“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.

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.

“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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Entertainment business, trade and tourism cited as industries to lead recovery says new study

2010-2011 LAEDC Economic Forecast at LA Marriott, downtown.

LAEDC Forecast Report Says U.S., California and Southern California face a measured economic recovery, with stronger growth in 2011

Entertainment, international trade and tourism cited as regional industry leaders, with an economic boost from major infrastructure projects and a modest rebound in residential real estate

Los Angeles A measured economic recovery is underway in the nation, the state and Southern California, according to the 2010-2011“Economic Forecast & Industry Outlook” report released today by the Kyser Center for Economic Research at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).

In California, three sectors will see employment growth during 2010: information, private education and health services.  Like the national experience, unemployment rates in the state will remain high with the LAEDC forecasting a 12.3 percent average rate in 2010, easing down to 11.9 percent in 2011.

“We project that the U.S. economy will grow by 2.6 percent in 2010 and by

KNX Business Hour Host Moderator Frank Mottek introduces panelist Jack Kyser, Dr. Nancy Sidhu at LAEDC Forecast event.

3.1 percent in 2011, after plunging by 2.4 percent during 2009,” said Nancy D. Sidhu, Ph.D., the LAEDC’s chief economist.  “However, unemployment rates in the U.S. will remain uncomfortably high, averaging 9.9 percent in 2010 and 9.4 percent in 2011.”

Sidhu observed that consumer spending holds one of the keys to the economic recovery, with inflation-adjusted gains of 1.9 percent in 2010 and 2.7 percent in 2011 forecast, after falling by 0.6 percent in 2009.

“California’s economy is also on the recovery track, but the state will still lose 121,800 jobs in 2010,” said Sidhu.  “However, this will be a huge improvement from the 668,200 jobs lost in 2009.”  California’s housing industry will see a modest recovery in 2010, according to Sidhu. For the full story and link to the forecast visit: http://tinyurl.com/yf85d5m

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The Noble Awards Highlights Posted On YouTube

Founders and Producers of The Noble Awards Janeen Mansour and Ziad Batal

Founders Jane Mansour & Ziad Batal at The First Annual Noble Awards shiow.

By now you should have heard of or know what the First Annual Noble Awards event was about. If not please enjoy this video edited by the
founders of the awards show that honors celebrities for charity work.

Executive Producer Ziad Batal and The Noble Awards Founder Janeen Mansour. Feel free to comment on the video and if you want to participate, you do not have to be a celebrity, producer, director or actor. Get involved and you will feel good afterwards. visit http://www.thenobleawards.com

for more information about this new awards event.

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