Archive for August, 2013

Hollywood Piano’s Labor Day Sale

Hollywood Piano’s Labor Day Sale

By Cindy Ortiz Hollywood Piano’s Annual Labor Day Sale is just around the corner. Are you ready? “We wait this weekend to bring it all out,” says Glenn Treibitz, president of Hollywood Piano. “It’s a great time for people to get a piano, a digital piano, or a player piano.” In the past, hundreds of […]

The Return of Cranky Man

Remember the Serenity Prayer? God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Wonderful words to live by. But notice it says nothing about grousing. Cranky Man accepts the things he cannot change but he reserves the right to […]

“I Love My Job” Labor Day Column

“I Love My Job” Labor Day Column

There can be no doubt that I love my job. Interviewing celebrities and interesting people is pure joy for me, and there were an abundance of fascinating folks to keep me smiling during the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour. Some interviews produced funny moments, intentionally; others were hilarious with slips of the tongue […]

New York: Wined and Dined

New York: Wined and Dined

JACKIE: We want to Talk about dining in New York, from the stratosphere to a pub, and points in-between. Our spotlight, on two eateries for your ‘must do’ list. CAFÉ BOULUD DAVID: Hands down, Daniel Boulud is the emperor of NYC’s eating scene, Eastside, Westside, Uptown, and Down. The celebrated Chef has more restaurants than […]

Burbank International Film Festival Offers Free Screenings for Kids

Burbank International Film Festival Offers Free Screenings for Kids

BURBANK, Calif. – The 5th Annual Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) will take place Sept. 4th—8th in beautiful Downtown Burbank. The festival will kick off its Opening Night at Warner Bros. to celebrate their 90th Anniversary with a screening of the documentary film, The Brothers Warner. BIFF is excited to officially announce that the second […]

Sunday Fun-Day: How to Throw the Ultimate Football Party This Season

Sunday Fun-Day: How to Throw the Ultimate Football Party This Season

(BPT) – Football season is here and whether you’re a diehard fan or just a fan of all the Sunday parties, chances are you’re going to attend or host a get together centered around the country’s favorite sport sometime soon. Lifestyle expert Kris Schoels of Young Married Chic has some simple suggestions for making the […]

08-28-13

08-28-13

TOM LABONGE NEWS Councilman Hikes at Deervale Park in Sherman Oaks with Community Members Councilmember LaBonge was invited out to a hike at Deervale Park in the hills of Sherman Oaks, by a group of community members led by Elke Heitmeyer. Some of the challenges at the parks geography were discussed and all remarked on what […]

Paranoia in the Office

Oh how we complicate our lives! Stephanie is head of Human Resources for a hospitality company and Gina is the Associate Head. Gina is upset that Stephanie doesn’t promptly answer her emails. She sometimes has not gotten information that she needs and feels out of the loop. She doesn’t like not knowing an answer and […]

Mark Cuban MVP Personality on ABC’s Shark Tank Helping Others

Mark Cuban MVP Personality on ABC’s Shark Tank Helping Others

At the ABC-Disney All-Star Party during the television press tour, Mark Cuban strolled in dressed very casually in a tee-shirt and jeans. That’s why I like this guy, he likes to be comfortable. And he’s comfortable with who he is — a billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, who also brags, “I’m a lean, […]

Hollywood Positive

Hollywood Positive

By Matt Harris Alara Ceri’s Hollywood Positive is a comedic and somewhat dark take on the different types of people that work and pursue their dreams in Hollywood. The story follows a young aspiring actress, Ally (Ceri), on her introductory journey into the Hollywood world of auditions, managers, roommates, and romance. Everyone she meets seems […]