CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 |
How to unpack the layers of irony when “journalists” at the web TV operation run by San Diego's largest newspaper decided to spoof "Mayor Headlock's" predicament with a remake of Robin Thicke's chart-topping music video “Blurred Lines”? First of all, as you know, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused by a baker's dozen or so of women of making unwanted sexual advances, including putting some in headlocks, kissing them, coming onto them and generally acting more like a drunken fraternity boy than a 70-year-old career politician.
October 9, 2013 |
Who says Miley Cyrus is trying to escape her background in family television? On Tuesday night, the former "Hannah Montana" star took to Jimmy Fallon's late-night show to talk up her just-released " Bangerz " album, which follows a summer of nonstop controversy related to the fact that Cyrus has grown up -- gasp! -- and is now interested in many of the things other 20-year-olds are interested in. Yet old allegiances die hard, so for her performance of her song "We Can't Stop," Cyrus enlisted Fallon and his house band, the Roots, for a tribute to that squeakiest-clean of vintage TV series: "The Brady Bunch.
August 7, 2013 |
Sure, the president was on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday, but it was Stephen Colbert who easily had the most memorable moment of the night. To celebrate his annual summer concert series, “StePhest Colbchella '013,” the host donned tube socks and roller skates and boogied down to the song of the summer, Daft Punk's “Get Lucky.” He was joined in the celebration by a slew of celebrity friends, including Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Charlie Rose, Jimmy Fallon, a plaid leisure suit-wearing Bryan Cranston and, naturally, Henry Kissinger.
September 30, 2013 |
Justin Timberlake was already pop royalty six months ago when he released "The 20/20 Experience," his first solo album since 2006 and the anchor for one of the most sustained promotional campaigns in recent memory. But that was before the record sold more than 2 million copies, more than any other this year, and before Timberlake played a string of sold-out stadium shows with Jay Z. And it was before Timberlake reenergized his loyal subjects by revealing that "20/20" was only the first half of a two-part project - yet another reason he fairly proclaimed himself "the king" onstage at this month's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
September 8, 2013 |
Poor Miley Cyrus . Apparently, she's been kicked off the cover of December Vogue. Unless you've been, say, trekking for several weeks in Bhutan, you undoubtedly recall her rather infamous performance at the recent MTV Video Music Awards . Her jam with Robin Thicke and that giant foam finger was rather ... lascivious. At the time it seemed she wasn't really worked up about the controversy. Ministry of Gossip columnist Christie D'Zurilla reported her as saying: "Me and Robin, the whole time, said, 'You know we're about to make history right now.'" But it sounds as if Vogue editor Anna Wintour was making a little history herself.
August 16, 2008 |
Thursday night at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Robin Thicke introduced "Dream World," a track from "Something Else" (due out Sept. 9), by telling the packed room that the song is about "an ideal world with no racism and no poverty." The tune offers a few more features of Thicke's utopia: "The ice caps wouldn't be melted," and "energy would fall down from the sky." Oh, and also -- the singer "wouldn't be so damn sensitive." Yeah, right.
November 25, 2011 |
New Irish pub alert: Rock & Reilly's on Sunset Boulevard (a Blarney stone's throw from the Viper Room) has attracted curious visitors Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Piven, Geoff Stults, Darren Criss and Lauren Conrad .... Glamour magazine hosting a book party for Mindy Kaling's "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" at the Roosevelt's Spare Room, drawing Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, Aziz Ansari, Nicole Richie and Anna Faris .... Beverly Boulevard eatery Sherbourne hosting American Eagle's celebration of Nylon magazine covergirl Rachel Bilson , with Ashlee Simpson and her "Boardwalk Empire" beau Vincent Piazza, Trevor Donovan and night life player Scott Sartiano .... The Black Eyed Peas ( Fergie, will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo )
August 6, 2013 |
Last week, we brought you news that Robert Glasper, the wide-ranging jazz pianist, would release a new album by his band the Robert Glasper Experiment on Oct. 29. Now you can hear the album's lead single, "Calls," below. A luscious neo-soul cut with vocals by R&B singer Jill Scott, the track comes from Glasper's sequel to last year's "Black Radio," which won the Grammy Award for R&B album. In addition to Scott, "Black Radio 2" is to feature guest spots by singers and rappers including Anthony Hamilton, Snoop Dogg, Common and Faith Evans, as well as Patrick Stump of the emo-rock band Fall Out Boy. (That one should be interesting.)