I am always looking at pictures of food. One of my favorite pastimes, it's the reason why my Twitter and Instagram feeds (and now, my Facebook feed) are constantly crammed with photos of food, and why I spend countless hours mentally drooling over pictures of what people are cooking or eating. On ... More >>
Roughly 48 hours have now gone by since Richie Incognito's ultra rehearsed image rehabilitation session interview with FOX's Jay Glazer. We learned that Richie Incognito was able to recite some lines indicating that he is indeed contrite about his use of the n-word in a voicemail message to teammat ... More >>
We had one major closing to speak of this week and one almost closing, so let's just start there, and then move on to all of the exciting openings, shall we? Zunum restaurant in the Woodlands announced its closing on its Facebook page on Monday, August 5. Many people voiced their disappointment on ... More >>
"When did we decide to start putting breakfast foods on everything?" I wondered aloud while talking to my friend Stefanie Gans last week by phone. Gans is the dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine, and was hard at work researching an article on national meat trends when she called me at home ... More >>
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road.
Tom Petty got a real kick in the balls late last week when he discovered that his vintage blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTV Junior had been stolen from a California soundstage where the Heartbreakers had been rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Three other vintage guitars owned by b ... More >>
By now you have all seen this year's Oscar nominations, released yesterday, in Beverly Hills, California. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture, including Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse, The Artist, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris and The Tree of Life. Fun stuff, espe ... More >>
Inside the light and airy Relish Fine Foods.Relish Fine Foods had its grand opening this past Monday and Tuesday, and was already off to a fast start when I dropped by at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The store was already sold out of all of their salads, and other prepared items were going jus ... More >>
This Sunday night, Weezer headlines Free Press Summer Fest III, and the influential pop-rockers have been a part of indie lore for the past 17 years. With 1994's self-titled "Blue Album" and 1996's Pinkerton, the band created a cult following whom they would promptly weird the fuck out with s ... More >>
When last we left Chingo Bling in Los Angeles, he was at his agent's Beverly Hills office, holding out for a better offer for a proposed September tour... Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling and John T. Edge (right) wait in Latino 96.3's lobby.FRIDAY, MAY 6 Latino 96.3 studios, Los Angeles, ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling outside Hollywood's Key ClubFresh off the heels of his sold out show at Houston's House of Blues, Chingo Bling was booked to perform at Hollywood's world-famous Key Club. The Tamale Kingpin invited Rocks Off to tag along and document the concert and his sur ... More >>
One of America's most expensive "blocks"Business Week has put together a list of the ten most expensive blocks in America, and Houston has an entry on the list. Spoiler alert: You probably don't live on it. Everyone will surely be knocked over to learn that the block, which actually seems to ... More >>
Candace Nelson is known as the creator of the boutique-cupcake craze. She began her company, Sprinkles, several years ago in Beverly Hills and now has locations across the country, including our own Houston store in Highland Village. We caught up with Nelson to talk about the fickle nature ... More >>
Candace Nelson, creator of boutique cupcake emporium Sprinkles, has gone from financier to cupcake-craze initiator to Food Network judge. With Sprinkles locations all over the world, including our own little Highland Village outpost, we tracked down the in-demand young industrialist and got ... More >>
You said it, Demi.If you're a parent, one day you'll inevitably come to the sobering realization that your child's ultimate happiness is out of your hands. Naturally you're going to avoid feeding them Red Bull and Cheetos for lunch (that's a man's meal) or letting them juggle steak knives, bu ... More >>
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Photo from justjared.com Breathes there a hotter man alive on the face of this earth -- nay, in this solar system -- than Zac Efron?And before you fans pile on us, we'd take the category to "the entire extent of the galaxy," but we just don't know what the stars of Zebon-17's version High School ... More >>
Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has a good sense of where he's from and where he's headed.
A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
If you ask Houstonian Zenon Yracheta, he'll tell you that he's the one to blame for that, shall we say, underwhelming, Hollywood movie about a Chihuahua in Beverly Hills, aptly titled, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.And to take a swing at proving it, he's filed a lawsuit in Houston federal court against ... More >>
Photos by Tony StamolisThis is just about the safest image from T&T&A that we can show you on the front page.There's food porn -- teasing photographs of donuts glistening with a fresh coat of glaze, artfully arranged plates looking like architectural plans, footage of cakes being frosted ... More >>
Nowadays, being an astronaut just doesn't have the cachet it once did. But back in the 1960s, astronauts were celebrities, and an obscure neighborhood near Clear Lake was their Beverly Hills.Timber Cove was a development of what today would be considered smallish homes -- no McMansions here -- on ... More >>
Pola Negri was one of the first to bring the siren Carmen to the screen
The Sunset Strip running from Beverly Hills to Hollywood is only 1.7 miles long and is inevitably linked to celebrity and the film industry. But for a brief time in the mid-‘60s, it also served as the epicenter of American – and thus worldwide – rock and roll with its succession of nightclubs, ... More >>
For those still on the fence for the presidential election, and for those silently pondering the question, “Who would a leper-stealing, lawsuit-losing, non-debt-paying fake minister vote for?” – your prayers have been answered. Allowing the rest of the voting public to exhale, Anand “K.A. P ... More >>
As you might imagine, the past few weeks have been somewhat hectic for Rocks Off, meaning there's been another heaping helping of yellow and brown envelopes piling up. Let's do this. This time I've added brief quotes from the accompanying press release, provided there is one. Definitely Roy O ... More >>
Testing the limits of familial bonds, one nursing-home application at a time
Courtesy of Global Peace Initiative And who wouldn't want a hug from this guy? Anand “KA Paul” Kilari, who was arrested in Beverly Hills in April for allegedly trying to get his evangelical freak on with a minor, finally got around to providing the Press with a statement. However, it took a l ... More >>
Courtesy of Global Peace Initiative Maybe he's got a future with the Catholic Church. It’s been a while since we heard from our favorite leper-stealing, orphan-hording fake minister Anand “KA Paul” Kilari. And I don’t know how else to say this, so let’s just report that Lieutenant Mitc ... More >>
Mike Stinson, Nashville and an eight-minute bottle of wine
Teen rebels rule in Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers
Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.
A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub
James L. Brooks serves up too much of a good thing in Spanglish
An epic story turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander
Arnold's reprogrammed -- Terminator 3 isn't. But it is fun.
Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols
Wanna write books for a living? First, head for the slaughterhouse
Romance gets retarded in Pumpkin
Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career
KPRC kicks off another mind-boggling sweeps month
Think of the mildly amusing Big Tease as the Spinal Tap of haute coiffure
Director Mike Leigh explores the politics and process of theater in Topsy-Turvy
Anywhere But Here treats a mother-daugther relationship like kid stuff
Slums tries to please but plays it too safe
Clueless is an improbably entertaining time-waster