See also: SWATting, a Deadly Political Game.
Swatting has hit the homes of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Ashton Kutcher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and others. And, while it probably is pretty funny to the braces-wearing little buttheads who dial 911 with app-enabled masked numbers to report that their fa ... More >>
Boy band Allstar Weekend are Poway's answer to One Direction. The San Diego county-bred group got its start on the Disney Channel music competition Next Big Thing back in 2009. They took second place on that show, but the exposure helped the band ink a four-album deal with Hollywood Records, book a ... More >>
Updated below. Um. Maybe she's not Latina after all. First posted at 2:04 p.m. Oct. 18.
Disney has a black princess (Tiana, from New Orleans -- yeah), a native American one (Pocahontas) and an Asian one (Mulan).
But, until now, America's largest minority group has been shut out of this me-to pagea ... More >>
Actress, writer for E!'s Fashion Police and Madonna impersonator Nadya Ginsburg (she does a hilarious, spot-on Cher, too) will be doing her one-woman show, Madonnalogues, at the Cavern Club tonight and Oct. 23.
Ginsberg, in perfect character as Madonna, sat down to talk with us about the pop diva's ... More >>
This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimming pool; in Do Not Dis ... More >>
[Editor's note: Why This Song Sucks determines why particular tracks blow using science. It appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday.]
Song: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"
History: "Call Me Maybe" is the first single from Jepsen's Curiosity EP. It was actually released last year. She made i ... More >>
Provocateur Harmony Korine has again reached deep inside his bag of WTF for his latest feature, Spring Breakers. Set for release in 2013, the movie's casting has generated quite a buzz already: It features Disney star Selena Gomez being bad, James Franco in cornrows, and Georgia rapper Gucci Mane sh ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with momentous news from the sheriff's department. First posted at 7 a.m.
We're not sure when, exactly, Justin Bieber joined the world of Lindsay Lohan -- that dark side where your work takes a back seat to your run-ins with paparazzi and the law -- but it might have been this ... More >>
In the late aughts and the early teens, or whatever we're calling these decades, streaming music and social media began to merge; this, the geniuses of Silicon Valley, Alley, and Beach declared, would be utopia. Not only would it rain cash, but everyone's musical taste would improve.
And thus soon, ... More >>
Sure, you have your cosplay and your Star Trek, but Rap Industry Fan Fiction takes the genre to a place that it isn't know for going -- hip-hop. The brainchild of UNC history major Kate Davis Jones and grad Drew Millard, the site makes good on titles like "Ice Cube Shows Ice-T His Model Train Set" a ... More >>
By Lina Lecaro and Andrea Domanick
Nothing is a more fun cultural zeitgeist indicator than what folks wear for Halloween. And, of course, musical personalities are prime fodder. So here are our predictions for what will be the most common music costumes this year.
Of course, despite the fa ... More >>
Manhattan Beach Creamery is a pleasant neighborhood ice cream store, stocked with as much candy as it is ice cream. The white leather, half-shell chairs, halfway between Louis XIV and Philippe Starck, are a good spot to watch surfers trudge to and from the pier or Saturday Night or Saturday night ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Selena Gomez and Perez Hilton are true blue.
With live performances by Macy Gray, Dita Von Teese, Prince Poppycock, and Greyson Chance to name a few and Debbie Gibson, recorded greetings by Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber, and an in person Happy Birthday serenade from ... More >>
oceanUPJustin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the Vanity Fair party Sunday.Update: The water-main break was fixed and traffic was reopened in time for the morning rush -- about 6 a.m. -- the DWP reports.
The eyes of the world are on L.A. Sunday night and we give them ...
... a giant sinkhole. Y ... More >>
OK Magazine via TwitpicNatalie Porman and Benjamin Millepied on the red carpet.With people tweeting photos from Oscar night, who needs Getty Images and TMZ? We've got the goods. Jon Hamm and Arianna Huffington even tweeted pics of themselves. Thanks guys.
Disney BabyCan you say, 'Buy it now?'We could hardly blame Disney for creating tween-demo sensations like Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez (not to mention Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney before them): Kids represent a merchandise bonanza for a stuffed-bauble marketing enterprise ... More >>
No, This is not next season's cast for Jersey Shore. Remember New Kids on the Block? You know--Donnie Wahlberg's band, which sold eighty million records worldwide? (This was in the late '80s and early '90s, when people still deigned to purchase music.) And who won two American Music Awards ... More >>
Frank FairfieldFile under Halloween-appropriate shows that you don't have to dress up for: Murder ballads -- those creepy little tomes to our dark side -- will be the fare tonight at the Echoplex for a group of artists assembled by the people behind the New Los Angeles Folk Festival.
And why ... More >>