Entertainment

Marilyn Horne A Woman-Singer For All Time

HELLO AMERICA!—It was fantastic to connect with acclaimed singer and legendary Metropolitan Opera star Marilyn Horne again after so many years. We both attended U.S.C. and during those years featured in the production of “Carmen Jones” under the grueling baton of director-producer Otto Preminger. It was wonderful to find that the lady hasn’t changed much at all. She is...

Celebrities And Wine!

HOLLYWOOD—The rich and famous have always been drawn to the world of wine. Back in ancient Rome and Greece, well-known philosophers, playwrights, politicians, military officers owned their own vineyards.  Nowadays many celebrities, including sports stars, have their own wineries and vineyards, or at least a line of wines named after them. There are many levels of participation...

Rapper 2 Chainz Robbed

SAN FRANCISCO—Rapper 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was robbed at gun point in downtown San Francisco on Sunday, June 9.  The rapper who was walking alongside several members of his entourage was approached by three individuals, one who possessed a handgun. According to reports, Epps had his cell phone and wallet stolen during the incident. The rapper...

“The Internship” Is Hilarious

HOLLYWOOD—Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are playing interns.  Yes, they really are playing interns in the new comedy “The Internship” which is hilarious in more ways than one could expect.  The comedic actors are a force to be reckoned with thanks to their previous involvement in the comedy “Wedding Crashers” which was a box-office hit. This tale finds Billy (Vaughn)...

“The Purge” A Horrifying Tale Of Violence

HOLLYWOOD—If you were given 12 hours, to do absolutely anything that you wanted with the repercussions just what would you do?  It’s an interesting premise, but also a horrifying concept at the same time.  Could you imagine getting away with murder, robbery, arson or some other horrific crime and not facing any criminal charges?  That’s what the thriller “The...

June Movies, Books And More!

HOLLYWOOD—There are so many things to do in the month of June. One of the summer movies to watch is "The Bling Ring." Sofia Coppola's latest film is based on a true story about L.A. teenagers who burglarized celebrity mansions. The film has crazy-amazing fashion and a killer soundtrack that will be released on June 14. The film stars...

“Food Network Star” Returns, New Hopefuls

HOLLYWOOD—As the summer months roll in, TV lovers are scrambling to find something to occupy that down time.  For those foodies out there, Food Network is back with a new season of “Food Network Star.”  For those unfamiliar with the concept, a batch of chefs, home cooks and die hard foodies compete for a chance to join the ranks...

Perry’s “Haves And Have Nots” Brings Drama

HOLLYWOOD—The power of channel surfing is a great gift. With the summer months in full-force, it’s difficult to find something worthwhile to watch on TV, but behold a new drama that will have audiences talking. Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” is a drama that brings a nice balance of comedy that keeps the audience intrigued.  It’s...

Stan Shaw On The Discovery Of Self

HELLO AMERICA!—Theater and film actor Stan Shaw is an actor who is never satisfied when approaching the creation of any character he is asked to play. He claims that it is the joy of discovery that makes the process worthwhile. MSJ: I’ve seen you in so many films and television stories during the years and you appear totally involved with the...

“After Earth” Is Visually Stunning, Lacks Story

HOLLYWOOD—For generations we have all imagined what other life forms live beyond our existence, whether Earth is the only inhabitable planet.  “After Earth” provides audiences with a glimpse of that ideology.  This science fiction adventure stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith as Cypher and Kitai Raige, father and son.  Both are now living on the planet better known as...
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