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Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

Mixed Martial Arts Champ Tito Ortiz: It just wouldn’t be the holidays without…

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 20, 2010

LCO Client and Mixed Martial Arts Champ Tito Ortiz chatted it up with CelebBuzzz about what he CAN NOT live without during the holidays. Click the video to find out his MUST HAVE (and its a yummy one too).

 

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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.

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A Potential Collaboration?

Posted by Levine Communications Office on November 6, 2010

Last night, November 4, 2010 an interesting introduction took place at the red carpet premiere of Jamie Kennedy’s new film “Uncomfortable”. During an interview with Hollywood TV, rocker Dave Navarro seemed to be pretty intrigued with Colette Carr and they had quite a “unique” conversation. See for yourself…

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Tickle Time for Tito Ortiz

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 29, 2010

On Thursday October 21, 2010 LCO Client and UFC light heavyweight fighter, Tito Ortiz promoted his UFC fight on Lopez Tonight with George Lopez. BUT there was one catch…he had to to promote while being tickled! See how it turned out…

Tito Ortiz is back in action and ready to fight. For updates and more information on Tito follow him on Twitter @TitoOrtiz or visit his website.

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Sex With A Weed Will Not Be Worth It..

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 27, 2010

Check out this great blog post from The Huffington Post by LCO client Donna Estes Antebi.

Kiss, Tell and Sell: What Every Cheating Celebrity Needs to Know

Buckle up and get ready! Here we go again with another round of celebrity scandals. It seems like week after week, another high-profile couple splits, and another celebrity gets outed for cheating. Gavin Rossdale and David Arquette are in the hot seat, so Ashton Kutcher, Mel Gibson, and John Travolta can all breathe a sigh of relief having the heat off their alleged escapades — for the moment. This week’s Celebrity Troll Award has to go to Brett Farve. A married father of two, Minnesota Viking’s quarterback got exposed for sexting and texting lewd photographs and salacious messages to a sports reporter. Kudos to Jenn Sterger for having the decency not to take Brett Farve’s dangled bait. Why is so difficult for men to understand the connection between actions and consequences?

I spend a lot of my time coaching women, but this time, I am offering up my best advice to men to help them understand the societal paradigm shift that has transformed the consequences of cheating. The change is obvious to women, but for some reason, having that Y chromosome makes it more difficult for you fellas to comprehend. So let me explain point by point just how the world has changed, and why you can now be sure that if you are a celebrity, professional athlete, politician or a hotshot in any arena, and you cheat on your wife, you will get caught. Say it out loud: If I cheat on my wife, I will get caught, and sex with a Weed will not be worth it.

Once upon a time, cheating was a big taboo. So big, in fact, that a lusty couple would go to great lengths to hide their sordid rendezvous, knowing the risk of exposure could be life-ruining. They knew that if caught, terrible consequences would follow, not only from the betrayed spouse, but also from the community. The last thing a respectable woman ever wanted was to be marked with a scarlet letter “A” and labeled a home-wrecker, or worse, scorned, shunned, and basically run out of town by her God-fearing community. But this code of secrecy has now changed for both men and women, thanks to your good buddy, Mr. Tiger Woods.

As we all know, Tiger Woods was extremely sloppy in his philandering and got caught with his zipper down. When the extent of his multiplicity came out, Tiger’s dirty dozen line-up of e-mail waiving Weeds united against him. They stood up, smiled for the cameras, held press conferences, and one by one sold their stories, photos and e-mails to the highest bidder. Soon every Weed in America experienced her own “ah-ha” moment: If they already sold their souls to be with a married celebrity, they may as well sell their stories, too. And thus, a new business was born.

Weeds now understand that if they can sucker a married celebrity, then 15 minutes of fame and a tabloid payday are just around the corner. Weeds love this new opportunity. For Weeds, it’s far easier to nail a married celebrity than to get a decent single man to step up with a ring.

Celebrities, you are now living in the fishbowl of a kiss-tell-and-sell society, and you need to learn that there are no secrets in a TMZ world. You can heed my warning or you can learn the hard way — confidentiality and discretion are quaint artifacts of a bygone era. The Weeds of today have no shame, and if you are not stepping up with a divorce and a ring, then frequent-flying Weeds would much rather sell their stories to the highest bidder than end up getting nothing but the short end of the stick from you. Ouch.

If you proceed with your little afternoon delight and you get caught, your wife may chose to divorce you, or she may stay for the sake of your children. One thing is for sure: she will make your life miserable, and that pain will last far longer than the pleasure of your texting tryst. And while private humiliation is one thing, it doesn’t stop with just your wife.

When you’re a big shot and you get caught, your peers think you are stupid. The men around you will shift from being your good buddies to questioning your selective morality, wondering if your poor judgment and lack of impulse control will cross over into other areas too, such as the business they are doing with you day to day.

If you are reading this and feeling relieved because you are cheating but neither rich nor famous, you’re still not off the hook. You are going to get caught, too. What you fellas don’t seem to understand is that married men are targets for Weeds. Remember, Weeds want you to get caught. Weeds hope your wife kicks you to the curb.

You may not even realize the trail your cheating leaves behind, but your Weed sure does. Your texting, sexting, phone calls and e-mails are not private; they are all being stored and shared with someone. And don’t forget about those pesky little camera phones with instantaneous access to everyone’s favorite brag sheet, Facebook. It’s amazing how much trouble a little Facebook tag can cause. Remember, women like to talk. Shame is now a thing of the past. And where there is no shame, there are no secrets. You will be caught and it will not be worth the price you pay.

The moral apocalypse of America has finally served cheaters with a big reality check. Times have changed, and now you need to remember that what happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas; it’s simply sold to the highest bidder, or posted on Facebook. If you really love your wife and children, then show them, and don’t hurt them. Man up! Get rid of the Weeds before you get caught. You’ll be happy you did.

Now start chanting, fellas: If I cheat on my wife, I will get caught. If I cheat on my wife, I will get caught, and sex with a Weed will not be worth it.

Ladies and gentlemen, take this blog and forward it to every cheating man you know. Let this serve as their warning to change their wandering ways. Because if cheaters don’t stop leading double lives, they can be certain that sometime in the near future, they’ll be hit with not only a world of trouble, but a resounding “I told you so” from you.


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Sunday Humor

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 26, 2010

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LCO Takes the (Pie) Cake

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 24, 2010

This past Sunday, August the 22nd, a book signing was held for The Man Behind The Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and other Stupendous Tales (by Larry BOZO Harmon).The event was held at Book Soup in West Hollywood. Man Behind the Nose, tells of course, of Larry Bozo Harmon’s life. But the stories within are far from the expected anecdotes of pies in the face and size 83 AAA shoes. Behind the Nose is a catalog of unexpected, quirky stories showing you the never before seen side of your ol’ pal Bozo.

The signing allowed fans to come face-to-face with someone they had grown up with, and as any Bozo the Clown fan knows this was not your ordinary book signing…

The event rang in the 50th anniversary of Bozo the Clown, and brought out  The Man Behind the Nose co-author Thomas Scott McKenzie, Bozo’s widow Susan Harmon, and NY Times best-selling author and LCO client Neil Strauss. The signing welcomed all different kinds of Bozo fans, from adults to kids it was clear how much the world loves Bozo, and the event, like Man Behind the Nose, has a twist…A Bozo-inspired, laugh out loud, charity pie throwing contest!

Contestants in the pie throwing contest were judged on only the most important pie throwing techniques. From the creative to the dramatic, contestants showed their pie-flinging-flair:

The pie throwing contest benefited Bozo’s World Literacy Campaign.

For more information and to purchase The Man Behind The Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and other Stupendous Tales please click here.

Check out these great photos of LCO staff and interns getting in on the pie throwing fun:


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Come Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of BOZO The Clown

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 17, 2010

In The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales, Larry “Bozo” Harmon and co-author Thomas Scott McKenzie recall some pretty crazy tales about America’s most iconic and beloved clown.

Did you hear the one about when Bozo ran for President and survived two assassination attempts?

How about the time Bozo flew into the perilous jungles of New Guinea to see if he could not just survive but actually bond with dangerous cannibal tribes?

Well then, you must know about the time his size 83 AAA shoes saves him from being swallowed whole by a giant, murderous python in Thailand, right?

Did you know there was a 10-year wait list for tickets to the Bozo television show?

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bozo the Clown with a book signing of The Man Behind the Nose! The signing will be held at 4PM this Sunday, August 22 at Book Soup in Los Angeles. Special guests include co-author Thomas Scott McKenzie and Mrs. Larry Harmon, wife of the late Larry Harmon. The signing will feature Bozo memorabilia and maybe even play The Grand Prize Game!

Book Soup @ 4:00PM

8818 W. Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90069

The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales releases today through Igniter Books/Harper Collins Publishers. This moving biography from the late Larry “Bozo” Harmon showcases all of those crazy tales and will allow you to truly cherish the man behind that famous red nose.

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The Man Behind The Nose

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 10, 2010

Bozo the Clown is arguably the most famous clown in the world. The man behind the nose and outrageous makeup goes by the name of Larry Harmon. As famous as Larry BOZO Harmon may be for entertaining children, his silly antics, and comical appearance, you may not know as much as you think about this iconic character. For example, did you know that Bozo the Clown ran for president and that two assassination attempts were made on his life?

In his new book, written with Thomas Scott McKenzie, “The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales”, Larry Harmon shares things he would have never dared to tell when you were younger and allows us to fully understand the world of Bozo the Clown. “The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales” is published by the Igniter Literary Group and includes an introduction by Neil Strauss and Anthony Bozza.

“Sure, you know the giant shoes, the red bulbous nose, the big ruby smile, and the twin shocks of red yak-hair bursting from the sides of his head. And obviously you know the many clowns inspired by him, from Ronald McDonald to Krusty the Clown. So perhaps it’s time you learned about Bozo, and the man behind the nose. Because the wild, inspirational stories in this book are all true. As real as the nose on your face.”

I was headed for a white lab coat and stethoscope until a jazz singer in makeup pointed me in a direction that would lead to a red nose and wig.

I’m surrounded by laughter. If you’re with me you’ll notice giggling, chuckling, laughing, snickering, and cackling. Those sounds of joy are like music to me, symphonies of happiness.

Few things on this planet burn as quickly as heavily processed yak hair. And when that hair extends about nine inches from either side of your head and is curved upright, thus forming a bowl, that any stray spark or floating cinder can ignite it. One minute I’m joking around, the next I’m a human tiki torch.

Sometimes in like, certain doors open. And if you walk through them, things will never be the same.

For such a graceful man, famous for being so light on his feet, he sure made a lot of noise as he walked across the empty sound stage. Or maybe that was just my heart pounding.

I knew I wanted to leave my mark on this earth. Ultimately I decided that was best achieved by wearing size 83 triple-A red shoes. because people would never be able to forget the marks of those footprints. But it took a while to reach that conclusion.

To visit the official website for this publication, click HERE

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LCO Welcomes “Queen of Comedy”, Carla Collins!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 9, 2010

We would like to introduce our readers to the newest LCO Client, Carla Collins. As of August 1, comedian/author Carla Collins was officially added as an account.

Readers, meet Carla. Carla, meet our readers!

Now allow us to get everyone acquainted with Carla…Carla Collins is a very successful television comedian in Canada, most recently recognized from her hysterical, new documentary series “Carlawood”. This award-winning actress has also worked extensively as a television host, radio personality, model, and stand-up comedian.

Carla recently wrote her first book entitled, Angels, Vampires, and Douche Bags. If this title alone doesn’t make you laugh, we can guarantee that the inside contents of the book will! Aren’t you curious to find out what the title stands for? We won’t completely ruin it for you (even though it does say it on the back cover!) but Carla advises that you “attract more angels in your life, control your vampires, and keep all douche bags at bay”.

"With a fast wit, fake breasts, and real heart, Collins shares her unconventional journey from a small steel town in Ontario, Canada to Tinseltown LA"

In conclusion, we would like to give a warm welcome to Carla from the LCO Team and we are looking forward to our work together!

What did you guys think of Angels, Vampires, and Douche Bags? We would love to hear your opinions!

For a complete bio and more information on Carla Collins, please visit www.carlacollins.com

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