Katy Perry Wants to Buy a Hollywood Convent and the Nuns Are NOT Happy

Katy Perry, some nuns, an archbishop, and a restaurateur are currently fighting over a piece of real estate. It’s all about who has the “legal right” to sell an old convent, located in Los Feliz, “which covers several acres and offers million-dollar views of downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains.” How… » 6/29/15 12:30pm Monday 12:30pm

'Everything Really Hit Rock Bottom': How Nasty Gal's Culture Went Nasty

“Be a nice person at work,” Sophia Amoruso writes in her 2014 book #GIRLBOSS, a combination memoir and self-help book for hungry millennial feminists looking to get ahead in life and business. “If you are a total terror to work with, no one will want to keep you around. And the worst kind of mean is selective mean—the… » 6/17/15 11:30am 6/17/15 11:30am

Two Superfans Search Desperately for Miguel in Los Angeles, Find Him

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This past Saturday, Miguel Jontel Pimentel—musician, sex god, king—posted an invitation to something called the #WILDHEARTEXPERIENCE, providing a link to RSVP. On Sunday, he dropped a few more crumbs, telling his followers to congregate at MELROSE AND FAIRFAX at 7 pm, and to wear white.
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Lawsuit: Nasty Gal's #GIRLBOSS Fired Employees For Getting Pregnant

A new lawsuit claims that hip, woman-led clothing company Nasty Gal is “a horrible place to work for professional women who become pregnant,” accusing the company of illegally firing four pregnant women. The suit, filed by ex-employee Aimee Concepcion, says Nasty Gal terminated her and three other women, as well as… » 6/09/15 10:15am 6/09/15 10:15am

An Afternoon Visit to a Chinese Maternity Hotel

After driving 30 minutes east of downtown LA, I reached the apartment complex in Rowland Heights, California, that was rumored to contain a so-called Chinese “maternity hotel”: a place of questionable legality, where wealthy women seeking American citizenship for their children and a way around the one-child rule come… » 6/08/15 12:10pm 6/08/15 12:10pm

L7 Just Played Their First Show in 18 Years

This is excellent: L7’s original lineup reunited for the first time in 18 years, playing a sold-out show at the Echo in L.A. According to Pitchfork, the bulk of the setlist was from 1992’s Bricks Are Heavy, the best grunge album ever written. Finally, this wave of ‘90s nostalgia bring us something awesome. » 6/01/15 3:10pm 6/01/15 3:10pm

Former In-N-Out Employee Planned Attack on Boss With Loaded Guns

A former Los Angeles In-N-Out employee was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he was caught waiting near his ex-boss’ car with loaded guns. A witness saw 23-year-old Eric Bloss pouring sugar in the vehicle’s gas tank in the parking lot of the Glendale restaurant at around 2 a.m., last Monday. Police… » 5/24/15 4:55pm 5/24/15 4:55pm

Andrew Keegan's Cult Gets Busted For Slanging Illegal Kombucha

Andrew Keegan, cult leader and 90s teen heartthrob, was involved in an illicit kombucha bust. Yes, you heard that right. The former child actor, known for his roles in Ten Things I Hate About You and Seventh Heaven, and lesser-known for roles in Camp Nowhere (co-starring Christopher Lloyd) and something called Teenage… » 5/14/15 10:20pm 5/14/15 10:20pm

Teen Angst for Adult Humans: A Night at the Heathers Art Show

Artist Heather Kohos came to “Gently, With a Chainsaw: A Heathers Art Show” prepared with cigarettes. After chatting with her about her art in the show and her Heathers origin story, I asked for her card. She handed me a wooden cigarette enscripted with “Dear Diary, Heather told me she teaches people ‘real life.’”… » 5/08/15 1:50pm 5/08/15 1:50pm

Three People Arrested for Running Fake Masonic Police Department

Police arrested three people in Los Angeles who claimed to be members of the fabricated Masonic Fraternal Police Department, which was supposedly descended from the ancient Knights Templar order. The group’s website states that the first police department was created by the Knights Templar in 1100 B.C. and they had… » 5/06/15 10:45pm 5/06/15 10:45pm

Why Are We Still Moving to California?

This weekend, the New York Times published two laughably conflicting articles about California—one from the Style section on the happy-go-lucky migration westward of New York City’s “creative class,” and one that looks at a state going brown, well into the fourth year of its historically ruinous drought. » 5/04/15 2:15pm 5/04/15 2:15pm

You Can Now Rent Out Kurt And Courtney’s Old Apartment for $250

Hardcore Nirvana fans can experience what it was like to live in the same place as their god by renting out the Los Angeles home Kurt Cobain used to share with Courtney Love. Grunge rock’s royal couple occupied the two-bedroom apartment, located in the Fairfax district, from 1991 to 1992. Kurt turned the space into a… » 4/23/15 3:00pm 4/23/15 3:00pm

Robert Durst Indicted in New Orleans on Gun and Drug Charges

Jinx star and person doing a very good impression of someone extremely guilty Robert Durst has been indicted in New Orleans on charges of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance. Durst, who will appear in court this morning to be… » 4/09/15 11:30am 4/09/15 11:30am

Durst Denied Bail, Also Eyed In 1971 Case of Missing Vermont Teen

The long arm of the law is finally drawing Scooby Doo villain Robert Durst into its halfhearted embrace: a New Orleans judge denied Durst bail on Monday, ruling that he's a flight risk. Prosecutors said that when Durst was arrested in New Orleans on March 14, they found a .38-caliber revolver, a latex mask, and a map… » 3/24/15 9:50am 3/24/15 9:50am

Tinashe's Amethyst Mixtape Is G-Funk for a New, Womanist Los Angeles

Twenty-two is a really important age for a woman: far enough off from teenhood that it feels grown, new enough to adulthood that self-actualization is a prospect of excitement and fear, like when your stomach starts to drop in airplane turbulence. Some emotions are new; even newer is how confidence cements them there.… » 3/18/15 7:10pm 3/18/15 7:10pm

California Health Officials Issue Alert After Porn Actor Contracts HIV

Two weeks after the porn industry lost an appeal against a law requiring performers to wear condoms, California public health officials have announced that they believe a porn actor contracted HIV on a shoot out-of-state. An actor who tested negative for HIV just before the shoot had unprotected sex with several… » 12/30/14 11:30am 12/30/14 11:30am