A California appeals court has ruled that Rick Ross cannot sue Rick Ross for using the name Rick Ross. Hip hop artist Rick Ross, known in his previous life as William Leonard Roberts II, hit the music scene hard when he created the Rick Ross persona. Ross apparently based the persona on a notoriou ... More >>
The British newspaper The Telegraph has a slideshow up today mocking the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California. The slideshow is titled "Only In America".As you can probably guess, it features image after image of deep-fried American specialties such as deep fried Oreos, deep-fried Snickers, ... More >>
Reports of suspicious mortgage loan activity increased nationwide for the 10th year in a row in 2011, according to federal data released earlier this month. Florida accounted for more of those reports than any state but California and was the source of one in every 10 cases of suspected mortgage fra ... More >>
Hoops hero Rumeal Robinson blew a fortune on strippers, got indicted, and left his mom homeless.
Incubus celebrates an 18-year evolution.
Even when you're in the newspaper business, it's jarring to see someone you know on the front page of the New York Times website. (It's been updated since then, but you can see the screen grab from earlier today.) As a cub reporter ten years ago, I covered politics for a daily newspaper in nor ... More >>
The Palm Beach Post's "Literary Diva" asks in her blog why it's OK for Newsweek magazine to summarize O.J. Simpson's account of his killing of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, but it's not okay for Judith Regan/HarperCollins to print a book about it. "I've got one question," asks diva Rhonda Sw ... More >>
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