On Wednesday morning, a cavalcade of comedians and musicians started posting a link to the site rhcp2014.com, claiming that it hosted a brand new single by Super Bowl halftime performers Red Hot Chili Peppers. The song, titled "Abracadabralifornia" is a spot on parody of the non-sensical lyrics and ... More >>
This week, this paper's film critics Alan Scherstul, Amy Nicholson and Stephanie Zacharek discuss David O. Russell's American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and Disney's Saving Mr. Banks. They also recommend Despicable Me 2, the late Paul Walker's Hours and Compliance.
Yesterday, we published the first part of our conversation with John Brousseau, a 32-year veteran of Scientology's "Sea Org" who escaped from the church's International Base east of Los Angeles in 2010. In our first part, Brousseau described his work in the Tom Cruise household with Katie Holmes an ... More >>
I've spoken to John Brousseau numerous times over the past couple of years. In 2011, I reported about the photographs he smuggled out of Scientology's International Base east of Los Angeles which documented the work he did customizing a motorcycle, a Ford Excursion, and an airplane hangar for Tom Cr ... More >>
The show fills her with the opposite emotion, in fact. Writes Joan in her new book: "You know that cute Asian boy who plays a freshman? "In real life he's a thirty-year-old man and he's upside down on a mortgage in Burbank.
In February 2011, the New Yorker published Lawrence Wright's superb 24,000-word piece about director Paul Haggis and the Church of Scientology, "The Apostate." One of the most interesting things in the story was a revelation that made news all on its own: Wright reported that the FBI was investiga ... More >>
via @NYCMayorsOfficeThough much of the real-life drama in the city this past week was worth of a couple Law & Order episodes, the mayor's office brought our attention to on-screen travails. Not only was there the Thursday Gossip Girl hoopla (xoxo, Mayor Mike), but on Tuesday the film Extremel ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now
Michael Fairman, giving an interview to Mark Bunker for his documentary, Knowledge ReportWe've said it before: Michael Fairman is one of our favorite former members of the Church of Scientology, and someone we've talked to quite a few times in recent months. We were caught by surprise Sunday ... More >>
On August 5, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the worl ... More >>
I just got off the phone with Steve Whitmore, Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca's spokesman, who tells me that an official inquiry has been opened in the matter of an LA sheriff's deputy named Benjamin Ring. The deputy appeared in a Scientology mailer that encourages church members to spend money ... More >>
Not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough
Edward Scissorhands closes the "Movies With a View" series
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from area basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.The Counterfeit CandidateAuthor: Kent H. SteffgenPublisher: National Issues, Las VegasDat ... More >>
Showbiz noir investigates TV Superman's real-life tragedy
Tashlin's eye-popping '50s artifacts pile on gags like live-action Looney Tunes
Mythmaking at the Republican convention and getting punk'd on Kudlow and Cramer
The discord between Disney and Miramax reaches boiling point with Moore's new film
Miramaxical (n.): Quasi-American hack knockoff for middlebrow foreign-film market
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sequels?
Satan's Helper Takes Credit for a Good Man's Music
Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Mammals on TV Do It
The State of Weight