One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. Tyrese Gibson is checking out new office space for his expanding record label, Voltron Recordz, while talking to a reporter and fielding phone calls from underlings. "I like thi ... More >>
Tyler Dixon and Heather Kasprzak met as nemeses at the Super Bowl in Dallas in 2011. Both had created award-winning ads selected out of thousands by Doritos to air during the Super Bowl. Both were also hoping to be ranked No. 1 by the USA Today Ad Meter, which would award them the $1 million Doritos ... More >>
As a major festival like Cannes wears on, my notebook accumulates more scrawl than I can translate into full blog posts. So, behold! The first of likely several notebook dumps, with thoughts on John Hillcoat's bootleggers-with-hearts-of-gold vs. sexually-ambiguous-evil-fed and weak-ass local lawmen ... More >>
Shannon CottrellHatsune Miku in concert at Anime Expo Read more in "Best of the Cons Part 1: 8 Standout TV Shows, Cosplays, Games and More from 2011." Is Southern California the land of the superfan? Maybe. At the very least, it's the land of the fan conventions. Trying to hit up ever con in ... More >>
Paul T. BradleyWhere's Manson? Some days you wake up and decide to put on your best slutty nurse uniform and hitchhike across the country. Perhaps you just got that timeless itch to pull an old Halloween costume out of the attic where it has been picking up dust, throw it on, and head for H ... More >>
Hero and his new hottie The two hours and 34 minutes of Transformers: Dark of the Moon are loaded with unimaginable violence, but only one spasm left the audience at the theater where I watched it speechless. They cheered the robot-on-robot slugfests, rendered in terabyte-straining slow moti ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSee more photos in Shannon Cottrell's gallery, "Transformers Fans Gather for BotCon 2011." One thing we can say with certainty after covering conventions for LA Weekly for the past two-and-a-half years is that whether we're at small events like MacrossWorld or something as la ... More >>
Tom Kenny (left) and Billy West You know them, but you don't know them: Live Talks Los Angeles, who brought us Tina Fey and Steve Martin for a chat recently, present An Evening of 1,000 Voices With Billy West and Tom Kenny. West is best known as the voice of Philip J. Fry on Futurama and Stim ... More >>
Not Shia LaBeouf but a piece of beef -- and the logo for Mad Bull's Tavern.Either Shia LaBeouf got rowdy and earned himself a punch in the face or he was taunted then sucker-punched by thugs on his way out of a bar. In both versions, the Steven Spielberg-baiting, Carey Mulligan-dating "Transf ... More >>
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barbie.comLooking to cut out that long wait between childhood phenomenon and big-screen blockbuster, El Segundo-based toymaker Mattel has begun developing toys that have Hollywood storylines and direct-to-film pedigree built in. New York Magazine's Vulture blog reports that Mattel has alrea ... More >>
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