(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — West Hollywood, CA — Monday, March 9th, 2020 — The Hollywood Press Corps dispatched top photographer, Ellen Zuckerman, to cover the star studded red carpet for the Monday night premiere of Corey Feldman’s long-awaited documentary My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys. Corey Feldman is a sexual abuse survivor, activist and national ambassador for CHILD USA. Corey is also a member of SAG committees on sexual harassment, and he was instrumental in getting the Child Victim’s Act passed in California and New York last year. He brought his whole TRUTH to light, as promised. My Truth is helmed by award winning director Brian Herzlinger (My Date with Drew) and features interviews with many of The Two Coreys’ friends and co-stars including Keith Coogan (Adventures in Babysitting, The Fox & The Hound), Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys) the late Kristoff St. John (Bad News Bears, The Young & The Restless) in his final interview. The documentary also includes an exclusive interview with Disney star and childhood sexual assault survivor Ricky Garcia, who recently came forward about his own abuse as a teen star in the industry. Corey hopes that this film will serve as a call to action so that justice can be served, and children can finally be protected.
A few of the people that the Hollywood Press Corps saw at the premiere were Corey Feldman, his wife Courtney Feldman, Playboy model Susannah Sprague, Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Richardson, Dave Navarro, Chris Kattan, Crystal Hefner and Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Malibu’s Most Wanted).
Although there were some issues with the live streaming portion of the event, It was still a big success. Many celebrities came out to show support for Corey and this project. After the screening at the Directors Guild, the event moved to the legendary Rainbow club on Sunset, where, of course, Ron Jeremy was hanging out.
Corey hopes to get My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys to everyone that ordered the Live Streaming portion of the event as soon as possible.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — (Feb. 27, 2020) — The Hollywood Press Corps got a chance to speak with actress Vanessa Lua. Vanessa can be seen on Season 10 of Shameless on Showtime. Vanessa is an actress, writer and host of WhatTheHellDidSheSay, a YouTube channel where she interviews celebrities.
Hollywood Press Corps (HPC): We just saw you on Shameless as Aunt Telma! Please tell us about your experience in shooting this show.
It was an incredible opportunity. I got to work with an amazing cast and crew. They have been together for 10 years now so they are a big family and they were very welcoming to me, specially Ethan Cutcosky (Carl) who was very attentive with everyone, also, there is one scene where I get to sit on with the whole family on the couch and it was my first time meeting Shannola (V) and Steve (“Kevin”) and oh my god Shanola lights the room with her big smile. I love her and both received me with a big hug. I also had the opportunity to shoot in Chicago and it was my first time there. I got to meet John Wells and even share a Mexican candy with him.
HPC: What is William H. Macy really like?
Bill was very reserved but kind. He directed the second episode I was on and he did a great job. As an actor he was so good that I just have to react to his energy. I have to tell you I gave him some “chongos Zamoranos” , a Mexican candy handmade from my hometown Zamora. I was so nervous because I didn’t want to bother him and I knew it was my last chance to give it to him so when I got his attention I realized the container broke and it was a mess. I gave it to him, I told him to be careful when he open it and I ran away. We never spoke about it.
HPC: Are you currently writing anything new?
Currently I’m promoting my short film LA DEGOLLADORA that is an official selection at the Pasadena International Film Festival. I wrote it, directed and acted so I am very excited to see it on the big screen. You can join me on Sunday, March 15 at 7:45 PM at Laemmle Playhouse 7. Get your passes at: https://www.pasadenafilmfestival.org
HPC: You’re a model who has a connection with Texas. Could you tell us about that?
I’m one of the guest models for Fashion Cited, a charity event that benefits the Legal Hospice of Texas and features a stunning runway fashion presentation highlighting Dallas clothiers and designers.It is such an honor to walk in those beautiful outfits. Being a model was my childhood dream but unfortunately I don’t look like a model (I’m not even tall!) but that shows you that dreams come true. So keep dreaming and help people in need get legal help. You can get your tickets at https://legalhospice.org/events/
HPC: What is your hometown? Could you tell us about it?
I am from Zamora, Michoacan, and you should add it to your next visit to Mexico. The food is amazing! Best tacos, pan dulce, papas cocidas, agues frescas! Zamora is know for the strawberries and “Los dulces del Portal” (that includes the chongos Zamoranos), and it has one of the most beautiful churches ” El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe”. And if you drive 20 minutes north, you will find my favorite place on earth, El Lago de Camecuaro.
HPC: What’s it like to do celebrity interviews on the red carpet for whatthehelldidshesay?
I love my youtube channel WhatTheHellDidSheSay. It is a joy to talk to celebrities, find out how they overcome obstacles and ask them to say something in Spanish. I feel is a way to be a bridge between Hollywood Celebrities and the Latino audience.
HPC: Do you have a favorite interview from whatthehelldidshesay?
It is so hard to pick a favorite interview, I love them all, they all are so special. Wait, I loved when I interviewed James Cameron and he directed me. I alsoI really enjoy talking to Topher Grace, specially because he retweeted the interview saying “Wait, is this my favorite interview ever?” And of course Josh Radnor who made me choose between a date or an interview. Check out my channel at www.whatthehelldidshesay.com
HPC: What do you hope to achieve in 2020?
I’m currently performing improvised Comedy in Spanish with my troupe Impromundeando. I hope this year we get stronger as a team. All the members are very talented and hardworking and that is very inspiring. This year I want to focus more on my comedy writing, my stand up comedy and maybe a two person play. I also want to focus on my personal growth. I teach a recovery class at K2 CrossFit and that has taught me how important is to take care of your mind and body. I feel that this is a wish list so I am going to throw to win an Emmy out there.
HPC: What’s one thing that would surprise people to know about you?
I’m terrified of bicycles but I have done several triathlons. I still have my bike hanging on the wall of my studio apartment to remind me that fear might never disappear but that I have defeated it several times.
Multi -talented artist Jacques Derosena is a noted French Instagram Host Influencer /Musician/ Actor/ Producer & Co-Owner of the Luxury Persian Fragrance Brand “Sattar”. His music is currently playing in Spotify & France Radio artist: JAYYFLASH. He is a yearly curated host & attendee of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France & is a yearly special guest of Baron de Rothschild Mouton Cadet Cannes. Derosena recently filmed the anticipated Cary Elwes and Penelope Mitchell Superhero film ” The Hyperions”. He filmed a supporting role on the Theatrical Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig Film “Downsizing”.
With his winning smile, this rising star just became the new main model face of AMERICAN EXPRESS and also has print campaigns for Audi, Facebook, Target, WhatsApp, McDonalds, DoorDash & DIGICEL. He finished filming his Leading Role in The Weinstein Company Animation Film “Underdogs” Co-starring “Ariana Grande, Katie Holmes, Bella Thorne andJohn Leguizamo”.
He has also produced the highly anticipated horror Film “Black Pumpkin” and is currently prepping the much anticipated Horror Film” The House In The Middle Of Nowhere”. His past credits include: His role in the Lionsgate film ” Hunger Games, Mocking Jay”, the character role “The Gurgles” on The Disney Show “Good Luck Charlie”, HBO’s “The Wire” , video games such as Sony: Uncharted 4, a character role on The Sketch Music Variety/Comedy show “Arbor Live” airing in Canada which won The 2013 People’s Choice Awards for Best Television Program/Promotion of Aboriginal Music.
How did you get your start in acting? I started by being an extra on a tv show that was shooting in Maryland. I then began to take acting classes at theater conservatories and continued my studies at Stella Adler Studios New York and The Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio of New York, where I soon started booking small parts in tv and films.
How did you make the transition to also produce as well act and how’s it like to be a multi-hyphenate?
I started to produce short films because I didn’t want to wait for
opportunities. I wanted to create them as well. I eventually moved on to producing feature films and this has helped tremendously in telling stories.
I noticed you have a great international background. Do you ever play foreign characters given all the languages you speak?
I do often play foreign characters such as: African, Caribbean. It has
been of great use of me speaking French and being able to switch into different dialects.
What’s it like to be a model especially a hand model?
Being a model and a hand model is quite an interesting journey. Being the face of a popular brand brings more awareness and opportunities and being a hand model has been a fun, creative way of using my hands in different ads.
What was it like to win the prestigious Accolade Award?
Winning an Accolade Award was amazing. Getting an award for something that you created and the audience, people receiving it well. I am grateful for the experience and the award recognition.
How did you get involved with the Kapow Film Festival?
Our Film Director created the Kapow Film Festival. After discussing with us its premise and mission, we became involved and have been exposed to amazing storytellers from all over the world and bringing their stories to the general public.
What advice do you give those just starting out in this industry?
My advice would be to get involved in as many organizations as
possible. Ask questions. It’s all about information and experience that help with confidence.
What upcoming projects do you have coming up?
Feature Films: Black Pumpkin, The House in The Middle Of Nowhere.
You have achieved so much in this industry. Is there any other facet
you’d like to conquer (i.e. directing)?
I love producing. I love putting projects together. Perhaps someday I
may look at directing but for now, I’m Loving Acting & producing.
(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — HOLLYWOOD, CA —The Hollywood Press Corps has exlusive photos from the Christmas party at the private home of Jonas Tahlin. Jonas is the CEO of Absolut Elyx. His home was transformed into an elaborate festive wonderland scene to celebrate the start of the holiday season. This event was hosted by B. Åkerlund and Miranda Dickson. The party was to celebrate the holiday in the most extravagant setting with guests including A-list celebrities and well-known drag queens wearing the most elaborate costumes.
The Hollywood Hills mansion pulled out all the stops with a number of eccentric decorations, inducing a welcome from Santa and his reindeers, Christmas carolers and real snow! Upon arrival, guests were welcomed by the Elyx Elf and offered a traditional Swedish Glögg made with Elyx and took photos in the snow on Santa’s sleigh.
B. Åkerlund, an esteemed stylist and costume designer, arrived wearing a spectacular red Christmas dress. She was soon joined by Fergie and Marilyn Manson, who wore a chic red trouser suit decorated in jewels.
As guests made their way inside, they were wowed by the festive feast which filled the length of the room and included cheeses, festive sweets and delicious sizzling sausages. Absolut Elyx, created a number of bespoke festival cocktails for the evening, including ‘Felix Navidad’, ‘Julemus Spritz’ and ‘Jingle Bell’, all made with Absolut Elyx and festive flavors.
Fergie and Marilyn Manson sat together in the ‘Gatsby Room’ where they were spotted chatting the night away with friends as they sipped on Elyx cocktails.
Absolut Elyx is the new definition of luxury vodka, built on the principles of quality, integrity and true craftsmanship. Every drop is made with soft winter wheat from a single estate, in Åhus, Sweden. Absolut Elyx is manually distilled in a 1921 copper rectification column, removing all impurities and resulting in the silky smooth Elyx Vodka. Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx, and his team are knowledgeable to oversee the century-old distillation process that has been passed down through generations of Swedish vodka-makers. Absolut Elyx has join forces with Water For People to drive awareness and support for long-term solutions to the global water crisis. Through their partnership, Water For People will provide one week of safe water to more than 100,000 people worldwide for every copper purchase in the Elyx Boutique. In just one year, Elyx has already provided approximately 20,000 people with access to safe water for generations to come. Discover more at ElyxBoutique.com and on Instagram @AbsolutElyx.
The Hollywood Press Corps looks forward to the next exclusive party at Jonas’ house!
The “Legacy Charitable Foundation” held its fifth annual Holiday Masquerade Ball on December 8 at The Majestic Downtown in Los Angeles.
In an effort to support “Echoes of Hope” which serves communities by helping children, youth and young adults in need by eliminating barriers and assisting them to reach their full potential, the Holiday Ball encouraged giving with this event which included, open bar, full sushi bar and catered dinner. Aside from creating awareness, the organization raises funds to bridge the gap between those in need and support the programs that help them strive.
The Legacy Charitable Foundation assists our community by promoting social welfare and supporting other non profit organizations with an emphasis on improving health research such as Alzheimer’s and cancer, homeless assistance organizations, disabled or sick youth, foster youth, education, financial literacy, low income family residences and overall well being of all people that are in need of hope. The evening climaxed with an electrifying performance by CeCe Peniston, (Best known for her hit single “Finally”) and other number one hits.
Attendees walking the red carpet included, CeCe Peniston who also performed later in the evening, actress Paloma Movales, actress Chanel Minnifield, Dr. Lisa Masterson of “The Doctors”, comedian Patrick Neal, Pol Atteu and Patrick Simpson of “Gown and Out in Beverly Hills” with their lovable dog “Snow White”, Celeste Thorson of “The Have and Have Nots”, Zack Levy of Legacy Foundation, Abraham Mehrian Chairman of The Legacy Foundation, Giovanna Healy Founder of “Sisters of Strength”, Jennifer Brown Legacy President, Bill Mena board member of Legacy Foundation, Gonzalo Cruz Schiavone board member and Sylvia Valdiva of The Legacy Foundation. Holiday season is a time for reflection and giving and giving they did.
Marie Westwood Magazine, powered by the Ivan Bitton Style House celebrated the 2019 Winter Edition at the historic Cedars Estate on Monday, December 2.
The “Great Gatsby” themed and invite only party started at the door with champagne offered to all arrivals upon entrance. Lavish, early twentieth century inspired attire was donned by guests, models and celebrities depicting the era.
A live performance by Laura Pieri and a fashion showcase featuring Ivan Bitton Style House designers highlighted the festivities as guests partied and danced the night away to the DJ’s rhythm inspired selections. Unveiled were the “Special K” lingerie collection by Madame Methven, designs by Sue Wong and “Exotics” by Cedrick.
The Cedars Estate, currently owned by designer Sue Wong has a long history in Los Angeles and has hosted such great visitors and residents such as Bela Lugosi, Howard Hughes, Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Johnny Depp. It is here that Jimi Hendrix allegedly wrote “Purple Haze” and the estate has been featured in several movies including “Sunset Boulevard” and “Easy Rider”.
Special guest Mario Lopez and guests pleased their palate on hors d’oeuvres and champagne while a full bar offered other more adventurous guests a variety of cocktails, mock tails and more. The nearly 8500 square foot home was crowded with partygoers throughout the night and although there are rumors that the estate is haunted, there was nothing scary about the festive interest of fashion, design and a classic Hollywood celebration.
The Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood was the location for an American Music Awards pre party on November23, 2019. Hosted by GBK Productions, appetizers and fine wine was served as celebrities from many genres were gifted high end products from vendors with an eye on Hollywood.
A full DJ set was performed by Jes Danz and dancing was not only allowed, (This was not Footloose) but encouraged. The after party spilled into the bar and pool area as the evening grew late with several live acts performing for the enthusiastic crowd.
Stars from Ozark, Days of Our Lives, American Idol, Good Girls, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, Entourage, Stumptown, Arrested Development, Famously Single and others attended and partied the night away with great eats in their belly, love in their hearts and a cache of gifted goodies.
“It is by choice and not by chances that we change our circumstances.” Inspirational rising star Nadia Sahari believes this with all her heart. She is living it and you can too! Never give up!
Today, she’s is a world-renowned author. Her memoir “Breakaway: The Road To Freedom” hit the top 100 on Amazon and is now in its second printing. She has it adapted to a screenplay to have it filmed for the big screen. “The Bully Cat” was written by Ms. Sahari for children against bullying and not keeping silent. Her Kindle book “Be Your Own Boss” written to help those who want to start their own business of any kind, anywhere.
Nadia Sahari was a guest on many talk shows, including Oprah’s TV show as a guest panelist, three times. She loves her radio show, and her guests love being interviewed by her and have given her 5-STAR ratings and reviews. The Nadia Sahari Show created and produced by Nadia has been playing all over the world since 2010. Her guests are celebrities, actors, authors, entrepreneurs, etc. She invites guests to share their stories of success to help all the dreamers like herself, learn, get inspired, and get encouragement to keep going for the dream and not to give up. “It is by choice and not by chances that we change our circumstances.”
She has millions of downloads and plays! Now available on VIDEO!
There’s still time to donate to the indiegogo campaign of multi award-winning SAG-AFTRA actress Amber Lynn. More info here:
The Amber Lynn Autobiography IndiGoGo Campaign brings my life project to you, my fanbase by offering you amazing incentives and cool ways to interact with me and be involved in the creation of my autobiography. My book is about my life and times in the adult entertainment industry and a treatment for a screenplay has been registered with the Los Angeles Writer’s Guild. I encourage you to check out my perk store and Thank You for your support of this campaign. Amber Lynn®️.
Now enjoying a successful crossover career as a Sag-Aftra accredited mainstream actress, and radio host of the popular LATalkRadio music and entertainment show Rock’N’SeXXXy Uncensored, she continues to be of service to her peers of the adult industry as Sergeant at Arms of APAG Adult Performers Actors Guild, the first federal labor union in adult entertainment. She is one of the most prolific and well-known stars in adult entertainment history, her career began in 1982 with appearances in top gentlemen’s magazines before entering the adult movie industry and quickly rising to verified legendary status, traveling the world making films in Rome, Paris, Cannes, London and feature performing throughout Canada and the US, breaking records in both attendance and performer earnings and setting new standards in a career that has spanned more than three decades. She reigned at a time when the evolution of the adult industry was at its peak, moving from theaters to home video -turning a handful of actors overnight into household names, and achieving worldwide fame. Follow her remarkable perseverance through its current day status.
Amber Lynn created and executed the business model that has set the bar for other adult film stars in the highly lucrative “feature dance” tour circuit that all entertainers have followed on their road to success and was the undisputed top of the feature industry for more than 17 years.
The book will include real-life stories and highlights from her entire career, as well as exclusive, never before seen photographs taken on the road, on stage with famous rock bands, celebrities, sports heroes, and relationships with friends and lovers. It will include her tumultuous upbringing in Orange, California in a family of wild brothers, witnessing the death of her mother at a tender age and how this strong-willed Southern California girl overcame all odds, struggled to the top of the industry, fell from grace, faced her demons and rose through endless challenges to find her own truth and lead the life of her dreams.
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