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Meet Valentina, The Drag Queen Representing L.A. On 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

The L.A. queen talks about inspirations, being Latin, and learning from RuPaul.

Video: Dancers Go Buck Naked In Little Tokyo

A bunch of folks stripped down in Weller Court, and danced, twirled, and even jumped over each others' heads (see the 0:39-minute mark) in the buff.

Suicide Girls Burlesque Show is Reality TV Gold

If there's one thing the world needs more of, it's naked girls on film. And thanks to indie-porn darlings, the Suicide Girls, we're about to get just that. The company is in the midst of casting a reality show for VH1 that will follow a group of young women on tour with the Suicide Girls Burlesque Show.

CES 2011: I Want My Touchscreen MTV

Can MTV.com do what many have tried (and failed) to do over the past decade-and-a-half -- become the MTV of the internet? MTV Networks' head of digital media told us that's exactly what he's set out to do in 2011. We rapped with EVP of MTV.com Dermot McCormack about iPads, Android tablets, Lady Gaga, and the future of MTV programming and he came at us with a three-pronged proposal to cure the world of Justin Bieber... or... to dominate the entertainment industry like Max Headroom always envisioned, long before Jersey Shore.

Jennifer Gimenez: Back For ‘Sober’ Maternity

Jennifer Gimenez | Photo by David Jakie / used with permission Back for the second season of VH1’s “Sober House With. Dr. Drew” is its matriarch, Jennifer Gimenez. Last year’s debut season, featuring Gimenez and a host of celebrities trying to clean up their act, was one of reality TV’s most dynamic in memory. Somehow this season (VH1, Thursdays/tonight, 10 p.m.) makes its predecessor seem like the PG version. This year’s cast combines recent...

TV Junkie: The Pitch - Producer John Irwin for 'Celebrity Rehab'

"Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" is on VH1 at 10pm We spoke with John Irwin, a producer for VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" to have him give LAist's readers his Pitch on why you should watch the show (Thursdays @ 10pm). LAist: What are the top 3 reasons you would tell somebody to watch the show? John Irwin: I'd say that the first one is because of the nature of the topic it's pretty compelling television....

TV Junkie: Betty White 'SNL' Hosting Gig Pitched by Fans

So we interview TV icon Betty White (above) and she totally blows up on Facebook at the "Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!" page. The page already has almost 200k fans, quickly approaching the actual "Saturday Night Live" fan page total of 275k. We'd love to see Betty host the show, but after being at a dress rehearsal and taping of "SNL", we have to say that the actual night of taping is an...

Manhunt Continues for Model's Murderer

Reports yesterday out of Toronto indicating that murder suspect Ryan Alexander Jenkins was arrested after arriving to the Canadian city by air turned out to be a miscue after authorities determined the had the wrong man. The search continues across the border for the reality show contestant who is believed to have killed his wife, model and Playboy rep Jasmine Fiore, then left her mutilated body in a suitcase in Buena Park dumpster before reporting...

Model Murdered By VH1 Dating Show Contest/Ex-Husband?

It began with the remains of a woman found stuffed into a suitcase left in a Buena Park dumpster on Saturday. Two days later, authorities made the connection between the corpse and the case of a missing model who had moved here recently from Las Vegas, Jasmine Fiore, a former stripper and current Playboy representative. But Fiore's ex-husband's face has also been on people's computers and TV screens, since Ryan Alexander Jenkins was currently being...

TV Junkie: Local Newscasts See Huge Bump in Share; 'The Chris Isaak Hour', 'ABDC'

The Strikers All-Stars from "America's Best Dance Crew" Photo by Ewan Burns If you thought that the local news was boring claptrap that only idiots watch, then you are outside of the ever-increasing popularity of the local newscast - Nielsen is reporting a 20% year-over-year increase in viewership. For TV, a fractional percentage change is big news but 20% is incredible. Fans of "Seinfeld" will be psyched that members of the cast will all...

TV Junkie: Seinfeld Returns to TV; 'The Chris Isaak Hour' Premieres

Chris Isaak from the BIO series "The Chris Isaak Hour" Jerry Seinfeld will be returning to TV as the producer and creator of "The Marriage Ref", a new series for NBC. No premiere date or time slot has been selected. Tonight marks the premiere of "The Chris Isaak Hour" at 7 & 11pm on the BIO channel. Hosted by the acclaimed musician, perennial heartthrob and King of Cool, Chris Isaak, the show features a...

TV Junkie: New Michael Ian Black Show; CBS' Woes

'Michael and Michael Have Issues' greenlighted on Comedy Central - photo courtesy Comedy Central Our friend Michael Ian Black and his fellow "The State" colleague, Michael Showalter, will finally again be gracing the airways on a new Comedy Central show this summer called "Michael and Michael Have Issues". The first of seven episodes will premiere in July and we can't wait for them [hint, get us screeners or even have us visit the set]....

Meet Jennifer Gimenez: VH1's 'Sober House' Mom

Imagine MTV’s “The Real World” on crack. Now imagine “The Real World” with a crack hangover. That’s almost VH1’s “Sober House,” the “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” follow-up.

Red Carpet for Rock & Bowl 3: Hosts and Personalities

At VH1 Classic's Rock & Bowl last night, hosts from a variety of shows, especially those airing on VH1 also made a strong showing to support the cause. So let's hear it for the people who bring us our gameshows and clip shows. You know you'd be lost without them. Let's just call them "nonfiction" shows....

Red Carpet for Rock & Bowl @ All Star Lanes 11-13-08

VH1 definitely knows how to throw a party! Remember that pizza-addled dream about Corey Feldman, Scott Ian and Billy Gibbons? It really can come true! Here is the first batch of red carpet photos from VH1 Classic's Rock & Bowl event last night at All Star Lanes to benefit autism charities. It was a mellow red carpet in such an intimate setting that we could even chat a little with the celebs and ask them...

Red Carpet for Rock & Bowl 2: Reality Star-o-Rama

Last night VH1 Classic's Rock & Bowl event took over the All Star Lanes to benefit autism charities. In addition to the rock stars and actors, there was a large contingent of reality stars. Not like we ever watch those shows. OK, maybe TiVo records them for us. And TiVo must be obeyed....

Emy Reynolds, Theresa Andersson & Lenka @ Hotel Cafe, 9/11/08

Last Thursday, Australian singer Lenka (MySpace) performed the second night of her month-long residency at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, backed by openers Emy Reynolds (MySpace) and New Orleans-based Theresa Andersson (MySpace), and locals Caitlin Crosby (MySpace) and The Ventriloquists (MySpace) completing the evening's lineup. Lenka is VH1's latest You Oughta Know artist and her song "Don't Let Me Fall" was in the series premiere of 90210. In addition, her self-titled album streets next...

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who

"That was the toughest bunch of opening acts we've ever had to follow," noted Roger Daltrey midway through the Who's set on Saturday night at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. It can't be easy having to follow your own best material, but they did so anyway, capping off a spectacular VH1 Rock Honors taping that began with heartfelt tributes from Incubus, Tenacious D, Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips and Pearl Jam. The annual Rock Honors program has...

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who Red Carpet

Saturday VH1 held its Rock Honors concert for The Who at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. VH1 had everything running like a well-oiled machine. Photographers were assigned numbers and led onto the carpet in small groups, kind of like boarding Southwest airlines. I was assigned the very last number of the very last group. There was none laster than me. We were led to the back row of a riser, which caused some photographers to insist upon...

TV Junkie: Thursday

A new development, according to the Wall Street Journal, in the land of Big (advertising) Brother is that Nielsen is teaming up with Charter Communications to get set top box data from 320,000 set top boxes in what city?? Los Angeles! Now while no advertiser would make ad placement decisions based exclusively on the somewhat limited data that would come from set top boxes but this infusion of a large pool of subjects is a...

Madonna's Surreal Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Last night Madonna was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by none other than Justin Timberlake. In another unusual spin, she chose The Stooges, fronted by Iggy Pop to perform two of her hits, "Burning Up" and "Ray of Light.". Stooges bass player and occasional LAist contributor Mike Watt rocks out in the above clip. Stay tuned at the end of the video for some backstage scenes from last night's induction,...

TV Junkie: Thursday

So here we are on Thursday again and 9:00 p.m. ABC is the only logical choice -- Lost. With some exceptions for viewing options during late-night, like celebrity rehab with Dr. Drew and the Late-Late Show with Craig Ferguson (all other late-night options are reruns), we're left with only one choice. The fact that Lost is the only show during prime time worth watching on Thhursday nights while there are literally hundreds of other channels...

TV Junkie: Thursday

Talk shows this week are all Natalie Portman all the time if you hadn't noticed - the charming pixie is making the rounds for her new flick The Other Boleyn Girl, a period piece that looks like a yawn to me. In terms of tonight's viewing options check out the 10 o'clock slot - way too many choices and all of them are reality TV, what a shame. 7:15pm Doctor Zhivago TCM - If you...

TV Junkie: Monday

There's a good chance that the WGA strike will end tomorrow. What implications does this have for the rest of the year? Will we really not see any effects on TV until the late fall sometime, or will we get some reason to turn the TV on over the summer? 8:00pm American Gladiators NBC - conclusion of the semifinals, four contenders return to face off for a spot in the finals. American Gladiators.com 8:00pm Westminster...

TV Junkie: Thursday

The much hyped Lipstick Jungle makes its debut tonight. The networks are desperate to get a Sex In The City lift but how typical to go after a show format that premiered a decade ago instead of coming up with something new and original. Reviewers who received a preview from NBC have said that Lipstick Jungle is "not as bad as Cashmere Mafia" - a Pyrrhic Victory at best. 7:45pm Lolita TCM - (1962) The...

TV Junkie: Thursday

The Lost premiere is the biggest TV event of this very young year, hands down. In other news, Bloomberg says that Fox has sold it's Super Bowl ad slots in record time to the tune of $225 million - recession? What recession? 8:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares BBCA - Ramsay heads to Paris to save France. TV Junkie 8:00pm Pick 9:00pm Lost ABC - Season Premiere. TV Junkie Pick O' The Night. 9:00pm Celebrity Apprentice NBC...

TV Junkie: Thursday

It's becoming a task to find episodes of anything new and/or remarkable. Do I even mention that there's new episodes of Celebrity Apprentice, Make Me A Supermodel, and CSI? Am I supposed to be excited about informing you that there will be two (2!) new episodes of NBC's Chuck airing two weeks from tonight? 8:00pm Live From Lincoln Center: I Can't Believe It's Schoenberg! PBS/KCET - I can't believe it either. 8:15pm Wuthering Heights TCM...

TV Junkie: Monday

I've managed to avoid watching NFL playoffs and college bowl games but I'm getting worn down, I'm tellin' ya. If I got the Fox Movie Channel I would watch Less Than Zero tonight at 7pm because I'm just about as strung out as Robert Downey Jr.was in that flick. I'm not begging for the writers to capitulate, I want them to win, I'm just begging the networks to send me some shite to write about....

Music Videos Popular on MTV Online (Go Figure)

MTV Networks announced yesterday that it delivered more than "1.2 billion video streams from MTV.com, VH1.com and CMT.com in 2007, up 30% from 2006." And nearly half of those streams? Music videos. You know, the things tagged onto the end of shows and in between commercials and reruns of The Real World: Who Cares What City Because It's All the Same show. Here are the top 10 videos from 2007 that were most-streamed across...

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...

TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

A couple things on tonight but Saturday's a wasteland, go play in the sand or snow. Sunday is finale-city, check it out below. Have a great weekend. Tonight 7:00pm Attack of the Show G4 - Totally rad 1987 edition tonight!! (Repeats at 11pm) 9:00pm The Next Great American Band FOX - Because I know some of y'all watch this. 9:00pm Friday the 13th IFC - Uncut! 10:00pm The Soup E! - Listed mainly because it...

TV Junkie: Thursday

Dear PBS, eff you and your dumbass Doo-Wop shite - I'm sick of it! Grasping at straws here, no decent movies on tonight either, frickin' TCM has Show Boat (again) and IFC has Sid and Nancy (again). 8:00pm The Office NBC - Yeah, it's a rerun, but it's the hour-long one where they go to Benihana. 8:00pm Survivor: China CBS - Next to last episode of the season. The finale is on Sunday. 9:00pm 30...

Jen Kirkman, Comedian

Comedian Jen Kirkman doesn't think humanity could handle world peace. After all, there's people who can't even handle raising kids and keeping track of whether they live on a flat or round planet. And the fact that those people are on TV while a comedian capable of telling stories as hilarious, unique, and honest as Jen's is not is plain wrong. Sure, Jen's been on VH1's Acceptable TV, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and provided...

The 'Pick Up Artist' Seems Bogus

There's this show that airs tonight on VH1 called the 'Pick Up Artist', which is a reality game show that aims to teach socially inept guys how to pick up chicks. It all seems fun, entertaining, and watchable... BUT what's with this joker who wears furry old-lady hats, cowboy hats, goggles-for-no-reason, black fingernail polish, has a funny Canadian accent, oh and yeah... calls himself MYSTERY?!?!? Listen dudes, LAist may not be the expert on picking...

Britney's Balling The MindFreak Guy!

Jesus Britney, you're a wreck, but we love every second of it. Especially you recently being hypnotized by that dumb magic guy into being his new girl-toy. You know which magic guy, right? It's Criss Angel, the one who looks like the host of "The Pick Up Artist"on VH1. And, yeah sure, a ring on every finger, black nail polish, and dressing like an 80's washed-up rocker are... attractive? Yeah, riiight. The two were...

Why They Hate Us

One of the more fascinating new shows on E! is a reality series about a new tanning salon here in LA called "Sunset Tan". The hero of the show appears to be a young gay manager who has to deal with ditzy employees and some oddballs on the management level, to say the least. Variety says that the show will have a dead person whose last request was to get a tan. But even...

VH-1 Honors LA with a Week of Rock

VH-1 has come a long way since being the video channel of choice for moms in the '80s. Now they run original reality shows... and reality shows. Sometimes you'll see a video and think you've stepped back into time. Actually, and we know that this just means we're old, it seems to us that the music they play on VH-1 is better than ever. Either way the sister station of MTV is going to...

New Music Tuesday - Air, Arcade Fire, The Stooges, !!!, Joss Stone, Albert Hammond, Wynton Marsalis, The Notorious B.I.G., White Flight, Antibalas, VH1 Metal Mania

Air - Pocket Symphony (Astralwerks) Albert Hammond, Jr. - Yours to Keep [US] (New Line) Antibalas - Security (Anti) Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (Merge) !!! - Myth Takes [Bonus Disc] (Warp) Joss Stone - Tell Me 'Bout It [SINGLE] (Virgin) KMFDM - Nihil [Bonus Track] (Metropolis) Mary Chapin Carpenter - Calling (Zoe) My Brighest Diamond - Tear It Down (Asthmatic Kitty) Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy (Nonesuch) Son Volt - Search...

TV Junkie: Skydiving Accident Survivor on Leno; Shark Attack Survivor on Letterman

A Word or 36: My son has pink eye and I've had to watch daytime TV, a truly terrible terrible thing to have to subject yourself to. I dunno if I'll be able to turn any of the following on. Tonight - Tuesday - February 20th, 2007 Canucks @ Ducks (PRIME, 7:00 p.m.) American Idol (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) We're down to 12 wannabes NCIS/The Unit (CBS, 8-10:00 p.m.) New episodes. Dateline NBC (NBC, 8:00...

Word to Your Mother's Uncle

Prince Paul! Brand Nubian! N.O.R.E.! Grandmaster Flash! Bushwick Bill! Just Blaze! House of Pain! Juelz Santana! Kid Rock! Insane Clown Posse! Is this disparate hip-hop collective kicking off the mother of all rap tours? Nope. They're just some of the guests who have stopped by to skewer the contestants on the most criminally ignored reality show on television. The White Rapper Show is the brainchild of those clever gents at Ego Trip. Every Monday...

Who is YOUR favorite Corey?

Yesterday, as I was perusing my usual celebrity gossip websites in hopes of avoiding any productive work, I came across a blurb that stopped me dead in my tracks. Sure, I've heard the rumors, but here it was in writing, in actual print. I know gossip sites aren't the most reliable sources, but just go with me here. It is true. The Coreys are going to be starring in a new show together --...

TV Junkie: National College Football Champtionship; Colbert & Stewart Back From Vacation

A Word or 39-ish: So whadyathinkof "the Apprentice: LA"? Was it LA-flavored enough for you or did it perpetuate the idiotic stereotypes all over again? It might have been better if they had manage to quarantine that thing to the East coast. Tonight - Monday - January 8th, 2007 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. the Florida Gators (FOX, 5:30 p.m.) This is it, the "BCS National Championship" football game Oilers @ Kings (Fox Sports, 7:30...

TV Junkie: New Years Eve Broadcasts

So if you don't feel like driving that hour+ to some party in the Valley, or to some party anywhere in Los Angeles, you can always turn on the TV. There's nothing like watching the 3-hour tape-delayed disco ball drop to reaffirm your existence. Tomorrow - Sunday - New Years Eve "Twilight Zone Marathon" (SciFi, ALL DAY) "Seinfeld Marathon" (TBS, ALL DAY) "Marx Brothers Marathon" (TCM, starting at 5:15 p.m.) (other marathons include "Ace...

TV Junkie: Weekend Edition - Football Up the Yin-Yang; A Coupla Movies; 60 Minutes

Friday Night "The Odessa File" (TCM, 5:00 p.m.) TCM presents an evening of spy movies starting with "The Odessa File", followed by "The Quiller Memorandum" "NHL Hockey" (PRIME, 7:00 p.m.) Blackhawks @ Ducks "NBA Basketball" (Fox Sports, 7:30 p.m.) Raptors @ Lakers "Ice-T's Rap School" (VH1, 9 p.m.) Season finale. "Real Time with Bill Maher" (HBO, 11 p.m.) Season finale. "Charlie Rose" (PBS, 11:30 p.m.): The Dixie Chicks and others, well, not other chicks,...

New CDs This Week

Trace Adkins - Dangerous Man (Capitol) Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics (two CDs; RCA) Carmine Appice - Ultimate Guitar Zeus (Escapi) Patricia Barber - Mythologies (Blue Note) Rory Block - The Lady and Mr. Johnson (Rykodisc) Cham - Ghetto Story (Atlantic) Cherish - Unappreciated (enhanced; Capitol) Philip Glass - "The Illusionist" soundtrack (Rykodisc) Joanna - This Crazy Life (Geffen) Andy Fairweather Low - Sweet Soulful Music (Proper) Maria Muldaur - Heart of Mine:...

Happy 25th Birthday MTV

Dear MTV, You know we love you. You know you're our favorite channel. And you called your shot and it came true: we can't live without our MTV. Like any relationship we've had our rough times. At first you wouldn't play black artists, then you played too much Michael Jackson. Fine, thanks for meeting us half way. For being pretty much the only music video channel in town you liked to play the same...

Elvis and Billie Joe sing "Alison" on VH1

In the mid 80s LAist pumped gas at the Union 76 on Santa Monica and Beverly Glen right near Century City. Sony was right near there and one day this woman drives in and we fill up her tank and wash her windows and check her oil and when she signs the credit card receipt she says that she doesn't have a tip but has a few records she can give us. One of...

Theatre with an R-E, meet Oklahoma! with an O...

The hottest show in town, already selling out for months in advance, is Justin Tanner's new play OKLAHOMO! at the Third Stage in North Hollywood. OKLAHOMO! is the story of a small, stalwart theatre troupe and one very self-centered writer trying to put on, without any kind of approval, a performance of OKLAHOMA! rewritten as a gay-themed musical. Hilarity ensues, much of it at the expense of Los Angeles theatre and its stubborn, threadbare...

First of The Month

If you're an Angeleno brave enough to venture outside in the cold tomorrow, there are good times to be had. First, the party you can't go to: VH1 tapes it's Big in 04 Awards Show at The Shrine Auditorium. Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Maroon 5, and Velvet Revolver are performing. Lots of celebrities will be in attendance. If you want to play paparrazi, we suggest getting there between 6:30 and 7 PM. If...

Dragged Back In

Tonight at Largo, see the first of two nights with singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb. Doors open at 8:00 PM. At Spaceland, see VHS or Beta with The Fever and Ashbury. Doors open at 9:00 PM. If you're still missing the '80s, have a Squeeze-able night as VH1 presents Glenn Tillbrook and the Fluffers with Fielding and Something for Rocke at the Knitting Factory. Tickets are $15.00 and doors open at 8:00 PM. In film, Outfest...

The Iceman Cometh

Taking it back to junior high, the Knitting Factory has an unusual free show tonight. In the Main Room, see a performance by none other than the man with the wacky fade: Vanilla Ice. The show is being filmed for a VH1 special, so show up early if you want to get in. Things kick off at 7:00 PM. Across town at the Troubadour, hang out at the Kiss or Kill Club, a recurring...

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