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Song: Randy Newman's "You've Got A Friend In Me"
History: "You've Got A Friend In Me" is the theme song from Toy Story. It came out in 1995. Teenagers pretended ... More >>
Michael LamontThe Elaborate Entrance of Chad DeityKristoffer Diaz's comedy about television wrestling, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, just opened at the Geffen Playhouse. Check back on Tuesday for the review, and for capsule reviews for all other shows seen over the weekend. Check back thi ... More >>
Justin DavanzoSarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis presented by City Garage at Track 16/Bergamot Station
Local theater's looking kinda edgy in the dog days of late August: Paul Birchall had good things to say about City Garage's production of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis; big nods also for Sandra Ber ... More >>
Beverly Hills HotelFrom left to right: the Sleepyhead, Woody to the Rescue, Status Update.
In honor of the films nominated for Best Picture Oscars, the Beverly Hills Hotel's Beverage Manager Anthony Santiago and Beverage Supervisor Robert Rouleau have created an Oscar-themed cocktail menu at ... More >>
It's that time of the year again: Oscar nominations are out! And we know what you're asking yourself: Did Randy Newman get another Oscar nomination for a song that sounds like all his other Oscar-nominated songs? Did he get a nod once again (we can do this post every year--and in fact we do) ... More >>
DisneyCowboys are an invention of Latin America. Irony?Update: Our friends over at OC Weekly have photos of Monday night's protest here. First posted at 7:05 a.m..
Disney's Toy Story 3 ended up on some critics' year-end Top 10 lists, but now a labor union wants to put it back in the toy ches ... More >>
For beachside locals, Santa Monica Place provided the quintessential mall experience throughout the '80's and '90's. (Fun fact: it was featured for mall scenes in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink and Beverly Hills, 90210).
At some point, though, it started to seem comparatively shabby n ... More >>