If everyone in showbiz was lined up one a pole--and there is no evidence they are not--one would find Tom Hanks and Jim "The Poorman" Trenton at polar opposites.And yet, on live television this morning, the Hollywood mega-star namechecked Newport Beach's most famous sad sack, who in January pulle ... More >>
It's about time a big city gets mentioned in this column--Middle America and hick towns have been hogging up the Taco Bell crimes, you know? And the stupidity of this crime is mind-boggling: doesn't the guy know Taco Bell is the new donut shop for police officers? From Trenton, New Jersey:New Jer ... More >>
"From your lips to God's ear" is how the old saying goes. A new twist would be "From Poorman's Facebook page to Life & Style Magazine."
Poorman's Facebook pageJim "Poorman" Trenton and David "Dr. Drew" Pinsky party at a KROQ bikini search in 1983.
He's been all over the radio dial. He's burned through all the local broadcast television channels. Now Poorman is headed for the infinite bandwidth of the World Wide Web.
God help us all . . .
Newport Beach, CA - January 21, 2009 - Picture Jay Leno meets Loveline meets Wayne's World with the l ... More >>
Jim "Poorman" Trenton, local "celebrity" and self-described "most fired man in show business" (see "Enter Poorman," Nov. 8, and "Exit Poorman," Jan. 3] is once again caught up in controversy after his May 16 third-annual Bikini Mile at Hollywood Park Race Track and Casino in Inglewood.
The event, w ... More >>
As predicted, on January 18th Jim "The Poorman" Trenton and his attorney Brian D. Boydston filed suit against KDOC and its parent company Ellis Communications. The suit alleges breach of contract, and demands damages "in a sum according to proof at trial, but not less that $27,646" for revenues lost ... More >>
As mentioned in today’s news section, Jim “The Poorman” Trenton and KDOC have parted ways, in a dispute over controversial advertising. The station says he refused to get more mainstream sponsors; Trenton says they didn’t give him enough time.
Trenton also says that he got told unequivocall ... More >>
It was only a month ago that we wrote about Jim "The Poorman" Trenton's triumphant return to KDOC, and at that time, the station seemed very happy to have him back.
Not for long. Poorman's Bikini Beach has been taken off the air, in what appears to be a dispute over some of his advertisers. In resp ... More >>
Just got a call from our cover boy Jim "Poorman" Trenton -- it seems the Knott's Halloween Haunt episode, referenced in the article, will be airing tonight.
During the course of the evening, he cornered me on camera, and apparently some of that footage made the final cut.
So check it out, won't yo ... More >>
After spending the other day at the Landmark, surrounded by bookstore windows advertising the latest upcoming boy-wizard bonanza, I had to wonder if I'm the only one who wants to chant "Har-ry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS! Har-ry Potter and the DEATHLY HALLOWS! " in the style of the Beastie Boys y ... More >>