Hollywood has a checkered history of covering mental health and substance abuse, reaching bottom with Nightmare on Elm Street. A young Johnny Depp played the killer as a schizophrenic, imprinting that image of mental illness on millions.
To counteract such stigma, the Entertainment Industry Counci ... More >>
A sea of screaming faces beckon movie stars to the sidewalk, where they conjure photographs, baseballs and -- when Johnny Depp appears, even a replica Freddie Krueger glove for him to sign. Outside Grauman's Chinese Theater, they downright beg for an autograph, yelling until their voices turn hoarse ... More >>
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L.A. has some of the best rock n' roll venues in the country. From the sparkly glam rock of the Sunset Strip to the grimy punk of dim little clubs in questionable ar ... More >>
At the center of the city, there is a 100-foot-long ocean liner dry-docked in a parking lot. It would seem out of place in many if not most L.A. neighborhoods. Except here. Landlocked Koreatown is bobbing with nautical-themed restaurants, and you can't walk the length of a plank without stumbling in ... More >>
Evolutionary biologist Leigh Simmons at the University of Western Australia has squashed everything we thought we knew about manliness with a recent study that revealed men with deep, sexy voices tend to have lower sperm counts.
I don't know about you man-lovers out there, but a baritone bo ... More >>
Merrick Monroe.Women account for one out of three porn site visitors.When you think about the audience for the multi-billion-dollar, LA.-based porn industry, you usually think men.
That would be a good instinct, but not entirely correct. In fact there's some evidence that women are a big sli ... More >>
You'll be kicking up plenty of gravel waiting to see Cee Lo Green, Queens of the Stone Age and The Kills at this year's SXSW. Chances are, the lines will be much, much shorter for Go Back to the Zoo, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Amusement Parks on Fire or the dozens of other requisite oddly-name ... More >>
Mr. & Mrs. SmithNow that the holidays are over and your warm-and-fuzzy feelings for family and friends have given way to a massive, week-long hangover, we've got just the tidbit to brighten your day.
That's right, we've got porn news to kick off 2011 right. Steven Hirsch, honcho at the world ... More >>
Lando pimped the 'stache even in a galaxy far, far awayWe're nearing the end of Mustache May and as people across the web compare facial hair, we couldn't help but wonder if some of our favorite, classic sci-fi characters would look even cooler with a little (or a lot) of fuzz above the lip. ... More >>
A crusty, drug-damaged caricature or the personification of cool itself? When it comes to Keith Richards, there are essentially two camps. For Rolling Stones fans, the man, his guitar-playing, his (however unintelligible) words, and his wholly droll essence, is tantamount to rock n' roll deity. An e ... More >>
A pop flashpoint of artistry, influence and inspiration from lovers of all things cult cinema, Crazy 4 Cult is back for seconds at Gallery 1988 in Hollywood. The sophomore effort - "This Time It's Personal" - opened on Friday night to a packed room and a long queue of pop cult-savvy geeks trailing d ... More >>
Okay, I may be the biggest Rolling Stones fan I know (except for maybe Falling James) but I'd defend my hero on this one regardless. Snorting his pops? It's soooo Keith Richards to say something like that. I've studied him, I've met him, I know.
But c'mon even if you're just a casual fan, you're f ... More >>