Kristen Chenowith will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



WHO:         Honoree: Kristin Chenoweth
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Walk of Famer Carol Burnett and Kenny Ortega

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,555th star on the Walk of Fame

WHERE:    6243 Hollywood Boulevard
in front of the Pantages Theatre

WHEN:      Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Kristin Dawn Chenoweth (born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth, July 24, 1968) is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway. In 2003, she received wide notice for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked, including a nomination for another Tony. Her television roles have included Annabeth Schott in NBC’s The West Wing and Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama Pushing Daisies, for which she won a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Chenoweth also starred in the ABC TV series GCB in 2012.

Chenoweth sang gospel music as a child in Oklahoma and studied opera before deciding to pursue a career in musical theatre. In 1997, she made her Broadway debut in Steel Pier, winning a Theatre World Award. Besides you’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Wicked, Chenoweth’s stage work includes five City Center Encores! Productions, Broadway’s The Apple Tree in 2006, Promises, Promises in 2010 and on the 20th Century in 2015, as well as Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions.

Chenoweth had her own TV series Kristin in 2001, and has guest starred on many shows, including Sesame Street and Glee, for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2011. In films, she has played mostly character roles, such as in Bewitched (2005), The Pink Panther (2006) and RV (2006). She has played roles in made-for-TV movies, done voice work in animated films such as Rio 2 (2014) and the animated TV series Sit Down, Shut Up, hosted several award shows and released several albums of songs, including A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas (2008), Some Lessons Learned (2011) and Coming Home (2014). Chenoweth also penned a 2009 memoir, A Little Bit Wicked.

Marvel’s Antman Premiere at the Dolby Theatre


Ant-Man is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name: Scott Lang and Hank Pym. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twelfth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Peyton Reed, with a screenplay written by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd, and stars Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian and Michael Douglas. In Ant-Man, Lang must help defend Dr. Pym’s Ant-Man technology and plot a heist with worldwide ramifications.

Development of Ant-Man began in April 2006, with the hiring of Wright to direct and co-write with Cornish. By April 2011, Wright and Cornish had completed three drafts of the script and Wright shot test footage for the film in July 2012. Pre-production began in October 2013 after being put on hold so that Wright could complete The World’s End. Casting began in December 2013, with the acquisition of Rudd to play Lang. In May 2014, Wright left the project citing creative differences, though he still received screenplay and story credits with Cornish. The following month, Reed was brought in as Wright’s replacement, while McKay was hired to contribute to the script with Rudd. Principal photography took place between August and December 2014 in San Francisco and Metro Atlanta.

 Ant-Man is scheduled to make its world premiere in Los Angeles on June 29, 2015, before general release in North America on July 17, 2015, in 3D and IMAX 3D.

Terminator Genysis Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre June 28th

Terminator Genysis

What: Terminator Genisys Red Carpet Premiere

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Where: TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Deets: When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.
Who You May Spot: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee & JK Simmons

Bobby Flay to be honored star on The Holywood Walk of Fame

Bobby Flay

WHO:         Honoree-Bobby Flay
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Emmy Award-winning co-host of The Chew and fellow Iron Chef  Michael Symon;
Brooke Johnson, President of Food Network & Cooking Channel; and his daughter Sophie Flay

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2553rd star on the Walk of Fame
in the category of Television

WHERE:    6141 Hollywood Boulevard
in front of the new Eastown Apartments

WHEN:      Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

A native of New York City, Bobby Flay has come a long way in both the entertainment and restaurant industry since he discovered his culinary identity at the age of 17.

From his first appearance on Food Network in 1994, Flay has been a continued presence hosting programs which are both entertaining and informative, bringing cooking tips and information on American regional fare to a national audience. Flay’s show, Grillin’ & Chillin’, premiered in 1996, followed by Hot Off the Grill and Emmy award-winner Boy Meets Grill, as well as his hit series, Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Currently, the chef and culinary superstar can be seen in his most recent primetime hit series, Beat Bobby Flay, as well as his daytime Emmy award-winning Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. And on June 7th, he returns as co-host for season eleven of Food Network Star, where along with Giada De Laurentiis and Food Network execs, Flay will be looking for the next great television food personality. He can also be seen alongside many familiar Food Network faces in the new series Guilty Pleasures, reigning supreme in Kitchen Stadium as one of the original US Iron Chefs in Iron Chef America on Food Network, as well as Brunch @ Bobby’s, on both Food Network and sister network Cooking Channel. As if that weren’t enough, Flay is also a staple on numerous seasonal and holiday specials, including his most recent Emmy award-nominated, Thanksgiving at Bobby’s.

Flay’s shows have not only received several Emmy® awards and nominations, but also James Beard Foundation Awards and nominations as well as a People’s Choice Award nomination. In addition to his on-camera roles, Flay is a talented producer through his Rock Shrimp Productions banner, which is currently producing Beat Bobby Flay andBrunch @ Bobby’s and has previously delivered popular series 5 Ingredient Fix, Alex’s Day Off, Kelsey’s Essentials, Mexican Made Easy andSandwich King.  Flay also created Bobby Flay Fit, his first lifestyle series for

In addition to his extensive body of work on Food Network and Cooking Channel, Flay has also lent his culinary expertise to numerous talk shows and morning shows including CBS This Morning and the Today Show, sharing delicious recipes which he demonstrates with ease, making them accessible and achievable for a national audience. Flay also expanded his small screen credits out of the kitchen to include a star turn as himself on the HBO series Entourage.

Flay works tirelessly to challenge the way Americans view and taste food – making it bold, zesty and always fun. He continues to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for food through his cookbooks and cooking programs. Bobby’s thirteenth cookbook “Brunch @ Bobby’s” (Clarkson Potter) will hit bookstores in Fall 2015.

At the very young age of 17, Flay started working as a cook at the famed Theatre District haunt, Joe Allen’s. The job had been arranged by his father, who was a partner in the restaurant. After a short time, Joe Allen himself became so impressed by Flay’s talents that he paid the young cook’s tuition to the French Culinary Institute.

Following his graduation in 1984, Flay worked with restaurateur/owner Jonathan Waxman at Buds and Jams, where he first discovered the sweet-heat of Southwestern ingredients. It was at these burgeoning restaurants that Flay met other icons of the era – Wolfgang Puck, Jeremiah Tower – who he credits with spawning an entire generation of chefs. After Jams, Flay debuted as Executive Chef at the East Village’s Miracle Grill where he caught the attention of restaurateur Jerome Kretchmer. Kretchmer offered the 25-year old the opportunity to create his own sensation at Mesa Grill, which opened in 1991.

Two years later, Flay teamed with businessman Laurence Kretchmer to open Bolo in November 1993. During Bolo’s reign, Flay drew inspiration from the bravado and complexities of Spanish food, deftly blending the unique flavors of Spain with more familiar American ingredients. A decade later, Bolo was awarded a rare three stars by The New York Times.

Flay brought his unique amalgam of innovative food and inviting hospitality to Las Vegas with the 2004 opening of Mesa Grill at the legendary Caesars Palace. The City’s upbeat urban energy continues to provide an ideal backdrop for Mesa Grill’s lively cuisine.

At his New York eatery, Bar Americain, which opened in March 2005, Bobby Flay takes the intimacy of a midtown brasserie and injects it with authentic American flavors and style. Drawing from regional American ingredients, Flay’s dishes rejuvenate old classics and celebrate the abundance of America’s diverse and delicious heritage. Bar Americain has received rave reviews from the press, including two stars from The New York Times and in November 2009, Bobby Flay brought Bar Americain to Connecticut opening up in the Mohegan Sun.

Bobby Flay Steak, which opened in July 2006 in Atlantic City, is Flay’s first-ever steakhouse. At this restaurant, he presents classic steakhouse fare that he remembers enjoying as a child in New York City and on the Jersey Shore as well as new dishes that incorporate his famous grilling techniques and signature Southwestern fare.

In March 2007, Flay brought Mesa Grill to The Cove, Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and in July 2008, Bobby opened his first Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP) in Long Island. At BBP,  Flay presents an array of burgers inspired by his extensive travels and love of the grill in a convenient casual setting. To date, there are 18 BBP outposts with additional locations on the way.   Flay’s sixth fine dining restaurant, Gato, opened March 2014 in New York City’s NOHO District. Gato opened to rave reviews from the press, including two stars from The New York Times, and a year later still remains one of the most sought-after reservations in downtown New York City.

 Flay is personally involved with such non-profit organizations as Citymeals-on-Wheels, Make-A-Wish foundation, Food Network’s and Cooking Channel’s philanthropic wine and food festivals (NYCWFF & SOBEWFF). He is an equine welfare advocate and his passion for horses has helped raise funds for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. He has been awarded the Earle I. Mack Champion Award recognizing his efforts on behalf of the TRF.

“San Andreas” Hollywood Premiere Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at TCL Chinese Theatre

San Andreas

WHAT: The Hollywood Premiere of the action thriller “San Andreas.”

WHEN: Tuesday, May 26th

WHERE: TCL Chinese Theater

Crew Arrivals: 5:00pm     6925 Hollywood Blvd.

Arrivals: 6:00pm     Hollywood, CA 90028

Screening: 7:00pm


From the film: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Archie Panjabi, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, director Brad Peyton, producer Beau Flynn. Guests include Emmanuelle Chriqui, Joel Courtney, Gil Bellows, Malin Akerman, Zach Woods, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Troy Garity, with additional guests to be announced.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault gives, triggering a magnitude 9-plus earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

The action thriller “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” The film also stars Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”).

“San Andreas” is produced by Beau Flynn. Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Toby Emmerich, Rob Cowan, Tripp Vinson and Bruce Berman are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Carlton Cuse, story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore. The director of photography is Steve Yedlin; production designer, Barry Chusid; editor, Bob Ducsay; VFX producer, Randall Starr; VFX supervisor, Colin Strause; costume designer, Wendy Chuck; and composer, Andrew Lockington.

New Line Cinema presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a FlynnPictureCo. Production, a Brad Peyton Film, “San Andreas.” It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language.

Sofia Vergara to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Star Will Be Next To the Star of Vergara’s TV Husband Ed O’Neill

WHO:         Honoree: Sofia Vergara
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Eric Stonestreet and “Modern Family” Co-creator/Executive Producer Steve Levitan

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,551st star on the Walk of Fame
in the category of Television

WHERE:    7013 Hollywood Boulevard
in front of Marshalls Department Store

WHEN:      Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on

Sofía Margarita Vergara born July 10, 1972), is a Colombian-American actress, comedienne, producer, television host, model and businesswoman.

Vergara was widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English was in the film Chasing Papi (2003). Subsequently, she appeared in other films, including Four Brothers (2005) and two Tyler Perry films—Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. Vergara’s success on television has earned her roles in recent films The Smurfs (2011), New Year’s Eve (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), Escape from Planet Earth (2013), Machete Kills (2013), and Chef (2014). In 2012 and 2013, she was the top-earning actress on US television.

Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Julianna Margulies recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



WHO:          Honoree: Julianna Margulies
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers:  Michael J. Fox and Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation

WHAT:        Dedication of the 2,550th star on the Walk of Fame
in the category of Television

WHERE:     6621 Hollywood Boulevard in front of
Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics & Makeup Academy

Julianna Luisa Margulies (born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and producer.

After several small television roles, Margulies achieved both critical and commercial success in her role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC’s long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award. After her departure from ER in 2000, Margulies appeared in the 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon and voiced Neera in Disney’s CGI film Dinosaur. In 2009, she took the lead role of Alicia Florrick in the American legal drama The Good Wife on CBS, for which she has won a Golden Globe, a Television Critics Association Award, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in both 2011 and 2014.

 Margulies has won eight Screen Actor Guild Awards, which has made her the most awarded female within SAG.

 In 2015, Time featured her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”.

Larry Elder receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Larry Elder

WHO:         Larry Elder
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Dean Cain, Dennis Prager and Jon Voight

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,548th star on the Walk of Fame
in the category of Radio

WHERE:    6270 Hollywood Boulevard next to the W Hollywood Hotel

WHEN:      Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on

Laurence Allen “Larry” Elder (born April 27, 1952) is an American lawyer, writer and radio and television personality who calls himself the “Sage of South Central,” a district of Los Angeles, California. His radio program The Larry Elder Show formerly aired weekdays 3 pm on talk radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles. His show began September 27, 2010; it was previously heard on the same station weekdays from 3 to 7 pm from 1994 to 2008 and was syndicated on ABC Radio Networks from 2002 to 2007 and since 2009.

Larry Elder was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the city’s Pico-Union and South Central areas, Elder attended Washington Preparatory High School and later graduated from Crenshaw High School and earned his B.A.. in political science in 1974 from Brown University. He then earned his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1977. After graduation, he worked with a law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced litigation. In 1980, he founded Laurence A. Elder and Associates, recruiting attorneys.

Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

Egyptian theatre

Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, is a noted movie theater located at 6706 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Opened in 1922, it is an early example of a lavish movie palace and is noted as having been the site of the first-ever Hollywood film premiere. Since 1998 it has been operated by the American Cinematheque film archive.

The Egyptian Theatre was built by showman Sid Grauman and real estate developer Charles E. Toberman, who subsequently built the nearby El Capitan Theatre and Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Grauman had previously opened one of the United States’ first movie palaces, the Million Dollar Theater, on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles in 1918. The Egyptian Theatre cost $800,000 to build and took eighteen months to construct. Architects Meyer & Holler designed the building and it was built by The Milwaukee Building Company.

The Egyptian Theatre was the venue for the first-ever Hollywood premiere, Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks, on Wednesday, October 18, 1922. As the film reportedly cost over $1 million to produce, the admission price to the premiere was $5.00. One could reserve a seat up to two weeks in advance for the daily performances. Evening admission was 75¢, $1.00 or $1.50. The film was not shown in any other Los Angeles theater during that year.

The exterior of the theatre is in the Egyptian Revival style. However, the attentive visitor will notice roof pans above the main entrance, items which are not in ancient Egyptian style. The original plans for the theatre show a Hispanic-themed theatre, but at some point these plans were changed to an Egyptian style. It is probable that this was due to public fascination with the multiple expeditions searching for the tomb of Tutankhamun by archaeologist Howard Carter over the preceding years. (Carter eventually discovered the tomb on November 4, 1922—just two weeks after the Egyptian Theatre opened.) At the time that the change in architectural style was determined, the Hispanic-styled roof pans had already been delivered and paid for; they were kept and used in the building.

The exterior and interior walls contain Egyptian-style paintings and hieroglyphics. The four massive columns that mark the theatre’s main entrance are 4 1⁄2 feet (1.4 m) wide and rise 20 feet (6 m).

Capitalizing on Southern California’s sunny weather is the large courtyard (45 ft × 150 ft (14 m × 46 m)) in the front, complete with a fountain and queen palm trees. This is actually the “entrance hall” (the theatre doors used to open directly into the auditorium) and was specifically designed to host the theatre’s famous red carpet ceremonies. Guided tours are offered by American Cinematheque’s staff on weekends.

Jeff Lynne receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jeff Lynne

WHO:         Honoree: Jeff Lynne
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Tom Petty and Joe Walsh

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in the category of Recording

WHERE:    1750 N. Vine Street in front of the iconic Capitol Records Building

WHEN:      Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on

Jeffrey “Jeff” Lynne (born 30 December 1947) is an English songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who gained fame as the leader and sole constant member of Electric Light Orchestra. He was later a co-founder and member of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys together with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.

Lynne has produced recordings for artists such as the Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Roy Orbison, Dave Edmunds, Del Shannon and Tom Petty. He has co-written songs with Petty and also with Harrison, whose solo albums Cloud Nine (1987) and Brainwashed (2002) Lynne co-produced. Among the many compositions to his credit are such well known hits as “Livin’ Thing”, “Evil Woman”, “Turn to Stone”, “Do Ya”, “Strange Magic”, “Sweet Talkin’ Woman”, “Telephone Line”, “Mr. Blue Sky”, “Hold On Tight”, “Don’t Bring Me Down”, “This Is Love”, “I Won’t Back Down”, “Free Fallin'”, “Handle with Care” and “End of the Line”.

 In 2008, The Washington Times named Lynne the fourth greatest record producer in music history. In 2014 he received a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his hometown.