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Posts Tagged ‘Entertainment’

Mark Joseph: “The ‘Narnia’ Films Are Something of a Miracle”

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 5, 2011

Yesterday on FoxNews.com, LCO Client, producer and author of the new book “The Lion The Professor & The Movies: Narnia’s Journey To The Big ScreenMark Joseph talked about why in this day in age in Hollywood, the “Narnia” films are something of a miracle.  In his poignant post, Joseph reminds traditionalist of the impact this movie series has made by bringing the Christian message to the mainstream.

Check out Joseph’s view on Christianity going mainstream:  Hollywood and the Miracle of ‘Narnia’

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Celebrate New Years Eve With Us!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 27, 2010

To RSVP send your request to mlasst@lcoonline.com

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Paul Stanley: Rocker, Artist and Patriot

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 20, 2010

He’s an artist, a patriot and a proud papa. But did you know that the lead guitarist of the iconic rock band Kiss was an accomplished artist? LCO Client Paul Stanley chatted with KNBC this past weekend to discuss his passion for art, his passions at home and his driving force: his family.

CLICK HERE to see the video.


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Doonby Star Pays Tribute to a Legend

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 15, 2010

Crooner and Doonby (doonbythemovie.com) star Robert Davi proved his vocal chops (who knew) when he covered Frank Sinatra during the encore of his performance in the Phil Ramone-produced musical “Lanza”.  Now Davi takes it to the next level with an all out tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” on January 15 in his show ” Davi Sings Sinatra: A tribute to Frank Sinatra, the Great American Songbook, and America” at the Thousand Oaks Performance Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA.

From davisingssinantra.com

“Davi will bring to life his love letter to Sinatra and The Great American Songbook – composed by many of America’s greatest songwriters and lyricists.   Sinatra, he believes, is the greatest singing genius that America has ever produced and the songs he sang represent nothing less than the “Shakespeare of America.” The Great American Songbook – composed in the early to mid 20th century – crossed and continues to cross all cultural boundaries. And why? They touch the heart and move the soul; they can bring you to tears; and they can make you swing.  The American Songbook, in fact, is one of the reasons why the world fell in love with America and Sinatra is its definitive interpreter.”

Davi will continue to get his “croon” on when he releases his upcoming album “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance” set to release in Spring 2011.

For details on his upcoming performance, visit davisingssinantra.com.  And be on the look out for Robert Davi in Doonby (doonbythemovie.com ) set for release in Spring 2011.

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“Just Say No” Race a Huge Success

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 8, 2010

The 10th Annual Just Say No To Drugs Race Holiday Classic this past Sunday was a huge success.  Held on the Universal Studios backlot, stars from the world of entertainment came out so support this amazing cause.  Staff and interns from Levine Communications Office also put on their running shoes to lend their support.

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Over 3,000 people attended Sunday’s event including UFC Champion Fighter Tito Ortiz, Jullian Sands (Smallville), and Edin Gali (Mad Men).  Other Other celebrities who attended included Frank Mottek (KNX), Rossi Morreale (Dating in The Dark), Dr. Jon Perlman (Extreme Makeover), Dave Vescio (Gemini Rising), Coldwater Canyon (Country Recording Artists), Lorielle New (Grindhouse), Jennessa Rose (Yogi Bear), Zach Callison (Hannah Montana) and Alex Angarita (Survivor).  Island Records artist MANN performed his hit song “Buzzin’” off his album MANN’s World. Runners were also joined by special guest teams from NBC Universal, Nike, Runners Circle, Girls on the Run, Elite Runners, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the Walt Disney Group.

The event, led by LCO client and Executive Race Director Ryan Kugler, had a fundraising goal of $200,000.00 this year.  Los Angeles sheriff Lee Baca and Councilman Tom LaBonge honored Ryan, President of Distribution Video and Audio, with a certificate of recognition from the City of Los Angeles.  The Mayor of Burbank, Anja Reinke and the Burbank Chief of Police, Scott LaChasse, also attended to honor Ryan and Team Against Drugs with certificate of recognition from the City of Burbank for his commitment to drug education and prevention.

Doonby (set for release Spring/Summer 2011) star and race contributor, Joe Estevez was on hand to offer some highlights of the race. Check out his CNN iReport Video

They’re still tallying the intake, but it’s not to late to donate and support this important initiative.  Visit  justsaynotodrugsrace.org and visit the DONATE to make your contribution today!

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RIP Leslie Nielsen

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 29, 2010

We were saddened to hear about the death of comedic icon, Leslie Nielsen over the weekend.  Nielsen, 84, died yesterday (Nov. 28th) near his Florida home due to complications from pneumonia.  Nielsen is best known for his performances in the spoof movies “Airplane” and the “Naked Gun” series.

The world became a little less funny yesterday:( 

Leslie, you will be missed!

Check out this video with some highlights from his awesomely funny career.

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Trigger Creates Buzz with New Sony Project

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 29, 2010

LCO client and youth brand marketing firm/game studio Trigger sat down with Los Angeles Business Journal to discuss their new project with Sony Pictures. 

Trigger is creating Sony Picture’s, “Green Hornet Wheels of Justice” game for the iPhone. Trigger and Sony pictures are promoting this film using an interesting  “freemium” method for the game. “Freemium” meaning that it will consist of the game having 15 levels with the first five being free, and the next 10 to cost 99 cents through Apple’s online App store. If this method is successful, Trigger plans to produce as many as six to twelve freemium games a year through their sister company, Trigger Apps. Although this may be a risk, Sony sees it as an opportunity of not only promoting the film, but as a great way to bring back revenue to themselves and Trigger.  The founder of Trigger Jason Yim declares that overall, ” We have to balance marketing the movie and telling its story, and on the other hand, making a game that’s fun and people are willing to buy.”

For the past 10 years Trigger has worked tremendously to create opportunities that involve, influence, and entertain audiences for clients that want to reach a mass youth demographic. Trigger has worked with industry giants such as, MTV, Universal, Paramount, CBS, and many more. They have also created games for films such as, “Resident Evil,” “Transformers,” and “District 9.”  

Read the full article: Going to The Movies

For more information about Trigger you can visit www.triggerglobal.com.  Also follow them on twitter @triggerllc

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Doonby Stars Help the Homeless this Thanksgiving

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 26, 2010

While we were giving thanks, some celebrities gave back.

Members of the cast of DoonbyWill Wallace and John Schneider along with producer Mark Joseph leant a helping hand at the annual Los Angeles Mission and Anne Douglas Center‘s Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless on Wednesday.  The event was hosted for the sixth year in a row by Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne.

Event organizers say this year, the need is even bigger because of the recession: ‘We’re on track to serve nearly four thousand people, an increase over last year,’ said Herb Smith, President of the Los Angeles Mission.

From left to right, Mark Joseph, John Schneider, Will Wallace.

Doonby (set for release in Spring 2011) is a story about a mysterious drifter, Sam Doonby who becomes the talk of a small Texas town.  Sam always seems to be in the right place at the right time to avert disasters befalling the town and its people until suspicion and jealousy drive folks to ask who he is and where he comes from.

For more info about the movie and its starts, visit doonbythemovie.com

 

 

 

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Cleos VS. Cougars

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 10, 2010

Check out this great blog post for the Huffington Post by LCO client Donna Estes Antebi:

My previous Cleo vs. Cougar blog touched off a firestorm of debate. Who knew? Magazines picked it up and bloggers ran with it. I heard from self-professed cougars who love the moniker and embrace the lifestyle (and all the testosterone-fueled, hard bodies that go with it). I heard from just as many women who hate being called a cougar and were thrilled with “Cleo” as it more accurately represents their relationship dynamic.

Cleo is a word I coined in my upcoming book, The Real Secrets Women Only Whisper. Skip the hieroglyphic records and think movie icon — Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, whose immense power and legendary beauty made her irresistible. A Cleo is a smart, fabulous woman who dominates in her relationships due to a combination of power, accomplishment, beauty, money or age.

Modern day Cleos are everywhere: Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Ellen DeGeneres, Cheryl Tiegs, Sandra Bullock, Arianna Huffington, Halle Berry and Barbara Walters are all Cleos. A Cleo can bring home the bacon and share it with anyone she pleases. A Cleo doesn’t have to prowl for younger men. A Cleo is always desired — at any age. The name Cleo is not intended as a replacement for cougar. In fact, Cleos and cougars are more akin to siblings with different personalities. I even heard from a third faction that protested against both terms, citing that such sexist labels are never applied to men. And I don’t disagree. But since one word can serve as shorthand for an entire phenomenon, it looks like cougars and Cleos are both here to stay — and it’s time we give them the respect they deserve.

Since so much of this controversy is rooted in semantics, it’s important to understand that the word “cougar” came to America pre-loaded with a bad reputation. Cougar is actually a product of Canada. Over a decade ago in Vancouver, being called a cougar was considered the ultimate insult. It referred to a pathetic, lonely (often inebriated) older woman who preyed upon younger men after last call, hoping for a merciful sexual liaison. It’s no wonder that, despite Courteney Cox’s best efforts in her show, Cougar Town, many women still have a visceral reaction at the mention of a cougar.

A decade later, author Valerie Gibson sought to redefine the word in her book Cougar, A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men. Valerie said a cougar “knows exactly what she wants. What she wants in her life is younger men and lots of great sex. What she doesn’t want is children, cohabitation or commitment.” This new-and-improved definition resonated with a nation full of independent women. Then along came hot and hunky cub Ashton Kutcher who turned ageless miracle of nature Demi Moore (who really is a Cleo) into the patron saint of cougars and a new revolution was born.

As I was thinking about Cleos, cougars, and all things in between, I had a serious “aha” moment and I realized it’s time we give these sexy ladies some well deserved props and shift away from the negative stigma that rightfully belongs to “Weeds” (desperate women who sleep with other women’s husbands).

Cougars and Cleos are two different kinds of strong, independent women with one very important thing in common — they are generally not email waving Weeds standing in a Tiger Woods lineup. Cougars are just out for a bit of fun, and if that fun is between two single consenting adults (even if they’re 20 years apart), then why not? Cleos have no desire to be entangled in a compromising tryst with someone else’s baggage-laden husband.

The era of cougars and Cleos isn’t over. In fact, it may have only just begun. So let’s praise the liberated independence of cougars and Cleos. Let them enjoy their steamy sex with hot men, and the new Cougar culture that caters to them, complete with cruises, conventions and websites like TheRealCougarWoman.com, and a whole host of matchmaking sites like CougarLife.com, DateACougar.com, and the cleverly titled DateMrsRobinson.com.

We should celebrate the fact that cougars and Cleos are enjoying their own great lives and aren’t interested in destroying someone else’s marriage and family — which is a good enough reason for the 60 million wives in America to give them the respect they deserve. Cougars and Cleos don’t want your husband. They may want your son, but that’s a blog I’ll share another time.

Follow Donna Estes Antebi on Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnaantebi

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One Hot Pleasure

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 9, 2010

ERIKA JAYNE Launches Pretty Mess Records and

“One Hot Pleasure” Single Set For Label-Debut Release November 16


(LOS ANGELES) November 2, 2010 – Vocal temptress, seductive songstress and #1 Billboard chart queen ERIKA JAYNE is aiming to heat up this winter season with the launch of her own label, Pretty Mess Records. Currently working on new music for her second album (title TBA), the glamorous JAYNE will give a taste of what’s to come Tuesday, November 16 with the release of her new single “One Hot Pleasure.”

Written by Dave Audé, Luciana Caporaso (of the radio hit “I Like That” by Richard Vission & The Static Revenger starring Luciana) and Nick Clow, “One Hot Pleasure” sizzles just as the title of the song indicates. As the debut offering from her Pretty Mess Records, the song will be packaged with a striking video by JAYNE’s creative director and MTV video-music nominee Mikey Minden and visual collaborator, famed photographer Mike Ruiz, with remixes by Dave Audé, Ralphi Rosario, Dirty Loud, Sultan & Ned and Los Angeles newcomer Mr. White.

In Touch Weekly captured a moment with ERIKA on the set of the video that can be viewed here, or catch a glimpse of the making of her video at www.ErikaJayne.com.

“Launching my own label allows me to make music that I enjoy and deliver my product,” states ERIKA. “Having full control over the music, the message and concept enables me to make the records I want to make and perform the songs I want to perform. There’s great freedom in that, and it makes for a lot of fun. I can’t wait for my fans to check out ‘One Hot Pleasure,’ it’s a fun sexy danceable track.”

Distinguished by industry powerhouse Billboard magazine for an “uncommon feat” (issue date 6/26/10), the Atlanta-born, Los Angeles transplant sent her first four consecutive singles–“Rollercoaster,” “Stars,” “Give You Everything” and “Pretty Mess”– to #1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. These chart-busting hits were featured on her 2009 debut album Pretty Mess.

According to Billboard, only 13 acts have taken at least their first four hits to #1 since the chart launched in 1976 as a national weekly survey of the most-played tunes as reported by club DJs. ERIKA joins the ranks of dance giants, including Rihanna and The Pussycat Dolls, who have accomplished similar feats.

For more information, visit www.PrettyMessRecords.com, www.ErikaJayne.com or www.twitter.com/erikajayne.

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