Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fundraisers at Highland and Hollywood raising money to help the Red Cross relief effort for Japan.

Coming up April 10th...  Walk for Kids benefitting Ronald McDonald Charities of Southern California, dedicated to providing comfort, care and support to children and families throughout the Southland - the walk is 3.1 miles -  http://www.walkforkids.org/  -
Congratulations to Reese Witherspoon and talent agent Jim Toth who got married over the weekend (:

Sorry to hear that cute couple Renee Zelwegger and Bradley Cooper decided to call it quits ):

Coming up.... 

LA Weekly 2011 Theater Awards, April 4 at the El Rey Theater (:  Tickets are only $20 - more info at www.LAWeekly.com/TheatreAwards .

"RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles" comes to the Pantages April 12-17 direct from Broadway - http://www.raintribute.com/ or http://www.broadwayla.org/ .

"Love Sucks" at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood thru April 10 -   http://www.lovesucksplay.com/

Ernest Fleischmann Square Dedication @ Grand and 1st, Downtown Los Angeles... A Beautiful Afternoon Event(:

Happy Birthday Elle MacPherson, Lucy Lawless, Marina Sinhs, Jennifer Capriali, Bud Cort, Eric Idle, Walt Frazier, Perry Ferrell, Vangelis & Christopher Lambert.... World Premiere of Great New Play "Small Engine Repair" at Theater Theater...

Guest Ron Gilbert, Cast Member Michael Redfield and wife Tracie Lockwood, guest Leeza Chilingar.
The Amazing Cast: Michael Redfield, John Pollono (who also wrote the play), Jon Bernthal and Josh Helman.
Guest Henry Murray (an award winning playwright) and Publicist Judith Borne.
Penny Orloff, Judith Borne and Director Andrew Block.
The guys are joined by Corryn Cummins, center.
Playwright/Co-Star John Pollono, Producer Jen Riley, guest Lewion and guest Henry Murray.
At The Bar... Judith Borne, Production Manager Amanda Bierbauer and Technical Director David Manes.
Director Andrew Block (front center) and Artistic Director John Flynn (2nd from left) join the talented cast and David Manes (far right) at the after party.

Last nite I saw a great new play at Theater Theater on Pico, John Pollono's very original "Small Engine Repair'.  Talented Pollono also stars in the one act production with equally talented Jon Bernthal, Michael Redfield and Josh Helman and are well directed by Andrew Block.  The acting is uniformly excellent in the often hilarious and gritty show with interesting twists and turns when  mismatched blue collar friends are drawn together into an unexpected plot.  HH(:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dame Helen Mirren Hand and Footprint Ceremony..... It's Cesar E. Chavez Day & Happy Birthday Julia Stiles, Diane Wiest, Reba McEntyre, Conchita Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Mr. Cheeks, Bruce Gilbert and Actor/SAG President Ken Howard(: Have A Great Day!

Grauman's guards will keep an eye on the cement block until it dries in a few days. 
Director Taylor Hackford, Helen's proud husband.

Academy Award Winning Actress Dame Helen Mirren literally cemented her stardom in Hollywood today when she was honored  with a hand and footprint ceremony at the historic Grauman's Theater in Hollywood.  Leonard Malton greeted the enthustiastic crowd and welcomed Helen's "Arthur" co-star  Russell Brand to the stage.  After a few minutes of hilarious remarks  Helen was introduced and warmly welcomed eveyone who came to see and support her.  Family, friends, fans and media witnessed a great event long to be remembered.  HH(:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival Presents "Saving America's Horses A Nation Betrayed" at the Laemmle's Sunset 5

Film maker Phil Valentine, "Saving America's Horses A Nation Betrayed " Director Katia Louise, Kat Kramer and Actor/Producer/Animal Rights Activist Larry Wilcox.

Actress, Producer and Animal Rights Activist Kat Kramer, guest and the film's Bob Rumnock and Gwen Holloway.

Native American guests show their support.

Associate producer Nancy Stanley and Katia Louise.

Please visit www.savingamericashorses.org/home.html for more information.  This must see well made film documents the abysmal horse slaughter industry in America and  includes Michael Blake ("Dances With Wolves"), Paul Sorvino, The Barbi Twins, Ken Wahl, Linda Gray, Michelle Laine, Julie Ann Johnson, Jennifer Lee Pryor, Calamity Cate Crismani, Neda DeMayo, Craig Downer, Elyse Gardener, Audrey Reynolds, Gwen Holloway, Bob Rumnock, Ryan Hopkins with music by Karl Joseph.  HH(:

Happy Birthday Mariah Carey, Fergie, Sadie Frost, Xuxa, Nathan Fillion, Julian Glover, Austin Pendleton, Tom Sullivan, Quentin Tarantino and Michael York(:

I'll be appearing on the new TV show "America Sings" this June on the Gospel Channel(:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Bonnie Bedelia, Marcia Cross, Aretha Franklin, Mary Gross, Danica Patrick, Gloria Steinem, Lark Voorhies, Danica Patrick, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Sara Jessica Parker, Sir Elton John, Paul Michael Glaser and Juvenile..... Premiere of "Head Over Spurs in Love" at the Crest Theater in Westwood

Leena Huff and Mom(:
Jen Lilley

Jesse Johnson
Kaylee Dodson and April Brooks

Leena Huff and director Ana Zins
Daniel Bonjour and Kaylee Dodson

Jen Lilley and April Brooks
Mara Marini, April Brooks and Guests

"Head Over Spurs in Love" is an entertaining and very enjoyable new indie romcom from director Ana Zins and Mighty Girl Productions  featuring a talented cast of fresh faces pictured above and a few veterans like Richard Karn, Richard Riehle and Mo Gaffney.  The  film also screens Saturday at the Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Sunset Laemmle 5. Enjoy! HH(:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Film Radar Anniversary Party Rocks! Happy Birthday Keisha Castle-Hughes, Alyson Hannigan, Lara Flynn Boyle, Star Jones, Kelly Le Brock, Annabella Sciorra, Peyton Manning, Louie Anderson, Tommy Hilfiger, Nick Lowe, Curtis Hanson, Robert Carradine & Bob Mackie(:


Film Radar's excellent 9th anniversary party was held last nite at the Westside Wine Bar and was a tremendous success.  Founder Karie Bible is seen above 2nd from left with friends who came out to celebrate.

I love Film Radar - it's an excellent site to see what's playing around town!  http://www.filmradar.com/  HH(: