more deets--something to do with disclaimers and liability, ... More >>
Whenever Terry Bradshaw says something stupid during a Fox NFL halftime show, you might yell at the screen that he ought to have his head examined. Turns out he already has.A Newport Beach physician says he's treating the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox Sports football analyst for a brain in ... More >>
Nate Mandos/Wikimedia CommonsSo maybe that whole stint in politics didn't work out quite as well as planned. Former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger, who's used to reading lines, has decided that his next project will be a TV show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, details of the secret series ... More >>
Andy CohenAbout time! According to OK!, Bravo exec Andy Cohen confirmed that Miami has gotten the last gaggle of Real Housewives. "I really feel like we're done," he told the magazine, indicating the franchise won't be expanding with new cities. Sorry, Boise.
[Mental Notes] Are the 'Traffic Jam' band idiots or marketing geniuses? Or both?
How'd we miss this?Last week the Hollywood Reporter said that Conan O'Brien is releasing two albums prior to launching his new TBS talk show. They actually got it wrong, says our sister pub LA Weekly--Jack White's label, Third Man Records, will actually be "releasing a Conan O'Brien album a ... 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 >>
Apparently, you don't need to stand in line at an American Idol audition to have a shot at getting a music career started on television. There's another reality show that can do that for you: The Real Housewives series on Bravo has recently become the launching pad for singing cougars. Of cours ... More >>
Did you catch last night's Top Chef Masters? Finally, a worthy episode on what seemed like a season in danger of backsliding into the histrionics of regular Top Chef with the F-bombs and manufactured drama. That's not to say there wasn't some of that last night, just less.
Photo Courtesy of Eddie LinFrom left to right: Jay Rayner, Kelly Choi, Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Food), Eddie Lin, Marc Moss (Weird Food Festival), Bill Esparza (Street Gourmet LA).I know we write a lot about Eddie Lin. He--the author of Extreme Cuisine and the blog that started it all, Deep End ... More >>
This evening Conan O'Brien fans will have one last chance to catch the funny man with the towering hairdo host the Tonight Show. Sure, O'Brien will likely resurface somewhere--the safe bet is Fox--shortly, and with a 45 million exit deal, he won't exactly be standing in the unemployment line in ... More >>
Advocate.comBarney's boyOver at the Advocate.com, the jury's still out on whether Real Housewives of Orange County spawn Ryan Vieth posting a self-photo of himself on the predominantly gay (and NSFW) site Guys With iPhones is news.The jury would be the Advocate's online readers.
Adam Larkey/ABCDancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron, Times reporter Dawn C. Chmielewski and her partner Jonathan Roberts soak in applause. UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM LA TIMES VP . . . Perhaps it does not fully descend into the unethical bog like the revenue-sharing arrangement with the Stapl ... More >>
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 >>
UPDATED WITH CORRECT LOCATION! My Name is Earl and I Love You, Man's Jaime Pressly returns home Wednesday to sign books at the South Coast Plaza Barnes & Noble Borders Books. Well, at least the North Carolina-born actress attended Costa Mesa High School while living with her classical danc ... More >>
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When you interview a comedian, there are nearly always more good lines than can fit in an article. So go check out my interview with Bobcat Goldthwait first; then come back here and check out the extra stuff that didn't quite fit. Bobcat likes OC "I’ve performed behind the orange curtain a few ti ... More >>
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Apparently Bravo can't get enough of The Real Housewives of Orange County and now we're all going to suffer. The network just green lit a one-hour pilot for ousted housewife Jo De La Rosa as she searches for love and tries to become a famous singer in Los Angeles. I didn't think television coul ... More >>
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It has come to our attention that the more than slightly trippy kiddie show Yo Gabba Gabba! has Orange roots. Filmed in Long Beach and produced in our fair county by the folks who brought us The Aquabats, the show is filled with funky techno beats, '70s-inspired costumes, zany characters and meaning ... More >>
It's true! According to Dan Chmielewski over at theliberaloc.com blog, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim), is scheduled to appear as a guest on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday at 11 p.m. on HBO. Chmielewski wonders how many "pet the cat" jokes humorist Maher will utter. Perhaps not many ... More >>
Bobby Brown crawls out of the wreckage and waits for help to arrive
Mitch Hurwitz, the pride of Estancia High who created the fab but now sadly departed Arrested Development, which had been the best show set in Orange County until that reality knock-off Coto de Desperate Housewives came out, tells Entertainment Weekly that wrestling and an animated Saturday morning ... More >>
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