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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.” 

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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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

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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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.

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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

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Dita Von Teese Celebrates her Birthday at the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS)  Los Angeles, CA — Saturday, September 29th, 2018 — Dita Von Teese celebrates her birthday with an intimate star studded themed birthday at the private residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx. Themed the “Fun’dos and Fondue”  birthday party, guests wore a stunning array of wigs, hairpieces and outfits for the glamorous party. Dita arrived in a Marie Antoinette inspired outfit with a towering white wig and jeweled bodice. Adding to the glamor was the Elyx Salon, with brightly colored wigs, glitter and make up for guests to get touch ups and extra glammed!

Lauren Parsekian (L), Aaron Paul (M) and Dita Von Teese (R) at Dita Von Teese Celebrates her Birthday at the at
the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx on September 29, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo by Gabriel Olsen, Getty Images

Aaron Paul enjoyed the Elyx salon and playfully wore a white cropped wig and then kept it on for the rest of the night. He was there with his wife and had fun posing for photos with his close friend the birthday girl Dita. Close to midnight, a five-tiered birthday cake was delivered to the Gatsby Room of the Elyx house and guests gathered to sing happy birthday to Dita.

Aaron Paul (L), Dita Von Teese (M) and Lauren Parsekian (R) at Dita Von Teese Celebrates her Birthday at the
Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx on September 29, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo by Gabriel Olsen, Getty Images

Throughout the night, guests enjoyed specialty themed cocktails including the Filthy Dirty Martini, the Iced Jasmine Teese, the Tight Lacer and the Cherry on Top, all suitably inspired by Dita’s long running reign as the international Queen of Burlesque.

Dita Von Teese at Dita Von Teese Celebrates her Birthday at the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of
Absolut Elyx on September 29, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo by  Gabriel Olsen, Getty Images

Earlier this year, Absolut Elyx announced a partnership with the fashion and burlesque icon for the ‘Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe’ show, her new national and international tour. The new show now features many glittering new copper elements throughout the all inspired by Absolut Elyx and the unique copper distilling process for the luxury vodka. New copper infused acts include the Dita appearing in a giant-sized copper seashell on stage with 1,200 pearl balloons that float from the sky and the grand finale featured the new ‘Copper Coupe,’ part of Dita’s stunning signature cocktail glass act.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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Celebration of Life: Haideh at Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary

From left to right; Persian pop sensation Sattar, from West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Roozbeh Farahanipour, former Beverly Hills mayor Jimmy Delshad and LA City Councilman Paul Cortez. Photo by Sanaz Danesh

(Hollywood Press Corps) — Sunday, April 29, 2018 — The West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary, and KIRN 670 AM SoCalPersian.com held a  celebration of life for Persian singer Haideh. Haideh was an iconic Iranian singer of classical and pop music. She was an ambassador to Iran. To many people she is timeless. She is considered one of the most popular singers of the 20th century Iran. Haideh rose to fame and captured the hearts of her nation when she began to sing with dramatic flair and a huge dynamic range in the 1970s. Like many of her countrymen, the Iranian Revolution of 1979 forced her into exile and she moved to Los Angles. When Haideh was 48 years old, she passed away from a heart attack in January of 1990. This memorial was an event to celebrate her life. Haideh’s albums are still bestsellers and her songs are played on Iranain television stations. Her amazing talent continues to enchant generations of people all over the world.

Guests enjoying the grounds at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village. Photo by Dustin Brown

Haideh’s neice, Sahar (L) with Roozbeh (R)

Haidaeh’s birthday celebration at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village. Photo by Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown from the Hollywood Press Corps (L) with Stan Scott (R) from Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary

Haidaeh’s birthday celebration at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village. Photo by Dustin Brown

Sahar speaking at the memorial. Sahar is Mahasti’s daughter. Mahasti was the younger sister of singer Haideh.

Legendary Persian violin player Siamak Pouan. Photo by Dustin Brown

Haideh’s son, Keyvan Nouri (L) with Roozbeh Farahanipour (R). Photo by Dustin Brown

 There were so many Iranian celebrities and politicians from all over Los Angeles in attendance. This event was hosted by Farangis MC & Gharib Afshar.  Farangis MC began with an introduction. Stan Scott from Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary spoke about the Dignity Memorial. West Wood Village Memorial Park is such an amazing place. It’s the resting place of so many luminaries. People like Jack Lemmon, Hugh Hefner, Marylin Monroe, Don Knots, Bob Krane and many of Hollywood’s legends are interred here.

Roozbeh Farahanipour from the West LA Chamber of Commerce is the owner of the Delphi Greek, the only Hellenic, or Greek, restaurant in Westwood. Photo by Dustin Brown

Next to speak was Roozbeh Farahnipour from the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Roozbeh is such an amazing person. Known for being a leader in the movement for Iranian cultural resistance and the chairman of the Marz-e Por Gohar resistance movement which advocates the overfthrow of Iran’s Islamic government, Roozbeh connects so many Los Angeles business people. His position at the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and running his restaurant, Delphi Greek, on Westwood boulevard, keeps Roozbeh very busy.

LA City Councilman Paul Coretz from Fifth District. Photo by Sanaz Danesh

Next up to speak was city councilman Paul Coretz from the City of Los Angeles’ Fifth District. Paul is such a great public speaker and always has something interesting and funny to say. Haidehs’s son, Keyvan Nouri, spoke about Haideh’s life. A few of the speakers spoke in Farasi, so was is difficlut to understand them, but I think most people were speaking on their connection to Haideh and how special she was. Parviz Garib Afshar spoke a lot in farsis but in the end he said a few words in english about Haideh.

Persian pop singing sensation Sattar. Photo by Dustin Brown

The next speaker was Hassan Sattar. Mr Sattar also sang two soulful songs. Sattar is known as an Iranian pop star who also sings classical. He became famous in Iran before the Iranian revolution of 1978. He had become a Phalavi Royal Family court singer up until the policitcal uprising in the 1970s. It was a real treat to hear Sattar perform. The crowd was trying to push into the tiny chapel to take a video on their iphones.

Former Beverly Hills mayor Jimmy Delshad. Photo by Dustin Brown

 Next to speak at the Memorial for Haideh was the former mayor of Beverly Hills, Jimmy Delshad. He spoke about his experience as an Iraninan in Los Angeles and how he wanted to become mayor to make a change. He also spoke about Haideh and how amazing she was in her singing. Next up was Westwood Communtity Council Chairman Steve Sann. Afghan songwiter, Farid Zoland, spoke about his colaboration with Hiadeh. Communtity College Representative Scott Svonlin spoke about his commitment to provide one free year of community college to Los Angeles resident high school students. Mr. Svonlin said that he supports former President Obama’s commitment to provide free communtiy college to anyone. He continued to say that Mayor Eric Garcetti and Govenor Jerry Brown were commited to a project that gives students one year of community college for free. So, together, students can have two years of free community college.

Roozbeh Farahanipour (L) from West LA Chamber of Commerce, LA City Councilman Paul Coretz (C), and Keyvan Nouri (R). Photo by Sanaz Danesh

Roozbeh said a few words in closing about Haideh and her amazing life. Haideh’s son, Keyvan Nouri, also said a few words in closing. Haideh’s music still inspires many Iranian and Farsis speaking people.
Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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