Monday, November 28, 2011

SceneAroundTown.... Marie Osmond, Grand Marshall of the 2011 Hollywood Christmas Parade.... Holiday Classic "It's A Wonderful Life" Debuts at Sierra Madre Playhouse... Entertainer Arnold G. Celebrates His Birthday with a Fun Fundraiser for AIDS Walk L.A. and More.......HH(:

An Annual Tradition....  The Hollywood Christmas Parade celebrated it's 80th anniversary benefitting Toys For Tots with singer Marie Osmond as Grand Marshall.  She is seen above with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and actor Erik Estrada, other celebrities, city council members and of course Santa!  Photo by Bob Delgadillo

The Sierra Madre Theater presents the family favorite "It's A Wonderful Life" starring Scott Harris as George Bailey and Nancy Young as Mary Hatch seen above with Charlotte Hardy as Zuzu Bailey.  The 2 talented leads generate alot of chemistry and charisma in this heartfelt family drama directed by Christina Harris and adapted by James W. Rodgers.  Opening nite included a delicious reception catered by Sierra Bistro... Great Idea!  For tickets and more information please visit .  A definite crowd pleaser!  Photo by Lars Momsen

Entertainer Irene Soderberg did a great job MC'ing  the terrific cabaret/variety style show for Arnold G's 4th Annual Birthday Bash. She's seen above with pal Stella "Disco Stella" Gomez.  The event was produced by AG Productions and AG Music

Actor John Savage arrives with gf Maria and daughter Jen Youngs (right) who was one of the talented performers at Arnold G's Birthday Bash - The event was a fundraiser for APLA's AIDS Walk L.A.

Birthday Boy Arnold G. (center) is joined by Police Academy's Marion Ramsey and entertainer George Thomas.  Marion rocked as Tina Turner and George shook up the room doing his popular Elvis act

Happy Birthday Arnold G!

On The Scene...  Popular Designer Kevan Hall serving at Covenant House for Thanksgiving - Kudos to Kevan and his fellow volunteers!   Happy Holidays Everyone...  HH(:

Monday, November 21, 2011

SceneAroundTown.... Music Legend Smokey Robinson Honored... The Mr. & Ms. Perfect Creature 2011 Coronation... Martin Scorcese's Awesome "Hugo"... Soap Star/Painter Thom Bierdz Presents "Hollywood In Red"..... "My Week With Marilyn" ... The L.A. Auto Show & More..... HH(:

New\comer Asa Butterfield is terrific as Hugo Cabret oppopsite legendary actor Ben Kingsley in Martin Scorsese's new sure fire hit   family film "Hugo" set in Paris.  I attended the west coast industry screening with Kat Kramer at Paramount Studios which was alot of fun.   A delicious  French style family luncheon followed with catering by Jackson's Catering....   Photo by Alex Bailey

Coronation of Mr. & Ms. Perfect Creature 2011 at the Universal Hilton. From left co-host Sabrina Parisi, 1st runner up Jade Rawlins, winner Saffron Rayn, producer Maria Amor and winner Rasheed Rashad.  Thanks for the invitation from Steven Escobar from Diversity News Publications.

Young & The Restless Soap Star Thom Bierdz premiered his provacative and entertaining gay themed "Hollywood in Red" exhibit at the beautiful Belsito and Roche Gallerry in Long Beach with 10% of the opening nite fundraiser benefiting the ACLU's Seth Walsh Project.   Kudos Thom ... Visit for details....  Photo by Sklar Aud  

Y & R's Thom Bierdz and actress/activist Kat Kramer have joined forces in an anti bullying campaign.  Kat's making a huge difference in the world with her "Films That Change The World" series at Sunset Gower Studios.  She recently recieved The Compassion Award from Y&R Star Kate Linder at the BraveHeart Women's Awards.  Congratulations Kat!  (pics below)
Jill Yvonne of Jills Chocolates and Sunshine Magazine's Harrison Held with a tray of Jill's amazing chocolate covered strawberries at the Belsito and Roche Gallery - they're the best in SoCal and she travels!  The delicious food was provided by Micheal Burger's Ideal Catering.  Photo by Amani (:
Music Legend Smokey Robinson was recently honored at the HHMA's at Hollywood Highland - Congratulations Smokey!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Oscar nominated actress Michelle Williams is terrific as  complex beloved Icon Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn"  opening on November 23rd.  The screening at USC was SRO and very well received.  Photo courtesy of the Weinstein Comapny
Please check out my popular talk show trilogy about MM that I hosted and produced online at in the Video section.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Check out these beauties at the LA Auto Show downtown at the convention center - http://www.laautoshow.con/ .  I had a great time hosting on press day for Steven Escobar's "Diversity News TV" - Thanks Steven! ....HH(:

Monday, November 14, 2011

SceneAroundTown... The BraveHeart Women Awards... Sheraton Gateway... HH(:

Suzanne Sena
Kat Kramer recieved the Compassion Award from Kate Linder
Kelly Stone  (seen above with husband) recieved the Philanthropy Award
Shoshana Bean
Dee Wallace
Sharon Blynn (center) recieved the Courage Award and was interviewed with her mom by Leah Cevoli of Mingle Media
Amadou Ly

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SceneAroundTown.... Red Carpet Screening of Apac Films "A Good Day" & "Criminal Dammage"... Trader Vic's... Musician/Producer Ruwanga Samath Soars To New Heights With "Tower Heist" & More... HH(:

Jesse E. Boyd appears in the comedy short  "A Good Day" directed by Racquel Fouche (right) and directed the tense drama "Criminal Damage"

Ruwanga Samath

Successful producer and musician Ruwanga Samath is going strong with his remix of the Wilfredo Vargo classic "El Africano" in Universal's  box office smash "Tower Heist" starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy and is nominated for "Best Song For A Film" for his work on  "The Fast & Furious 5" in the upcoming HMMA's.  The Sri Lanke native grew up in a musical family where his mother was a successful musician.  Ruwanga's music has also been feautured in documentaries and reality TV and he has worked with stars like Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kelly Rowlands, Kei$ha and Norah Jones to name a few. Ruwanga also supported the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign with the song "Make It To The Sun" produced by his Bird Call Production Company featuring the talents of  Maxwell D. and Mo Greene...  It's onwards and upwards for this multi talented class act...    HH(:   

Sunday, November 6, 2011

SceneAroundTown.... Miss Philippines Beauty USA Press Conference... Iota Coffee & Bakery... HH(:

Russell Rufino, Venus Raj and Judith-Milano-Madamba
I had a blast interviewing Philippino Beauty Queens (top photo) Erina Lightholder (center), Chasta Netchvatal (right), Rischae Tolentono (left) and Venus Raj 4th Runner Up (above) at the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant tonite for Steven Escobar's Diversity News TV!  The event was sponsored by  +639 Magazine...  HH(:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SceneAroundTown.... Exclusive: Robert Lyn Nelson Exhibit... William Randolph Hearst Suite... Los Altos Apartments... HH(:

Artist Robert Lyn Nelson and guest at the Los Altos Apartments on Wilshire: Classic Old Hollywood(:
This is William Randloph Hearst's former screening room where he would entertain with his mistress Marion Davies who also kept an apartment in the exclusive building . Screen Stars Ava Gardner, Bette Davis and many other luminaries resided in the building too
A classic Robert Lyn Nelson painting created on a property in France where Monet also painted - visit
One of several sitting rooms in the Hearst Suite