After some of the most bizarre behavior to befall a comedian, the 100-city Katt Williams tour has been canceled, LA Weekly has learned. The L.A.-based comedian had about 90 more stops left but the concert promoter Live Nation pulled the plug this weekend, we were told: It was possible, however, tha ... More >>
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And here we thought 2010 was a sexy one for Los Angeles. Our most popular news stories in 2011 make last year's fare -- alleged John Travolta sightings at a gay spa, Vegas broads who sell sex to make rent -- look wholesome by comparison. Los Angeles was a blur of nude pics and racy murders these la ... More >>
Update: You want the dirt on Tupac? Here's the real dirt on Tupac. "The 'Keffe D' Tapes: 10 Highlights of Confession From Gangster Who Says Sean Combs Hired Him to Kill Tupac." TMZ claims to have viewed a sex tape starring the late L.A. gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur -- an alleged feat in multitasking ... More >>
â€‹In the wake of ex-LAPD detective Greg Kading's recent book, Murder Rap, revealing new details about the shootings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, many people will almost certainly try discredit Kading by citing past Weekly and other newspaper stories. In 2009, after eliciting confessions impl ... More >>
Werner Herzog Friday was Foreign-Born Documentary All-Stars Tackle Powerful Symbols of America day at TIFF. The scarily prolific Werner Herzog (whose first foray into 3D, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, premiered at this festival last year before its blockbuster theatrical run this summer) is back ... More >>
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Lil Wayne at the House of Blues, June 16, 2008 All photos by Timothy Norris How did this little dude with a mouthful of gold and a head full of rhymes become the biggest music industry story of the year? With his cartoon good looks -- glistening gold teeth too big for his mouth, dreadlocks too l ... More >>
After a five-year war, Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound reunite for love, profits and West Coast pride. Ben Quiñones catches the buzz.
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Is The Game playing for keeps?
Compton’s evolution from mild-mannered L.A. backwater to ground zero of ghetto nation makes cowards — and accomplices — of us all
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