Wiz Khalifa's Got a New Line of Pot Accessories

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Over the past few years, hell, even the past few months, we've written about the cross-marketing opportunities that musicians have had to endorse (chess tournaments, football teams, etc.) in order to keep their ambitions, and thus, dreams alive. Pittsburgh-bred Wiz Khalifa, however, made one of the savviest decisions that will not only keep the Taylor Gang happy, but will enhance his image as one of the forerunners of the stoner rap movement.

Earlier this week, a press release announced that Khalifa joined forces with RAW® Rolling Papers to develop a unique collection of "smoking" accessories that claims to offer quality and innovative products smokers have long deserved. What does that even mean? It continues by stating RAW® will introduce a line of natural unrefined rolling papers and smoking products

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Devo Frontman Mark Mothersbaugh Sued For Allegedly Cracking the Whip on His Nanny

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Andrew Youssef
Remember when Dr. Evil said, "when a problem comes around, you must zip it?" That's probably what Devo frontman/film composer Mark Mothersbaugh and his wife Anita were thinking after a former nanny went public with a lawsuit against the couple for wrongful termination and for overtime pay in Los Angeles. Maybe it was due to Mothersbaugh cracking that whip too hard, but the lawsuit claims states that Luna Kahn worked for the couple for nine years as a nanny for the couples adopted daughters. Additionally, She also performed housekeeping duties for the family and allegedly would arrive at their house at 6 a.m. and wouldn't leave until 7 p.m. Kahn did this for the family for nine years, and apparently there hadn't been issues until recently.

There's been a number of lawsuits filed like this over the years by disgruntled former family employees and this falls right in line. After all, whenever you're working for a celebrity, c'mon, there will be some kind of risk/reward involved. Yes, Mothersbaugh may have allegedly said she had Alzheimer's, made fun of her age and verbally abused her, but when you're around a celebrity, are you really surprised? Factor in how quirky the members of Devo are musically and personality-wise, well, all bets are off.

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Exene Cervenka's Tweets Calling Isla Vista Shooting a Hoax Inspire a Blogging Rampage [Update]

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Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly
Fans of Exene Cervenka must be feeling a little torn right now. On the one hand, her ability to thumb her nose at convention and question the status quo are what make her punk rock royalty. But then you go and read her Twitter feed yesterday and realize there's a definite line between revolutionary and wacky. The Weekly's former columnist (Ask Exene/ Exene Says) took to Twitter yesterday posting a few links to truther videos about the shooting rampage that occurred last week near UC Santa Barbara, saying she was "sick of these hoaxes." Not surprisingly, the tweets have inspired a bit of a rampage of their own. Bloggers, commenters, even her own followers are pretty peeved. Indie culture blog Dangerous Minds (who already pokes fun at Cervenka and her YouTube channel plenty) called Cervenka "the Victoria Jackson" of punk rock, to which Cervenka replied via Twitter "who's Victoria Jackson?" Zing!

Rather than write some essay on the flimsy merits of the truther's YouTube journalism, let's just say we're glad that the singer for X and the Knitters spiked her column here before tweeting this mess. Even though we've parted ways, as a publication that has long respected her work on and off the stage and written about her quite a bit and also worked with her as a writer, we're not ashamed to say this is downright embarrassing.

See below for updated apology from Cervenka.

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Fake OC Weekly Reporters Ask About Ice Cream Enemas at Golden Gods Awards Show

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Kelli Skye Fadroski
Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Awards show didn't offer much to write home about on Wednesday. However, Heard Mentality did get one thing out of it: our very first impostor music reporter! This guy, pictured above with the bulletproof helmet hair interviewing bassist Chris Kael from Five Finger Death Punch, does not work for us. He's just some guy. But according to our OC Register colleague, Kelli Skye Fadroski, he and a couple friends finagled their way into our vacant spot in the press line next to her for the show's black carpet interview segment. They posed as Weekly reporters, and began shouting random interview questions to any musicians who happened to walk by.

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Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge Has a Bone to Pick With Lady Gaga

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Every time the strange saga of the Real Housewives of Orange County seems like its over, it only gets more annoying. Just take a look at what transpired recently in Real Housewife land after Lady Gaga foolishly decided to feature the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in her video for "G.U.Y."

We won't discuss the merits (or demerits) of the video or Gaga's album for that matter. But we do pass judgement former RHOC cast member Tamra Judge for her response to the video. Joining Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show, Judge voiced her disappointment with the pop star's casting of the video saying, "Why were they in it and we were not? We are the originals, Gaga ... I'm so disappointed!" She continues by saying that Gaga broke her implants on Andy Cohen's show (whoever that is). Oy vey.

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Andrew W.K. Used to Be a Model?! Here Are His Old Headshots!

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By: Brian McManus
Via a friend who used to work at a modeling and acting agency in New York, some really rare and hilarious early photos of the rock musician / Party God / advice columnist Andrew W.K. have surfaced.

We asked Andrew for an explanation (and permission to publish) of the photos, and he tells us that back in the late '90s, long before he became the the World's Undisputed Party King, he tried his hand modeling and acting. These early headshots are a result. Andrew tells us the modeling and acting career never quite took off, but one assumes he did get ample working cutting different types of materials with that sharp jaw line. Hubba hubba.


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RZA To Defend His Chess Championship in Anaheim This Weekend

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If you ever pegged RZA as someone who played chess, the kind of player willing to take on all-comers at a tournament of the game of kings, then congratulations--you're a better judge of character than I am. Let that sink in for a second...RZA of Wu-Tang Clan is participating in the Chess Kings Invitational at the Anaheim Business Expo, a celebrity chess tournament this weekend. Just when you don't think the story can get any better, it does.

The rapper will defend his title in an eight-man speed chess tournament (whatever that means). RZA won the first HHCF (Hip-Hop Chess Federation) heavyweight title belt in 2007. Who knew chess had weigh classes, let alone championship belts?! Incredulously, this sounds like something that should be broadcasted on the Ocho (remember that channel in Dodgeball?) at minimum, maybe even Pay-Per-View.

RZA isn't the only celebrity who will be throwing down in the tourney. Other rappers including Dilated Peoples' Rakaa Iriscience, Mike Relm, DJ Rob Flow, and Quadir Lateef are also slated to participate in the event.


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A Playlist to Simulate Your Own Polar Vortex

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Meg White
Oh, the weather outside is frightful. That is, it's frightful for most of the country. While high winds, mountains of snow and unsettlingly low temperatures are tormenting the majority of the country, here in lovely Orange County we're somewhat spared of the madness. But, why should we be left out of the fun? Leave the freezer open and pile on the layers because here's a playlist we fashioned for you to simulate your own Polar Vortex!


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Justin Bieber Retires? WTF

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Chris Victorio
Just when you think 2013 is in the bag and there's little left to do, that little nugget of joy known as Justin Bieber strikes again. In case you were out celebrating Christmas Eve with your family or shopping for them against the deadline, you missed the "big news." In case you care, the Biebs took to Twitter announced his "retirement" from music. Whatever that means.

Either this can be construed as a clever way to call attention to Bieber's latest film, Justin Bieber's Believe, or a lame way, keep the conversation about him going. Admittedly, it's been a funny year to talk about the pop star. He's been a constant source of unintentional comedy with his antics being more outrageous than the last. If he wasn't pissing off Keyshawn Johnson, he infuriated people with good taste with his Anne Frank house stunt. But this, this may be the whammy.

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The YouTube Music Awards Were a Hot Mess Last Night

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When people think of the first Sunday in November, they think of football, Daylight Saving Time or Thanksgiving being around the corner. While those three things were on people's minds, another option entered into the equation: the ill-fated first YouTube Music Awards.

Unlike other awards shows, this one was pretty much completely freeform. What does that mean? For starters, there was no script and seemingly no structure for anyone to go off. This may seem like a minor detail, but structure is the glue that holds awards shows together. Even with Spike Jonze directing and Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts hosting the event, it was a mess.

Through the power of the web, the event was live-streamed, yet it seemed as if hardly anyone tuned in or even cared about the event, even though the awards were dependent on the viewers. Huh? The best I can surmise from this is that if an awards show happens and no one cares enough to tune in, can we pretend it never happened?


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