Thursday, August 13, 2009

Miss Universe DAYANA Mendoza crowning it off ??????


***Over 100 movers and shakers from the Hollywood attended Michael Levine's (below ) 2nd Annual Entertainment Industry breakfast yesterday morning at the popular Porta Via Restaurant on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills.

Included in the crowd were ICMs Scott Pang & Steve Levine,

Fox News Reporter Hollie McKay,

KABCs Mark Austin Thomas,

Entertainment Lawyer Kim Swartz & his wife Megan Blake, (all, below )

amongst many others.

Over 150 pairs of used shoes were collected for the LCO "We All Walk In Different Shoes" Charity Program which donates shoes to the Salvation Army for use with their homeless program.

***Veteran personal manager Joannie Burnstein having lunch yesterday at Sparks Woodfire Grill on Pico in L.A.
***Ron Howard caught "Next Fall" at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on West 42nd Street IN NYC the night before it closed amid talk it will reopen in the fall in a bigger off-Broadway theater.

***Camila Alves, ( above )the Brazilian beauty pregnant with
Matthew McConaughey's second child, getting a mani/pedi at the Maria Bonita Spa on Prince Street in NYC and confiding that the paparazzi in LA are much worse than their colleagues in New York.

***Billy Zane, Gerog Sanford Brown and photographer legend Herman Leonard (above) with Nikon in hand at Bar Libitsch in West Hollywood, enjoying the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet performing 1930's gypsy jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt.

***Denise Richards ( above ) was seen shopping at Beverly Hills Mutt Club in Beverly Hills for her pooches.

***Paula Abdul ( above )in an off white sequined blouse and skirt and oversized sunglasses talking with fans and posing for pictures outside KCAL 9 on the CBS radford lot in Studio City.


***Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza (above) is leaving her post bearing gifts.
The Venezuelan stunner will appear topless in Maxim's September issue, which will hit newsstands just as she relinquishes her crown Aug. 23 at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.
***Apple, the iPhone and iPod maker, has passed Google in market value and appears to have become tech's No. 2 powerhouse behind Microsoft.
Apple is next expected to enter the tablet PC market in the coming months.
As for Google, it is "struggling to move beyond search."
***Last week, for the third time this summer, ABC scored the lowest rating among the viewers it most seeks -- those between the ages of 18 and 49 -- than any broadcast network has ever posted.
ABC averaged a 1.1 rating in that group.
It even trailed Spanish-language network Univision.

***Tina Brown's ( above ) The Daily Beast is heading for Britain.
The U.S. news and opinion site, funded by Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, is said to be planning to launch a U.K. version within months.
A spokesman, however, says there is "no timeline currently in place" for a launch.
***Vibe, the hip-hop magazine that folded six weeks ago under a pile of debt, is being resurrected with a new spin -- as a Web-focused publication.
Vibe is being acquired by a group led by private-equity firm InterMedia Partners and InterMedia's luxury mag publisher, Uptown Media.

Germanys Central Council of Jews has taken the unprecedented step of backing a proposal to republish Adolf Hitlers infamous autobiographical manifesto
Mein Kampf (pictured below),

which has been strictly outlawed in the country since the end of the World War 2.
Although many German Jews still oppose publishing Hitlers anti-Semitic work, Stephan Kramer, the general secretary of the countrys leading Jewish organization, supports a new scholarly edition of the work designed to inform future generations of the evils of Nazism.
It makes sense and is important to publish an edition of the book with an academic commentary, Mr. Kramer said.
A historically critical edition needs to be prepared today to prevent neo-Nazis profiting from it.


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Iger to Moderate HRTS' Digital Event
Event represents organization's push into digital space.

By Wrap Staff
Disney President-CEO Bob Iger will moderate “The Digital Chiefs: A Special Conversation on the Future of New Media in the Digital Age” on Sept. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

The panel will kick off the Hollywood Radio and Television Society's Newsmaker Luncheon Season and also launches HRTS’ new initiative to focus activities on the industry’s transition into the digital space.

Taking part in the panel are Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine;
Chad Hurley, CEO and co-founder, YouTube;
Jason Kilar, CEO, Hulu;
and Jonathan F. Miller, Chief Digital Officer, Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group News Corporation.

“This discussion couldn’t have come at a better time as our industry now relies so much on new media.
In this expanding digital space, content can be created, distributed and marketed to audiences all over the world,” said HRTS President Kevin Beggs stated.

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