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Nick Swardson’s next adventure stops at Pechanga

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Nick Swardson isn’t one to back down. “Whatever I do, I just extremely commit,” the comedian said in a recent telephone interview. “I’m game for anything. There’s no time to be afraid.” Whether Swardson is portraying an obsessive fan with stalker tendencies in “Blades of Glory,” a scantily clad roller-skating cop in “Reno 911!” or an agoraphobic with a bleached ... Read More »

Labels to online: the changing landscape of the rap industry

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Florida-based rapper Hard Target may not be a household name, but he has toured with the self-proclaimed Macklemore of the Czech Republic. This international reach did not happen overnight. Hard Target, whose real name is Ryan Fleming, started his rap career by playing small venues in his hometown of Spring Hill, Florida. “I want people to understand, like at the ... Read More »

The ‘Scandal’-ous progression of primetime television

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Just two years ago a new drama graced the small screen with a compelling African American woman in a white coat as its lead. Olivia Pope, after a single ‘it’s handled,’ turned “Scandal” into a television phenomenon that’s still going strong today. Not only is the show a phenomenal success, but its show creator and power-producer, Shonda Rhimes, has also ... Read More »

Athletes and society; two worlds collide

The leader in Hollywood journalism launches an all new show spotlighting the lives of athletes. (Photo courtesy of TMZ Facebook)

Ever since the beginning, we were told that sports were an essential and important aspect to American society, and that was a good thing. Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that illuminate many benefits other than physical activity. The spirit of athletics offer many character-building qualities, ranging from fostering the development of social skills such ... Read More »

Digital Currency

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Every year at consumer electronics events around the world, media and entertainment technology manufacturers put the future on display. In the past, it would take two or three years for a new version of a product to appear on the market. Today, consumers expect the release of a new version within a year. Consumers now expect to be able to ... Read More »

‘Jane The Virgin’ shows diversity change in the media

'Jane The Virgin' advertisement throughout the city of Los Angeles

The television industry has never been all that diverse, but recently networks and cable shows have begun to embrace various races and cultural identities. “Jane The Virgin” is a show that is opening the door for minorities within the acting community. The series is one of a new group of shows that gives its audience a distinctive visual perspective from ... Read More »

A look at celebrity canines working in Hollywood

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    Gary Goldstein knows what the audience wants to see and it’s not necessarily an action-packed sci-fi film with actors who only have two legs. “People want to see a husband, wife, two kids and a dog,” the award-winning screen writer said in a recent interview at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Goldsteins’s most recent film “My Boyfriends’ Dogs” featured ... Read More »

Shooting in California’s backlot

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Most might not know one of the most popular areas for film or TV production isn’t on a Hollywood studio lot. Spanning over two counties in Southern California with landscapes such as dry lakes, mountains and deserts, the Inland Empire has had hundreds of film productions shoot in the land known as “Hollywood’s backlot.” (Click here to view a map of locations) ... Read More »