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Jessie Andrews was a 17-year-old American Apparel salesgirl in Miami Beach when company founder Dov Charney, impressed with her abilities, hired her to instruct the other area e ... More >>
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Alfonso Ribeiro of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air might do the nerdiest, preppiest dance of all time.
But that didn't stop hundreds if not thousands of followers from joining him yesterday at Universal CityWalk and other locales in ... More >>
Perhaps we shouldn't have worn jeans to the premiere of Starz' Magic City, their latest original series set to hit the airwaves April 6. Some event-goers who gathered for the screening at the Director's Guild (and later flowed into the Chateau Marmont after party) had on much more appropriately glam ... More >>
Los Angeles chefs made a strong showing among the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards, which were announced today.
Local nominees for the Best Chef, Pacific award include Josef Centeno (Lazy Ox Canteen), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), David Feau (The Royce at the Langham), Matt Molina (M ... More >>
Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles TimesWill OWS thaw its toes out west?SoCal's famously bland winter weather is looking mighty appealing to the frozen campers at Occupy Wall Street right about now.
The roughly 200 tents occupying New York's Zuccotti Park are facing a long season of snowstorms and fre ... More >>
Adam Chester with Elton John
-Please don't eat sushi. Love, Mom
-Grapes are good for your bowel movements. Love, Mom
-Don't have anything to do with your paternal grandmother.
-There's a resistant form of gonorrhea going around...use a condom.
-Don't drink rainwater.
-Make sure it's childre ... More >>
The eyes say it allThe rapper Flo Rida was arrested early this morning in Miami Beach on suspicion of drunk driving. His blood alcohol level was reported to be .185, more than twice the legal limit in Florida.
According to TMZ, he was stopped by the police when they saw him swerving in his ... More >>
Paul T. BradleyNicki Hunter and her superfan: a night's expectations achieved.
We'll get to (Fake) Bono in a minute.
Ok, you know that one where the librarian loses the glasses and becomes the master of all things sexual? All it takes is a change in music and a little lighting...and voila! ... More >>
Andrews McMeel PublishingShe Likes BrowniesWhen we left off with the prolific -- and fantastic -- cookbook author and home baker extraordinaire Maida Heatter, she was telling us about her worst baking disaster. Or not telling us, actually ("You know, I can't think of a baking disaster... hold ... More >>
YouTubeHeadquarters, we have a wedgie.The just-wrapped "Miami Music Week/Ultra Weekend" in South Beach was marred by violence, and allegations of rape. Our sister publication Miami New Times reports that three Californians were arrested on suspicion of gang raping a college student at the Fon ... More >>
the undergraduateMiami Beach.Three suspects arrested last week in the alleged gang rape of a college student in Miami Beach are from L.A.'s South Bay, police tell the Weekly.
The trio is from Torrance, Rancho Palos Verdes and Torrance, Miami Beach Juan F. Sanchez told us.
They were arrested ... More >>
Carpet cleaner, liar, corporate swashbuckler, Barry MinkowBy Beth Barrett
The president of conman Barry Minkow's Fraud Discovery Institute (FDI) has apologized to "friends" and other followers, saying the company had "fallen away from our mission and our credibility and our sweat equity that ... More >>
Rae Rae / YoVenice via FlickrNational Go Topless Day apparently went off without a hitch in Venice over the weekend. The Los Angeles Times reported that about two dozen women and nearly two hundred onlookers gathered for the demonstration against laws that treat chest-baring differently for m ... More >>
Illustration by Jason SeilerOur sibling publication Miami New Times just published a long article about hip hop/pop producer (and LA resident) Scott Storch. Writer Gus Garcia-Roberts tried to interview Storch for this account of the spiral into drug-addiction and debt that destroyed his once- ... More >>
James BeardThis morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Judges will vote to determine the final 5 nominees in each category, which will be announced on March 22nd. The winners will be announced at the Foundation's award party, ... More >>
If you should find yourself in downtown's Little Tokyo this Sunday afternoon, trolling for zuke maguro or morikomi or hamachi sashimi or iwashi sushi, say, you might do well to stop by the Artani/Japan America Theatre before you down too many cups of sake. There you will find, mid-afternoon, the fin ... More >>
With a tip of the cap to Danny Boyle and A Way Between Voice and Presence, we take a deeper look at the alternately painful and joyous recollections that led to the construction of Rick Ross' verse on Ludacris' "Southern Gangsta." Little known fact: Ross' boss qualities are purported to be the in ... More >>