Saturday, December 16, 2006

Lorraine Nicholson

Lorraine Nicholson

Lorraine Nicholson Selected as 2007 Miss Golden Globe at "64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" to Be Telecast Live on NBC on Jan. 15Wednesday November 15, 12:31 pm ET

Lorraine Is Daughter of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Nov 15, 2006 -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced Lorraine Nicholson as its selection as Miss Golden Globe for "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" to be telecast live on NBC on Monday, January 15, 2007. HFPA President Philip Berk made the announcement at a morning press conference. Traditionally, Miss Golden Globe, who assists in the Golden Globes ceremony, is the daughter of a well-known celebrity.

Lorraine, age 16, is the daughter of six-time Golden Globe recipient and former Cecil B. DeMille honoree Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard. Lorraine is an actress whose credits include the hit 2006 comedy "Click" starring Adam Sandler, "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" and "Something's Gotta Give."
"We are delighted to have Lorraine Nicholson join us to celebrate 'The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards,'" said Berk at the announcement.

Lorraine Nicholson currently resides in Southern California.
Previous Miss Golden Globe honorees include Laura Dern (daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern), Joely Fisher (daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher), Melanie Griffith (daughter of Tippi Hedren) and last year's honoree Dakota Johnson (daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson).

Nominations for "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be announced at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14 at the Beverly Hilton. "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will take place Monday, January 15, 2007 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 PM (EST) and produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Chris Donovan is director. Al Schwartz is consulting producer. Ken Shapiro is producer. Ron Weed is co-producer

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hollywood ~ The Film Industry

A True Story

Not your typical Hollywood

experience by Solo Max, 22, on the road somewhereFeb 6, 2000
December 29, 1997Hollywood, California, USA

Contrary to my previous perception, Hollywood is actually in the City of Los Angeles. I found Tinsel Town not to be the stuff that stars are made of, but just another hunk of steel and glass that forms the concrete jungle that is LA. I think most people have great expectations for Hollywood. And why shouldn’t they? They have spent a good portion of their life focused on images and icons which have originated from the area. I would not be far off in saying that Hollywood’s fabrications are one of the most, if not the most influential force on earth. Much of North American pop culture - almost everything we consider "cool", came from the mind of a Hollywood costume and props designer.

I found no magic in the streets. Hollywood Boulevard is nothing more than a few cheesy sidewalk attractions and t-shirts shops, with the exception of a strip club or two, and the store with a large neon sign out front stating "We sell guns and knives!".

I felt no pleasure in treading over the stars on the Walk of Fame. Robin Williams is one of my favorite actors, but seeing his name embedded in the sidewalk meant little to me.
I called Riley from a pay phone. "Hey, It’s MAX. I’m on Hollywood Boulevard. Yeah, a half hour would be fine. I’ll meet you in front of the Chinese Theater. Bring your hiking boots. I want to climb the HOLLYWOOD sign."

Riley is a Cardiovascular nurse that I met him in Yosemite National Park. There, he was just another person. One of the thousands I have met throughout my travels. This afternoon in Hollywood, I connected with him and formed a friendship as strong as any I’ve ever had.
While driving down Hollywood Boulevard, Riley turned to me. "Have you seen that new Apple commercial; the one with all those well known people, like... Churchill, Gandhi, Earhart, and Hitchcock?" "Yeah... it’s great." I replied. "Well, the first time I saw it... it almost brought tears to my eyes." Riley continued. "It totally reinforced my desire to become a somebody. I want to make a contribution. I want to be a writer. I’ve already started a book." I like Riley. We think alike. He’s not a cardiovascular nurse. He just does that to make money.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Introduction ~ The ~ H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D ~ Sign

Das Hollywood Sign


Das Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign: It’s more than just nine white letters spelling out a city’s name; it’s one of the world’s most evocative symbols – a universal metaphor for ambition, success, glamour …for this dazzling place, industry and dream we call H-0-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D.

So come and explore the fascinating past, present and future of this international icon – a monument that sparks a thousand dazzling associations...The Hollywood Sign is only a beginning....