May 20, 2013 |
A note from Pop & Hiss writer August Brown: My assignment to review KROQ's Weenie Roast 2013 coincided with a visit to L.A. from my mom, Helen Balz Brown, who previously wrote a counterpoint to my review of Power 106-FM's Powerhouse in 2009 . She's but a final thesis project away from a master's in journalism from the University of South Carolina. (It was due in 1974). Her review of Weenie Roast, commissioned by music editor Lorraine Ali, is the second in a recurring series.
April 29, 2009 |
Of all the things that can come betwixt band and record label, the gulf that emerged between Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars and EMI appeared insurmountable. All that seemed to separate the two sides was $30 million or, as Leto once described it on the band's website, "30 gazillion." But reunions are standard business procedure in the music industry, and the actor-musician said Tuesday that 30 Seconds to Mars and EMI had reached an agreement. Expect a new album, tentatively titled "This Is War," this fall.
April 3, 2008 |
Although he began his career as "My So-Called Life's" adolescent object of desire, Jared Leto's work since has been marked by a kind of reverse vanity. The uglier the role, the better. Still, the lengths to which Leto went for his latest role might seem just a tad extreme. To play John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, in J.P.
April 3, 2008
Chapter 27 | Jared Leto plays John Lennon's assassin. Forever | Looks at Paris' Pere-Lachaise cemetery. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust | Examines the response to Nazi atrocities. Leatherheads | A football player recruits a college star to revive his league's fortunes. Love Songs (Les chansons d'amour) | A couple spices up their relationship. My Blueberry Nights | A woman suffers a bad breakup. My Brother Is an Only Child | Brothers develop polarizing ideas about politics.
December 31, 2006 |
REPORTEDLY seeking Al Gore's help with her image, 1, Lindsay Lohan was scheduled to attend the former VP's "Seeds of Tolerance" awards Dec. 14. Instead the "Bobby" costar spent the evening with people who can really polish up her party girl image: Smashbox founders Dean and Davis Factor and L.A. club czar Brent Bolthouse, who held a joint holiday party/birthday bash at Area. 2. Mom of the Year Britney Spears, below with Jenna Moore, showed up with two civilian (i.e.
November 12, 2012 |
Matthew McConaughey has gone from "Magic Mike" to minimum Method actor: The guy is so skinny, and it's for a role! The actor, spotted at LAX on Friday, revealed his new shape as he took off his jacket to head through security, according to E! Online. McConaughey has dropped the weight - reportedly 30 pounds off his normal number - to play a man suffering from AIDS and given six months to live in the film "The Dallas Buyers Club. " According to IMDb , his character is loosely based on the life of Ron Woodruff, who after being diagnosed with the disease in 1986 and striking out with the one drug then FDA-approved to treat it wound up smuggling alternative drugs into the U.S. for himself and eventually others.