Friday, February 13, 2015

Legendary announcer Gary Owens dead at 80

The legendary announcer of the classic TV series “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” has gone silent. Gary Owens reportedly passed away  peacefully at his home in Encino yesterday surrounded by family, according to a news release.  No exact cause of death was given, but Public Relations specialist, Vicki Greenleaf, told Media City Groove his passing was related to age and diabetes. […]
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2012 Writers Guild awards nominees

Some of the 2012 Writers Guild of America, West & East, Awards nominees are out today. On the list, nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2011 season. TELEVISION NOMINEES DRAMA SERIES Boardwalk Empire, Written by Bathsheba Doran, Dave Flebotte, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Itamar Moses, Margaret Nagle, Terence Winter; HBO Breaking Bad, […]
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Controversy over movie based on best selling book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man”

Well-known comedian/radio personality Steve Harvey’s book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, And Commitment,” was a huge bestseller. The self-help guide debuted at number one on the New York Times hardcover advice list the week of February 9, 2009. The relationship book, from a male perspective, was aimed at black women, […]
Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year’s Eve! Party time

Whether you’re ringing in the new year at a small or intimate affair at  home or rocking the night away with a crowd of friends, relatives and or strangers — check out radio station K-Earth 101 FM. This Los Angeles oldies station is counting down the top 101 party jams of all time right now. On the radio or on the Internet, K-Earth is boogieing down this New […]
Monday, November 8, 2010

Breaking News: A new Michael Jackson song — is it real or fake?

A cut from a new soon-to-be-released Michael Jackson album hit the airways and the Internet today and already there’s a controversy.  The song, “Breaking News,” has the funky beat and sound of a King of Pop track — but is the voice that of the late superstar?  That is the much-debated question today. Sony Records is releasing the album,”Michael,” next month on December 14, and reportedly has […]
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Entertainment Bits and Bytes

Another Dr. Seuss classic headed to the big screen Some big name stars have signed on for the film adaptation of  “The Lorax,” by Dr. Seuss. In his classic style of word play and rhymes, Dr. Seuss aka Theodore Seuss Geisel, creates a delightful tale about the ecology crisis in this children’s story. Actor Danny Devito reportedly has signed on to […]
Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo Gallery: President Obama & Radio Host Piolin

President Barack Obama breezed into Glendale last Friday for an interview with Radio Host, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, at the Univision Radio building on North Central Avenue. In this photo,  President Obama introduced Cecila Munoz, Assistant to The President for Intergovernmental Affairs, to Piolin. The Spanish-language “Piolin Show”  is one of the top rated radio programs in the country.  More on the president’s brief visit to […]
Saturday, October 23, 2010

President Obama’s visit to the Southland & quick stop in Glendale

More than 37, 000 gathered in a park at USC to see and hear President Barack Obama’s rousing get out the vote for the mid-term election speech yesterday. Later in the afternoon, much smaller crowds clustered in Glendale on street corners, in restaurant doorways, wherever they thought they might catch a glimpse of the presidential motorcade. Yet, from what I observed, the Glendale crowds […]
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Entertainment Catch-Up: Madonna sued, Dr. Laura’s controversy, & Betty White’s gets a new book deal and a 5th Emmy.

Madonna sued over “Material Girl”  clothing line Entertainer, Madonna, has launched a “Material Girl” clothing line with daughter, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon. Oops!  L.A. Triumph, claims it’s been selling clothes under that label since around 1997 and at some of the same high-ended retailers involved in the new Madonna deal. This week, the California company sued Madonna. More details in a story […]