Saturday, April 30, 2011

From The Archives....  Media descends on Cher as she arrives for Kat Kramer's "Film That Change The World Series" featuring "Elephants and Man A Litany of Tragedy".  That's me in the recent self portrait above.  I enjoy taking pictures and being photographed too....    HH(:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Reality TV Personality Renee Simlak Saw The Reality Of Raising Much Needed Funds For Emergency Pet Care....

 Zach Callison and his dad Ed meet a new friend.  Zach's wearing a cool dogtag designed by my pal Kate Mesta(:
Cynthia Basinet and Maggie.

Salman Sajid of Chrome Canine and friends.
Reality Personality Juan Barbieri joins his friend Renee Simlak for a picture.
Through her Ashley Hope Fund,  Reality Personality Renee Simlak, above with child actor Zach Callison and a cute canine friend is on a mission to raise funds to help financially challenged pet owners pay for costly unexpected pet surgeries and healthcare. When Renee lost her own beloved pet cat Samantha Ashley she discovered the pet insurance she had didn't come through and she was saddled with over $13,000 in medical fees.  She never wants another pet owner to go through what she did and formed the Ashley Hope fund based on her cats' middle names - her surviving cat is Alexandrea Hope.  Donations can be made to the Ashley Hope Foundation, c/o Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.  Please call 435-644-2001 ext. 4801 for more info.  You can also visit .   The event was held at the very cool Bark N Bitches on Fairfax.  Sponsors included ,, (owner Elizabeth Lora has a booth every Saturday at the terrific Calabassas Farmer's Market) and Madalyn's Cupcakes.  Great job Renee!   HH(:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Birthdays This Week.... Monday April 25th: Renee Zellweger, Gina Torres, Talia Shire, Jason Lee, Andy Bell, Hank Azaria, Stu Cook, Bjorn Ulvaus, Al Pacino, Meadowlark Lemon, Paul Mazursky and Jerry Leiber(: Have A Great Week!

Art by Miri Chais of Israel, daughter-in-law of my friend writer Pam Chais, actress/artist Diana Herbert's sister.....  HH(:

Tuesday, April 26...  Happy Birthday Jordana Brewster, Melania Knauss,  Joan Chen, Carol Burnett, Tom Welling, Joey Jordison, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins,  Kevin James, Jet Li, Michael Damian, Roger Taylor, Gian Carlo Esposito, Boyd Matson, Bobby Rydell, Giorgio Moroder, Duane Eddy, Alan Arkin, Richard Lynch, Bruce Jay Friedman and I.M. Pei (:

Wesnesday, April 27...  Happy Birthday Sheena Easton, Anne Peebles, Judy Carne,  Anouk Aimee, William Mosely, Patrick Stump,  Ace Frehley, Douglas Sheehan, Cuba Gooding, Sr., Casey Kasem and Jack Klugman (:

Thursday, April 28... Happy Birthday Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, Elizabeth Rohm,  Kari Wuhrer, Mary McDonnell, Marcia Strassman, Ann-Margaret, Madge Sinclair, Jorge Garcia, Too Short,  John Daly,  Jimmy Barnes, Paul Guilfoyle, Kim Gordon and Jay Leno (:

Friday, April 29... Happy Birthday Uma Thurman, Chynna Philips, Carnie Wilson, Michelle Pfeiffer,  Kate Mulgrew, Eva Plumb, Nora Dunn, Celest Holm, Master P, Andre Agassi, Daniel Day Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, Tommy James, John Waters, Richard Kline and Otis Rush (:

Saturday, April 30... Happy Birthday to Kirsten Dunst, Cloris Leachman, Johnny Galecki, Ian Ziering, Perry  , Willie Nelson, Burt Young, Gary Collins and Sheldon Arnick (:

Sunday, May 1... Happy Birthday to D'arcy Wretsky, Rita Coolidge, Judy Collins, Mimi Farina, Joanna Lumley, Charlie Schlatter, Wes Anderson, Bobcat Goldthwait, Ray Parker Jr., George Strait, Douglas Barr, Stephen Macht and Scott Carpenter (: 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Friday April 22: It's Good Friday and Earth Day(: ....Happy Birthday Sheryl Lee, Amber Heard, Catherine Mary Stewart, Charlotte Rae, Byron Allen, Ryan Stiles, Steve Bond, Peter Frampton, Ace Frehley, John Waters, Glen Campbell and Jack Nicholson(: Bron Heussenstamn Debuts All American "Alex Maine" Store on Sunset Strip (:

Alex Maine guest Matt Leinert and friend
Alex Maine owner Bron Huessenstamm (:
Last nite entrepreneur, athlete Bron Heussenstamm debuted his new all American Alex Maine men's wear store at 8025 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.  Guests enjoyed American beverages and fun food courtesy of Ole Smoky Tennessee and Fat Burger.  "Alex" means defender and "Maine" means homeland and the company stands up for the American economy by bringing textile jobs back to America, producing 100% of its product within the U.S.   Bron grew up in the clothing business, is the grandson of a Pearl Harbor survivor and has 2 cousins currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.   He is passionate about reversing the outsourcing of American jobs - in 2009 97% of U.S. clothing purchased was produced by foreign factories.   Bron says "Patriotism and entrepreneurism are what this country was founded on, and the ability to merge them is an amazing feeling for all of us here at  Alex Maine.  Together, we can bring back jobs to this great country and that the United States can be a leader, not a follower, in fashion manufacturing.  It's a shift in thinking that needs to happen.  Hopefully, we can be a small catalyst to this shift, and we can have some fun doing it while wearing some exceptional clothing."  Makes $en$e to me.  You can also visit the company online at    HH(: 

Happy Birthday Jamie Sale, Jennifer Blanc, Nicole Sullivan, Andie McDowell, Patti Lupone, Elaine May, Queen Elizabeth ll, Eric Mobias, John Cameron Mitchell, Robert Smith, Tony Danza, Iggy Pop and Charles Grodin(: Everybody Have A Great Day!

From The Archives....  Harrison Held, Annie Award Winner James Hong and actress Preity Uupala(:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hope U're Having A Great Day! Happy Birthday Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Sharapova, Kate Hudson, Ashley Judd, Dar Williams, Paloma Picasso, Elinor Donahue, Hayden Christiansen, James Franco, Luis Miguel, Suge Knight, Tim Curry, Bernie Worrell and Hugh O'Brian(:

Marilyn Monroe and Diana Herbert on a location for the movie "Scudda Hoo, Scudda Hay" written and directed by Diana's father F. Hugh Herbert(:
Today is also the birthday of talented 50s actress/entertainer Jayne Mansfield who was born in 1933 and who died tragically in 1967:(    My friend actress/artist Diana Herbert appeared on Broadway with Jayne in the play "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter", the vehicle that shot Jayne to fame and remembers her as friendly, smart, professional, always smiling and a very quick study.  Ironically the play was a put on about Marilyn Monroe, someone Jayne really admired and emulated.  Diana and her sister writer Pamela Chais were aquainted with Marilyn as their father F. Hugh Herbert directed her in "Scudda Hoo Scudda Hay"  the film which she had her very first lines.  Jayne didn't know about the Herbert/Monroe connection but I'm sure had she there would have been alot of interest and questions about her career idol. 


May 7th is the Entertainment Industry Foundation  EIF REVLON 5 Kilometer Run/Walk For Women in Los Angeles.  For more information call 855-434-3779 or go to  .  The EIF REVLON Run/Walk for women was created by EIF together with Lilly Tartikoff and Ronald O. Perelman in 1994.  Thanks to the support of hundreds of thousands of participants over 60 million dollars has been distributed for breakthrough research, educational and awareness materials, and critical services for undeserving women.  For more info go to .

Be Someone's Hero and Donate Blood at the School Cents Blood Drives and get 10,000 points for your school by donating blood.

Monday May 9th, 10am-3pm at the Westside Pavillion - Community Room A, Level 3, 10800 Pico Boulevard and....
Saturday May 14th, 8 am-1:30pm at the UCLA Blood Platelet Donor Center, 1045 Gayley Avenue.  Appointments can be made at 310-285-0888 ext. 2 or email .  Walk ins are also welcome.

All Good Samaritan Donors will receive a free movie ticket.  Remember to eat well and increase fluid intake on the day of your donation.  I.D.  is required.  For more information please visit

For The Kidz....
Check out the fun collection of books by Pam Choi called "The Adventures of Bart the Cat".  Titles include "Meet Bart the Cat!", "Bart Goes to the Doctor", "Bart Gets a Babysitter" and "Bart Celebrates Christmas".

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hope U Are Having A Great Sunday(: Happy Birthday Jennifer Garner, Victoria Beckham, Olivia Hussey, Liz Phair, Lela Rochon, Monique Van Vooren, Sizzla, Maynard James Keenan, Norman "Boomer" Esiason, Sean Bean, Roddy Piper, Jan Hammer and Bill Jr. Kreutzmann(:

Producer, writer and Hollywood Historian Rick Carl and Evelyn Moriarty's niece Claudia Moriarty(:
MM photog/friend George Barris's daughter Caroline Barris, 2nd from left with her friend Len, Harrison Held and our friend Marilyn Remembered President Greg Schreiner (:
Yesterday I was filmed and took part in a new documentary about Marilyn Monroe at the home of Rick Carl in Burbank.  It was a pleasure to meet Actress/Magician Claudia Moriarty aka "Lady C" who is the niece of the late adorable Evelyn Moriarty who was Marilyn's stand in and friend for her last 3 films.  A beautiful video dedication about Evelyn was shown called "All About Evelyn"  which was very cool and very well done.  We all loved Evelyn...  she was a lovely, unique, smart and a very interesting woman who began her career as a glamorous Earl Carroll showgirl. She is missed by all.   Director George Cukor took a special interest in her at this stage of her career and years later hired her to work for Marilyn.  Evelyn also stood in for Barbara Eden and Ann Margret. "Girls with body" I used to say.  About 11 years ago at a Marilyn Remembered meeting at the home of Greg Schreiner after years of knowing her  Evelyn suddenly announced  "My friends Tanya Sumova and Judy Woodbury knew Marilyn too"  which led to meeting them and hearing their interesting stories about MM.  I became great friends with Tanya and when I got a part in a Jason Moran film short called "Evil Old Lady" I recruited Tanya to play my Mother and she was great.... and so was I as her mentally unbalanced son Sonny... (he said modestly...ha ha ha ha HA!)
The new MM documentary is being filmed by Laurent Morlet.....  details tba soon....  HH(:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday April 16: Happy Birthday Gabrielle, Ellen Barkin, Queen Margrethe ll of Denmark, Edie Adams, Lukas Haas, Sean Maher, Martin Lawrence, Jon Cryer, Gerardo, Jimmy Osmond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robert Stigwood, Bobby Vinton, Peter Mark Richmond and Barry Nelson(:

Have a Great Weekend Everybody(:  Today is also Charlie Chaplin's Birthday -
He would be 122!!!  Several years ago I did a great interview with his beautiful granddaughter Kiera Chaplin about her, the family and of course her Grandfather's Super Stardom and lasting Legacy.  Please visit my other site - to see it.  Enjoy - It's in the Video section(:   And I hope you have a great restful weekend and take care of yourself(:   I also wrote about him in a travel piece I did about Palm Springs when I was a guest of the Tourism Bureau for  magazine- thank you to my publisher Jane Emery for the fun trip and great opportunity(:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tuesday April 12: Happy Birthday Claire Danes, Marley Shelton, Shannen Doherty, Amy Ray, Jane Withers, Riley Smith, Mellow Man Ace, Vince Gill, Art Alexis, Guy Berryman, Andy Garcia, Pat Travers, Herbie Hancock, David Cassidy, David Letterman, Tom Warner, Ed O'Neil, Dan Lauria, Charles Napier and Alan Ayckbourn(:

From The Archives....  Talented Russell Brand greets the fans at the hand and footprint ceremony for his "Arthur" co-star Dame Helen Mirren(:

Monday April 11... Have A Great New Week(: Happy Birthday Morgan Lily, Louise Lasser, Kay Koplovitz, Peter Reigert, John Milius, Joel Grey, Bill Irwin(:

From The Archives...  "Hugs From Hollywood" - A Fun Fundraiser(:

Last  February 4th I attended  Colombian Avant-Garde Animation at USC's Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre and had a great evening enjoying the animated works of Carlos Santa, Juan Camilo Gonzalez, Cecilia Traslavina and Diana Menestrey.  Carlos Santos kindly gifted me with his dvd after at the reception which includes "The Passenger of the Night" which is incredible.  In the photo above you can see a  bookmark for his enjoyable creative work in my pocket.  HH(: