Archive for May, 2009

The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club Brings Laughter and Added Starpower to Universal CityWalk

The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club Brings Laughter and Added Starpower to Universal CityWalk

By Michelle Carlson Comedian, actor and writer Jon Lovitz adds a new role to his list of credits as he becomes proprietor of The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, a gala new comedy showcase that will become the first new comedy club to be introduced in Los Angeles in the past 30 years when it opens […]

Home Alone

My wife has left me. She packed up, hopped a plane and now I’m all alone. No, she’s not getting a divorce; she’s just visiting her family back east for 3 weeks. The good news is she’ll be coming back to me. But right now, I’m home alone and it feels strange. It’s been quite […]

I have a couple of interesting letters to share with you this time

Sweet Spirits, so let’s begin. The first letter intrigued me because it is always interesting to hear from someone who followed spirits’ advice, and had great results. I (and the spirit world) appreciate hearing from such people who are obviously grateful for the advice they received. Dear Kenny: Did you notice the post mark on […]

Fun and Games at “The Game Show Awards”

Fun and Games at “The Game Show Awards”

If you’re looking for a good time, tune in to “The Game Show Awards” airing June 6 on the Game Show Network (GSN). It’s an awards special celebrating fun and games, and all the iconic emcees and celebrity players from great classic and recent game shows. It was a trip down memory lane at the […]

Lexus Debuts Hardtop Convertible

Lexus Debuts Hardtop Convertible

Some economists are now saying that the economy may have turned the corner and is starting to head in a positive direction. We won’t know for a while if that’s actually the case, but if it is, a dashing new convertible could be a celebratory purchase. People who may have been holding off buying something […]

One-on-One with Charlie Picerni (Part I)

One-on-One with Charlie Picerni (Part I)

TM: How did you get started in the business? CP: Well, my brother came out to California years ago to become an actor on “The Untouchables TM: You meant the TV show, “The Untouchables”? CP: The original TV show. I was in New York at the time. Paul is about 15 years older than I […]

Memorial Service for Jim and Jeannine Veraldi

Toluca Lake residents and St. Charles parishioners for over 45 years, Jim and his Jeannine spent fifteen years helping the poor in Gujarat, India under the direction of Fr. Herbert de Souza SJ. Jim (Dec. 29, 1924 – Oct. 14, 2008) was a WWII veteran and attended Ford Trade School in Detroit, Michigan. His Burbank […]

The Election of Trutanich is Good News for Angelenos

The Election of Trutanich is Good News for Angelenos

The people of Los Angeles won a big victory last week when they elected Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich to be their next City Attorney. Given a choice between an accomplished lawyer and an ambitious politician, the voters wisely chose the lawyer. In electing Trutanich, the people chose the candidate who, as a Deputy District Attorney, diligently […]

Biased and Bicoastal

Biased and Bicoastal

I want to talk about delectable happenings: past, present and future. Dramatic elections, an event of our lifetime, summer reading, a terrific New York hotel tip and just being home with husband, dog and garden. No matter WHAT (so many cataclysmic “whats”), all is right with the world… it has to be! London in New […]

John Wayne Cancer Institute

John Wayne Cancer Institute

Award-winning actress Bonnie Hunt was presented the “True Grit” Humanitarian Award, and philanthropists Donna and Harvey Rosen were honored with “The Duke” Award at the 24th Annual Odyssey Ball, the yearly fundraising event that benefits the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) at Saint John’s Health Center, held recently at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The theme […]