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Verne Troyer on the front page of AOL.COM

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 29, 2012


Click here to check out Verne Troyer today on the front page of AOL.com



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Levine Communications Office – Vernon Sance, Internship Testimonial

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 29, 2012

Levine Communications Office – Vernon Sance, Internship Testimonial

The internship program at LCO – Levine Communications Office is a rewarding experience extended to young professionals looking to gain knowledge and insight into the world of PR. The program is designed to provide our interns with an introduction to basic PR skills; such as media research skills, event management, media pitching, and press release writing. See Vernon talk about his experience as an intern at LCO here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VhImhnAUzA&feature=youtube_gdata

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Check out Debbie Gibson on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 29, 2012

Debbie Gibson on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Verne Troyer in the San Francisco Chronicle

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 28, 2012

Stars hit the stage at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night


Actors, singers, comedians and athletes joined Muhammad Ali in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night for the former heavyweight-boxing champ’s Celebrity Fight Night. Country music star Reba McEntire emceed the fundraising event, while Rascal Flatts highlighted night’s performances, which also included appearances by Rita Wilson, Miley Cyrus and John Corbett.

The annual party benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, among other charities.

Original Article

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Virgil at Levine Breaking News Talks to Academy Award Winner Martin Landau

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 28, 2012

Virgil at Levine Breaking News talks to Academy Award Winner Martin Landau at Night of 100 Stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Oscar Night.

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Dr. Richard Ellenbogen – Medical Miracle Helps Man Smile Again

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 28, 2012

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen – Medical Miracle Helps Man Smile Again

Plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Ellenbogen joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to talk explain the surgery that helped restore one man’s smile.

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A vision of LCO…

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 27, 2012


When you clump together different sorts of passionate people and force them to run against one another, they create friction and intensity which leads to some tension and creativity which, if properly managed, leads to extraordinary growth. Companies that rely on stability and sleepy comfort wither. Those that incubate an entrepreneurial spirit grow, and ultimately win.

– Michael Levine

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Wendy Greuel – “Thought Leaders of 2012 Cocktail Party”

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 27, 2012

Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel attended “Thought Leaders of 2012 Cocktail Party” at Carrol & Co. Friday March 23rd. Wendy discussed her standpoint on various political issues concerning the city of Los Angeles.


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Jackie Keller, executive chef of NutriFit, Interviews with Fox.com

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 27, 2012

 Alicia Silverstone chews food for her 11-month-old child, Bear Blu

 By , Published March 27, 2012 | FoxNews.com


Celebrities have a tendency to be a little on the quirky side, but is “Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone’s unique method of feeding her 11-month-old son Bear Blu clever or, well, clueless?

The actress and animal rights activist posted a video herself feeding her son breakfast on her popular health food website TheKindLife.com over the weekend.

“I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup…from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite…and mine,” Silverstone wrote. “He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!”

The video shows the actress taking a spoonful of food, chewing it, and then passing it open-mouth to her little one. Which may not be such a great idea, say some medical and nutrition experts.

“There are those who think that a mom chewing a baby’s food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth but it doesn’t seem like a hygienic practice. Various viruses and bacteria, but especially herpes virus, may be passed from mother to baby,” Dr. Jennifer Landa, M.D Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “These microbes present a challenge that the infant’s immune system may not be ready for. So the practice is questionable for safety, and then, there’s a certain ick factor here that needs to be considered.” 

Dallas-based family therapist Melody Brooke said the bigger question was whether it is appropriate, on a psychological level,  for a toddler to be diving at their mom’s mouth for food. Mira Jacob, deputy editor of parenting site Babble.com, noted that while the concept itself isn’t all that unique, it does come across as – odd.

“A lot of moms chew a portion of their baby’s food; it’s often a very natural transition. But this just looks really funny, like Alicia is making out with her son,” Jacob mused. “There is nothing terribly wrong with it, it just looks really weird.”

Even JJ Virgin, Certified Nutrition Specialist and star of TLC’s “Freaky Eaters,” was a little freaked out. “Sounds like she is taking eating like a bird to the extreme. While this could help predigest some of it as we start carbohydrate digestion in the mouth it could also pass along any bad oral bacteria she has too,” Virgin said. “I think a food processor and a spoon are a better bet!”

On the flipside, Heather Lounsbury, founder of LiveNaturalLiveWell.com said the Silverstone’s baby would have already been exposed to anything mom might have through being carried inside her and through her breast milk.

“I’m sure Alicia is brushing her teeth regularly as to not expose her baby to bacteria in her mouth. It is dangerous to try and live in a completely sterile environment, because it’s impossible,” Lounsbury said. “And it doesn’t allow for the body to fight minor infections so it can fight more serious illnesses it may be exposed to.”

The interesting feeding approach has generated mostly positive reactions from Silverstone’s blog followers. “I had never thought of this before but it’s the cutest way of feeding your baby! I have a 7 month old and I think I will try this method…she is always trying to lick my mouth anyways might as well give her a reward,” commented one fan, while another wrote that it was “so sweet.”

Jackie Keller, executive chef of Los Angeles healthy food company NutriFit still thinks such behavior would be better suited in the wild. “I’ve never seen anything like this – except in the animal world where birds and some other species pre-chew their offspring’s food,” she added. “I wonder what benefit there could possibly be to the child and the mom? Certainly there is no scientific literature that I’m aware of that promotes this type of behavior among humans.”

A rep for Silverstone did not respond to a request for comment.


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Verne Troyer signs with AEF talent and theatrical agency for representation

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 26, 2012

Justin Kroll – Variety
March 23, 2012
Jonathan Daniel Brown has signed with CAA. Brown is one of the stars of Warner Bros. pic “Project X.” He is repped by Black Box Management. Medavoy Management has signed Eric Balfour . Balfour is about to go into the third season of “Haven” for SyFy, and is also repped by UTA. Dylan Sprayberry has inked with UTA. Sprayberry will be seen this summer in a recurring role on USA Network‘s “Common Law.” He is also repped by Pallas Management Group. ICM has signed Dave Stewart and his shingle Weapons of Mass Entertainment for representation. Dave Kaplan Management Inc. and Surfdog Entertainment manage Stewart’s career. Verne Troyer has signed with AEF talent and theatrical agency for representation. He can be seen next in “Keith Lemon: The Film,” which is set for release in the U.K. by Lionsgate. Click here for more Tenpercentaries news on Variety.com.

 Copyright © 2012, Tribune Media Services

Original Article: Verne Troyer in the Chicago Tribune

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