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Tosh.O Production Assistant Killed in L.A.

toshDaniel Tosh, host of ‘Tosh.O’ at Comedy Central TV, took time to recognize John Winkler. Extending sympathy via tweet, Daniel mentioned that he was able to work with the budding TV producer, though only for a short time.

Winkler was accidentally killed by L.A. deputies who mistook him for a man holding people hostage at a West Hollywood apartment. He died from a single bullet wound to the chest. At the time of the incident, Winkler bolted out of the apartment just behind a hostage who was fleeing. Perceiving him to be the assailant lunging after the fleeing hostage, 3 L.A. deputies opened fire.

Winkler lived in the same complex and was friend to those held hostage. Hearing screams, he rushed to the apartment room in hopes of helping rescue them.

Thirty year old Winkler just arrived in L.A. six months ago from Washington in hopes of making it in the entertainment industry. He was recently hired by Comedy Central for a ‘production assistant’ position at “Tosh.O”

Work and touring still continues for the production team, though sadly, new hiring will need to take place. Inquiries regarding daniel tosh tickets will be accommodated here.

Justin Moore announces Crown Royal’s Hero

Justin-MooreJustin Moore has been involved with the “Your Hero’s Name Here” program of Crown Royal for the past three years now. Crown Royal, Canada’s famous whisky brand holds office in California and is known for it’s more than fifty different whisky products.  The company’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program honors a deserving American hero per year by naming the race in honor of the recipient. This year, Green Beret John Wayne Walding was named. “Crown Royals Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard is on Sunday, July 27, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

John Wayne Walding has 12 years of army veteran service. He has joined tours in the Middle East.  A firefight in 2008 cost him his lower leg. After recovery, he pursued and completed training at the Special Forces Sniper School. He has also completed the Army 20 miler on foot. He also joined the 2009 Boston Marathon using a hand cycle.

Justin gave the announcement during the CMT Music Awards last June 4 and a custom-made Gibson guitar bearing the official race logo with Walding’s name on it was presented to John.

Justin Moore was also in South Valley last Saturday, headlining JugFest, a free music festival. Artists who joined him were John King, Colin Raye, Jamie Lynn Spears, and Frankie Ballard. For other shows and justin moore tickets, click here.

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The Latest in Entertainment

The entertainment world is always abuzz with unfolding news from your favorite celebrities and personalities. Read on for some updates and schedules of events happening around California.

SUSPECTS ON MILEY CYRUS’ HOME BURGLARY ARRESTED miley-cyrus-hairstyle-hd-wallpaper

The Los Angeles Police Department apprehended two persons suspected of burglary and grand theft auto. This is in connection with a burglary which happened at the home of Miley Cyrus.  Jewelry and a 2014 Maserati went missing from the singer’s home after thieves broke in through the fence of her San Fernando Valley home last May 30. Miley’s Maserati was immediately recovered after it was ditched the same night of the incident. Her missing jewelry however, still needs to be found.

Both in their 20’s, the two suspects were picked up from a surveillance video and was arrested near Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, located near Lankershim and Magnolia Blvds. on June 5 at around 11 A.M.

Cyrus is currently away for her Bangerz music tour. It was her assistant who noticed the break-in after realizing that items were missing from the singer’s home. She immediately notified the LAPD.

OVER 400 OUTDOOR CONCERTS LINED UP THIS SUMMER

Southern Californian Residents have a fun-filled summer to look forward to. Various concerts and festivals have been scheduled all over the region’s iconic outdoor sites. Expect music of all genres to be performed. Superstars and local budding artists will be performing as well.

Set to perform at the Greek Theater are Apl.de.Ap, will.i.am, and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), The Fray, Sarah McLachlan, Jagged Edge, Daughtry, STYX, Chicago, Chris Young.

Greek Theater is tree-enclosed. It’s surrounded by Griffith Park Canyon, it can accommodate up to 5,900 guests. Call for performance schedules.

Hollywood Bowl is a famous outdoor venue, the amphitheater is known for its excellent acoustics. To perform are: Billy Joel, Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars, “Bernstein & Gershwin” with the Los Angeles Philharmonics, James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, John Williams, Seth McFarlane, and others.  Ticket prices are affordable, call site for further info; and don’t forget to bring your cushion and binoculars!

FILM FESTIVAL FLIX!

Be assured of quality movies everytime!  With FFF, satisfactory movie watching is guaranteed. Award-winning and top rated movies are featured; all of which have performed at festivals worldwide. The monthly theatrical events offer VIP passes, a Q&A portion with filmmakers and other avid moviegoers. Goers experience the red carpet and after party event with Film Festival Flix. Should any goer leave unsatisfied with the film watched, an instant credit is issued with no questions asked. The person may use this credit for the next film he or she intends to watch. Film Festival Flix is powered by MouseTrap Films (Los Angeles based).

June features the 2013 movie “Magpie” (2013). The plot revolves around estranged parents coping with a child’s death.  Marc Price wrote and directed the movie. Ticket goes for $14. Watch on the 12th at the following sites: 6 P.M. red carpet and reception at Michael Roud Photography, 11223 Magnolia Blvd.; 7:30 P.M. screening at Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd.; 9 P.M.  Q&A with Marc Price, and a 9:20 P.M. after party.

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL

The 20th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival is set from June 12 to June 19. Documentaries, various features, shorts, and music videos will be viewed. Tickets are at a $13 minimum; all access passes are at a $250 minimum. Most will be shown at Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14. Check website for more info.

FILIPINO ENTERTAINMENT THIS AUGUST

Serenata Filipina is scheduled to do an Original Pilipino Music (OPM) concert this August. Tickets for the Ford Amphitheatre event is at $5 off until August 10. Regular free seating prices are at $32, $42, $52, and &15 for children. VIP seats sell at $75. Call Ford Theater at (323) 461-3673. Among list of performers are: Mon David, Harana Men’s Chorus, Louise Marie Cornillez, Lara Avengoza, and Annie Nepomuceno.

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CELEBRATES JANE FONDA

Well-known celebrities gathered on June 5 to salute Jane Fonda as she accepted the 42nd Life Achievement Award handed by AFI at Dolby Theater, Hollywood. Guests present at the private ceremony were: Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Melanie Griffith, Marcia Gay Harden, Chelsea Handler, Rosario Dawson, Anne Sweeney, and others.

Jane is admired for her political activism and for passionately speaking out for gender equality. Diaz spoke about her being an example of ‘navigating a career in Hollywood’. Bullock said she lives the life ‘so many of us dream of’. Streep considers her as a ‘big sister’.

Peter Fonda, her brother, was present for the awarding. He was teary eyed during the ceremony as he talked about how hardworking Jane is. Jane’s son, Troy Garity, also spoke during the event, congratulating his mom for succeeding in everything she endeavored to do.

Michael Douglas did the honor of presenting her with the award. Other past AFI Awardees were Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Barbara Streisand, Bette Davis, and Jane and Peter’s own father, Henry Fonda. Jane wore a black and white Vera Wang gown. To the attendees, she left this tip: “Stay curious and stay interested”.

PARIS HILTON IS NOW A SERIOUS ENTREPRENEUR article-0-1DD157A400000578-310_634x635

Paris is really upping her business endeavors, with over 45 stores in more than forty countries, Variety really did right in naming her as 2011’s ‘Billion Dollar Entrepreneur’. Her fragrance line is nearing $2 billion.

Paris says her grandfather and great grandfather was a huge inspiration to her. Early on she dreamed of making it on her own and not have to depend on trust fund money to live. In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Paris made reference to the Hilton blood. She said, “Hard work and entrepreneurial drive is in the Hilton blood. We’re determined to do big things.”

Paris also considers people who work for her. She mentioned that she is driven to work not only for personal success but also for the sake of people who work for her, who depend on her for salary. She says, “It’s not just about me. There are other people whose jobs depend on my getting to work.”

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