Category Archives: Celebrities

THE VEZBI SUPER APP LAUNCH AND OPENING OF DOWNTOWN HOTSPOT KAVIAR

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) Thursday, December 8th, 2022 ~ An amazing night at the opening of LA’s new hotspot KAVIAR. ! Los Angeles sorely needs late night five star dining and KAVIAR will fill this need.

The amazing bar at KAVIAR downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Dustin Brown

Kaviar is Japanese traditional fare with a modern, gourmet feel. Executive chef John Yeo and his team of chefs put out an opulent night of gourmet bites and offerings. The idea is that the tastes of Vezbi are America’s taste. It was an exclusive VIP crowd filled with everyone from Influencer super stars, real life scientists, celebrities and downtown residents. Downtown Los Angeles has become a destination to party. Influencers are on-line talking about how amazing downtown Los Angeles is. It’s becoming much more Instagram ready as new development changes the downtown area. 

From Big Brother it’s Corey Brooks @coreybrooks (left) and his wife viral Tik Tok star Sami Swanson @samiswanson (right) Photo by Dustin Brown for the Hollywood Press Corps
Actor Jeremy Miller from Growing Pains with his wife Joanie Miller. Photo by Dustin Brown

This event was also about the launch of the super app Vezbi. All of these amazing personalities came together for the launch of the app. Vezbi is an innovative way for people and businesses to expand their customer base. The red carpet was VIP only! There were so many amazing people. The big stars at the event were, no doubt, Tik Tok super stars, Sami Swanson and Corey Brooks. They both looked amazing together. They are so funny together on Instagram. In real life, they both look like movie stars! They are both tall and happy people. Having them downtown for the opening of KAVIAR will always make the memory special. 

Coco Vinny from Coco Taps
Ashley Younger from New Life Beginnings

Las Vegas entrepreneur and celebrity Coco Vinny was bringing the flashy Vegas vibe in his colourful suit. Coco Taps was founded by Coco Vinny when he wanted a good way to instal a tap in a coconut. Coco Vinny was on Shark Tank. He has a super positive vibe. I love Coco nuts! I can’t wait to try a Coco Tap. Ashley Younger from New Life Begins was with Coco Vinny. New Life Beginnings is a non profit from Long Beach that provides longterm shelter care for pregnant women.

Steven Cravotta, the creator of Wordle was on the red carpet and hanging out inside KAVIAR at the luxurious bar. I asked him, “What is Wordle?” He said, “Wordle is an app.” In the main dining room at KAVIAR, they have three Japanese suits of armour that will be a must see for Japanofiles worldwide.

Chef Sean on the red carpet

Rapper Chef Sean was on the red carpet in a fashionable sweater. Chef Sean is  a solo Empire Artist currently nominated for a 2023 Grammy and up for NAACP Award.

John Lee, banker, was looking fashionable and confident on the red carpet. 

The Basco family from the Fabulous Filipino Brothers movie was at the event and on the red carpet. The Fabulous Filipino Brothers is a movie about four brothers who come together for a wedding. 

Aida Bosco

Dr Vicky Yamamoto and Dr Babek Kateb from the World Brain Mapping Institute were at the launch party. They study neurosceinces, driving science ahead to better patient care through molding new technology and therapies into life-saving therapeutic procedures. 

Dr Babek Kateb(left) and Dr Vicky Yamamoto(right) from the World Brain Mapping Institute
Photo by Dustin Brown for the Hollywood Press Corps

Gilda Garza, Mexico’s most influential artist was on the red carpet. Photo by Dustin Brown

Dave Navarro Media Personality

NBA All-Star Baron Davis on the red carpet. On IG @iambarondavis

Steve Cederquist from HGTV Flip or Flop. Photo by Dustin Brown

Youtube singing sensation Carson Lueders was on the red carpet looking like a million bucks in his Blade Runneresque fashions and stark blonde hair. Carson is a child prodigy who learned to play the guitar when he was five years old. He’s an online sensation and influencer who has around a million YouTube Subscribers and over 100 million likes! That’s astronomical!

Social Media Sensation Carson Leuders. Photo by Dustin Brown
Drag Queen, TV personality and artist Sham Ibrahim on the red carpet. Photo by Dustin Brown

It was such a great red carpet and everyone had a lot of fun. The restaurant is so nice and will really help bring a cool restaurant vibe into the art District on Hewitt street right next to Urth Cafe. Stop by KAVIAR for amazing Japanese fare or a cocktail!

Musician K Venom. Photo by Dustin Brown for the Hollywood Press Corps
Publisher of the Experience Magazine Erwin Glaub
Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website

The 11th Annual LA Comic Con

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) LOS ANGELES ~ DECEMBER 6TH, 2022 – Los Angeles Comic Con, L.A.’s largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, and pop culture, wrapped up its largest event ever this past weekend, welcoming 126,600 guests, a huge list of celebrities, and 850 plus vendors and artists that were spread out over a million square feet of exhibition space in and around the West and South Halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

Elijah Wood and Sean Austin at Comic Con 2022. All photos by Alex Kluft.

Jimmy Neutron 20th Anniversary & Live Script Reading

It’s rare that you’ll find an 80s or 90s kid who has never seen Jimmy Neutron. Jimmy’s determined nature made him an interesting character for teens and children alike. The cast of Jimmy Neutron, including Candi Milo, Carolyn Lawrence, Debi Derryberry, Jeff Garcia, Mark DeCarlo, and Megan Cavanagh, took the Main Stage on Saturday, Dec. 3rd to perform a live script reading in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary. All photos by Alex Kluft.

Continue reading The 11th Annual LA Comic Con

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website

L.A. COMIC CON AFTER PARTY 2022

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles — Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 — Following the second day of LACC which took place at the L.A. Convention Center. Almost a mile down the road at the Mayan, an historic after party took place.

The after party titled Raiders of the Hidden Temple takes its name from the legendary Nickelodeon game show Legends of the Hidden Temple and the iconic first Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Mayan itself was already perfectly fit for this theme, but there was extra decor added in including an Indiana Jones idol replica. There were two featured acts with the first being the voice of everyone’s favorite character that “lives in a pineapple under the sea,” Spongebob Squarepants.

Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas performs throughout L.A. and earlier in the day, Kenny was the second panelist on the main stage at the convention following the 20th anniversary reunion of Jimmy Neutron: Buy Genius.

Kenny and his band performs covers of Motown Classics and other great R&B/ Soul songs of the 60s. At one point Kenny was out singing in the audience. This performance wouldn’t be complete without “The Best Day Ever” and “Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas),” both coming from Spongebob Squarepants. Due to time constraints a few songs were cut from the performance. The Hi-Seas include are a 11-piece band with three backing vocalists, a guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboards, and horns. 

Sarah Wayne Callies singing at the after party. Photo by Alex Kluft
Tom Kennny ~ Photo by Alex Kluft

The next performance came from supergroup The Action Figures made up of actors Scott Grimes (American Dad), Greg Grunberg (Star Wars), childhood actor Brad Savage, and Dynasty’s Jack Coleman, and artist Nick Marzock. Their guests included The Walking Dead’s Sarah Wayne Callies, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s, and everybody’s favorite Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers). The Action Figures played a number of incredible covers like Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis,” Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker’s “American Girl,” Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” The Action figures have performed at not only various comic conventions but also American Idol, The Tonight Show, and Nascar.

Jack Coleman on guitar. Photo by Alex Kluft
Bassist Brad Savage ~ Photo by Alex Kluft
Tom Kenny ~ Photo by Alex Kluft
Tom Kenny from Spongebob Squarepants~ Photo by Alex Kluft

Greg Grunberg from Star Wars the Force Awakens. Photos by Alex Kluft

Actor Adrain Pasdar (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) on guitar at the After Party. Photo by Alex Kluft

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website

4th Annual Griot Gala Oscars After Party

The 4th Annual Griot Gala was held on March 27th at the famous BOA Steakhouse on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, many celebrities walked the red carpet while many more attended the after party inside.


Designed and produced by Dwight Eubanks and Annette Bibby Oliver of Dreamhouse MBG, beautiful design surrounded the red carpet as well as transformed the interior of BOA Steakhouse where the after party continued well into the evening.

Honorees for the evening’s event were Phylicia Rashad of “The Cosby Show”, Cheech Marin of “Cheech and Chong” and Renee Lawless of “The Haves and Have Nots”.

Walking the red carpet were Debbie Allen, William Stanford (Abbot Elementary), Taja V. Simpson (The Oval), CJ Franco (HBO MAX), Meosha Davis, Megan Pormer (FOX TV Host), Kizzo, Caitlin O’Connor (model and actress), Petri Hawkins-Byrd (Judge Judy), Daniele Lawson (King Richard) and many more. Griot Gala attracts more attention and grows by the year, promising a bigger and brighter next year on Oscar night.

NEW FASHION STAR SPOTTED IN TOWN! CELEBRITY FASHION DESIGNER SAI SUMAN APPEARS On THE RED CARPET WITH MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL AT THE 27th ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Worldwide — Sunday, March 13th, 2022 — Sai Suman just donned her New Spring/Summer’22 collection’s Custom couture Crystal gown at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards looking ravishing, and it deserves ALL the commotion.

(L-R) Maggie Gyllenhaal and fashion designer Sai Suman (Footage by Adam Finmann )


But the Surprise factor was that Sai Suman walked the red carpet with Hollywood & paparazzi’s favourite actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. They both looked stunning in neutral colours complimenting each other’s style and exchanging smiles for the paparazzi. I must say they both looked so stunningly extravagant and glamorous.

(L-R) KRISTEN DUNST AND CELEBRITY DESIGNER SAI SUMAN

Sai has been known for couture designs worn by Hollywood A-listers and her designs have been photographed on red carpet events, which includes – the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, the Cannes Film Festival and many more. Nothing seems to stop her. She has also been appearing in talk shows and on news networks as a fashion expert and has been a prominent face attending the red carpet events as well. Sai has been showcasing in many international platforms presenting her collections at premieres and highly acclaimed top fashion show events globally. 

The amazing Sai Suman

Sai Suman and her designs are getting rapidly popular amongst the stars and award events with her presence and appearances. 

(L-R) SAI SUMAN WITH KRISTEN WIIG

Her photos from the recent Critics Choice Awards says it all. Sai was not only seen with Maggie Gyllenhaal on the red carpet but has been also seen with actress Kristen Dunst. Her long time actor cliente, Lakeith Stanfield, whom Sai has styled in the past and was titled best dressed by Vogue and many news channels. Actress singer Kristin Chenoweth was seen singing at the party and exchanged few dance moves with Sai. And Sai couldn’t stop praising and adoring actress Kristen Wiig who has been Sai Suman’s all time favourite. 

“This was definitely a memorable and long awaited fun event attended since the pandemic,” said Sai Suman.

(L-R) SAI SUMAN WITH ACTRESS/SINGER KRISTIN CHENOWETH 

The 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards was held at the Fairmont Century Plaza on March 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. It was completely brimful with Hollywood’s Who’s Who at the red carpet at the awards. 

SAI SUMAN WITH ACTOR LAKEITH STANFIELD

We hope to see more of Sai Suman with more fashion surprises her sleeves to come and her creations donned on the red carpet by celebrities. 

https://m.facebook.com/saisumancouture

Instagram – @saisumancouture 

#criticschoiceawards #redcarpet #fashion #celebrity #hollywood #awards #saisumancouture #maggiegyllenhaal #kristendunst #kristenwiig #fairmontcenturyplaza #fijiwater #tbs #thecw #losangeles #hollywoodpresscorps

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website

Ugly sweater after party

An “Ugly Sweater” after party for OxeFit, hosted by NBA player Dwight Howard and arranged by PR Firm Jade Umbrella was held at SOHO Warehouse in Los Angeles following the Lakers/Suns game on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

VIP attendees were encouraged to wear their ugliest Christmas sweaters and many walked the red carpet showing off their hideous attire, some simply wowed with their individual style.


VIP attendees walking the red carpet included, Tara V. Simpson (BET’s “The Oval , Caitlin O’Connor, Newton Mayage (HBO’s “Winning Time”, George Daniels, Austin Dotson, Amin Joseph (FX’s “Snowfall”, Jimmie Allen (CMA’s “New Artist of the Year”, Anis Maknojia (Actor/Producer), Lamar Odom and Rab Shanabeh (Chairman and CEO of OxeFit).

Rab Shanableh
Caitlin O’Connor

Jimmie Allen

Celebrating the launch of OxeFit commercial use unit as well as OxeFit’s XS1 home fitness unit, all proceeds from event helped fund “Shields for Families”, a non profit organization that serves high risk families in South Los Angeles. Visit ShieldsforFamilies.com for more information.


Actor/Producer Anis Maknojia

Music was spun by DJ Millie, DJ Kayla Collins, DJ Cassidy and DJ Drama with an open bar and appetizers for all attendees. A beautiful night for an ugly sweater during holiday season in Los Angeles.

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.” 

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website

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

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website

Corey Feldman’s Controversial Documentary Premieres in West Hollywood

(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.

Marci Hamilton (L), Corey Feldman (center) and Courtney Feldman (R) on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Marci Hamilton (L) with Corey Feldman (R). Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Jamie Kennedy. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Rosanna Arquette on the red carpet. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Actress Sanjini. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Philicia Saunders ~ Star Wars ~ The Rise of Skywalker. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

David Zucker (Center) with guests. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

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).

Chris Kataan (L) with guest. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Jon Mack. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Corey’s Angels guitar player Christine Carol. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Brenda Mejia. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Ricky Garcia. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

James Pitt (Avatar). Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Phil Donlon ~ High and Outside. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

David Riffin Jr (L) with Thalia Da Costa, Omaira, and Michael DeBarge (R) on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Shauna Sands on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

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.

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Keith Mitchell (L) and Melanie Marden (R). Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Jonathan Lipnicki on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Writer and photographer Dustin Brown. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Eden Feldman. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

On the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Producer D.J. Markuson. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Pamela Guest. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Brandon Troeller. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Brian Herzlinger (My Date with Drew) with guest. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Victoria Valentino on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet for My Truth. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Guests on the red carpet. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Rafaela Salvadori (L) with San Blakkert (R)

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.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website

Interview with Actress and Writer Vanessa Lua

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.

Vanessa Luia at Yuko Kitchen in the Miracle Mile. Photo by Dustin Brown.

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.

Vanessa Lua with William H. Macy on Season 10 of Shameless on Showtime

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.

Vanessa Lua. Photo by Dustin Brown

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

Vanessa Lua (center) in Season 10 of Shameless

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/

Vanessa Lua. Photo by Dustin Brown

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.

Vanessa Lua (R) as Aunt Telma in Shamless on Showtime

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.

Vanessa Lua during her interview with the Hollywood Press Corps

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

Vanessa Lua

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.

Vanessa at Yuko Kitchen

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.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

More Posts - Website