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Nobody actually works in LA

Article: Nobody actually works in LA

No one works, they just create traffic jams. (Photo from RESPRES’ Flickr.)
OOOf. It has been a while. My bad. Truly. I was off in New Orleans hanging with hunky Bayou Boys for a story on BP and the conmen living on Flotels for AOL… Then went to LA to hang with my sisters and tape the voicing for the animation on my MTV show, Grits. LA is so funny. Everyone either thinks I’m going to move there or have already moved there. Which is weird as LA is like my personal purgatory. You try finding someone in that town who isn’t a “producer” (scam artist), “model” (pretty girl with no job), “actress” (hooker), or “realtor” (see model). It’s pretty damn hard. What other city has traffic jams at 3 pm on a Tuesday? No one actually works there! (Says me, typing that shit in and noting the irony).

My Randomly Fabulous Week

Article: My Randomly Fabulous Week

Actor Stephen Lang with brother, ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation Founder Eugene Lang, attend the 2010 ‘I Have a Dream’ Foundation Spring Gala in NYC — June 2010. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Getty Images) This week has been so random — yet kind of fabulous. Last week, I drove out to Rutgers University in the car…

Terry Richardson does Jersey Shore

Article: Terry Richardson does Jersey Shore

Terry Richardson, the photographer, has always always straddled two worlds: high art and lowbrow. His racy and in-your-face pictures are often deemed real. Gritty. Harsh. And, at times, sexy.

MTV's first day

Article: MTV's first day

MTV recently updated their logo (analysis here) to downplay their former music life, while emphasizing their ‘reality’ and lifestyle programming today. It’s common knowledge that “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles was the first song aired ever on this new and revolutionary channel when it launched on August 1, 1981, but in remembrance…

Peter Gabriel returns.

Article: Peter Gabriel returns.

I am in Costa Rica this week traveling with a group of 13 gays. While this could sound like a recipe for disaster (13 queens fighting over one iPod dock!) we’ve been having a relaxing, and fun, week. There was a moment on Saturday that got me combing the internet this morning. As we traveled…

Craig Brewer Finds Inspiration in The Hills

Article: Craig Brewer Finds Inspiration in The Hills

Craig Brewer is absolutely in love with Memphis. You can tell just by the way he talks about it. He literally sat on the edge of his seat, his hands clasped, while speaking with me this afternoon at the Rock Band Lounge about his new project: $5 COVER, an MTV web series about the intertwining—or “incestuous,” as he put it—lives of musicians in his Tennessee hometown.