Thursday, March 29, 2012

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown... The Hollywood Arts Council's 26th Annual Charlie Awards to Benefit Project S.O.A.R.... . Roosevelt Hotel..... HH(:

Charlie Award lovers....  The Tolucan's Margie & Frank Barron
Colorful Performers from Cirque du Soleil's Iris were on hand to greet guests

Julie Delattre & Alex Arslanian

George Pennacchio, ABC 7's Entertainment Guru MC'd the event and was joined by The Hollywood Arts Council's Nyla Arslanian and Cirque du Soleil's Iris performers

Sunshine MagaZine's Harrison Held & The Tolucan's  Margie Barron

Deanna-Marie Smith (center) & Guests

Patti Negri

 Hector Elizando (far right) with the Ricardo Montalban's Gil  Smith & Guest

Tom LaBonge & Monsignor Antoyo

Carol Connors opened the show with her beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. She is joined by Carmellita Pittman Executive Director of the Rose Breast Cancer Society, Screen Legend Margaret O'Brien &  Motion Picture Council's Randal Malone

Gabriela la Stella

Mariette Hartley & Hollywood Center Studios's  Alan Singer

Mariette Hartley shows off her special reading glasses to Nyla Arslanian, adding to her Star Power

Mariette Hartley being interviewed by Art LaBoe's Jo Jo on the Radio

Nyla Arslanian & Lee Meriwether greet Guests

James Burrows & Ted Danson

Ted Danson & Norm Panto

Ted Danson enjoys Norm Panto's accordian playing

James Burrows greets guest

The Iconic Charles Chaplin...  the inspiration of The Charlie Awards

Discover Hollywood Cover Girls Julie Delattre & Alex Arslanian - Julie  is holding  delicious bottles of Starfire Water, the official water of the event

Justin Walker & Julie Delattre

Nyla Arslanian, James Burrows, Oscar Arslanian & Ted Danson

Fire Water's Jeffrey Carrillo & Carol Connors - I love  that Starfire water!  HH(:
I had a terrific time covering the Hollywood Arts Council's 26th Annual Charlie Awards held in the beautiful historic Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  It was my first time and it was great.  The Charlie's were hosted by ABC 7's George Pennacchio, one of my favorite and most knowledgable Entertainment Reporters.  The Hollywood Arts Council's  Charlie's helps to support Project S.O.A.R.  - "Students Overcoming All Risks" in the Hollywood area.  I recently attended a Project S.O.A.R. event  & was amazed by the work it does by sharing the arts with elementary students - Project S.O.A.R. supports much needed no-cost after school arts workshops for at risk, under-served children in Hollywood public schools.  The invaluable training these kids receive free of charge helps them develop into well rounded, happy people.   Eric Garcetti, President, Los Angeles City Council said: "The Hollywood Arts Council has been a critical partner in revitalizing Hollywood through a variety of advocacy work, including free public arts events and after school programs such as Project S.O.A.R.  serving the culturally, economically and socially diverse area of Hollywood...  the Arts Council has not only lived up to its mission of promoting, nurturing and supporting the arts, it has gone above and beyond the vision to reintroduce the arts to local business and residential communities."  For more information please visit ....  See you at next year's Charlie Awards! HH(:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Was It Good?

Happy Tom's on Sunset in  Silverlake....   Was It Good?


Kim Kardashian: But Can She Bake A Cake?

Last nite's "flour attack" on Kim Kardashian is just about the stupidest thing I've heard of in a long time. I'm not a major fan but I'm no hater either. The incident took place at the London Hotel in West Hollywood where Kim was promoting her new fragrance. The woman who threw the "flour bomb" was detained and then released. Apparently Kim doesn't want to press charges. I think that sends a message to crazy people out there that it is acceptable to assault others and is it not. If she were to press charges Kim and the Kardashian family would be called
bitches and a bunch of other nasty things and would get a lot of bad publicity. But like I said before it opens the door to other crazies to act out their anger in unacceptable ways... sad, very sad.... Have a Good & Peaceful Friday Friends... Flower Power not flour power... HH

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown.... SceneAroundTown..... Megalyn Echikunwoke, Adam Brody, Greta Gerwig, Carrie MacLemme, Analeigh Tipton, Aiden Simko, Tyler P. Scott, Prettydead Ferrari, Josh Baze, Ivonne Coll, Florence LaRue, Michelle Danner & More...

Megalyn Echikunwoke
Adam Brody

Greta Gerwig

Carrie MacLemore
Adam Brody being interviewed by Aiden Simko
Analeigh Tipton
Greta Gerwig greets the media at the  Sony Classics premiere of  "Damsels in Distress" written & directed by Whit Stillman.  Thanks to Gen Art for the invite (:
Tyler P. Scott
Prettydead Ferrari has just released it's first music video - shot in one take - &  it's a real winner musically, visually & technically called "Best of Intentions".  Kudos to this talented group & may their career climb higher & higher ...  I think it will

Josh Baze

21 year old music wonder Josh Baze recently hosted an industry meet and greet at Paramount Recording Studios...   He played tracks from his debut "Hi-Heels & Low-Lifes" & then performed live & was terrific... Definitely a star on the rise

Ivonne Coll (right) received the Eternity Award at the Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival which was hosted by Hattie Winston & Ted Lange at the Electric Lodge in Venice - Excellent eats by Under The Canape

Six time Grammy Winner Florence LaRue  was on hand to  entertain
Michelle Danner, the artistic director of the Edgemar Center for the Arts received the Rainbow Award.  Other honorees were actresses Denise Nicholas & Aliah Whitmore - Congratulations to All

Meet Shena Fetami of InVision Fitness a beautiful  new private gym in Encino -

Elite TV News was on hand to cover the launch  - Carmen Perez & Krista Rocha

Hula Girl's owners Mr. & Mrs. B.J. Drake & Reyna Trevino at InVision Fitness launch

Mmmmmm...   Hula Girl Beverages are Delicious -

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunshine Magazine Presents.... A Visit To The World Acclaimed Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara.... Part Three... HH(:

A table set for breakfast in the dining room of the beautiful Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara.  The restored Victorian estate was first established in 1874.

Looking down from a loft in one of the beautiful rooms at Simpson  House Inn

Spacious & Comfortable

Spacious, Comfortable....   Relaxing (:

Complimentary California wines & an appetizer buffet in the evening....  Following a gourmet breakfast refreshments are available  every afternoon featuring freshly made scones, cookies, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and a choice of regular and herbal teas

One of the many beautiful outdoor areas at Simpson House Inn

Each day begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast at Simpson House Inn served in the dining room or in your hotel room

Meet Peggy...  She's been working at Simpson House Inn for years. She loves it  & it shows.

Juan alternates between being a chef & a server at Simpson House Inn.  Simpson House Inn is located off State  Street at 121 East Arrellaga in Santa Barbara.  For more information visit or call 805 963 7067 or 800 676 1280.  This acclaimed, beautiful bed & breakfast features 15 gorgeous rooms, delicious food,  many lush gardens, fountains and patios and friendly hardworking staff....  Enjoy...  HH(: