Archive for January, 2011

TARA, Ink: The ‘Go-To’ for Trends, Style, Fashion

TARA, Ink: The ‘Go-To’ for Trends, Style, Fashion

With awards season in full swing, celebrities and stylists are scurrying round town and checking out the latest red carpet fashion and accessories. For glam, those in the know visit TARA, Ink, a private residence in West Hollywood or Miami. The L.A. version’s living and dining rooms are combined with antiques, art, fun fashion and […]

The ‘Smartest Machine on Earth’ vs. Jeopardy Champs on Nova

The ‘Smartest Machine on Earth’ vs. Jeopardy Champs on Nova

By Mary Lou Platt Can a computer win on Jeopardy against the game show’s all-time champs? That is the question that will be explored on the Nova special The Smartest Machine on Earth, airing Wednesday, February 9 on PBS. And the definitive answer will be revealed on Jeopardy over a special three day tournament, February […]

83rd Annual Academy® Award Nominations

  Best Motion Picture of the Year “Black Swan,“ Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers “The Fighter,“ David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers “Inception,“ Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers “The Kids Are All Right,“ Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers “The King’s Speech,“ Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Valleyites know their hummus and many choose the Alcazar Express, 17239 Ventura Blvd. in Encino for fine Middle Eastern Cuisine, live entertainment — including belly dancers — in an inviting ambiance. Their broad menu touches all the Lebanese and Armenian bases including kabobs, seafood, shawarma, shish taouk, falafel and more cooked to order and attractively […]

The NoHo London Music Hall’s Flanagan and Allen with the Follies

The NoHo London Music Hall’s Flanagan and Allen with the Follies

“It’s just good fun,” said Eric Idle, of Monty Python fame, after catching a performance of Flanagan and Allen with the Follies, now playing at the NoHo London Music Hall thru February 6. Idle was seen singing along with the rest of the Anglophile audience at the nostalgic show. One of the most beloved comedy-singing […]

The Way Back

The Way Back

The Way Back Run time 120 minutes OK for children. How bad was Joseph Stalin? Even though he lived in the same century as Adolph Hitler, Stalin was by far the worst person of the 20th century. He not only condemned millions of perfectly innocent people to death in the Siberian Gulag, he even tortured […]

I saw two productions during the weekend… one, an excitingly sexy dance show… the other… still a work in progress.

I saw two productions during the weekend… one, an excitingly sexy dance show… the other… still a work in progress.

Ballroom with a Twist Wow! What a wonderful show! A fabulous night out on the town! This eye-popping and awe-inspiring marathon of music, songs and dazzling dancers, covering Broadway, ballroom and hip-hop styles… was a highly entertaining, sassy and sensual extravaganza! The incredibly ripped, toned and gorgeous “bodies” of this large cast… made us want […]

Rockin’ Good Times at Crown City

Rockin’ Good Times at Crown City

With Grammys season upon us, what better way to celebrate two fab decades of music, the ‘50s and ‘60s, than with L.A.‘s hottest tribute rock and roll band, Not Fade Away, featuring lead vocal, Davitt Felder; guitar, violin, Peter Waldman; bass guitar, Greg Burman; and drums, David Schultz. It’s a trip down memory lane, chronicling […]

Playwright Takes Love in Stages

Playwright Takes Love in Stages

Clearly, Sam Wolfson is not the kind of guy who’s content to rest on his laurels. After co-writing and co-starring in Jewtopia, the comedy franchise went to off-Broadway where it had a sensational and wildly successful run. He decided he wanted to write his second play about something that’s even more universal than Jewish humor: […]

Stars Turn Out as ‘Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World’ Premieres

Stars Turn Out as ‘Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World’ Premieres

‘Elephants and Man: A Litany of Tragedy’ Lily Tomlin, Cher, Billy Bob Thornton, Tippi Hedren, Ed Begley, Jr., George Chakiris, Ken Davitian and Stella Stevens were among celebrities who turned out for the premiere of Elephants and Man: A Litany of Tragedy at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood on January 20. The documentary, which chronicles […]