Sunday, July 31, 2011

Exclusive: World Premiere of A+++ New Film "Burial" Starring Super Hot Super Model Noot Seear Directed By Karl Ford.... Pollock Theater, UCSB ...HH(:

Super Model turned Actress Noot Seear ("Twilight") stars in the action packed short "Burial"
Noot Seear and diretor Karl Ford

More pics and story to follow about the terrific action packed short "Burial" starring Noot Seear and directed by Karl Ford.  The film is like a modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" but without Clyde and beautiful, talented  Noot Seear owns the screen in this A+++ production.  Have A Great Day.....   HH(:

Friday, July 29, 2011

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown... Valerie Ortiz's "Material Girl" Birthday Party at Smiles in Sherman Oaks... HH(:

Valery wearing a gag birthday gift(:
Jason Rosell and Valery Ortiz(:

Michael Mantez and Valery Ortiz

 Jesse Carrion and Valery Ortiz

Starcam's Jennifer Tapiero
Valenzia Algarin and Proud Parents(:
Gabriella Christian, Aasha Davis, Marisa Lauren, Valery Ortiz, Mandy Musgrove and Matt Cohen
Jenny Ortiz and Alex Perkins
Renee Percy and Valery Ortiz star in the new movie "Dumbells"
Mandy Rain and Valery Ortiz
Best Friends and Cousins Jenny Ortiz and Valery Ortiz
Quentin Prescott Price and Valery Ortiz

Beautiful Celebrity Actress/Host Super Cool Person Valery Ortiz celebrated her birthday Friday nite in style at Smiles in Sherman Oaks surrounded by friends, colleages, family and alot of love....  her cousin/best friend Jenny Ortiz and bf Alex Perkins flew in from Florida to surprise her.  It's their first visit to L.A. and they are loving it and happy to see Valerie and husband Jesse again.  I met Valery about 7 years ago and was impressed with her sincerity, talent, personality, intelligence and great looks. It's always fun seeing her in the media as her star continues to rise and rise! Many Happy, Healthy Returns Valery! ....HH(:
PS. Cousin Jenny Ortiz's website is - check it out, it's very cool.
Michael Steger and wife Randee being interviewed by Starcam's Jennifer Tapiero(:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SceneAroundTown Soon.... A Rough Cut of John Cassavetes Remake "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" Screens at Raleigh Studios.... HH(:

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Original Cast Member Donna Gordon (left) and the new version's Tracey Sheldon, Jaime LaSala and Alecia Rodriguez  at the screening

It's Really A Small World...   I was invited to a rough cut screening by my friend Deanna-Marie Smith of her friend Howard Krowitz's  new movie at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.   When I got there I realized that my old friend Tracey Sheldon who lives in Florida co-stars and produced it  and what I was going to see was a remake of the John Cassevetes classic "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie'...    I got to thinking...   "John Casavetes....  oh yeah...  my friends'  father and grandfather, the late  Sam Shaw was John Cassavetes partner on many films and Sam was a very good friend of Marilyn Monroe's"...  Sam  photographed Marilyn  many times prefame and after and is on the cover of a book about him simply called "Sam Shaw".   I covered the family booksigning and launch a few months ago at Book Soup on Sunset.   What a small world it is...   I enjoyed the rough cut and look forward to seeing it when it is finished.   Ironically Tracey wore a version of Marilyn's white halter dress not knowing that Sam Shaw who served as the production designer on the original version of "Killing"  was one of the photographers who  had photographed Marilyn in the original back in 1954 in New York City while she was on location for Billy Wilder's "The Seven Year Itch"  nor did she know of my connection to many people who knew and loved MM.  Also present at the screening was Donna Gordon who was discovered dancing at The Body Shop in the 1970's and cast by John Cassavetes for the original.  It was very interesting  talking with her and hearing about the making of the original film. Donna almost didn't accept the part not knowing who Cassavetes was at the time and didn't take his offer too seriously.  She was on a trip to Las Vegas when her friend called her from L.A.  as Cassavetes was trying repeatedly to get a hold of her to do the film.  In the remake she plays the role of Tracey's character's Mom and Tracey plays her part. Donna remembers how cool it was to play Ben Gazzara's girlfriend and what nice  guys he and Casavetes were.  Kudo's to Tracey Sheldon and her smarts locating Donna Gordon via the internet and inviting her to be in the movie in  Florida where it was shot.  .PS. You can see the popular Hollywood Icons TV Show I hosted and produced about MM a few years ago online at in the Video section.  Have A Great Day.....    HH(: 

Donna Gordon in 1976

More SceneAroundTown Soon... Have A Great Day.... HH(:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SceneAroundTown.... Electric Daisy Carnival Experience Premiere Disrupted.... HH:(

Fans got a little too out of control earlier tonite in Hollywood causing the premiere for the new doc Electric Daisy Carnival Experience to be disrupted. Apparently DJ Kaskade, who appears in the film, tweeted an invitation in the afternoon inviting fans to hear him at an open block party at Grauman's Chinese on Hollywood Boulevard. The response was huge bringing out thousands of fans. Many of them wanted to see the premiere too which was by invitation only. Unhappy crowds then started throwing bottles and the police were called in response to the growing riot scene. Fans still wouldn't leave and started to climb on police cars and there is a report that a cop car was set on fire on Orange Avenue. DJ Kaskade pleaded with fans via twitter to leave and just chill. The highly anticipated rave film opens nationwide August 4th....  hopefully fans will show up in the masses but there won't be any more near riot scenes....  HH

SceneAroundTown.... Sunset Junction Media Mixer at MJ's..... Have A Great Day.... HH(:

Ruby Summer....   photo by Billy Bennight(:
Judy Tenuta and Friends....  photo Billy Bennight(:
Marvelous Toy....  photo by Billy Bennight(:
Ruby Summer... photo by Billy Bennight(:

A few miles away from the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience near riot at Hollywood's Chinese Theater things were alot calmer and alot more fun at The Sunset Junction Media Mixer in Silverlake honoring and celebrating diversity at MJ's on Hyperion.  This year's popular  fair takes place on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28.  For more info check out    HH(: 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SceneAroundTown.... Opening of Judith E. Taranto's Beautiful New J.E.T. Studios in North Hollywood

David Bianchi, Judith E. Taranto, Heath Hamaguchi and Ryan Higdon

SceneAroundTown... Hawaiian Luau Party 2011 Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay and the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce (:

Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce President Orasee Russell
Candidate for Los Angeles City Council Justin Brimmer and his wife Micha Brimmer

I love to cover events which benefit good causes like the Boys and Girls Clubs of the South Bay and the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce.  It's even more fun  when it's a Hawaiin Luau with great food and entertainment.....  I wanted to take more pictures of Chamber people and guests but my batteries ran out(:   While at the luau I met some representatives of "Soles For Life" there.  They collect shoes and in partnership with they sell them to vendors in developing countries, creating desparately needed mico businesses.  The shoes are then purchased at affordable prices by people, protecting their feet from parasites and infection.  Edge uses the funds to build inexpensive water purification systems which produce 10,000 gallons of clean safe water everyday.  People are healthy enough to work, children can now go to school becuase they are drinking clean, safe water and wearing good shoes.  What a great philanthropic  idea.  Visit for more info and have a great day......  HH(: