Hollywood loves a comeback, and few cars were ever more in need of one than the DeLorean DMC-12. The production line went dark all too soon, the manufacturer filed for bankruptcy, and its disgraced mastermind, John Z. DeLorean, was arrested for drug trafficking.Then came Back to the Future, the 1985 ... 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 >>
Updated at the bottom. The Onion apologizes. First posted at 7:05 a.m. The Onion, a satirical news source, has had its moments, including a recent story headlined, "Los Angeles On High Alert As LAPD Back On Regular Duty," following the rampage attributed to ex-cop Christopher Dorner. That was clas ... More >>
Emmy-winning animator Ryan Quincy has always dreamed of having his own show. During the decade and a half he spent working his way up to animation director for South Park, he spent his hiatuses creating a world entirely his own, inhabited by hairy but harmless creatures just trying to sort out the d ... More >>
How To Dress Well Soho House 12/3/12 Whether it's Bradford Cox starring in the new Jared Leto movie or Terence Malick filming at Austin City Limits, it's always a strange occurrence when Hollywood and the indie rock world cross paths. One side always seems to have an ulterior motive, and How To Dre ... 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.
Revered standup and actor Kevin Pollak's new autobiography, How I Slept My Way to the Middle: Secrets and Stories from Stage, Screen, and Interwebs , fulfills precisely what its subtitle promises, chronicling his rise as an formidable impressionist and standout player in The Usual Suspects, A Few Go ... More >>
For all the best of L.A. music, download our free Best Of Mobile app. See also: Top 10 Best Karaoke Bars in L.A.: #10-6 5. Max Karaoke Studio For some of us, karaoke is all about either watching or being drink-sodden disasters -- specifically the kind poorly belting out ballads to a hooting crowd ... More >>
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Charlie Sheen at his roastIf you didn't know better, you'd think that Charlie Sheen spent all this time sabotaging the highest-paying gig in TV just so he'd wind up the guest of dishonor at his own roast, specifically, the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, airing Sept. 19. For the show' ... More >>
Do you watch Judge Judy? We don't, but apparently we're in the minority. Or maybe we just have day jobs. According to a nifty infographic from Paralegal, Judge Judith Sheindlin's show was bigger than Oprah's last year, and Sheindlin did it all without releasing a swarm of bees on her audience ... More >>
It's funny because it's true. Thank you, Wil Wheaton (@wilw) and Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane), for making our day.
Sheen.Update: Warner Bros. sends a scathing "you're fired" letter to the Sheen camp, after the jump. In the span of a month or so Charlie Sheen has gone from being the world's biggest (and arguably highest-paid, besides Seth MacFarlane) TV star to a crazy guy with webisodes who has weed name ... More >>
Seth MacFarlane.Huffington Post has gotten a lot of play out of its item about why L.A. is "the toughest town for singles." Author Alex Benzer states that the ratio of women to men is low, the city's distant expanses are difficult to overcome, everyone's social climbing instead of climbing in ... More >>
First, Conan, and now Oprah? Entertainment industry journalist Nikki Finke is reporting that Oprah Winfrey could be moving from her base of Chicago to Los Angeles to be closer to the home of her OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) channel, which would carry her namesake show in 2011.oprah.comJohn Trav-olta! ... More >>
BOHEMIAN COWBOY is this week's Pick of the Week Crossing the Center Line A father heads into the desert, never to return By Steven Leigh MorrisThe original title of Raymond King Shurtz's one-man show was The Gospel of Irony ― which would have been a particularly ironic title, had it stuck, s ... More >>
Back in September I had the pleasure of attending the launch party for Seth MacFarlane's new Web series, Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, and got a sneak peak at what the animated YouTube series had in store for the coming year. One short I didn't get to see was this little gem, "Ted N ... 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 >>
I guess LAFF doesn’t want me to talk about how the premieres go, since my tickets for them have ended up being in overflow houses far away from the actual red carpet and celebrities, so if you want to know what Guillermo del Toro may or may not have said to introduce HELLBOY II, I can’t help ... More >>
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How a troubled old guild is being saved by a gutsier, newly radicalized crowd
“Every place has a completely different personality, like, Sony is kinda angry, Fox is where all the really cool people hang out and [CBS] Radford gets started at, literally, 5 am…” Stephen Scaia said last Wednesday. The Jericho writer was giving picketing pointers to Joshua Jackson (the drea ... More >>
Phil Hendrie conquers the AM dial one deluded caller at a time. So why can't he get his mug on TV?