Inner Circle helped invent reggae. Now, 45 years after they started, the group is still on tour -- not even a bus crash in Baton Rouge can stop them. They perform at Los Globos on Sunday; we caught up with them at their recording studios in Miami the day they left.
Drama on food television can be pretty predictable. There's the suspense by mystery element in the form of a basket of secret ingredients, undercover dinner guests, or maybe a surprise challenge. There's also the conceit of the cooking competition amongst chefs, amateurs, or some combo of the two. P ... More >>
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Huey Lewis is a dick. It's not hip to be square -- it's square to be square, the thing that the hip will always fight aga ... More >>
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Hip hop is constantly inventing new slang for getting down and dirty. You could get buck, crunk, and freaky. Wild out or act a fool. This summer was the ... More >>
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By 1995, Mark Horvath's L.A. dream life as a successful TV executive had turned sour. He was broke and homeless, living on Hollywood Boulevard. With the help of the Hollywood Dream Center, Horvath managed to leave the streets, start a flourishing ... More >>
AHFL.A.'s AIDS Healthcare Foundation is trying to transform the porn industry by having the government require condoms for adult actors.
Now it wants inside your bedroom for Valentine's Day. Ah, so romantic.
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Talk about runaway production -- L.A. can't even land a role to play itself in the movies these days. A news item working through the pipeline today notes that Battle: Los Angeles (no, it's not about budget fights), will be filmed in Baton Rouge and elsewhere in Louisiana. The Associated Press descr ... More >>
August 16 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Four and a half months later, on January 2, 1978, the Sex Pistols arrived in America for their brief abortive tour, and the seam of history unraveled. Coincidence?