Archive for December, 2012

Mickey Rooney, Margaret O’Brien, Rose Marie Appear at Annual Hollywood Awards Event

Mickey Rooney, Margaret O’Brien, Rose Marie Appear at Annual Hollywood Awards Event

By Jon Konjoyan A star-studded holiday gala dinner was the setting for the Southern California Motion Picture Council’s Golden Halo Awards in Studio City last week. The historic Sportsmen’s Lodge served as the venue for the organization’s 76th annual ceremony. Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney, film star Bo Hopkins, TV star Alan Young (of the Mister […]

Jimmy Angel Performs with the Jason Gutierrez Trio

Jimmy Angel Performs with the Jason Gutierrez Trio

Expect a dose of irresistibly frantic old school rock & roll when former teen idol Jimmy Angel performs with the Jason Gutierrez Trio at Lucy’s 51 on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Preaching the big beat gospel non-stop for over five decades, Angel’s gone from Manhattan’s Copacabana and Peppermint Lounge through a fruitful late-1970s stint in Nashville, […]

This is 40

This is 40

This is 40 Runtime 134 minutes. Not for children. For me, going to see a Judd Apatow movie is a mixed bag. Because they are generally so tasteless and profane, it is often agony to sit through them. On the bright side it’s always easy to write a review when I don’t like a movie. […]

BMW Goes Smaller with New X1

BMW Goes Smaller with New X1

There’s a real automotive sweet spot that’s been developing in recent years: Premium compact sport utility vehicles. A bit of utility, a bit of prestige, a bit of luxury, all wrapped up in a package that’s not too big and not too fuel thirsty. For the 2013 model year alone, new or updated entries from […]

Get the Most from Your Mobile Phone Service

Get the Most from Your Mobile Phone Service

(BPT) – With more than 320 million mobile phones in the country, it’s no surprise that most Americans say wireless phone access is so important that it would be the last item they would give up if money were tight. What may raise an eyebrow is what else they’re willing to cut to keep their […]

Cough Clues: Identify and Treat Your Cough

(BPT) – Cold and flu season is on its way, often marking its arrival with that first throat tickle, before exploding into a hacking cough. Coughing is a natural reaction to an airway irritant, the body’s attempt to expel foreign substances, or a symptom indicating an underlying medical condition. A cough is a familiar symptom […]

Zap

After suffering three extremely close setbacks to Manny Pacquiao, who many consider the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, the talk coming from Juan Manuel Marquez’s training camp leading up to their recent non-title welterweight match was that he wanted to knock out the Filipino strong man. In other words, leave no doubt about who […]

12-26-12

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

‘Twas the Nice Column Before Christmas

‘Twas the Nice Column Before Christmas

Let’s see, who’s on the nice list this year? Certainly Toluca Lake’s honorary mayor Fritz Coleman avoids the “coal in your stocking” debacle by being a great guy all year round. But the spotlight shines especially bright on Coleman during the holidays when folks tune in NBC4’s much-loved weatherman to see “Fritz’s Holiday Lights” segments […]