Tam O’Shanter’s Charbay Tasting Event Kicks Off Festive Holiday Season

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On Thursday, October 16, the historic Tam O’Shanter of Los Angeles was home to one of the most sought after distilleries in the USA, Charbay of California, Napa Valley.The oldest restaurant in Los Angeles continued their series of special dining events, featuring a tailored four-course tasting menu created by acclaimed chef Mark Kalenderian with select whiskey pairings for each presented dish from the award-winning Charbay Artisan Distillery & Winery. Becky Dominguez and Amanda Gunderson, representatives from Charbay through the good offices of Congenial Spirits, were both on hand to talk about the distillery’s history and craft.Charbay takes the most delicious […]

Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit Trilogy In Air New Zealand’s Newest Safety Video

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Air New Zealand is mining their famous denizens to make ads for their airline.In celebration of the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Air New Zealand has released a new Hobbit-inspired board safety video:  The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made!The safety video, which follows Air New Zealand’s first Hobbit-inspired safety video called An Unexpected Briefing (released in 2012), features cast and crew from the film, including Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) and director Sir Peter Jackson. The video was shot across a […]

Mary Matalin, Cornel West, James Risen Topline ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ Oct. 24

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HBO’s political and entertainment salon “Real Time with Bill Maher” is Friday night’s must see, hear and do, as it continues its 12th season Friday, October 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO.The series includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Mary Matalin, Cornel West, James Risen are included as guests this week.The entertaining salon of political and social debate continues its 12th season Friday, Oct. 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with Journalist James Risen is the top-of-show interview guest. Climate activist Chloe Maxmin is the […]

Fat Or Fit? Feast Or Famine? Diet Expert Shows How To Overcome The Holiday Food Dilemma

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You asked about savory, sane and satisfying ways to cook and eat this holiday season, and registered dietitian Misti Gueron MS, RD of the prestigious Khalili Center answered!A California native, Misti shares with us her insights about how to eat and drink well while still enjoying your favorite festive foods with simple swaps, strategies and sound advice.  Check back throughout the month of December for healthier holiday recipes from the Khalili Center and eating tips from Misti. Please feel free to ask her more questions in the comments below. She’s here to help!A Santa Cruz and California State (Masters) graduate, […]

New Details Emerge About King Tut’s Death In One-Hour Smithsonian Channel Special, Nov. 2

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King Tut has some new mysteries to unwrap.TV Picks: Tutankhamun’s story has captivated the entire world since archaeologists discovered the boy king’s spectacular tomb buried deep in the Egyptian desert in 1922. The exact nature of why he died suddenly at age 19 remains one of history’s greatest unanswered questions.For years, scientists have tried to unravel the mysteries of the young pharaoh’s life and premature death, as well as exactly who his parents were. In King Tut’s Final Mystery, premiering on Sunday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Smithsonian Channel reveals new details of a young man whose real life […]

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest, New Belinda Carlisle Song, Begins Oct. 27 on PBS Kids VIDEO

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TV Picks: On Monday, October 27, Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest returns to PBS KIDS, kicking off season 9 with a week of new episodes from the popular series (check local listings).New adventures debut on PBS KIDS October 28-30; one of them features an original song performed by Belinda Carlisle. The week of Halloween will also feature Halloween-themed episodes from other PBS KIDS shows, including an encore play of Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest on October 31 (check local listings).“Each year, Halloween is a highly anticipated and fun time for children around the country,” said Linda Simensky, Vice […]

Recap: “Below Deck” Finale on BravoTV, The Runny Scrambled Eggs Edition

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Tonight’s “Below Deck” finale on BravoTV was predictable and almost boring. Let me break it down to one paragraph.Crew spends season fucking up, fucking each other, disrespecting guests, providing poor service and generally hating each other. In the final episode, everybody makes fake apologies, they pull off one almost-perfect charter, hearts get broken, and they all leave to go back to their real lives. Which for some of them means they don’t even have jobs. That’s the facts, Jack. Do I still have to blog?Chief Stew Kate wrapped up the season just as unprofessionally as she started it. But I’m […]

FRONTLINE Presents ‘The Rise of ISIS’ October 28, Preview

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TV Picks: On PBS –  Tues., Oct. 28, FRONTLINE will premiere The Rise of ISIS — a major, in-depth investigation of the brutal terrorist group’s ascent, from veteran producer and journalist Martin Smith.Smith was on the ground in Iraq when the U.S. began airstrikes this summer, and has been documenting the Iraq conflict for FRONTLINE since 2003 (Gangs of Iraq, Private Warriors, Beyond Baghdad, Truth, War and Consequences).“This documentary lays out, in chilling detail, the buildup of unheeded warnings, failures, and missed opportunities that allowed Al Qaeda in Iraq to become ISIS,” Smith says.A year ago, few people had heard […]

Perfectly Addicted? Michael Phelps’ Bad Behavior Maybe More Than A ‘Drinking Problem’

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US Olympian Michael Phelps’ second DUI may be raising a lot of eyebrows, but it is also raising a number of questions: Does the Olympic champion have more than just a “drinking problem”?Are we driving our athletes to addiction with a combination of at-the-ready access to prescription drugs and an unceasing demand for perfection?From my perspective as an addiction medicine physician, Phelps has all the classic signs of an alcoholic in need of medical treatment. His internal perfectionist, coupled with an external pressure to meet those unreasonable standards, can be a lethal combination for anyone but especially for the superstar […]

Nero’s Gemma Love Scenes, Renée Zellweger’s Face Chat on The Talk

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TV Rewind: Yes, today was all about the drastic changes of Renee Zellweger’s new face, where a combination of fillers, Botox and possibly Thermage or Ultherapy have rendered the Oscar winner nearly unrecognizable.Also “Sons of Anarchy” star Jimmy Smits, cast as Nero on the drama in its last season on FX, discusses all things about his lover Gemma (Katey Sagal) and her hubbie Kurt Sutter, the showrunner of the series.THE TALK (10/21)Renee Zellweger’s New Face Controversy Actress Renee Zellweger looks unrecognizable on the red carpet and fans on Twitter sound off. The ladies and guest co-host Irika Sargent of WFOR-TV, […]

“I wouldn’t change any of my reactions…” Brandon Marshall on Inside The NFL Tonight

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“I wouldn’t change any of my reactions, because they came from my heart and that’s how I felt and that’s how I still feel.” ~ Brandon MarshallTV Picks: Tonight, this episode of Inside The NFL premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME with host Greg Gumbel and analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall in-studio.This weeks’ installment features more than 30-minutes of recap from an action-packed NFL Week 7. The episode includes a first-look at NFL Films highlights of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who was “wired for sound” during his record-setting performance. […]

Bob Dylan Named 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year

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Ten-time Grammy winner Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, two days prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.Mr. Dylan will be honored at a star-studded Grammy Week gala on Feb. 6, 2015; the Black Keys, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Jack White are set to perform at the special tribute concert and charity auction.Artist Zhenya Gershman whose “larger than life” works are the subject of her upcoming February 12th art exhibition in Santa Monica, celebrates luminaries in the entertainment world, will once again participate in the […]

Auti Angels Birthday Celebration at RnB Live Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event Auti Angel’s Birthday Celebration at RnB Live in Studio City on October 16, 2014. Guests included Auti Angel, Auti Angel and DJ Eric Stretch Boogie Rivera, Angela Rockwood and Mia Schaikewitz, Dawn Whitaker and Anti May and DJ Eric Stretch Boogie Rivera. Photos are copyright by Koi Sojer / PR Photos. Auti Angel at Auti Angel’s Birthday Celebration at RnB Live in Studio City on October 16, 2014. Photo is copyright by Koi Sojer / PR Photos.

2014 God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards Inside Pics

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We have added a set pictures from the event 2014 God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards. Guests included Hilary Rhoda, Vera Wang, Daria Strokous, Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Elettra Rosselini, Nicola Peltz, Carolyn Murphy, Anja Rubik, Halle Berry, Linda Carter, Blaine Trump, Bruce Weber, Bette Midler and Leslie Moonves. Photos are copyright by DC Photography / PRPhotos.com. Hilary Rhoda attending the 2014 God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards  at Spring Studios in New York City, NY, USA. Photo is copyright by DC Photography / PRPhotos.com.

Matthew McConaughey On Vanity, RomComs and Married Life

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“I am vain. I think vanity is a good thing. It’s done more good things for me than it has not.”- Matthew McConaughey On Vanity, RomComs and Married Life.“I had to get to the point where I saw it as more than just the thing to do,” McConaughey tells GQ of his marriage to wife Camila. “I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn’t want it to be a destination; the fun is that we’re on the adventure together. And look, some of it had to do with her putting it on me. It took her going, ‘C’mon, […]

Michael Keaton Earns Modern Master Award

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Michael Keaton is being honored at the coming Santa Barbara International Film Festival.Keaton joins past recipients including Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Dern, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Plummer and James Cameron.Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Michael Keaton with the Modern Master Award for the 30th anniversary edition of the Fest, which runs January 27 – February 7, 2015, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 […]

BravoTV’s series “Below Deck” Adrienne Gang Breaks Her Silence

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Last year, I was the chief stew of BravoTV’s new series “Below Deck,” the first reality show about luxury mega yachting and the crew that runs the boat. Like the name implies, the show was supposed to be about what happens “below deck” with the crew while everything up top is flowing seamlessly for the guests. And that’s what you saw on Season One.I wasn’t asked back for Season Two, despite a LOT of complaining from the show’s fans. But I did return for two episodes as a guest of a previous guest. She invited me to join her charter […]

Once Upon a Time in Sicily Private Showing Pics

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We have added a set pictures from the event ‘Once Upon a Time in Sicily’ Private Showing at Dolce & Gabbana in Beverly Hills. Guests included Kuba Ka, Tina Trozzo, Atmosphere, Princess Karen Cantrell and Raffles Van Exel. Photos are copyright by DavidJLevin Photography / PRPhotos.com. Kuba Ka, Tina Trozzo attend the “Once Upon a Time in Sicily” Private Showing at Dolce & Gabbana in Beverly Hills. Photo is copyright by DavidJLevin Photography / PRPhotos.com.

Art Hearts Fashion Spring/Summer 2015 Tumbler and Tipsy Runway Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event Art Hearts Fashion Spring/Summer 2015 Tumbler and Tipsy from the Runway. Photos are copyright by Winston Burris / PR Photos. Art Hearts Fashion Spring/Summer 2015 and the Tumbler and Tipsy Runway show at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, CA, USA. Photo is copyright by Winston Burris / PR Photos.   ***image1*** Model – Art Hearts Fashion Spring/Summer 2015 – Tumbler and Tipsy – Runway – Taglyan Cultural Complex – Hollywood, CA, USA Photo is copyright by Winston Burris / PR Photos

37th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival Closing Night Party Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event 37th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival Closing Night Party. Guests included Joe Carlomagno, Anna Makovchik, Laura Dern, Kiwi Time, David Coyle, Gordon Casey and Tanner Notch, Atmosphere, Jerred North and Neil Karstetter, Anna Makovchik and Yoga Shyp. Photos are copyright by Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos. Joe Carlomagno attending the 37th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival for the Closing Night Party at Maple Lawn Estate at the Elks Lodge in San Rafael, CA, USA. Photo is copyright by Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos.

Tinashe’s Aquarius Album Release Party Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event Tinashe’s ‘Aquarius’ Album Release Party at Tao Las Vegas on October 16, 2014. Photos are copyright by PRN / PRPhotos.com. Tinashe’s “Aquarius” Album Release Party at Tao Las Vegas on October 16, 2014 at Tao Las Vegas, Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Photo is copyright by PRN / PRPhotos.com.   Tinashe – Tinashe’s “Aquarius” Album Release Party at Tao Las Vegas on October 16, 2014 – Tao Las Vegas, Venetian Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA Photo is copyright by PRN / PRPhotos.com

Global Gift Gala 2014 Party at the Ocean Club Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event Global Gift Gala 2014 Party at the Ocean Club in Marbella. Guests included Eva Longoria, Jose Antonio Baston, Amoury Nolasco, Terrence Howard and Miranda Howard. Photos are copyright by Solarpix / PR Photos. Eva Longoria, Jose Antonio Baston attend the Global Gift Gala 2014 Party at the Ocean Club in Marbella. Photo is copyright by Solarpix / PR Photos.

2014 Hollywood Film Festival Opening Night Gala Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event 2014 Hollywood Film Festival – Opening Night Gala. Guests included Jason Carrion, Sharon Stone, Grace Kaufman, Andrea Bogart, Frankie Banali, Regina Russell and Justin Arana. Photosare copyright by Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com. Jason Carrion attending the 2014 Hollywood Film Festival for the Opening Night Gala at ArcLight Hollywood in Hollywood, CA, USA. Photo is copyright by Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival See No Evil 2 Premiere Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event 2014 Screamfest Horror Film Festival and the ‘See No Evil 2′ Premiere. Guests included Ashley Nunes, Todd Nunes and Jessica Cameron, Jen Soska, Glen ‘Kane’ Jacobs and Sylvia Soska, Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska, Danielle Harris, Sylvia Soska and Jen Soska, Jessica Cameron, Cathryn de Prume, Eric Elick, Jessica Cameron and Damon Rickard, Devanny Pinn, Glen ‘Kane’ Jacobs, Paula Lindberg, Teresa Parker and Dean England, Paula Lindberg and Sylvia Soska, Jonathan Scott Shensa and Jessica Cameron, Danielle Harris and Glen ‘Kane’ Jacobs, Lee Majdoub, Kaj – Erik Eriksen, Sylvia Soska and Danielle […]

After the Fall Premiere Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event 37th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival ‘After the Fall’ Premiere. Guests included Jason Isaacs, Saar Klein, Wes Bentley and Saar Klein, Wes Bentley, Wes Bentley and Jason Isaacs, Saar Klein and Wes Bentley. Photos are copyright by Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos. Jason Isaacs attends the 37th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival “After the Fall” Premiere at CineArts at Sequoia in Mill Valley, CA, USA. Photo is copyright by Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos.