John Friend built a yoga empire in Houston that came crashing down in 2012 amid allegations of financial mismanagement, an affair with a married student and Wiccan rituals. Now he’s resurfaced in Denver.
If you've ever been out to Marfa, you know it's a different kind of place. Different from any other small town in West Texas and a far cry from any other town on the planet, most likely. Lately, another bit of different has popped up in Marfa in the form of a pair of rabbit ears and the outline of a ... More >>
LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul Bayou Music Center July 3, 2013 Classic-rock acts who were never more than B-list tour every summer and pack amphitheaters by the thousands. It takes four of the most important acts in rap history to fill up Bayou Music Center. Something seems off ther ... More >>
A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than ten songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish is ... More >>
Tom DeLay, the man who once easily held the title Most Hated Republican in his clawed hands, will finally have his hearing over campaign-finance money-laundering charges Wednesday before a three-judge panel in Austin. It's been a long road for the former congressman from Sugar Land -- some of the i ... More >>
Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first. Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... More >>
This past Sunday, naughty cell phone pictures of both Mad Men's redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks and television personality Olivia Munn leaked onto the Internet. No, they weren't together in the photos -- Dear God -- these were separate leaks. Two of the most lusted after female celebs, Hend ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
[Note #1: Drake's Take Care leaked this past weekend. We didn't download it illegally, that's for certain. But if we had, here's the review we would've written.] Listen to this while you read this. Thanks. Drake's Take Care. Lilly. Dander. Cotton. Wine, cheese, grapes, crackers. Bubble bat ... More >>
On behalf of all of us here at Art Attack, I'd like to congratulate Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed on the joyous occasion of their marriage. The pair lived together, "happily unmarried," for 28 years before finally deciding to take the plunge. I have no idea what prompted them to tie the knot (I'm ... More >>
Hef's gonna need a bigger boat.As you may have heard, Shark Week kicks off Sunday on the Discovery Channel. The seven days of (decreasingly) informative marine documentaries and (increasingly) lurid reenactments of REAL LIFE ATTACKS and exposing DEADLY WATERS and what not provide a welcome br ... More >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
One tour unites three very different faces of glam-rock.
Marilyn Monroe is one of the first of many women that will completely floor any red-blooded man, gay or straight, at first glance. There is simply no way that those eyes, that smile, that shock of blonde hair, and that figure can leave you feeling devoid of emotion. Girls want to be her, and ... More >>
Gregg County JailDavid Tabor: In the unforgettable 1999 documentary American Pimp, filmmakers the Hughes Brothers profiled nine of America's most prominent legends of the pimpin' game: people like Chicago's Don Magic Juan and San Francisco's Fillmore Slim. The film echoed in the works of Tex ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
Crystal Harris: Not older than Iron EagleYou know what is messed up and completely awesome? Hugh Hefner was 60 years old when his current fiancee, Crystal Harris, was born. Hef was hatched on April 9, 1926, and six decades and 20 days later his soon-to-be bride was born in Lake Havasu, Arizon ... More >>
It's all about the sexIt's a bye week Friday, so we don't have the Texans defense to kick around this week. So I'm going to use my Friday post as a forum to do the new and exciting Friday activity that's sweeping the nation -- telling people to follow other people on Twitter! Riveting! Actuall ... More >>
What the hell does old-ass Hugh Hefner know about great bars anyway?! Playboy magazine will release a list they are calling "America's Best Bars" in the August issue and there are four from the state of Texas. Guess where they are. Two are in Austin, and two in Dallas. I suppose I will give ... More >>
Enjoy the great indoors!
From SexIs; © The Author, with Hugh Hefner, at an undisclosed locationThis week we're putting out our list of Blog Stars, a feature story on ten of the best and the brightest in Houston. The bloggers in the story write on a wide range of topics, from sports to politics to the law to food and bey ... More >>
[Ed. Note: Throughout the holiday season, Rocks Off will be bringing you our picks for recent DVDs, CDs and other musical wares that might be just the ticket to help fill out that pesky shopping list. Enjoy.] Though they never achieved the popularity of Zeppelin or Sabbath, and are still not in t ... More >>
You guys! YOU GUYS! We're closer to the end of Dancing With the Stars than I'd thought! The grid at Futon Critic only had the show running through next week, the 24th. And then, like manna from sequined heaven, Tom Bergeron confirmed at the top of last night's competition ep that next week wi ... More >>
Of all the girls from The Girls Next Door, I'm really most pleased that it's Kendra who's having a baby with her fiancé, professional football player Hank Baskett. (Apparently, Hugh Hefner teared up when he heard the news that his little girl was all growed up.)Anyway, back to what I was saying ... More >>
I guess it started with The Honeymooners. You know, sitcom family equals fat husband, cute wife. According to Jim. King of Queens. Grounded for Life. Still Standing. Hell, even The Simpsons. And the list goes on. What do they have in common? All star a sitcom husband who is fat and schlumpy an ... More >>
Sean Avery of the NHL's Dallas Stars was suspended for an indefinite period by the NHL on Tuesday for comments he made in Calgary on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, he made a comment about several players dating his "sloppy seconds." And I know most of you in Houston would rather talk high school fo ... More >>
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Inside the dirtiest joke ever told is a nugget of unadulterated joy
A documentary revisits the moment when porn went mainstream
A documentary revisits the moment when porn went mainstream
Silverstein knew how to get nasty
The Girl Next Door looks familiar, but at least her admirers are new
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Diamond Dave rants on fashion, being a digital gigolo, his rival/tourmate Sammy Hagar, a pending lawsuit and a bunch of other stuff
When girls started going wild, Playboy Video stopped playing mild
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
When he was young, William Simon wanted to change the world. The late University of Houston sociology professor changed the way we view sex instead.
Hughes brothers make pimpin' seem as benign as the cartoonish caricature of the profession
Riotous Die! Mommy! Die! transforms Electra into a Hollywood satire