A "topless maid" service has been under fire for advertising its business on hot pink vans in Los Angeles and Burbank.
But with headlines galore and even a bit on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Matthew Perry this week, the operators appear to be laughing all the way to the bank.
A rep for the serv ... More >>
As the whole world has gone "Gangnam Style," even Saturday Night Live over the weekend, a flash mob featuring the song's rapper, Psy, was planned for 2 p.m. at The Grove shopping center today. (Kind of takes the "flash" out of flash mob when you know all the deets hours ahead of time).
But the big ... More >>
The key to quality storytelling isn't necessarily to be funny. At least that's what some of the folks lined up to participate in The Moth Mainstage event Rush: Stories of Ticking Clocks at UCLA's Royce Hall on Thursday, March 1 are probably hoping is true. In addition to host Rudy Rush (Showtime at ... More >>
Flickr/lauren ashleyJimmy Kimmel's green room
What is a talk show green room? It is the TV-bedecked comfy-couched middle earth between dressing room and stage. It is sometimes (but not always) actually green in color. It is the place where its inhabitants can actually tell if the person who j ... More >>
Turning swords into plowshares is all well and good, but MI6 has a better idea: turning bombs into delicious cupcakes. In a sweet bit of counter-terrorism that also reads like the plot of a Kate Hudson rom-com,* the British spy agency got hold of Al Qaeda's first English language publication, Insp ... More >>
Rather than watch the Republican National Convention or the U.S. Open in tennis, I covered Michelle Obama's visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday night as a "pool reporter."
A pool reporter is someone who's chosen by a political campaign to cover an event that would otherwise be closed to the press. I ... More >>
In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron, a poet and singer with a strong distaste for political apathy, released the song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” It was something of a brass-knuckled, knock-out punch against anyone who didn’t fight the powers-that-be, with Scott-Heron delivering his lyrics w ... More >>
On the evening of June 26, with the right kind of ears, a steady, collective groan could be heard from thousands of gay Republicans throughout California…followed by an eerie silence. Their man, Senator John McCain, decided to play small ball in his quest for the White House, and came out with a ... More >>
Two frosted haired ladies walk stiffly through the ebbs and flows of sidewalk traffic on West Alameda Avenue in Burbank. The street is lined with WGA strikers circling the Disney, NBC and Warner Bros. studios. The ladies, residents of the O.C. are here to enjoy their recent retirement. Tops on their ... More >>