Machinima and Maker Studios, two of YouTube's most high-profile networks, have come under fire from their own talent
Self-important and overstuffed, The Dark Knight Rises feels like Batman forever
Check out our entire YouTube issue here. Megan Lee Heart made tens of thousands of dollars in the last year -- and did it all from her home in suburban Sherman Oaks. No special effects. No fancy equipment. Just strategic positioning -- and as many as 10 videos each day. Her most popular YouTube cha ... More >>
One of L.A.'s most recognizable grand dames turns 100 on Saturday May 12 and marks the occasion with a $100 commemorative cocktail and movie star themed cocktail list. 10 special "These Walls are Talking" cocktails, available at the hotel's off-lobby Bar Nineteen12 and the Polo Lounge, salute the Be ... More >>
One of the most gorgeous old silent-film-era relics in West Hollywood -- the Pickfair Studios, on a plot of land known as "The Lot" -- just got ruthlessly gouged by a demolition crane. The redevelopment gore can be blamed on CIM Group, the real-estate investor who owns the historic cluster of build ... More >>
Brantley Gutierrez, courtesy of DuttonFormer PC, John Hodgman hangs out with his favorite ferret skeleton Like a perfectly normal person, John Hodgman prowls the vast data tubes of the internet late at night...in his underwear....stuffing himself with kimchi. He devours factoids ranging from ... More >>
Click for the Google Mapped version of this list. When we first moved to LA, a longtime resident asked us if we wanted to see the biggest parking lot in the world. "Sure, why not?" we answered, because we're suckers. "Go to the 405," he answered, which, incidentally, is the closest advice t ... More >>
C. Soudry Last year Koo Koo Roo closed several of its California locations and filed bankruptcy, chalking it up to a bad economy. This year Islands restaurants are showing signs of decline, closing their Beverly Hills and Laguna Hills locations. In more recent restaurant chain news, Marie Cal ... More >>
TMZThe Gabor house.Prince Frederic von Anhalt has been laying the groundwork for the possible sale of his and wife Zsa Zsa Gabor's Bel Air mansion with tours for the press and, some might say, some pretty lofty Hollywood namedropping. Among his claims: Elvis once lived there. And Gabor bought ... More >>
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The Spruce Goose.Land adjacent to Playa Vista that once belonged to Howard Hughes has been sold in a deal with three buyers worth an estimated total of about $85 million, Bloomberg News reports. The deal includes the hangar-cum-soundstage where Hughes built the record-setting Spruce Goose ai ... More >>
Shannon Cottrell Yesterday, the Trust for Public Land began covering the Hollywood Sign in an effort to save 138 acres to the left of the letter H from being transformed into yet another lot of luxury homes.
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Oscar gets a razzie for kissing Martys and Harveys butts. Plus, wholl win and wholl lose.
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