Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ELTON, CARSON DALY and NO DOUBT Kick Off Hillsides Foster Soles Event



ELTON JOHN, CARSON DALY, AND THE ROCK BAND “NO DOUBT” KICK OFF HILLSIDES FOSTER SOLES EVENT

Dr. Drew Pinsky and Susan Pinksy to Serve as Co-Chairs

Celebrities Step Up and Donate Autographed Shoes, Accessories, and Other Personal Items for Hillsides Los Angeles Children’s Charity

(PASADENA, CA)— Celebrities such as Elton John, Carson Daly, and the members of the rock band “No Doubt”  will kick off the Fifth Annual Hillsides Foster Soles, an online auction of celebrity autographed shoes, accessories, and other personal items along with their signed headshots. Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Loveline,” along with his wife, Susan Pinsky, will serve as co-chairs.  A party to launch the auction will be held at Bar Celona restaurant in Pasadena on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The online auction runs from May 22nd through June 1st to coincide with Foster Care Awareness Month, which raises awareness of national foster care issues and the plight of children and youth in the system. Hillsides, a Los Angeles children’s charity, based in Pasadena, is asking celebrities to donate autographed shoes, accessories, and other personal items along with their signed headshot. This year Hillsides is celebrating its centennial, so we are expecting participation to be greater than ever.

Other celebrities who have participated include Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Faith Hill, James Franco, Zac Efron, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Tim McGraw, Ellen Pompeo, John Stamos, Denzel Washington, Seth Green, Mario Lopez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Adrian Grenier, Nancy Grace, Wendy Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, Jane Kaczmarek, Billy Bob Thornton, Tim Allen, Jimmy Kimmel, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Dave Koz, Charles Barkley, Robert Horry, Billy Zane, Mike Epps, Marlee Matlin, cast from Burn Notice, Chelsea Handler, Markie Post, Mark Harmon, Pam Dawber, Kate Linder, Edie Falco, Rona Barrett, Kim Coates, Kaitlin Olson, Devon Werkheiser, Samantha Harris, cast from The Bold & The Beautiful and many more.

Guests who bid on May 22nd will get a chance to view celebrity shoes, purses, belts and other accessories as well as set visits and signed scripts until the auction’s closing date on June 1st.   
                                     

Bar Celona, located in the historic Colorado Boulevard retail district of Old Pasadena, is the creation of local entrepreneurs Jack Huang and Karen Tanji, who is on the board of directors of the foster care charity. Set on a stage of rich crimson red and hues of mellow mustard, Bar Celona invokes the traditions of the traditional tapas bars of Spain, with handcrafted murals of ‘the running of the bulls,’ wine offerings geared toward those of the Spanish vineyards, house-made sangrias, and the popular small plates that trigger a smiling sigh.

Bar Celona, celebrities, and bidders of Hillsides “Foster Soles” can be assured that putting their best foot forward ensures that Hillsides can create lasting change in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and families. 

To learn more about the Foster Soles Celebrity Charity Auction or Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org.
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About Hillsides: Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Its mission is to provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

KICK OFF HILLSIDES FOSTER SOLES EVENT


ELTON JOHN, CARSON DALY, AND THE ROCK BAND “NO DOUBT” KICK OFF HILLSIDES FOSTER SOLES EVENT

Dr. Drew Pinsky and Susan Pinksy to Serve as Co-Chairs

Celebrities Step Up and Donate Autographed Shoes, Accessories, and Other Personal Items for Hillsides Los Angeles Children’s Charity

(PASADENA, CA)— Celebrities such as Elton John, Carson Daly, and the members of the rock band “No Doubt”  will kick off the Fifth Annual Hillsides Foster Soles, an online auction of celebrity autographed shoes, accessories, and other personal items along with their signed headshots. Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Loveline,” along with his wife, Susan Pinsky, will serve as co-chairs.  A party to launch the auction will be held at Bar Celona restaurant in Pasadena on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The online auction runs from May 22nd through June 1st to coincide with Foster Care Awareness Month, which raises awareness of national foster care issues and the plight of children and youth in the system. Hillsides, a Los Angeles children’s charity, based in Pasadena, is asking celebrities to donate autographed shoes, accessories, and other personal items along with their signed headshot. This year Hillsides is celebrating its centennial, so we are expecting participation to be greater than ever.

Other celebrities who have participated include Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Faith Hill, James Franco, Zac Efron, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Tim McGraw, Ellen Pompeo, John Stamos, Denzel Washington, Seth Green, Mario Lopez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Adrian Grenier, Nancy Grace, Wendy Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, Jane Kaczmarek, Billy Bob Thornton, Tim Allen, Jimmy Kimmel, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Dave Koz, Charles Barkley, Robert Horry, Billy Zane, Mike Epps, Marlee Matlin, cast from Burn Notice, Chelsea Handler, Markie Post, Mark Harmon, Pam Dawber, Kate Linder, Edie Falco, Rona Barrett, Kim Coates, Kaitlin Olson, Devon Werkheiser, Samantha Harris, cast from The Bold & The Beautiful and many more.

Guests who bid on May 22nd will get a chance to view celebrity shoes, purses, belts and other accessories as well as set visits and signed scripts until the auction’s closing date on June 1st.   
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Hillsides Foster Soles                                                                              

Bar Celona, located in the historic Colorado Boulevard retail district of Old Pasadena, is the creation of local entrepreneurs Jack Huang and Karen Tanji, who is on the board of directors of the foster care charity. Set on a stage of rich crimson red and hues of mellow mustard, Bar Celona invokes the traditions of the traditional tapas bars of Spain, with handcrafted murals of ‘the running of the bulls,’ wine offerings geared toward those of the Spanish vineyards, house-made sangrias, and the popular small plates that trigger a smiling sigh.

Bar Celona, celebrities, and bidders of Hillsides “Foster Soles” can be assured that putting their best foot forward ensures that Hillsides can create lasting change in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and families. 

To learn more about the Foster Soles Celebrity Charity Auction or Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org.
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About Hillsides: Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Its mission is to provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Adam & Dr. Drew Podcast #1 on iTues





The Adam and Dr. Drew Podcast Lands at #1 on iTunes

Former Loveline Co-hosts Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Reunite for New Podcast and Live Reunion Tour


LOS ANGELES:  Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky have reunited the partnership that made Loveline a wild success and cultural touchstone for a new podcast and Live Reunion Tour.  In just 3 short months, The Adam & Dr. Drew Show has skyrocketed to #1 on iTunes. The king of
podcasting, Adam  Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Dr. Drew on Call on HLN and radio's Loveline, have teamed up once again to bring fans a new podcast that will entertain you with a variety of topics from the rigorous Los Angeles traffic to the dangerous use of MDMA and
Adderall. Dr. Drew and Adam also take your sex, drug, and relationship calls. In each episode, Adam and Dr. Drew take uncensored, nothing-off-limits, calls about sex, drug, medical and relationship issues. Dr. Drew brings the medicine while Adam’s comedy and rants are the
spoonful of sugar to make it go down.  There are 22 new episodes currently available for download atwww.AdamCarolla.com and on iTunes.  

The duo are also teaming up and hitting the road for the Adam and Dr. Drew Live Reunion Tour with stops at the Las Vegas House of Blues on March 29th, Salt Lake City's Kingsbury Theater on March 30th, Cal State Chico on April 4th, The Redondo Performing Arts Center on April 13th and the Napa Valley Uptown Theater on May 18th.  For ticket info and complete details please visitwww.adamcarolla.com or www.drdrew.com.

You can also download Adam's solo podcast, The Adam Carolla Show, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloaded podcast ever at www.AdamCarolla.com and the all new Dr. Drew's solo show The Dr. Drew Podcast at www.drdrew.com.


ABOUT ADAM CAROLLA:
Adam Carolla is one of the most versatile men in Hollywood, where he created Ace Broadcasting now Carolla Digital and hosts theThe Adam Carolla Show which broke the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast with almost 60 million unique downloads from '09 to '11 and continues to grow today. iTunes end of year list in 2012 named Adam Carolla’s Podcast Best Podcast of 2012. The audiobook for Not Taco Bell Material also rightfully claimed a spot as one of only two comedy audiobooks on iTunes Top 10 List of 2012.  He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks.  Adam can be seen on The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel where he does the weekly segment “Rollin’ with Carolla.”   Adam also co-created and co-starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, The Man Show (1999-2003) and Crank Yankers (2002-2007). He is well known for co-hosting the radio and MTV show Loveline.

After cutbacks forced Adam to quit his syndicated self-titled Adam Carolla Show broadcast on CBS radio, Adam started The Adam Carolla Podcast with only a computer and a microphone from his home office in Feb. 2009. A year later, the podcast was named iTunes #1 Podcast Of 2009, has received more than five million downloads a month, and has been featured in Fast Company Magazine, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. His immediate success prompted Adam to launch an entire online network, Carolla Digital in February 2010, which produces many of iTunes’ top podcast programming including the Dr. Drew Podcast.

Adam became a New York Times best-selling author when his book, In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks stayed on the charts for ten weeks. The audio version went straight to the #1 position on iTunes and remains there today. His e-book, Rich Man Poor Man, is available on iTunes. Adam’s new book Not Taco Bell Material was released in June 2012 from Random House Publishing and climbed its way to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list.
Before running his own online empire, Adam hosted The Adam Carolla Show broadcast, which aired on CBS radio stations in Los Angeles, Portland and Las Vegas. The four-hour weekday morning program was syndicated in several major markets, including Seattle, Sacramento and Fresno, among others. Carolla wrote, co-produced and starred in the independent boxing feature film, The Hammer. The Hammer made its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Carolla was seen as a contestant on ABC’s hit reality series Dancing with the Stars and NBC’sCelebrity Apprentice. He hosted Comedy Central's Too Late with Adam Carolla and starred in TLC's The Adam Carolla Project, which chronicled the renovation and subsequent sale of his boyhood home.

Following brief stints as a skilled carpenter and boxing trainer, he began his career in radio after answering an ad seeking a boxing instructor to train then radio personality Jimmy Kimmel of KROQ's KEVIN AND BEAN SHOW in Los Angeles. He eventually joined the show's repertoire as Mr. Birchum, a wood shop teacher. Carolla's success on KROQ led to a hosting job on the nationally syndicated radio program Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky. MTV developed a television version of the show, which was co-hosted by Carolla and Pinsky for five seasons (1996-2000). The duo also authored The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love and are currently hosting the Adam and Dr. Drew show.

With their partner Daniel Kellison, Carolla and Kimmel are the heads of Jackhole Industries and have created and starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, The Man Show (1999-2003) andCrank Yankers (2002-2007). Carolla released his signature wine spirit in 2012, Mangria, a grape based vodka, which has sold over 40,000 bottles. Carolla is an automobile enthusiast with an eclectic collection of racing and exotic vehicles. He was also honored by the Peterson Automotive museum in 2012. A native of Southern California, Carolla currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Lynette, and their twins.



ABOUT DR. DREW:
Please visit http://drdrew.com  for info on live events and to download Dr. Drew's podcast
Dr. Drew Pinsky is the host of "Dr.Drew on Call" on HLN. He joined HLN in December 2010. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Loveline" where he has been taking calls from listeners since 1984.
Dr. Drew Pinsky is a practicing physician, board certified in internal and addiction medicine and a member of the staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Pinsky is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine.

Pinsky starred in, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" and "Sober House" on Vh1, which chronicled the struggle for sobriety and the cycle of addictive disorders.  He is currently in production on the 6th installment of the series “Rehab with Dr. Drew.” Pinsky is the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America" (Harper-Collins) and "Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again" (Harper-Collins). Dr. Drew co-authored the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism. The study was published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier) and received worldwide press coverage.

Pinsky received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, he remained at USC for his residency. Pinsky then became chief resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Fellow with the American College of Physicians (FACP.)

Dr. Drew Pinsky lives in Pasadena, California with his wife Susan and has triplets attending various universities.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Adam Carolla Shares His Jewish Inspiration




Los Angeles

March 6, 2013

Adam Carolla shares his Jewish inspiration



“I had to be the only goy in the Valley eating tongue when I was 11,” comedian Adam Carolla said. Host of the popular podcast “The Adam Carolla Show,” he was referring to food fed to him by his maternal stepgrandfather, Laszlo Gorog.
Gorog, a Hungarian Jew, was a role model for Carolla, who is not Jewish. After fleeing Nazi-run Europe in 1939 and immigrating to the United States, Gorog found success as a screenwriter and was nominated for an Oscar in 1946 for his writing on “The Affairs of Susan.”
Gorog’s success stood in contrast to Carolla’s mother and father, who in Carolla’s 2012 best-selling memoir, “Not Taco Bell Material,” are described as self-involved and eccentric. “My family is very chaotic and fractured. They’re not bad people, [but they live by] a very simple equation, which is every man for himself,” Carolla said in a phone interview.
“Of course it’s the opposite in the Jewish faith — at least from my grandfather, in that he wanted to make me dinner, wanted to make me lunch, help me build things,” Carolla said.
Carolla now hosts a home-improvement blog, just one of many hats he wears. The Guinness World Records named “The Adam Carolla Show” as the most downloaded podcast. His daily show typically opens with Carolla ranting about issues he is passionate about — from America’s wasteful energy habits to bathroom etiquette, to Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” — before segueing to interviews with celebrities, politicians and cultural figures.
Carolla said that guests like actors Alec Baldwin and Christoph Waltz and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who appeared on the show on Feb. 28, have been a high point of the podcast.
Big names have also helped legitimize a show that is available online only.
On March 16, Carolla will appear onstage at the Valley Performing Arts Center for a live conversation with Dennis Prager, radio personality and Jewish Journal columnist. The two have appeared in several shows together, discussing current events, personal philosophies and more.
“What we have in common is right is right, left is left, up is up and down is down,” Carolla said. “We don’t have this skewed kind of weird new thing that’s going on where you can’t judge and every culture is the same.”
Like Prager, Carolla’s politics skew conservative and libertarian, and he appears as a weekly commentator on Bill O’ Reilly’s “The O’ Reilly Factor.”
Additionally, Carolla records a weekly podcast with Dr. Drew Pinsky — “The Adam and Dr. Drew Show.” Carolla also performs standup comedy across the country on the weekends and has authored two best-sellers, “In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks” and “Not Taco Bell Material.”
Carolla has come a long way from his dilapidated childhood homes in the San Fernando Valley and from his wild years as a teenager, when he had little parental supervision and regularly made trips to Tijuana with his buddies to binge drink and sleep on beaches. He has also changed significantly from how he was during his early 20s, when he worked construction jobs and shared an apartment in Hollywood with a girlfriend who worked as a stripper.
It was during his late 20s that Carolla’s mindset began to change. He experimented with standup comedy and joined improv groups around Los Angeles. As he did carpentry work, he and the crew would listen to morning talk-radio shows. Carolla was sure he was funnier than the people he was listening to.
At 30, while working as a boxing instructor, he landed a gig to help then-KROQ personality Jimmy Kimmel with a stunt on the “Kevin & Bean Show.”
Kimmel later convinced Carolla to create a character — a bitter woodshop teacher, Mr. Birchum — that became a regular on KROQ’s morning show. This led to his 10-year stint on “Loveline” and to Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” which Carolla co-hosted and co-created with Kimmel.
In 2005, Carolla replaced Howard Stern with his own morning talk show on KLSX-FM (97.1), which featured Journal contributor Teresa Strasser. “As a Hungarian Jew myself, I always loved hearing Adam talk about his grandpa,” Strasser said. “In a world of mostly neglectful and distracted adults, that relationship was clearly a source of warmth and closeness for him.”
In 2009, Carolla started the podcast immediately after the radio station dropped its all-talk format and its hosts in favor of Top 40 music.
Carolla wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical 2006 independent film, “The Hammer,” and had turns on “Dancing With the Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Married and a father of twins, he and his family live in Los Angeles. Carolla still has mixed feelings about his past.
“I had nothing going, but was able to pull myself up and out and create a nice lifestyle for myself,” he said. “I could have easily been killed when I was 19 or 17, 22 or 25.”
Carolla said he said he was happy that his grandfather, who died in 1997, was around long enough to see him make something of himself. This despite the fact that Gorog did not respond to Carolla’s change in fortunes the way the comedian thought he would. In his book, Carolla recalls going to Gorog after the end of a particularly successful year to tell Gorog that he had earned more than $500,000. This didn’t impress Gorog, who told Carolla that $1 million would be truly an impressive sum. At the end of the next year, when Carolla returned to his grandfather and showed him a financial statement that said he made over $1 million the previous year, Gorog responded by telling Carolla that money does not buy happiness.
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Wild About Trial hit 30,000 Daily Unique Visits


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Live Streaming the Jodi Arias Trial
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30,000 Unique Visits Daily
Over 500,000 Page Views
     
Los Angeles, February 28, 2013. WILD ABOUT TRIAL is Live Streaming the racy Jodi Arias murder trial from the courtroom in Arizona and trial watchers are flocking to WILD ABOUT TRIAL in droves .  Over 30,000 unique visitors visited the site to watch the explosive testimony live in this death penalty trial and the site has received over 500,000 page views.

Wild About Trial, the only app and website devoted to gavel to gavel coverage of the nations most captivating criminal trials, is providing a live video stream directly from the courtroom of the Jodi Arias trial, an Arizona woman who stands accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend in a jealous rage. Jodi Arias, 32, faces the death penalty if convicted of the brutal killing of Travis Alexander, which would earn her the dubious distinction as the fourth woman on Arizona’s death row.

Watch the live stream each day court is in session at 9:30 am PST or catch all of the trial action by visiting the website, mobile website or downloading the mobile app on iPhone or Android and follow along with this exciting trial!  Wild About Trial™ is a mobile app and website designed for those with a desire to know every last detail to the famous criminal trials in the news.  Wild About Trial gives you access to all the court documents and legal commentary by our team of top legal analysts.  In addition Wild About Trial provides up to the minute reports from local reporters in the courtroom.

Tune in live, each day court is in session, at 9:30 a.m. PST to watch all of the trial action by visiting http://wildabouttrial.com/videos/jodi-arias-live-stream/

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Alison Triessl, criminal defense attorney and creator of Wild About Trial™, says this app was born out of her love for criminal trials.

“I, like millions of other trial enthusiasts out there, am fascinated by these trials,” Triessl said. “I like to know who the players are, what the backstory is, when it happened, how it happened and why it happened…with Wild About Trial™ on your phone or tablet, no matter where you are, you will get up-to-the-minute updates on the trials you are most interested in, all in the palm of your hands. What could be better than that?”

This app is perfect for those dedicated to following big-name criminal trials from start to finish. No more searching the Internet for details shared three days too late… with Wild About Trial™ you feel as though you are inside the courtroom. Not only is it easy to use, but it provides information you won't get from any other source. This is an App dedicated to real criminal trials for people who are, simply put, WILD ABOUT TRIAL™." It is available now on iPhone and Android. Download it today.   

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