Thirty years ago today, we lost John Belushi, one of the most brilliant comedic actors of his time. He was a member of some of the best seasons of Saturday Night Live in the mid to late '70s, and starred in the classic comedy Animal House. He was one of the Blues Brothers with fellow SNL-cast member ... More >>
It may seem that we're talkin' foolish, but Randy Travis was arrested early this morning, allegedly drunk in a car parked in front of a Baptist church in the Denton County town of Sanger. (Travis reportedly owns a ranch in Tioga, 25 miles east of Sanger.) TMZ broke the story. They reported that a ... More >>
Sarah Palin in her Michigan-fan days.Okay, I'll admit that might have been the most duplicitous headline of a post ever, not because Sarah Palin and Glen Rice didn't sleep together (They apparently did, back in the late '80's. More on that in a minute) but because the "w/ VIDEO" would seem to ... More >>
Readers debate the real Mayor of Montrose.
Brett Favre can't get out of the headlinesI hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season. I'm on vacation this week vis ... More >>
Molly Hagerty, former HoustonianThe masseuse who accused Al Gore of trying to force her into sex in a Portland hotel room has a Houston connection.The name of the accuser is public now, because she is telling her story (and posing with her "stained pants") for the National Enquirer.Her name is Mo ... More >>
"Just 10 more years of this and I'm free"If you've been wondering why the internet is full of awful global-warming related puns today, it's because Al and Tipper Gore have announced that, after 40 or so years of marriage, things are just not going to work out.We're guessing there are some shoes a ... More >>
Does a headline that draws attention to a story always have to be politically correct?
With apologies to William Blake:Tiger! Tiger! Feeling lowIn the forests of OrlandoWhat errant hydrant (or 5-wood)Put that dent in your Caddy's hood?That silliness out of the way, here are some thoughts on the whole Eldrick Woods...thing.1. The instantaneous news cycle really is something to behol ... More >>
I have to admit, I love a good train wreck. When you're driving down the freeway, and traffic is at a standstill because there's a five-car pile up on the OTHER side of the interstate, I'm the guy who's slowing everything down, taking it all in. My top two priorities on my DVR are Beverly Hills ... More >>
Tiger Woods' little traffic accident this holiday weekend has gripped the nation like nothing since Balloon Boy. It's also about as important as Balloon Boy.(This just in for those under-a-rock dwellers: Woods crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant and tree near his driveway at about 2:30 in the mor ... More >>
We have become all too lax in keeping up with the National Enquirer; most of the "celebrities" who are getting fat, having affairs or going to rehab in its pages are pretty much unfamiliar to us. (We know there's a dude named Gosselin who's very bad, but we don't know why, nor care.)Luckily, the ... More >>
The Edies mesmerize all at Stages Repertory Theatre in Grey Gardens.
Buying magazines on the cheap sounds like a good idea. So you can hardly blame folks such as Andrea Cappuzzo of Independence, Missouri when she dialed up mags4cheap.com on the Web, a site operated by a Houston-based company called Creative One. The website offers sensational discounts on almost ev ... More >>
The breaking political news today is that John Edwards admits in an interview to be televised tonight that, yeah, he did have that affair. Which means the thing will finally get some MSM coverage. If you're going to admit to an affair, we guess it's best to do it on the day of the Olympics' openin ... More >>
For a while there, we were wondering -- as a reporter for the Columbia Journalism Review put it to us the other day -- "No offense, but why is it that the only reporter who has asked John Edwards the question [about infidelity rumors] is an editorial assistant from a Houston alt-weekly?" We don't k ... More >>
Houston's been the No. 1 city in America in the obesity crisis. But hype doesn't mean help.
Wednesday, December 17
The Star Spangles regurgitate the best of a punky rock stew
Tamalalia goes West
Plus: Olympic Bid; Allah 1, Christ 0; Paris Is Burning?
Corridos get updated with drugs and guns
Proof of Life kidnaps the audience and makes it beg for mercy
Shell Game, Desperately Seeking Susan, Hungary for Tex-Mex
Lee Brewer started stepping out on her husband of 30 years. She told him it was over. But Pete Brewer had other endings in mind.
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
The question is why
Houston's best undiscovered cuisine unfolds along the Hillcroft strip
Pasadena's Anthony Clark is the world's strongest man. You'd think that would make him famous. You'd be wrong.