Fronnie Lewis

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Web Buzz: Wednesday February 19, 2014

Social media giant, Facebook, just announced an amazing deal. It’s buying popular messaging mobile startup, WhatsApp, for $16-19 billion. Yes, that’s billion with a “b.”  More on this huge Internet purchase and the two WhatsApp owners who are now billionaires on Forbes. Jada Pinkett Smith has snagged a major part in the new Fox drama, “Gotham.” Smith will play tough […]
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Walmart still planning a mega store in Burbank

The Great Indoors site at the Empire Center in Burbank is still vacant and probably will be that way for a while. That doesn’t mean the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, has lost interest in constructing a proposed 143,000 square foot supercenter at 1301 North Victory Place. Not hardly. On November 5, 2013, the Burbank City Council voted 3-2 not to […]
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mega Millions jackpot skyrockets to $172 million!

The Mega Millions jackpot has blown up to $172 million! No one selected all of the lucky winners in last night’s draw — so more millions got added to the money pot. Tuesday’s winning numbers: 23, 29, 31, 37, 70, and the Mega Ball 14. The jackpot has reached the lottery fever zone — so the ticket buying is expected […]
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

“The Lego Movie” and Kevin Hart burning up box office

The final box office numbers came out today for the long Presidents Day weekend, and “The Lego Movie” won by a landside. The computer animated flick earned $62.4 million over the four-day weekend. It’s the number one movie in the U.S. for the second straight week. The total domestic take for this family comedy, based on a line of construction […]
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Web Buzz: Tuesday February 18, 2014

A ton of chatter about the premiere of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Monday night rating reportedly show 11.3 million viewers stayed up for the midnight broadcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. I watched and was disappointed. I’ve seen Fallon on “Late Night” and thought he was a pretty good host. Hipper and more into the pop culture scene than […]
Monday, February 17, 2014

Around the Southland: Creator of TV drama “Scandal” buys Hancock Park estate

The former Hancock Park estate of actress, Patricia Heaton, has sold again. This time to behind the camera super talent and TV writer/ producer, Shonda Rhimes. The deal for the 50,000 square foot property closed earlier this month for $8.8 million, according to the Trulia blog. The “Everybody Loves Raymond” star sold the property last May for $8 million. The […]
Sunday, February 16, 2014

City Buzz: Burbank Leader and Glendale News-Press controversy

It didn’t take long for readers of the Burbank Leader to react to the ludicrous plan to remove all the paper’s outside news racks from city streets. Glendale News Press readers, who are victims of the same screwball  decision, responded as well.  The uproar prompted a newspaper editorial/weak apology. Here’s the first paragraph. “Some changes went into effect this week […]