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Sobriety eliminates a punch line

Comedian Jim Jefferies used to drink beer onstage and crack this joke: If someone tells you they don't drink because they get high on life, then you should punch that person in the face. But guess what. Jefferies is now one of those sober people. He...

Parrotheads prepare to party

Jimmy Buffett sings Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden arena, so you should expect Parrotheads to drink on the Strip all weekend, especially from Margaritaville down to Paris Las Vegas. Last Friday, hundreds of Parrotheads cheered Buffett while his...

Whoopi doesn't get GOP animosity

The Hollywood Reporter recently polled Republicans about their least-favorite liberal stars. The "winners" were three women: Jane Fonda (48 percent hate her); Whoopi Goldberg (47 percent) and Oprah Winfrey (46 percent). Whoopi is performing tonight...

Mac's Buckingham going his own way

Bill Clinton can't quit Fleetwood Mac. As you'll remember, his campaign theme song was "Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)." His favorite band still is the big Mac, says guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. So Clinton asked the band -- which is sometimes...

For Corgan, God is a constant

Billy Corgan says he and Courtney Love are both writing autobiographies, but his book will be a "spiritual memoir" detailing his Smashing Pumpkins life. He and Love have gotten into monumental public spats. But despite whatever she writes, his book...

Blink-182 singer-guitarist has more than music on his mind

Let's establish one thing first: Blink-182 is a great band in concert. They're hella fun. And now -- on with my interview with singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge about UFOs. DeLonge started a website called StrangeTimes.com. Here are two headlines from the site earlier this week: "Are Aliens Part of God's Plan Too?" "The Man Who Cut His Finger On A Chicken And Smelled Awful For Five Years"