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Thursday, June 25, 2009

We Miss You Michael. The World Misses You


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chris Brown: We Will Work With You on the Graffiti

Chris,

Give us a call.

Our suggestion:

Remove graffiti along the AMTRAK line

from Washington, D.C.

to

New York.
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We Do Love Pink: If Only Everybody Could Be So Honest

By Alan Smithee

Pink puts it out there. She uses her personal trials and tribulations for artistic expression of the uneasiest sort. Pink gets such joy out of making us uncomfortable. From the piercings and hair and tattoos to hide her natural beauty to her dysfunctional relationships, Pink funks. And rocks. One thing she does not do is hide in the corner and introspect without public confirmation.


Pink is a genius. A genius at putting her feelings and experiences on display. With a hook. And a look. She is the unusual talent in the 21st Century who actually has something relevant to say about the things going on around her and in her life.

Anyway, I could blabber on about her, but just check out this Salvador 'Pink' Dali video, "Please Don't Leave Me."
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ECO-FESTIVALS, INC. ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL SAN RAMON ECO-FESTIVAL

Bay Area Festival will be a Celebration of Environmentally-focused Entertainment, Education, and Eco-Friendly Inspiration

Eco-Festivals, Inc., an organization that encourages people to live simple and cost-effective green lifestyles, has teamed with leading environmentally-conscious vendors and experts to announce the first annual Eco-Festival being held at Bishop Ranch Civic Center in San Ramon, California on August 29-30, 2009. The free two-day event aims to provide “good green fun for everyone.”

Event hours will be Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The San Ramon Eco-Festival will be designed in collaboration with eco-greenroom guru, Robert Craymer, best known for his elite-greenrooms backstage at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Bravo A-list Awards, Young Hollywood Awards, Sundance Film Festival and Al Gore’s LiveEarth concert series.

To add to the sensory experience, the Eco-Festival will feature lively chatter from several HGTV stars, including six-time Emmy-award-nominated actor Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley of “Living with Ed;” Nicole Facciuto, host of “Red Hot, & Green;” and Susie Coelho, host of “Outer Spaces” and reoccurring guest on “The View” and “Oprah.”

The Eco-Festival will provide no shortage of entertainment as the main stage and several themed ‘zones’ offer opportunities to experience aspects of eco-friendly living, such as:

Main Stage: listen to the sounds of well-known environmentalist rock band U2 through cover band Zoo Station, and additional performances by Bay Area talent.

Meet the Experts: learn about different green industries as experts share their knowledge in sessions designed to raise environmental awareness and provide take-home tips.

Kids Zone: play sustainable carnival games, ride solar/bio-fuel powered rides and enjoy performances by the country’s most famous children’s acts, such as nationally acclaimed PBS children’s performer SteveSongs, as well as the Happy Birds (featured on “The Tonight Show”).

Food Court: experience the future of organic dining while testing the latest tools for eco-friendly cooking, cleaning, and disposal.

Vendor Village: browse the latest sustainable goods and services for the home, garden and office.

Fashion Show: view chic, stylish fashions showcasing clothing, jewelry and beauty products made from organic materials.

Auto Zone: discover the latest innovations in electric cars, hybrids and sustainable car care that don’t sacrifice quality or style.

Career Zone: learn how to make sustainability a full-time career at the on-site job fair.

Anyone interested in participating in or partnering with Eco-Festivals, Inc., is encouraged to contact SPONSORSHIP OR EXHIBITS.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"HAWTHORNE": Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith (The Women, The Matrix trilogy) executive-produces and stars in HAWTHORNE, a character-driven drama series about a nurse who is a true everyday hero. HAWTHORNE premieres Tuesday, June 16, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Pinkett Smith plays Christina Hawthorne, a compassionate and headstrong Chief Nursing Officer heading up a group of dedicated nurses at Richmond Trinity Hospital who spend long days and nights on the hospital’s front lines.


Joining Pinkett Smith in HAWTHORNE is Michael Vartan (Alias) as Dr. Tom Wakefield, the oncologist who treated Christina’s husband and serves as Chief of Surgery for the hospital. The cast also includes Suleka Mathew (Men in Trees) as Bobbie Jackson, a fellow nurse and one of Hawthorne’s best friends; David Julian Hirsh (Lovebites) as Ray Stein, a nurse struggling with being accepted in a female-dominated profession; Christina Moore (90210) as Candy Sullivan, a nurse with a unique sense of duty; and Hannah Hodson (TNT’s The Ron Clark Story) as Camille, Hawthorne’s daughter. In addition, special guest star Joanna Cassidy (Six Feet Under) portrays Amanda, Hawthorne’s mother-in-law, who also happens to be a member of the hospital board. (TNT)

Pinkett-Smith was on "The View" today promoting the show and mentioned that she would be spending two months in Beijing this summer with her son Jaden while he shoots the new "Karate Kid" movie. She will be shocked by the thick air pollution if she has never been there. We hope neither she nor Jaden has asthma. If so be careful. Here is the link to our visit to China in 2007.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

PG&E's Parkhurst and Romans on EnviroBro Show

Radio personality Leonard "EnviroBro" Robinson will be joined on this week's show by Robert Parkhurst and Katie Romans of Pacific Gas & Electric. The topic will be The ClimateSmart program, a first-of-its-kind that helps residents balance out their home's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lower their carbon footprint through environmental conservation, restoration and protection projects.

The show will broadcast live Thursday, June 18th from 10:00am until 11:00am (pacific) on Sacramento Radio Station KDEE 97.7FM and stream world-wide on the internet. Listeners are invited to join the dialogue by calling toll-free at (877) 631-8599 and emailing inquiries. The show will be re-broadcast on Saturday, June 20th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (pacific).

The "Going Green With EnviroBro Radio Show", the first "green" radio show on an urban radio station in the nation, is dedicated to providing its listeners with the "green" information that will affect them; their families and their pocketbook.
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Environment Man To Play LIVEH2O From 4 Locations

LIVEH2O will gather millions of people on Summer Solstice weekend, June19- 21 at nearly 40 venues worldwide adjacent to important bodies of water to bring humanity back to unity and security in the name of LOVE by celebrating Water. This unprecedented interactive Internet broadcast over LIVEH2O.tv will engage viewers in this first ever experiment in awareness and understanding with heart-felt loving intention for peace, health, and will resonate the oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams, including your blood stream, for the LOVE of it.

The goals of LIVE H2O:

To educate and spiritually uplift humanity to Water"s capacity to cure what ails us in every way: environmentally, socially, politically, economically, and personally.To herald practical solutions to civilization"s nightmarish problems ranging from pollution and plagues to energy shortages; all featuring Water—the "Universal Solvent"—with its musical hydro-electric superconducting capacity.

To co-create, with millions of people worldwide, an unprecedented interactive Internet multi-media broadcasting capability engaging recording artists, celebrities, science experts, and Water celebrants to learn, sing, dance, chant, tone, drum, and pray together for humanity"s physical salvation and spiritual evolution.

Environment Man will be playing the event from four different locations [1) Times Square, 2) Hollywood Walk of Fame, 3) Santa Monica Pier & 4) Indian Wells Beach in New York]. See videos below for previews:




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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SAG Agrees To New Contract Through 2011.

The Screen Actors Guild decided (78% of voting members) to ratify a two-year contract covering movies and prime-time television shows made by the major Hollywood studios. The new contract immediately raises actors' minimum pay by 3% and grants an additional 3.5% raise in the second year of the deal, which along with better pension benefits and some Internet compensation gives them $105 million in overall gains.

About 110,000 guild members were sent ballots and more than 35% cast votes. The new contract did not improve upon the Internet terms that other unions already accepted. Negotiators that were replaced in January had sought more lucrative Web compensation. The battle ended up hurting SAG as TV studios such as ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS sent most of their new work Aftra's way. SAG maintains exclusive jurisdiction over feature films.

The deal comes nearly a year after the last contract expired, meaning guild actors lost out on the first year of proposed raises that the studios estimated totaled nearly $80 million. The new contract took effect after midnight and expires on June 30, 2011.

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the coalition of major studios, called the ratification "good news for the entertainment industry." (WSJ, AP, June 10, 2009)
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

EnviroBro Chats with Simeon Gant of GTTI

Radio personality Leonard "EnviroBro" Robinson will be joined on the show this week by Simeon Gant of the Green Technology Training Institute. This Thursday's topic is green technology training for youth. Expect a lively exchange as we discuss what is on the horizon for our youth The show will broadcast live Thursday, June 4th from 10:00am until 11:00am (pacific) on Sacramento Radio Station KDEE 97.7 FM and streamed world-wide on the internet at: www.kdeefm.org (click on listen live).

The show will be re-broadcast on Saturday, June 6th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (pacific) The "Going Green With EnviroBro Radio Show", the first "green" radio show on an urban radio station in the nation, is dedicated to providing its listeners with the "green" information that will affect them; their families and their pocketbook. Sandy Friedman, Public Information Officer, DTSC
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Disney Should Makes Lots of Money with Black Princess

By Holly Wood

Chiquita and Shaniqua will be spending big bucks this Christmas on the Disney movie “The Princess and the Frog,” because the princess is black. The question is whether white preteens will embrace a black princess? Our bet is yes because it is something different and Michelle Obama is a real life queen with two little princesses. The timing couldn't be better. Maybe if this movie had been released any sooner, it might not work. But now even little white girls know that there are real black princesses right here in America. And what little girl would not want to share some of the world inhabited by Sasha and Malia.

Soon Princess Tiana will be right up there with classic Disney characters like Cinderella and Snow White. Princess Tiana is being voiced by Tony-winning actress Anika Noni Rose. “The Princess and the Frog” is set in New Orleans in the 1920s and unfolds against a raucous backdrop of voodoo and jazz. Tiana, a waitress and budding chef dreams of owning a restaurant. Unfortunately she is persuaded to kiss a frog who is really a prince, but the spell backfires and — poof! — she is also an amphibian. Accompanied by a Cajun firefly and a folksy alligator, the couple search for a cure.

We predict this film will be a blockbuster. Oprah Winfrey and the NAACP are looking over Disney's shoulder and so there shouldn't be any stumbles. Plus, AAEA Hollywood is endorsing the film. That sign off should be worth $100 million alone. (NYTimes, 5/29/09)
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