Category Archives: Out and About

Hollywood actors launch “This Bar Saves Lives” to battle child hunger

This Bar Saves Lives co-founders & friends of the brand (L – R) Ryan Devlin, Ravi Patel, Kristen Bell, Todd Grinnell, Troian Belessario and Patrick Adams

Being a huge sweet tooth, I can’t say no to a delicious sweet snack.  Having  being heavily involved with medical mission work in Latin America and Asia, I’m also a big advocate of community service.  So what better way to give back to the community, or the world, than buying a great tasting candy bar that goes toward giving life-saving nutrition to a child in need! That is exactly what co-founders/ brand advocates Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Frozen 2), Ryan Devlin (Jane the Virgin),  and Ravi Patel (Master of None, Wrecked), Todd Grinnell (One Day at a Time) did when they launched This Bear Saves Lives in 2013.  Brand advocates Patrick Adams (Suits), and Troian Bellesario (Pretty Little Liars) and CEO Paul Yoo during the brand’s launch event yesterday at Ysabel in West Hollywood.  I had the opportunity to chat with some of the founders and friends of the brand during the This Bar Saves Lives launch event at Ysabel in West Hollywood yesterday.

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‘Michael Jackson’ and ‘Paul McCartney’ Amp Up the Star Power in Terry Fator’s Show at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Terry Fator celebrated his 9th anniversary at The Mirage with the addition of the legendary pop stars. On Monday, March 12, 2018, Terry Fator celebrated his 9th anniversary at The Mirage. When Fator first began his Las Vegas run, he vowed to continuously keep the show fresh and introduce new characters each year as a thank you to fans.
With that said, two music legends joined the cast to celebrate this special anniversary: the King of Pop himself “Michael Jackson” appears on stage with Fator as they treat the audience to a medley of Michael’s greatest hits. Fator then shows off his ambidextrous puppeteering skills when “Paul McCartney” joins Michael on stage for a duet that features Fator working with both puppets at one time. Fans are then treated to Paul in the solo spotlight…okay with Terry’s help…performing his special take on Beatles classics.

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Dan Reynolds “Believer” premiere at the MGM Hotel & Casino

On Thursday, March 8,  MGM Grand hosted an exclusive screening of Believer, co-produced by and starring Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds. The film documents one of the most prominent Mormons in Las Vegas challenging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the wake of an alarming, decade-long spike in suicides among LDS youth in Utah, which has been directly attributed to the church’s hard-line opposition to homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Continue reading Dan Reynolds “Believer” premiere at the MGM Hotel & Casino

News from DC’s Wondercon Publisher Panel – Sandman Universe, new Justice League and Teen Titans!

Yesterday, DC Universe held their first ever live stream from Wondercon. I wish more companies would stream their panels, makes my life so much easier! Stream gave us lots of interesting tidbits on the brand new Sandman Universe, new Justice League and Teen Titan books and we found out that the Joker is not going to be happy about Batman’s upcoming nuptials. Honestly, I’m sick to death of the Joker and have no desire to read that one. Batman Metal will also conclude this week and will have big repercussions throughout the Universe. Check out the full press release.

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Wondercon – DC Comics Panel Live Stream!!!

I wish more companies would stream their convention panels. For the first time ever, the folks at DC Comics are streaming their popular DC Comics Publishers panel hosted by Jim Lee and Dan DiDio and will feature lots of awesome guests. I really need to set up a call with DC. I have questions, yet no answers, and no FREE books dammit! The panel will stream Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am PT on the DC YouTube channel  and DC Comics Facebook page.

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“I could play Daryl Dixon forever,” he said at Variety‘s Entertainment Summit at CES 2018.

Norman Reedus, star of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” said he feels like he could portray redneck character Daryl Dixon on the hit zombie series indefinitely. But of course, even though “Walking Dead” has proven to be a major success for AMC which has turned the franchise into a “365-days-per-year” fan experience it eventually will have to come to an end, said Charlie Collier, president and GM of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. The show is currently in the middle of its 8th season. “We talk about it all the time how do you make sure it goes as long as it can, while still being a responsible business?” Collier said. “We talk about whenever it ends, that it’s Smithsonian-worthy.” He added that “this is a fun ride for everyone involved” but acknowledged that “it’s a far more expensive show in every way than it was on Day One.”

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Iggy Azalea performs during a Monster CES party at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace

A packed crowd at the Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas went wild as singer Iggy Azalea came on the stage and to sing some of her well-known songs. Azalea is the new spokesperson for Monster Products as they launch their new line of products during CES. Continue reading Iggy Azalea performs during a Monster CES party at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace

Step Up Returns to Theaters January 30th Courtesy of YouTube Red and Fathom Events!

Everyone who reads this site knows of my irrational love of the Step Up franchise. I love the bushy haired kid, sue me. On Tuesday, January 30, moviegoers everywhere are invited to experience the magic of the original Step Up film as it returns to the big screen for one night, paired with the premiere of the highly anticipated new YouTube Red Original series Step Up: High Water. 

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The DC Universe comes to Wasthington DC in DC on MLK Weekend!!

I’m pretty excited! The DC Universe is coming together for a special fan event in Washington, DC. This inaugural event will bring the world of DC TV Shows, Comic Books and Animation together in one pop cultural event. Mr. DCTV himself – Greg Berlanti and folks from all of his shows – Arrow, The Flash, Black Lightning, and Legends of Tomorrow will be on hand. From comics we have Geoff Johns and Batman’s Tim  Kring and others. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will have a world premiere showing Friday the 11th and the cast of The CW’s new series Black Lightning will have a premiere screening Sat the 12th.  This WB’s stab at doing it’s own version of Disney’s D23.   The full release is below, check out the website for a schedule.

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DC’s National Harbor’s Restaurant Week Feb 4 – 10th!

Yes, this is my hood. Even though I live 4 miles from National Harbor, I just don’t spend enough quality time at one of the DMV’s great hidden gems. All you DMV foodies can get your eat on during National Harbor’s Restaurant Week which takes place February 4th – the 10th. I’m generally not a fan of Restaurant Weeks because always hard to get a table, but I love the concept and since this is only a few miles from my house, I just may have to pounce on this one. Full press release is after the jump.

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