The population of Los Angeles is roughly half Latino these days. But you wouldn't know it within some business communities, like Hollywood's, where many of the brown folks you see are working craft services (those buffets at location shoots), driving trucks or working security for Jimmy Kimmel. So ... More >>
From the beaches of La Jolla to the majestic mountains of the Angeles National Forest, from the Joshua trees of the Mojave desert to the gilded canyons off Mulholland Drive, Southern California is a beautiful place. But, frankly, it can also be hell on earth. If you've ever been stuck in traffic on ... More >>
Friday, Aug. 30 The film and music festival Don't Knock the Rock returns to Cinefamily with a lineup of music documentaries, live performances and DJs. Nearly all the films will feature a postscreening Q&A with the filmmakers, including one moderated by L.A. Weekly's Jeff Weiss on Saturday. Kicking ... More >>
See also: New Seth Green Show "Dads" is Racist Against Asians, Group Says. Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly was undeterred by an Asian American group's concerns with its upcoming sitcom "Dads," which makes fun of Asians and airs more than one stereotype in its pilot. Reilly sent a letter to ... More >>
A fall pilot for a Fox show called "Dads" that features Seth Green and Martin Mull makes fun of Asians and even uses the word "oriental." That's the take away from the L.A.-based Media Action Network for Asian Americans, which this week shot a letter off to a group of top executives at the network ... More >>
See also: *More L.A. Weekly Film Coverage Saturday, Aug. 17 Blue Exorcist the Movie is based on the popular manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato (which became an anime television series in 2011). The story follows Rin Okumura, the teenage son of Satan, in his quest to avenge the death of hi ... More >>
See also: *More L.A. Weekly Film Coverage Friday, May 31 With graduation caps flying on campuses all over town, Downtown Independent joins the celebration with two high school films from the '90s and a drink-along. First up is Can't Hardly Wait, starring then-it girl Jennifer Love Hewitt and frequ ... More >>
Let's all give thanks we have bountiful great comedy in this town. 5. 17th Nerdmelt Horrible Movie Night Hosts John Mathot and Susan Wright, along with the awesome musical improv team Love Jet, get ruthless on Alienator with Jan Michael Vincent. Nerdmelt at Meltdown Comics, Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
Aerosmith plays to a sold out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl last night -- joined by Johnny Depp on stage.
CaltechThree planets were found around 'red dwarf' KOI-961.Three new planets have been discovered, and they're tinier than than a Smart Car. Well, not that small, but Caltech states the trio comprises the "smallest confirmed planets ever detected outside our solar system." The three, discov ... More >>
David Faustino parlayed his Married ... With Children fame into a hugely influential hip-hop party. Now he wants back into the scene.
Nanette Gonzales No plans for Halloween? Not looking forward to trying to park in WeHo for the parade Monday night? Check out these seven other weekend events. We won't say they're spook-tacular. If we did you'd have to shoot us.
Sometimes life imitates art. Or maybe it goes the other way around. But at Gallery 1988, art imitates art at the annual "Crazy 4 Cult" exhibit, a conglomeration of pieces inspired by some of the most celebrated cult films in history. The show, which opens again on July 8, has featured art ri ... More >>
The tagline on the Team Unicorn Facebook page pretty much sums it up: 'Geek Girls: Like unicorns, we're not supposed to exist.' Rileah Vanderbilt, Clare Grant, Milynn Sarley and Michele Boyd are beautiful and talented women who are also proud to be nerds! Their first video, "G33K and G4M3R GIRLS", ... More >>
The Venture Bros., which begins the second half of its fourth season Sunday night at 11:30 on Adult Swim, is a curious show. It hasn't won the awards that Robot Chicken and The Boondocks have. It didn't spawn a rock band with a Billboard top 20 album like Metalocalypse did. It doesn't have the super ... More >>
Friday, June 23 is Star Wars Day at San Diego Comic-Con. Bring a lightsaber. SDCC announced its Friday schedule this morning. Even if you're one of the few that isn't into Star Wars, there will be plenty to do. Here are our picks from the schedule. Feel free to leave your own in the comment section. ... More >>
Erin BroadleyHarrison Ford (Han Solo) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) together again Last night, stars and fans of The Empire Strikes Back gathered at Hollywood's Arclight Theater for a one-night-only screening of the classic film. The Empire Gives Back, a benefit for St. Jude's Children's Hospi ... More >>
Hi, I'm David Faustino, and this is what happens when I drink (so drunk right now): You may remember me from a little show STILL ON TELEVISION called Married... with Children. It's generated over a biiiiiiiillion dollars for... Well, I don't really know who gets all the money... But anywa ... More >>
It was one of those weekends where there was almost too much to do. Sometime in between darting back and forth across Los Angeles, we had the chance to take in the scene, whether we were at an X Japan video shoot, He-Man art show, Sonic Youth concert or Star Wars Burlesque. Behind-the-Scenes of X ... More >>
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Shannon CottrellKerin Amit and Jennifer Salas, two fans who haven't had to pay for an autograph yet.For fans, part of the allure of heading down to a convention is having the chance to meet your favorite stars and perhaps snag a photo or have them sign a comic book or DVD for you. However, th ... More >>
Shannon CottrellTwilight protestors in line for Comic-Con's MasqueradeSaturday night, photographer Shannon Cottrell and I walked up and down the line to get inside Comic-Con's Masquerade, noticing a curious wave of screams. We wondered what was happening, followed the sound, and caught a youn ... More >>
Questioning the comedians at Yuk-Fest and the premiere of Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoons
Los Angeles premiere parties are full of perks like free cocktails, irreverent celebrity commentary and, if you're lucky, a few laughs and plenty of photo opportunities. Wednesday September 10 marked the debut of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's new Web series, Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Car ... More >>
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