This is a really obvious, great idea, and I commend whoever came up with it: YouTube, the place where everybody listens to music by default, has announced the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, a 90-minute live stream scheduled for November 3. There are some other cool ideas, too--they're going to b ... More >>
The Scottsdale-based "The Dirty" website has received plenty of attention for its gossip-mongering since Nik Richie founded it in 2007. But Richie, (whose real name is Hooman Karamian,) has never had a summer like this. After posting the latest penis pics and sexting threads of New York mayoral can ... More >>
Last month, Southern chef and butter queen Paula Deen gave a videotaped deposition to a lawyer representing a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House. The former employee, Lisa Jackson, is suing Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, who own the restaurant for alleged sexual harassment, ... More >>
Last week, Popchips released a series of faux dating ads staring Ashton Kutcher in a number of roles and targeted for the ever-popular viral market. One of those ads, featuring Kutcher in brownface and aping an Indian accent, went viral in all the wrong ways. After an uproar on social media and else ... More >>
You don't need us to tell you that Ashton Kutcher is kind of a knucklehead, but country star Miranda Lambert apparently needs a reminder after the television goofballs on-stage attempt at country crooning. Kutcher presented Lambert with the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the Academy of Countr ... More >>
Joe Arpaio: supermarket tabloids "do the best journalistic stories."First Lady Michelle Obama apparently is in a "panic" over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's probe into whether her husband, President Barack Obama, is a U.S. citizen -- if you believe the supermarket tabloid The Globe's "insid ... More >>
James King This was the scene outside of New Times' downtown Phoenix offices this afternoon. About 15 to 20 protesters picketed New Times' downtown Phoenix offices today in protest of Backpage.com, a classified ad website owned by our parent company, Village Voice Media ... More >>
Roughly 15 activists picketed in front of New Times' Phoenix offices this afternoon in protest of our parent company, Village Voice Media's, classified ad website Backpage.com.The activists feel the website facilitates sex trafficking -- although, they admit that getting rid of Backpage.com will not ... More >>
Last week's season premiere of Two and a Half Men had nearly 28 million viewers due to sheer curiosity. It played out like a revenge fantasy of Chuck Lorre killing off Charlie Sheen without the gore or entertainment of Kill Bill. Alan (Jon Cryer) wasn't the least bit upset about his brother ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Last Week, New Times brought you a story about Ashton Kutcher's panic-inducing campaign against child sex slaves based on inaccurate statistics.This week, we take a look at how CNN reporter Amber Lyon is adding another dose of fear to the factually muddled conversation.
www.flickr.comAshton Kutcher's trying to Punk the world into thinking up to 300,000 underage kids become prostitutes every year.If you're buying into Ashton Kutcher's latest media blitz about underage sex trafficking, and think 100,000 to 300,000 children in America become prostitutes every year, ... More >>
Go Daddy's new "girl," 77-year-old Joan Rivers.As we mentioned yesterday, like many, we were duped by Scottsdale-based domain provider Go Daddy into calling Joan Rivers hot. Today we learn that River's body double for Sunday's Super Bowl ad (the actual woman to whom we referred as "hot") happens ... More >>
Wanna see Triumph poop on Sheriff Joe, or are you just pissed Conan's gonna blow the geriatric gendarme? Call NBC and tell them how you feel at (212) 664-4444. As disgusting as this sounds, it's apparently true that Wednesday night NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien will feature a visit b ... More >>
Lame psych thriller another low point for Mr. Costner
In this star-studded piece of hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFKs murder, but what about the man?
Coast Guard epic succumbs to watery clichés
If we had it to do over, would we publish the satirical saga of Chef Kaz Yamamoto? Hell yes! Punk you, if you can't take a joke!
Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen
When indie goes prime-time, what's left?
Kick it like the rich(ie) and famous
Their aim is not as true as you might like
A romantic fantasy with brains -- go figure
Bernie and Ashton may be better than Spencer and Sidney
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Esteban Sauer explains how Preserve A Life suckered so many, including the twits at Primetime Live.
Pixies (DVD) (4AD/Beggars)
Our night owls hit the street for some action
In The Butterfly Effect, Ashton Kutcher comes unstuck in time
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass, but not the sequel syndrome.
This time it's the woman who manipulates the man in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things
In Just Married, Ashton Kutcher wonders, 'Dude, where's the script?'