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To watch Melissa McCarthy as lovable chef Sookie St. James on seven seasons of the Gilmore Girls was to see an actress perfect the art of playing a sidekick. As best friend of the show's protagonist, Lorelai Gilmore (Laur ... More >>
It's always fun to see who the cool kids -- i.e., celebrities -- line up with come election season, and this year's mayoral race is starting to attract that kind of attention. L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti recently rolled out a video starring a gushing Salma Hayek. Now it's City Controller Wend ... More >>
Turning swords into plowshares is all well and good, but MI6 has a better idea: turning bombs into delicious cupcakes. In a sweet bit of counter-terrorism that also reads like the plot of a Kate Hudson rom-com,* the British spy agency got hold of Al Qaeda's first English language publication, Insp ... More >>
Ten movies coming out this weekend, with reviews from our print edition:
10. The summer tentpoles are coming, and this week we have Kenneth Branagh's Thor, which Eric Hynes says is "an astonishingly awkward marriage of ancient Norse mythology and 21st-century nonsense and "works too har ... More >>
Concept FW's arty cool cluster of events and installations and Project Ethos' massive (made for mass appeal) event at Avalon; The Gallery LA's lineup this weekend at Sunset-Gower Studios and countless boutique bashes celebrating designer creations in more intimate spaces (Sue Wong in a Hollywood est ... More >>
We've often referred to ourselves as the "Where's Waldo" of L.A. music and nightlife, and now that our pal Sean Yseult has released her new book, I'm In The Band- Backstage Notes From The Chick In White Zombie, we really feel that way.
Yseult, who was a founding member and bass player fo ... More >>
Attention fans of bizarro television and legendary groupies: Fishbowl LA announces a literary event tonight in Echo Park featuring Laura Palmer's mom and the archetype for Kate Hudson's role in Almost Famous!
That's right--Twin Peaks' Grace Zabriskie will be reading her poetry at vintage sto ... More >>
Steve Jones has released a farewell note to his fans via his publicist after the shuttering of Indie 103.1 earlier today, and hints that Jonesy's Jukebox may return elsewhere on the dial. Here is the press release:
STEVE JONES AND HIS FLAGSHIP "JONESY'S JUKEBOX" RADIO SHOW BID FAREWELL TO INDIE 10 ... More >>
Angela Basset sat in the front row across from me at the Dina Bar-El Show, eyeing the gowns with a cautious look. All of dresses were perfect for premieres, award shows, and trophy wife fundraising. But few I felt were really flashbulb magnets. They were the kinds of dresses you'd see on the cast ... More >>