Friday, December 31, 2010


Vegas this year seems to be taking the grand daddy of all parties at the grand opening of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and the casino’s Marquee nightclub New Year's Eve, the party includes a star-studded celeb line up with performances by Jay-Z and Coldplay30 Seconds to Mars will perform at the Pearl Theater in the Palms Hotel and Casino…Diddy at LAX in the Luxor…Holly Madison at Lavo in the Palazzo…Kim Kardashian will ring it in at Tao in the Venetian…Nelly will rock at HAZE Nightclub in ARIA Resort and Casino…Uber fashionable Rihanna will do it up at PURE Nightclub in Caesars Palace…

New York City the Mecca of New Years Times Square will have the famed ball drop with Ryan Seacrest hosting Dick Clarks rocking New Years Eve along with Jenny McCarthy and Fergie from hollywood… NBC has its New Year’s Eve with host Carson DalyAnderson Cooper and Kathy Griffen will host CNN’s New Years…MTV will ring it in with funny lady Whitney Cummings and a live performance by Flo Rida with reality tv favorites the cast of "Jersey Shore"…ICE-T & CoCo will host and perform live for Noel Ashman’s bast at Nuela…Jersey Shore hottie Jwoww will be at Amnesia…Actor Keith Collins hosts his tight-listed new years eve soiree at Whitmans…Real Housewives Danielle Staub hosts at Touch…Adrian Grenier & the Honey Brothers at the Hudson Hotel…Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi at Madame Tussauds… Bruno Mars & DJ Rev Run at R Lounge in the Renaissance Hotel Times Square…Lauryn Hill performs at Gansevoort Park Avenue…

Miami another New Years Eve hotspot destination starts off with Usher,Trey Songz and Miguel performing at the American Airlines Arena…Drake will be hosting at Wall at the W South Beach…Porn queen/"Entourage" actress Sasha Grey is hosting at Catalina Beach Club…Kourtney Kardashian will be “Keeping Up” at Plunge in the Gansevoort South Hotel…Nicki Minaj at Mansion…

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Reese Witherspoon Engaged

Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon and boyfriend Jim Toth have engaged. Toth, a Hollywood agent & Witherspoon have been dating for about a year and are ready to take the plunge. Witherspoon & her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe have two children together. With her upcoming marriage to Toth this would be the Hollywood starlets second husband.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Elton John welcomes newborn

Its an even happier holiday season for Elton John & husband David Furnish. They have recently welcomed their first born on December 25th “Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John” a 7lb., 15oz baby has been delivered via a surrogate. Congratulations to them and their new addition.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Teena Marie passes

Singer, musician Teena Marie has passed away. Known as "The Ivory Queen of Soul." Having had many hit singles such as "I'm a Sucker For Your Love," "Lovergirl," "It Must Be Magic" and "Ooo La La La." Teena Marie was 54.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris & Hugh Hefner are engaged!
The robe wearing playboy king made it official on Christmas weekend. Hefner, 84 is set to tie the knot once again.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010


FANGORIA #300 won’t hit shelves till January; however the word on the street is the landmark issue celebrates the history of horror, with 300 of the most terrifying, shocking, influential reviews from the start of cinema to date. With contributions from icons such as Robert Englund, Eli Roth, Werner Herzog & many more. It’s a must see real bone–chill issues full of shock that wont disappoint you!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Eminem To Star in "SouthPaw"

Rapper Eminem is headed to the big screen once again, DreamWorks has piced up a new boxing flick being titled “Southpaw” Eminem aka Slim Shady will be playing a boxing welterweight who fights for the title with many mishaps of tragedy along the way as he fights his way to get back the affection of his daughter. Kurt Sutter will ink the script. This will mark Eminem’s next big screen debut since the successful role he portrayed in the hit film “8-Mile”. If Eminem gives the powerful performance he did in 8-mile, “SouthPaw” will be on our radars as the up and coming one to watch.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jud "Fabio" Birza is the winner of Survivor Nicaragua

Jud "Fabio" Birza was crowned winner of Survivor Nicaragua. At the reunion held at CBS Studios in Los Angeles, CA he was joined with Mathew Lenahan, Holly Hoffman, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, Chase Rice, Jimmy Johnson and many others to wish him wel..l

Monday, December 20, 2010

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise hand and hand strolling into the Bowery Hotel, NYC…Vanessa Hudgens Celebrating her 22nd Birthday At PURE Nightclub in Las Vegas, NV…Alan Cumming at julius in NYC…Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos along with Law and Order’s Anthony Anderson & Boston Celtics Paul Pierce bowling at his “Truth Strikes Again” bowling rounament at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in CT…Adrienne Maloof, Wendy Williams,Rachael Harris,Jane Seymour,Cheryl Hines were just the few at Larry King's final broadcast viewing event at Spago in Beverly Hills,CA…Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi wearing a bright red santa cap for her Holiday Party at Sizzle Tans in Totowa, NJ…Joe Jonas, Liam Neeson & Drake courtside at the NY Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, NYC…Amerie belting out songs at club Play in Miami, FL

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kimmel goes for two more

Late night funny man Jimmy Kimmel has recently signed on for two more years, ABC has confirmed of his highly rated late night talk show. With his new contract it will take his show live into a 10th season.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chef's Gourmet Meals Are Over

Chef and former host of Calorie Commando Juan-Carlos Cruz is headed to a California State Prison for having soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife. He was arrested in May for trying to hire the men to murder his wife Jennifer Campbell. He offered them $1K, however the men contacted police instead. Cruz was sentenced to nine years.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Blake Edwards Passes

Film icon Blake Edwards, has recently passed. Best known for his comedy and the widely famous Pink Panther film series. Amongst many awards and nominations, Edwards was nominated for an Oscar for the film “Victor Victoria” for best writing. Edwards was 88.

Thursday, December 16, 2010



The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Darren Aronofsky — Black Swan
Christopher Nolan — Inception
Danny Boyle — 127 Hours
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen — True Grit
David Fincher — The Social Network
Tom Hooper — The King’s Speech

Jeff Bridges — True Grit
Robert Duvall — Get Low
Ryan Gosling — Blue Valentine
Jesse Eisenberg — The Social Network
Colin Firth — The King’s Speech
James Franco — 127 Hours

Natalie Portman — Black Swan
Annette Bening — The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman — Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence — Winter’s Bone
Noomi Rapace — The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Michelle Williams — Blue Valentine

Christian Bale — The Fighter
Andrew Garfield — The Social Network
Jeremy Renner — The Town
Sam Rockwell — Conviction
Mark Ruffalo — The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush — The King’s Speech

Amy Adams — The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter — The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis — Black Swan
Melissa Leo — The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld — True Grit
Jacki Weaver — Animal Kingdom

Elle Fanning — Somewhere
Jennifer Lawrence — Winter’s Bone
Chloe Grace Moretz — Let Me In
Chloe Grace Moretz — Kick-Ass
Kodi Smit-McPhee — Let Me In
Hailee Steinfeld — True Grit

Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

The Town

Date Night
Easy A
Get Him to the Greek
I Love You Phillip Morris
The Other Guys

Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Tillman Story
Waiting for Superman

The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
The Town

Another Year — Mike Leigh
Black Swan — Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin
The Fighter — Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson)
Inception — Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right — Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech — David Seidler

127 Hours — Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
The Social Network — Aaron Sorkin
The Town — Ben Affleck, Peter Craig and Sheldon Turner
Toy Story 3 — Michael Arndt (Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
True Grit — Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone — Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

Alice in Wonderland — Stefan Dechant
Black Swan — Therese DePrez and Tora Peterson
Inception — Guy Hendrix Dyas
The King’s Speech — Netty Chapman
True Grit — Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh

127 Hours — Jon Harris
Black Swan — Andrew Weisblum
Inception — Lee Smith
The Social Network — Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Alice in Wonderland — Colleen Atwood
Black Swan — Amy Westcott
The King’s Speech — Jenny Beavan
True Grit — Mary Zophres

127 Hours — Anthony Dod Mantle
Black Swan — Matthew Libatique
Inception — Wally Pfister
The King’s Speech — Danny Cohen
True Grit — Roger Deakins

Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
True Grit

Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Tron: Legacy

127 Hours
Black Swan
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

The Pacific
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack

I Am Love
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Black Swan — Clint Mansell
Inception — Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech — Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network — Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
True Grit — Carter Burwell

“I See the Light” — performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi/written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater — Tangled
“If I Rise” — performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong — 127 Hours
“Shine” — performed and written by John Legend — Waiting for Superman
“We Belong Together” — performed and written by Randy Newman — Toy Story 3
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Yet” — performed by Cher/written by Diane Warren — Burlesque

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


(Del Shores)

(Keith Collins & Caroline Rhea)

“Sordid Lives” creator brings comedy act back to NYC at The Laurie Beechman Theater
Del Shores, creator of the cult favorite TV series Sordid Lives (starring Olivia Newton-John, Rue McClanahan, Leslie Jordan and Caroline Rhea), brings his hilarious standup back to New York City at The Laurie Beechman Theater. Whether he's recalling details of his "slut" years or calling out the assholes and bitches he's worked with, there is no subject off-limits in DEL SHORES: SORDID CONFESSIONS. Thursday nights sold out performance led to an impromptu act when Caroline Rhea got on stage belting out jokes for the crowd. Also in attendance was Actor Keith Collins enjoying many laughs while celebrating the wrap of his new movie he stars in “Awake In the Woods"
(photo credit: Derek Storm)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

First Female Team Ever To Win "The Amazing Race"

It took 17 seasons and finally The Amazing Race has its first all-female team winners. The two female Doctors Nat Strand and Kat Chang have just won “The Amazing Race” and will take home the $1 Million dollar prize!

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Film Festival Alert

"The Gold Coast International Film Festival" is set to start up in June, 2011 via the Great Neck Arts Center. The executive director will be Regina Gil,
Senior programmer Sean McPhillips, former Miramax communications head Matthew Hiltzik will run Media for the festival. It is said that the Town of North Hempstead is supporting the festival, as well as local businesses. Looks like a Film Festival in Nassau County will end up being a great one to attend!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Andy Warhol legend John Stavros Birthday Celebration

(Costas Mandylor & John Stavros)

(Keith Collins & Costas Mandylor)

John Stavros, former Andy Warhol model celebrated his 60th birthday party in style at PMP studios, NYC with celebrities in attendance Costas Mandylor and Keith Collins many others came out to wish him very well. With a Greek traditional live band playing the night away the theme of the night was no stranger to notice – of it being In honor of John Stavros! Not too old, not too young! STILL STRONG!

(photo credit: Derek Storm)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Former “American Idol” to Star in TV Movie

Brooke White the The 27-year-old former American Idol Contestant has recently been cast and will star in the upcoming TV movie “Change of Plans”. White will play the lead role of Sally Danville, a singer/songwriter who becomes guardian of her best friend's four children after an accident. The film also stars Cosby Show alum Phylicia Rashad and a cameo appearance by "Idol" judge himself Randy Jackson. “Change of Plans" will air 8 p.m. January 8th on Fox.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Actor Wesley Snipes heads to Prison

Actor Wesley Snipes has surrendered to a federal prison in Pennsylvania to start his 3 year sentence for failing to file his taxes. He was convicted in 2008 of misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income taxes. After some time of denied appeals snipes will now be checked into McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, Pa.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


(Art Dealer Derek Storm & Actor Keith Collins at the opening of La Petite Maison, NYC)

Celebrity Art Dealer Derek Storm who currently is the full time director of sales at Chelsea’s famed Taglialatella Gallery selling Pop Art Masters: Warhol, Haring, Basquiat, Lichtenstein, Wesselmann, and Rauschenberg et al to name a few. When Storm’s not closing deals to the rich & famous, he also moonlights as one of the most credible independent press photographers having had photos appear in Rolling Stone, People, In Touch, Us, and of course the NY Daily News and NY Post and also numerous published celebrity biographies including Billy Joel, Elton John, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston. For more info on Storm or any of his workings you can find him at

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

“The King's Speech” is on a roll

Oscar contender “The King's Speech” cleaned up at the British Independent Film Awards, winning five coveted awards, Best Film, Best Screenplay, and acting prizes for three of its main cast members Colin Firth (Best Actor), Geoffrey Rush (Best Supporting Actor), and Helena Bonham Carter (Best Supporting Actress).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Don Meredith Passes

Football legend ,TV & Film Actor Don Meredith has recently passed away. Nicknamed “Dandy Don” he was apart of the original broadcast team starting Monday Night Football back in the 70’s. Meredith was 72

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hill and Tatum to star in "21 Jump Street"

Through an announcement by Columbia Pictures it is said that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are set to executive produce and star in the big screen version of the hit tv series "21 Jump Street." The film is slated to be directed by Christopher Miller & Phil Lord.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The 2010 Spirit Award Nominations have been announced.

2010 Spirit Awards
The 2010 Spirit Award Nominations have been announced.

The awards will be February 26, 2011.

Best Actress

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Greta Gerwig, Greenberg

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor

Ronald Bronstein, Daddy Longlegs

Aaron Eckhart, Rabbit Hole

James Franco, 127 Hours

John C. Reilly, Cyrus

Ben Stiller, Greenberg

Best Supporting Actress

Ashley Belle, The Last Exorcism

Dale Dickey, Winter's Bone

Allison Janney, Life During Wartime

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jack Goes Boating

Naomi Watts, Mother and Child

Best Supporting Actor

John Hawkes, Winter's Bone

Samuel L. Jackson, Mother and Child

Bill Murray, Get Low

John Ortiz, Jack Goes Boating

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Best Feature

127 Hours

Black Swan


The Kids Are All Right

Winter's Bone

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Danny Boyle, 127 Hours

Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right

Debra Granik, Winter's Bone

John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole

Best First Feature

Everything Strange and New

Get Low

Night Catches Us

The Last Exorcism

Tiny Furniture

Best Foreign Film


Mademoiselle Chambon

Of Gods and Men

The King's Speech

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Best First Screenplay

Diane Bell, Obselidia

Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Nik Fackler, Lovely, Still

Bob Glaudini, Jack Goes Boating

Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener, Monogamy

Best Cinematography

Never Let me Go

Black Swan

Tiny Furniture

Winter's Bone


Best Documentary

Exit Through the Gift Shop




Thunder Soul

Saturday, December 4, 2010

‘Megamind’ is Hilarious

Will Farrell, Tina Fey, and Brad Pitt make up the A-listers who voice the leading characters in Dreamworks new Film, ‘Megamind’. I’m sure these actors didn’t come cheap but it was well worth the big paychecks. This is the kind of film parents will happily take their children too, while having big laughs of their own. The film really counts on fantastic animation that creates believable characters, all-be-it blue characters, who have human emotions. Will Ferrell’s voice leads perfectly to the zany villain Megamind. Brad Pitt, of course, plays the blonde, blue eyed, leading man, as he has his whole career, MetroMan. Which leaves the quirky Tina Fey who refreshingly plays a confident female leading lady that little girls can look up to. All in all, good film for a whole family.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

Jenni “JWOWW” Farley at Studio 54 in Las Vegas, NV… Jennifer Grey And Kyle Massey At Disney Store Times Square NYC…Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi at the Gotham Independent Film awards in NYC…Stunning Holly Madison at The Las Vegas Rescue Mission in Las Vegas, NV…Village People Cowboy Randy Jones at Lair Lounge in NYC…Kurt Douglas, Blair Unerwood,Kat Graham & many others attending the Los Angeles Mission feeds the Homeless on Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, CA… Will Ferrell bundled up leaving BBC Radio One in London, England, UK… Busy mom Angelina Jolie with Shiloh And Zahara at the Aquarium de Paris in Paris, France…Khloe, Kourtney & Kim Kardashian Signing Copies Of "Kardashian Konfidential" at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue in NYC…

Thursday, December 2, 2010

‘Burlesque’ has Old Musical Charm

If you can withstand the cliché beginning of ‘Burlesque’ following Ali (Christina Aguilera) from small town to big city you are in for a treat. A dark look into the behind the scenes lives of showgirls and stage performers. Cher is brilliant as ever. No…really, she’s incredible. She is the musical maven of this fantasy land which houses over choreographed dance numbers and an unrealistic Sunset Strip. This world may be fantasy, it is, however, a fantasy world I loved visiting. The best part of this film, in my opinion is the impeccable Stanley Tucci. He amazingly steals the scenes from legendary divas. I suggest smuggling in a bottle of champagne, finding a reclining chair and enjoying the musical take place in front of you.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

78th annual tree lighting in NYC

NYC’s Rockefeller Center celebrated their 78th annual tree lighting with live performances by Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle & more. The famed tree this year is 74 Feet tall and is illuminated by 30,000 “environmentally friendly” LED lights on five miles of wire, and topped off by a Swarovski crystal star.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Ben Stiller!

The funny man turns 45 today. May he bring us many more years of many comedic laughs.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Leslie Nielsen passes

Comedic screen icon Leslie Nielsen has recently passed away. Acting for decades, Nielsen will always be remembered for his antics and deadpan comedy roles in films such as The Naked Gun & Airplane. He was 84

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HARRY POTTER #1 at the box office

This past weekend was a sorcerers delight for Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the Harry Potter gang of their new film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” which crushed the box office, taking a enormous sized $125 million domestically. It placed sixth as the largest opening weekend and was the largest opening for a Harry Potter movie to date.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010 American Music Awards

Some of the Winners at this years 2010 American Music Awards

Artist of the Year
*Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Male Artist, Pop or Rock
*Justin Bieber

Favorite Male Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop

Favorite Album, Pop or Rock
*Justin Bieber - My World 2.0
Eminem - Recovery
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

Favorite Male Artist, Country
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
*Brad Paisley

Favorite Female Artist, Country
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
*Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country
Zac Brown Band
*Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album, Country
Jason Aldean - Wide Open
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
*Carrie Underwood - Play On

Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B
Alicia Keys

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B
Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom
Sade - Soldier of Love
*Usher - Raymond v. Raymond

Favorite Album, Soundtracks
AC/DC - Iron Man 2
*Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock Music
Vampire Weekend

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary Music
*Michael Bublé
Lady Antebellum

Monday, November 22, 2010

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi celebrating her 23rd birthday at Pacha NYC…Renee Zellweger looking stunning on the red carpet for the 2010 CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA…Fabolous celebrating his Birthday at the Gansevoort Park Avenue in NYC…Jennifer Lopez at the Gucci store in Beverly Hills, CA…New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys performing a medley of their greatest hits at the American Music Awards…Jersey Shores Vinny Guadagnino at Jet Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV…Singing sensation Susan Boyle Attending the Dirty Dancing Musical In London, England, UK…Bam Magera celebrating “Jackass- 10 Years Of Stupid" At Lavo in Las Vegas, NV…

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"The Hangover part 2" has a lot to live up to

The Hangover probably one of the funniest movies we have seen is currently filming their sequel “The Hangover 2” with much anticipated comedic relief we expect this one to top the charts like the first hangover. Those signed on already for this hilarious sequel are stars Liam Neeson, Jamie Chung, Ken Jeong, Mike Tyson , Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and Juliette lewis. If that weren’t enough now we hear Paul Giamatti is signing on as well. Directed by Todd Phillips we are looking forward to the release date on this one with many laughs to be had!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

Bon Jovi putting on a rocking performance to a large crowd at the NBC Today Show in Rockefeller plaza, NYC… Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman posing for pictures on the red carpet at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre for the AFI Fest 2010 Closing Night Gala Screening Of "Black Swan” in Hollywood, CA… Nelly Furtado taking home an award at the The 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards in Las Vegas, NV…Gerard Butler front row at the Victoria Secrets fashion show in NYC…Alan Cumming with Paul Rubens aka Pee Wee Herman sharing some laughs for the “Pee-Wee Herman Show" Broadway Opening Night After Party at the Bryant Park Grill in NYC…Corey Feldman in dark shades at the Casa del Mar hotel in Santa Monica, CA…

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tyler Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’

I wanted to like ‘For Colored Girls’, Tyler Perry’s big foray into making emotionally invested films not just straight-to-dvd-movies. I enjoyed reading the play, Ntozake Shange’s 1975 “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf’. In fact, I loved the play. However I was worried after reading just the first few pages of monologue how Perry could turn these lengthy narratives into an entertaining Hollywood blockbuster. The answer is…he didn’t. Everyone woman in this film did her best, this is guaranteed. Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, and Kimberly Elise keep the film real. They help the audience invest, emotionally, to the character. But, then there’s Janet Jackson. Perhaps this is because I can’t look at the screen without knowing I’m watching Jackson be anything expect the pop icon/mad woman she is. In any event, she’s by far the weakest link. I will give Tyler Perry this, it was the best film I’ve seen from him. But with the Medea enterprise being the mainstay of his career, that isn’t saying much.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


The news on the street is that Jack Black, Jane Lynch, Amy Adams, Jason Segal, Donald Glover are the few names amongst many signed on to appear in the upcoming production of the new muppet movie The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made.With all these great names getting involved in bringing this classic back to the big screen The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made is fast becoming something highly to anticipate seeing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

‘Due Date’ is Slightly Stupid

I love Zach Galifianakis (Ethan) and Robert Downey Jr. (Peter). They are both talented actors with brilliant comedic abilities. What could be better than a road trip version of ‘The Hangover’. Unfortunately, that’s not what this film delivers. This doesn’t mean the movies not funny. There were moments in ‘Due Date’ where I had to hold my breath to get rid of the hiccups from laughing so much. Both characters become caricatures of real people. It’s both hilarious and slightly stupid. I like slightly stupid. The humor has little ‘Abbot and Costello’ feel to it with Galifianakis and Downey playing perfectly off of each other and the physical humor has a great old school feeling. I worry this is all lost with the idea that this isn’t ‘Hangover 2’. Enjoy it, it’ll make you laugh.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

‘Hereafter’ for Ever

‘Hereafter’ has more energy then most big budget disaster films all wrapped up in a brilliantly acted ensemble drama. Clint Eastwood has taken on death in a gentle, non-religious, realistic way. Eastwood is taking a chance, thankfully, and allowing the audience at ‘Hereafter’ to learn from his characters instead of showing with glorified special effects. George (Matt Damon) is the protagonist dealing with his thoughts and feelings about death and what may come after, and this may be the best I’ve ever seen Damon. He plays George as subtle and real. ‘Hereafter’ will make audience members emote, questioning their own faith, the love they feel toward their mothers, their families, and considering living life now, not later.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

Cher, Fergie & Hilary Swank looking fabulous on the red carpet at Carnegie Hall for the Glamour Magazine 2010 Women Of The Year in NYC…Katy Perry & Russell Brand hand and hand at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, Spain...Singer Natasha Bedingfield performing at VH1 Save The Music Foundation 2010 Gala in NYC…Lin Yu Chun Promoting his hit cover "I Will Always Love You" in Seoul, South Korea…Jersey Shore’s Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio hitting the turntables at Fur Nightclub Washington, DC...Angel McCord and Anna Lynn McCord at the Urth cafe in Los Angeles, CA…Chilean Miner Edison Pena crossing the finish line at the NYC Marathon…

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Actor Keith Collins has been cast in many roles before but none like the one he has recently signed on to film. Currently on movie set in the small town of Marion, New York and filming this winters new upcoming highly talked about thriller/horror feature film “Awake In The Woods” Taking some time to sit with us while being mobbed by onlookers. We caught up with Collins who has been on the spooky set that revolves around a wooded area transformed into what one would say is an extremely chilling atmosphere weather it was night or day just being there behind the scenes was making the hairs on the back of our neck stand up and making our minds wander with anticipation while looking at this old abandoned woodsy fog filled area that has been molded into a Hollywood film set. Collins, starting to get into character was able to talk with us for a moment as we were eagerly waiting to find out more about “Awake In The Woods” and what better way than being there right in the middle of the all action. Pleased to say we were able to find out so much more about this new bone chilling film.
Veronica (Galeani), Tucker (Boise), and Derek (Collins) grew up in small town Marion, New York. Everyone in town had heard stories of odd happenings within the Marion woods and the woods became an urban legend everyone assumed was just that, a legend. But when a young girl goes missing within the woods and the paranormal activity begins to heighten Ronnie, Tucker, and Derek decide to investigate. The three friends camp out, hoping to make a documentary about their town’s ghost story, but what happens next, no one could have prepared for. What happened to them is unexplainable and only one was left wandering, alone, awake in the woods.
“Awake In The Woods” will be out early winter of 2011. Produced by MM Mayhem Films the talented cast stars Theresa Galeani, Keith Collins, Nicholas Boise, & Madelaine Kemp.“Awake In The Woods” is written by Galeani & directed by Nicholas Boise. We look forward to seeing “Awake In The Woods” this winter. Sounds like one thrilling movie creep show not to be missed!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Producer Dino De Laurentiis Passes

Iconic film producer Dino De Laurentiis has recently passed away. De Laurentiis produced over 500 films, he won two Oscars one for Federico Fellini's "La Strada," and another "Nights of Cabiria." He was 91.

Friday, November 12, 2010

‘Saw 3D’ is Something I Wish I Hadn’t Seen

Another Saw sequel, although this time in 3D, follows the same horror guidelines as all the following in the series. It seems the recipe requires too many plots linked together thru flashbacks, intercepting character situations, and bloody gore. More and more it seems that the only requirement for a ‘good’ horror film is repulsive torture and death scenes. The audience is meant to be believe the character’s poorly realized revelations. I’m am sure ’Saw 3D’ will do well at the box office. This is a film for Saw followers and really no one else.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Silver Phoenix Entertainment Presents the holiday musical “O Night Divine” official Off-Broadway World Premiere
December 9th 2010 in New York City

“Experience A Love Story For All Time” at the World Premiere of O Night Divine. This “feel good”, “get you in the spirit” holiday musical, directed by Mark Mazzarella with book and lyrics by Blaze Kelly Coyle and music and lyrics by Leo Kirschner, will run Off-Broadway in the Theatre at St. Peter's (home of the York Theatre Company) December 9 – December 12. Five performances only! Opening night is Dec. 9 at 8:00 pm, with a reception to follow. *A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Autism Speaks.

O Night Divine is a full-scale musical based upon the classic biblical story of The Nativity, featuring the songs “Amaze,” “We'll Get By”, “What Gifts?“, “Mathias' Inn”, “Chosen”, “Now And Always In My Heart”, “Then You Came In” and “King of Kings”. Celebrate the season with Mary and Joseph, a trio of tap dancing Wise Men, an evil King, and a whole cast of colorful characters. O Night Divine is sure to become a new annual holiday tradition the whole family and people of all faiths will thoroughly enjoy!

The talented cast consists of: Brittney Bertier (Mary), Spencer Bazzano (Joseph), Melanie Sullivan (Narrator), Matthew Dyer (King Herod), Blaze Kelly Coyle (Elizabeth/Sapphira), Tim Mower (Joachim/Mathias), Andrea Mower (Anne/Mae), James Holden (Balthazar/Man#1), Joshua Feder (Melchiorre/Man #2), Jimmy Moore (Jaspar/Man #3) and Ensemble members: Rori Nogee, Shayla Spradley, Brad Rakushin, Phillip Burke, Angela Winslow, Danya Katok, Theresa Renee, Sarah Michelle Cuc, Nick Walkonis, George Marques and Nick Giello.

Exclusively at the Theatre at St. Peter's (home of the York Theatre Company) is located in New York City at 619 Lexington Avenue (corner of 54th Street).For tickets and more info please log onto

Autism Speaks
goal is to change the future for all children and adults who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. This is a cause close to the hearts of the entire production team of O Night Divine, as they each have friends and family members dealing with the many challenges of autism.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Javier Bardem at Palms Springs International Film Festival

Spanish born, Oscar winner Javier Bardem is being honored with the International Star Award at the current Palm Springs International Film Festival. His past work in ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ proves he is well deserving. Can’t wait to see what comes up next from Bardem!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Jeff N. Quinlan
Producer, Actor
Vice Chairman, Hoboken International Film Festival
And Real Estate Developer

Jeff Quinlan grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Montclair State University with a Business Administration degree. After college he worked for a Wall Street Mutual Fund company. After 2 years, he decided to bring his business and marketing experience to work in the growing real estate industry in Hoboken. He became a successful real estate developer and agent in Hoboken NJ.

In addition to real estate, his dream was to act and produce movies. He started in the film business in 2003, when he co-produced North of Providence with his actor friend Marc Belasco.
Jeff became the producer and actor in Ken Del Vecchio's movie Polycarp, which stars Michael Pare, Charles Durning, Justin Deas, Beverly Lynne, Marc Belasco, Brooke Lewis, and Brandon Slagle. He then was got involved with well-established filmmakers to produce and act in the following films;
Methodic by Chris Notorile;
Bare Knuckles by Eric Etebari, which stars Marty Kove, Louis Mandylor, and Chris Mulkey;:
Pride and Loyalty by Kenneth Del Vecchio, which stars Charles Durning, Marc Consuelos, and Rebecca Budig;:
IMurders by Kenneth Del Vecchio and Robbie Bryan, which stars Billy Dee Williams, William Forsythe, Gabrielle Anwar, Wilson Jermaine Heredia,Tony Todd, Terri Colombino ,Frank Grillo and Charles Durning.
The Drum Beats Twice starring Amy Redford , Costos Mandylor, Charles Durning , Susan Miner and Robert Clohessy .
Jeff is a producer on Affirmative Act, A movie that addresses gay marriage which stars Charles Durning, Robert Clohessy, Eric Etebari and Randy Jones ( Village People).
Jeff recently finished shooting a short film called “Choose” a film about a woman who has cancer and a husband who must choose her life over their unborn child.

Jeff has been out promoting their movie Bare Knuckles which is about a single mother who will do whatever it takes to provide for her daughter. Her one chance at security comes down when down and out fight promoter Sonny Cool (Martin Kove Karate Kid ) introduces Sam to the dangerous world of high stakes all female bare knuckle fighting . Sonny teams up with Trainer Al (Chris Mulkey, BoardWalk Empire) and takes Sam to the final fight. Bare Knuckles is Distributed in the US by Image Entertainment and In the foreign markets by Curb Entertainment. Bare Knuckles can be found at Blockbuster, Amazon, and Netflix Jeff is busy working on several more screenplays for the year 2011.

He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Hoboken International Film Festival, one of the world's largest film festivals and is on the Advisory board of the DownBeach Film Festival. Jeff's passion is to continue with production of movies, acting, and working with the successful Hoboken International Film Festival.

Monday, November 8, 2010


The word is out that Supermodel & Actress Debbie Dickinson will be hosting the beautiful jewelry collection of ALZERINA at the Warren Tricomi Salon Tuesday, and Friday afternoon November 9th& 12th from 12-6pm.

A L Z E R I N A has made a name for herself by fashioning glamorous pieces for both celebrities and her many private clients.Growing up in Cape Verde, A L Z E R I N A was drawn to the world of fashion by her mother, Josepha Gomes, who was a well-known clothing designer. Inspired to start her own clothing line at the young age of 14 Alzerina quickly became adept at her craft and was accepted by the local art community. She soon began to design jewelry for artists, musicians, actors, and an influential clientele on the islands of Cape Verde.
Compelled by the desire for inspiration and the need to create, A L Z E R I N A moved to the fashion capital of Paris. There, she meshed her passion for the world of fashion with the beauty of the city and its people. In 1998, after eight years in the high fashion world of Paris, she headed to New York City where she created her own label.
Once in New York, A L Z E R I N A acquired yet more experience and perfected her art. Her dedication to beauty, elegance, and femininity is reflected in her jeweled creations. She draws inspiration from her clients’ style and sensibilities and therefore designs each piece individually. Her creations emerge as art in the form of exquisite jewelry and high-fashion intimate wear.
Although A L Z E R I N A is known for her intricately crafted jewelry worn by women who love to feel and look good, she is also recognized for her line of intimate jeweled lingerie. Her lingerie, designed especially for the fashionably bold, features bra and panty sets made of thin chains embedded with colorful Swarovski crystals. These pieces epitomize style and a feminine grace. The lingerie is considered “couture” due to its unique and distinctive quality and craftsmanship.
A L Z E R I N A 's collections continue to appeal to singers, musicians, and dancers but are now appreciated by an increasingly wider worldwide audience due to her successful web sales. Brides shop for their wedding party jewelry ensembles, while her lovely designs are on the ‘must buy’ list of anyone shopping for a Valentine gift, an anniversary or birthday, a holiday wardrobe or for ‘that special something’ to spark up a day at the office.
There’s something for everyone in A L Z E R I N A ’s beautiful new collection – where she continues to be just a step ahead of the trend while remaining classic with her popular best-selling favorites.
(photo by Bettina Ciorone on the portrait of Alzerina)

Tuesday, November 9th and Friday November 12th from 12-6pm.
Warren Tricomi Salon
1 West 58th Street - 2nd Floor

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Several films at the 2010 Atlantic City Cinefest held at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, NJ won five awards each including A Fight for Survival, which stars Keith Collins, Theresa Galeani, and Nicholas Boise, who wrote and directed the film. Other five time award winners: the California marijuana dispensary spoof, Green; and the powerful short drama, Rainbow Rabbit Reliant, produced and starring Stephanie and Josh Casaubon.
The coming of age comedy, Taking a Shot at Love, written and directed by Jeanne Taylor Shapiro. No Footing, Stained and Murphy Goes....Babysitting each won four trophies. No Footing was the feature film from Rowan University film school alumnus, Michael Licisyn, who won the award for Best Local South Jersey feature. Stained is the uplifting drama about a Christmas miracle, starring former Chameleon winner, Louis Mandylor, who took home an award for best actor in a dramatic short. Erik Argenti and Jolie Kelvin won awards as producers. Murphy Goes....Babysitting - the first of the Murphy Goes series - got recognized as the best ensemble for a short, and best director for a comedic short, Ola Alabi, among other recognitions.
"It honestly meant a lot to have the film receive as much praise as it did, It's been an uplifting experience," Licisyn said.
Chris Mulkey was named this year's Chameleon Award winner. Catch Mulkey as Jersey City mayor, Frank Hague, in Boardwalk Empire. Mulkey hung out at dusk in Caesars Friday night of the festival, and spent a lot of time at Bally’s Wild Wild West next door.
Marc Clebanoff and Frank Krueger oversaw a panel on new media content. They screened Darkness Descending and No Clean Break, both episodic web series.
"It really was a great time at the film festival," Collins said. "I already have it marked down for next year."
Produced by Downbeach Film Festival, the 2011 Atlantic City Cinefest will be held October 14 to 16.
For more details, visit

Saturday, November 6, 2010

MLB Baseball Great Sparky Anderson passes

Legendary Baseball manager Sparky Anderson has recently passed away in Thousand Oaks, CA. he was the first manager in MLB to win a world series with both an American & National League Team. Anderson was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2000. He was 76.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Restaurant Spotlight - NYC's Centro Vinoteca

A casually elegant neighborhood restaurant, Centro Vinoteca showcases boldly flavored cooking rooted in the traditions of Italy. The sleek and stylish space is bright and white as the light floods in through the floor to ceiling window panes. Each curve and bend of the oddly shaped bar begs you to join her for a drink. The aromas from open kitchen tease, tempt and toy with you as they urge you order something more. Start with piccolini - small shareable plates designed to whet the appetite such as truffled deviled eggs or saffron arancine before delving into the well-priced main menu. For antipasti try the grilled octopus with white bean puree or the grilled pizzetta with slow-cooked tomatoes. But the real reason for visiting Centro Vinoteca is the pastas. Think simple, organic, local ingredients. Try the papardelle with roasted wild mushrooms or the roasted butternut squash pansotti with sage and toasted walnuts. The wine list features over 200 wines from throughout Italy, including many available by the quartino. Come for a drink... and stay for the friendly staff and the seasoned chefs.
For more info please visit

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

AnnaLynne McCord hosting her Yelloween bash at Lavo nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada…Vanilla Ice celebrating his birthday at Studio 54 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada…Ashlee Simpson-Wentz at the Decades Denim Launch Party in Los Angeles, CA…Jersey Shore’s Pauly D dressed as Justin Bieber for the Halloween Party at MOON Nightclub at The Palms in Las Vegas, NV…Mickey Rourke,Tara Reid & Frederique van der Waal at Cipriani Downtown Halloween event in NYC…Bette Midler celebrating her 15th Annual Hulaween Gala at the Waldorf Astoria, NYC… Kendra Wilkinson dining with friends At Socialhouse in Las Vegas, NV…Ricky Martin Signing Copies Of his new book "Me" at Borders Books & Music, Columbus Circle in NYC…Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian opening their new store “Dash New York” in NYC…Mary-Kate with Ashley Olsen, Tommy Hilfiger and Martha Stewart at the WWD @100 Anniversary part at Cipriani 42nd street NYC…

Tuesday, November 2, 2010



Chameleon Lifesaver Award
Chris Mulkey

Best Drama, Short
Poetry Man
The Desperate
Speed Grieving
Rainbow Rabbit Reliant *

Best Comedy, Short
Cantata in C Major
4 Pictures *
Murphy Goes……Babysitting
Above the Badge
Taking a Shot at Love Not Comedy

Best Experimental
Cantata in C Major *
Eye Candy
Vitruvius' Toybox
Best Feature, Comedy
No Footing
Green *

Best Feature, Drama
Non Compos Mentis
I'm Not Here (And She's Not There)
A Fight for Survival*
Five Years Later

Best Actor, Feature
Nick Gregorio, Green *
Philip Wilson, I'm Not Here (And She's Not There)
Christopher Paolucci, Five Years Later
Matt Reynolds, A Fight for Survival
Nicholas Boise, A Fight for Survival
Non Compos Mentis, Keith Collins

Best Actress, Feature
Theresa Galeani, A Fight for Survival
Lindsay Tanner, A Fight for Survival
Jensen Bucher, No Footing *
Michelle Nunes, Green
Tara Stiles, I'm Not Here (And She's Not There)

Best Actor Short, Drama (Tie)
Peter Greene, Poetry Man *
Corey Wright, An Anomaly of the Theory
Louis Mandylor, Stained *
David Simonetti, Valentine
Mike Moring, Natasha
Jake Lyall, The Confession

Best Actor Short, Comedy
Reese Renti, Murphy Goes....Babysitting
Sam Fuller, Taking a Shot at Love *
Phil Sholtes, 4 Pictures
Brandon Parker, Above the Badge
Erick Tjarks, Above the Badge
Brian Ames, 2Bed/2Bath

Best Actress Short, Drama
Stephanie Casaubon, Rainbow Rabbit Reliant *
Alysia Reiner, Speed Grieving
Jane Pfitsch, Rainbow Rabbit Reliant
Amanda Shy, Collecting Things
Paige McSherry, Poetry Man
Lauren Jane Krystofolski, Inside of Me

Best Actress Short, Comedy
Dawn Bartley, 4 Pictures *
Summer Scott, Murphy Goes...Babysitting
Charmaine Dickerson, Murphy Goes...Babysitting
Mila Bouzinova, Taking a Shot at Love
Gina Manegio, 2Bed/2Bath

Best Supporting Actor, Feature
Keith Collins, A Fight for Survival *
Danny Myers, Green
Daniel Halden, Five Years Later
Johnny Hawkes, Green
Jake Matthews, No Footing

Best Supporting Actress, Feature
Maria Alegre, A Fight for Survival
Ali LeVecchia, No Footing
Hayley Griffith, Five Years Later
Theresa Galeani, Non Compos Mentis *
Leah Cary, I'm Not Here (And She's Not There)

Best Supporting Actor Short, Drama
Jon McCormack, Poetry Man
Walter Vincent, An Anomaly of the Theory *
Greg Mullavey, The Desperate
Jacob Witkin, Stained
Steven Spohn, The Confession

Best Supporting Actress Short, Drama
Jenny Kirlin, Rainbow Rabbit Reliant *
Lia Sprechini, Valentine
Debra Lynn Hull, Stained
Josie DiVincenzo, The Desperate
Paige McSherry Poetry Man

Best Supporting Actor Short, Comedy
Carlito Ulett, Murphy Goes....Babysitting *
Sid Veda, 2Bed/2Bath
Tyler Colglazier, Above the Badge
Sean Naughton, Action Hero's Guide
Jeff Santos, Taking a Shot at Love
Thomas Phelan, Taking a Shot at Love

Best Supporting Actress Short, Comedy
Megan Laesch, 4 Pictures
Christina Nicole, Murphy Goes...Babysitting *
Valerie Querns, 2bed/2bath
Heather Kozlakowski, 4 Pictures

Best Director, Feature
Nicholas Boise, A Fight for Survival
Jamie Lerman, Five Years Later
Michael Licisyn, No Footing
Geraldine Winters, Non Compos Mentis
Nick Gregorio, Green *

Best Director Short, Drama
Kitt Lavoie, Rainbow Rabbit Reliant *
Jesse Collver, Stained
David Simonetti, Valentine
James McSherry, Poetry Man
Jessica Daniels, Speed Grieving
Jeremy Profe, An Anomaly of the Theory

Best Director Short, Comedy
Mike Madigan, 4 Pictures
Ola Alabi, Murphy Goes....Babysitting *
Justin Lutsky, The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives
Joe Clarke, Above the Badge
Michael Le Blanc, 2Bed/2 Bath
Jeanne Taylor Shapiro, Taking a Shot at Love

Best Documentary Feature
Gerrymandering *
Mousetrap to Mars

Best Documentary Short
Bowling Blind *
Shake Rattle & Roll
Bucket Flush
The Story of the American Star
The Eiswein Harvest

Finders Award for Festival Support: Marc Clebanoff
Best Local South Jersey Feature: No Footing
Best Local Short: Inside of Me
Best New Jersey-based Feature: Five Years Later
Best New Jersey-based Short 15 minutes or less: Collecting Things
Best New Jersey-based Short over 15 minutes: Valentine
New Director, Short: Jeanne Taylor Shapiro
New Actor, Short Drama: Mike Moring

New Actress, Short Comedy: Mila Bouzinova,
New Actor, Short Comedy: Sam Fuller
New Actress, Short Drama: Paige McSherry
New Director Award, Feature: Jamie Lerman
New Actor Award, Feature: Danny Myers
New Actress Award, Feature: Jensen Bucher
Best First Time Writer, Short: Jeremy Profe
Best First Time Writer, Feature: Gregory Kaplan
Best Writer, Short: Erik Argenti, Stained
Best Writer, Feature: Nicholas Boise, A Fight for Survival
Best Up and Coming Director: Jessica Daniels
Producer Award, Feature: Theresa Galeani
Producer Award, Short: Erik Argenti, Jolie Kelvin
Best Ultra-Short: Nikki and Viv, Susan Hippen
Best New Jersey Ultra-Short: Blink, Connor Hughes
Best Ensemble Cast, Feature: A Fight for Survival
Best Ensemble Cast, Short: Murphy Goes………Babysitting
Best Animated Short: Vitruvius' Toybox
Best New Jersey Animated Short: Eye Candy

Rowan Awards:Best Feature: No Footing
Best Short: Valentine
Best Documentary: Shake Rattle & Roll
Best Musical Documentary: Bucket Flush
Best Coming of Age Film: Taking a Shot at Love
Best New Media Director: Marc Clebanoff
Best New Media Writer: Frank Krueger
Best of Fest Audience Award, Feature: Green
Best of Fest Audience Award, Short: Rainbow Rabbit Reliant and Stained
Best of Fest Audience Award, Documentary: Gerrymandering

Screenplay Winners
Feature Length
1st Place: Unengagement, L. E. Grabowski
2nd Place: Bennies, Heidi C. Bordogna
3rd Place: Waking the Dead, Michele Schultz
Honorable Mention: Halfway Home, David Schroeder
Honorable Mention: Riding the Rumble Strip, Brad Willis and Anne Dunkin

Short1st Place: Blood Trigger, Ron Podell
2nd Place: The Anatomy of You Saying Goodbye, Kevin Schwartz
No 3rd Place winner
Honorable Mention: X-Treme Sports, Andrij Witiuk

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fitness Spotlight - Strong and Shapely Gym is NJ's Celebrity Gem

Strong and Shapely Gym is one of the best known gyms in the fitness industry . Featured on 10 TV show including ESPN, Fox Sports, TLC,INSIDE EDITION,and MAURY POVICH .Also featured in 13 fitness magazines. This year both Muscle and Fitness and Flex magazines name the gym one of the top gyms in our country, Know for its energetic atmosphere and huge amount of equipment is why the celebs like to train there when in New Jersey to hone their appearance that their profession requires them to have. They include Jason Biggs, John Cena, Joe Weider, the late Gregory Hines, Daisey Fuentes, award winning actor Keith Collins , The Rock , NYC's Famed The Naked Cowboy , worlds largest arms Gregg Valentino, Jim from the Biggest loser , Fury (Jamie Reed) from American Gladiator ,Jason Prager from Beauty and The Geek, and a slew of professional bodybuilders that include many Mr. and Ms. Olympia winners. Bob Bonham owner and trainer of champion fitness women says this 25,000 sq, ft. facility is still run like a mom and pop business and that one of the reason our members look better than the big chain places.Now you know the secret. you need to know its located in the meadow lands area , 20 minutes from NYC. at 150 Union Ave. East Rutherford NJ. Open 24 hours with a 24 hour tanning salon. For more info log onto;

Friday, October 29, 2010

‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ – Galifianakis Hilarious!

I love Zach Galifianakis. I love him and could not miss another opportunity to see him on the big screen and I’m glad I didn’t. ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ is not a perfect film, far from it. I have a difficult time laughing at the mentally ill and suicide attempts. I find it pathetic that this dark comedy didn’t even attempt to show any actuality of what occurs in a mental ward, but instead poke fun at the cliché patients. The saving grace of this film is the actors who do such an incredible job forcing the audience to love them and cheer for them. Keir Gilchrist (Craig) portrays a depressed New York City teenager who admits himself to a psychiatric ward after considering suicide. Inside he meets Galifianakis (Bobby) who acts as a mentor within the ward. A love story ensues including tween actress Emma Roberts (Noelle) and the audience is taken on a humorous and tame rollercoaster ride. A must see movie for no other reason then seeing Galifianakis be a little more upbeat then his usual characters.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

‘Jackass 3D’ is No Better then Jackass 2D

The men who brought us self-mutilation and friendly humiliation are back again and this time they’re sober. Unfortunately sobriety hasn’t made them any funnier or less degrading to watch. The old gangs back together; Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Steve-O are back with a vengeance. All that seems to change is the amount of gray hairs on their aging heads. The boys are still playing pranks that would make inmates blush and injuring themselves for the sake of their 20-something audiences. Its been 10 years since new Jackass episodes aired on MTV but, apparently, there is still a high demand for watching grown men act like poorly behaved children. In the end ‘Jackass 3D’ is exactly what I expected and if I enjoyed watching men get hit in the head in slow motion I would have loved the move…but, I don’t.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

TV News

Fran Drescher is getting a talk show, excuse me a ‘tawk’ show. ‘The Fran Drescher Tawk Show’ will premiere, Daytime this November on Fox. Wow, I just can’t wait.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

Kim Kardashian celebrating her 30th birthday at Amnesia nightclub in NYC…Keith Collins and "A Fight for Survival" co-star Theresa Galeani with Boardwalk Empire’s Chris Mulkey celebrating their award wins from the 2010 Atlantic City Cinefest at the famed Irish Pub in Atlantic City, NJ…Sean “Diddy” Combs getting on the mic at Pure Nightclub In Las Vegas, NV…Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi signing autographs at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ…Justin Bieber and Mark Wahlberg posing for pictures at Variety's 4th Annual Power Of Youth Event in Hollywood, CA…Pamela Anderson Unveiling The New PETA Advertisement in London, England, UK…Rod Stewart Leaving Madeo in Los Angeles, CA… Tony and Eva Longoria Parker waving the checkered flag at the Rally For Kids With Cancer Brunch in Hollywood, CA…Sarah Jessica Parker strolling around with her twin daughters in NYC…

EVENT SPOTLIGHT – Foundation Lounge VIP Halloween bash

We hear the place to be this Saturday night October 30th 2010 is the luxury new L.E.S NYC hotspot Foundation Lounge. The Foundation family has cooked up another special event and with the ones they have thrown in the past; we expect this one to be a night to remember. We give them our “Event Spotlight” of the week as a must attend Halloween party this Saturday evening. Don’t miss out contact for private guest list and table reservations for this much anticipated night.
Foundation’s interior boasts a large bar area where you can enjoy one of the many specialty cocktails, while the raised banquet area is adorned with 7 miniature chandeliers, a draped ceiling and your very own gold stripper pole. Situated right next to the DJ booth,
A second bar area, located towards the rear of the club features a lush banqueted area as well as a dazzling gold mirrored wall. This makes for a particularly desired private area, where bottle service is available.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Coming out of 2008 with a Latin Billboard Music Award for Her debut single
"Whine Up". Kat Deluna has been very busy with mega producer RedOne for her
Sophomore album "Inside Out". Kat has been rehearsing non-stop here in NYC
before jet-setting to Europe in just one week for a November 5th release
date. Video shoot for her new smash hit single "Party O'clock" Produced by
RedOne! "Inside Out" will be released in the US early next year.
(photo credit: Derek Storm)

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Theresa Galeani was the big winner taking home two coveted awards from the 2010 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest at Resorts Hotel and Casino. Galeani won Best Supporting Actress for the art-thriller "Non Compos Mentis" and prestigious Best Producer Award for her work on adventure-thriller "A Fight for Survival". Next up for this award winner is the much anticipated "Awake in the Woods" (2011), Galeani's first foray into screen writing.
(photo credit: Derek Storm)

‘Life as We Know It’ Isn’t Worth It

Director Greg Berlanti has made a career out of tv melodrama’s including ‘Brother’s and Sisters’, ‘Dawson’s Creek’, and ‘Everwood’. This fall his foray onto the big screen is a little more comedy and a little less drama. ‘Life as We Know It’, staring Josh Duhamel (Eric) and Katherine Heigl (Holly) tells the story of two adults with mutual friends who die in a car crash and name ladies man Eric and obsessive compulsive Holly as guardians of their baby. ‘Life as We Know It’ utilizes all of the traditional ‘baby humor’ we’ve scene before; poop jokes, inappropriate urinating, awkward actions in front of the child, etc. The basic plot has promise, one can imagine all the awful things that could go wrong in this situation. However, first time screenplay writers Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson have a lot to learn about what makes a good movie. I’m going to look at ‘Life as We Know It’ as a learning experience for both writers, a mistake we will sweep under the rug for Berlanti, and merely a paycheck for Duhamel and Heigl.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


History was made Wednesday night when La La Brooks, the legendary lead singer of Phil Spector’s very first girl group, the Crystals took the stage at BB Kings Blues Club in New York City’s Time’s Square. Joining her on stage for the huge hit “Da Do Ron Ron” was Nicole Spector, Phil Spector’s 27 year old daughter. Also seen in the crowd, internationally known artist Mark Kostabi who said of the show “Lala's performance was first rate and the music was hauntingly beautiful last night at B.B. Kings. She had 10 back-up musicians. It was transporting and something about the red curtains, the epic sound and the 3 swaying back-up singers made me think of a David Lynch movie or other recent film directors that use that 50s/60s wall of sound.”
(photo credit: Derek storm)

Friday, October 22, 2010


Actor Keith Collins who stars in the new film “A Fight for Survival” won the award for best supporting actor for his performance in the film at the 2010 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest at Resorts Casino, NJ. Collins whose performance is powerful, unforgettable, and riveting gives the movie just what it needs. Hundreds of films were submitted to the festival with only forty movies that were accepted to screen and only five actors being nominated for the category of best supporting actor which Collins had come out on top. Keep an eye out for this suspenseful film as we hear release dates are up and coming soon.
For more info

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Quickly becoming one of 2010’s most sought after films, and rising up the festival charts Nicholas Boise’s “A Fight for Survival” had recently screened at the 2010 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest and took home many awards. After being nominated for numerous categories at the festival including best overall feature film. “A Fight for Survival” took home the winnings for Best Feature film for the Drama category, Winner for Best supporting actor Keith Collins in a feature film, Winner of Best Ensemble cast in a feature film and Winner for Best producer for a feature film Theresa Galeani. This movie is suspenseful and riveting, it will keep you on the edge of your seats wanting more while clenching your fists, a must see for movie goers we give it 4 STARS!
The film consists of six friends set out on a road trip expecting fun and adventure. The friends learn more about each other and their relationships then anyone could have expected. What happens next changes their lives forever. After only a few days on the road from New York to Alaska the group hits a patch of rough ice only to find themselves in a horrific car accident leaving the group to deal with loss and madness. The group is tested to their limits and left fighting for survival. Starring Nicholas Boise, Keith Collins, Theresa Galeani, Lindsay Tanner, Maria Alegre & Matt Reynolds Written and Directed by Nicholas Boise produced by MM Mayhem Films.
For more info & release dates log onto

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kat Deluna out in NYC

Singer Kat DeLuna was seen Tuesday evening looking fabulous and making an entrance at the Hollywoodlife studios, NYC
(photo Credit: Derek Storm)

Boardwalk Empire’s Chris Mulkey at Dusk

Keith Collins and Chris Mulkey

Village People Cowboy Randy Jones

Theresa Galeani and Jeff Quinlan

Chris Mulkey from the new HBO series Boardwalk Empire was seen in the private VIP at Atlantic City hotspot Dusk Nightclub in Caesars Casino. Mulkey, kindly posing for pictures and enjoying the night with actor Keith Collins, Original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones, producer Jeff Quinlan & actress Theresa Galeani. Dusk Nightclub also hosted the opening night gala for the 2010 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

‘Case 39’ Has a Bad Case of Bad-Movie-ism

I can only assume that the estimated $27 million budget for ‘Case 39’ was spent paying Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper’s salaries. ‘Case 39’ has nothing a horror audience hasn’t seen before in all the popular children filled paranormal films coming out recently. ‘Case 39’ isn’t spooky or scary at all. The only thing it has going for it is that it keeps a dark mood throughout and two ‘name’ stars to help sell box office. Its second half of the films predictability ruins the initial quarter of the movie when I thought ‘Case 39’ had a chance.

Monday, October 18, 2010

TV News

Holy Cow! ABC Family has lost their marbles and ordered 20 more episodes of the ridiculous show ‘Melissa and Joey’. Seriously, who is their right mind is watching these two terrible teenage has-beens on a children’s channel?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Celebrities - "CAUGHT IN THE ACT"

Jeremy Piven, Kyle Massey & Audrina Patridge at the puma social club launch event in LA…Singer Shaggy “It Wasn’t Me” celebrating his 42nd birthday in Sydney, Australia…Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino after dancing with the stars hitting the Doctrine Denim Launch party at Boudoir Los Angeles,CA…Marisa Miller hosting Haze nightclub in Las Vegas,NV…Actors Keith Collins & Theresa Galeani celebrating their acting award nominations with boardwalk empire's Chris Mulkey at dusk nightclub in Caesars casino for the Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest opening night gala in Atlantic City, NJ…Kim Kardashian rockin a yankee cap exiting the Tribeca Hotel in NYC…Keira Knightley arriving for The BFI London Film Festival in London, England UK…Alan Cumming backstage for "Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake" Gala First Performance in NYC…

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Paranormal Activity 2- Twice as Spooky?

The first installment of ‘Paranormal Activity’ drew you in but selling you that it was real. Just like the Blair Witch film before it, ‘Paranormal Activity’ needed an audience to believe that this was a true story that could happen to you. And it worked. The POV filming was gritty and the editing led toward this being a home movie. But now that we all know the movie was just that, a movie with actors, and a director, and a script, what’s the point of a sequel. The fear that this was real is gone. Now its just a B-horror film like the thousands of others released annually. That does not, however, mean that the film is bad. ‘Paranormal Activity 2’ kept my interest and continued the story we were told of the young couple living in a possessed home. The cast is kept small and intimate and it doesn’t appear they had a larger budget on this one. All in all, wait for the dvd and buy both as a combo at your local Best Buy when they’re on sale.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Not "You Again"

A chick flick in the same vain as "Freaky Friday", full of odd female mis-haps, slapstick humor, and girly scheming, "You Again" takes an A-list cast of Kirsten Bell, Sigourney Weaver, and Jamie Lee Curtis and puts them in unfortunate situations. "You Again" follows the story of Marni, played by Bell, who finds her brother is marrying her high school nemesis. More quasi-comical-conicidences occur when the mother of the groom finds that the mother of the bride was her high school nemesis....very unlikely. The plot is predictable and the characters are unbelievable. There were a few moments where I did laugh out loud at the complete absurdity, but those moments were few and far between. The bottom line is I'd absolutely reccommend this movie for a young mother-daughter date, it is, after all, rated PG and very young adult friendly.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Filmmaker Jana Mattioli Currently on movie set in New York City and filming this winters new upcoming Comedy film “BIdentity Crisis” Taking some time to sit with us and letting us snap a quick picture. We caught up with Mattioli
who on the set that revolves around a NYC Café by day & transformed into a movie set by night. With lots of spectators and film crews running around surrounded by many lights and cameras, Mattioli was able to talk with us for a moment as we were eagerly waiting to find out more about “BIdentity Crisis” and what better way than being there right in the middle of the all action. Pleased to say we were able to find out so much more about this new Hilarious Comedic film. There are people in this world who long to be someone great, someone important, someone of great moral value, however, Helen and Phillip are not those people. Helen, originally from Chicago, longs to be the trendy "Sex in the City" girl, where she can have her party and dance at it to. Phillip, a good looking party boy who is in the bizz and is just the right amount of Carrie Bradshaw excitement she needs after a break-up with her loser ex-boyfriend Vinny. After dating for over a month Helen realizes that the trendiest thing about Phillip is hurting the relationship. True, Phillip is a party boy, but he likes to party with the boys.
Phillip is bisexual but wants to be with women. Helen wants to be trendy but is uncomfortable. They put a new stamp on "Be careful what you wish for, ya just might get it." With the help of a flamboyant waiter who recognizes Philip and a sassy cashier who loves to watch the drama unfold, BIdentity is a NY drama with a just the right twist of a gay lemon. "BIdentity" tells a story of coming out of the closet...sort of.
“BIdentity Crisis’ will be out early winter of 2011 & will hit the festival circuit. Produced by Mattioli Productions the funny film stars Elissa Goldstein as Helen, Keith Collins as Jamie & Lisa Kapchinske as Clara.“BIdentity Crisis” is directed by Jana Mattioli & written by
Zach Rothman-Hicks. We look forward to seeing “BIdentity Crisis” this soon. Sounds like one comedy ride not to be missed!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Films will be show in The Screening Room on the 13th floor of the Ocean Tower at Resorts Casino Hotel
Panel discussions will be held in The Director's Room on the 13th floor of the Ocean Tower at Resorts Casino Hotel

*Subject to change

Friday, October 15
Block 1: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Above the Badge
Inside of Me
I'm Not Here

Block 2: 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Eiswein Harvest
The Story of the American Star
Mousetrap to Mars
Collecting Things
Taking a Shot at Love
Poetry Man

Block 3: Opening Night: A Splash of Comedy, 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Eye Candy
Cantata in C Major
4 Pictures
The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives
Green *For Mature Audiences

RECEPTION: 10 p.m. to ?, dusk, Caesars Atlantic City, Arkansas Ave and Boardwalk. Free admission with Opening Night tickets, Oscar Pass, All Festival pass.

Saturday, October 16
Block 4: 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Rowan Block
Bucket Flush
Shake Rattle & Roll
No Footing

Panel 1: Independent Filmmaking 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Block 5: 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Five Years Later
Murphy Goes Babysitting

Block 6: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A Fight for Survival
The Confession
The Desperate

Sunday, October 17
Block 7: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Non Compos Mentis
An Anomaly of the Theory
Bowling Blind
Vitruvius' Toybox
Dinner for Two?
Nikki & Viv

Panel 2: New Media Content 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Block 8: 2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
New Media Content
The Darkness Descending
No Clean Break
Speed Grieving
Rainbow Rabbit Reliant

Block 9: Closing Film and Awards 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Award Ceremony: Honoring actor Chris Mulkey with the Lifesaver Chameleon Award.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Non Compos Mentis" Screens at The 2010 Downbeach Film Festival presents Atlantic City Cinefest

This film keeps popping up and making its festival rounds. After a successful run at the Hoboken International Film festival in June which “Non Compos Mentis” was nominated best feature film of the festival via the audience award and will now screen Sunday October 17th 2010 at the Downbeach film festival presents Atlantic City Cinefest at Resorts Casino. For more info on the festival & to attend the screening please log onto
”Non Compos Mentis” reels the audience in as it takes you on a psychological journey into the mind of sexual addiction, love identity and insanity. A young couple who have it all. A Missing person, a priest. A psychiatrist playing cat and mouse with a detective seeking clues. All in the rich subtext of psychological illusion. Starring Keith Collins, Gary Garver, Theresa Galeani and Rick Borgia with special guest appearances by Kim Sonderholm & Manoush. Written and Directed by Geraldine Winters and produced by DGW Films.
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Ben Affleck Impresses with "The Town"

Ben Affleck's "The Town" shows off his immense talent as a triple threat; writer, director, and actor. "The Town" follows a life long thief and criminal in his plotting of his latest heist. Watching this film makes the audience root for the bad guy, which shows the brilliance of Affleck's writing abilities. The cast, including Blake Lively, John Hamm, Jeremy Renner, and Pete Postlewaite, support Affleck's vision beautifully. I had little faith in Lively's performance but was pleasantly impressed with her portayl of Krista. In addition to the great character performances the action sequences kept the audience on the edge of their seats. All around, great film. Highly reccommended.