Thursday, November 7, 2013

Loni Love Catches Up with Ellen

Loni Love was the guest DJ on Ellen!  They were hilarious together!  Here's a clip:

Thursday, October 31, 2013



Daytime Talk Show Hosted by Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley Returns To Fox Stations After Summer Test
Series to Air on BET as Cable Network Acquires Second Window
(October 31, 2013 – Burbank, CA) – The Fox owned-and-operated stations (Fox Television Stations) will launch “The Real” in Fall 2014 following an incredibly successful test this past summer.  In addition, “The Real” will premiere in a second window on BET.
“This summer, the daytime landscape in seven Fox markets was dramatically altered when the women of ‘The Real’ exploded on to the air,” said Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.  “’The Real’ brought viewers a unique combination of elements that were missing from daytime, a real, multi-cultural conversation about issues that women of all ages are talking about. Daytime viewers from across the nation tuned in everyday to share in the fun, authentic, energetic and wonderfully outrageous hour that is ‘The Real’ experience. We are very excited to be bring this distinctive unique series to stations for the Fall of 14.”
“Five hosts for the price of one – score! Seriously, we’re all looking for younger adults and this program delivered big time,” said Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President, Programming, Fox Television Stations. “This skew suggests daypart flexibility, which opens up lots of interesting scheduling opportunities, especially in our duopolies. Should be fun.”

“These five hosts have amazing chemistry and they will again bring their outspoken and direct points of view to the audience at home come Fall '14,” said Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television.
“We are thrilled that ‘The Real’ will be joining our line-up next year,” said Loretha Jones, President, Original Programming, BET Networks.  “It is a fun and exciting show that our audience will enjoy and a perfect complement to our programming slate.”
The one-hour daily talk show, hosted by a dynamic team of Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley and executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano, enjoyed an incredibly successful four-week, seven market test in summer 2013 on the FOX-owned stations in New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Washington D.C. (WTTG), Philadelphia (WTXF), Phoenix (KSAZ), Houston (KRIV) and Tampa (WTVT).
Across all seven markets, “The Real” proved to be a strong recruiter, improving at least +2 share points over its lead-in among all Women demos, growing +50% over the May '13 time period share among Women 18-49 and +40% among W25-54.
“The Real” will debut on 18 FOX-owned stations, including, New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Chicago (WFLD), Philadelphia (WTXF), Dallas (KDFW), Boston (WFXT), Atlanta (WAGA), D.C. (WTTG), Houston (KRIV), Detroit (WJBK), Phoenix (KSAZ), Tampa (WTVT), Minneapolis (KMSP), Orlando (WOFL), Charlotte (WJXY), Memphis (WHBQ), Austin (KTBC) and Gainesville (WOGX).
“The Real” is led by five bold and diverse hosts -- Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley. These women attract a real multi-generational audience and say what women are actually thinking.  Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships.  These women are all going varied life experiences, including new motherhood, new marriages, dating or singledom, that relate to every woman’s own trial and tribulations.  Unlike other talk shows, each of the five hosts is admittedly a “work in progress” and fearlessly invites the home audience into their lives.
“The Real” will originate from Los Angeles, CA, produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
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Hosts of "The Real" (From Left to Right: Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon).
Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Interventionist Ed Storti to Speak at Pasadena Recovery Center Nov. 12th

Pasadena Recovery Center’s Speaker Series Presents 
Interventionist Ed Storti on November 12th 
Hosted by Mackenzie Phillips
Interventionist Ed Storti to Discuss His Innovative Storti Model 

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Pasadena Recovery Center is pleased to welcome Ed Storti to their groundbreaking speaker series on Tuesday November 12th at 12pm. Ed will be doing a presentation on his innovative Storti Model – A remarkably successful method of addiction intervention which has been developed over the past 32 years.
The model itself is based on the concept of creating a positive atmosphere during an intervention rather than a negative one, and focuses on presenting the treatment as a gift to the addicted individual. The Storti model has proven extremely effective in encouraging patients to seek immediate help with their dependencies, and does so in a compassionate and dignified manner.
Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts amazing authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them.
PASADENA RECOVERY CENTER: Is a 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center located in the charming historic district of Pasadena that was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter, Criminal Defense Attorney Alison Triessl, and his son, Michael Bloom. Known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program, Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive, and affordable care to those suffering from chemical dependency. 1811 N Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91103

ED STORTI- Ed Storti, Author, Lecturer and Intervention Specialist, is an International and California Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and Board Registered Interventionist. He has choreographed thousands of interventions throughout the world. Ed’s educational lectures and presentations on The Storti Model of InterventionThe Disease of Appetite andProfessionalism for Intervention Specialists are requested by medical centers, chemical dependency facilities, universities and national conferences.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Athletes Behaving Badly

OJ To Take The Stand; 3 Major Questions To Be Drawn From His Testimony

OJ-Simspon-Compilation-APOJ Simpson will take the witness stand this week to testify that Yale Galanter, the Florida lawyer who received nearly $700,000 in legal fees, is to blame for his Nevada armed robbery and kidnapping convictions in 2008 and his failed appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court in 2010. His new defense attorneys argue that Simpson received ineffective assistance of counsel from his former defense attorney and that he should receive a new trial.
The Clark County judge will be looking at three key issues regarding Galanter’s representation before making her decision whether to grant Simpson a new trial. The decision will be made by the judge alone, there is no jury involved.
The three major questions the judge will want to answer are:
1) Did Galanter convey any plea offers from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office to his client OJ Simpson?
A criminal defense attorney has an affirmative obligation to convey any plea offers to his or her client, and the key to the entire hearing may be whether there was in fact an “offer” and whether Galanter told Simpson about it.
Retired Clark County District Attorneys Chris Owens and David Roger were both asked Tuesday about whether there was in fact a plea deal offered to Simpson. Roger said he talked with Galanter once in his office before a preliminary hearing and once during trial.
The first time, “He said, ‘Unless you’re prepared to stipulate to probation for my client, there’s nothing to talk about,’” Roger said. “I said, ‘You’re right, there’s nothing to talk about.’”
The second time, Roger testified, Galanter said that his client would entertain on offer of 24-months.
Galanter returned shortly thereafter, saying Simpson would take no more than 12 months, and Roger said he took Galanter’s response to mean that he had spoken with Simpson and that he did not want to make a deal.
“There were no further negotiations,” he told Fumo.
Both prosecutors testified that they believed any conversations they had with Galanter amounted to simply “conversations” and that there were never any actual “offers.”
Simpson will likely testify that he was not informed of any offers, but the key testimony here will be whether Galanter believed there was a firm offer. If Galanter and the District Attorneys all agreed that there was no offer, and testify as such, it will be very difficult for a party who was not present for these discussions to affirmatively say after-the-fact there was definitely an offer on the table.
2) Did Galanter ban OJ from testifying at trial against his wishes?
The decision whether a defendant will testify is at the sole discretion of the defendant. An attorney may not deny a client the constitutionally guaranteed right to testify on his own behalf. However, an attorney may counsel a client on the pros and cons of testifying and hold considerable influence over whether that client ultimately takes the stand.
It is very common for a defense attorney to tell a client not to testify. The burden of proof in a criminal matter is on the prosecution to prove EACH element of a charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If the defense attorney does not believe that the State has satisfied its burden then there is no reason to risk putting the client on the stand and subjecting him or her to cross-examination. A defendant’s decision to testify also opens the door to a considerable amount of character evidence that a defense attorney would much rather the jury not hear.
According to testimony Tuesdsay from Galanter’s former co-counsel Gabriel Grasso, the decision not to have Simpson testify was made by Galanter.
“Mr. Galanter told him, ‘This is the way it’s going to be.’” Grasso said.
“I could advise O.J. all day long, and he was very respectful of me,” Gabriel Grasso told the court. “But if I advised him of something different from what Yale said, he would do what Yale said.”
Under questioning from chief deputy Clark County District Attorney H. Leon Simon, Grasso acknowledged the trial judge, Jackie Glass, specifically asked Simpson if he wanted to testify.
“O.J. did say he did not want to testify,” said Simon on Tuesday.
It will be difficult to overcome the oral waiver provided by Simpson during his trial. Ultimately it appears Simpson made a knowing decision to trust his attorney and told the court on the record that he did not to testify. It will take strong testimony from Simpson or an acknowledgment by Galanter to overcome that waiver.
3) Did Galanter neglect to hire experts that could have helped Simpson’s case?
An ineffective assistance of counsel argument may have tread if testimony shows that Galanter had the opportunity to hire experts, and these experts could have changed the result of the trial, but instead the attorney decided to keep the money for himself.
Tuesday’s hearing included the telephonic testimony of Leroy B. Taft, Simpson’s former personal and business attorney that represented Simpson for over 40 years. Taft handled most of Simpson’s finances and was the person to whom Galanter submitted his bills. Taft testified that Galanter never provided a detailed accounting of his services despite Taft’s requests. This evidence cuts against Galanter because he is unable to show which funds went to attorneys fees and which went to the specific aspects of Simpson’s defense. This is where an accurate accounting of services rendered would have saved Galanter a significant amount of trouble.
We will hear from Galanter later this week and we expect a lot of questions about potential experts that were or were not considered necessary or helpful for the defense.
There are a few other issues to be considered in the case.
Why did OJ receive much more time than any of the other defendants in the case? Was he punished for the murder case against Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman in which he was famously acquitted? Did that former trial prejudice this case? Goldman’s name was brought up several times in the Las Vegas trial. Alternatively, Simpson was allegedly the mastermind of the robbery so that would usually lead to a greater penalty.
Did Simpson reasonably believe that he had a right to recover his own personal property and did his attorney Yale Galanter tell his that he was legally allowed to retrieve it? Simpson lawyer Ozzie Fumo asked retired Clark County District Attorney David Roger, who prosecuted Simpson, whether investigators ever determined if Galanter helped Simpson plan the 2007 hotel room confrontation with two memorabilia dealers and was in Las Vegas the night before the heist.
“He said he did not advise Mr. Simpson to commit armed robbery,” Roger said.
“And he said he wasn’t there?” Fumo asked.
“Yes,” Roger replied.
However, Fumo revealed phone records Tuesday showing that Simpson and Galanter spoke up to ten times in the days leading up to the robbery.
Prosecutor Leah Beverly countered by suggesting that Simpson and Galanter were friends and it is not unusual for friends to call one another when they are in the same city.
Simpson is serving a nine-to-33-year sentence that makes him first eligible for parole at age 70.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial with contributions by AP Writer Ken Ritter
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013


MEDIA ALERT FOR sunday, May 5th, 2013


It’s spring, time to change your Mangria from red to WHITE
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mangria White Peach & Pear at the Malibu home of Adam and Lynette Carolla. This new refreshing magic in a bottle will be featured in a variety of speciality presentations along side delight- ful tastes from the areas hottest food “trucks”. Musical entertainment and more...
May 5, 2013 - 3-7pm Malibu, California
$150 ticket includes drinks, food and entertainment
$300 VIP ticket includes reserved seating and exclusive swag bag All proceeds will benefit children’s and cancer charities. Tax deductible. FMV of general ticket is $50, VIP is $150.

What:          Celebrate the debut of this new refreshing magic in a bottle which will be featured in a variety of specialty presentations alongside delightful tastes from the areas hottest food trucks. Guests will be feasting on delicious fare from Ragin Cajun, Me So Hungry, and The Wein. Stone Brewing Company beers will also be on hand for guests in attendance. Blues Traveler's John Popper and Chan Kinchla along with Fitz and the Tantrums will be performing during the day’s festivities. All proceeds from the event will exclusively benefit children’s and cancer charities.

Who:          Hollywood couple Lynette and Adam Carolla are slated to launch the much anticipated Mangria white peach and pear drink at their beautiful Malibu home. The duo will be joined by celebrity friends including Jay Mohr, Jimmy Kimmel, Ryan Phillippe, Jason Bateman, Joel McHale, Carson Daly, Howie Mandel, David Allen Grier, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Kevin Nealon, Johnny Knoxville and Bobcat amongst others.

.When:        May 5, 2013
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Media Check-in – 2:30 pm

Where:        Malibu, California (Address to be disclosed to confirmed attendees)

Media Contact:  Valerie Allen, 310-264-1888 or Sarah Allen, 310-210-0841.

Tickets are available at General admission includes an amazing show, tasty bites and, of course, Mangria (limited to 350)

VIP tickets are available for $300 and include reserved seating and an exclusive swag bag (Limited to 100)

About Adam Carolla’s Original MANGRIA

You have heard about it on his podcast, now for the first time you too can enjoy Adam Carolla’s signature beverage, Mangria. Combining red wine and the smooth sweet flavors and aromas of plum, cherry, blackberry, orange and citrus, Mangria tastes delicious and is great for any occasion from appetizers, to backyard barbeques, to midnight cocktails. “As a nightly consumer of red wine, I was shocked one evening to find I had just half a glass left in the bottle. So I did what any decent alcoholic, ex-con, American would do… I went to the fridge and the liquor cabinet, then poured, mixed and measured. Thus Mangria was born,” said Adam Carolla.


Adam Carolla’s Signature White Peach-Pear has aromas of peach and pear along with generous floral aromas. The flavors are a juicy combination of tree fruit and sweetness. The finish is long, smooth and mouth-watering with a fruit basket of flavors. This wine, like the original Mangria, is best served over ice

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pasadena Recovery Center to Host\Author David Sheff

Pasadena Recovery Center Lectures Series Presents
New York Times Bestselling Author Author David Sheff

Wednesday, May 8th 

11:30 - 1:30 pm 

Pasadena Recovery Center
1811 Raymond Street

The Pasadena Recovery Center is proud to welcome David Sheff, author of the New York 

Times best-selling memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction 

and the follow- up book CLEAN, Overcoming Addiction and Ending America´s Greatest 

Tragedy.  Sheff will have a talk about his new book, CLEAN.  Following the presentation 

there will be a Q&A with Dr. Drew Pinsky.  Sheff will also sign books.  

Along with The New York Times Magazine, David Sheff has written for Playboy, The New 

York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, Outside, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Esquire and 

Observer Magazine in England, Foreign Literature in Russia, and Playboy (Shueisha) in 

Japan. He has also won the 2013 College of Problem on drugs Dependence (CPDD) Media Award.

Seating is limited so please RSVP by May 1st to

Tours of the Pasadena Recovery Center are available from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Please email to arrange your tour.