Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2016

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2016 Saturday night at Caesars Palace. Boxing greats Riddick “Bid Daddy” Bowe, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, Ricardo “El Finito” Lopez, Christy Martin and Freddie Little were the fighters inducted. The hall also recognized trainers Kenny Adams and Thell Torrence, late gym owner and trainer Johnny Tocco, longtime boxing writer Tim Dahlberg, and TV and radio personality James “Smitty” Smith.
Some of the other attendees included Sugar Ray Leonard, Joe Cortez, Iran Barkley, Richard Steele, Badou Jack, Christy Martin just to name a few. The beautiful decor in the VIP Reception area was designed by “dash”.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Star Trek Beyond Premiere at 2016 Comic-Con San Diego

Conan O'Brien introduced the Star Trek cast, JJ Abrams and director Justin Lin on stage at the premiere, held on outdoor IMAX screen at Embarcadero park behind the Convention Center. The impressive premiere included a live symphony and choir, fireworks and laser show. Guests attending enjoyed free lunch, ice cream, Star Treks seat pads, and gift bags. 


WIRED Cafe At Comic-Con 2016

Model/actress Cara Delevingne and actor Dane DeHaan attend the WIRED Cafe during Comic-Con International 2016 at Omni Hotell on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. 


Saturday, July 16, 2016

2016 Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day Hats Contest


More than 300 contestants entered the 22nd annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar. The Bing Crosby Grand Prize winner was Andria Elam, from the Best Fascinator category. “I spent two months on and off crafting my fascinator from millinery materials,” said Andria, from Bonita. Andria, a frequent attendee at Del Mar but first time entrant, was inspired to enter by her love of fashion and horses.
From left to right:
Funniest/Most Outrageous
Second place winner ROB HANLY of San Marcos.
NADIA DAYZIE of Vista was first place winner with a large green under the sea themed hat.
Most Glamorous
MELISSA ORDAZ of Palmdale was second.
RENEE SALAS of Vista won first place with red rose and polka dot ribbons.
Best Flowers
First place winner TESSA ROBESON of Escondido with bright tropical flowers and gold skeletons drinking tequila.
LAUREN SILVEIRA from Laguna Beach was second.
Best Racing Theme
RACHEL BURTON of San Diego was first place with a starting gate, grandstand and Winner’s Circle collage.
LORI SHELTON of San Diego, 2nd place.
Best Fascinator
Second place winner JANICE ASHTON of Newport Beach.
ANDRIA ELAM of Bonita sported a lilac and turquoise fascinator with curled feathers and purple veiling with a matching floral.

 She received the Bing Crosby Grand Prize which includes a Fairmont Grand Del Mar one-night stay and dinner for two at Addison Restaurant, featuring Chef William Bradley's multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings with a total value of more than $1,000. Also included was a halter from racing’s #1 ranked horse, California Chrome, scheduled to run at Del Mar on July 23. The halter was donated by Chrome’s owners.

 Winners in each category received $300 and $250 Studio Savvy Gift Basket. Second place finishers received $200 and third place, $100. 
 More fun hats:

2016 Del Mar Race Track Opening

2016 Del Mar Race Track opened, on a Friday for the first time since the 1970s, this year there was increase in attendance and all-sources handle, but a decrease in on-track handle.
The 42,562 who attended the 10-race card at the seaside racetrack made it the 10th-largest crowd in Del Mar history, but they wagered nearly $400,000 less than last year's Thursday opening-day card. On-track wagering Friday was $3,395,116, compared with $3,791,454 in 2015. All-sources handle, however, was up 6.7% from $15,339,177 in 2015 to $16,374,236.
Tragedy hit the race track so the unfortunate death of Presidential Air in the sixth race.

Monday, July 11, 2016


WHO: World-Famous TCL Chinese Theatre…
WHAT: Hosts First-Ever LADIES NIGHT screening of GHOSTBUSTERS…
Pre-show Ghostbuster themed-cocktail reception, free movie souvenirs
…free Selfies w/ giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Forecourt
…free popcorn to parties of 4 or more;
WHERE:TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
WHEN: FRIDAY, JULY 15, 7PM Screening, 9PM Q+A w/Paul Feig
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!
Columbia Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Ivan Reitman production, Ghostbusters. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Chris Hemsworth. Directed by Paul Feig. Produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal. Written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig. Based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Executive Producers are Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ali Bell, and Michele Imperato Stabile. Director of Photography is Robert Yeoman, ASC. Production Designer is Jefferson Sage. Editors are Brent White, ACE and Melissa Bretherton. Visual Effects Supervisor is Peter G. Travers. Special Visual Effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks. Costume Designer is Jeffrey Kurland. Music by Theodore Shapiro. Music Supervision by Erica Weis.
Ghostbusters has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for supernatural action and some crude humor. The film will be released in theaters nationwide on July 15, 2016.