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TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL 2014 Wrap Up

– MOVIE STAR INTERVIEWS AND GREAT MOVIE SCREENINGS

By Valerie Milano & Judy Shields

Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/18/14 – “It is such an honor to be part of TCM’s 20th Anniversary and to be here at the Classic Film Festival with all of you fans” Robert Osborne told fans that gathered at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel lobby to kick off the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival last week in Hollywood, Thursday, April 10 – Sunday, April 13.

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GBK ANNUAL CELEBRITY GIFT LOUNGE

DURING THE 20014 MTV AWARDS WEEKEND – SLS HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS

By Valerie Milano & Judy Shields

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/17/14 – “The Difference Between Ordinary and Extraordinary is that little Extra” a quote found on GBK Production’s website. The luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2014 MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Presenters with its Annual Gift Lounge on April 11th and 12th at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Music

Coachella Music Fest 2014

Coachella Day 2

By Valerie Milano

Indio, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/17/14 – The Polo Grounds in Coachella was definitely the swinging and cool place to be for the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, and the Music Lounge at the fabulous Ingleside Inn was loaded with celebs on Day 2.

Radio

The Many Phases of Elizabeth Espinosa

Still at home with KTLA, she expands to a new radio show & a TV show

By Valerie Milano

Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/17/14 – “I’m still at KTLA (Ch.5) as a part-time reporter with a focus on special stories and breaking news, and I am also the new talk show co-host for KFI (640 AM) with Mark Thompson whom I used to work with in KTLA. It’s the Thompson and Espinosa Show!” said the enthusiastic and seasoned reporter Elizabeth Espinosa. It’s of no wonder that Elizabeth has jumped from Spanish language media to English media, to hosting the CNN Sin Limites nightly show last year to now on the radio waves. Elizabeth is the multi-talented, multi-lingual (she speaks 3 languages), face of what diversity means in Los Angeles.

Music

“Jamalot Ever After”

The phrase this 2014 summer for fans of Steely Dan!

By Cynthia Griffing
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/17/14 – Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will begin their 53 city North American Tour on July 2 in the city of Portland, Oregon. Here in the southland concert goers will be happy to know that they will be performing at the world famous Forum on July 12th, 2014, and July 13th, 2014 in San Diego at Humphrey’s. The tour will conclude in Baltimore, Maryland, September 17th, 2014.

Movies

FARGO –

FX Tuesday 10:00 p.m.

“It’s sort of God and the Devil and all wrapped up into one…” Billy Bob Thornton

By Valerie Milano

Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/16/14 – As expected, Fargo’s series premier on FX was one long ninety minute stretch of weird. The series is based on the epic Coen Bros. film from a few years back, and indeed, they are involved as executive producers. A (supposedly) true story with only the names changed to protect the innocent. Not sure how FX expected to improve on the original. However, casting Billy Bob Thornton as the homicidal drifter (Lorne Malvowas) was a good start; and at this writing, Thornton is the only reason to come back for seconds on this brutal and less nuanced version of the Oscar winning film.

Movies

Star Trek: Generations

The Malcolm McDowell Series of Q& A Screenings

By Cynthia Griffing

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/16/14 – The third and final installment of Malcolm McDowell’s Q& A with special guest moderator Michael Dorn took place tonight at the landmark Alex Theater. The theater was decorated with props and costumes from Star Trek: Generations, to the delight of all in attendance. The outdoor foyer was the perfect place for the Mark IV capsule.

Movies

2014 TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES (TCM) CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL,

20TH ANNIVERSARY – TCM HOSTS ROBERT OSBORNE AND BEN MANKIEWICZ

By Valerie Milano

Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/15/2014 – “The Best Years of Our Lives, Betty Davis always said that was the best movie ever made and I think it is a great movie.” Robert Osborne told his fans as the TCM Classic Festival started on Thursday, April 10, 2014. He went on to answer some questions from the media and his fans and the one that got The Hollywood Times attention was “What is your favorite movie?” This was his answer and explaining as to why.

Books

DISNEY JUNIOR’S GIVE A BOOK, GET A BOOK

– TO DONATE UP TO ONE MILLION BOOKS TO U.S. COMMUNITIES IN NEED

By Valerie Milano

Anaheim, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/15/1014 – “With each and every one of our Disney Junior series, we let a child experience the magic and learning that comes with a story well told, and deepen the emotional connection and sense of wonder and adventure that have defined storytelling at the Disney company for generations.” Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide told those that gathered at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on Saturday. Ms. Kanter went on to say “The Give a Book, Get a Book program is a way for families to share stories and enter the world of giving in a simple yet effective way.”

Music

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

– A Seatfiller’s View.

By: Judy Shields

Las Vegas, NV (The Hollywood Times) 4/15/2014 – “We have an amazing show in store for your tonight, and we’re glad you’re here for Country Music’s Party of the Year. You’re part of a sell-out crowd of artist, industry professional and fans who were lucky enough to score these coveted tickets.” Darin Murphy, President of the ACM, wrote in the program magazine given out the ACM members as they entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Sunday, April 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Movies

Showtime is Living Dangerously

Years of Living Dangerously

“….the environmental movement only can be successful if we are simple and clear and make it a human story.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

By Valerie Milano

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/14/14 – James Cameron is accustomed to cranking out epics. He’s also expert at scaring the pee out of us. I swore I’d never go on a cruise ship after seeing Titanic. Likewise Terminator has forever tainted my relationships with my PC and microwave oven. Now Cameron has stumped up some celebrity capitol to scarify some common sense into us. Global warming is real and who better to bitch slap the snoozing conspiracy nuts into the twenty-first century than the man who has generated box-office billions making the unthinkable believable.

Years of Living Dangerously takes on the daun

Movies

JERRY LEWIS –

HAND AND FOOTPRINT CEREMONY – GETTING HIS HANDS FULL OF CEMENT AND LAUGHING ABOUT IT

By Judy Shields

Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/1/14 – “This is an incredible time for me.” Jerry Lewis told the crowd that gathered at the courtyard of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Saturday morning, April 12th for his hand and footprint ceremony.

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New Fox Pilot

Gang Related

By Valerie Milano

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) – 4/9/14 – At a So Ho screening of the Fox pilot “Gang Related,” actor Sung Kang says “ I am happy to be the actor who takes the audience through Korea Town for the first time.” Sung Kang was cast as a Korean police officer in the new cop drama. Sung Kang takes us on a journey through Korea Town as he seeks to find answers to the killing of a fellow police officer.

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FAMILY GUY

LAUNCHES INTO THE MOBILE GAMING ARENA

By: Valerie Milano

Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/9/14 – “The Quest will be a free-to-play resource management title like the popular Simpsons mobile game Tapped Out. Players will be tasked with rebuilding Quahog after it is destroyed due to a fight between the Giant Chicken and Peter Griffin.” was told to The Hollywood Times at a pre-release party at The Happy Ending Bar (aka The Drunken Clam) in Hollywood.

LGBT Music

IL DIVO & LEA SALONGA

PERFORM A BROADWAY MUSICAL IN THE DESERT – CITY OF INDIO

By Judy Shields

Indio, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/9/14 – “It was an amazing experience to come back to America for sure.” Carlos Marin told The Hollywood Times about their first leg of their tour in Phoenix, Arizona.