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Hosts a “Caribbean Feast” Featuring Mount Gay Rum

By Libby Lancaster and Valerie Milano

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/22/14 – Every month Upper West hosts incredible liquor/food pairing events. Chef Nick Shipp never ceases to amaze local foodies and fans of this eclectic restaurant. These popular pairing events sell out quickly, so call soon to reserve your spot.

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They Call Me the Treasure King

Reelz Channel

By Valerie Milano

West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/22/14 – “I’ve been all over the world and there’s gold in these hills – this is Hollywood” explained the Treasure King while pointing up to the hills of Hollywood looming behind. Larger than life memorabilia collector, Richie Marcello continued to entertain The Hollywood Times and other party goers at the open bar event. The premiere party took place on April 2, where else? The fabulous Sunset Strip at The Treasure King Gallery, just south of The Roxy.


The Pretty One on DVD June 3

LaMarque & Kazan

By Valerie Milano

West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/21/14 – “It’s about discovering how to find herself, as opposed to just internalizing the labels that have just been placed upon her, learning how to listen to her own voice. That is something that I hope my two daughters learn in their lives, earlier than I did certainly, that it is important to hear your own voice more clearly than the voices that are coming at you. I think it has that sort of life affirming, positive message at its core.” Director-Screenwriter Jenée LaMarque of the new movie The Pretty One told The Hollywood Times at a round table discussion at the Standard Hotel on the Sunset strip talked about message her movie might give to woman watching it.

Movies Music Photography

Lucifer Rising

Roy Rogers Oldenkamp

By Tequila Mockingbird & Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/21/14 – 1927, the apotheosis of Western Decadence, the New Gilded Age of the Roaring Twenties-awash in bathtub gin and jazz- birthed two California legends: the United Artists Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, and experimental filmmaker and author Kenneth Anger in Santa Monica.




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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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.


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.


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.


“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.



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.