Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images su ... More >>
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Mickey Avalon, party rapper extraordinaire, is set to drop his new solo album Loaded today. We last checked in with him for a 2006 cover story depicting his utterly-wild ways; plenty has happened for him in the ensuing years, including many shows and ... More >>
After eight days in Park City, I'm back in Los Angeles; the festival continues through the weekend, with the awards announced Saturday night. Here are some notes on films I didn't get a chance to write about at length. Keep an eye out for my wrap-up of the festival in next week's print edition.
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrackIf you needed to place an iconic artifact of Southern California boarding culture in a time capsule, a pair of Vans shoes would certainly do.
Alongside the skateboard, a modification of roller skates, the modern surfboard, invented by L.A.'s Bob Simmons ... More >>
Following revelations that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore might be splitting up as a result of an alleged rendezvous on the part of the young Two and a Half Men star at a San Diego hotel last weekend, we have to ask, do real men cheat on their wives with a 23-year-old woman?
You see, this was bound ... More >>
Thanks to the idiosyncrasies of Air France's pricing schedule, I am departing Cannes on Thursday morning, before the premieres of some of the festival's most anticipated titles -- including the Ryan Gosling-starring Drive; This Must Be the Place, featuring Sean Penn in rock star drag; and ne ... More >>
Koi's dining room, via Facebook.Koi restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard has become an A-list restaurant, if not in the minds of critics, at least in the minds of celebrities. Along with the Ivy and Mr. Chow, It's a go-to spot to get snapped by paparazzi.
Except that its owners, the Sikder Fam ... More >>
FoxSean Penn was depicted on 'Family Guy' as a camera-attacking weatherman.Sean Penn never met a camera he didn't like ... to smash. The notoriously paparazzi-unfriendly star was charged Friday with misdemeanor battery and vandalism stemming from a run in with a photog at Brentwood Country Ma ... More >>
Sometimes we feel sorry for the paparazzi. Sure, most of them didn't go to Northwestern, intern for big newspapers or get bright-green LAPD press cards. They don't bring us news we can use. But they do capture an aspect of history, work their butts off, and face great bodily harm daily (especially w ... More >>
During his Oscar speech for winning the Best Actor award for Milk, Sean Penn pointedly attacked supporters of last November's victorious Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage in California:"For those who saw the signs of hatred as our cars drove in tonight," Penn said, "I think that it is a good ti ... More >>
Last night's L.A. Times Gold Derby blog presented a video clip of a somber Sean Penn at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, where his portrayal of gay icon Harvey Milk had won the Best Actor Award. Penn did not look to be in the mood for a political discussion, but when asked by Tom O'Neil a ... More >>