One of traditional decorating elements in Roman trattorias (besides the red and white checked tablecloths, uncomfortable chairs and over bright lighting) are framed photographs of "celebrity" clients. These can often date back decades and whether or not you recognize the face in the frame, it's kind ... More >>
Hollywood filmmaker Nora Ephron, who wrote When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail, died today at the age of 71, the Washington Post and New York Times report.
After a day of rumors about her health that included denials from her agent and publisher, the two outlets said late this afternoon that t ... More >>
There are movies where food has a starring role. And then there are times when eating is just another extra in the background. But when detail-minded Woody Allen shot his newest film To Rome with Love, no morsel was left to chance.
As with any Italian-based film, eating looms large (that's what peo ... More >>
"Trying to convince people that I'm a stand-up comic is a real uphill battle," Jackass cohort Steve-O confessed before Friday's headlining show at the El Rey. "I realize I have a lot of work to do to get to that point."
Notable bit of introspection and self-awareness for a guy whose resume boasts s ... More >>
Guest Blogger: Rasputina's Melora
[Rasputina's Melora Creager, the undisputed doyenne of cello-based, kinda-goth, steampunk-avant-la-lettre indie music, has graciously agreed to guest-blog for West Coast Sound in anticipation of their upcoming LA gig at the Troubadour, this Saturday, August 1 ... More >>
Gwyneth Paltrow sings! (see #10).
In celebration of this amazing revelation, we've compiled this handy list of Ten Notable Screen Stars Gone Songbird, starting, of course with:
1. William Shatner. Who can forget Shatner's much-parodied musical career, especially after Rhino Records' inclu ... More >>
A. ScattergoodSoda Jerks ice cream sundae
If your idea of blissful summertime fun is riding the retro carousel at the Santa Monica Pier, watching the pelicans and (maybe) blowing an insane amount of money on the rides and games -- if this isn't your idea of fun, it's probably your kid's -- th ... More >>
Taking LSD over seven times may or may not make you legally insane (if the myth were true, some of us here at West Coast Sound might have just missed the loony bin), but we can assure you, watching the psycho-delic circus known as The Threee Geniuses as many times is likely to drive you nuts, at lea ... More >>
Los Angeles state Sen. Gloria Romero and several Sacramento colleagues signed a letter supporting county District Attorney Steve Cooley's efforts to extradite Roman Polanski, who admitted to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old before fleeing to France in 1978.State Sen. Gloria Rome ... More >>