Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blast From the Past Freddie Boom Boom Washington

I saw Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs walking down the street last week much to my surprise. Lawrence is known for playing "Freddie Boom Boom Washington" on WELCOME BACK KOTTER.
Hilton-Jacobs kept me in check because he turn the interview around and started interviewing me.

He told me I needed to do something about my agents taking 40% from my pictures and videos....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Paris (Hilton) Anyone?

Two days in a row, I've come across Ms. Paris Hilton.

Paris was looking particularly fly today. I asked her what she was wearing.

She responded "PARIS HILTON". Paris created a media frenzy again today going to and leaving from KITSON on Robertson.

Thriller Video of Michael Jackson

I've actually have seen MJ the glove one before. Once live in concert and another time at a church. One can see the power of frenzied hysteria alive and well. It catches. The scene is electric. Here is the video of Michael Jackson ...the experience that I shot yesterday....

Monday, April 27, 2009

Michael Jackson Makes An Appearance

After waiting for a long time, MJ appeared coming out of a Medical Building in Beverly Hills. Left me say first how difficult it is to shoot while security guards throw umbrellas up and they get caught in cameras, hair and jackets.
I happened to be in a good position but the photos I got aren't great. They are what I got. Here are a few of the Masked One.

He left the building with his children wearing carnival masks.

Jewel at the Grove

I chatted with Jewel over the weekend at the Grove. She was there to see THE SOLOIST with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.

Jewel had her pet with her while Ty Murray her husband was busy rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars. Having an insider view on Dancing With The Stars, Jewel said she wasn't sure if she would do the show at a later time. Due to the injury prone show, Jewel told me that there needed to be more professionals on the show to make sure the participants were warmed up and stretched before and after practice.

Jewel also told me that she has a new album coming out. Jewel and Ty are two of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of interviewing and meeting.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lisa Rinna Talks Dancing With The Stars (the Video)

This has to be one of my favorite video interviews...Lisa Rinna and I talk DWTS and Gilles and Lil Kim....

Friday, April 24, 2009

Til Schweiger's TWILIGHT Movie Connection

A month ago I photographed this HOT guy on the streets of Hollywood wearing a tuxedo.
I love men in suits and he caught my eye.
His name is Til Schweiger and as I reported in a previous post, Til is Germany's version of Brad Pitt. Til is HOT HOT HOT!!! According to E! Online, Til is the host of a reality show called MISSION HOLLYWOOD. The show centers around female contestants who are vying for a spot an actual role in an upcoming TWILIGHT movie.
The contestants, who I photographed along with Schweiger, will be competing in contests much like SURVIVOR and other reality shows appearing on TV. The added bonus is that the ladies will also be performing acting scenes from various famous movies. So to me it is a mix of SURVIVOR and AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL.

Ty & Chelsea - The Last Dance?

One of the many things I like about Dancing With the Stars, is that most of the people are Really Sweet. I think my photos/videos of them over the past 2 seasons reflect that. I have a great appreciation for dancers and mad respect for the discipline and talent it takes to perform. Most importantly dancing can be so much fun and bring out so much joy. I had a great conversation with Ty today. I asked him how he handles the stress of learning the dances, performing and being critiqued. Murray said to just enjoy the process. Wise words......Sometimes I forget to just enjoy the process. Ty helped me to remember that today. So whether or not this week is the last one for Chelsea Hightower and Ty Murray to dance together, it really doesn't matter because they did their best and enjoyed the process.

Lisa Rinna Still Hot Still Dancing

After hanging out with some friends at a local pizza joint, I saw Lisa Rinna. I was carrying some food and I handed over to one of my friends to pull my camera out. Lisa Rinna fresh from those hot photos on the beach with her wearing a bikini and sporting a body of a woman 1/2 her age, was looking very beautiful on her way to take a dance class.
She stopped and talked with us while I snapped away. I've shot Lisa numerous times and she always looks on top of her game.

Lisa being a former DWTS' contestant, is an avid fan of DWTS. I asked her about Gilles Marini nude scene in Sex in the City. Her answer was classic. I'll put it up in a day or 2. It is one of my favorit and fun interviews.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

DWTS' Gilles Marini Gives Me an Exclusive

Gilles Marini told me exclusively today that he will be dancing with Lil Kim next week on Dancing With the Stars.
The Stars will have to learn 2 dances for the next show and the cast is dwindling. Word on the street is that the competition will be between Lil Kim and Gilles.

DWTS' Karina Smirnoff Has Another Thing To Smile About

Beautiful and multi-talented Karina Smirnoff looked lovely in a white summer dress yesterday.
Smirnoff told me that she has a new gig with E! doing interviews with Dancing With the Stars finalists. Although her and her parnter Steve Wozniak were voted off the show, Karina is keeping busy with several projects.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Ballas Hough Band Rocks Out at the Grove

I was pleasantly surprised last night at the Grove. I saw the Mark Ballas and Derek Hough Band rocking out.
They were very good. Steve Wozniak and Shawn Johnson was were there having fun. Both took times to take time with fans. Steve Wozniak had lots to say. Maybe he should have his own show.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hugh Jackman WOLVERINE Gets Cemented in History

Multi-Talented Hugh Jackman became immortal today. Jackman was cemented at the Mann's Chinese Theatre. I have to say, Hugh Jackman looks AMAZINGLY in shape. What a hot body which went well with the 100 degree heat in Hollywood.

Hugh took time to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

Rupert Murdoch ruler of FOX and a whole lot of media and sports teams was in attendance, so was Jay Leno and Director Brett Ratner. WOLVERINE opens MAY 1st. The movie is expected to be the first major box office bonaza of the summer.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Queen of Bedford Gives a Shout Out to People in the Pen

On 420 day, Queen gives love to the people behind bars....

Friday, April 17, 2009

Gilles Marini putting the D in Daddy

Gilles Marini shows Dads can be sexy hot....Gilles beautiful wife and kids were with him yesterday. His daughter started to cry when he was leaving.

He gave his son a big kiss.
And tapped his wife's butt before he left for rehearsal.
Marini could teach some Dads some new tricks....

Thursday, April 16, 2009

DWTS' Ty and Gilles: Nice Guys Finish First

Two Nice guys crossed my path today. Ty Murray and Gilles Marini prove that nice guys are very attractive in all the varying forms. On the next Dancing With the Stars, the Stars will performing a group dance. So this week they have to learn two routines. I overhead Gilles say that he already learned his dance with partner Cheryl Burke.

Ty who has been struggling outside of his comfort zone, is always up for a challenge.

Shout Out to Jenny McCarthy

Although, I haven't photographed Jenny McCarthy (yet), I have to give her a SHOUT OUT! I recently saw Ms. McCarthy on Good Day LA talking about her new book on Autism. The best part of the interview for me and there were several, was when Jenny was asked "What about Acting?" Jenny replied that she was more interested in "Changing The World!" I really appreciate her courage in educating herself and others in the aspiration in the causes and cures for Autism which her son was diagnosed. Jenny has led a crusade in finding out about mercury in vaccinations as well as other important things like not getting your child vaccinated when she/he is taking antibiotics. Jenny McCarthy outspokeness has incited many critics who want her silenced and who think that vaccinations are valid and safe.
Knowing an autistic child and interacting with him almost daily, has given me a new found respect for any parent as well as any care giver with a child with special needs. Any information that can help or cure Autism, I'm for. Many autistic children like the one that I know are highly gifted and they seem to be on a different wave length. The one that I know is highly intuitive and imaginative. So Kudos to Jenny McCarthy and those like her making a difference.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mika & Perez Hilton Give Out Ice Cream and Concert Tix

Perez Hilton the Queen of Publicity and Gossip was rolling in and ice cream truck today in Beverly Hills. In a park, I think it was the same one that George Michael got arrested in a while back for soliciting in the men's bathroom.

Perez wasn't "hooking up the George Michael way". Hilton was giving out concert tickets for MIKA. The funny thing is, I've been trying to figure out the name of the singer for a couple of weeks now. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I'm in love with HBO. I recently started to watch TV again after years of abstinence. I don't consider HBO TV. HBO is much better than regular stuff on the boob tube. Getting back to the point. I would hear songs on some of the movies that I was watching and I didn't know the name of the singer. I knew he sounded much like Freddy Mercury of Queen - who I adore for his musicality and theatrics. But for the life of me I couldn't remember his name and I was talking to a friend recently trying to explain the guy that sounds like Freddy Mercury with a very high voice and sings very happy songs. Well that guy happens to be the same one that I met today....MIKA.

Mika is a charming talent and arrived in the ice cream truck much to the delight of fans who were told via Perez Hilton's website to come to the park for ice cream and free concert tickets. Clever, Clever, Clever PR. Perez is NO JOKE. I used to do marketing and promotions for Fortune 500 companies. I learned alot from promoting all kinds of diverse brands from pizza to beer but when I see a Master, I give credit where credit is due and Perez Hilton is a MASTER.