Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hyatt On Suset Gets Extreme Makeover

This storied 257-room hotel -- until recently known as the Hyatt West Hollywood -- reopened Jan. 8 as Andaz West Hollywood after a $48-million makeover. Andaz doesn't hide its headline-making '60s and '70s rock 'n' roll heritage under a blanket of respectability; it flaunts it.ANDAZ WEST HOLLYWOOD

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


What is the Wheelmobile?
The Wheelmobile is a 39-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide in search of contestants for television’s #1 game show. The Wheelmobile team is coming your way to find contestants from the Southern California area!

Where and when will the Wheelmobile events take place?
The Wheelmobile will be at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa for a special day of contestant searches.

When: Thursday, March 5 from 6 PM – 10 PM

Where: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa*
49500 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230

* The event will be held in the 2nd level Conference Center.

We will begin handing out applications one hour before each show begins. Shows will begin at 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM, and 9:00 PM, with each show lasting about an hour. There is no need to arrive hours in advance of the event. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. We will select participants to come to the stage and audition via a random draw.

How does it work?


There are three Wheel of Fortune shows during each day of a Wheelmobile event. Each show lasts approximately one hour.


Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells you what time the game you are eligible for will begin.


Fill out your application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, we will put all the applications in a big golden drum that sits on the stage.


When the show begins, our Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five) to play the game.


On stage, we will do a brief interview with each contestant and play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.


Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize. (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win.)


Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine. Show us what you’ve got!


After the Wheelmobile event in your area has been conducted, we will choose the people we believe will be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) to take part in a final round of auditions. These final auditions will take place in the Southern California area within a few months after our last event date.


We will get as many people up to the stage as we can. However, we know there will be many more folks at our Wheelmobile events than we can possibly audition. For this reason, we will reserve some slots in the final auditions for those individuals who attended Wheelmobile events but did not make it up to the stage. After all Wheelmobile events have been conducted, we will draw a number of names at random from all the applications we receive in the Southern California area for these slots.


If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or email within a few weeks of our last Wheelmobile event.

What are the contestant eligibility requirements?


You must be at least 18 years of age.


You are not eligible to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune if you work for, or are related to, anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Pictures Television International, Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution Group, game show prize suppliers, KABC-TV (including its advertisers and affiliated radio stations), or any TV stations or networks broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy!.


You are not eligible to appear on Wheel of Fortune if you have appeared on another game show, dating-relationship show or reality show in the last year or three game shows, dating-relationship shows or reality shows in the last ten years.


You are not eligible if you have appeared on any version of Wheel of Fortune.

All expenses incurred while interviewing and (if selected as a contestant) appearing on the show, including airfare, hotel, etc. are the responsibility of the applicant.

A contestant audition does not guarantee a spot on the show. The applicant understands that Wheel of Fortune is under no obligation to use him/her as a contestant. It is entirely at the producer's discretion.



Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Premier

The WORLD PREMIERE of Walt Disney Pictures’ JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE, in which the wildly popular Jonas Brothers head to the big screen in a high energy 3D rockumentary that combines excerpts from their “Burning Up” concert tour with behind-the-scenes footage, new songs, off-the-wall segments, swarming fans and a lot of JB-style humor.

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA

Tuesday February 24, 2009
Red Carpet Arrivals: 5pm
Screening: 6:30pm

For more movie info: jonasbrothers3d

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Celebrating Black History Month

Taste of the South Celebration
A conclusion to African American Heritage Month that will feature food, music and dancing of a soulful nature, in a festive atmosphere. The event is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and marks the end of Mardi Gras and the beginning of Lent. Enjoy a variety of traditional dishes, including collard greens, black-eyed peas, corn bread, sweet potato pie and more.
Friday, February 27
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Van Nuys Recreation Center
14301 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys
(818) 756-8131 or

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Avalon's Blue on Blue Restaurant "Anti-Valentine's" Special

Avalon’s Blue on Blue restaurant offers “My Bloody Valentine” for all the singles that prefer an “anti-valentines” day.
Valentine’s Day is usually a day reserved for all infatuated, smitten, and lovesick couples that flock by the hundreds to all the romantic and dimly lit restaurants where they can enjoy a few unnoticed smooches in peace. Unfortunately, where there are couples, there are also singles who no doubt get increasingly sickened by all the cutesy pet names and air kisses being thrown around. Fortunately, this year Avalon Beverly Hill’s Blue on Blue restaurant is offering an exclusive “My Bloody Valentine” happy hour-style menu on Friday, February 13th for all the individual’s who prefer to celebrate an “anti-valentines” day.

Guests of the intimate, yet high profile Blue on Blue restaurant can relish in a traditional 4-course dreamy dinner while dining beside Avalon Beverly Hills’ sparkling hourglass-shaped pool or while taking in the stunning mid-century d├ęcor. The special “My Bloody Valentine” menu commences at 3:00 P.M., which is the start of the regular “Kick the Blues” happy hour, and will stay open through closing until 11:00 P.M.

For info, visit their website: AVALON

source: LA's The Place, Food and Wine