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18 Jul 23:35

Blind Items Revealed #5

by ent lawyer


March 20, 2018

Back in the day when this permanent A list mostly movie actress who has been married to a permanent A list mostly movie actor with very little acting ability and a former A list mostly television actor with very little acting ability was married to the former she was going to cheat. With who? This permanent A list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner/nominee. The first husband was away making a movie and our actress was going to hook up with the still quite young actor. Apparently he couldn't stand to attention and our actress laughed at him. They have not spoken since.

A list mostly movie actress: Demi Moore
Permanent A list mostly movie actor with very little acting ability: Bruce Willis
Former A list mostly television actor with very little acting ability: Ashton Kutcher
Permanent A list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner/nominee: Leonardo DiCaprio
18 Jul 03:41

Cops Shut Down LA Bar After Ruckus with Far Right Proud Boys

by Farley Elliott

You don't have to click through to read this one so sharing instead. Happy birthday, Bill!


The Griffin in Atwater Village is under fire for how they handled things

Atwater Village bar The Griffin is under fire for an incident involving well-known far right men’s group the Proud Boys over the weekend. The Los Feliz Boulevard watering hole was reportedly the site of a local Proud Boys chapter meet-up on Saturday night, but things escalated quickly when protesters against the group arrived. Someone called the police when a verbal and physical fight broke out, and now The Griffin is dealing with the fallout from it all.

On Saturday night a group of just less than ten Proud Boys members showed up to The Griffin unannounced, and word of their presence quickly broke on social media. A counter-group soon gathered at the bar, with the intent of getting the Proud Boys kicked out entirely. Instead, bar employees at several points seemed to defend the presence of the “Make America Great Again”-hat wearing group, with one bouncer reportedly saying “the only color I see is green,” indicating that anyone was welcome as long as they spend money.

LA Taco has a thorough collection of details and social media posts along with video from the incident. They spoke with LAPD officer Rosario Herrera who confirmed that a scuffle took place at The Griffin, adding that the police didn’t arrest anyone.

Comedian Josh Androsky, who was at the bar during the incident, shared one particularly prominent video (below) that showed one of the Proud Boys in a heated argument outside. The unnamed man attempts to argue that white people — in this case, the Irish — have also been historically persecuted and subjected to slavery. This is a commonly debunked refrain among far-right groups.

For hours after the incident, The Griffin offered no comment on the Saturday night scuffle, even as users on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook lambasted the company and called for a total boycott. There is currently an “active cleanup alert” on the bar’s Yelp page after a deluge of one-star reviews flooded in. Eventually ownership posted a lengthy note to its own social media, saying in part:

I’m Jewish and finding out that my bar was overrun by a hate group has had a legitimate emotional impact on me and has made it hard for me to function. Neither I nor my business partner support any Nazi or white supremacist groups and this is not a Nazi bar. We didn’t have any advance notice that they would be showing up, this wasn’t a meeting that was supported or condoned.

The post goes on to apologize for not having a plan in place to deal with such incidents, while acknowledging that the Proud Boys were allowed to stay in the bar even after employees notified management of their presence:

A post shared by The Griffin Bar (@griffinbarla) on

Many still found fault with that statement, saying the well-known group should have been immediately barred from The Griffin because of their hateful rhetoric and penchant for violence. The Griffin then announced that they would be closed on Sunday because of the incident, and that they would be posting “no tolerance” signs at the front door to advise patrons that the company does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Eater reached out to The Griffin to find out what further steps the bar may be taking, but so far has not heard back.

This isn’t the first time the Proud Boys have made their way to the heart of Los Angeles to stir up trouble. The group also held a meet-up last month at Highland Park Brewery, forcing co-owner Bob Kunz to disavow the group after LA Taco broke the news.

17 Jul 16:51

The Griffin Will Reopen With 'No Tolerance' Signs After Proud Boys Incident in Atwater Village

by LAist Staff

We made the news.

On social media, some people called for a boycott of the bar, with many accusing the owners of accommodating members of a hate group.
13 Jul 05:07

Blind Items Revealed #1

by ent lawyer

My guess of RBG was WAY off

May 9, 2018

They don't have to be long to be juicy. This permanent A+ list celebrity who has been the subject of books and documentaries and movies based on her life has a secret. Knowing her, she will take it to her grave. Way back in the day, when she was just beginning her career, she hooked up with this foreign born permanent A++ lister. Our A+ lister became pregnant and went on sabbatical the final two months of her pregnancy. She then gave the baby to a distant family member to raise. Apparently that baby, now a grown person was having some health issues and that is how they found out who were his real parents. Amazing. This is a legitimate jaw dropper.

Anna Wintour/Bob Marley
10 Jul 02:17

Blind Items Revealed #1

by ent lawyer

I'm cackling!

February 28, 2018

This former Teen Mom hooked up with a guy she thought was a rich Russian oligarch but was an Uber driver from New Jersey who can do a really good Russian accent.

Farrah Abraham
09 Jul 23:19

Blind Items Revealed #34 - Himmmm

by ent lawyer


March 5, 2018


This (A+ list mostly movie actress who is an Academy Award winner/nominee) approached this (married A list mostly movie director) during the ceremony, backstage.  She seemed a little "off", but was very pleasant.  Without any small talk, she was almost hovering over him, gently stroking his arm.  She said she really wants to work with him, and would be MORE THAN HAPPY to meet with him anytime…anywhere, to discuss it.  She's just such a big fan of his work she said, and knows that "working under (him)" would be a experience for them both.  "I'm fearless in my acting, and there is NOTHING I won't try.  Nothing", she said softly.  After clearing his throat, the director said that his next project was very similar to one she's already done and so she'd likely not want to repeat it. (Which is total b.s. but thought it would deter her).  Contrary, she said. "I could do that in my sleep.  You're welcome to watch me sleep if you want." She laughed, and asked him to please call or message her – not her agent.  He said he'd think about it, excused himself quickly, and tried not to explode laughing.  She's subtle.  Real subtle.

Jennifer Lawrence/Paul Thomas Anderson
09 Jul 22:25

Blind Items Revealed #15

by ent lawyer

David O. Russell was directing Hillshire Farm commercials?!!

January 3, 2018

I am just going to leave this tip as is from the source, just because it seems perfect as is.

I had just moved to L.A. for a new advertising gig. This was back in 2010 or so. I was put on a  packaged food account and sold a fun campaign that was basically one big snark on the Harriet Homemaker type. I figured it was going to be a fun shoot since shooting comedy always is, right?

It got even more fun when we managed to snag a very kind and down to earth actress/comedian as the star of the spots. She'd been on a show on a cable show that I found hilarious but the reason people were really excited was she'd just been in an girl-ensemble comedy film that was a box office success so it was a big deal.

What was even a bigger deal was who we got to direct it. Now this person was a big deal in that A, he makes great movies and B, is a seriously loose cannon. We know this because of some leaked audio of him yelling at a comedian during a filming of one of his other films. Somehow we decided to roll the dice and ride the crazy train.

The first thing I noticed that was off about him was the fact he wore the same seersucker suit every day. For weeks. From the pre-production to the day of shoot. It got more bedraggled as it went along. He had seriously manic energy and the crazy vibe was so strong. He cost his production company about ten grand during one day because he sat in his SUV talking on his cell phone and eating a bowl of cereal an hour into our shoot time. Our producer just about blew out a lung yelling at the production company's producer.

During the shoot the only person he treated with respect was the actress/comedian. The other people who were in the spot were "regular actors." He belittled them, would rhetorically ask them if they really wanted to act for a living and he wasn't getting what they wanted. The vibe was just negative all around and everyone was walking on eggshells.

Now so far it's child's play. Here's the interesting part.

At one point on a break, we've almost wrapped the shoot. He goes over to where our clients are sitting, to chat with them. At one point, he asks the woman if he can speak to her in private. Before we know it, he's pulled her up from her chair and pushed her into a closet. I remember his producer trying to go in with them but he was having none of it. A few minutes later, they come out, she's flustered and he's back on set. The client is so flustered she's wanting a drink and demands one. She insists and doesn't care about rules of drinking on set and a runner is sent out for wine.

What we discovered later-- and this is where it's really disturbing, is that he violated her. But not in the way you'd think. What he did was, he apparently had a pair of tweezers in his pocket, pulled them out and plucked out one of her nose hairs. Apparently, it had been bugging him.

What's even more surprising I remember, is that when we told his long-time editor who was cutting our spots what had happened, she looked at us in disbelief for a moment and then said "That's all that happened? Man he must have really been trying to behave himself."

Oh yeah, and in what came as a shock to no one, shortly after the campaign ran we lost the account. The client was unhappy with us already; the experience with the director just put the final nail in the coffin.

Commercial: Hillshire Farm "Go Meat!"
Actress/comedian: Wendi McLendon-Covey
Cable show: "Reno 911"
Girl-ensemble comedy film: "Bridesmaids"
Director: David O. Russell
Actress he yelled at in other film: Lily Tomlin ("I Heart Huckabees")
09 Jul 18:47

Blind Items Revealed #2 - Old Hollywood

by ent lawyer

Almost every Tony Curtis movie has stories about how awful he was on set but I've never heard any about the Sweet Smell of Success because Burt Lancaster was such a prick it overshadowed whatever other shenanigans were going on.

May 4, 2018

This permanent A list mostly movie actor who was a multiple Oscar nominee/winner also had his own production company back in the day. That in of itself was kind of unusual during the studio system. The actor made a movie about the gossip industry. A movie that you should watch if you haven't. Anyway, there was a messed up relationship on screen and the actor told the actress involved in that relationship on screen that they needed to consummate their relationship to make it even more real. The actress refused so the married actor raped her and told her the look on her face after is what he wanted for the entire movie. She barely worked again after the movie and was out of acting within a couple years.

Burt Lancaster/Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions/Sweet Smell Of Success
06 Jul 22:26

VIDEO: Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at Disneyland Resort

by Alex Dunlap

I think we've settled this debate and Plaza Inn has better fried chicken.

There’s a tasty (and crispy!) celebration happening at Disneyland Resort this weekend, and you won’t want to miss it! In honor of National Fried Chicken Day on July 6, come on out and chow down on some delicious fried chicken for the inaugural Fried Chicken Celebration, taking place July 6-8. Fried Chicken can be found in two locations at the Disneyland Resort: Plaza Inn at Disneyland park and Flo’s V8 Café in Disney California Adventure park. Both restaurants are fan-favorite dining experiences, serving their unique take on this all-American specialty!

So how do our chefs create these mouthwatering fried chicken dishes? Check out the video below to find out!

Join us throughout this summer—and especially July 6-8 in honor of National Fried Chicken Day—as we celebrate our favorite fried poultry dishes. What’s your favorite spot to enjoy fried chicken? Follow along and join the social media conversation using #FriedChickenCelebration.

15 Jun 19:42

Blind Item #5

by ent lawyer

I'm actually pretty shocked by the Chris Hardwick accusations.

The question is not whether this A list podcast host will lose his podcast because he sure as hell should, it is whether all those other television jobs he has will also go by the wayside. Will they do what is right and fire him for what he put six women through or will they ignore them? I'm also curious what his A- list celebrity wife knew and when she knew it. Is she a victim or complicit?
14 Jun 00:34

Blind Items Revealed #3 - Mr. X

by ent lawyer

I want this to be the next season of feud.

June 6, 2018

These two foreign born acting legends, one of whom actually had a brief affair with this still living permanent A list mostly movie actor back in the day had the longest feud in Hollywood history. It all went back to when the slightly older, but less famous of the two had a torrid romance with the younger alliterate actress and then dumped her. The younger actress never forgave this and threatened to have the older actress killed of she ever tried to talk to the younger actress again.

Marlene Dietrich/Greta Garbo/Kirk Douglas
11 Jun 20:17

Adventures in Cultural Misappropriation: The Bahamas

by uglydudefood

That cake looks pretty awesome.

In this post: Bahamian Mac and Cheese


Bahamian rum cake

I was excited when the random country generator picked the Bahamas, mainly because I misread it as THE BAHA MEN.

come on everybody, sing along, u know the words!

Difficult to pick fishes from this area. That was a genuine phone typo for “dishes,” but a happy accident, because everything in the effing Bahamas is seafood. So ladies and gentlemen, here is the vegetarian option from the Bahamen!

Bahamian mac and cheese is basically mac and cheese with some veggies chopped into it, and then cooked until you can slice it into bricks. I made the mistake of saying “WELL THIS DOESNT SEEM VERY CULTURALLY RELEVANT” and getting hit across the head by Rachel, who does all of the research on this stuff. Anyway, doubt it all you want: Bahamian macaroni and cheese isn’t just the title some schmo gave on a Cooks dot com recipe, but also something with a cultural tie to the Bahamas as evidenced by Tru Bahamian Food Tours Dot Com! English traditions filtering into the island nations etc etc.

I’m pleased to announce that it’s good as hell!

As a side dish, johnny cakes! Best known in America for that mention in one episode of the Simpsons, these are very simple, and very similar to biscuits in both ingredients and technique. Cold chopped butter, a little hand kneading, and baking. A bit sweeter than biscuits, and cooked as a big block (although certainly these could be portioned before baking).

Ugly by design, works for me

I could have baked these a little longer. I didn’t want them to get too dry, but the middle part had a thin band of doughy/gummy undercooked stuff in the middle. Still tasted great.

So this is the meal, you shits. Bahamian mac and cheese and Bahamian johnny cakes. Suggested wine pairing: Diet Mt. Dew.

For dessert, Bahamian rum cake! I don’t drink, so this recipe caused me to go into the liquor store and feel like a naughty little boy. I usually keep rum in the baking cabinet (I use, like, a tablespoon or two over the holidays every year in pies), but this cake calls for like two cups and a designated driver. Twenty dollars for a bottle of rum!!!! The extra large soda I grabbed at Sheetz while I was out was a buck twenty nine, and it had more liquid!

I’m going to steal a term from those creepy internet pizza blogger assholes: here is the “upskirt.” Gross!

Anyway, it’s a rum-flavored bundt cake with a strong butter rum glaze. It was real good. I took the rest into work but probably ate most of it myself anyway.

As you can see, my running headphones are pink and my counters need a wipedown.

In conclusion, the Bahamen is a country of something.

Rachel is really enjoying learning about all of the countries and making a traveling list. I’m really enjoying making and eating food. My kid is really enjoying Mickey Mouse these days.

Next up: another country I wouldn’t be able to find on a map. Thanks for stopping by, dickwads!

23 May 18:46

Blind Items Revealed #2

by ent lawyer

this is bonkers. they don't even live together?!?! I thought Eva never left the house.

April 24, 2018

This foreign born A+ list mostly movie actor might be house hunting with someone, but it doesn't mean they are going to start living together any time soon, despite what they want the world to think, they never have.

Ryan Gosling/Eva Mendes
22 May 22:46

Blind Items Revealed #3

by ent lawyer


May 6, 2018

This entertainer/actor has already moved on and is hooking up with one of the stars of this reality show which involves the entertainment part of the actor's career.

John Cena/Becky Lynch
12 May 00:50

Today's Blind Items - The Secret Child

by ent lawyer

RBG!!!! She left her husband for a while to live it up in France, I think. I don't know who the father is though.

They don't have to be long to be juicy. This permanent A+ list celebrity who has been the subject of books and documentaries and movies based on her life has a secret. Knowing her, she will take it to her grave. Way back in the day, when she was just beginning her career, she hooked up with this foreign born permanent A++ lister. Our A+ lister became pregnant and went on sabbatical the final two months of her pregnancy. She then gave the baby to a distant family member to raise. Apparently that baby, now a grown person was having some health issues and that is how they found out who were his real parents. Amazing. This is a legitimate jaw dropper.
05 May 00:52

Pixar Fest ‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’ Fireworks From Everywhere at Disneyland Park

by Michael Ramirez


Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” is lighting up the evening skies above Disneyland park during the first-ever Pixar Fest.

Celebrating the heart of Pixar, this all-new nighttime spectacular takes guests on an emotional journey of friendship with their favorite Pixar pals. Dazzling pyrotechnics, immersive projections, colorful lasers and memorable music are part of the storytelling in this unique multimedia show.

One unique aspect is that you can experience “Together Forever” from different viewing areas throughout Disneyland park. Watch from Sleeping Beauty Castle, ‘it’s a small world,’ Rivers of America or Main Street, U.S.A. for a different perspective of the multimedia spectacular!

Join us as we celebrate Pixar Fest, from now through September 3 at the Disneyland Resort.

30 Apr 23:17

Tom Girl, 1977 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

by RetroRuth

oh yikes

Hello, and welcome back to Vintage Cocktail Friday! Quite possibly the most requested and least posted blog posts on this blog! Sorry about that. This year has been kind of crazy and we just haven’t had time to post the cocktails we are drinking. Plus, it’s hard to take pictures of cocktails if you drink them too fast. But I am going to to better, promise.

In any case, back to the drinks.


This is Tom Girl!

Tom Girl
Author: 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection, 1977
  • Beer of your choice
  • Chilled tomato juice
  • Lemon Slices
  • ½ Tablespoon of Angostura Bitters
  1. Fill a highball or pilsner glass half-full with tomato juice. Add bitters, then fill the rest of the way with beer. Float a lemon on top of the beer.


This is another recipe from the very excellent 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection (affiliate link). Of all my cocktail recipe collections, this is one of my favorites. It not only has interesting and varied cocktails, but lots of fun vintage recipes to go with them.


But you can’t just run off and mix tomato juice and just any beer. And so it’s one of Tom’s favorites, PBR.


And a half a tablespoon of bitters.

Here we go. Half a tablespoon. For one drink. Here we go.

Here we go.


Fancy pinky.


“So, how is it?”

“That’s an…odd flavor.”

“Is it bad?”

“I…don’t think so. It’s hard to explain. Sort of meaty. Also, I think my mouth is getting numb. I’m not going to be able to taste anything for the rest of the night.”

The Verdict: Bitters

From The Tasting Notes –

This was an interesting one. It wasn’t bad, but the flavor was a little crazy. You could very much taste the bitters. The lemon was essential to the drink. Without the lemon, it would be undrinkable. If you are from Wisconsin, the taste of this was sort of like drinking your beer chaser at the same time as your bloody mary. If you are going to make this, make sure you use a light beer. If you are going to use a dark beer, you need to cut back on the bitters. Or leave them out entirely.

30 Apr 20:33

25-Year Burrito Legend Tacos Villa Corona Expands Hours For First Time Ever

by Farley Elliott

I'm very excited by this

Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater Village

The Atwater Village favorite now keeps the lights on until 8 p.m. on weeknights now

After 25 years of servicing passersby along Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village, Tacos Villa Corona is ready to switch things up, adding new evening hours for the first time in the restaurant’s history. The massively popular weekend burrito shop is now doing weeknight food in addition to its usual breakfast and lunch routine, running until 8 p.m.

The 200-square-foot takeaway restaurant first hinted at the possibility of expanding its hours for the first time since opening in 1993, dropping a tweet (yes, Tacos Villa Corona is on Twitter) to all of its 145 followers earlier this week. Passing by last night, Eater found co-owner David Flores, who runs the restaurant along with his mother Maria and sister Felicia, still working the front ordering window. He confirmed that Tacos Villa Corona has indeed been experimenting with longer hours, and that if anything it’s something he felt they should have been doing long ago.

Flores usually gets to the tiny storefront around 3 a.m. every day to do prep work, but had been switching things up and coming in around 5 a.m. instead, leaving prep work until after closing at 2 p.m. Eventually Flores decided that since he was still inside the restaurant anyway, he might as well serve customers who passed by and wanted some food, and the exploration into longer hours grew from there. Now Tacos Villa Corona is doing hours Tuesday through Friday until 8 p.m., but will still close at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday because they usually sell out anyway.

Tacos Villa Corona
A spinach and potato breakfast burrito
Farley Elliott

For those unfamiliar, Tacos Villa Corona is among the most well-known burrito restaurants in all of Los Angeles. Long lines queue up on weekend mornings for the cash-only spot’s famous breakfast burritos, though they also do brisk weekday business with their lunch (and now dinner) menu as well, which includes $5 burritos, nachos, and more. While Tacos Villa Corona has long been a staple for the greater Eastside, it really blew up seven years ago when Anthony Bourdain stopped in while filming an episode of his travel show The Layover.

Tacos Villa Corona
3185 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

25 Apr 17:06

Renovated Craftsman with airy interiors seeks $799K in Pasadena

by Elijah Chiland

I like this house

Built in 1911

This Pasadena Craftsman was built in 1911, but sports an airy interior that’s been carefully updated in recent years.

Sitting on a 7,810-square-foot lot, the house is fronted by a grassy lawn and a covered front porch. In the back is a sizable deck and adjoining patio, along with a landscaped yard and a detached garage that includes space for an office.

On the inside of the 1,786-square-foot residence are three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. Interior features include built-in shelving and bench seating, hardwood and tile floors, divided light windows, and a large stone fireplace in the living room. There’s also a formal dining room and a spacious kitchen equipped with an eight-burner gas stove.

As an added bonus, the home, which looks every bit the part of a classic Pasadena bungalow from the exterior, is eligible for preservation-related tax breaks under California’s Mills Act.

Asking price is $799,000.

Back deck
03 Apr 17:01

‘Describe yourself like a male author would’ becomes a hilarious Twitter challenge

by Tiffany Kelly

These are really really good.

Man using typewriter with "new twitter challenge: describe yourself like a male author would" tweet

Taking a screengrab of a section in a book and posting it on Twitter has become a common way to point out problematic sentences in literature. It’s what sparked the Ready Player One backlash. Now people—mainly women—are taking that criticism a step further by writing parodies of how a male author would describe them.

It all started last week when writer Gwen C. Katz tweeted a cringe-inducing passage from a male author. This is how he wrote from a woman’s perspective: “I sauntered over, certain he noticed me. I’m hard to miss, I’d like to think—a little tall (but not too tall), a nice set of curves if I do say so myself, pants so impossibly tight that if I had had a credit card in my back pocket you could read the expiration date. The rest of my outfit wasn’t that remarkable, just a few old things I had lying around. You know how it is.”

That’s exactly how all women think, right?? Yeah, not even close. The man in question was apparently trying to prove that men can write from a woman’s perspective in fiction. Katz followed up with a tweet saying that she thinks men “can absolutely write realistic female narrators.” But, clearly, this author needed some feedback from actual women.

The author’s passage was mocked on Twitter over the weekend. And that’s when Whit Reynolds decided to come up with a Twitter challenge: “describe yourself like a male author would.”

The tweet went viral as many women wrote funny descriptions of themselves to mimic the way that the male author described his protagonist.

Hopefully, the man in question (and other authors) learned from this Twitter thread what not to do when describing a woman in fiction. As writer Kate Leth said in a tweet, don’t be scared about writing female characters, just “treat us like people.”

The post ‘Describe yourself like a male author would’ becomes a hilarious Twitter challenge appeared first on .

31 Mar 00:28

Blind Item #17 - Oscars

by ent lawyer

Definitely Adam Rippon. Some old member or governor was trying to compliment him and he was very disengaged. I didn't see him smile one time.

This recent A list athlete was being an a-hole to just about everyone he came into contact with. I think this recent fame is going to his head.
29 Mar 14:42

An Absurd Austin Powers-Themed Bar Pops Up in Glendale

by Farley Elliott

obviously we have to go.

Austin Powers impersonator Richard Halpern was at the event

The two-story Electric Pussycat officially opens next month

There’s a funky new pop-up bar happening in Glendale, and it’s got the look and feel of a real-life recreation of all things Austin Powers. But unlike other high-density throwback theme bars found mostly in and around Hollywood, this new spot — called Electric Pussycat, naturally — is tucked away in a two-story bank building next to a men’s clothing store.

Los Angeles Magazine was the first to report on the new bar, which has been doing some small opening nights in anticipation of a grand reveal come April 14. Electric Pussycat is the work of the same team behind several of those come-and-go Hollywood nostalgia bar pop-ups, including Beetle House (Tim Burton themed, naturally) and the short-lived Anchorman bar called Stay Classy. As those slightly off-brand names might imply, none of these bars are actually sanctioned by the Hollywood rights-holders, but play on the fuzzy warmth of pop culture familiarity with costumes, fun drink names, some light food, and lots of kitsch.

In the case of Electric Pussycat, the former 103 Lounge on Broadway has been transformed into a mod cocktail bar with neon lighting, swinging clear plastic lounge chairs, hanging beads, and disco-style light-up flooring. The bar has also hired at least one Austin Powers impersonator and a slew of women to play Fembots, the sexualized robots from the films. The result is a drinks-fueled pop culture escapade buffeted by scantily-clad women dancing on stage and being paid to talk to people at the bar. Yes, there is also a dance pole in the middle of the room.

On the food and drink side, expect plays on the movie’s most popular names and tropes. There’s a cocktail called the Phat Bastard, plus bar staples like grilled cheese sandwiches. Electric Pussycat opens on April 14.

Electric Pussycat
103 E. Broadway
Glendale, CA

10 Mar 11:09

Blind Items Revealed #1 - Old Hollywood

by ent lawyer

A Mr. Ed blind item. Now I've seen it all. There is a section of his wikipedia page about his mysterious death, iirc.

January 9, 2018

This former A+ list mostly television "actor" who won several awards for his acting was recognizable to every person with a television. There have always been rumors about his death and various conspiracy theories surrounding it. The reason for it is because the studio used a stand in for the actor for nine years after his death without ever telling the general public. It was only in later years after a book was published that the public realized it had been tricked by the studio. Have some fun with this one.

Bamboo Harvester (Mr. Ed)
09 Mar 00:12

Cheese And Bean Loaf, 1930 – A Vintage Recipe Test

by RetroRuth

This recipe sounds like something the government would hand out during the depression but it was from an actual company!

Happy Friday! Who wants some beans? Some beans in the shape of a loaf?


This is Cheese and Bean Loaf!

Cheese And Bean Loaf
Author: Success In Seasonings, Lea & Perrins, 1930
  • 1 pound can kidney beans
  • ½ pound American cheese
  • 1 chopped onion, medium-sized
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup Panko or dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Lea & Perrins Sauce
  1. Drain all the liquid from the beans. Pulse cheese and beans in food processor until they are chopped into small pieces, but not until they are mush.
  2. Cook the chopped onion in the butter until soft. Add to the cheese and bean mixture in a bowl. After the onions have cooled slightly, add the rest of the ingredients and mix them together well.
  3. Mold into a roll or loaf, or pack into a loaf pan. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle or roll in more breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until well browned and the cheese has melted. Serve with your choice of sauce.


Cheese and Bean Loaf - From Success In Seasoning, Lea & Perrins, 1930

This recipe is from a recipe book put out by Lea & Perrins (yes, the ones that make Worcestershire sauce) called Success in Seasonings which was published in 1930. IMG_0792



And a big ole chunk of Tom’s favorite, American cheese. (He actually hates it.)


Here is the cheese and beans after a run through the food processor. I wanted to leave it a bit chunky to mimic being put through a grinder vs. being processed. (Note to self: You need to buy a flipping vintage grinder.)


Doused with a heaping helping of Worcestershire sauce. Interesting side note: This recipe represents the last of my (large) bottle of Worcestershire sauce. I never thought I’d see the day when I went through a bottle before it expired. I guess when you cook vintage, you use a lot of the sauce.


Here it is in a big, gooey log. I ended up using Panko for the bread crumbs, since the recipe didn’t specify dry or fresh breadcrumbs. Since there isn’t any liquid I was kind of worried that the Panko would be too dry, but I’m glad I went with it. The two eggs made this thing really gooey. If I would have baked it right away, I would have just packed it into a loaf pan and washed my hands of it, but since I made this earlier in the day I was able to roll it up in some parchment paper and put it in the fridge. Because I really, really wanted to make a fancy roll out of this thing.




Well then.

So it spread out quite a bit, but this actually ended up looking really good. And it smelled good, too.


The lens got a little steamed up, but you can still see the texture.



“I know this taste.”

“Well, yeah. It’s American cheese.”

“No, not that. This tastes like something that you eat during a break on an endurance race. Like a mega power bar.”

“So, like it has a lot of calories?”


The Verdict: Rich

From The Tasting Notes –

This thing was dense and a little bit went a long way. This little loaf easily fed all four of us with about a quarter of it leftover. And yes, all of us ate it. Toddler TJ even powered down a slice, which was amazing because he normally is a pretty picky eater. (But maybe I have been feeding him the wrong stuff. His favorites so far are homemade applesauce with cinnamon, oatmeal, lime gelatin with cottage cheese, grilled cheese and this bean loaf. Maybe Tom and I accidentally gave TJ a mid-century palate?  Anyway, that was way off topic. Back to the loaf.) This loaf was soft, but it wasn’t as mushy as I thought it was going to be. It held its shape relatively well and I was able to slice it and serve the slices without them flopping all over the place. The taste was slightly bland, but not too bad. The flavor was mostly onion, cheese and Worcestershire and surprisingly didn’t taste like chili, which for some reason I was expecting while I was making this. We tried the loaf with a variety of bottled sauces (ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, BBQ sauce), but ended up liking steak sauce the best. The vinegar-y flavor really complimented the loaf. Overall, I would say this is a win!

04 Mar 20:45

The 1950s are alive and well in this James De Long-designed West Covina home

by Pauline O'Connor

This house is so cool

Now seeking its second ever owner!

Gather ‘round, time capsule fans — here’s a new listing beamed straight from the Eisenhower era.

On the market for the first time, the West Covina treasure was built in 1956 by James De Long, a former Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice and fellow at FLW’s Taliesin, complete with landscaping by celebrated landscape architect Takeo Uesugi.

Measuring 1,994 square feet, the Usonian-influenced residence has four bedrooms and two baths. Notable features include sliding glass walls, built-in furnishings (including a sewing machine station) and shelving, original light fixtures, and delightful original pink formica countertops.

The home’s lush grounds feature numerous fruit trees and other mature plantings. There’s also a detached, two-car garage.

Asking price for the .34-acre property is $738,000.

 Courtesy of Kimberly Olbrich
An architectural sketch by James De Long of the McHale House living room
 Courtesy of Kimberly Olbrich
An architectural sketch by James De Long of the McHale House living room

02 Mar 19:10

Celebrities Have Feelings About Armie Hammer's Weird Chest-Scraping Video

by Samantha Sasso

armie hammer autoshare

With just a few more days to go until Hollywood's biggest night of the year, celebrites are in a race against the clock to get red carpet-ready for the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday. While everyone else books emergency appointments with their self-tanning gurus or buys sheet masks in bulk, Armie Hammer is getting... a chest massage?

Last night, the Call Me By Your Name actor posted a video of an unidentified person rolling a handheld orange tool across his chest. "Pain is beauty.... #freethenipple #fasciascraping," he wrote alongside the confusing clip. So, was he pulling a 40-Year-Old Virgin and waxing his chest before the big night? Nope. As his caption suggests, he was just having his fascia scraped.

Pain is beauty.... #freethenipple #fasciascraping

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First of all, what even is fascia? And why is Hammer scraping it? Fascia is your body's connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs, which can sometimes tense up and lead to aches and pain. And while a method like foam-rolling can relieve muscle tension, a device like the definitely-not-FDA-approved Fascia Blaster — or whatever TF Hammer is using — can go a little deeper. But unlike foam-rolling, fascia scraping isn't relaxing at all. In fact, it can be pretty damn uncomfortable, with some users reporting major bruising.

We're not the only ones with some strong reactions to Hammer's Oscars prep: Plenty of other celebrities had something to say about it in the comments, too. "This looks painful AF," wrote Insecure star Jay Ellis. "But most importantly who is seeing your chest at the Oscars?" In true Hammer fashion, the CMBYN actor responded: "Depends how well I play my cards..."

And yet that's not even the best comment to Hammer's unorthodox routine — the real winner would be Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, who wrote, "This legit is turning me on." Andy, our thoughts exactly.

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Foodie Guide to 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at Disneyland Resort

by Alex Dunlap


Everyone’s favorite California foodie festival is back again this year at Disneyland Resort. This Friday through April 12, come out and enjoy the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival! Celebrating the best of Californian cuisine, beverages and entertainment, this festival is sure to make you hungry, and you won’t want to miss all of the amazing dishes we’ve cooked up this year. Here’s your official Foodie Guide to everything available at this year’s festival. All of these Festival Marketplaces can be found throughout Disney California Adventure park.

Mimosa Flight at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival California Cheeses at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Nuts About Cheese


  • Brie Toast with Fig, Mint and Almond Crumble
  • Goat Cheese Fromage Blanc Tartine with Rosemary and Hazelnuts
  • Selection of 3 California Cheeses – Point Reyes Blue, Vella Jack and Fiscalini Cheddar


  • Pineapple Mimosa
  • Raspberry Mimosa
  • Strawberry Mimosa
  • Mimosa Flight
  • Duckhorn Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • Baileyana, Grand Firepeak Cuvee, Chardonnay, Edna Valley
  • Chandon, Brut, California

Rotational Wines:

  • Patz & Hall, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Hartford Court, Land’s Edge Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
  • Schweiger Vineyards, Chardonnay, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
  • Firestone Vineyards, Gewürztraminer, Santa Ynez Valley
  • Tres Sabores, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • MACROSTIE Winery & Vineyards, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • MACROSTIE Winery & Vineyards, Wildcat Mountain, Chardonnay, Carneros
  • Sort this out Cellars, Mourvedre Rose Mermaid, Santa Barbara
  • CHOCK ROCK Vineyard, Syrah, Arroyo Seco
  • Hartford Family Winery, Hartford Court, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Kita Wines, Camp 4 Vineyard, T’aya, Rhone White Blend, Santa Ynez Valley
Red Sangria at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Mexican Chocolate Custard at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival


  • Korean BBQ Beef Short Rib Tacos
  • Chicken Teriyaki Slider with Spicy DOLE® Pineapple Jam
  • Mexican Chocolate Custard


  • LVP, Vanderpump, Red Sangria, Spain
  • Golden Road Brewing, Mango Cart, Wheat Ale
  • Mango Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic)

Tropical IPA Shandy at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

The Brewhouse


  • Backlot Michelada
  • Tropical IPA Shandy
  • Modelo Especial Lager
  • Refuge Brewery, Blood Orange Wit, Belgian Wheat Ale
  • ACE Craft Ciders, Apple Honey, Hard Cider
  • Smog City Brewing, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Hoppy Amber Ale
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company, Unfiltered Sculpin, IPA
  • Festival Punch
California Craft Brews


  • White Cheddar Lager Soup in a Mini Boudin’s Sourdough Boule


  • Beer Flight – Bright & Refreshing
  • Three Weavers Brewing Company, Seafarer
  • Mission Brewery, Hefeweizen
  • Bottle Logic Brewing, Kingdom Common, California Common
  • Black Market Brewing Co., Cherry Gose
  • Beer Flight – Bold & Hoppy
  • Stone Brewing, Scorpion Bowl, Tropical IPA
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewing, Betty, American IPA
  • Aftershock Brewing Co., Red Alert, Red Ale
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Barney Flats
  • Three Weavers Brewing Company, Seafarer, Kolsch
  • 21st Amendment Brewery, El Sully, Mexican Style Lager
  • Mission Brewery, Hefeweizen
  • Black Market Brewing Co., Cherry Gose
  • Bottle Logic Brewing, Kingdom Common, California Common
  • Aftershock Brewing Co., Red Alert, Red Ale
  • Stone Brewing, Scorpion Bowl, Tropical IPA
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewing, Betty, American IPA
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Boat Shoes, Hazy IPA
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Barney Flats, Oatmeal Stout
Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese with Bacon at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Verlasso™ Sustainable Salmon Peruvian Poke at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Peppers Cali-Ente


  • Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese with Bacon
  • Verlasso™ Sustainable Salmon Peruvian Poke with a Cucumber-Lime Salad and Aju Verde Salsa


  • Lime Margarita with Jalapeño Garnish
  • Watermelon Lemonade (non-alcoholic), with optional Habanero Sugar & Chili-Lime Half-Rim

White Wine Flight at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Uncork California


  • White Wine Flight
  • Twomey, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County, Sonoma County
  • Cambria Estate Vineyards & Winery, Benchmark, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
  • Sofia, Rosé, Monterey County
  • Red Wine Flight
  • La Crema, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Ferrari-Carano, Merlot, Sonoma County
  • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
  • Sparkling Wine Tropical Float
  • Sofia Blanc de Blancs, Monterey County

Strawberry and Coconut Rice “Frushi” at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Strawberry Frosé at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Watsonville Strawberry Pie at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Strawberry Patch


  • Strawberry & Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt Wasabi Sauce
  • Watsonville Strawberry Pie


  • Strawberry Frosé
  • Strawberry Pineapple Float with Strawberry Popping Pearls (non-alcoholic)

Kickback Michelada at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Avocado Time


  • Avocado & Pepper Jack Petite Guacamole Burger
  • Spice Oumph!® on Pita with Avocado Hummus and Garlic Sauce
  • Avocado Ice Cream Bar


  • Kickback Michelada with Flavors of Pineapple and Lime
  • Black Market Brewing Co., Deception Coconut Lime, Blonde Ale

Grilled Asparagus Caesar Salad at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Compressed Asian Cucumbers at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Beet Kombucha Sangria at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Eat Your Greens


  • Grilled Asparagus Caesar Salad
  • Compressed Asian Cucumbers with Green Sauce, Toasted Almonds and Sea Beans


  • Lolea, No. 2 Sparkling Frizzante White Sangria, Spain
  • Beet Kombucha Sangria
  • Health-Ade Beet Kombucha with Wild Berry FOMZ (non-alcoholic)
Citrus-Brined Pork Roast at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Crispy Orange Chicken & Rive at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Citrus Grove


  • Citrus-Brined Pork Roast with Tangy Barbecue Sauce and Lemon Pepper Slaw
  • Crispy Orange Chicken & Rice with Garlic Cracker
  • Meyer Lemon Macaron


  • Meyer Lemon Ginger Mule
  • White Blend, Conundrum, California
  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Bourbon Chocolate Whoopie Pie at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

I ❤ Artichokes


  • Grilled & Chilled Artichoke Hearts with Romesco
  • Fried Artichoke Carbonara
  • Bourbon Chocolate Whoopie Pie


  • Tio Pepe, Fino Sherry, Gonzalez Byass, Spain
  • Mumm Napa, Sparkling Wine, Brut Prestige, Napa Valley
Orange-Vanilla Cream Float at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Salt & Beer Vinegar Parmesan Chicken Wings at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival


  • Grilled Harris Ranch Beef Tenderloin Slider with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Salt & Beer Vinegar Parmesan Chicken Wings
  • Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt Panna Cotta with Red Raspberry Compote


  • Festival Beer Flight
  • Estrella Damm, Lager
  • Towne Park Brew Co., Pale Ale
  • Bootlegger’s Brewery, Thai Tea Far Out, West Coast IPA
  • Lost Coast Brewery, Downtown Brown, Brown Ale
  • Justin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Orange-Vanilla Cream Float with Whipped Cream (non-alcoholic)
Popcorn Lemonade Cocktail at Disney California Food & Wine Festival Caramel Popcorn Crispy Treat at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Shrimp Boil Tacos at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Off the Cob


  • Sweet Corn Nuggets with Beef Chili
  • Shrimp Boil Tacos with Andouille Sausage and Fresh Corn
  • Caramel Popcorn Crispy Treat


  • Popcorn Lemonade Cocktail
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, Paradise Rd, Pilsner
  • Popcorn Lemonade with Whipped Cream and Candy Corn Garnish (non-alcoholic)

Black Garlic Soy-Braised Pork Belly Banh Mi at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Garlic Kissed


  • Creamy Mac & Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumble
  • Black Garlic Soy-Braised Pork Belly Banh Mi


  • Bloody Mary with Garlic-Stuffed Olive
Festival Beer Garden


  • Beer Garden Flight
  • Legends Craft Brewery, American Lager
  • Modern Times Beer, Lomaland, Saison
  • Stereo Brewing Company, Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • Sierra Nevada, Tropical Torpedo, Tropical IPA
  • Legends Craft Brewery, American Lager
  • Saint Archer Brewing Co., Blonde Ale
  • Barley Forge Brewing Company, Nom Nom, Mango Hefeweizen
  • Modern Times Beer, Lomaland, Saison
  • Stereo Brewing Company, Tale of Brave Ulysses, Scottish Ale
  • Sierra Nevada, Tropical Torpedo, Tropical IPA
  • Noble Ale Works, Big Whig, IPA
  • Unsung Brewing Company, Naturia, Double IPA
  • Goose Island Beer Co., Matilda, Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Lindemans Brewery, Framboise, Raspberry Lambic

Vegetarian “Meatball” Sandwich at Paradise Garden Grill at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Paradise Garden Grill


  • Beer-Battered Cod with Steak Fries, Sweet Slaw and Spicy Remoulade
  • Vegetarian “Meatball” Sandwich with Marinara Sauce Topped with Melted Mozzarella Cheese and served with Kettle Chips
  • Beer-Braised Pork Tacos with Pickled Apple Slaw, Black Beans and Queso
  • Sausage Trio Platter with Braised Red Cabbage and Warm Potato Salad
  • Large Soft Pretzel with Beer-Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • Salted Caramel Budino with Vanilla Bean Chantilly Cream
  • Bienenstich Cake with Caramelized Almonds and filled with Vanilla Bean Custard


  • Brewery Ommegang, Hennepin, Farmhouse Saison
  • Innis & Gunn, Original, Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale
  • Zilliken Estate, Riesling, Mosel, Germany
27 Feb 01:49

Blind Items Revealed #2

by ent lawyer

I'm sad to say the pics of him kissing her remind me of Vin Diesel anytime he has to kiss a woman on screen.

February 19, 2018

Quite a remarkable coincidence that this former A list athlete headed out of her sport had a camera right next to her to take photos with the guy she calls her boyfriend. Perfect position to take staged photos.

Danica Patrick/Aaron Rodgers
22 Feb 15:26

Frito Macaroons, 1947 – A Vintage Recipe Test

by RetroRuth

I think this is something Bill would like for some reason. Not a diss.

I’ve already made cookies with potato chips on this blog, so this week I decided to make cookies with corn chips!


These are Frito Macaroons!

Frito Macaroons
Author: Recipes For All Occasions, 1947
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup coconut
  • ½ teaspoon baking powser
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or less)
  • ¾ cup rolled or quick oats
  • 2 cups Fritos, crushed slightly
  • 2 eggs
  1. Beat eggs well and mix with oatmeal. Let stand while creaming the sugar and shortening. Combine the two mixtures and add coconut, Fritos, baking powder and salt. Drop by spoonfuls (about a tablespoon or one standard cookie scoop), and pat together into a disk on baking sheet. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 15 minutes.

Frito Macaroons - Recipes and Menus For All Occassions, Fritos, 1947

This is from a 32-page pamphlet called Recipes and Menus For All Occasions published in 1947 and it is made up entirely of recipes that use Fritos in some way. From breakfast to dinner, this pamphlet has your Frito needs covered! Needless to say, I love it. It is mostly the inspiration behind “Chip Week” on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week, but I have also cooked out of this pamphlet before. And I plan to cook out of it again after this. Maybe even sometime soon.


Besides the fact that these had Fritos in them, I was also excited because they have no flour in them and they use oatmeal!

Substitution Note: After I started making these, I realized I only had unsweetened coconut, so I ended up using that.


The resulting mixture was very crumbly and dry. I had to smash them into a disk shape on the pan because pieces were just falling off all over.

Also, I didn’t know what the sticking situation would be, and it didn’t call for a greased baking sheet, so I broke out the ol’ Silpat. Just in case.




They peeled just fine off the Silpat, but I’m not sure how they would be on the bare, ungreased sheet. I would probably at least use parchment paper for these.


One down the hatch…


Two down the hatch…ish


“I…I don’t know what I’m eating here.”

“Are they good? What do they taste like?”

“Corn? An oatmeal cookie? I have no idea.”

The Verdict: Mysterious

From The Tasting Notes –

These were very different and very interesting. After a few days (!) of discussing them, we came to the conclusion that they tasted like a cross between an oatmeal cookie and a piece of cornbread. What kept throwing us off was the fact that they had a very strange savory undertone to them. It wasn’t unpleasant, but it is not something that you expect when eating a dessert. It’s probably because I used unsweetened coconut in the recipe. If I had used sweetened coconut, they probably would have tasted more dessert-like and not as…corny? They tasted a lot like corn. Not like Fritos, just straight up corn. Anyway, all that aside, they were still good. They were also very unique, so if you think you’ve tried every cookie out there, you should make these.

15 Feb 21:49

Blind Items Revealed #2

by ent lawyer
February 7, 2018

Speaking of NYFW, this A+ list designer likes to pose for photos with his celebrity guests and he had some very choice things to say when he saw this one named singer and what she wore. He was not a fan. At all.

Halsey/Tom Ford