DefamerJoe.Girls Gone Wild founder and lawsuit magnet Joe Francis wasn't #winning in court this week.
His countersuit against casino magnate Steve Wynn, alleging that the Vegas mogul promised a discount on a large gambling debt, was thrown out of Los Angeles Superior Court like Andy Dick at ... More >>
NBCJeff Zucker.There was a time when publications, mostly of the dead-tree variety, would call for heads of leaders, mostly of the political kind. But in this info-stream era, everyone's an armchair studio chief, and every public figure -- not just the one you voted for -- is game. It was on ... More >>
Deputies Shoot Machete Man A young man said to be under the influence of drugs was discovered in a Rosemead back yard by sheriff's deputies. Ernesto Castaneda was shot when he threatened them with a machete and baseball bat. He later died. L.A. TimesMolina Slams Obama on Saenz According to Superviso ... More >>
Homeless Man Was Torched With Flare Robert Winton of the L.A. Times reports Deputy D.A. William Hodgman's charge that Ben Matthew Martin set fire to John Robert McGraham (not, as reported, "McGrath") with a road flare after dousing the homeless man with gasoline in an L.A. alley last fall. Martin, a ... More >>
Defamer has a film obitchuary for the Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet vehicle, Revolutionary Road, and its failure to sucker Oscar voters into giving it a single nomination. ("Good Fucking Riddance, Revolutionary Road.") One hoped-for outcome of the Academy Award snub, Defamer says, is "a foreseeable ... More >>
Defamer's Kyle Buchanan has a nice slice-and-gut of Spread -- Ashton Kutchner's new, Shampoo-esque entry at Sundance. It's a sex comedy about a young lothario sleeping his way north in L.A. Apart from skewering the film on artistic grounds (oh, those) Buchanan goes to town on Spread's impulse ... More >>
Just before New Year's, news came out from AlleyInsider and others about the imminent sale of Defamer, the online wagazine that touts itself as "The L.A. Gossip Rag." Defamer is among a clutch of Web titles, including Consumerist and Wonkette, that are up for sale or have been folded by Nick D ... More >>
After catching Sam Moore's tribute to Isaac Hayes at the Sunset Junction Street Fair, we raced over to The Echo Saturday night to see The (New) Germs, squeezing into a prime viewing location to the left of the stage, where apparently, we caught the attention of the blog bitches at Defamer!
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On Wednesday morning, the subterranean temple that is the KCRW studio complex on the campus of Santa Monica College played host to a great six-song set by Grizzly Bear, of Brooklyn, New York. Broadcast live on Nic Harcourt's Morning Becomes Eclectic show, the set, which you can listen to on the stat ... More >>
Grammy week... Fashion week (in NYC)...the writers strike... Britney... There so much to do and watch and bitch, uh write, about.... Our new year's resolution was to blog more and go to the gym more, but February's already half way through and we haven't jumped on the treadmill yet. Sigh...
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