What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder that might actually d ... More >>
Moving cameras are nothing new to Orange County, where countless motion pictures have been shot, movie stars have frolicked and resided and, in more recent years, reality television stars have made our Plasticland "real."But though we're a short distance/long commute from being Hollywood adjacent, w ... More >>
Wanda Jackson has been performing for nearly 60 years. But the woman who once stole Elvis Presley's heart, and was one of rock n' roll's original bad girls, recognizes a good year when one comes around. "It's been a good ride, I'll tell yah," the 74-year-old Hall of Fame-inducted rockabilly ... More >>
The US Postal Service, desperate to stop 15 years of bleeding caused by email and private competitors, announced that it will soon feature living people on stamps (the post office has long had a policy of placing only the dead on postage).
Of interest to this column, the USPS will consider fe ... More >>
Missy Elliott reveals she's had Graves' disease--an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid--since 2008. Elliott told People Magazine that the symptoms came suddenly:
"I was [driving and] trying to put my foot on the brake, but my leg was jumping. I couldn't keep the brake down and almo ... More >>
WikiMedia CommonsThese days, it seems the more annoying you are on reality TV, the more likely you are to score your own show. Syfy gave Marcel from Top Chef an entire hour of television with his Quantum Kitchen, despite being reviled by his peers and most of the viewing public. And now VH1 ... More >>
David Byrne celebrated a legal victory this week against former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who used Byrne's song Road To Nowhere in a campaign last year without permission. Along with pocketing an undisclosed sum of cash, Byrne's victory led to Crist releasing a stammering, videotaped apo ... More >>
Just when you thought it was safe to assume that Katy Perry was the unquestionable Boob War victor of 2010, two dark horses decided to strut their stuff this month on magazine covers, proving once again that a Boob War never truly ends. The time between cease fires just changes.Here is Katy's app ... 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 >>
Not too heroic nowadays, are we?Oh, Mel Gibson. Every day this week, we've been treated to snippets of your terrible temper and your sick and twisted thoughts via your ex-girlfriend's recordings of your phone conversations. Even a New York Times columnist weighed in, saying your "guttural
sounds ... 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 >>
What if you threw an all-day festival dedicated to "Weird Al" Yankovic, and "Weird Al" Yankovic was a no show? Visitors to Al Fest 2009--which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Holiday Inn in Costa Mesa--will find out. Buried far below the "attractions" listed in the pres ... More >>
She opened Saturday night's show with a scowl and a simple "I really fucking hate Sarah Palin." It may seem obvious—particularly from a bleedin' heart lib, fag hag, Christian right-hatin' (and, notably: former Sunday school teacher) comedienne like Margaret Cho. She was met with cheers of course. ... More >>
Wayne and Zac: brothers from other mothers, fo' sheezy.
Have you read Ben Westhoff's “The Efron Scandal” feature yet in this week's OC Weekly? Dozens of thousands of 'net surfers have (enough—30,000 and counting—to crash our site, temporarily). Among those readers are those who work for ver ... More >>