In the annals of rock there are many bands that people pretend to like, bands with fandoms consisting entirely of people desperately wanting to appear interesting by proxy. Royal Trux is a good example, as are Ween. Basically any Burzum fan who isn't a corpse paint-wearing, basement-dwelling Nazi fr ... More >>
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Literary Death Match is ready for its close-up. The acclaimed reading series presents LDM TV: The Pilot at Largo on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. with a slew of special guests, including Michael C. Hall, Diablo C ... More >>
Our list of the best ways to laugh in L.A. this week, including two great storytelling series and two funny Gregs.
5. The Happy Hour Story Experiment
It's free; it's early; and it's the wonderful Melinda Hill and writer Eve Sturges' "experimental hour of storytelling with their fancy, famous frien ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
If you haven't seen New Girl -- the Fox sitcom that premiered last September to stellar ratings -- you've probably seen the billboards all over town, featuring star Zooey Desch ... More >>
Dustin Lance Black, Diablo Cody and Josh Olson
Famed screenwriters Dustin Lance Black (Milk), Diablo Cody (Juno), the team Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Josh Olson (A History of Violence) shared real talk about life as a writer-for-hire at the Los Angel ... More >>
Lina Lecaro LACMA CEO Michael Govan, Tim Burton and Slash
There is seemingly no rest for the wicked mind of Tim Burton. With current/recent projects ranging from the film version of Dark Shadows to a reworking of his stop-motion short Frankenweenie to Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (sadly, ... More >>
Ready and rarin' to go for Coachella? If you packed days ago, and are heading up today, then you probably are. Goodie for you. But those preparing to battle traffic tonight or tomorrow, well, you might need a little planning help. As a seasoned Coachella vet we've done it all (of ... More >>
Ready and rarin' to go for Coachella? If you packed days ago, drove up Wednesday or Thursday morning and didn't over do it at the parties last night, then you probably are. Goodie for you. But those of us preparing to battle Friday traffic in hopes of getting there before sunset tonight, well, we mi ... More >>
Two very odd things happened over the weekend: First, Angels and Demons somehow managed to beat Star Trek at the box office (we think it's a conspiracy), and second, two of our writers, Chris Hardwick and Alexia Tsotsis, each broke a toe on Saturday (the same toe, even... also a conspiracy). Don't b ... More >>
View more photos in the "Operation Bombshell Burlesque" slideshow.
Timothy NorrisLily Burana and Diablo Cody arrive for Benefit Operation Bombshell Friday night at the razzle-tiki-dazzle new Trader Vic's at L.A. Live, Academy Award winner Diablo Cody and fellow seductress scribe Lily Burana presen ... More >>
Cody gets up close with Freddy's fingers of fate
The filmmaker-orchestrated mayhem at the New Beverly Cinema continues to rage on in periodic, two-week (or so) bursts… always unpredictable, never less than inspiring, not the least because of these double bills’ ability to draw in die-hard afic ... More >>
The righteous revivals continue at the New Beverly Cinema starting tonight, with another guest-curator series; July's celebrity programmer is Academy Award-winning screenwriter, EW columnist and leopard-print luvvah Diablo Cody, who serves up a varied cross-section of flickage for the next two weeks ... More >>
If there are any aspiring young rappers out there reading this, now is the time to rejoice. With his second album, Trilla, Rick Ross has proven that all you need to do to have a viable rap career is the foresight to rhyme "Ross" with "Boss." For those keeping score, that's two albums on Def Jam, t ... More >>
Missed the Red Carpet pre-Oscars coverage this year (think we may have still been in bed when E! started airing its tedious fawning sessions with Ryan Seacrest) so we actually had to watch the show itself for a fashion fix.
There sure was lots of eye candy. Maybe it was just our new hi-def TV, but ... More >>