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"I'm a collector of characters. We're a very interesting breed."
Doron Ofir, 41 — original casting director of more than 100 reality productions, from RuPaul's Drag Race t ... More >>
Revered standup and actor Kevin Pollak's new autobiography, How I Slept My Way to the Middle: Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs , fulfills precisely what its subtitle promises, chronicling his rise as an formidable impressionist and standout player in The Usual Suspects, A Few Go ... More >>
Last summer, Womanthology was big news across the comic book scene, back when the mega-anthology featuring an all female team of creators was only a concept, the brainchild of comic book artist Renae De Liz, inspired by a tweet from Jessica Hickman, who became one of the book's editors. The Kickstar ... More >>
Leisha Hailey, who formerly starred in The L Word and is currently a member of Los Angeles indie pop duo Uh Huh Her, has issued a statement regarding being asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight.
Yesterday, the singer/actress wrote a series of Tweets about the incident. She said that sh ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSteampunk at San Diego Comic-Con 2010More in "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Thursday July 21 Schedule: Bruce Campbell, Yoshiki, Stan Lee, Mike Judge and More." and "San Diego Comic-Con Announces Friday, July 22 Schedule: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick, Chris Elliott, Wil Wheaton, ... More >>
Following in the footsteps of LA Weekly's esteemed food critic Jonathan Gold, who writes the entertaining "Ask Mr. Gold" column, our film critic Karina Longworth (who wrote this week's great cover story on Kevin Smith) would like to announce the debut of her own question-and-answer feature, ... More >>
Kevin Smith's implication that film critics are over-cushioned got swift counterpoint this afternoon: Disney-ABC has announced that it is canceling At the Movies, the long-running film review TV show that was originally hosted by Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. When Siskel died, he was replaced by Rich ... More >>
Kevin Smith.Southwest Airlines apologized to Kevin Smith over the weekend after the director was booted from an Oakland-to-Burbank flight because of his large stature. But both sides are still arguing over the ejection, with Southwest stating that they were technically in the right because Sm ... More >>
Photographer Shannon Cottrell and I started off 2009 with Anime L.A. and then proceeded to hit up every convention and non-con fandom event we could attend. Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind year of panels, cosplay, ball-jointed dolls and "Hare Hare Yukai" dance-offs. We decided to end the year ... More >>
Shannon CottrellTwilight protestors in line for Comic-Con's MasqueradeSaturday night, photographer Shannon Cottrell and I walked up and down the line to get inside Comic-Con's Masquerade, noticing a curious wave of screams. We wondered what was happening, followed the sound, and caught a youn ... 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 >>
The Silver Daggers were on the bill to play at the Part Time Punks' Third Anniversary show Sunday night. This is what they did for 20 minutes instead (a few of them--not all members were present):
At least if you're going to do nothing, make it interesting- see: John Cage; Kevin Smith; Andy Kauf ... More >>
Because Live Blogging is so gauche.
Occasionally the Grammy Committee's old fogey sensibility yields huge dividends. See the inclusion of Morris Day and the motherfucking Time. As far as I know, only two people have paid much attention to Morris Day and the Time post "Jerk Out:" the illustrious ... More >>