Beau Rosenwald — an obese Hollywood talent agent–turned-producer — was used to having his movies fail. He also was used to raking in millions of dollars via films starring a monkey.
This time, however, the failure was monumental.
After the studio killed his script, Beau found himse ... More >>
A moment of silence for another local wine retailer. Steve Wallace has sold Wally's Wine and Spirits. Once a small outpost in West L.A., since it opened nearly forty five years ago the Wally's name has become synonymous for quality, be it the wine and spirits collection or its fundraisers. Plenty o ... More >>
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Song: Justin Timberlake, "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z
History: "Suit & Tie" is the first song from Justin Timberlake's new album(!), The 20/20 Experience. People wer ... More >>
Just a few weeks back, it looked as though Proposition 37, the law that would require the labeling of most foods that include genetically modified ingredients, would pass with ease. Polls showed that CA voters approved of the measure by a wide margin.
If you're looking for the disparity in power between the two factions clashing over Proposition 37, the upcoming ballot initiative regarding the labeling of GMO products, consider this: The No-On-37 folks have spent tens of millions on ads, including a barrage of television commercials, opposing the ... More >>
A video was released today in support of Prop 37, the proposition to make the labeling of genetically modified foods a requirement in California. The video features a bunch of celebrities, including Bill Maher, Danny DeVito, Dave Matthews and seven others explaining that "your puny little head would ... More >>
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Song: "Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall"
History: "Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall" has a bunch of supposed origin stories: One posits that Humpty Dumpty was unlikeable ... More >>
I used to work out a lot. I never wanted to be super big -- like, I didn't care to look like an Olympic weightlifter, or even a sprinter, for that matter. I just wanted it to not hurt that much if someone punched me in the stomach. I wanted an Olympic diver build, which, in retrospect, is a semi-wei ... More >>
So you bought an ugly, slab-sided Honda Civic hybrid thinking it would, despite its Danny DeVito looks, become the next "it" car for the eco hipsters.
Wrong again, ethanol breath.
Turns out earlier models of the Civic hybrid came with way less gas mileage than advertised -- 30 versus 50 -- as a re ... More >>
JGarbeeRosanna ZarettiIt's not difficult to make your own limoncello, as Ventura Limoncello owners James Carling and his Rome-born wife Manuela Zaretti-Carling are quick to point out. But if you proclaim yours the best in SoCal (and please not Danny DeVito's namesake version), we will declar ... More >>
myprettyrose/PhotobucketSome serious stars have aligned to pay tribute to the 35th anniversary of cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show this month at the Wiltern. On October 28th, Jack Nicholson will lead a cast of movie reenactors including Danny Devito, Billy Idol, Evan Rachel Wood of ... More >>
Timothy NorrisMike PattonIt's half-way through Faith No More's Saturday night set at Coachella and Mike Patton is already being groped and grabbed by the audience. No sooner had the band begun to wind down its cheeky rendition of Michael Jackson's "Ben" than the crooner leapt into the pit of ... More >>
It was cool. It was a big Happening with flashing lights, lots of color, inspiration, 100,000 people screaming along in unison, moved by the pure ... spectacle of it. If we were in North Korea, these songs would have been about the Supreme Leader and we would have all been flashing colored placards ... More >>