“The Izzy Show” premieres at Flappers Comedy Club this Sunday, Feb. 19th in Burbank to benefit The Saban Free Clinic -Rock Artist Kristen Faulconer expected on the red carpet

picture of Kristen Faulconer on the red carpet

Artist Kristen Faulconer (KristenFaulconer.net) is attending the benefit Sunday. Her "Dollhouse," a new release comes out Feb. 23rd

Rock Artist Kristen Faulconer is expected to appear on the red
carpet this Sunday with a host of celebrities to benefit the
The Saban Free Clinic 

"The Izzy Show"  CAST

The Izzy Show is a monthly live staged event. The show takes its cues from the best: Chappelle Show, The Chris Rock Show, You Can’t Do That On Television, and All That. The Izzy Show cast of multi-talented teens will perform sketches and stand-up that pokes fun at pop-culture, the news, and teen interests from their unique POV.

“The Izzy Show” starring Izzy with his cast-mates of multi-talented teens take a comedic jab at news, pop-culture and teen angst from their unique p-o-v.

This monthly showcase takes it’s cues from the best:

Chappelle’s Show, The Chris Rock Show,

You Can’t Do That On Television and All That,

while bringing a fresh and innovative perspective to

a tried and true formula. “The Izzy Show” will feature:
Pre-taped film spoofs

Faux commercials

Special celebrity guest/one-on-one with Izzy

Live teen-friendly stand-up acts

Musical performances

www.theizzyshow.com

“The Izzy Show” Promo

CONFIRMED teen celebrities to attend: Zachary Alexander Rice (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Parenthood, Raising Hope), Julianna Rose (Pretty Little Liars, Squeeze in Disney’s Handy Manny, Sings in the Glee 3D Movie, Disney’s Prom), Jennessa Rose (Ponyo directed by the world famous Hayao Miyazaki, Charlotte’s Web, Glee 3D Movie, Crazy Stupid Love, Yogi Bear, Little Miss Sunshine), Madison Curtis (The Young & The Restless, KARtv, BrainSurge), Zach Callison (Disney’s Sofia the First), Brandon Tyler Russell (Smitty, The Class, The Beast), Brendon Eggerston (Just Go With It, The Mentalist, 18 Year Old Virgin), Meeghan Henrey (Corey In The House, Lincoln Heights), Camryn Molnar (Pictureka, BrainSurge, and Say Uncle), Presley Cash (The Megan Mullally Show, BrainSurge, Taylor Swift video “MEAN”), Justin Tucci (Big Love, iCarly, The Goat with Val Kilmar), Abigail Hardgrove (World War Z, Butterfly Circus ID, General Hospital), Malyssa Theresa Martinez (California Dream Project with Will.I.Am, Hairspray The Musical), Sam Lant (Modern Family, Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther,” Victorious), Abi Ann Hoffman (Beyond the Mat, Leaving Hollywood, One Summer, Wish Wizard), Melissa Stomber (16-Love, Sara Rose, Susan’s Remembrance), Preston Strother (Criminal Minds, Oliver’s Ghost), Taylor Hay, (Blind, Wish Wizard, The Blue Rose, Robbie), Jolie Vanier (The Joey & Elise Show), Austin Anderson (Victorious, The Joey & Elise Show), Isabella Rae Thomas (Brother & Sisters, A Better Life), Laci Kay (The Ben & Ari Show, BrainSurge, The Fresh Beat Band), Felix Ryan-Power Rangers, Noah Dahl-Bad Teacher/Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Madison Leslie-Kill Katie Malone, Taylor Renolds-The Contract, Garrett Palmer-WALL-E, Malik Procter-Albert! Or my Life in the Ocean, Heaven Marie-Pardon, Jacob Nathaniel-I.E.P, Renee-A Mother’s Choice, Chelsea Cook-Spin the Bottle: The Kiss of Death, Parker Contreras-Alice in Wonderland, Mozaic-Recording Group, Taylor Wane-Little Nicky, Alexis Paine, Emma Rose and the Band-Recording Group, Tess Christainsen-The Prom Before the Storm, Keaton Simons-Recording Artist, Sky High soundtrack, Bella King-Red Riding Hood, Ben Lee Foster-Peep Game, Alex Ann Hopkins-The Box, Sydney Dodick, Victoria Grace-Tracks.

Sunday, February 19th
3:00pm-3:30pm:

3:45pm-4:45pm: Red Carpet,
“The Izzy Show”
Cast & Teen Celebrity Arrivals
5:00pm-7:00pm: Showtime

Flappers Comedy Club
102 E. Magnolia Street
Burbank, CA91502

Generous portion of the ticket sales will go to support
The Saban Free Clinic
which provides free healthcare services to people unable to afford health care coverage.

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Green Lantern gets good reviews by comic book fans – Martin Campbell’s 3-D movie a hit so far

Green Lantern grossed $21.6 million at the box office opening night (Friday): According to early figures online, the comic book-superhero was less than anticipated, but had a lot of competition. By comparison, Thor, the last comic superhero movie hit near $26 million on its opening night in May.

an image of Blake Lively at Green Lantern Premiere talking to media

Blake Lively at Green Lantern Premiere

The media, especially the LA Times reviews (three articles on Friday) were brutal. Those reviews and a few others will not help the weekend gross receipts expected to be around $55 million.

It is a fun movie, not dark like some DC Comic Book films have been in the past. In fact you can take your children to this one. It has more going on than Spiderman, at least in what I experienced.

I predict when it goes global and plays in Europe and Japan, it will prove the media was wrong,  again about this movie that cost around $200 million to make with Martin Campbell at the helm. I think the PG-13 film will do well, and I give it two thumbs up.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins was not even a close second with around $6.4 million. That’s about what Jim Carrey’s comedy movie made three years ago with Yes Man. And it also tells you about the economy and how people are waiting for it to come to DVD, or just can’t afford to go to the movies all of the time. If you missed the premiere in Hollywood, enjoy these images below. You will not find them anywhere else.

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Enjoy the exclusive photos above on premiere night in Hollywood with Martin Campbell and his wife Actress Sol Romero, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and others. Please feel free to comment on what you thought of the movie Green Lantern, thx.

Green Lantern Director Martin Campbell signs posters for fans at premiere in Hollywood.

Green Lantern Director Martin Campbell signs posters for fans at premiere in Hollywood.

The late TV Series Icon David Carradine’s exwife “Desperate Housewives’ Marina Anderson joins other celebs in endorsing Sun Born Natural Products Co. Herbal Chi Balm

 Actress Marina Anderson, ex-wife of the late Kung Fu TV Icon David Carradine endorses Sun Born Natural Products Co.’s Herbal Chi Balm 

LOS ANGELES, CA— Sun Born Natural Products Co.

image of Herbal Chi Balm in a jar

Great Father's Day Gift

announced today that it’s has earned the support of Actress Marina Anderson, the ex-wife of the late TV Kung Fu series Icon David Carradine. Sun Born Natural Product’s Herbal Chi Balm is a specialized natural product used for relief of pain from physical exertion, minor injury, and used for sports training.

image of Marina Anderson

Actress Marina Anderson

“I tried it on my sore neck and back, and the pain went away, leaving me with a relaxed, warm, calm feeling in my muscles.  I’m going to use it next time I get a massage too!” said Anderson.

The Herbal Chi Balm formula contains 100 percent pure organic unrefined Shea Butter, and lavender oil along with 20 hot and cold Chinese herbs. “I tried it on my sore neck and back, and not only did it help the pain go away, but it left me with a relaxed, warm, calm feeling in my muscles,” said Marina Anderson. “I’m going to use it next time I get a massage too!”

Anderson, a noted actress (Law & Order: Los Angeles, Desperate Housewives, The Good Life (1997), Natural Selection (1999) Dangerous Curves (2000) (to name a few) is also a voice-over artist, writer, producer, designer makeup artist, acting teacher and coach, personal manager and career consultant. For more than 35 years,Anderson has ventured in practically every facet of the entertainment industry in front of and behind the camera.

The actress was responsible, as personal manager and publicist, for resurrecting the career of the late Kung Fu TV Icon Actor David Carradine (her now, ex-husband), which led to Carradine starring in Quentin Tarrantino’s film Kill Bill (2004). During their six years together, her life and career with Carradine has been highly publicized worldwide. Most recently Anderson wrote a book on David Carradine and also has a new line of jewelry called,
“The Flying Goddess.”
For the full story visit: http://www.mayocommunications.com/2011-NEWS%20RELEASES/NR-390.htm

“How to get published” in Los Angeles Times Entertainment -Calendar, The Envelope and more at media workshop for publicists

Hollywood, CA – “She was a tough lady, but will always be remembered as one who was very protective of her clients as we should be,” said EPPS President Henri Bollinger, who had talked to the slain longtime Publicist Ronni Chasen the day before she was gunned down in Beverly Hill, Ca.

The Publicist was driving home on Sunset Blvd. from an after-party and the premiere of Cher’s new movie “Burlesque.” Detectives said they believed it was a deliberate hit, when they discovered the publicist in her black Mercedes sedan, which was wrapped around a light pole.  Chasen had suffered five gunshot wounds to the chest according to police.

“I was so traumatized that I realized that I was still only worried about an answer on a project, when a friend called and told me of her tragedy,” said Bollinger.

“It was then I realize that we need to live for the day, and you can not always be concerned over what you believe is important or a benefit to me. It took the better part of the day to reconcile,” he said.

Bollinger offered a moment of silence at the LA Times Entertainment Editors media workshop, immediately following his remarks at the ICG Local 600 Union Auditorium, Hollywood, CA. (Nov. 18, 2010).
Lisa Fung, LAT
The consensus in contacting editors or pitching a story and the best advice comes from Panelist Lisa Fung, Online Arts and Entertainment Editor, LA Times.
“Just forget that you have a phone, so email me your pitch and I will get back to you as soon as possible that’s the best way for me to get back to you. I just received 80 emails sitting here.”
Fung says social media brings tons of traffic to the LA Times website and blogs.
The last time I checked LAT Twitter had 93,000+ followers, too.
Online Arts and Entertainment Editor Lisa Fung says the best way to pitch everyone is by email.  During the meeting she noted that 80 emails had just come in, and she was deleting many in her inbox while
listening to other panelists.
She currently oversees round-the-clock multimedia coverage of all arts and entertainment, including Calendar. The Envelope, Company, Town and more than a dozen latimes.com blogs. To Reach her email: Lisa.Fung@latimes.com.
One of the pet peaves of editors is sending multiple email pitches, which could be the kiss of death. Randall Roberts reminded everyone about the email overload.
Randall Roberts, pop music editor, LA Times said,” he relies on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc where there are a lot of thoughtful people who share stories, trends and ideas.”
Randall Roberts, LA Times

 

Roberts also echoed earlier comments that social media drives traffic, and influences his decisions on story assignments. Often Robert says, he gets a lot of people who care about what he writes, and trend stories often pop up on Twitter and Facebook.

Roberts currently oversees all of the rock, pop, hip hop, electronic, world music, soundtrack and country coverage – basically everything except jazz and classical.
Before coming to the LA Times, Roberts served as music editor at LA Weekly. To reach him email is best at:Randal.Roberts@latimes.com.
Joy Press, Pop Culture & Deputy Television editor also told Entertainment Publicists to “keep your pitches short as “we are working on both print and Online versions of the Times.”
Pop Culture & Deputy Television Editor Joy Press also prefers email pitches from publicists. Press says they are always looking for good trend stories.

Press, before arriving at the Times, she was the culture editor at Salon.com, where she oversaw the entertainment, books and lifestyle sections and blogs.

She has written widely about TV, movies, music and all facets of popular culture.

(Joy.Press@latimes.com).

The Los Angeles Times Entertainment has several sections of the newspaper:  MOVIES TVMUSIC CELEBRITY ARTS & CULTURE COMPANY TOWN CALENDAR ENVELOPE BOOKS
Elena Howe, The Envelope Editor says she does not Tweet and does Faceboook “only with friends,” however she says “it will be her new goal to do it by the end of next year.”
Howe also says The Envelope does not take client photos or handouts, but rather relies heavily
on the wire image news services.
Howe chronicles the highs and lows of the Hollywood award season as the editor of The Envelope.
Elena Howe,
The Envelope Editor
She was previously an assistant editor for SoCal Living at the Times and has previously served as LIfestyle and news editor at several California publications. (Elena.Howe@latimes.com)
Howe also prefers email pitches on all stories.
The Envelope offers complete coverage of the Academy Awards, Oscar nominations, Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, red carpet fashion, news, celebrity gossip and more.
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Sally Hofsmeiseter was the editor last year when The LA Times had The Envelope Launch kick-off party, October 2009.
The Winter and Summer EPPS mixer events are free to anyone interested.
Nikki Pesusich,
CFO, Coterie Public Relations
@EPPS LAT media workshop

Anyone reading this blog can contact us to learn more about EPPS and how to join, or be our guest at the next media workshop.

Nikki Pesusich, CFO, Coterie Public Relations @EPPS LAT media workshop, who won the EPPS door prize 2010 O’Dwyer PR directory (top 2,000 PR firms in USA) @ www.odwyerpr.com, Manhattan, NY.

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The “Last Elephants of Thailand” to screen at LA Femme Film Festival Saturday October 16th

THE LAST ELEPHANTS OF THAILAND TO SCREEN AT LA FEMME FILM FESTIVAL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

Activist/actress Tippi Hedren to introduce the film

 

Melanie Griffith with Mom Tippi Hedren, who is attending LA Femme Film Festival

 

Los AngelesOctober 14, 2010 The Last Elephants in Thailand by Michelle Mizner and Don Tayloe will screen at the 6th Annual LA Femme Film Festival, on Saturday, October 16 at 6pm.  The film, a stunning statement on elephant abuse in Thailand and beyond, has already garnered wins at the San Antonio Film Festival, Bangkok IndieFest and the Venice Green Screen Film Festival and will compete at the United Nations Association Film Festival (October 22 – 31) at Stanford University.  The filmmakers’ prescient insight is also being brought to light by Hollywood via the new Reese Witherspoon film Water for Elephants.  The film will be introduced by the legendary Tippi Hedren, a well-known animal activist.

Michelle Mizner is a documentary filmmaker from Central California.  She studied cinema and creative writing on full scholarship at Cal State Northridge, where she directed Barrio Thief, a short film about a family affected by drug-resistant tuberculosis in Peru.  Upon graduation, Michelle they joined forces with Don Tayloe to make this film, a process that altogether took almost 2 years.   “Don and I were both working full time jobs and living on opposite sides of the country, but this was a passion project.  It began as a small story about an elephant hospital in Thailand, however as we were filming and made aware of the hardships faced everyday by domesticated elephants and the humans who care for them, and we knew we had an urgent responsibility to share.

Michelle hopes the film challenges viewers to consider their own opinions about how and why elephants are used in entertainment and tourism, both at home and abroad.  “People love elephants.  So its heartbreaking to learn that something as innocent and alluring as an elephant painting can actually be the result of serious torture.”

Don Tayloe is a practicing internist at the VA Hospital in Fresno.  He became interested in the Elephant Hospital in Thailand because of the uniqueness of a hospital that only treated elephants.  It gave him the chance to observe cutting edge veterinary medicine applied to elephants.

Tippi Hedren, actress, producer, activist was the recipient of the “Thespian Award” from the LA Femme Film Festival in 2008.

The LA Femme Film Festival, now in its sixth year, runs October 14- 17, 2010. The Last Elephants in Thailand will screen at the Davidson Valentini Theater, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood on Saturday, October 16, at 6pm.  Tickets for the festival can be purchased online atwww.LAFemme.org or at the box office.

David Carradine The Eye of My Tornado – Powerful Book by Actress Marina Anderson

Actress Marina Anderson held her first book signing at the Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA, July 23, 2010. About the Late TV Series Kung Fu Legend David Carradine as told by Actress Marina Anderson: David Carradine – a world icon, had a volatile, dark and brilliant personality. His acting career spanned four decades on stage, television and cinema. He became an international sensation as Kwai Chang Caine in the ‘70s hit television series Kung Fu.

Further cementing his icon status, he starred in the classic movies Death Race 2000, Bound for Glory and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, which vaulted Carradine back onto the Hollywood A-list. David Carradine died in a Bangkok hotel room, on June 3, 2009, an apparent victim of autoerotic asphyxiation. Amid sensational media speculation, Marina launched her own investigation into the death of her ex-husband. Suicide? Foul play? A sex act gone wrong? Was he alone? Was there a cover-up? Her conclusions are startling. MAYO PR exclusive TV interview at first book signing.

Book Soup says:

Publisher Comments: Accomplished American actor David Carradine was both an enigma and a chameleon. As the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, he appeared in over a hundred feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. On June 4, 2009, Carradine was mysteriously found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. He left many unanswered and disturbing questions behind…
Dividing her time between Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, Marina Anderson is an established actress with an extensive background in journalism as a professional freelance writer.

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Marilyn Monroe’s Publicist Alive and Kicking on the Race Track to Stardom

Julian Myers, the most trusted Hollywood Publicist and known in celebrity circles continues to break records and steal the spotlight even at a young
age of 92.

Patsy (wife) Myers and Entertainment Publicist Julian Myers who founded AmigoDay.

Hollywood Publicists Scores Big in Six Events In One Day

92-year-old Hollywood publicist Julian Myers competed in the California State Senior Meet June 5th at CalTech in Pasadena in track and field in his age group and won five first places and a second  “to popularize AmigoDay,” Myers said.

AmigoDay is the holiday he and his wife Patsy founded six years ago:  “Just greet anyone anywhere, your way, any month’s first Sunday.”

The Senior Meet was open to anyone from anywhere so it fit AmigoDay’s criterion for sponsorship and Myers’ participation.

Myers was second in the 50-meter, tied for first in the 100, won the 200, 400 and  1,500 meter and long jump.

Julian Myers after running 90 miles from San Diego to LA invited 390 of his best friends to his 90th birthday party that ends on the same day as the LA Marathon.

He won the 1,500- meter American championships in 2006, 2007, 2008 and “probably 2009″ which he scored at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.     Each year he participates in six events in St. George in one day (“for AmigoDay”),  and will again October 6th.

Julian is still active in Hollywood publicity, having graduated from USC in 1939 in Cinema,  and publicized Elvis Presley, John Wayne and other stars at 20th-Fox  beginning in 1949. Julian is a former board member of Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS) and one of the most trusted and known in celebrity circles and entertainment publicity.
He admits, “The favorite client of Julian Myers Public Relations today is  AmigoDay.  Not a sexy star or $1,000,000 account,  but Patsy’s and my dream.” Julian has worked with some of the best in the film and entertainment industry and has represented Marilyn Monroe, Dennis Weaver to Marlon Brando to name a few legends.

Julian Myers on his 90th Birthday receives a gift from MAYO PR after running 90 Miles from San Diego to LA Marathon.