Posts Tagged ‘ sister ’

Californians Survive Sinking Costa Concordia

January 15, 2012
Californians Survive Sinking Costa Concordia

Californians have survived the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, including a Los Angeles teacher, a Downey businesswoman and family members from L.A. County. Including the Southern California survivors, 126 Americans were aboard the doomed ocean liner as it sank into the sea like the Titanic with 4,235 passengers on board. One of the world’s largest passenger ships, the Costa Concordia was four miles off-course when it tragically hit the rocks and sank. “Have you seen ‘Titanic?’ That’s exactly what it was,” declared Valerie Ananias , 31, a schoolteacher from Los Angeles, California who survived the disaster-at-sea with her sister and parents. The entire California family, including senior citizens, now have torn-up knees and body bruises from their desperate crawl along vertical hallways and stairwells in the darkness while fighting with their last ounce of strength to survive. “We were crawling up a hallway, in the dark, with only the light from the life vest strobe flashing.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Local News | Comments Off

Kylie Richards Sells TV Pilot About Her Life

January 6, 2012

NEW YORK — Paris Hilton may have put her family’s name on the reality TV map, but her aunt Kyle Richards is hot on her tail with a new book and a TV pilot about her life. Richards’ outspoken personality served her well as a child actress growing up in Hollywood, going head-to-head with her feisty castmates on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and most recently dishing out relationship, fashion and lifestyle advice in her new book, “Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real With the Housewife Who Does It All,” published by HarperOne. In the book, Richards, who has been married for 17 years and is the mother of four girls, offers tips on everything from dealing with infidelity to how to get her signature silky locks. In a recent interview, she discussed her new projects, her sister Kim Richards’ stint in rehab and her biggest “Housewife” blowout. AP: How did you come up with the idea for your book? Richards: I grew up in a house of all women. You know, my mom, my grandmother and my sisters (Kim Richards and Kathy Hilton). … And every time they would come home, my mom would flip the light on and would say, “OK, tell me everything you did from the date, from beginning to the end.”… I used to lay there and pretend I was sleeping and listen to every little crumb – what they did wrong, what they didn’t do. … It was the best education you could ever get. And once I started the show and people saw my relationship with my husband, I got so many comments and questions on Twitter that I really thought it would be fun to talk about things that worked for me. AP: What is one of the biggest mistakes that women make in relationships? Richards: A lot people want love, but they don’t give it. I see so many of my friends with their husbands; they don’t think that they need the same attention as we do. I want my husband to feel like no one is going to love and adore him like I do. … You’d be surprised when you give that how much love you get in return. AP: Do you have any regrets about this season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”? How about your argument with castmate Brandi Glanville on Game Night? Richards: Brandi and the Game Night thing is probably my biggest regret of everything we’ve done on the “Housewives.” Even more so than the limo fight with my sister (Kim). Because in the limo with my sister, even though I got a lot of heat from that, people were angry, that’s what I was feeling … but with Game Night, that’s just not who I am, period. I was not being true to myself and to me that’s the worst thing that could happen. AP: How is Kim doing in rehab? Richards: She’s good. You know, there are rumors that she had left rehab, she did not. She’s doing really well, and I’m just really happy and proud of her for making that decision. AP: So what’s next? Richards: I just sold a pilot, a half-hour sitcom. I can’t say which network, but it’s about my life. It’s basically my life being a juggling mom, wife and being on a reality show. AP: If you don’t play yourself, which Hollywood starlet would you like to play you? Richards: I would want it to be somebody that’s really funny and could capture the humor of being a mom and all the humor that comes with being on a reality show, so maybe Jennifer Aniston or Jenny McCarthy. I don’t know, someone really funny. ___ Online: ___ Visit link: Kylie Richards Sells TV Pilot About Her Life

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Humor, Local News | Comments Off

Michael Jackson’s children: How long until Prince, Paris, and Blanket star in reality show?

November 15, 2011

When Dr Conrad Murray was led away in handcuffs last week after being found guilty of causing Michael Jackson ‘s death, his sister, LaToya, credited the verdict to the spiritual intervention of her dead brother. Read more from the original source: Michael Jackson’s children: How long until Prince, Paris, and Blanket star in reality show?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Local News | Comments Off

Eater Tracking : Sneak Peeking Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

October 27, 2011
Eater Tracking : Sneak Peeking Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

[Photo: Gayot ] For a slightly more in depth look at the Hotel Bel-Air ‘s shmancy new dining destination, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air , both Gayot and Urban Daddy today share the goods. To match Wolfie’s California-Mediterranean menu, interior designer David Rockwell created a laid back, elegant dining room composed of light earthy hues easy on the eyes. Gayot says the outdoor patio has been enlarged, and inside that table by the gorgeous marble fireplace is sure to offer some of the hottest seats in the house. Menu details are still scarce, though come November 1 all will be revealed. · Hotel Bel-Air Reopens With Great Luxury [Gayot] · Steak Tartare, Wine and Swans at Hotel Bel-Air [Urban Daddy] · Inside Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air’s Boozy LAF&W Brunch [~ELA~] · Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air Opens To Public Nov 1 [~ELA~] · Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air Set To Serve California Eats [~ELA~] Read the original here: Eater Tracking : Sneak Peeking Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Local News | Comments Off

Casting Calls: Indeedy. More food tv. Food Network…

October 27, 2011

Indeedy. More food tv. Food Network is casting season two of Sweet Genius and producers are looking for pastry chefs and bakers who have “mastered the art of sweets.” Those interested in competitive dessert cookery should email sweetgeniuscasting@gmail.com with name, age, contact info, photo, resume, and a paragraph describing yourself. [EaterWire] View post: Casting Calls: Indeedy. More food tv. Food Network…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Local News | Comments Off

Eater Interviews : Tony Yanow: The Future of Beer at Golden Road Brewing

October 27, 2011
Eater Interviews : Tony Yanow: The Future of Beer at Golden Road Brewing

Today we talk about beer. Eater recently sat down with the ever-busy Tony Yanow , creator of a burgeoning craft beer empire here in Los Angeles via Tony’s Darts Away , Mohawk Bend , and the recently opened Golden Road Brewing . Below he dishes on the growth of his mini empire and what’s on tap (literally) for the future. How did you go from a simple “dive” bar in Burbank (with its amazing selection of craft beers, especially IPAs) to potentially one of the largest craft breweries in Southern California? First of all, I owe so much of this to my saint of a wife, who’s helping me to raise five children, including infant twins. These days, I barely get any sleep, maybe three to four hours a night. It started when I ended my last job and was offered a job with good pay and security, but I just wasn’t inspired to do it. I just had an informal discussion with my family when my sister asked me what I really wanted to do. All I’ve really wanted to do was brew beer, it’s what I’ve been passionate about my whole life. I was thinking about giving up the job and visiting breweries to perhaps apprentice and become an intern brewer. [Photo: Drink Eat Travel ] But then I realized that LA just didn’t offer that much in terms of craft bars and breweries – I would have to go to San Francisco and San Diego to drink good locally made craft beer. I wanted to see if LA could be the kind of city that could enjoy craft beer. What better way than to make a great bar in Tony’s Darts Away, which is a low risk venture, a neighborhood bar. My wife wasn’t too impressed with Tony’s when I bought it, but now it’s a landmark craft beer bar. It gave me a lot of confidence going into Mohawk Bend. When I started working on Mohawk, I thought, at the worst we’ll have two great places to drink beer. But it still didn’t make me realize the goal, which was to open a brewery. That’s when I met Meg Gill, who had had success with Oskar Blues, and wasn’t just going to be a sales manager. She’s a part owner now and helms the operations of Golden Road. Golden Road has just opened, where do you see it going in the near future? Right now we want to brew a thousand barrels within the next few months. Our goal for the 2012 is to brew 10,000 barrels, which is a very lofty goal. It’s almost boastful to have a goal like that in the first year, but I think we have a lot of people in this city, within an hour’s drive of the brewery. I have a fairly unique perspective on what people like to drink in L.A. because I have a tap on what people are drinking every day in the two pubs. The total capacity of Golden Road Brewing is 60,000 barrels annually, which is enormous. It isn’t quite Stone Brewing, which is nearing 140,000 barrels, or Sierra Nevada, which does over a million barrels a year, but 60,000 would still put us within the top 5 breweries in California. Our goal is to brew to capacity within 10 years. The hardest part of getting there is the distribution – we want to be that local beer that you can pick up anywhere – even at the super market. Every other major beer city in the U.S. has a local craft beer that you can pick up at the super market. It just takes time to penetrate the distribution channels. Right now we are done building out any more new spaces, other than the upcoming brew-pub here at Golden Road and will continue to focus on growing the existing spaces. What kind of beer will you be making next at Golden Road? When we decide what beers to make, we literally sit down and think to ourselves, “you know what I would love to make, or you know what I can’t get enough of?” We have an idea on what people like in this market. Right now we have two core brands that we’ve gotten a tremendous response from (Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen). We also want to make the beer that are going to be harder to get, because we know we can distribute the batch to our friends at other craft beer bars and the pubs that we own. In terms of new products, we’re introducing Burning Bush IPA, which is a smoked IPA available in limited quantities. It sounds very unusual but it’s fantastic. We sold out of it on Sunday and we have so many bars that ordered it that the next batch might be sold out already. Because of the spirits program we have at Mohawk Bend, we have access to barrels from producers. Right now we’re working on a barrel aged program, starting with a Hefeweizen aged in tequila barrels. As far as I know, I’ve never seen this combination before. I don’t personally love tequila, but I’m dying to taste this beer, based on the smell coming out of the barrels right now. I can’t give too many details, but we’re working on an Imperial IPA, which is going to be in the spirit of a true West Coast style, hoppy beer. Jon Carpenter, our brewmaster, has a lot of experience from Dogfish Head. Meg has experience with IPAs from Speakeasy and Oskar Blues. I own a bar with possibly the biggest selection of IPAs in the world. We’ll be unveiling this beer within a few months or sooner, like six weeks. Overall we’d like to have a roster of about 30 beers. *Currently Golden Road Brewing will only be producing beer in kegs until they can get all approvals, licensing and equipment for their canning operation. They’re looking to release cans around Christmas time for local distribution. As for the tequila-barreled hefeweizen, look for something like three to six months before a very limited release. · All Tony Yanow Coverage [~ELA~] — Matthew Kang See the rest here: Eater Interviews : Tony Yanow: The Future of Beer at Golden Road Brewing

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Local News | Comments Off

Raw Police Video