Saturday, May 4, 2024

President Joe Biden and Actor Mark Hamill celebrate Star Wars Day

President Joe Biden and actor Mark Hamill joined forces to honor the Star Wars Holiday. For more than 20 years, Star Wars fans and others have adopted May 4th as “May The Fourth Be With You” day. It is a pun on one of the most famous lines from the “Star Wars” movie franchise, which says, “May the Force be […]
Friday, May 3, 2024

Dodger superstar Shohei Ohtani and wife Mamiko attend Los Angeles charity event

The internet is buzzing about Dodger superstar Shohei Ohtani and his wife Mamiko’s appearance at the 8th Annual Blue Diamond Gala in Dodger Stadium last night. The charity event, which raises funds for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, aims to improve education, health care, homelessness, and social justice for all of Los Angeles. Thursday night’s gala featured a concert by […]
Saturday, April 27, 2024

The Los Angeles Sparks set to open training camp 2024 tomorrow

The Los Angeles Sparks open training camp tomorrow, April 28. Lexie Brown, Rae Burrell, Zia Cooke, Layshia Clarendon, Nia Clouden, Dearica Hamby, and Azurá Stevens are returning to the Sparks this season. Also, suiting up in the purple and gold are new additions: Julie Allemand, Monique Billings, Aari McDonald, Kia Nurse,  Li Yueru, Blake Dietrick, Virag Kiss, and Taylor Mikesell. […]
Friday, April 26, 2024

Actor John Lithgow learns some new moves at Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Veteran actor John Lithgow gets a dance lesson at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles during the premiere of his new show on PBS SoCal. In “Art Happens Here with John Lithgow,” the Emmy-winning actor gets instruction in modern dance with Caribbean and African styles, especially those of dance legend Katherine Dunham.   🪘ART HAPPENS HERE🪘 Tune in […]
Friday, April 19, 2024

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is happening this weekend

The 29th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is on the USC campus in Los Angeles this weekend. This major event just keeps getting bigger and better. The 2024 festival “will bring together more than 550 writers, experts and storytellers, and hundreds of exhibitors to the 226-acre campus,” according to a news release. Among the authors are TV star […]
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Oscars 2024: Millions watched but ceremony was lackluster

The 96th Academy Awards is now in the history books. The ceremony began an hour earlier than usual but still ran three and a half hours. The ratings for the Oscars were up as 19.5 million viewers watched. Last year’s highest-grossing film, “Barbie,” took home only one Oscar. It was for Best Original Song for ‘What Was I Made For?’ […]
Monday, February 19, 2024

Hip Hop legends Dr. Dre and Snoop create new gin and juice cocktail drink

Hip Hop legends Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are collaborating on a new venture. Earlier this month, during Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas, they rolled out the first ready-to-drink product from their new premium spirits company. “Doggystyle” Album The beverage joint enterprise comes on the 30th anniversary of Snoop’s debut album “Doggystyle,” produced by Dr. Dre in 1994. On […]
Saturday, December 23, 2023

SAG-AFTRA members are celebrating the holidays with a new contract

SAG-AFTRA members are enjoying the benefits of a new three-year contract this holiday season. The union ended a brutal 118-day strike against the studios after reaching a tentative deal last month. However, the membership needed to give its approval. That became a done deal earlier this month. On December 5, the union announced its members nationwide approved new, three-year agreements […]
Saturday, November 18, 2023

Burbank Arts Fall Festival postponed again due to bad weather

A touch of bad luck for the Burbank Fall Festival planned for Johnny Carson Park. Once again, bad weather is the reason. The festival set for today has been postponed for a second time. It happened last September for the same kind of cloudy skies and scattered showers we’re having today in the Media City. Also, we got rain overnight. […]
Monday, October 16, 2023

Taylor Swift’s concert movie scored a major win at the weekend Box Office

“Taylor Swift: Eras Tour” concert movie struck gold at the Box Office. Swift fans, known as Swifties, turned out for the movie debut in huge numbers. Nationwide and in Canada, the film raked in around $96 million. That’s the biggest opening weekend for a concert film ever domestically. Worldwide, the film took in at least $30 million more. “Eras Tour” […]
Friday, October 13, 2023

Friday the 13th: How to calm those fears

A lot of fears on this Friday the 13th. Some fears are based on reality and are the result of our difficult times. Quite a few others drifted out of the dark side and are based on superstition. For ages, Friday falling on the 13th day of the calendar has been considered unlucky. The origin of the superstition in Western […]
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

A done deal: WGA membership overwhelmingly ratifies new contract

It’s a done deal. Writers Guild of America scribes officially give thumbs up to a new three year contract.  Yesterday, the WGA West announced on its website  the results of a contract vote by the rank and file. 99 percent of writers reportedly voted for the deal hammered out with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. This brings […]