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Christian Brando has died

Christian Brando, the troubled son of legendary actor Marlon Brando, died from pneumonia early this morning at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. Christian Brando, an actor like his father, was known less for his movie roles and more for the trouble he found himself in. In 1990 he pled guilty to the charge of manslaughter in the death of his sister Cheyenne's boyfriend, Dag Drollet, at his father's Mulholland home. In 2001, Robert Blake accused Christian of...

Phil McGraw: Caring Family Friend, or Shameless Self-Promoter?

After Britney's standoff with police last week and the ensuing tornado of paparazzi, internet rumors, and unconfirmed accounts of the incident, there is one story that is causing a stir and its not centered around Britney, but rather, Dr. Phil McGraw, TV host. Early Saturday morning, as Britney was packing to leave Cedars Sinai, Dr. Phil paid an unexpected visit to her room on the 7th floor as he was requested to do by her...

Post Christmas Gossip Roundup

Whats even more shocking than Jamie Lynn Spears being preggers? That it may not be Casey Aldredge's baby. Thats right, reports are that the real daddy is an older man that would surely be charged ith statutoryw rape charges if revealed - Showbiz Spy Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie and her boyfriend of over three years, actor Josh Duhamel are engaged - TMZ Our favorite heiress's fortune has just been pulled out from right under her...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Helena Bonham Carter and her boyfriend, director Tim Burton, both Golden Globe nominees for Sweeney Todd welcomed their second baby together, a girl, in London this weekend - People What better way to get attention than talk smack about some Hollywood heavyweights? Rupert Everett is starting trouble by talking about how Al Pacino and Robert De Niro have turned into "tragic paradies" of the icons they once were- StarPulse Britney Spears's home away from home,...

Tuesday Gossip Roundup

Jennifer Lopez's twins will receive the royal treatment- the mommy to be was seen picking up onesies that read "Prince" and "Princess" - NY Daily News A new feud perhaps? Jessica Simpson reportedly "went nuts" after hearing that her faux BFF Eva Longoria was haning out with ex John Mayer - Page Six Paris Hilton an Oompa Loompa hero? The heiress gave comfort and protection to a dismayed and injured performer dressed as an...

Weekend Gossip Quickie

Britney Spears's new friend and advisor Sam Lufti may be charged in a Los Angeles court this week for ramming his car into a process server's Range Rover who was hired by Kevin Federline to subpeona Lufti back in August - US Weekly Jessica Simpson's reps are denying she had any work done on her lips, have they not seen the pics? - People In more celeb plastic surgery news, looks like Jennifer Aniston...

Thanksgiving Weekend Gossip

Just one day after being touted on national television as a "success story" out of the series "The Bachelor", Mary Delgado a former professional cheerleader and fiance of Season 5's Byron Velvick was arrested for domestic violence after punching him in a drunken argument - Defamer Hulk Hogan's wife, Linda Bollea, has filed for divorce from her husband Terry, aka "Hulk Hogan" this weekend - Pink is the New Blog Also Linda seems to have...

Thursday Gossip Quickie

Amy Winehouse got booed offstage during the opening of her new tour after ranting about her husband's incarceration - BBC Britney Spears runs over another photographer last night while leaving The Four Seasons - TMZ Rumer Willis has been named "Miss Golden Globe" by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - Defamer Little Zahara's family wants her back in Africa! They are claiming that Angelina Jolie's adoption paperwork is wrong - Digital Spy Dave Letterman opens...

CD Review: Eskimo Joe - Black Fingernails, Red Wine

Eskimo Joe, Australia's most exciting musical export over the past few years, released their third album this summer Black Fingernails Red Wine and its extraordinary. I had never heard Eskimo Joe before listening to this record and the eerie cover art made me assume Eskimo Joe was some sort of dark, brooding, gothic type entity. As soon as the first notes of the opening song "Comfort You" came on I knew never again to judge...

Mid Week Gossip Fix

Nick Hogan has been criminally charged with reckless driving because he was drinking before his August car crash. Another faux- celeb headed to the clink? - TMZ Bitch Fight! George Clooney and Fabio get into a physical fight after Fabio's ladies were taking pics of Clooney and his gf at El Coyote restaurant - Defamer Britney Spears's nearest and dearest, the few that are left, claim its not drug use thats causing her irrational...

End of the Week Gossip Roundup

Happy Halloween Britney! Her pink leopard print leotard is amazing. Exactly what I would be doing after I lost custody of my kids- partying at Heidi Klum's Halloween party - Daily News In more Britney news....cocaine use claims are flying all over the place Malibu mansion party - Female First And in more cocaine related news, tennis star Martina Hingis is accused of testing positive for the drug at Wimbleton this year - People Big...

Bruce Springsteen @ LA Sports Arena , 10/29

The Boss has been my favorite my whole life, the soundtrack to my life if you will. Born to Northeasterners and brought up in the eighties, I knew that Bruce was it. I even wrote my fifth grade Social Studies report on him after we were assigned to choose an "Amazing Americans". My teacher didn't get it. That's why last night was so special for me, seeing Bruce in concert is an experience everyone,...

Enchanted Royals Launch Party Tonight @ Mountain Bar

Looking for something fun to do this crisp Monday night before Halloween? Look no further, one of our favorite independent design companies, Enchanted Royals, who we highlighted almost a year ago for their adorable hand painted sneakers, T-Shirts and baby onesies, is having their website launch party tonight in Chinatown. Started by designers Haley Thompson and Dara Weinberg, Enchanted Royals shoes and clothing are whimsical, personal, and unique- perfect gifts for the upcoming holidays....

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Brangelina are going into business together- the two have signed a deal with HBO to produce a drama series about, what else, international aid workers - Hollywood Reporter Iggygate isn't even close to being over - sources say Iggy wasn't the only pup Ellen Degeneres has passed along to staff members over the years - Page Six Soap star Nathaniel Marston was hospitalized after attacking three people with a crate, breaking one's leg this weekend...

Mid Week Gossip Quickie

Ellen DeGeneres's dog drama continues with lawyers, death threats, and more tears - US Weekly Lindsay Lohan may have given up the sauce, but not the drama. She's a homewrecker now - Egotastic! Britney Spears talks smack about the judge in her custody case while shopping with puppy London - Popsugar Speaking of Britney, former pop star Lance Bass opens up about how he came out with his homosexuality to her before he told his...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

According to federal agents, rapper T.I. aka Clifford Harris, is in custody for sending his bodyguard and errand boy to purchase machine guns and silencers because T.I. a convicted felon, was unable to purchase them himself - TMZ Kate Hudson and Dax Shepard have broken up, because Kate got bored - Daily News In a hilarious turn of events, Tara Reid, the original party girl herself calls Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan stupid - Page...

Movie Review: We Own the Night

The opening scene of We Own the Night with Eva Mendes fingering herself on a couch making out with Joaquin Phoenix had me at hello. Thats the thing about movies sometimes, the first scene (or the trailer) gets you in good and then the rest of the film doesn't live up. Needless to say, this film did just that. The trailers and that first scene, and the second scene of Phoenix walking through a...

Mid Week Gossip Quickie

Lindsay Lohan fires mom, Dina Lohan, as her manager - OK Magazine Bobby Brown has been hospitalized for a heart attack, doctors day it was due to "stress and diet" but is in good condition - TMZ Actress Michelle Rodriguez was sentenced to six months of jail beginning Christmas Eve at the latest, for violation the terms of her DUI conviction - People Jennifer Lopez finally admits what we've all known for awhile, she's preggers...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Third times a charm? After being married to Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, Pamela Anderson made it official with Paris Hilton's sloppy seconds, Rick Soloman at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas this weekend - Dlisted Although STILL no official announcement has been made, Christina Aguilera and husband Jordan Bratman registered for baby - People After a long Saturday of discussions with her family who were desperate to make this intervention successful, Britney Spears stormed...

Review of the One Man Hip Hop Show, "Clay"

I'm not a fan of hip- hop. Now, I'm not saying that I don't appreciate the impact it has made on our society or certain songs that take me back to my middle school Sadie Hawkins dance days, but I'm more of an alterna-rock kind of gal. This is ironic because my current boyfriend is a Wu-Tang loving, Jay Z worshipping, Biggie quoting fool - but somehow we work. And since I've been very busy...

Review of The Darjeeling Limited

Wes Anderson has a following, the kind of following that lines up hours before showtime at the Hammer museum for Filter Magazine's bi- monthly "Big Time" event to see his new film, The Darjeeling Limited. I am a fan, but not the kind that shows up hours before - I'm more the type to bother someone I know to get a spot on the "list" and be excited about a free movie. Any free...

LAist interview with Mercury Prize Winner Fionn Regan

After reviewing his phenomenal show at Hotel Cafe in August, it was only a matter of time before LAist got to interview Fionn Regan about his current US tour, his stunning debut album The End of History, and what it felt like to win the Mercury Music Prize, which honors the best Irish or British album of the previous year. Not surprisingly, he speaks like his songs - melodic and poetic - and I...

Wednesday Gossip Post, Britney Edition!!

Britney Spears has been having a bad week. I thought it was bad a couple weeks ago when she had a hit and run, bombed at the VMA's and had her lawyer drop her. That was actually sunshine and roses compared to this week... It all started this week when it was alerted to the authorities that Brit was driving without a California license, and had in fact never had one. Us Weekly is...

Mid Week Gossip Fix

A recent 911 call about George Clooney's motorcycle crash in New Jersey has been made public. The operator seems quite confused - TMZ Uh Oh - do we have another celeb heading to rehab? Pamela Anderon's friends are concerned about her hard partying ways, drinking and doing damage to her liver when she already has Hep C (Thanks Tommy) - NY Post Bridget Moynihan poses for OK magazine with new baby boy, John, fathered by...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

As if the past couple of weeks haven't been bad enough for Britney, her former bodyguard has officially testified about her drug use, more specifically a bender she went on with singer songwriter and fellow rehaber Howie Day - News of the World Nicole Richie's pregnant body has her at a normal weight finally - Daily News Dennis Rodman has been accused of sexual battery for smacking a bar patron's ass and leaving a mark...

LAist Interview: Iron Chef America's Chairman, Mark Dacascos

Although some say it doesn't have nearly as much charm as the original cult sensation, Iron Chef America, is one of the top rated Food Network series since its first airing in 2005. Besides for some of the most inventive dishes one's ever heard of - fish ice cream anyone? - the mysterious chairman gets to unveil the secret ingredient as well as the winner in that serious/self mocking tone. That chairman's name is Mark...

Labor Day Weekend Gossip

Nicole Kidman reveals details about her previous miscarriages and subsequent adoptions- Metro More Anna Nicole baby daddy drama - Explosive accusations in Rita Cosby's new tell all book of Larry Birkhead and Howard K Stern being lovers is setting off defamation lawsuits...I personally can't wait to read it - NY Post Jerry Lewis pulls an Isaiah Washington, using the "F" word during his live annual telethon for muscular dystrophy - TMZ Bill Murray explains his...

Wednesday Gossip Quickie

Lindsay Lohan was busted by her medical director for using drugs while in rehab - Female First Speaking of Lindsay, she should be getting a visit from her estranged father, Michael Lohan, any day now as part of her "healing process" - NY Post As Owen Wilson recovers from his suicide attempt, pal Courteny Love is openly blaming Wilson's hard partying pal and her former lover Steve Coogan for being a bad influence on Owen's...

Weekend Gossip Quickie

Spice girl, newlywed, and new mama Mel B is being outted by her former lesbian lover who is revealing information about their two year love affair and Mel B's "fragile" state of mind - Daily News Britney Spears got pulled over last night on her way to her favorite party spot, Las Vegas. Britney got out of it, claiming she was being chased by the paparazzi - Dlisted Pete Doherty checks into rehab finally, lets...

Mid- Week Gossip Quickie

Following in the footsteps of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Nicole Richie, Bill Murray could face a drunk driving charge after he drove a golf cart along a downtwon street in Stockholm, Sweden and refused a breath test - Yahoo News Rapper Foxy Brown has been sentenced to jail, Rikers Island to be more specific, after violating her probation. She is currently three months preggers - TMZ Lindsay Lohan can relax a little more in...

Weekend Gossip Wrap-up

Amy Winehouse's mother Janis has an exclusive interview with the British gossip rag Daily Mail discussing her daughters descent into drugdom - Daily Mail Britney Spears's rehab center, Promises, in Malibu has been issued a subpeona by Kevin Federline and his lawyers in his custody lawsuit - Access Hollywood In other Britney news, she's finally taken off the wigs and looks well, pretty good...or at least better - X17 Nicole Richie's baby might not be...

Wednesday Gossip Quickie

K-Fed has been collecting stories from the people around Britney to help in his pursuit of primary custody of his two sons. Some of these stories include a fling with her assistant, drinking in front of the kiddies, and walking around naked in front of her staff. Who knew K-Fed would turn out to be the "responsible" one? - US Weekly New Couple Alert! Looks like Cameron Diaz just can't stay away from those musicians,...

Fionn Regan @ Hotel Cafe 8/7

Last night at Hotel Café, I had the privilege of seeing Fionn Regan on tour for his new album The End of History, released July 10th. Hailing all the way from County Wicklow, this twenty-six year old Irish lad is a combination of a folk singer and acoustic journeyman, traveling and telling his stories to those with open ears. And his songs are stories- lyrics are the focus of The End of History and each...

Interview with Ferraby Lionheart

One of Indie rock's rising stars, Ferraby Lionheart, is out with his new full length eleven song album Catch the Brass Ring and is playing Hotel Cafe tomorrow night. Before we go see this folksy pop singer songwriter, LAist interviewed Ferraby about his name, his love for Judy Garland, and where he hangs out in LA. Ok, so is your real name Ferraby Lionheart? If not, how did your come up with it? Its sounds...

The Two Coreys - A Beautiful Trainwreck

Having been excited for months for the new A&E series "The Two Coreys" like the good little fan I am, I tuned in, turned off my cell phone, and completely focused on my two childhood crushes/inspirations last Sunday night. There probably is not any other person in the world rooting for a Corey comeback as much as myself and this new series was what I believed to be just the beginning. I must admit with...

CD Review: Division Day's Beartrap Island

Division Day, the indie pop band hailing from Santa Cruz and formed in 2001, is out with their debut full length album, Beartrap Island, a combination of echoey sounds, exciting drums, and catchy choruses. Originally from northern California the band makes its home in Los Angeles now, more specifically Eagle Rock's "rock block" - the neighborhood known for its numerous recording studios and rehearsal spaces. Known for their relentless touring and somewhat mischevious behavior...

Interview with Jesse Harris

Jesse Harris, New York based singer/songwriter's new album Feel, definitely has one doing just that. Not only is Feel his 7th album to date, he just recently wrote and composed, but not performed the entire soundtrack to Ethan Hawke's film The Hottest State. While the soundtrack for the film has Harris performing just two of the songs and the likes of Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, M.Ward, Norah Jones and Cat Power taking hold of...

Movie Review: The Hottest State

Remember being young and in total desperate I'm going to die without you love? That exact and exquisite pain is what The Hottest State, Ethan Hawke's film based on his first novel (out in the 1990's) is all about. Hawke produced and directed the film that meanders its way through present day, 1970's flashbacks, music sequences, and hot sex scenes through the eyes of William Harding, a sensitive and emotional twenty-one year old actor trying...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Usher runs back to his estranged Mama's arms after a last minute cancelation of his wedding to Tameka Foster - PerezHilton Paris Hilton's inheritance is no more. Her billionare grandfather is mortified by her jail time and bad behavior and won't give her a dime - Metro In other Paris news, her reality show "The Simple Life" in which she stars with fellow jailbird Nicole Richie has been axed - The Insider Jimmy Fallon has...

Movie Review: Once

Movies like Once, happen ...well, just once in awhile. A 2007 Sundance darling, Once is a unique love story set in Ireland. The film is a departure from the regular summer blockbusters and yes, it is a musical- thats right, a musical, but not the break out into song with jazz hands type musicals we're used to. If there were to be a mellow indie rock musical where the songs fit into the story...

Monday Gossip Quickie

The Posh and Becks welcome party is still going strong, with a welcome party thrown by their new besties Tom and Katie - Daily Mail New Sex Tape alert!! There are 2 missing videos from Kate Moss and Pete Doherty's lengthy collection and Kate is scared he will sell them - The Post Chronicle Uh Oh...is Britney preggers again? New rumors that the pop princess turned trainwreck is pregnant for a third time and is...

Wednesday Gossip Fix

Britney Spears made an impromtu visit to the beach in her lingerie - Daily Mail In other Britney news she's filming a new video, the first in two years according to one of her back up dancers myspace pages - Extra TV And in even more Britney news, she wants to take your order- the pop princess is trying to land a gig as a cocktail waitress at Hollywood hot spot Le Deux -...

Ryan Adams and The Cardinals @ Wilshire Theater 7/19

Last night, alt-country hero Ryan Adams and his backing band, The Cardinals, played his only Los Angeles show on his tour for his 9th album, Easy Tiger, at the Wilshire Theater to a sold out audience. Adams is known for his lengthy sets and last night was no exception, playing for over two hours both old and new songs (mostly new) - all very well done. The Cardinals, his favorite back up band and...

Hands Off My Dirty Car!

It's summer in Los Angeles and everyone knows that means heat, rising temps, dryness, wind and dust, which of course results in dirty cars. It happens. You know what else happens? As the heat rises, my patience lowers, especially when I come out of my house to do an errand and see that some jerkface went out of their way to write "Wash Me" on the back of my car- yes, my dirty car. With...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Nude picture panic- Lindsay Lohan frets over nude pictures taken by boy toy Calum Best, she believes may have been stolen - New York Post In other Lindsay news, the newly sober 21 year old celebrated in Vegas at Pure this weekend sippin on Red Bulls only - TMZ Former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland collapses during a concert in Nigeria from dehydration - People Now that Victoria Beckham is in Los Angeles she's looking...

The Coreys Triumphant Comeback- Happy Birthday Corey Feldman!

Happy 36th Birthday Corey Feldman! It seems like only yesterday that you were impersonating Michael Jackson and snorting your way through Hollywood. Lets not forget your underrated talent as the snarky know it all in Goonies, the old man trapped in a 16 year old's body in Dream a Little Dream and a teen vampire in Lost Boys. And within just a couple weeks you will have something else to celebrate- the premiere of...

Friday Gossip Quickie

Nelly Furtado is engaged to sound engineer Demacio "Demo" Castellon - People Nicole Richie IS preggers with Joel Madden's baby, and reports are that its a boy - DListed Britney's got a new man, rehab counselor/real estate developer John Sundahl - Daily Mail Another pageant queen scandal- an unknown blackmailer has threatened to make certain scandalous photos public on Facebook of current Miss New Jersey Amy Polumbo - NY Post Laguna Beach alum Jessica...

Cheers on Your 61st Birthday Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, Since its your big 61st birthday today, and it seems as though things don't seem to be going so well for you, we thought we'd post a video from the good old days. Back when you were drinking and partying, back before people had to salute you, and before you had to think so hard about stuff. For the remainder of your term, we suggest you should start drinking again- you're...

The Horrors: CD review

England's most goulish export, The Horrors, came out with their new album Strange House in March 2007, and its hard, raw, and a bit scary, at least to this emo loving princess. Formed over five years ago, when Rys Webb, Faris Badwan, and Tomethy Furse met on the Southend circuit sharing their love of 60's garage band rock, The Horrors are unique to say the least. With heavy drums by Coffin Joe (Joe Spurgeon), eerie...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Eva Longoria begins her bachelorette weekend in St. Tropez - Daily Mail "Crazy Cabbie" gets fired from the Howard Stern show last week for claiming that he possessed a copy of a Stern sex tape - TMZ Grey's Anatomy spin off having some internal trouble already - PerezHilton Liz Hurley has her son pose in a pink bikini, for her new line of clothing for kids. Inappropriate much? - News of the World Today...

God Grew Tired of Us

Last night I attended a screening of the 2006 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winning documentary God Grew Tired of Us, directed by Christopher Quinn. Fine, maybe I went because Brad Pitt was listed as one of the producers and I thought he and Angie might show, which they didn't, but it was still worth the trafficky drive up the 405 freeway to where the screening and a panel discussion were scheduled...

Rest In Peace Liz Claiborne

Fashion designer Liz Claiborne died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. Claiborne was a mainstay in the fashion industry and built her empire around women breaking into the workforce in the 70's and 80's- think Melanie Griffith in Working Girl. Many of us who had working moms remember the Liz Claiborne powersuits (remember the huge shoulder pads?) from the 1980's, but few know that Liz Claiborne Inc having gone public in 1981, was...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Britney Spears gets way philosophical...or high on her website - Dlisted In more Britney news, she's joining Cyndi Lauper's True Colors tour Y'all...- TMZ And she finally shows off adorable Jayden James - Im Not Obsessed Foxy Brown gets in a fight with ex's new girl, gets hearing aid and weave ripped off. Ouch - Daily News Prince William off the market...again. Reports say he's back with ex-gal pal Kate Middleton - People Paris...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Despite his recent slash amazing drunken video release, David Hasselhoff was granted sole custoday of his two teenage daughters - CBC Skating with Celebrities star Kristy Swanson pulls a Tanya Harding and was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend (and former skating partner's) ex- wife - People Angelina Jolie and the kids take a fathers day shopping trip - She also speaks about potentially repairing her estranged relationship with her own father Jon Voight - Just...

Menomena @ Troubadour 6/12

Being a late arrival to the Menomena party and not knowing much about the trio from Portland before attending their sold out show at the Troubadour last night, except of course what LAist covered about them, I decided to bring my trusted BFF Russell Mills along to school me on their digital looping musical stylings. After a brief scare at the door, when some forgotten "paraphernalia" in my bag (which they searched) almost didn't...

Wednesday Gossip Fix

Just cause Angelina Jolie is lady on the street doesn't mean she still isn't a freak in the bed - National Enquirer Shar Jackson denies reports she's carrying K-Fed's fifth child - US Weekly Katie Holmes gets same haircut as her bestie Victoria Beckham - Daily Mail New Couple Alert- Jen Aniston and sexy British model Paul Sculfor, plans to adopt in the works? - Daily Mail Isaiah Washington is fired and miffed - Entertainment...

First Days of Paris's Lockdown

So Paris has officially been on lockdown for two days now, twenty-one to go. Arriving at the Lynwood detention center she was sentenced to, at 11:15 pm on Sunday night, sources say she was "quiet" as she went through her medical screening that did NOT include the regulatory cavity search. She then changed into her orange jumpsuit and was escorted to her cell where as of now she has no cellmate, but there could be...

Little Radio's Summer Camp Begins

Summer is officially less than three weeks away but Little Radio (a web station and CD manufacturer) has already started its second annual Summer Camp (June 3rd- August10th) where every Sunday of the season Bands, Beer, and Booze along with food provided by Hot Knives will be the main event. Located at 1218 Long Beach Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, this parking lot covered in astro turf, hot hipsters, and water games will be...

LAist Interviews Albert Hammond Jr.

Albert Hammond Jr., guitarist for The Strokes and now solo artist, released his first solo album, Yours To Keep in March to rave reviews. LAist caught up with him and got the skinny on his girlfriend's breathing, his dad's penis and his love for bagels and lox.... How did Yours To Keep come about? How long has this been in the works or in your mind? Well I've been writing songs since I started...

Gossip Round Up- Paris the Inmate Starts Today

Today is the day folks! Paris Hilton goes to jail, and word on the street is her fellow inmates are eagerly awaiting her arrival - Associated Press In other Paris news, her record label is being sued for ripping off the UB40 song Kingston Town for her recent single Stars are Blind - Daily Mail Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, has pulled out of her NBC slated reality show that would follow her and...

Memorial Weekend Gossip Fix

Memorial Day Weekend 2007 wasn't just all about Lindsay's crash and arrest, there were other celeb items in the news..... One of, if not the most beautiful baby in the world, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt turned one this weekend in Prague alongside the rest of the Jolie-Pitt litter - Celebitchy Looks like its the official end of the unlikely match of John Mayer and Jessica Simpson as these photos from Cabo reveal - Flynetonline Nicole Ritchie looking...

POLA Skincare Lands in Los Angeles

When I was given the opportunity to review POLA Kirei, the new Japanese skin care salon in Beverly Hills with a facial, I jumped at the chance. Every year I promise myself that when my tax return arrives in the mail, I'm going to treat myself to a massage and facial, yet somehow that money disappears somewhere around the Beverly Center, The Grove and various happy hour deals. My facial was scheduled for a...

Mid Week Gossip Roundup

Lindsay Lohan will finally reach the legal drinking age in a month and is planning her big Vegas bday bash sponsered by Ceasers and Svedka Vodka - US Weekly Nicole Richie reportedly checked back into rehab, reports vary on if its inpatient or outpatient - TMZ Britney Spears's impromtu lip synch performance at a Miami mansion on Saturday night did not go over well - NY Post A new kitten for TomKat? - MSNBC Former...

Britney's Latest Trainwreck

In what seems like a sad Ashlee Simpson-esque flashback, poor Britney had some technical difficulties at her most recent "comeback" gig last night at the House of Blues in Orlando. No, no, her new wig (which was long and blond by the way) didn't fly off. According to People, when the cd or record she was lip syncing "Do Something" to began to skip, she was forced to improvise, which in this case meant...

Wednesdays Gossip Quickie

With all the hoopla about the Griffith Park fire, we've lost sight of our priorities people, so here we are to catch you up on what celebs have been up to this week... Spurred on by their daughters recent illness, Johnny Depp and long-time girfriend Vanessa Paradis make it official and tie the knot - Daily Mail After getting sentenced to 45 days in jail for numerous traffic violations, Paris Hilton gets back behind the...

Dirty Dancing 20th Anniversary DVD

When my best friend Becky called me two weeks ago and asked if I wanted to go with her and our friend Bethany to the 20th anniversary screening of Dirty Dancing I almost hung up the phone on her. Becky's known me since we were nine and I couldn't believe she even had to ask. Duh. Of course I want to go. How did I not know about this before? There we were, on a...

Britney Spears Topless & Other Celeb News

Lots of Britney news this week folks... Britney hits the stage again for the first time in three years, for fourteen minutes of pure lip synching bliss - People See the vids for yourself - Hollywoodtuna Maybe Brit Brit planned her comeback while lounging poolside and taking topless photos in early April - Splash Rehab shmehab, Lindsay gets her drink on this week - I dont like you in that way Speaking of underage drinking,...

Silver Lake Film Festival May 3rd-12th

Starting this Thursday May 3rd, our little bohemian neighborhood that could, Silver Lake, will be holding its nine day long, 7th annual Silver Lake Film Festival, complete with indie movies, indie music, and even indie darling Parker Posey accepting the "Spirit of Silver Lake" award. Right in the shadow of the bright lights, doctored scripts and smarmy agents of Hollywood, SLFF, dares the big studios to F with them. 2007's SLFF kicks off tomorrow...

Weekend Gossip Quickie

For all you road weary travelers back from Coachella, heres the juice you missed this weekend... Scientologists unite! Fellow Hubbard follower Jenna Elfman defends Tom and Katie's marriage - People Britney gets pulled over for speeding, gets off with a warning - X 17 She also shows us her undies again - Seriously?!OMGWTF! And in the last and best piece of Britney news, rumor has it she's going to pen a tell-all book....this one might...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Paris and ex BFF's ex K-Fed party together in Vegas - X17 In other Paris news, here is a wasted Cameron Diaz leaving Paris's house party - DListed In more Paris news, she hooked up with Brit singer James Blunt last week at Teddy's - Rush and Molloy Lindsay Lohan pulls out of filming sexy threesome scene with Kiera Knightley. Some call it a "responsible choice", we here just call it chicken. - NOW Mug...

Monday's Gossip Roundup

Apparently not only is Jared Leto a wannabe rocker, but he is also a wannabe lover - according to Penthouse gal Krista Ayne (pictured, right), Leto's skills are lacking, and he's too busy with his makeup to call a girl back - Page Six India attacks Richard Gere! Effigies of the star are burned on the streets of New Delhi for his recent and taboo public display of affection - TMZ Britney on the road...

Monday Gossip Quickies

Jenna Jameson's recent and dramatic weight loss is freaking her fans out - NY Post Jason Wahler, Laguna Beach alum, was arrested for the fourth time in nine months, this time fo calling a cop a "nig**r, fag**t, and poor f**k*r" - TMZ Avril Lavigne and hubby buy The Barkers old Bel Air mansion - People Does being pregnant mean you're allowed to wear ill-fitted bathing suits? - Dlisted New couple alert! Scarlett Johanson and...

In Memorium - Seattle's Finest

Kurt Cobain died thirteen years ago today. He had a crazy wife, insane parents, and a terrible stomach that he ended up trying to cure with heroin. No one has come close to his greatness. Enjoy this genius SNL performance....

Interview with Shane Alexander

Having just come back from touring in Europe, singer songwriter Shane Alexander, the former frontman of Los Angeles band Damone, will (heads up) play Tuesday night at Troubadour. Although he has been compared to the likes of Jack Johnson, James Blunt and Damien Rice, Alexander holds his own with a unique blend of raw melodies, soft vocals, haunting background harmonies and complex guitar parts. After leaving Damone in 2003 Alexander immediately launched his solo career...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Avril talks sh*t about Britney and her ability to "deal with it" - The Sun Speaking of Britney, look at her ridiculous attempt of going incognito to the Lakers game - TMZ Hip Hop feud alert - Timbaland calls Scott Storch a bitch - NY Post Tara Reid's boobies spilling out of her bikini - Egotastic! Meredith Vieira admits to panic attacks and fighting off "mental gremlins" - Page Six Back when she was involved...

Another stolen joke?

After the Joe Rogan Comedy Store confrontation and the recent accusations of stealing from Bill Cosby, there seems to be a Carlos Mencia aka Ned Holness witch hunt as of late. Now he is being accused of stealing a Jesus joke from the late Sam Kinison. They're kind of different, but for a guy being looked at so closely he really should be extra careful....check out the clip after the jump and decide for...

Mid Week Gossip Roundup

In Britney news... Britney got caught up in a real life gun drama today - Metro And she reportedly checked back into the Century City hospital this evening - X17 In other news... Joel Madden defends his break up skills - People Rose McGowan tries to color coordinate her cast at the Grindhouse premiere - Page Six How can anyone go from dating Matthew McConaughey (dreamy sigh) to Josh Hartnett, I mean seriously - Star...

The Western States Motel @ The Echo 3/26

My intuition is always right, except for when I was sure I would marry Kirk Cameron, but this time I'm predicting Los Angeles's own The Western States Motel, as Indie Rock's next darlings...or at least they should be. With beautiful harmonies, both mellow and upbeat songs, cool stage presence, and emo lyrics to boot, I don't see how they aren't on the cover of Filter already. They even have shaggy hair and a pretty CD...

Weekend Gossip Roundup

Sometimes I feel like the Gossip Roundups should be renamed the Britney Roundups... Like when she visited a hair salon this weekend to discuss extension choices to attach to her short do once it grows out a little more, she's having major hair shaving regret- Star Or her first brunette wigged-post rehab outing to a dance class and then sushi with girlfriends - People Clearly, dance class and sushi were not dramatic enough, because...

Somthing Else to Look Forward to in Summer '07

Just a teeny bit shy of Daydream Nation's twenty-year anniversary in June, Sonic Youth is hitting up festivals this summer with their performance of their classic album, in its entirety. Their first stop is in Chicago on July 13th as part of the Pitchfork Music Festival in collaboration with ATP's Don't Look Back Series. From there, the foursome (Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, and Steve Shelley) will move onto dates in Berkeley, Los...

For All You Comedy Crimefighters

Looks like Carlos is joke stealing again. A few weeks ago on LAist we put up a post about comedian and host Joe Rogan calling Carlos Mencia out in the middle of a set at the Comedy Store for stealing from numerous comedians, as well as letting it be known that Mencia is not actually Mexican as most of his material claims, but is rather half Honduran, half German and is really named Ned...

Gossip Quickie, Get Ready for Some Rehab

Another one bites the rehab dust, but Jesse Metcalfe is waaay less exciting than Britney - NY Post Speaking of Britney, she's out and hopefully back on her rampage....Umm, is it me or was that NOT thirty days? - Defamer Speaking of rehab, future attendee Rumer Willis, daughter of Demi and Bruce, looks like the new "it" party girl - I Dont Like You in That Way Did rehab graduate Lindsay Lohan find the Lord?...

Amoeba's First Live EP: TV on the Radio

The world's largest independent music store, Amoeba Music, is releasing their first-ever limited edition EP of TV on the Radio's in-store performance from this past September. Amoeba is known for their legendary in-stores, and this four track disc will be available at all three stores (including ours), and online, March 27th. TV on the Radio's latest release, Return to Cookie Mountain, was named Album of the Year by Spin Magazine, and the four songs...

Pre-Weekend Gossip Fix

Angelina adopts again, welcomes Pax Thien Jolie Pitt to the clan - People Lindsay's back to her old ways, partying almost every night this week - Page Six Hayden Christensen and OC Alum Rachel Bilson a new couple - Just Jared Cute new tennis partner helps Britney work it out on the court - X17 Exclusive I mean, if theres going to be a celebrity death hoax, could we pick someone other than Sinbad? -...

LA Gets Ready for Next Media Circus

It's been far too long since Angelenos have been able to enjoy a proper media circus, and thats why starting March 19th, the Phil Spector murder trial is set to begin, televised for our viewing pleasure. After months of postponements and more than four years after actress Lana Clarkson was found dead from a gunshot wound in his Alhambra mansion, Spector will finally have his day in court. The sixty-six year old Spector achieved success...

Weekend Gossip Round-up

Comedian Richard Jeni died Sunday in West Hollywood by a gunshot wound, sources say it was a suicide - Extra DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein, is single again now that Mandy Moore has given him the boot - Page Six Heather Mills has backed down from her bitter divorce and has agreed to accept the measly sum of twenty-nine million with some property - News of the World Snoop Dogg arrested in Sweden on...

Pre-Weekend Gossip Fix

This still May/September romance STILL disturbs me - TMZ I wonder what Whitney will think when in less than two weeks, Vivid Video is set to release video of poor little rich girl Kim Kardashian getting dirty with Whitney's boy toy - Bumpshack Salma Hayek is not only engaged, but preggers! Her soon-to-be hubby is uber rich Frenchman Francois-Henri...is it me or does he look a little like Kevin Spacey? - poponthepop We all felt...

Weekend Gossip Round-Up

So far I'd say March is a tad slow with it's celeb gossip, but here's a quickie to tide you over until something super juicy happens (I'm assuming the Britney suicide attempt is a crock). Nicole Richie is hospitalized after falling ill on set. Maybe she should try eating - Us Weekly Woody Harrelson gets into an argument with the staff of The Other Room - TMZ Good thing Madonna's out and Brooke Shields is...

Is Ann Coulter The Devil, or Is She Just Playing One on TV?

Now, not only is Al Gore "a total fag", but John Edwards is too? Just when you thought the ultra-blond, ultra-conservative pundit had made her last hateful remark, she goes and does it again. And gets cheers for that matter. After the jump read what Edwards' wife had to say about all of this....

Egyptian Blogger Jailed For Blogging

In support of our international blogging brothers... On February 22, Kareem Amer, a twenty-two-year old Egyptian student and blogger, was sentenced without a trial to four years in jail for "contempt of religion" and "defaming the President of Egypt" because of writings on his blog. Growing up in a fundamentalist Muslim family, Amer began to rebel against what he perceived as religious extremism at his college, Al-Azhar University, through his blog writings, and was...

Pre-Weekend Gossip Quickie

Britney's getting a lot of support from her celebrity "friends" now that she's locked away in rehab. Where were these friends when she was sans panties and shaving her head? - poponthepop Judge Seidlin will LOVE this - Fatbacks and Collards Little vixen Antonella Barba gets to stay on Idol. I still suspect her "BFF" Amanda (who was cut in the earlier rounds) may have been the cause of the picture leak...or maybe I've just...

More Band Reunions in 2007

The Police aren't the only band to reunite and tour in 2007, and though their twenty-three year hiatus is the longest of the bunch, there is much more nostalgia to be had.... Rage Against The Machine, everyone's favorite rightously angry band, is reuniting to close this year's Coachella festival, which, fingers crossed, will bring about a tour. All four members -- Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk -- will...

Interview with Laura Silverman

Laura Silverman, the delightful co-star of The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central and sister of comic Sarah, answers questions about Jews in New Hampshire, Jimmy Kimmel, and being a bad-ass. How is working with your sister on a daily basis? Do you ever have to call each other on diva like behavior? Well, I can't really call her on it, cause technically she's my boss. It's totally fun, we get along really well in...

Host With the Most - Interview with Alex Cobo

If you've ever been to The Griddle Café on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you've surely noticed Alex Cobo. Known as the best host in town, Alex is the king of the corner of Fairfax and Sunset, and he runs a tight ship. The weekend is the craziest time at the restaurant, but it's also Alex's shift, who makes the wait for a table much more bearable. Maybe its because you know you are...

How Pretty is Your Pet?

In a city like Los Angeles, why stop at spoiling our pets with clothes, therapy, spa treatments and pet vacations? With artist Chris Galligan's pet portraits, we animal owners can now have beautiful and lasting pieces of art commemorating our furry friends. Galligan, a Los Angeles native, began creating his tongue-in-cheek pet portraits eight years ago and recently, he opened his online gallery, where folks can commission him for personalized portraitures or they can...

The Weekend in Comedy in LA

With Joe Rogan's recent calling out of Carlos Mencia's joke-stealing habit, comedy has been a bit more interesting lately. This weekend, Rogan is performing twice at The Improv, and a few miles away, Mencia will be safe from him at The Comedy Store, where Rogan has been banned due to Mencia's feelings that he was "physically threatening." Comedians can be so dramatic sometimes. The Improv (8162 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles) 2/16 Joe Rogan @ 8:30...

Obama Lovers Unite!

Now that the 2008 race is underway, the young idealist masses are flocking to grassroots campaigns and meetings- one of which is being held tomorrow, Tuesday night, when the Los Angeles Barack Obama for President group will have its February meet up. In what started in early December, the momentum of this group has continued to escalate. Tomorrow night will be just the second meeting in an effort to build a solid infrastructure to...

Love is in the Air

Valentines Day is in just mere hours and for those of us who want to celebrate the holiday in true love fashion here is a short list of love or anti-love movies, perfect or the occasion. No Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts here. True Romance- This cross-country love story between southerners Clarence and Alabama, ending in Los Angeles, is brilliantly violent but loving at the same time. True Romance has a perfect cast with Brad...

Nobody Tells That Wookie What to Do!

Frederick Evan Young, or rather the man who dresses like Chewbacca on Hollywood Blvd, got arrested last week for head butting a tour guide, Brian Sapir. After Sapir asked the 6'4 actor to stop harrasing two Japanese tourists, Young raged, "No one tells this wookie what to do!" right before he head butted the guide. After the anger explosion, the forty four year old Young was escorted off theater property by security officers. Booked...

Eleni Mandell @ the Echo, 2/8

Eleni Mandell, with her sixth full length release, Miracle of Five, hit up the Echo for the KCRW release party last night. The packed and almost giddy crowd filled with literally all walks of life (think middle aged baldies, a trannie, and the usual hipsters) were swaying along to EM's hushed, moody, jazzy folk. Is jazzy folk even a thing? If it isn't Mandell has made it one. Highlight of the evening? The Echo...

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