Monday, June 30, 2014

True Blood: Eric & Jason Lock Lips

Want A Three Way?
Even though I spotted it as a dream sequence immediately at the opening of last night's episode of HBO's True Blood Jason Stackhouse's ( Ryan Kwanten) sex dream, which included one of the most passionate lip locks ever with vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) was blazing hot!

With all the explicit nudity and sex scenes on the show, which I do love, this kiss was amazingly off the hook!!!

I have kissed like this before and felt the passion between these two, kudos Kwanten and Skarsgard I took a cold shower after last nights episode.

Hey, I gave up on True Blood and did not watch last season, but as someone who liked it for the first three seasons I had to tune in again for it's final one.

If they keep this up to paraphrase a quote from the awesome movie Heathers:

"The show will give me shower-nozzle masturbation material for weeks"

Yippy Ki Yay!

Do Bad Things at:

Thank You Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato
Normally I do not do posts based on people's Tweets, however this is an awesome message that comes from a young woman who has been there done that.

While I can not name one Demi Lovato song or tell you what else she has done other than X Factor I do know who she is and am very aware of her past struggles, isn't the media grand that way?

Demi tweeted: "Sometimes I look back and wish I would've realized I never had to drink or use to have fun.. I laugh more sober than I ever did wasted." 

She recently told Seventeen magazine: "Since I went to treatment, there have been days when it's felt really easy, and I've felt great about where I am. But then I have moments when it's not. That's life. You can't just take your mind and your body into the shop and get it fixed. It doesn't come out repaired. It's not like a car. It takes time - pace yourself. Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be."

Thanks Demi for your courage and wisdom, I hope our paths cross one day.

Keep pace with Demi:

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dolly Parton Turns 100, 100 Million That Is

Dolly Celebrating 100 Million!!!
Yes, you heard correctly Ms. Dolly Parton has had more than 100 million album sales worldwide!!!

While attending the historic Glastonbury Music Festival, Dolly took time to speak to journalists before hitting the Pyramid stage in front of a crowd exceeding 100,000 music loving fans.  During Dolly’s press event, BBC2 Radio’s Lauren Laverne introduced CTK Management CEO and Dolly Records President Danny Nozell and Glastonbury owner Michael Eavis who made the special plaque presentation which commemorated her sales of 100 million albums worldwide.
“I’ve been so busy making records for the past several decades, I didn’t realize I had racked up so many sales.  What a great honor to know that I have so many fans that have supported me through the years.  Thanks to the RIAA for the acknowledgment and the plaque I feel very honored and proud," says Parton 

What do Dolly Parton and the Energizer Bunny have in common? They keep going and going and going...

Remember to always "Keep Calm and Dolly Parton"

Keep up with the unsinkable Dolly at:

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Paint A Rumor: Sharon Stone Attacks "Journalists"

Stone & Banderas: Seriously Does This Look Like Two People Dating?!
"I find this salacious, unkind, unfounded reporting to be the typical pretense of what passes as 'journalism' today." - Sharon Stone addressing the rumors she and Antonio Banderas are dating

Here, here Ms. Stone I completely agree with the above statement. As a journalist I do not want to remotely be thought of as a hack or someone who does not know the facts before they shoot their keyboard off.

When I first saw this item that Banderas and Stone were involved via a post by a "journalist" on my Facebook home page, while I do not purport to know either personally, I was suspect enough of it not to post it here on Entertain Me.

"Antonio is a brother to me, and Melanie (Griffith) has been with me for each and every birth of my three children, They are my family" Sharon told the Daily Mail.

The photos of them taken together at the Cannes Film Festival, like the one above, do not show any signs of flirtation or romance. They look like two good friends who have an affection for one another. All you would have to do is look at them for proof that this rumor is false.

Yes, they do look amazing together as beautiful people usually do and let's hear it for both them proving over fifty is hot, hot, hot and leave it at that. 

Dear fellow "journalist" if you insist on still calling yourself that, who posted this via Facebook, please stop giving other people in the field a bad name and check yourself, before you wreck it for the rest of us who report responsibly. 

Thank you. 

Michael Shinafelt has left the building.

Sharon Stone on IMDB:

Antonio Banderas On IMDB:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Chillaxin With Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall Chillaxin
Photo: Emory Hall
Chill dude, Trevor Hall is an accomplished musician. His music with it's eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. His latest album Chapter of the Forest reflects all of the above and's chillaxin time with Trevor Hall!

MS: Hey Trevor how are you?

TH: I'm good, thanks.

MS: I was listening to your latest album Chapter of the Forest right before you called, I liked that listening to it was like taking a journey, you start one place and end up another.

TH: Thank you, thanks so much.

MS: Your music is very spiritual and a mixture of rock, folk, pop and world music.

TH: Right, right. I had to disguise the world music with more popular forms of music so that people would understand the message better.

MS: You took off on a pilgrimage to India right after a successful run in music, what made you want to do that?

TH: Well I've been traveling to India for, seven years. I got burnt out and needed to get my strength back and India is that place, I just took a long time off and went there for about three and a half months or so. It was out of a need to connect again and get my spiritual strength back and physical strength, so I went on a retreat, no phones, no E-mails, nothing like that.

My healing started to happen and when I came back I really started writing a lot of the songs for Chapter of the Forest. 

MS: You met your wife in India and got engaged to her. Did you meet her on this pilgrimage or before that?

TH: I met her in India the year before. Then when we went back in 2013 I proposed to her then in the same place where we met. 

MS: How cool! Being a spiritual person are you into yoga by any chance?

TH: Not really a lot of Hatha Yoga, what people call yoga today in the West. There are actually many, many limbs of yoga, so I practice kind of different things. I probably should be doing yoga more because my back is tight after being on the tour bus. (laughs) The tour is actually really amazing that were on right now, Michael Franti is super into yoga so before every show during the day they have a huge yoga class for all of the musicians. So if I wanted to get healthy this is the tour to do it! (laughs)

MS: So how is the tour going?

TH: It's going great, last night we were at San Diego State University it was such a nice time because there were so many wonderful bands on the bill. Also I am traveling with a super fun group of guys, it's just a really nice time. Sometimes tours, ya know, you don't know who you are traveling with, they play a different style music and they clash or something, but on this one everyone is like a big ole family it's been really enjoyable.

MS: Tell me a little bit about the inspiration for Chapter of the Forest, something other than your pilgrimage to India.

                                                           "Chapter of the Forest"
TH: Chapter of the Forest is the meditation I did and it's about going back inside. The forest for me is a mystical place for solitude and silence. Obviously I believe in the external forest, but I also believe that all these sacred landscapes are also inside our own body. Chapter of the Forest in our hearts or in our mind is that place of stillness, meditation , reflection and rejuvenation type of thing. I'm really influenced by the Indian Saints, one of the Saints says that you can't live in the world continuously or else you'll drown. From time to time you have to retreat in solitude. Whether that be the corner of a room for an hour, or a forest for a month or a year. 

I took that really literally and said: "Stop I'm burnt out" and went up into the forests of Vermont and Maine with my wife and just really tried to slow down. As that happened after a while I started picking up my guitar, not because I had to but because I wanted to, I love music and that was the feeling I was trying to get again after being so burnt out, it became just a job for me at some point. That's when Chapter of the Forest really started to come to life and as that was happening all the experiences I had, had in other forests all over the world, like India and Nepal, these memories started to resurface and give me inspiration and that's where a little of the Indian element came from on the album. 

But I really wanted to do something rootsy and raw, and not be chasing that number one single. Something that was really pure and from my heart, that's what this album is all about. 

MS: I completely get it, it can become disheartening when you are creating for the sole purpose of making money.

TH: Yeah.

MS: Make yourself happy first, that's the most important thing I think.

TH: Right, right, I agree.

MS: Here's something random, when I did a Google search of your name a meme came up with Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka saying: "You test drove Trevor Hall, tell me about his triangle"
do you know what that means? (laughs)

TH: Tell me about his triangle? I have no idea what that means (laughs) Yeah I have no idea what that could mean. 

MS: Thanks Trevor, have fun on the rest of your tour.

TH: Thanks man.

Join Trevor in the forest at:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pentatonix Are: Pitch Perfect 2

PTX: Their Pitch Is Perfect, 2
I guess the first Pitch Perfect was a hit, well that's cool because Entertain Me favorites, Pentatonix aka PTX are now in the sequel! Alright all you PTX fans raise your lighters in the dark! Oh and it's called Pitch Perfect 2, the best surprise is no surprise. 
Pentatonix, in case you have been living under a rock are the five-person ensemble that rose to fame after winning the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, will play a rival group to the Barden Bellas, the collegiate acappella singers at the center of the sequel, hitting theaters in 2015
Tell me more, tell me more, like do you have a falsetto? “We’re wearing some pretty interesting things,” teases PTX's Scott Hoying. “You can definitely tell it’s the five of us, but what we’re wearing and who we’re portraying is definitely not Pentatonix.” 
Pitch Perfect 2 finds the original BellasAnna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and others—returning for another year at Barden University, where they’re ushering a new crew of members into the national-winning group. Expect the five members of Pentatonix to offer threatening competition to the Bellas’ well-oiled machine.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Go Bangin' Rackettes With Clairy Browne



Currently on U.S. Summer Tour through October 1st

Get your Rackettes on with the Bangin' Clairy Browne!!!

Australian sensations CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES have just premiered their new video “Jenny” on  “Jenny” is the new single from the band’s upcoming EP LOVE CLIQUES to be released on August 5th.  The four track EP will be available digitally, and a limited edition 10" vinyl version will be available at retail locations exclusively via AEC (Alliance Entertainment Corporation).  

LOVE CLIQUES is in follow up to the band’s highly acclaimed U.S. Vanguard debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS which featured the internationally successful single “Love Letter.”  

Praised by NPR who described their sound as “Rich In harmony…. a little bit of soul fused with blues, doo-wop, jazz and R&B,” Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes returned to the U.S. this past weekend kicking off their national cross country tour on Saturday, June 21st headlining at the Summer Fest in Ann Arbor, MI. On June 28ththe nine piece Australian band will bring their unique indie soul to the Vino Fest inWashington, DC; On June 29th they’ll perform on The Jewel for a Rocks Off Boat Cruise and on July 17, 18 & 19th, the band returns for their third residency at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. Following their U.S. tour which wraps at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on October 1st, the band will remain in the States to begin recording their follow-up album, due for release in 2015 on Vanguard Records.


It's Hard Out There For A Rackette


2014-06-25     Columbus OH - The Basement
2014-06-26     Pittsburgh, PA – The Club @ Stage AE
2014-06-27     Bordentown, NJ – The Record Collector
2014-06-28     Washington, DC – Vino Fest
2014-06-29     New York, NY – Jewel Boat Cruise
2014-07-17     Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan
2014-07-18     Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan
2014-07-19     Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan
2014-07-22     Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
2014-07-24     Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
2014-07-25     Austin, TX – The Belmont
2014-07-26     Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Café & Bar
2014-07-27     Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
2014-07-29     Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
2014-07-31     New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
2014-08-01     Shreveport, LA – Strange Brew
2014-08-02     Monroe, LA – Live Oaks
2014-08-04     Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
2014-08-05     Atlanta, GA – The Earl
2014-08-07     Miami, FL – Bardot
2014-08-08     Orlando, FL – Bombshell’s Tavern
2014-08-11     Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Café & Music Hall
2014-08-13     Boston, MA – The Sinclair
2014-08-14     Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
2014-08-16     Toronto, ON, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern
2014-08-17     Rochester, NY – California Brew Haus
2014-08-20     Hamden, CT – The Space
2014-08-22     New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
2014-08-28     Providence, RI – Fete Lounge
2014-08-29     Northampton, MA – Iron Horse
2014-09-01     Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
2014-09-06     St. Louis, MO – Firebird
2014-09-07     Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
2014-09-08     The Blue Note – Columbia MO
2014-09-09     Vanguard Music Hall – Tulsa OK
2014-09-11     Oklahoma City, OK – ACM @ UCO Theatre
2014-09-13     Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
2014-09-14     Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
2014-09-16     Doug Fir Lounge – Portland OR
2014-09-18     San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
2014-09-20     Reno, NV – Cargo
2014-09-25     San Diego, CA – Casbah
2014-10-01     Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

Monday, June 23, 2014

Yes, Hayden Panettiere, There Is A Stork

Hayden Panetierre & Wladimir Klitschko 
Hayden Panettiere who plays my favorite character on Nashville Juliette Barnes is pregnant in public, OMG! although she has not verbally addressed the impending bundle of joy via the media, the bump in her midriff says it all.
The petite actress flashed her burgeoning belly while strolling the streets of Porto Cerve, Italy, with her fiancé, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Hayden modeled a midriff-baring top and matching pants, soon to be all the rage for the petite and pregnant that will be sold at a Target near you. OK, kidding, or am I?

Ms. Panettiere said to Glamour Magazine recently: 
"I've lived a very big life, and I don't feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother. Sometimes people speak about [having kids] like, 'Your life ends—you're never going to be able to do anything again!' And I'm like, 'What are you talking about?' Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there's nothing that I feel like I can't accomplish while having children in my life."
She also joked about what a child with Klitschko might look like on The Ellen Degeneres Show: "He's got bowlegs and I've got knocked knees, so they're going to have straight legs." 

Congratulations Hayden & Cheers!

Hayden Panettiere on IMDB:
Wladimir Klitschko on the Net:

Grab An O.A.R. And Start A Revolution


Are you ready for a revolution? 

The Rockville LP, O.A.R.’s eighth studio album makes its debut at #13 on the Billboard Top 200.  The album also makes a solid impact coming in at #1 on the Independent Albums chart, #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart and #7 on the 

Current Digital Albums chart. Upon its release on June 10thThe Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart. O.A.R. has been riding high propelled by the success of their hit single, “Peace,” which hit #1 this week on the iTunes Rock Singles chart coupled with television performances on The Today Show, Conan, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and a national tour. 

O.A.R. is currently in the midst of a 24-city co-headlining tour with Phillip Phillips, which kicked off in St. Louis on June 12 and wraps up in Atlanta on July 26. Cleveland’s Plain Dealer newspaper called O.A.R. “visionary,” in a recent feature in advance of their show this Friday at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

For every ticket sold on the tour, O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips are donating $1 to Habitat for Humanity. The tour will also host online auctions for a VIP experience in each city, including two premium tickets and an opportunity to meet with the artists. Proceeds from the auctions will go to directly local Habitat affiliates.

Watch O.A.R. & P.S. 22 Chorus performance of “Peace” here: PS 22 PERFORMANCE

Since their formation in 1996, O.A.R. (singer Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist Jerry DePizzo) has logged millions of miles on the road and released eight studio albums, spawning such hit singles as “Shattered” “Heaven” and “Love and Memories” in addition to their current hit, “Peace.”  The band is renowned for their incredible live shows and sell-out performances at massive venues such as Red Rocks and Madison Square Garden. 


DATE                           CITY                            VENUE

6/18/14WedPittsburgh, PAStage AE
6/20/14FriCleveland, OHJacobs Pavilion at Nautica
6/21/14SatChicago, ILFirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
6/22/14SunSterling Heights, MIFreedom Hill Amphitheatre
6/27/14FriIndianapolis, INFarm Bureau Ins. Lawn at White River (O.A.R. only)
6/28/14SatCincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
6/29/14SunMilwaukee, WISummerfest (O.A.R. only)
7/2/14WedLewiston, NYArt Park
7/5/14SatGilford, NHMeadowbrook
7/6/14SunMashantucket, CTFoxwoods Resort Casino
7/10/14ThuBoston, MABlue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/11/14FriWantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/12/14SatHolmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
7/13/14SunRaleigh, NCRed Hat Amphitheater
7/16/14WedCharlotte, NCUptown Amphitheatre at the NC Music Factory
7/18/14FriPhiladelphia, PAFestival Pier at Penn's Landing
7/19/14SatColumbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
7/20/14SunPortsmouth, VAnTelos Wireless Pavilion
7/24/14ThuGlen Allen, VAInnsbrook After Hours
7/25/14FriCharleston, SCFamily Circle Magazine Stadium
7/26/14SatAtlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre

Start a revolution at:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

An Ode To Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter
For those of you who think Ms. Helena Bonham Carter only has a career because of her partner Tim Burton, that just proves how Mother F#cking young you are!

She has been around for a while and has had a quite successful acting career long before that.

I first remember seeing the amazingly talented Helena in the great film "A Room With A View" if you don't know it, check it, with my friend Jennifer DiMartino of the "Americana With Twisted Roots" band, The Drews, she is a fellow Helena fan, FYI.

Not to mention the lovely film "Howard's End" and one of my all time favorites "Fight

Helena's career has been a unique one, she has always marched to the beat of her own drummer and ALWAYS let her freak flag fly!

Here is what she has to say about why she does not have a stylist:
"I've had a stylist once or twice, but it doesn't really work out because basically, I don't like being told what to wear. I don't like being told what to do, so there's no point. A lot of people suggest that I should."
Keep on bucking the trends and keep being you Helena, we will always love ya!



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hollywood Walk Of Fame 2015 Honorees Announce


Life is a mystery everyone must stand alone - Madonna "Like A Prayer"

Yep, this quote pretty much sums up the 2015 honorees on Hollywood's beloved Walk of Fame.

A few not, all of my personal favorites, Julianna Margulies, Snoopy, Pharrell Williams and Ennio Morricone. I don't want to slam anyone but really, Jennifer Garner?!

Anyway love them or think they don't deserve one, here is the 2015 list, people!

A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 16, 2014 and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is excited to announce the Class of 2015 Star Honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry, and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the Hollywood community and fans from around the world who visit Hollywood every year,” stated Maureen Schultz, Chair of the Walk of Fame selection committee for 2014-2015. “We look forward to welcoming all our new honorees to one of the most popular tourist attractions in California.”

Walk of Fame Chair Schultz along with Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler announced the new selections to the world on Thursday, June 18, 2014 on the official website

The Hollywood Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2015 are:

MOTION PICTURES: Raymond Chandler (posthumous), Eugenio Derbez, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Bob Kane (posthumous), Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd, Snoopy, Melissa McCarthy and Christoph Waltz

TELEVISION: James L. Brooks, Ken Ehrlich, Bobby Flay, Seth MacFarlane, Julianna Margulies, Chris O’Donnell, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Kelly Ripa and Sofia Vergara.

RECORDING: Lukasz ‘Dr. Luke’ Gottwald, Kool & The Gang, Pitbull, Al Schmitt and Pharrell Williams.

RADIO: Larry Elder.

LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Kristin Chenoweth, Dick Gregory and Ennio Morricone.

The Hollywood Chamber and the Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the new honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these stars. Recipients have five years to schedule star ceremonies from date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced ten days prior to dedication on official website and via social media.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPCOMING STAR CEREMONIES:, Hollywood Walk of Fame on Facebook or follow on twitter @WOFstargirl

Hitch A Ride With Marilyn Monroe

The Traveling Marilyn Monroe Statue
Photo: Michael Shinafelt
As anyone who knows me knows, I am a big Marilyn Monroe fan, which should come as no major surprise to those of you who may have just found out this information.

Here is a piece I did on this blog when My Week With Marilyn came out:

So in honor of that I am posting some rare photos of one of my favorite actresses that are part of a traveling pop up exhibit. Also included at the top of this article is the photo I took of the traveling MM statue in Palm Springs, CA when I was there this past February, hey I may not have gotten to shoot the real thing but it was good enough for this fan. 

Marilyn frequently let crew members  photograph her on set when the cameras weren't rolling, to calm her nerves. 
Here, is a sneak peek at the lost photos of Marilyn Monroe, being showcased this month in a traveling exhibition curated by Pierre Vudrag.

Marilyn on the set of one of my favorites "Niagara"
Photo: Allan "Whitey" Snyder

Marilyn Posing for an Ad for Lawn Furniture
Photo: Mischa Pelz
One of My Personal Favorites from the Exhibit Circa 1952
Photo: Lani Carlson 

Hope you enjoyed this preview of some great images of one of the most amazing stars to ever grace the silver screen, I know I did.

Marilyn on IMDB:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lions, Tigers & Trevor Hall, Oh My!

Yep, Trevor Is King



Trevor Hall is King of the Forest...

Singer songwriter Trevor Hall surprised his fans with the sudden release of his new 12-track album Chapter of the Forest. The album, which debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and #17 on the iTunes Overall Albums chart, is available now via iTunes and the Vanguard Records store. Hall posted the announcement yesterday morning via Facebook with the following note: “Dear Villagers, IN FULLNESS OF HEART, I know a lot of y’all have been asking when the new album comes out.  Just wanted to let you know that it comes out……TOMORROW!" 

The 12 songs on Chapter of the Forest were born during a yearlong sabbatical where Hall returned to his beloved India, Nepal, Vermont, and Maine, and spent that time in deep reflection and spiritual connection embracing life-altering events. Hall explains in his own words, “This album is inspired by simplicity, by the roots of life, and by the beauty that one finds in solitude and in nature.  I am more excited than ever before due to the fact that this is the first record that I have done entirely on my own…purely from the heart.”  

Listen to “WISH MAN” here:

Beginning this Thursday, June 19th, Trevor Hall will join the line-up with Michael Franti’s Soulshine Summer 2014 tour hitting 30+outdoor amphitheaters across the country. In the fall, Hall will embark on a headlining tour in support of Chapter of the Forest.

06-19       Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl w/ Michael Franti
06-20       Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre w/ Michael Franti
06-21       Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre w/ Michael Franti
06-22       Tahoe, NV – Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena w/ Michael Franti
06-24       Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
06-26       Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater w/ Michael Franti
06-27       Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park w/ Michael Franti
06-28       Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater w/ Michael Franti
06-29       Troutdale, OR – Edgefield w/ Michael Franti
07-01       Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewery w/ Michael Franti
07-02       Ketchum, ID – Sun Valley Center w/ Michael Franti
07-03       Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater w/ Michael Franti
07-05       Santa Fe, NM – The Downs at Santa Fe w/ Michael Franti
07-08       Kansas City, MO – Crossroads w/ Michael Franti
07-10       Chicago, IL – First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island w/ Michael Franti
07-12       Des Moines, IA – Simon Estes Amphitheater w/ Michael Franti
07-13       Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River St Park w/ Michael Franti
07-15       Toronto, ON – Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheater w/ Michael Franti
07-17       Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage w/ Michael Franti
07-18       Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion w/ Michael Franti
07-19       Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion w/ Michael Franti
07-21       New York, NY – Pier 97 w/ Michael Franti
07-22       Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann Center w/ Michael Franti
07-25       Wilmington, NC – Battleship Park w/ Michael Franti
07-26       Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Pavilion w/ Michael Franti
07-27       Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheater at The Music Factory w/ Michael Franti
07-29       Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater w/ Michael Franti
07-30       St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater w/ Michael Franti
08-01       Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park w/ Michael Franti
08-02       Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel w/ Michael Franti

Into the woods with Trevor:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Huston Huddleston Invades Hollywood

A spaceship is landing in Hollywood, CA, estimated time of arrival 2015, it's The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum which recently met it's start up goal and then some with a Kickstarter campaign.

Their Mission:  The mission of New Starship Foundation and the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum is to inspire people of all ages and nationalities with an uplifting vision of the future found in science fiction media, art and literature by teaching Real Science through Science Fiction, including technology, ecology, engineering, computers, robotics, math, medicine, space travel and all aspects of filmmaking through fun, interactive exhibits and programs.

Here to tell us more about this alien invasion is the CEO of the museum, give a great big "Live Long And Prosper" to Huston Huddleston!

MS: Huston tell us what inspired your alien invasion of Hollywood.

HH: One thing lead to another. It started because I saved the Enterprise Bridge (from Star Trek) that was a display tour set that was made for Paramount in the late 90's. I did a Kickstarter, I got a bunch of people associated with Star Trek to support me then we got to a point where A) We didn't have enough money to complete the restoration B) We didn't have a place to set it up, where would we store it? The biggest problem I had with the companies I was approaching for donations was that none of them cared specifically about the bridge itself, they weren't Star Trek fans, which is understandable. We needed to create a bigger picture, there is no exclusive science fiction museum anywhere in the world, and certainly none in Hollywood. So we are creating our own, it was the only logical conclusion. 

MS: So, what is going to set your museum apart from others?

HH: Our museum will be so universal, and so exciting it will have the fun of a theme park inside of a museum. I think we will get the numbers of people coming, and hopefully break records as far as museums go.

MS: It would be so dry otherwise.

HH: We are making it fun which is something museums normally don't do. 

MS: You also have fantasy and horror along with the science fiction.

HH: Some people actually complained to us that Herbie The Love Bug and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang can't be in the museum because it is a science fiction museum not a science fantasy museum and I'm like: "Why the Hell not?" The joy that people will get from seeing these will be way overcome by the people who are complaining about them.

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MS: Hey Huston, time for some fun! I picked five random sci-fi, fantasy TV and Movie titles and want you to say what comes to mind, ready.

HH: Sure, let's go.

MS: Planet of the Apes

HH: Pivotal film. Rod Serling wrote the screenplay, that's why it had so much apocalyptic insight. The film was unique and a major watermark.

MS: Bionic Woman

HH: Kenneth Johnson (creator of the show) has been supportive of our museum. That show is the first female superhero who wasn't treated campy, and could actually be a woman and not a cartoon character. She could be soft and feminine and kick butt! It was ground breaking.

MS: X-Men

HH: Stan Lee is a huge hero of mine. As far as the film it was one of the first to treat the situation as 100% real. X-Men brought the superhero movie to a whole new level of realism and the series just keeps getting better and better, and you have the integrity of some amazing actors and a director.

MS: Labyrinth 

HH: It's unique, it's a musical. David Bowie is a very underrated actor, I wished he'd do more. Jennifer Connelly is beautiful. I think it was Jim Henson's way of making something more mainstream since Dark Crystal didn't do well, he took the technology and made it more commercial.

MS: Star Trek

HH: Never heard of it (laughs) It was a groundbreaking TV Show, in too many ways to even mention. It has single handily inspired more astronauts and scientists I think than any entity. Every NASA person I have met says Star Trek is the show that inspired them.

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