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Q&A with intern Nallely

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 30, 2012

Q&A with our LCO Interns

Intern: Nallely

How long have you been an intern at LCO?

September 11, 2012

How do you feel it is going so far?

I feel like I am learning a lot

How old are you?


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Q&A with LCO Intern Chloe

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 29, 2012

Q&A with our LCO Interns

Intern: Chloe Hall

How long have you been an intern at LCO?

2 months

When are you graduating from LCO?

Thursday, September 13th


How has your experience at LCO been as an intern?

It has been wonderful. I have learned a lot and feel like I have a family here.

What is the biggest lesson you have learned in your internship?

I learned to pay attention to every little detail and over communicate. It was interesting to be able to observe how a business runs and the important things you need to do to be successful. It was great to have a lot of one on one time with employees here at LCO

What was the most difficult part of the internship?

It was difficult to balance work and my personal life. I dedicated a lot of time here so I had to find the time to do things outside of work.

What do you hope to do with you career in the next 5 years?

I would like to continue to work in the entertainment or music industry.

What advice would you offer to anyone considering doing an internship at LCO?

Stay positive, over communicate, listen, work hard, be passionate about your work, and stay dedicated. Also, bonding with you coworkers is great because we work as a team.

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President of LCO, Liam Collopy, quoted in Zimbio article about Rihanna and Chris Brown! Check it out!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 28, 2012

Veteran publicist Liam Collopy, president of Levine Communications, says Rihanna’s pretty much untouchable either way. Though he admits that the singer might lose favor with abuse support groups, Collopy believes that the singer has two Ts working in her favor: Time and talent.

“A certain amount of time has passed since the actual incident that many have either forgiven Brown or moved on from the incident altogether,” Collopy explains. “Rihanna has further demonstrated a genuine resiliency and incredible talent to not only prevail but profit from her turbulent relationship with many of her songs addressing the rocky affair. This is not a Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown scenario wherein one exercises such influence over another perhaps to one’s detriment. Rihanna has proven that not only is she her own person, she has staying power.”

Read the rest of the article at www.zimbio.com

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Check out Tito Ortiz’s one-on-one interview with MMA Recap!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 26, 2012

Tito Ortiz – Jon Jones Should Be Thanking Me

Tito Ortiz is a huge reason why the sport of mixed martial arts is as popular as it is today. Alongside Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, Ortiz pushed the boundaries of the UFC and having some of the most memorable fights, some outside the cage. When he stood up to try and get a better pay day he faced the full force of the UFC’s marketing department and not in a good way. But while he was being blasted for his stubbornness in contract negotiations, that is what ultimately led him and several others to the pay they deserve.

Now, after fifteen years, Ortiz has retired from the sport and started the next chapter of his life. For many, the question of what to do once you retire is a daunting task to answer. But Ortiz isn’t walking away from the sport, instead he’s giving back to it. He plans to help the current generation of fighters not only become better inside the cage, but also outside.

Ortiz sat down with MMARecap to discuss his future, rehash some of the past and of course talk about the similarities that are being drawn between him and current light heavyweight champ Jon Jones.

You are now retired from fighting and you are now partnering in a promotion. Is there a part of it that’s going to be you coaching them as well?

No it’s not as a coach, but there is going to be a lot of opportunity for the guys to come in and train with me. I started my management company also, it’s called Prime Time 360 Sports and Management. This is something I have taken a heart to. I joined up with Roy Englebrecht who has put on good amateur and pro mma and boxing events. I want to be able to help mold and structure these guys for their future. The way that you do that is you get them when they are amateurs and you teach them how to be professionals. Not just inside the cage as a fighter, but as businessmen. This was a great thing and a positive way for me to give back to the fighters. I’ve made mistakes and done things great, but I have learned and now I have the opportunity to teach it.

I’ve run into on the local scene with a lot of fighters that aren’t good at interviews or open their mouth and say things they shouldn’t. Even though I know they can kick my ass, they say the wrong thing. Is that one of those things specifically you will be working with these kids?

100%. There’s so many things that I want to build them. It’s kinda like going to school. I am going to show them the right ways to do things and the bad ways that they are doing them and how to fix it. I want them to treat this as a professional business. Don’t go out there and get DUI and in fights with people on the street. I want them to hold themselves on a higher stature. That’s what really matters and that’s how they will make more money. You have to get people in those seats to want to watch you and fall in love with you. That’s part of the business of their name.

Fans have fallen in love with you, then hated you, then fallen in love again towards you. What is your advice to these up and coming fighters when they are no longer the fan favorite and are suddenly being booed?

That’s a good thing. Either being booed or cheered for. When you have fans who aren’t saying anything, that’s when you need to worry. I think they need to embrace them. The biggest worry is when the fans don’t care at all.

Was there ever a point in your career when that happened and you freaked and wondered what you needed to do?

Yeah of course. After the bad blood stuff happened between me and Chuck Liddell. That’s when it really happened. A bad image was being spread against me from the UFC and they were saying I wasn’t going to fight. That’s when I started to get the boos. The fans believed the propaganda and hated me. Then I did The Ultimate Fighter season three and it switched. Everyone cheered for me. They saw me as a real person and saw past the lies. They saw how I helped out the guys like Michael Bisping, Matt Hamill, Kendall Grove. Then people thought I was a really great guy and a good coach. Then it switched when I did The Ultimate Fighter season eleven when I had to get neck surgery. They said I didn’t want to fight. Sorry, but I fought him twice, why wouldn’t I fight him a third time? I was looking at my neck and I didn’t want to go paralyzed….

Read the rest of the interview at www.mmarecap.com!

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Amazing Internship Opportunities Available at LCO!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 25, 2012

Amazing internship opportunities available at LCO!


Beverly Hills PR firm is in search of hardworking, awesome interns! Interns will gain INVALUABLE experience working in a dynamic office with a veteran celebrity publicist who has represented everyone from Michael Jackson to Demi Moore.
-Administrative tasks (filing, making copies, etc.)
*Like all internships, you are given administrative duties in the beginning and task levels will be built up once you’ve proven yourself, if you have a problem with this please do not bother applying


-Attending events when they come up

-Letter of Recommendation from one of the most prominent entertainment publicists of all time
-Certificate of internship completion
-INCREDIBLE entertainment industry references & networking opportunities
-Entertainment industry experience for your resume
-School credit if applicable **DON’T NEED TO BE A STUDENT
-We LOVE to hire our interns, if you rock, we won’t let you go!

-Must live within 30 minutes of Beverly Hills
-Must be able to work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays OR Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays.
-Must be able to work from 9:00-7:30 on your scheduled days
-Can start immediately

**Special consideration for those with open schedules**

Once again, if you don’t meet any one of these criteria, please don’t apply. We are VERY strict on our requirements.

Please send resumes to mlasst@lcoonline.com with the subject line: ‘Entertainment PR Internship’. Emails without this subject will be auto-deleted, since it proves you didn’t read the whole ad!

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Check out a preview of today’s Ricki Lake Show featuring LCO client LEO Smartwatch!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 25, 2012

Catch a sneak peak of today’s Ricki Lake Show featuring LCO client LEO Smart Watch

Check it out at www.rickilakeshow.com

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Be sure to tune in today, Tuesday, September 25th at 9AM to see LEO Smart Watch CEO/Founder Jason Sullivan and Official Spokesperson Marc Klaas on The Ricki Lake Show!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 25, 2012

Behind the scene photo at the Ricki Lake Show!

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Ask Dr. Asa Andrew, America’s Health Coach, MD

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 23, 2012

By Carin Lane

Dr. Asa Andrew is “America’s Health Coach,MD ” “diagnosing hope” one person at a time with his best-selling book “Empowering Your Health,” his Healthy Talk radio show, Tuesday nights from 9-12pm on 101.9 FM WJIVE and now with this blog. Dr. Asa will be answering questions from around the world and sharing them with us to help you live your best life. If you have a question or topic you would like Dr. Asa to address send an email to clane@timesunion.com or comment to this or any of the posts.

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Justin Timberlake’s Next Album Will Definitely Be a Hit!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 22, 2012

By Alicia Diaz Dennis

It’s been six long years since Justin Timberlake released his rather epic albumFutureSex/LoveSounds, and the former boy bander remains cagey about making his return to music. Just this week, he told the AP (via TheGrio) that making an album “is a really big deal,” and that he’s not just going to sit down and crank one out — he’s tender with it: “For me, personally, when I do sit down and decide to do it, it’s just a special thing.”

Timberlake has been concentrating his efforts elsewhere in the entertainment business, starring in movies successful (The Social NetworkFriends with Benefits) and less so (In Time,Alpha Dog). But can he expect a quick return to hitmaker status once he finally embraces pop once again?

According to Liam Collopy, president of Levine Communications Office Inc., Timberlake’s time away from the studio will actually work in his favor.

“Timberlake is actually growing his fan base during his hiatus from the music scene. With a number of memorable film roles and his current baseball flick, Trouble With the Curve,  The Prince of Pop is whetting the public’s appetite, appealing to an even broader audience as well as his hard-core fans,” Collopy explains. “The saying ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ certainly applies especially when it comes to Timberlake fans. He can expect to see a hit record his next at bat.”

So Timberlake’s next album is sure to be a solid hit… the question is just when he’s going to make it happen.

Check out the whole article at www.zimbio.com

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