Thursday, December 29, 2011

Jimi & KAT talk Number Two & $hit Heads

Funny how talking about poop brings up Newt Gingrich. Recently I went back to drinking apple cider vinegar but with a twist I tried Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar with amazing results so I brought up the discussion with Jimi and this is what went down...

Exclusive Dollhouse Dude Talks Occupy L.A. with KAT of KAT TALES TV

Here is an early New Year's Present, I spoke with the Dollhouse Dude yesterday about the Occupy L.A. and the OWS Movement. Here is what Juan aka (Dollhouse Dude) had to say...

Hollywood For The Holidaze

Hope your Holidays are full of merriment. I've been very busy on a few videos, projects and watching movies when time allows. So here is a quick fix. A very cute Pomeranian in a Purse from yesterday. Some fun videos from Hollywood Blvd to come soon.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Kim Kardashian and the 3Bs: Bild Lilli, Barbie & Bratz

A little history, a German cartoonist by the name of Reinhard Beuthien while working for the tabloid Bild-Zeitung created a character with a baby face. The story goes that his boss didn't like the character so Reinhard added a curvaceous body, a pony tail to the baby face and a saucy tongue and named the cartoon character "Lilli".
From June 1952-January 1961 the Lilli cartoon ran in the tabloid. Here is where it gets really interesting, the Lilli doll had a sassy attitude, side eyes (dolls that looked directly into eyes were considered bad), high eyebrows, pale skin, painted face with red lips, painted red nails and trendy attire. Lilli love to talk about sex and fashion. She was known for her sexy one liners. Due to the success of the cartoon and using Reinhard's original designs, Bild-Zeitung decided to have the Lilli doll made by Max Weissbrodt from the toy company O&M Hausser . The "Bild Lilli" doll was expensive in the German market and was not marketed to girls. It was sold at bars and cigarette shops as an adult toy a "gag gift". Hence a "sex doll".
The doll was sold from 1955 until 1964 when Mattel acquired the rights and the patents. Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel) bought 3 dolls while she was in Europe and had the dolls copied and improved upon at Mattel. In 1959 the new doll with removable shoes, earrings and rooted hair was introduced as "Barbie" to the toy market. In essence, Barbie was a clone of Bild Lilli with improvements that increased sales of accessories and continued to improve on the original design.
Another fascinating side note that the German doll Lilli was so popular that a film was made called "Lilli — ein Mädchen aus der Großstadt" (Lilli — a Girl From the Big City). Sound familiar (Sex and the City)?
What can we learn from all this? How did a German doll originally marketed to adults influence several generations to want to be vapid consumers, mostly interested in the latest trends, promiscuous sex and fashion? Blame it on the Barbie improving on Bild Lilli.
Like the Kardashians, Mattel is litigious on any competition or anyone that stands in their way of their brand. Mattel went after the Bratz dolls after the newer dolls gained a substantial market share. The Kardashians go after Kris Humphries after pushing him aside like an unwanted Ken doll. Barbie's target audience is 3 years and up whereas the Bratz dolls are 8 and up. Are the Kardashians a mixture of Bild Lilli, Barbie & the Bratz? .
Like a Saturday morning child's cartoon, each spin off Kardashian show is a half hour commercial for their Kardashian Brand in the guise of entertainment.
Fantasy World
Buying Whatever A Doll Wants
Allure of the perfect body
No real talent
Based on Looks
Identical to the Mattel strategy of Barbie and her predecessor Bild Lilli, The Kardashian brand is a fantasy world of plastic. As a result of the success of the original Reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Mother Manager Kris has branched out the brand to include accessories: shoes, clothing, purses, perfumes, alcohol and anything else that can bring in money and notoriety. It is also interesting to note that the Bild Lilli doll during its popularity branch out to sell a variety of products as well.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ashley Tisdale Xmas Shopping @ Planet Blue

Wearing some fashionista thigh high and beyond boots, Ashley Tisdale went shopping earlier today at Planet Blue...

Men In Black's Tommy Lee Jones' Star Vandalized

Maybe an alien did it just in time for some notoriety but I noticed that Tommy Lee Jones' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame had been damaged.

The brass center piece that has the emblem of an old Hollywood movie camera was missing. Tommy Lee Jones' star looked like someone had chipped the brass piece out of the star. Hopefully the center piece will be replaced soon. Here is the 2012 Men In Black 3 trailer

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Norwegian Tourists Talk Butter Crisis

After watching a great video from "The Colbert Report" as well as from a Norwegian Blogger, the world has been made aware of the butter shortage that has befallen Norway during the Christmas Holidays. By chance I met some Norwegian tourist yesterday on Hollywood Boulevard and I asked them about the butter crisis.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Exclusive Kyle Richards & Mel Brooks

This is what happens when "reality" & comedy randomly hit each other. Here is Kyle Richards with daughters Portia and Sophia shopping and Mel Brook having lunch at the same time.

Exclusive Expendables 2 Sylvester Stallone

Bumped into Expendables 2 star Sylvester Stallone looking sharp in a suit yesterday afternoon in Beverly Hills...

Robin Antin Sets The Record Straight On Nicole Scherzinger Not Singing

Business Tycoon Robin Antin the creater of the Pussycat Dolls gave an exclusive interview to me the other day. There is big news for Pussycat Dolls' fans during the 2012 Superbowl and also. Ms. Antin addressed the rumors on whether Nicole Scherzinger actually does sing.

UMBERTO's Fabulous & Festive Holiday Hair

Umberto's a staple on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills is one of the Top Salons. Umberto's windows are also a treat for the eyes. I couldn't pass up taking a look and getting inspiration from their festive Holiday Hair styles.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pussy Cat Dolls Creator Robin Antin Shopping at I Want That Bag

There is some big news for fans of the Pussy Cat Dolls. Robin Antin the creator as well as a serious entrepreneur told me some juicy details that I will post in a later video. Here is Robin shopping at a very cool store in Beverly Hills called "I Want That Bag"...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stat Quo in Beverly Hills

I met StatQuo an hour ago in Beverly Hills waiting for his ride. He is very smart majored in Economics and International Business besides doing his rap game. We should all study Economics, International Business if we want to be successful in this global media chess game. Here is StatQuo getting asked some stripper questions by a pap (guess who he works for)...

Jaime Pressly Happy Holidays

I photographed the lovely and talented Jaime Pressly who has a new show "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER". While I was saying hello, my spare broken camera, (my main camera is being fixed)stopped videoing while I was shooting so I ended up taking tons of pictures that I will post a few later. Anyway here is 6 seconds of Jaime Pressly...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Janice Dickinson Cat Fight With Tyra Banks All About Publicity?

Gossip tongues were wagging recently when former judge on America's Next Top Model Janice Dickinson claimed the show was "fixed". Did Ms. Janice spill the Cover Girl beans just to promote her new show? Or is she really serious? A cat fight with former super models is always tantalizing to the tabloids. Here is Janice Dickinson in a fabulous purple coat doing a TV show on Rodeo in Beverly Hills a few moments ago.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jennifer Hudson and Family In Beverly Hills

Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga and their son take a family outting in Beverly Hills.

Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga and their son take a family outting in Beverly Hills.

Yehya from The Jimmy Kimmel Show Has An ipad

Yehya Mohamed the lovable celebrity photographer from Egypt has hit the big time. Yehya is in the "in crowd" now that he has an ipad. He showed some incredible photographs to us earlier today. He had a great picture of Heavy D, a young Paul McCartney, Eddie Murphy on the set of "Beverly Hills Cop" and so many more.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Exclusive Russell Simmons Talks Occupy Wall Street Movement & The Future

Brian Grazer and Russell Simmons leaving the Ivy when I ask them about the Occupy Wall Street Movement...

The Bro Code Band Busking in Beverly Hills Almost Gets Them Busted

An irate business owner calls the police on the Bro Code Band. He didn't appreciate them performing in front of his lunch time crowd. After some tense moments a "nice" police officer handles the situation professionally and no charges were filed. The Bro Code band are risking arrest to go after their dreams. They are garnering some serious fans in Beverly Hills.

Russell Simmons and Brian Grazer Do Lunch At The Ivy

Two Titans of the entertainment business, Brian Grazer who will be producing the 2012 Oscars and Russell Simmons aka UncleRush one of the Kings of putting Hip Hop all over the globe had lunch earlier this week at the Ivy.

Sylvester Stallone Takes A Walk On The Wild Side

Stallone is back from filming his latest movie which was a dangerous one. Here is Sylvester Stallone risking his life while jaywalking in Beverly Hills...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Roselyn Sánchez Expecting (The Light To Change)

Here is the lovely, talented and soon to be mommy Roselyn Sánchez in Beverly Hills from earlier today...

Katie Price Gets The Attention She Craves from L.A. Paparazzi

Like any publicity seeking missle, Katie Price (she is a star in the U.K) hit Robertson yesterday. I fell upon the situation while trying to eat my lunch. Sometimes I should just walk away. Here are two clips of Katie Price shopping in Los Angeles...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Taylor Armstrong Scares Me

Talk about maximizing every opportunity in the gold digging game. No one comes close than Taylor Armstrong. She should get a job as either a lobbyist or a Bankster. In the history of bouncing back after a spouse commits suicide, Armstrong has to be in the top list of all time of turning a "bad situation" into a money maker misadventure. With a new book out in Feb. 2012, Armstrong has barely had time to grieve after burying her late husband. Regardless to that fact, Bravo and Armstrong believe "The Show Must Go On" - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that is. Taylor claimed abuse and Russell Armstrong's past had abuse complaints with other women. Only Taylor knows the truth of their doomed relationship. Unfortunately Russell killed himself without challenging the allegations or dealing with several legal and financial issues. Death by hanging was an easier way out? Taylor Armstrong's own odd behavior and duplicitous nature calls into question if she is an honest person or not. People will do many things for the fame monster. Taylor Armstrong is an expert.

Karina Smirnoff & Brad Penny Not Getting Married

Below is a picture of Karina Smirnoff and partner J.R. Martinez punking Cheryl Burke during some happy times during intense rehearsals at Dancing With The Stars.

According to Radar Online, Smirnoff's engagement with baseballer Brad Penny is off. The following video is of Karina talking about her relationship during finals.

Was trouble in the relationship due to both Penny and Smirnoff's successful careers that demanded so much time away from each other?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bro Code Band "Stuck In The Middle With You"

The Bro Code Band performs a classic song from Stealers Wheel "Stuck In The Middle With You"...

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke & Bro Code Band

This is a funny video of Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke being serenaded by the Bro Code Band while I'm questioned about my Russian Hat.

Los Angeles City Hall Few Hours After Occupy LA Eviction Drive By KAT TALES TV Video

Here is a drive by video of the aftermath of the Occupy LA Eviction at Los Angeles City Hall a few hours after the police raid.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Remnants of OccupyLA In Pictures

While I was checking out a TV production downtown, I finally found a place to park after driving around for a half an hour. Funny thing a cop said to me, "Weren't you here yesterday?" I said, "Are You Following Me?" He meant at the MadMen set not Occupy LA. I said to him that this (indicating the OWS movement was more important than a TV show. City Hall looks like a cemetery closed in with apartheid tall fence that encompasses a whole block. I watched several people in cars and on foot look at the remnants of a movement. It was if we were paying our respects at a funeral.

Occupy LA Evicted -What A Difference A Day Makes

Actually a few hours after Occupy LA was evicted from City Hall Park by over 1,000 police officers, I went by to see what the area looked like. Here are some pictures. By the way, I couldn't park anywhere close to the area because the police had blocked off the area from parking.

Erik Estrada Talks Latin DWTS (Mira Quien Baila)

A man who has more jobs than a Jamaican, Erik Estrada was out and about in Beverly Hills before a meeting with William Morris Agency and he talked about his busy career....