As the Hollywood-based casting guru behind Jersey Shore and A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, Doron Ofir knows how the lowbrow culture game is played. But even the man who gave the world Snooki might have been caught off-guard by the outrage over one of his latest projects: a competitive EDM reality ... More >>
The new year couldn't come at a better time. Forget Superstorm Sandy, school shootings, Snooki's baby, Rihanna and Chris Brown's reconcilliations. Let's start fresh, and let's do it with some new music.
Here are eight fantastic local bands, all of whom are set to break big in 2013. The best part? Y ... More >>
If you thought Mitt Romney's week couldn't get any worse, it just did.
The blog Democratic Underground seems to have called it first: The Republican candidate appears to have gotten darker in only a day's time. Fine, you say, he has property on the beach right here in Southern California. It happen ... More >>
You probably know him as Damian, the flamboyant scene stealer from the 2004 film Mean Girls, where various quips ("I want my pink shirt back") earned Danny Franzese a modest cult following consisting primarily of tweens and queens. While his film cohorts Tina Fey and Lindsay Lohan graduated to 30 Ro ... More >>
Considering the airwaves are cluttered with dejected bachelorettes, fist-pumping and wars over things as trivial as cupcakes, it's difficult to imagine this as a time when television should be revered.
Or is it?
That was the prompt at hand during last night's Zocalo Public Square event: "Is This t ... More >>
jgarbeeA Gumdrop Sculpture In ProgressBeginning this weekend at Gallery KM, Joe Friday ("Dragnet") gets to spend the next six weeks with Kim Kardashian. We're sure that Mr. Friday is thrilled. At least there will be plenty of yin-yang marshmallows and food-inspired sculptures on hand.
The e ... More >>
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Song: Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
History: "Give Me Everything" is the second single from Pitbull's Planet Pit, which is ... More >>
San Gennaro FoundationAunt Chippy, Guillermo, Cousin Sal and Uncle Frank from "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in a cannoli-eating contest during the annual feast.
Hollywood is preparing to paint the town red, white and green this weekend when the 10th annual Precious Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro ... More >>
Oderous Urungus of GWARSee also: Top Five Metal Guest Vocalists That Make You Say "WTF"
When it comes to our musical preferences, we pretend that we value artistic integrity, strong musicianship, and meaningful lyrics above all else. But in truth we often fall for a good gimmick. Whether it' ... More >>
flickr user mixedsoupFull disclosure: We are not inherent vodka fans, though we have been swayed by the occasional lilting cocktail based on Hangar One's Buddha's Hand vodka. But we'll get straight to the sour apple martini point: Our Top Five Don't Drink These Now Vodkas.
5. Bakon Vodka
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A. Scattergoodgood pizza
In case the world needed another reason to hate us, the Jersey Shore kids have been deported (okay, not exactly, but we wish) to Italy to film the fourth season of their hit MTV reality show. The Guidos and Guidettes, some of whom aren't even Italian, will be roaming ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Mandatory deodorant checks at the door of Avalon will begin April 1 at Control.
After a Spring summit with LA's top club promoters, we have some exclusive scoop to share that may very well change the culture of clubbing as we know it! You wont read this anywhere else, folks! Sta ... More >>
Lina LecaroDance floor fatales at Colony
One of the best things about Grammy Party Weekend? Getting to check out the velvet roped dens du jour one might not frequent in Hollywood in fell swoop. Most pre-Grammy events this year were at the newest and nicest swankpits in town (Roxbury, Supper ... More >>
Master of the CUIThe peaceful community of Baldwin Hills transformed into a veritable Isla Vista last night, as five allegedly drunk bicyclists in a pack of 15 -- riding in the dark, with no helmets or fluorescents, switching lanes and directions like bees juiced on maraschino -- were arreste ... More >>
Jersey Grub Truck
Some say the only good things to come out of New Jersey have been Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, and more recently, the MTV-driven trainwreck/cultural phenomenon that is Jersey Shore. But come this weekend, another East Cost transplant -- The Jersey Grub Truck -- plans t ... More >>
-- Too Many Sommeliers, Not Enough Training. [ZesterDaily]
-- Colorado prison inmates raise fish for food. [The Denver Post]
-- Greek restaurant Xandros has a crisis of faith, identity, ownership, something. Cops, etc. [Eater LA]
-- Could the days of the British "pint" be numbered? [Reuters]
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daytondui.comCheck yourself before LAPD wrecks yourself.Updated after the jump with new location. First posted at 12:05 p.m. Thursday.
This weekend the LAPD is going to be on you like orange on Snooki. Seriously. And the DUI is a gift that keeps on giving -- fines, attorney's fees, communit ... More >>
This just in: Last night via Twitter, Best Coast's So. Cal surf-pop queen Bethany Cosentino revealed that the band has an unexpected fan (stalker, more like it) in Jersey Shore, erm, icon Snooki, a.k.a. Nicole Polizzi.
Unlikely, sure, but it's hard to argue with the evidence: photos of Snooki with ... More >>
Jerrod Maruyama is an illustrator from Northern California. He has worked on educational books, company logos, tattoo art and more. He designed Toy Story t-shirts that were sold at the Pixar Studio Store in Emeryville, CA and recently participated in the show "STRIPPED! Art Inspired By The Creativit ... More >>