HOLLYWOOD ACTOR/FILM STAR DEREK WEBB GETS NOMINATED FOR A STAR ON THE PRESTIGIOUS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Hollywood film star, playgirl magazine star, model, celebrity fitness trainer, producer & LA HOLLYWOOD talk radio show co/HOST Derek Webb, has been selected to be nominated for the famous iconic star on the Hollywood walk of fame.  Hollywood film star actor Webb whose career in the Hollywood film & entertainment industry began when he was only 19 years old with his famous playgirl magazine star appearance is now a developed Hollywood actor & film star , playgirl magazine star, celebrity fitness trainer, LA HOLLYWOOD TALK RADIO SHOW co/host. This talented multi hypenate has now placed another big milestone in his Hollywood film & entertainment career.  At only 31 years old, Webb, the New Hampshire native, is now being  nominated for a star on April 2022.  

Webb who’s best known for his Hollywood hit featured film roles titles such as Hollywood Werewolf with Andy Dick, 14 ghost, Staycation staring Kelli Maroney, vulpes staring along side Hollywood icon sandy Johnson also know for being the cover man for Spotlight Entertainment magazine & soon will be on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine says he’s is very honored thrilled to be receiving a nomination of this great historic size & magnitude.  “It’s an honor, aprivilege, with such more passion & integrity I have & will be a accenting the nomination for a star on Hollywood’s legendary Hollywood walk of fame. It’s an honor to be getting nominated for such a iconic historical award Hollywood achievement. I am very looking forward to the exciting experience & excitement this announcement is going to be given to my major audiences, fan base, supporters & more but more importantly, it’s such emotional iconic moment to have my name edged in to the nomination process & to be selected to be nominated for one of Hollywood entertainment industries biggest industry awards is a major hard earned achievement. I’m very honored proud to have obtain my self to be nominated for such beautiful award for such amazing phenomenal dedication hard work not only from my self but from all my fans viewers & audiences,” said Webb.  He has also confirmed he has spoken with the Hollywood chamber of commerce & the Hollywood walk of fame chamber of commerce committee who has informed him of how their nominee and/or nomination process works.
“What a phenomenal opportunity to have my name amongst amazing, iconic and legendary artists such as David Bowie, Michael Jackson and many other greats. It’s a true honor for me and my team,” he added. If not selected, Webb says he is very grateful and thankful for being nominated  and the thought that I was at least nominated, even if not chosen speaks volumes for all I have done & accomplished in my career look forward to many other great iconic legendary endeavors to come.” 

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The Nun and The Countess At Casa 101

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles, CA — Wednesday , October 20th, 2021 — The Nun and The Countess – Based on the novel Sor Juana’s Second Dream by Alicia Gaspar de Alba. Co-Directed by Corky Dominguez. This is the story of the passionate romance between Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, a 17th Century Mexican nun and the Countess Maria Luisa de Paredes, Vicereine of Mexico. Odalys Nanin stars as legendary Mexican nun Sor Juana, who wowed a Countess (played by Genevieve Joy and alternate Lee Ann Gutierrez) with poems that still live today.

Sor Juana is considered the most prolific poet of the golden age and the first feminist of the new world. She was named the tenth muse (the Sappho of the Americas). She was a musician, playwright and a Lesbian trapped in a nun’s habit. The poems to Lysi (Countess de Paredes) are woven into the dialogue of the play offering the audience a window into their intimate relationship in the confined world in which they lived. These are soul mates who are in a predicament where society’s rules forbid the consummation of their love.

WHERE:

CASA 0101 Theater 2102 East 1st Street LA, CA. 90033 

 WHEN:

 Limited Run:

Friday, October 22 – Sunday, November 7, 2021 

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:00 p.m.

Advanced admission $30 Regular at the door: $40 

OPENING NIGHT – Red Carpet Gala 

Date: Friday, October 22

Tickets at:

www.machatheatre.org

Odalys Nanin is an award-winning playwright, director, producer, actress, and founder/artistic director of Macha Theatre/Films, the first and only Lesbian/Latinx Theater company in California. She has a recurring role as Brenda in Games People Play co-starring with Sarunas Jackson a TV series for BET. Ms. Nanin also co-starred with A.J. Cook and Shemar Moore in Criminal Minds and was a guest star in Jane the Virgin with Gina Rodriguez. She has written ten plays to date: FRIDA- Stroke of Passion, Love Struck, Garbo’s CubanLover, The Nun and the Countess, Beyond Love, Skin of Honey, The Adventures of the Lieutenant Nun, Naked in the Tropics, Lavender Love, & Marilyn: My Secret.

She’s also a Filmmaker and has written three screenplays, produced three short films and two documentaries. Ms Nanin’s plays have garnered LA Weekly Pick of the week, Backstage Critics Pick, LA Times Critic’s Choice, Best play by The Advocate and Curve Magazine. She was chosen by OUT Magazine as one out of 100 that made a difference in 2007. She is the recipient of three Drama Log theatre awards (for acting, directing, and producing), the Maverick Award (Women’s Theatre Festival), the Pat Parker Arts Award from (Christopher Street West) & Two Eddon award for FRIDA- Stroke of Passion. She was interviewed by CAREER GIRLS as a role model in theatre for young girls. 

Macha Theatre: is a non-profit organization under the 501C3 producing cutting edge plays, films & adaptations of classics about the Latinx LGBTQI experience. Our mission is to ameliorate the image of women and to build social, cultural & artistic bridges between the LGBTQI community and beyond. Sponsored in part by a grant from: East Side Arts Initiative, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture and California Community Foundation. Odalys Nanin is a graduate of The Drama Studio London and Rutgers University. 

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QueerWise Presents the World Premiere of The Ache For Home ~ A Docudrama Illuminating Homeless Voices in West Hollywood Online on Sunday, October 17, 2021

“Street-life is sometimes like bad theater,

except there’s no intermission.”

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles, CA — Friday, October 7th, 2021 — QueerWise, the lauded LGBTQ spoken word performance collective, with the support of the City of West Hollywood, presents the World premiere docudrama The Ache For Home, screening online on Sunday, October 17, at 5:00pm. An assortment of voices illuminating the homeless crisis in West Hollywood grew out of a five-week spoken word workshop with those who have experienced homelessness for themselves. Under the artistic direction of artist-activist Michael Kearns, and with direction by Keida Mascaro, these citizens-turned-writers share inspirational stories from their time on the streets, ranging from narratives of soaring self-acceptance to confessions of truth-telling defeats. The show’s title is a reference to a quote by Maya Angelou, “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” For more information, please visit QueerWise’s site and FaceBook page. After the premiere, the video presentation will also be available on the QW YouTube channel.

The Ache For Home will feature the writing and storytelling from a number of individuals — KaydenLarryLisaLuckieTiger, and more— many of whom have a connection to West Hollywood. These mentees worked with six mentors to bring their stories to light. The storytellers are a diverse group ranging in age from 20 to 63 years-old who have dealt with the uncertainty of living on the streets and the specific challenges they faced day-to-day. That commonality is the one thing that they all share, while their stories are different, their humanity is universal and all encompassing.

This distinct group of narrators includes a young cis male with a passion for music and art, who finds joy “when I can put a smile on someone’s face and give back.” One of the mentees is a retired mixed race bisexual government worker who is a voracious reader and literacy advocate. Two trans males share their experiences of living on the street. And a former resident playwright, in Canada and the UK, and recipient of numerous grants and awards was homeless for 44 days and nights in the city.


The mentee’s autobiographical stories emerge with the guidance of each of their mentors: Lucia Chappelle, the Social Justice Minister at Founders Metropolitan Community Church and Associate Producer of the LGBTQ syndicated radio program “This Way Out”; Jim Pentecost, who taught Drama at Santee Education Complex, produced Disney’s “Pocahontas,” and has worked on the Broadway productions of La Cage Aux FollesCrimes of the Heart, and GypsyRabbi Robin Podolsky who serves on the Board of Governors for the Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din, writes at TribeHerald and The Jewish Journal, and advises the Jewish Student Union at Occidental College; Andy Rollyson, a writer and entrepreneur; Corey Roskin, who has worked for the City of West Hollywood in social services for over 25 years and has also been programming, producing, participating in, and serving on planning committees for literary events for 20 years; and David Trudell, who has performed his solo shows, all directed by Michael Kearns, at venues around Los Angeles including The Skylight Theatre, Highways Performance Space, and Malibu Playhouse.
The Ache For Home has been made possible with the generous support of the City of West Hollywood.


Links
:https://www.queerwise.netFB Event Pagehttps://www.instagram.com/queer.wisehttps://www.facebook.com/queer.wisehttps://www.weho.orghttps://www.facebook.com/wehocityhttp://michaelkearns.co#     #     #For more information, photos, to request a book, or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.
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Harley Wallen’s Tale of Tails Racks up Many Wins on the Film Festival Circuit

After a long and very successful festival run with some historic wins including the first time ever “Tale of Tails” won Best TV Series, Best Lead Actor in a TV Series or film and Best Director at the 26th Annual Indie Gathering and turned around the following week and won the esteemed Golden Statue at the Hollywood Global Film Festival. “Tale of Tails” became available on multiple platforms in late September (Tubi, Amazon/IMDb TV and Vudu to start with other outlets pending) and foreign sales in much of Europe.


The series is co-produced by original creator Tevis Marcum, Producer and Lead Actress Kaiti Wallen, Writer/Editor Steve Kopera and Writer/Director and Lead Actor Harley Wallen.

Writer/Director and Lead Actor Harley Wallen


Short synopsis:Tails is not a white-collar gentlemen’s club. It’s a borderline-legal bar with topless dancers and a back room where anything goes for the right price. Nick, the owner, keeps Tails afloat by taking advantage of the desperate women who dance for money and the desperate men who pay for female attention. When a dead body shows up in the bathroom, Nick’s control begins to unravel. Hunted by an ambitious, relentless cop, Nick’s enemies begin to surround him. He must decide how many friends to sacrifice in order to save himself.
When asked how surprising the series festival success has been Harley said “I felt like we had something special when we worked on the story but as we started filming it really came alive and I felt we had a place and an audience, but I do not take the festival accolades and reviews for granted and how well the series did as a ‘Tubi Exclusive’ was also a big compliment but I’m excited we will be available to a bigger audience with the additional outlets and all the new countries we’ll be in.”
“I get asked a lot about our guest stars and their impact and they were all really great!  Yan Birch and Blanca Blanco actually came with me to the Hollywood Global awards gala to accept the beautiful Golden Statue. They’ve been incredibly supportive and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities as Season 2 is currently being written,” said Wallen.


Tale of Tails had an amazing run at the film festival circuit with wins at Austin International Art Festival, Paris Play Film Festival, Toronto Film and Script Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, Hollywood International Golden Age Awards, Crown Woods International Film Festival, Adbhooture Film Festival, Florence Film Awards, The IndieFest Film Awards, The Indie Gathering and Hollywood Global. They’re also finalists at the WSXA Awards and Best Indie Film Awards and also Official Selection at LA Indies, Gold Star Movie Awards, Chicago Indie Awards, Montreal Independent Film Festival, Russia’s White Nights Film Festival, Dubai Independent Film Festival, Moody Crab Film Fest and Top Indie Film Awards.
“With his new series “Tale of Tails”, director Harley Wallen weaves together a tale rich in drama, suspense, and intrigue set against the backdrop of the adult entertainment world. Replete with narratives that are not often explored in film and television in such a thought-provoking way, we are excited to share Harley’s work with a wider public audience!” said Rob Johnson, Founder of Homestead Entertainment, who is handling the project’s distribution. 

Wallen with his award at the Hollywood Global gala with actors Blanco Blanco and Yan Birch
Producer and Lead Actress Kaiti Wallen

When asked what to expect for Season 2 Wallen said “More action for once, more guest stars and I’m really excited about us having more time to get the story really strong and take the plot to a new level, a lot of people have asked for a longer season and longer episodes but we’re planning on keeping episodes to around 20 minutes but want to up to 10 episodes for Season 2.”
Unfortunately when we asked Wallen the whereabouts of Amber he pleaded the 5th.
Look for Season 1 of “Tale of Tails” with this new artwork soon on Amazon Prime, Vudu, IMDb TV and Tubi. For more info on “Tale of Tails”, please go to https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11620272/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Harley and Kaiti Wallen are both represented by The Williamson Management Company.

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MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS, THE BLACK EYED PEAS PERFORM ICONIC WHERE IS THE LOVE LIVESTREAM CONCERT LIVE FROM THE PYRAMIDS IN EGYPT VIA LIVENOW

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Worldwide — Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 — LIVENow and ROBOMAGIC LIVE hosted the WHERE IS THE LOVE livestream for global superstars, The Black Eyed Peas. The event, exclusively streamed by LIVENow was streamed live from the pyramids of Egypt with will.i.amapl.de.apTaboo and J. Rey Soul on the mic. Fans who attended the live stream experienced all-time classic hits from throughout their illustrious career. With over 35 million album sales, 9 international number one singles, 6 Grammy Award wins, and a catalogue of hits old and new, The Black Eyed Peas are undoubtedly one of the biggest acts of this era.

What a year it’s been, we’ve missed the stage and our fans. We’re incredibly proud to be able to perform from the Pyramids in Egypt, and also to be able to stream it live to our fans across the world. We know everyone has missed live music as much as we have, so we are looking forward to celebrating and dancing with you, wherever you are in the world.” – will.i.am

Grammy-award winning group the Black Eyed Peas (Taboo, J. Rey Soul, will.i.am and apl.de.ap – L to R) perform at the Egypt Pyramids on October 2 for a global audience, presented by LIVENow.
 

Viewers from across the globe were able to join the Black Eyed Peas on their journey to the iconic Egyptian pyramids, with exclusive never-before-seen footage to make for a perfect pre-show experience. For the first time ever, viewers were able to tune into a live feed from the Black Eyed Peas’ personal greenroom and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the band as they prepared for their biggest show yet.

Grammy-award winning group the Black Eyed Peas (J. Rey Soul, will.i.am, Taboo, and apl.de.ap – L to R) perform at the Egypt Pyramids on October 2 for a global audience, presented by LIVENow.

The CEO of LIVENow spoke about the livestream: “I am so excited to make history with this concert, live from the Pyramids in Egypt. This was a never-before-accomplished performance by any band or artist, and I am so happy to be a part of the first one ever. This was truly an event to remember.” 

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Celebrity Fashion Designer Sai Suman at the Acadamey of Motion Pictures Premiere Party

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — LOS ANGELES, CA — (September 30th, 2021) At the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Premiere Party on Wednesday, Sept. 29 in Los Angeles, celebrities including top fashion designers showed up in person making a BIG statement!

Sai Suman poses with Rebel Wilson at the Premiere Party. Photo by Erwin Glaub

Celebrity fashion designer, Sai Suman sparkled on the red carpet at the star-studded gala party event.

The event brought out major superstars including Robert Pattinson, H.E.R, Rebel Wilson, Zooey Deschanel, Finn Wittrock and many more.

Sai on the Red Carpet

Robert Pattinson, star of ‘The Batman’ and Grammy award-winning singer H.E.R. hosted the glamourous event.

Sai dazzled in a stunning bejewelled dress turning heads in her beautiful sequin design at the event.

The respected fashion designer is known for not only her incredible designs but also her stand-out stylish creations for Hollywood A-listers.

This premiere party comes days after The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ glamorous opening gala, which featured celebrities like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Olivia Rodrigo, Meg Ryan, Cher, and more.

The stars came out to celebrate the highly-anticipated museum, which will ‘celebrate the art and science of movies — past, present, and future.’ The museum will open to the public starting on September 30.

Checkout more photos of Sai Suman from the The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures premiere party on her Instagram page @saisumancouture

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Popovich:Road to hollywood

On Sunday, September 5, 2021 the world premiere of Popovich: Road to Hollywood was presented during the “Dances with Films” film festival held at TCL Chinese Theater.
The film stars Gregory Popovich, animal rights activist, producer and lifelong advocate of animal rights, along with Robin Slomina , Shannon Calcutt, Voki Kalfayan, Jimmy Slomina and Rex, the rescued dog also starring in the film.

Gregory Popovich performed tricks with his pets before the screening and attendants gave rave reviews for the film after its premiere. On an extremely hot day in Hollywood, a brief but extreme downpour of cats and dogs cooled off the day for all who attended.

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR KYGO’S PALM TREE RECORDS PERFORM FIRST-EVER LABEL SHOWCASE ON GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING APP, LIVIT’S LIVE LOUNGE CONCERT SERIES

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles, CA — Friday, August 27th, 2021 —On August 27, Live Lounge presented by 17LIVE hosted the first-ever label showcase for global superstar, Kygo’s Palm Tree Records, a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment. With over 15 billion cumulative global audio and video streams, the Norwegian artist is best known for chart-topping hits like the multiplatinum “It Ain’t Me” [with Selena Gomez], “Higher Love” [with Whitney Houston], “Like It Is” [with Zara Larsson & Tyga], and “Lose Somebody” [with OneRepublic]. Among the attendees were influencers and celebrities alike such as model/TV personality Camille Kostek, Football player Chase DeMoor from the hit Netflix show “Too Hot To Handle” with Billboard’s on-camera host Chelsea Briggs on the mic doing hosting duties, and much more.

“I’m excited for my artists to have the opportunity to show the world what they’re capable of.” – Kygo

Kygo’s Palm Tree Records showcase featured performances by Palm Tree Records artists Frank WalkerForester,Haywood, andPetey Martin. Toronto-based DJ/Producer Frank Walker has captivated fans across the globe with his club-ready collaborations such as “Like Gold” with Loud Luxury and Stephen Puth, along with solo releases like “Dancing In The Dark” which was recently nominated for a Juno award. Los Angeles-based indie electronic duoForester has already shown his impact on the scene, blending acoustic instrumentation with electronic elements that transport the listener to wide open spaces earning them over 20 million total streams across their catalog.

Football player Chase DeMoor from Netflix’s “ Too Hot To Handle” looked hot at Kygo’s first-ever Palm Tree Records label showcase at CreatetheLab in Los Angeles presented by17LIVE

Songwriter/producer Haywood has penned hits for everyone from Katy Perry and Kygo to BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez and is now a featured solo artist with a glorious and glossy sound of her own on a series of 2021 singles for Palm Tree Records. Nashville-based Petey Martin wrote/produced “Ashes” by Celine Dion for the Deadpool 2 Motion Picture Soundtrack, “Bigger Than” by Justin Jesso & Seeb, and five songs on Kygo’s ‘Golden Hour’ album, including the lead single “Like It Is.” He made his debut as an artist collaborating with Matoma on “Keep It Simple” and released his introductory single “Come Back Home” on Palm Tree Records featuring two-time Grammy winner Lauren Daigle.

Manager Myles Shear, Superstar Kygo, Model Camille Kostek at the first-ever Palm Tree Records label showcase at CreatetheLab in Los Angeles presented by17LIVE
Superstar Kygo, his artist Petey Martin, Manager Myles Shear at the first-ever Palm Tree Records label showcase at CreatetheLab in Los Angeles presented by17LIVE
 

“I’m excited to partner with 17LIVE to host our first-ever Palm Tree Records showcase and be able to live stream it to millions of people around the world while interacting with users of the platform.” – David Rishty, President of Palm Tree Records

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The New Experience at the Long Beach Uptown Jazz Festival 2021


(Hollywood Press Corps) — LONG BEACH, CA — (AUG 21ST, 2021) At this year’s #UptownJazzFestival, Vice Mayor Rex Richardson was frontband center joining Wells Fargo and the New Experience with Robby Krieger. A giant check for $50,000 check was presented to the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion.

This was an event to highlight the importance of business ownership and bring the local community together. Everybody had a really good time and the Vice Mayor got a chance to talk to everybody about getting vaccinated. He said, “I know about Tuskegee, but I think this is different and we all really need to get vaccinated.” It was a great day with the sun shining and everyone enjoying the music. I estimate there were about 5,000 people in attendance with lots of kids and families. There was a dance floor in front of the stage that could be accessed with vaccine proof or a negative covid test. It could be completed in 15 minutes.

The New Experience is a Los Angeles based blues, 1960s rock and jazz four piece. On guitar is Robby Krieger of the Doors. Robby is a founding member of the Doors and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His guitar licks are iconic and his blues playing comes from the heart. Kevin “Brandino” Brandon on bass is known for being Aretha Franklin’s bass player for more than a decade.

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Ed Roth on keybards. Photo by Chris Minkel

Brandino is a nine-time Grammy winner and recorded Grammy winning music with Justin Timberlake, Outkast, and James Brown just to name a few. Franklin Vanderbilt III plays drums for the New Experience. Frankie is Lenny Kravitz’s drummer. Ed Roth plays keyboards and organ. Ed has a heavy jazz influence on the New Experience. Annie Lennox and Ronnie Montrose are just a couple of the legends Ed plays with. When the New Experience performs, there is a festive feeling like the 1960s have returned.

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La Jolla International Fashion Film Fest

The 12th annual La Jolla International Fashion Film Fest was held at The Lot in La Jolla, California on July 23rd and 24th, 2021.
With designers, models, filmmakers and more the red carpet was festive and colorful, followed by screenings of the top films and awards presented to the artists making them possible.




Several performances by music artists and dance innovators took place on the red carpet itself between guest arrivals as attendees sipped their favorite libations on a warm day by the ocean. Local and worldwide media covered this festive annual event and needless to say, a great time was had by all. Exposing the world to films, design and imagination in the realm of fashion is at the core of this event and La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival shines a bright spotlight on just that.