Fronnie Lewis

Friday, January 31, 2014

Ground breaking for new Burbank hotel

Burbank is one step closer to getting a new hotel. Yesterday, a ceremonial ground breaking was held for the $40 million SpringHill Suites by Marriott on San Fernando Boulevard between Providencia and Santa Anita Streets adjacent to Downtown Burbank. Executives from R.D. Olson Development and  Marriott International joined some City of Burbank officials for the event, according to a news release. […]
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gloomy skies with a chance of rain in the Media City

A change in the weather pattern. Overcast skies in the Media City today. We got a little sun this morning in Burbank — but the clouds rolled back in and are expected to hang around the rest of the day and evening. Also, there’s a 25 percent chance of rain. Not a big storm. Hey, if it’s only a few […]
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Queen Latifah added to Super Bowl festivities

Entertainer and New Jersey native, Queen Latifah, is going to sing “America The Beautiful” during the pregame festivities for Sunday’s Super Bowl. The NFL and Fox Network made the announcement in a news release yesterday. Latifah’s performance and that of opera star, Renee Fleming, singing the national anthem will be televised before the game kickoff. Bruno Mars, whose album “Unorthodox […]
Monday, January 27, 2014

Latest: Local group interested in Los Angeles Sparks?

There are some rumblings about efforts underway to keep the Los Angeles Sparks in the Southland. That’s something many Sparks fans are hoping will happen and, to let their voices be heard, they’re signing a petition. During the first week of the month, word got out that an investment group, led by former NBC executive, Paula Madison,  had given up ownership […]
Monday, January 27, 2014

Grammys: Daft Punk, high ratings, and bloated commercial breaks

The French helmet-wearing duo, Daft Punk, are probably feeling pretty lucky today and for good reason. They walked away with some the biggest awards at the Grammys last night, including, Record of the Year for “Get Lucky,” Album of the Year for “Random Access Memories,” and for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. I have not heard their entire album, but  the […]
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Burbank Police investigating an attempted murder

A 22-year-old man is being held in the Burbank City Jail today after being arrested for attempted murder . Burbank Police respond to an emergency call of an assault in the 16oo block of West Alameda Avenue last night at around 7:30 p.m.  They found a male victim, on the sidewalk, with severe injuries to the upper body and head described […]
Sunday, January 26, 2014

DGA Award for best feature film director goes to “Gravity”

The race for Oscars is turning into a real, ah, horse race. Last night at the DGA Awards, “Gravity” took away the top honor — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. Director, Alfonso Cuarón, picked up the award for what many consider a cinematic masterpiece. “Gravity” is about two astronauts, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, struggling to survive […]
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Around the Southland: “Dexter” star sells Hollywood Hills home

While waiting for that next role, “Dexter” star, Michael C. Hall, is joining a number of other celebrities in wheeling and dealing in the hot real estate market. Hall just sold a 1920’s Spanish estate in the Hollywood Hills for $2.1 million according to the Zillow blog. The actor bought the property with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathroom, media room, library, […]
Friday, January 24, 2014

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon to do “Today Show” interview

  Once again, outgoing “Tonight Show” host, Jay Leno, is caught up in another battle. This time it’s the dueling interviews. First out of the gate,  CBS putting out a teaser about Leno going one-on-one with Steve Kroft on “60 minutes” and talking about getting the boot from the “Tonight Show” not once, but twice! That’s coming up this Sunday. […]