Updated at the bottom with a response from owner Richard Irving. First posted at 12:21 p.m.
Celebrity restaurant The Ivy was sued today for allegedly firing a busboy because he's HIV positive.
The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund announced the suit today, saying that the worker was terminated i ... More >>
You may have thought that Nico -- the eyelinered, somewhat racist Velvet Underground singer, Warhol superstar and film actress -- died in 1988...but you'd be wrong. She's been reincarnated by Tammy Faye Starlite, a New York singer/comedian/performance artist who's also known for sending up two othe ... More >>
The last time I saw Children of Bodom perform live ended up being one of the strangest nights of my life. That night saw a chain of events that included meeting Rob Lowe, inadvertently being recruited to spend the night caring for a reality-TV star whose drink had been drugged, and spending a 24-hou ... More >>
Editor's note: This week director Jason Reitman is guest blogging at West Coast Sound. Reitman, whose new film, Up in the Air, was nominated for six Golden Globes earlier in the week (including Best Director and Best Screenplay nominations for Reitman ... congrats!), is also a pretty big music head, ... More >>
M.I.A., as shot by Shawn Mortensen
The other night as M.I.A. was winding down her Coachella performance of "Paper Planes," she dedicated the song to longtime L.A. photographer Shawn Mortensen, who died last week at the age of 42. We've received a few notes of remembrance from friends and colleagues ... More >>
Because of the spectacular, train-wreck-in-the-making aspect of this event, we are giving you, gentle reader, an extra day's notice about Wednesday's gay-marriage debate between Gloria Allred and Andy Pugno. Were any two combatants so different and yet so thoroughly matched in their steely determina ... More >>
Because playing these albums in flagrante delicto is the only romantic gesture lamer than offering a woman a fish sandwich.
10. Cornball Stevie Wonder Songs (I.E. "You are the Sunshine of My Life." "I Just Called to Say I Love You")
I'm not going to tell you that these songs don't serve a ... More >>