Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Duran Duran @ Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Stage Pre-Show
The opportunity presented itself last night for me to attend a live, intimate performance by Duran Duran on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood (Thanks James Rieker) so of course I jumped on it!

It was fun to take a trip down nostalgia lane, hey all of their female groupies (and male ones) are now in their forties. Anyway the guys put on a great show and they all must have a portrait in the attic as they looked amazing!

They also performed two of their biggest hits: Hungry Like The Wolf and my personal favorite DD song Save A Prayer.

So no more prattling feast your eyes on photos I shot from the evening.

Happy Hump Day!

Jon Taylor Hits The Bass
Warning: Warm Up Comedian Stage Left
The Female Back-Up Singers Were Great!

Simon Says, We Listen

Get live with Jimmy Kimmel at:

Make Beautiful music with Duran Duran at:  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Go Into The Judith Light, Danny Pintauro

Judith Light & Danny Pintauro
OK, first off excuse me, I can be a tad irreverent, on second thought, yeah, a lot! That being stated no one in the world could have a better friend an ally than Judith Light.

The LGBTQ community is one lucky bitch for having this awesome woman embrace them. 

Now starring on the show Transparent (with my buddy Ian Harvie) Judith had this to say about Danny Pintauro's recent coming out as HIV +“I am so proud of him,” she lovingly says  “He’s talking about being HIV positive. He is being incredibly proactive. He now has a wonderful husband named Wil. He’s giving a different face to what is still a disease that has not been handled.”

I used to run into Judith every month where I went for a waxing, yeah I used to wax, not anymore, she went there for skin care. She was always so kind and loving, she is freaking awesome!

We as a community of people appreciate your support Ms. Light. Thank You!

Keep the dialogue flowing via Twitter.

With Danny: 

With Judith

Monday, September 28, 2015

This Just In..."Fashion Police"

Thanks to my friend and publicist extraordinaire Ken Phillips I got a scoop for you!

Tonight Fashion Police will be deputizing Loni Love & Johnny Weir - Yep tonight's show will have double the gay and three times the sass!

Melissa Rivers is going to have her hands full tune in at 8 on E! you won't want to miss what goes down in the name of style!

Keep up on the latest "Fashion" at:   

Have A Gwen Stefani Monday

Work It!
Gwen Stefani

Sometimes I post things for no other reason than it made me smile. Well that's what happened when I saw this photo of Gwen Stefani with a heart on her shirt, no sleeves, out and about in Los Angeles.

The coach on The Voice never looks bad from casual to glamour, Gwen always pulls it off.

Of course being beautiful does help too, but Stefani has an uncanny precision in the area of fashion and how to work it.

So have yourself a Gwen Stefani Monday and smile everyone!

No Doubt you will.

Get Your Inner Gwen on at:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Love Will Keep Us Together

The Look of Love
George & Amal Clooney
While I am not in the habit of doing this in general, I feel strangely compelled during another day of over the top heat in Los Angeles to wish George and Amal Clooney a Happy One Year Anniversary !

Yeah, you remember it was the gasp heard round the world when perpetual Hollywood bachelor, George Clooney married the then Amal Alamuddin. Not only is she beautiful she is also a very accomplished Human Rights Lawyer.

So go figure when Barbara Walters interviewed Mrs. Clooney as her most intriguing person of the year all she could babble on about was how she nabbed her husband. Barbara really, retire completely not just from The View, please.

Not only are these two a media outlets wet dream of a couple, more importantly they seem like the perfect fit and in a year where an exodus of couples splitting has been a weekly occurrence it is nice to see two people who look like they were meant for each other.

Happy Sunday peeps!

Learn more about the amazing Amal at:

Georgie on IMDB:

Saturday, September 26, 2015

FYI: Margaret Cho Has A "Fat Pussy"

psyCHO! Margaret Cho is
On The Loose!
There is no I in team, but there is certainly a Cho in psyCHO, is the name of the incomparable Margaret Cho's current comedy tour which aired on Showtime last night. She is still slaying us in innumerable ways beyond the stage and her Showtime special.

Wanna know what's up with Mommy? Check out Margaret's interview with her about, golfing of all things here:

On being a rape survivor, well you know she don't hold back:

Oh, and she continue's her role as Deputy on Fashion Police, good riddance Kathy Griffin, hope the door hit you on the way out!

But there is one thing you might not have known about Margaret, that she wants you to. "Yes" she has a Fat Pussy and let's it all hang out in her latest music video...lick it up!

See You November 14, 2015 at The Wiltern Margaret!

Two, Four, Six, Eight! Who Do We Appreciate? Margaret Cho at:

Friday, September 25, 2015

Leah Remini Is A "Troublemaker"

Leah Remini
Telling All!
One of my favorite sassy broads is Leah Remini. She was, to me the only reason to watch King of Queens, sorry, no not sorry Kevin James.

I have always admired her chutzpah and the fact that she is packing large, larger than most men I know.

Especially when she left the "religion" you dare not speak out of turn about, Scientology in 2013.

Well here she comes with a tell all about her experience with them. Aptly titled: Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology published by Random House.

In a statement about the book the publisher says: "In Troublemaker, Remini, best known as the star of the popular long-running sitcom King of Queens, will detail for the first time her life growing-up in the Church of Scientology and her rise to fame in Hollywood."

"Indoctrinated into the church as a child while living with her mother and sister in New York, Remini eventually moved to Los Angeles, where her dreams of becoming an actress and advancing Scientology's causes grew increasingly intertwined. But when she began to raise questions about some of the church's actions, she found herself a target, which led to her—and her family's—break from the church"

"Bold, brash, and bravely confessional, Troublemaker chronicles Leah Remini's remarkable journey toward emotional and spiritual freedom, both for herself and for her family. "

Juicy! I can't wait!

"Troublemaker" tells all November 3rd.

Leah Rules! at:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mowed Over: Scream Queens

I Will Survive!
Nick Jonas & Ariana Grande 
In tribute to Deaf Taylor Swift's passing in the series premiere of Scream Queens, first off let me say I am mowed over by it! Yes, death by lawnmower blows, but it was one of the highlights from the two hour debut of mayhem, murder and things that are politically incorrect.

Hey I loved the show and will be watching as the rest of the evil unfolds.

Want a few updates tied to the premiere? Well as we saw Nick Jonas who plays the token gay, Boone was offed by that gender neutral Devil killer. But in a twist of fate we saw at the end he was indeed alive and will live to pop a boner again with Chad (Glen Powell) - Since he has clearly sold his soul to the Devil in disguise, perhaps there is a more insidious agenda going on.

The yummy Nick has this to say about it “I can tell you that he is a part of the team of people involved in this master revenge plan, His history with it goes very, very deep.” 

That's Hot!

Bad news for those of you, like me, thought Ariana Grande was going to be like Drew Barrymore was in Scream and have a really great memorable (not to mention hilarious) death scene and be done. 

According to co-creator Ryan Murphy“She comes back I believe in episode 6 and maybe more. She’s recurring definitely. Everyone thinks she’s gone but she’s not gone. We’re just not sure how exactly she’s returning." Really?! “I wouldn’t say ghost. Nothing you think is happening is happening on the show. You think some people are dead — they’re not dead.”

Well OK, I for one am not a fan of this, but hey, you never know, it MIGHT work. 

PS, Jamie Lee Curtis, of course kills in this! Hey at this point in the show, you never know this could end up being a literal statement...

Wave Your Hands in the Air and "Scream" like you just don't care at:   

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Aiden Leslie Just Goes

Billboard charting Singer/Songwriter Aiden Leslie took some time to slow down recently and chat with Entertain Me about his latest single I Just Go.

As you can well imagine other things came up during the conversation as well, but you are going to have to keep calm and read on to find out what those might let's do it Aiden!

AL: When was the last time we spoke? We have done an interview before.

MS: Yes, it was for "Worlds Away" (laughs) that's why I thought it would be fun to do it again!

AL: That is so crazy! That was like, five years ago! It feels like it was just yesterday, but it's been five years, that's crazy!

MS: It's longer than I thought it was.

AL: It's half a decade! (both laugh)

MS: Pride season just passed, did you perform a lot during it?
Photo: Rick Day

AL: Yeah, I got to get around (laughs) Getting out there is always good. I just put "I Just Go" out. I feel really proud of the whole release of that single. Everyone on my team did a really good job of getting it out there. Artistically I am very proud of the work we did. That's always an important thing to do and to feel, especially in today's music climate. If you are proud of it and happy with it that's what really matters.

MS: That's how I feel about it too.

AL: We live in this fifteen second world. Where you have to get your message out in a very quick time frame, via Instagram or anything like that. People don't have the attention spans that they once had, because of the world we live in everything is so quick. So you see people putting out an album and not everybody really catches it because it is too much for people to take in, you know what I mean?

MS: Yes, when I was a kid I was an avid reader, now it's a lot for me to read a book. My attention span has diminished with the times.

AL: Right. There are pluses and minuses to the world we live in. There are so many benefits to technology, but on the flip side, do we really stop and savor much anymore? Like Madonna she puts out twenty-five tracks on an album because she has to get so much material out there in a short amount of time. Normally people would only do, like, twelve to thirteen tracks.

MS: My favorite track off of "Rebel Heart" is "Ghosttown."

AL: Oh My God! This is the funny thing. Reports on the tour which just kicked off is that she's not even performing it right now. It's pretty insane it got the most attention and it's the best song on the album! It's so well written, it's more like her old stuff. It's something Miley or Beyonce' would sing. It's really contemporary, I love that song!

MS: Speaking of contemporary, "I Just Go" really is. The video has gotten some great comments on YouTube.

AL: Yes, yeah...when we really sat down to think about how we were going to do it, there were a lot of different concepts. I really wanted to do something very cinematic and emotional with the video. The waves and running through the waves was this whole thing for me.  It was like fighting both worlds trying to break out of one and go to the other. "I Just Go" is such a personal song. It's about doing the one thing over and over again and expecting a different result. That is the definition of insanity! (laughs) It's a universal theme of repeating and repeating something that is going to change, but it does not often change. It was written at a really dark time in my life when I was really hanging out with the wrong crowd and doing a lot of not good things, very unhealthy things. It caught up to me and I couldn't get out of it, it was like a hamster wheel. I was always trying to find my way in circumstances that weren't going to happen for me. It was about picking the wrong guys and picking the wrong situation. I think that is something we can all identify with.

MS: Definitely.

AL: We all go through that. The goal is to try and make the right choices. One of the lyrics in the song is "running down this path searching with my eyes closed searching for the truth." Running down a path, but you've got your eyes closed and refuse to see what is in front of you. You don't want to see it, it's always the struggle of trying to do the right thing. Like the the lyric says "I could care, but I just go." You keep doing the same thing over and over again until you finally learn, like Maya Angelou said: "Lessons are repeated, until they are learned." - when you know better you'll do better.

MS: By the way, I meant to say this earlier, I think the reason it doesn't seem like five years since we have spoke is because we have communicated through Facebook and Twitter.

AL: Yes! That's why! (both laugh) You see each other on Facebook and say "Hi" you don't even realize it. That's what I was talking about earlier it's a crazy world we live in. We're all connected, but then again we're not connected.

MS: It can be a little odd.

AL: Let's not make it so long since we actually speak next time!

"Just Go" with Aiden at:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Chris Issak Takes Wall Street

      No More "Wicked Games" for Chris Isaak, It's nighttime that rates first for this crooner...                                 
Chris Isaak’s new album FIRST COMES THE NIGHT, his first recording of all original songs in over six years, is available for pre-order beginning today. Fans can stream the title track which premiered exclusively via the Wall Street Journal.

FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon in two configurations – a standard version and a deluxe edition which includes five additional songs and an expanded booklet with added photos and illustrations. With each order, fans receive an instant download of the song “First Comes The Night.”

FIRST COMES THE NIGHT, produced by Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell) and longtime Isaak collaborator Mark Needham, will be released on Vanguard Records on November 13th. Recorded primarily in Nashville and Los Angeles, FIRST COMES THE NIGHT with 12 new songs, is Isaak’s 13th studio album. A second configuration – a deluxe version with five additional cuts – will be released simultaneously.  FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is the follow up release to Isaak’s critically acclaimed 2011 BEYOND THE SUN, his breathtaking tribute album to Sun Records, Sam Phillips, and the visionary artists who helped shape the early sounds of rock n’ roll.

“There was no mission for this album other than to follow the songs, and in terms of songwriting, the floodgates really opened this time," Chris Isaak explains. "My last release was Beyond The Sun -- my tribute to Sun Records with a lot of covers -- so this time around I had a lot of new material that I was thrilled to record."

FIRST COMES THE NIGHT fittingly represents a number of firsts for Chris Isaak, who recently signed on to become a judge on the new season of X Factor Australia. As for FIRST COMES THE NIGHT, this is the first time that Isaak has written and recorded so much in Nashville, Tennessee. He recently spoke with USA Today about the experience.

With a stellar reputation as one of the best and funniest live performers out there, Isaak is a non-stop touring, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actor and talk show host. His vocal style has garnered enormous acclaim and his songs have been featured in numerous films including “Blue Velvet”, “Married to the Mob” and “Wild at Heart.”  His vast repertoire of long running hits include “Wicked Game,” “Forever Blue,” “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.” He has appeared on many TV shows – most recently “Hot in Cleveland”, has acted in several films and starred in Showtime’s The Chris Isaak Show and the Chris Isaak Hour on the Biography Channel.

First Comes The Night
Please Don’t Call
Perfect Lover
Down in Flames
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Kiss Me Like A Stranger
Dry Your Eyes
Don’t Break My Heart
Running Down the Road
The Way Things Really Are
Bonus Tracks:
Some Days are Harder Than The Rest
Keep Hanging On
Every Night I Miss You More
The Girl That Broke My Heart
Love The Way You Kiss Me

Saturday, September 19, 2015

"Life Is Like A Jackie Collins Novel"

"Life is like a Jackie Collins novel" - Michael Shinafelt

This startling revelation caught me by surprise somewhere back in 2010 when I was dating an actor half my age and juggling both our schedules and different friends and careers, mine being of course a writer, actor etc...So I immediately posted my momentary genius on my Facebook page and took it to Twitter!

After having been in Hollywood for 20 plus years it hit me like a bolt of lightning at that point and time in my life that "yes" me and my then boyfriend could easily be a basis for characters in one of her books! 

Funny when I was growing up as a young lad in Washington State I used to find her potboilers entertaining, but thought that her statement that the characters and events were based on reality a bit of a stretch.

Yeah, well living in Hollywood I have been proven wrong on the abovementioned notion. 

A few of my favorite Jackie yarns? Hollywood Wives was my favorite! Honorable mention goes to Lady Boss and Lucky.

She was a woman who lived a great and fascinating life. Someone who I wished I had met, so I could have had a character based on me in one of her escapist treatise. 

R.I.P. Lovely lady, you made reality entertaining.

Find yourself in a Jackie Collins novel at: 

Jade Starling No Longer Has 80's Hair

Remember Your 80's Poof? Neither Does Jade Starling


Now a new generation of club kids can fall in love with singer Jade Starling.”
- (CNET/CBS Interactive)

With the rapidly changing landscape of the music industry, artists are faced with two choices – evolve, or fade away. Jade Starling, of the ‘80s group Pretty Poison, chose the former, and it’s put her right in the middle of today’s vibrant EDM scene.” -

Have you ever wondered what the lead singer of Pretty Poison would be doing if she didn't have 80's hair? Well here is your answer, yeah, that's correct, I am a giver.

Enjoying a career resurgence that includes a celebrated return to the Billboard Dance charts, JADE STARLING is enjoying her highest chart numbers since her iconic classic hit “CATCH ME I’M FALLING” topped the very same chart in 1987.

Starling’s latest hit “Better and Better,” has risen to #3, marking her 10th appearance on the chart since launching her career in the 1980s as lead singer of the platinum group Pretty Poison“Better and Better” is the third single from Starling’s critically acclaimed solo debut album, CAPTIVE  (Subpeona/Tazmania/Universal)

Starling’s current success with “Better and Better” is especially notable as the only indie-label release in the Top 10.

“Sharing the top 5 with current superstars Kelly ClarksonIcona Pop and Demi Lovato is a major accomplishment for me” says Starling, who has managed to achieve this on a fraction of the promotional budget powering those superstar records.

“Better and Better was co-written with DJ Laszlo and Pretty Poison co-founder Whey Cooler. It features remixes from two of Dance Music’s most enduring legends, Stonebridge and Chris Cox, as well as festival favorite TavoJeff Retro (resident DJ at Las Vegas’ Hakkasan Nightclub), WKTU mix show team Cova & SteelDarulah (Romainia)Andy Sikorski (England), Mike Ferullo, Elektromind (Italy), and DJ Laszlo.

With her new found relevance, Starling is hard at work on a CAPTIVE ground tour which will launch in early 2016 and feature 3D technology.

Best known as the vocalizing half and award-winning songwriter of the platinum-selling duo Pretty Poison (#1 hit “Catch Me I’m Falling” on Virgin Records), the flame-tressed diva will be visible at a variety of venues and events in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia region this fall, including appearances at the Sands Hotel Casino in Bethlehem PA (Sep. 29th), All Things That Rock Festival in Philadelphia (Oct. 3 & 4) with Ace Frehley of KISSCarl Palmer of ELPLita Ford and more, and an appearance at the Westbury Music Fair (Oct. 30th) as part of the “Monsters of Freestyle” Halloween extravaganza.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Who's That "New Girl?"

Which Girl Is New?
Megan Fox or Zooey Deschanel?
I have a confession I have never seen an episode of New Girl. So why I am reporting on it? 

Megan Fox, Megan Fox, Megan Fox! I feel for you! That's correct minions THE Megan Fox is going to sublet while THE Zooey Deschanel is out breast feeding her baby.

Show creator Liz Meriweather has this to say about Fox"It's insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it"

Accept it Liz let the feeling live within you.

Hey I am a sucker for Foxy Megan - she is funny, yes I mean it! She will make me tune the fuck in for this!!! Werd!

New Girl: 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Que Shiraz, Shiraz

Gerard Butler, Salma Hayek & Adrien Brody

With Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur both falling in September well it's prime time for what else? Shiraz! You get some Shiraz, and you get some Shiraz, and you get some Shiraz!

How apropos that there is now a film that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival affectionately known as TFF titled: September of Shiraz.

On the completely irreverent side and off the wall state of things the after party was sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka. Yeah the wine companies that produce Shiraz really took a snooze on this promotional opportunity.

But hey it produced a really rocking image of  two totally hot and sexy stars and one very talented one - Gerard Butler, Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody combined to make a pretty compelling threesome at the premiere.

Hey, Gerard if you are going to be at any other film festivals in the near future please let myself and author M.E. Franco know, we're here for you!

See you in Toronto next year, Gerard !   

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jamie Lee Curtis Goes "Psycho"

Like Mother, Like Daughter
Jamie Lee Curtis & Janet Leigh

OK, everyone knows I am a HUGE horror fan! So it stands to reason I am quite excited about the premiere of Scream Queens (not Screaming Queens) September 22nd on FOX

A main attraction for this horror junkie being Scream Queen Supreme Jamie Lee Curtis. Jamie was in one of my all time favorite slasher/suspense flicks John Carpenter's Halloween, and as you recall followed that up with a bunch of others in the 1980's such as Prom Night and Terror Train.

It was most likely her destiny to fill the role since her Mother, Janet Leigh was one of the original Scream Queens when she appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho. Another of my favorite things!

You know the movie where the female lead gets killed off in the first fifteen minutes of footage, yeah that one.

Well Jamie Lee recently Tweeted this image with the caption: "Recreated Mom's PSYCHO shower scene 4 a special ep of @ScreamQueens,"

Yes!!! I know where I will be this coming Tuesday the 22nd at 9 pm!

Scream Queen, Scream at:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Get's "Real"

Suspicious, or Real?
Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love & Tamara Mowry-Housley
Photo: Ken Phillips
All you "Dancing" fans rejoice, Dancing With The Stars Season 21 premiered last night!

Oddly enough season 2 of the daytime chat fest The Real premiered yesterday afternoon.

Co-Host Tamar Braxton is a contestant on the celebrity dance-a-thon, the rest of the ladies of The Real - Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon and Tamara Mowry-Housley, were all in attendance to cheer their comrade on!

Mere coincidence? Perhaps, or is there a more insidious intent behind this blatant self promotion? Seriously, check the mysterious "10" on Loni Love's hand! Grab your tin foil hat and let the conspiracy theories commence.

Are the women of The Real to be trusted or is there a hidden agenda at work? Keep watching DWTS and The Real and see how this saga unfolds...


The Real 

Monday, September 14, 2015

What Happens At Fashion Week...

The Selfie Game
Courtney Love & Kim Kardashian-West 
Unlike Vegas, what happens at Fashion Week never stays there, I am guessing due to the lack of open desert in which to dig holes. How else does one explain the most off the wall never in a million years did you think this would happen selfie of Courtney Love and Kim Kardashian-West ?!

From what could possibly be a sign that The Rapture is coming, or the Silicone Fairy has paid a visit, Kimmy KW  nabbed Courtney L and snapped both of them.

Needles to say the image ended up on Instagram, that Kim she sure is a giver.

Hey it's Monday so why not kick your week off by turning and facing the strange? That way the rest of your week will be tame by comparison.

Have a bombastic day!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Whitney and the Holograms?

I'm Your Hologram Tonight
Whitney Houston
Yep, it's true! Whitney Houston will be giving Jem and the Holograms a run for their money in 2016.

Get ready folks, Whitney's hologram will be touring. Personally I find this concept weird. I mean they will have to take footage from already recorded Houston performances and recordings to put this apparition together, correct?

Well don't all of you die hard WH fans own all of that paraphernalia already? 

Yeah, I really don't get the lure of paying what is likely to be primo dinero to watch ghosts of the past culled from material of the real deal that is already out there, nothing spontaneous or interesting about that now is there?!

Or maybe there is, but this type of thing is not for this guy. 

Food for thought, have the happiest of Sundays and remember...

"You've given me ecstasy, you are my fantasy
I'm your baby tonight"...

Whitney Online is a Virtual as I Want To Go:

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Murder, Mayhem & Hunks: Kiss Me, Kill Me

"Kiss Me, Kill Me" 
Has it's World Premiere This Friday September 18th
in Chicago at REELING: The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival!!!

Murder, Mayhem and Hunks, Oh My!

Gay Murder Mystery “Kiss Me, Kill Me” Trailer Debuts:

From director Casper Andreas (“Going Down in LA-LA Land”) and screenwriter David Michael Barrett (“Such Good People”) comes the new gay thriller starring “Queer as Folk” icon Gale Harold and three-time Emmy nominee Van Hansis from “As the World Turns.”

While confronting his unfaithful boyfriend, Dusty (Hansis) blacks-out.  When he comes to, his boyfriend Stephen (Harold) has been murdered and he's the prime suspect.   Also joining the cast are: Jai Rodriquez (“Queer Eye”), Shangela (“Rupaul’s Drag Race”), Jackie Monahan (“Codependent Space Alien Seeks Same”), Kit Williamson (“Eastsiders”) and also from “Going Down in LA-LA Land,” hunky Matthew Ludwinski and the hilarious Allison Lane.

The contemporary film noir, set in West Hollywood, will make its World Premiere this Friday at REELING: The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, on  September 18, followed by an after-party with cast and filmmakers.   The premiere will launch the movie's worldwide festival run.  More info can be found at the festival's website:

Friday, September 11, 2015

Kate Winslet Is An Apple Head

Apple Head
Kate Winslet
One of my favorite actresses in this life or any other I  may be reincarnated in, is the amazing Kate Winslet!

I first saw her in Peter Jackson's amazing film Heavenly Creatures and well you know, all I could think of is: Will you Kiss Me Kate?

Since we are turning to face the change of summer into fall, the mighty Winslet will be back in a movie based on the life of Steve Jobs, called oddly enough: Steve Jobs, go figure...

Who will she be portraying? Why Apple's first head of marketing, Joanna Hoffman, that's who.

As a side note, or perhaps a full frontal in your face note, Michael Fassbender will play Apple founder and head Steve Jobs, naturally.

Head Jobs, now there is an interesting combo.

Steve Jobs hits theaters on October 9th!

Steve Jobs on IMDB

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Are You There Mars? It's Me Matt Damon

Will Matt Damon Be Your Favorite Martian? 
Fall is just around the corner and it is shaping up to be hotter than the scorching summer we have had only this time the heat will be hitting your local movie theater.

Hunks and beauties galore will be gracing us with their presence in the cinema with highly anticipated projects of prestige that scream: Gimme, gimme an Oscar after midnight - to other works of art merely saying, hey, look at me I'm not Sandra Dee.

Always interesting and mostly top notch Director, Ridley Scott brings us The Martian with hunky monkey Matt Damon. I am so in for this one!

Matty plays an astronaut who is presumed dead after an unexpected storm (um, does anyone ever expect storms?) hits on his mission to Mars. Well THAT blows, quite literally.

What is a stranded astronaut who is not really dead to do? Ridley Scott has been hitting high notes of late after some brief downtime, I believe this one is going to be so treble!

The Martian opens October 2nd.

The Martian on IMDB

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Loni Love is in The Air

Feel The Loni Love!
Photo: Anders Krusberg 

Fall is in the air and it feels like Love, Loni Love that is. She will be keeping it fun and above all, real!

Comedienne, actress, tv host and author, Loni Love is in demand and loving it as she gets set to return as co-host for season 2 of her hit daytime talker “The Real” beginning September 14.  The nationally syndicated show which airs on Fox stations (with a rebroadcast in primetime on cable network BET) was touted by the New York Post as “fun, funny, involved in life, outrageous by nature, warm and, most of all, real.” Along with her talk show duties, Loni will host the upcoming Ellen DeGeneres produced Heads Up game show. Based on the popular app where contestants have to give clues to another player so they can guess which subject is ‘on their head’, the show will debut on the HLN network in January, 2016.

In the ten plus years since she began doing comedy full time, Loni has found her niche on The Real (“It's like a younger, intoxicated version of The View” said Jezebel), as well as regular appearances spinning tunes as the house DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Loni also currently co-hosts the Café Mocha radio show with rapper MC Lyte.  They’ve interviewed President Obama and the First Lady as well as superstars like John Legend, Toni Braxton among many others.  Café Mocha is the only nationally syndicated show of its kind that was created exclusively BY and FOR women of color.  You can catch the nationally syndicated show on over 40 stations across the country including SiriusXM Channel 141.   Additionally, Loni has been a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and E!  Along with her work on television, Loni just wrapped production on director Garry Marshall’s next film Mother’s Day and can be seen in several movies, including the successful Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 opposite Kevin James, Soul Plane with Kevin Hart and the Bad Ass franchise with Danny Glover and Danny Trejo.

Later this month, Loni will be the subject of the documentary “Being Loni Love.  “Being Loni Love” traces Loni’s life story from her early days as a latchkey daughter growing up in Detroit’s Brewster-Douglas housing projects to national stand up comedienne, tv and movie star. “ I was honored when the “Being” producers wanted to hear my story. I want to share my life story to inspire all women that they can become and achieve whatever they want.”  Says Loni.

 “Being Loni Love” is set to begin airing September 26 on the Centric channel.

You can also catch Loni out on the road this fall with her stand-up comedy show.

September 17-19   Off The Hook Comedy Club   Naples, FL
October 10             The Venetian                             Las Vegas, NV
October 16-18        Improv                                       Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 24             Roger Williams Univ.                Bristol, RI          

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hey, Do You Need A Dodge?

Where's The Dodge?

I Need A Dodge: Joe Strummer On The Run

Coming to the US on October 16th

"Poignant doc... A snapshot of a man - not a rock star - 
looking for catharsis in the most unlikely of places."NME

Here is the tale of the "Little Strummer  Boy" come they told me I need a Dodge!

Produced and Directed by Nick Hall, this is the story of Joe Strummer's self-imposed exile in Granada in 1985/6. It will be released on DVD by MVD on October 16th and comes packaged with a cassette of a Spanish radio interview with Strummer, a postcard, sticker, and pin. 

"This is Joe Strummer at a crossroads in his professional and personal life. Initially his trips to Spain seemed to be little more than an anecdote but this story says so much about Joe coming to terms with life after The Clash," said Hall.

Johnny Green, The Clash's legendary road manager said of the film, "I glowed - I felt uplifted. Once again, it was as if I had spent a little time with my dear lost friend, Joe Strummer. I was hooked all through - the story is compulsive. More to the point, you have perfectly captured the brooding melancholia, that shy underside, which was a compelling component of Ol' Joe. I Need A Dodge is fabulous." The film also received a special mention at the In-Edit Festival in Barcelona.

Heading to Spain in 1985 to flee the disaster that was the implosion of The Clash version two, the band formed in the wake of Strummer firing Mick Jones and after Topper Headon left the band. The new line-up's Cut The Crap album had largely been shunned by both critics and the public alike and Strummer needed space. Telling a Diario De Granada interviewer that he had come "to feel the pain of the wound," upon arrival in Granada,Strummer found himself firmly subsumed into the city's musical and cultural fabric. He was welcomed with open arms by local acts 091 and bigger-fish Radio Fortuna, who all met up at the Silbar.

"When we met Joe it was like a miraculous apparition," said Jose Ignacio Lapido, 091's guitarist. It was Radio Fortuna who facilitated the purchase of a set of wheels for Strummer. Tracking down a Barreiros, essentially a European edition of the Dodge-Dart, became a mission. As Santiago Auseron, the Radio Fortuna singer said, "It looked cool, it just looked a bit mad. Which at that time suited Joe very well."

Strummer was delighted with the huge car which he thrashed around the streets of Granada and Madrid. However, having parked the car in the capital when he flew back to the UK for the birth of his daughter Lola, he forgot where it was and never saw it again. I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run is partly the story of the search for the car, and partly the story of Strummer's own search for meaning and redemption in those wilderness years. 

Strummer  launched an unsuccessful attempt to find the car, making an appeal for information on Spain's Radio 3 in 1997. With witnesses disagreeing on the colour and style of the car - agreeing only that it was registered in Oviendo - and some claiming never to have seen it, filmmaker Nick Hall's quest seems unlikely to succeed, yet his investigation does unearth the truth about this period of Strummer's life that has largely been ignored.

Installing himself in the producer's chair for the recording of 091's album, Strummer's micro-management led, rather than to the boost these star-struck musicians were hoping for, to a growing sense of disquiet and wasted studio time. The album eventually surfaced, having finished off to the record label's specification rather than the band's, and was disappointing.

The Dodge is an emblem for Strummer's time in Spain, his ambition, personal style and, in a way, the nature of those troubled days in general. When he is pulled over by the police, it is revealed that he doesn't even have a license to drive. Drawing on the recollections of his friends in London and in Spain, his partner Gaby Holford, and the members of 091 and Radio Fortuna, this a revealing story of a search for much more than just a car.

"It was an escape. He was a man on the run. He was getting away from the tension in London," says Santiago Auseron.

Joe Strummer did, indeed, need a Dodge. 

The DVD package can be pre-ordered directly through MVD here, or on Amazon here.