By Brittany Spanos
At what point did teen girls suddenly just become wrong? "Serious" music fans have little patience for any artist who willingly sells to the rabid teen girl market. It's why we non-teen-girls only divulge our love for Justin Bieber and One Direction with a "self-aware" laugh.
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Anthony Bourdain describes himself as an "enthusiast," though strangely, as we watch him globetrot across our televisions eating some of the world's most exotic and delicious foods, living a life many would trade their first born for, his demeanor is rarely all that enthusiastic. Known well for his ... More >>
Cops today said that the big bad wolf responsible for some of the celebrity mayhem known as "swatting" has been arrested.
This would-be hardened criminal wreaked havoc on the LAPD when officers rushed to the homes of Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher and possibly others based on false reports of home ... More >>
Swatting is officially a thing. It made the front page of the Los Angeles Times today.
Not that the Times hasn't covered the phenomenon before, but this time it's real.
The report on people who call the police and say horrible crimes are in progress at the homes of celebrities like Simon Cowell, J ... More >>
According to the people who track these things, there are roughly 170,000 new books published each year in the United States -- an alarming percentage of which arrive, unbidden, at the L.A. Weekly office.
Each week, we'll offer a snapshot of a newish book that's caught our attention. Just as there ... More >>
Better than...a Taylor Hicks concert
She was once a doughy waitress longing for a chance at stardom, appearing on an unheard-of contest show to make her dreams to come true, but now Kelly Clarkson is a bonafide superstar. After 10 years in the public eye, the wi ... More >>
As you know, in fashion, one day you're in and the next day you're out. How then to explain the cheerful ubiquity of Miss Piggy?
Last August, the porcine mop/puppet turned up at Opening Ceremony to promote a muppet-themed apparel line. This month, she graces a spread in InStyle magazine sporting J ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE ON SPIDER-MAN, ON BROADWAYFURIOUS AND PASADENA PLAYHOUSE PART WAYSFor reasons having to do with Pasadena Playhouse's needs to lease its second space, The Carrie Hamilton Theater, and the need of Furious Theatre Company for a space with h ... More >>
NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Circle Mirror Transformation and Me, As a PenguinCOMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSPUZZLERâ€‹Padraic Duffy's noir drama of East German Spies opens this weekend at Sacred Fools Theater Company. Photo by C.M. GonzalezFAIRY TALE THEATRE: 18 & OVERJ. Michael Feldman's ... More >>
View more backstage and concert photos in our "Street Drum Corps, 30 Seconds to Mars @ The Greek, Pt. 1" and "Pt. 2" slideshows.
Erin BroadleyStreet Drum Corps' Adam Alt, Bobby Alt and Frank Zummo on the VIP patio at the GreekIt's late. It's cold. Our ears are ringing and everyone is tired, ... More >>
Last month we reported on the persistent Internet rumor that Lady Gaga is actually a puppet of occult forces. That post was extremely popular and our amazing readers used it as a springboard to engage in a lively, still ongoing debate in the comments section (44 and counting!).
Well, this mo ... More >>
We going to go ahead and say out loud what a few friends have been mumbling privately: Jonesy.
We'll say it again, more clearly: Steve Jones, former guitarist for the Sex Pistols, former host of Jonesy's Jukebox on Indie 103.1, honest, no-bullshit music fan, should take Simon Cowell's retired posi ... More >>
"No [sour] grapes!"Typically, your standard-issue Christmas miracle concerns such causes as peace on Earth, but willfully launching a nearly 20-year-old single with "Killing" in its title to the top of the charts during the holiday season? Well, we're not quite sure what to call that, but Rag ... More >>
Young, strapping, sweaty Morello actionRolling Stone reports that The Nighwatchman himself, Tom Morello, has endorsed his UK fans' attempt to make Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" (their incendiary 1992 single) the number one song in the country for Christmas week.
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That's right the American Idol winner was just chosen to be the "it" girl for the racing sport. But you're not really surprised are you? (Not that there isn't a special place in my heart for NASCAR.)
According to the press release I just received: "Nearly 50% of NASCAR fans are female and with the ... More >>