Update at the bottom: It looks like Disney is baking away from its claims to Dia De Los Muertos. First posted at 12:38 p.m. It's bad enough that white folk have taken over our land (the Southwest), our food (we're looking at you, Rick Bayless) and our women (Salma Hayek, sort of). Now you want the ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: A UCLA professor weighs in on the question and says yes. First posted at 12:18 p.m. Perhaps in a nod to its Spanish speaking majority, the Catholic Church today announced that Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is its new pope. He will apparently go by the name of Pope Franc ... More >>
It's always fun to see who the cool kids -- i.e., celebrities -- line up with come election season, and this year's mayoral race is starting to attract that kind of attention. L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti recently rolled out a video starring a gushing Salma Hayek. Now it's City Controller Wend ... More >>
Update: Check out Garcetti's dance moves, courtesy of the Los Angeles Wave. After the jump. Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti has been rolling out the Hollywood endorsements, and just recently he released a hilarious video of his "friend" and actress Salma Hayek, who gushes over him. In ... More >>
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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 >>
Oliver Stone's drug-trade drama Savages settles for sensation
Recently, actress Salma Hayek was announced as the latest celebrity to be milk-mustached by the Milk Processor Education Program, otherwise known as the "Got Milk" people. Hayek's ads will promote the new The Breakfast Project campaign, which touts milk as key to a good breakfast. In the commercial, ... More >>
Derek PaulinGrind-ING!WHO: Evolution Control Committee WHERE: Echoplex WHEN: 5/13/11 If there was any justice in this world, evolution would never be dismissed by a large portion of the population as "just a theory," and Evolution Control Committee would be more popular than god. At their ... More >>
Falling JamesLe Butcherettes: bloody 'ell!Le Butcherettes were a portrait of domestic bliss when they walked onstage at Spaceland for their debut Los Angeles show. Sure, drummer Normandi Heuxdaflo and a mystery bassist guy looked a bit unsettling in their creepy masks, but singer Teri Gender ... More >>
elvis.comHe tried.The hottest trending topic on Twitter today is #BlackThoughts, and people are opening up like Sarah Palin at a book signing. When he wasn't pillaging for gold, spices, rap skills or Selma Hayek, the white man yearned throughout history to answer an eternal question: What ar ... More >>
To kick off the fifth season of his FX drama Rescue Me, star Denis Leary brought a collection of fellow stand-ups (who just happened to be series regulars) together for the 11-city Rescue Me Comedy Tour... his first large-scale jaunt in 12 years. While the Saturday-night crowd seemed to be comprised ... More >>
Dream come true for Malia, and indirect reference to Sarah Palin from Michelle, who says her husband is "not afraid of smart people."
Rather than watch the Republican National Convention or the U.S. Open in tennis, I covered Michelle Obama's visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday night as a "pool reporter." A pool reporter is someone who's chosen by a political campaign to cover an event that would otherwise be closed to the press. I ... More >>
And he wouldn't be caught dead in Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Is this adios for the OC wab?
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Everybody's got an opinion when it comes to Oscar fashion, and since I'm in the Style Council, I can pretend mine matters. Coolio! I watched it all on the tube last night (no red carpet camping and definitely no traffic-jammed, hoity toity after-parties for me, at least not this year) with the rest ... More >>
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Venerating Hugh Grant
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