See update on the bottom of the second page... ORIGINAL POST, MAY 16, 8:03 A.M.: An ex of mine used to love the works of Jonathan Safran Foer. She pushed me to read Everything is Illuminated, which I found too precious and twee and obviously the product of someone whose biggest problems are self-im ... More >>
Onetime SpongeBob SquarePants illustrator Todd White and a former Huntington Beach gallery owner have reportedly settled the gallerist's lawsuit and the internationally renown artist's counter-suit over her accusations he sicced ninjas on her in August 2011.The art world has been closely watching th ... More >>
April's ELLE magazine has former teen dream Jessica Simpson, 31, posing pregnant and naked on its cover. Simpson and fiance former NFL pro Eric Johnson are going to have a girl, the magazine revealed. It's another sad copy of the iconic Demi Moore cover from 1991. Moore's cover of Vanity Fair, w ... More >>
Once a year, the normal people of the world take the opportunity to dress oddly in public. But in the music industry, there's no real need for Halloween--every day and every award ceremony is the opportunity for a new (and increasingly weird) costume debut. We bet you can guess who tops the ... More >>
CORRECTION, DEC. 12, 9:50 A.M.: No, it was not a bank of dead batteries that prevented filmmaker Chris Paine and his new documentary Revenge of the Electric Car from showing up as advertised (by . . . gulp . . . me) at the Art Theatre in Long Beach Sunday. As it turns out, that event was Dec. 4. ... More >>
Paul Rudd's long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his siblings
Rolling Stone/Mark Seliger; Vanity Fair/Nick KnightAt this point, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga need to get their raging narcissistic tendencies a hotel room and let them scissor each other into submission. Neither can go 72 hours without finding an 85-mm lens and a light kit to shove their cans in front ... More >>
Maybe it's not that weird, but 2 Live Crew is still around. They're performing tonight at an industry showcase produced by The Entertainment Lab, so you must get there early to get in--space is very limited. Doors open at 9 p.m.This should be interesting; when I was 12 listening to Nasty as Th ... More >>
'Restrepo' captures military life in Afghanistan
SadekDaniel Sadek can't seem to keep himself out of the crime files lately.A couple weeks ago it was an armed invasion of the former sub-prime mortgage king's Newport Coast home.Today, the owner of an Irvine real estate appraisal firm associated with Sadek--who September's Vanity Fair ranked No. ... More >>
imdb.comDaniel Sadek and Jackie Chan at the March 2007 premiere of the Sadek-produced "Redline."The last Crime Time ended with sketchy details about Monday's armed invasion of the Newport Coast home of Daniel Sadek, the Redline movie producer-writer and former sub-prime mortgage king Septemb ... More >>
Miley Cyrus is really popular. Hit songs, hit movie, hit TV shows, she even "wrote" a "book." But not everyone is quite so enthralled with the teen pop star/country singer/actress/author/maker of somewhat questionable career decisions. Like these folks, who protested outside her show in San Jose on ... More >>
FishBowlLA.com connects the dots today between indicted Broadcom co-founder Henry Nicholas III, the Orange County Register's parent company and the "PR guy" for both of them: Sitrick & Co. does PR for Freedom Communications, Inc.Mike Sitrick is also the PR guy for Dr. Henry Nicholas III, the for ... More >>
*Updated, with new info on the bottom...We haven't posted on Orange County's own conservative talk-show windbag Hugh Hewitt in a long time, mostly because I got tired of listening both to his program and reading his blog. But a faithful reader clued us in to the latest Vanity Fair, a magazine I usua ... More >>
As Moxley noted in his column this week, the current Vanity Fair issue has a story on ex-Broadcom head and former Weekly cover boy Henry Nicholas. He notes how writer Bethany McLean gladly cites all media outlets when swiping bits from their Nicholas coverage for her story--except the Weekly. In fac ... More >>
The rumbling you hear from the direction of Yorba Linda is not the sound from Jason Bay's home run last night finally hitting the turf. It's from Richard M. Nixon spinning in his grave! The HOR-ROR!!! This is because the grounds of the beloved presidential library and birthplace that surround his ... More >>
Brazil’s kidnapping epidemic spawns its own supply-and-demand economy
Oh hell yeah! Fuckin' Sabbath! YES! Thith ith cool, huh-huh, huh-hu, DUN DUN DAH DAH DAH, DUNANUNANUNA DUN DA DA DAH! Pardon momentary lapse into Butt-head-dom, but considering that the Transformers live-action movie failed to use the obvious theme song, one can never be too sure with Hollywood. Bu ... More >>
The Burlesque of Bond brings old-fashioned sexiness to a new era
The immigrant experience meets generation gap in Mira Nairs The Namesake
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither with A Good Year
From the House of Tiki to Joe MacAsland
Ex-Baywatch hunk Jeremy Jackson is summer
Unlike Bush, starlet Mamie Van Doren went to Vietnam
Another Oscar Night has come and gone, and once again, Dana Rohrabacher has to settle for a being just another congressman from Orange County, instead of a famous screenwriter. It's not like he hasn't tried to break into showbiz. Sam Rosen of The American Prospect Online once catalogued Rohrabacher' ... More >>
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The medias unseemly love affair with Sheriff Mike Carona
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