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There Is Only One Direction!

  HOLLYWOOD—It's back-to-school for some, while their tans haven't quite faded, the temperatures are still very warm, but it's that time to trade in the bathing suits and surf boards for North Face backpacks, textbooks and No. 2 pencils. Once again parents are doing some serious back-to school shopping miles. The Labor Day weekend saw fans of the band "One...

Stephanie Powers Admits She Was Very Lucky

HELLO AMERICA!—It was in the early 1970s when I first met Stephanie Powers. It was one of those small Tinseltown gatherings of working actors and other performer-types. In other words, it wasn’t one of those affairs that made you feel out of place, the idea that you were one of the guests spoke for itself.  Reminding Stephanie of that...

No Ordinary Hero: SuperDeafy Movie

  WESTWOOD—More than 470 people lined the red carpet to catch the premiere of “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie,” a film based on the internationally renowned character who holds an importance place in the deaf community worldwide. “No Ordinary Hero” premiered on August 24 at the Crest Theater in Westwood, the first location of a currently planned three locations worldwide....

Shocks And Surprises!

HOLLYWOOD—Miley Cyrus went the extra mile at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, when she appeared on stage with a bevy of creepy teddy bears before changing into a nude-colored bikini and dancing seductively with Robin Thicke during a performance of his summer hit "Blurred Lines." Some people felt violated with the bizarre performance. While Justin Timberlake,...

The Power Shifts For Epic “BB15” Week

HOLLYWOOD—I am a fan of “Big Brother” I have been for years.  Yes, there have been a few seasons I’ve skipped, but it’s a show that is quite addictive. Season 15 of “Big Brother” has not been the best, because it’s been so predictable.  No one is willing to make moves or make their own decisions.  Why would you...

Julie Harris Is Gone, But Her Magic Lingers

HELLO AMERICA!—When an actor who represented true artistry dies, it is always a shock, even though it’s the way of life itself. Remembering all the special moments you watched or observed them delivering their magic, you want it never to end; after all they represent our gods on Mount Olympus.  This is how I felt when reading a notice...

Timberlake Wins Big At Video Music Awards

BROOKYLN—Wow, it appears year after year, the hype for the MTV Video Music Awards builds to a fever pitch.  With Lady Gaga opening the show, to Katy Perry closing the ceremony, it was a music show not to be missed.  Lady Gaga reigned supreme with her opening number that dazzled the crowd as she sang her new hit “Applause.”...

“Breaking Bad” Recap: ‘Confessions’

HOLLYWOOD—Episode 11 ‘Confessions’ opened with Todd (Jesse Plemons) making a confession to Walter about what transpired between himself, Lydia and their distributors. It’s almost like Todd is hoping to replace Jesse (Aaron Paul) for Mr. White, what Todd fails to realize is that Jesse is one of a kind and I have an inkling Todd and Jesse will have...

“PLL” Finale Delivers Epic Twist, “A” Is…

HOLLYWOOD—It was the bombshell that had audiences gasping.  “Pretty Little Liars” for the second summer in a row, went out with an explosive bang for its finale with the revelation that Ezra (Ian Harding) is “A!”  Yes, hearts all over the world are shattering right now.  Hands down the biggest twist ever!!! Let’s go back a bit though. That...

“You’re Next” Is A Fresh Take On Horror

HOLLYWOOD—Making a clever, original horror picture is a difficult task in itself.  The genre has been plagued by countless knock-offs in the recent 50 plus years since it exploded, but it’s about to change with “You’re Next.”  I will admit when I first heard of the concept, it reminded me of “The Strangers” and then I thought of “The...
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