*James Franco's MOCA Show Opening: 'There's Just a Lot of Dicks in There'
*James Franco & Alex Israel: Why Their Obsession With Celebrity Doesn't Pay Off
Who are we to argue celebrity artistic merit -- or any artistic merit anywhere? It is 2012, after all, and it has kinda all been done. ... More >>
L.A. weirdos really don't get any weirder than this.
Luka Rocco Magnotta, formerly a Los Angeles-based gay porn star (or, according to his Facebook profile, a "male model" who's had plastic surgery to look like James Dean), is now on Interpol's international watch list, reportedly on suspicion of c ... More >>
In the span of a week, MOCA has subjected us to not one but two art installations that are heavily dependent on celebrity for their content. James Franco's "Rebel" opened the weekend before last at the JF Chen showroom, and this past Saturday night Alex Israel had a video screening and performance o ... More >>
On Thursday, Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean, a stylized, intriguing film about James Dean before he becomes a major movie star, premieres at the Seattle International Film Festival. Los Angeles-based and openly gay director Matthew Mishory, who examines Dean's gay leanings, talked with ... More >>
"There's just a lot of dicks in there. A lot of porno," the painter Ty Williams says, shaking his head. "But I get it, though. I understand the prevalence of penises."
We're standing in the alleyway behind JF Chen, a collectible furniture showroom and exhibit space, at the opening party for "Rebel ... More >>
You may have thought that Nico -- the eyelinered, somewhat racist Velvet Underground singer, Warhol superstar and film actress -- died in 1988...but you'd be wrong. She's been reincarnated by Tammy Faye Starlite, a New York singer/comedian/performance artist who's also known for sending up two othe ... More >>
NBC / HuluBlizzard Man is a virgin.Those brooding hip-hop guys in puffy jackets in the corner of the club -- the place where "nobody smiling." Turns out they get all the girls after all.
A study published this week in the American Psychological Association journal Emotion states that women a ... More >>
Courtesy of Profiles in HistoryCar from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
An auction of big-name Hollywood geek porn organized by Profiles in History at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills this past weekend grossed more than $5.8 million. We bring you the highlights:
10. An original film cel from the c ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS AND NEW REVIEW FUNCTIONS WILL RETURN SHORTLY. 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSYeah, we know, there was apparently no glue in the frames, so recipients who held their coveted Lawee prizes on the stage of the El Rey Monday night frequently suffered the indignity of ... More >>
Mose Allison has always been a misfit. Not a misfit in the sense of a James Dean or even a Chet Baker (I mean, if Bruce Weber does a documentary on your meaningful junkie wrinkles, you've found some kind of "fit"), but a true unclassifiable. After all, the blues are rumored to be something the devil ... More >>
Only the other day Korean Air, a corporate partner of the city's Million Trees L.A. program, was sponsoring the mayor's tree-planting photo-op near downtown. In today's L.A. Times, we learn, the company is the force behind a proposed construction project that will change the skyline by knocking down ... More >>
If you can't take the heat -- well, let's just say that the Hollywood Wax Museum has announced plans to auction off James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and nearly 200 other wax figures on May 1. The housecleaning sale is the first in the museum's 44-year history and offers something for every genre of c ... More >>