How would you like it if your stretch of L.A. could join up with the city of Beverly Hills and enjoy that town's great schools, sub-three-minute police responses and smooth-as-a-baby's-behind streets?
Yeah, you'd like that. So would pretty much everyone else in Los Angeles.
Even the folks who live ... More >>
Stephanie Arakel shook her thang on stage with LMFAO for the better part of the year in 2009, just as they were blowing up. Only 21 years old, she quit her job, strapped on a polka dot bikini, and traveled all over the country with them. You can see her downing drinks in the "Shots" music video, bel ... More >>
After being found dead in his L.A. apartment Sunday, Rick Calamaro is being remembered as Charlie Sheen's ex-assistant in media reports. But Calamaro meant much more to L.A.'s nightlife scene.
His death is suspected to be drug related and followed, we've learned, a month holed up inside his apart ... More >>
The sexiest story to hit the newspaper world since Lou Grant wore short sleeves has a Los Angeles tie-in!
Thank the Lord.
It turns out that super-hottie society writer Sarah Tressler, fired after her not-so-secret night job as a stripper was revealed in Houston, was an intern right here in town - ... More >>
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Better than... The Grammy telecast's attempts to showcase EDM.
Skrillex may have won three Grammys, but it was Deadmau5 who ultimately impacted the celebration, its red c ... More >>
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At the risk of referencing LMFAO again, LA knows its party rockin' and we do it bigger and better than any other city in the world. New York may beat us at chic soirees, Miami might be sultrier and Vegas gaudier, but Los A ... More >>
Thanksgiving is upon us, so it's time to bow our heads and be thankful that at least somebody in the family has a job, medical marijuana is still around (for now) and a bloody presidential election is still nearly a year away.
And, after the dreaded Frank McCourt vowed to sell the Dodgers, we shoul ... More >>
At first, the idea of a three-hundred page cultural history of dirty magazines seems quaint, like somebody writing a book-length ode to the telegram. After all, it's been a long time since Playboy stood for anything other than bad reality TV, and you couldn't purchase a Penthouse right now i ... More >>
Shannon CotrellWhat can I get you to drink?
On May 21, 2011, flying zombies and flying nuns will darken the skies above Los Angeles, in a scene far more dire than anything Alfred Hitchcock could have dreamed up. To make matters worse, according to Harold Camping, it's 100% true.
Fortunatel ... More >>
Last year, as SXSW'ers swarmed downtown Austin, Texas, Alexander "DJ RTC" Fruchter rented a palatial mansion in the nearby hills for four days and set about creating a "hip-hop fantasy camp." Rappers like Freddie Gibbs, Fashawn, Rhymefest, and Kanye West associate GLC passed through, hung out ... More >>
[Here at LA Weekly, we're honored to count with the services of LA's Top Jazz Journalist, the inimitable Brick Wahl. We asked Brick to weigh in on the Esperanza Spalding Grammy upset. Brick has been an Esperanza fan from way back, and he was happy to put it all in context for us (and ... More >>
We know -- you're thinking, Playboy already is in Los Angeles. Nope. That's just Hef, who's been known to approve proofs of the adult glossy from the comfort of his robe at home in Holmby Hills.
The bread-and-butter work on America's nude-girl-next-door mag has been done out of editorial hea ... More >>
The other day I got an email - a company called Joe Joe Productions is throwing a glittering bash at the Playboy Mansion on June 23. Boys get in so long as they're rich, girls get in so long as they're hot. The Kandyland bash, which they're calling 'The MOST Outrageous Party of ... More >>