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Photo: Courtesy City of Burbank -- (l-r) Peter Musurlian TBC Station Manager, Drew Sugars Burbank Public Information Officer, Bob Frutos City Council Member, and Walter Lutz, Sr. Video Production Associate at 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards in North Hollywood July 23, 2016

The Burbank Channel wins local Emmy

The Burbank Channel was honored at the 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards bash over the weekend. The channel is owned by the City f Burbank. Last Saturday, it was recognized with an Emmy in the information category for a video called, “Drawing Power of Burbank.”  The ceremony was held at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. The State of the City video from 2015, focused on a number of topics including economic development, tourism, downtown businesses, and the impact of the Warner Bros. Studios on the... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Radio Television and News Association of Southern California (l-r) Colleen Duffy Felix, Walter Lutz, Drew Sugars, Peter Musurlian

The Burbank Channel wins three Golden Mike awards

The City of Burbank ‘s television channel is celebrating winning three Golden Mike awards in Division “B,” stations with 49 or fewer staff members.  It happened  at the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California’s (RTNA) 65th annual awards ceremony in Universal City last Saturday. Burbank On Demand, the city’s magazine style show was selected as Best News Public Affairs Program for 2014. The show debuted in April of 2013 and “… features City of Burbank services and unique stories regarding people and places in the Media Capital of the World,” according... Read More →

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(l-r) Hosts of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards ceremony on NBC, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

In The News: January 12, 2015

A big night for the celebs who were able take home gold and or shine at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills last night. Funny ladies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosted the glitzy affair for the third and reportedly last time. Their jokes and zingers were not as funny as in years past, but the duo still rated as one of the major pluses of the ceremony broadcast on NBC. Highlights and winners.  Some surprise winners among them, “Transparent.” A new... Read More →

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Updated: Rain, umbrellas, and 2015 Golden Globe Awards in the Southland

  It’s a rainy Sunday in the Southland. Not a storming pounding rain, but strong enough to need an umbrella. In Burbank, light rain is falling this morning. The high only in the 60s in the Media City. The rain is expected to taper off as the day goes on, but there is still a threat of a shower or two for this afternoon’s Golden Globe Awards hoopla in Beverly Hills. Final preps are underway for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony  at the... Read More →

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In The News: January 8, 2015

Manhunt continues for two brothers in that horrific terrorist attack on a satirical magazine in France yesterday. Twelve people were killed when three gunmen stormed the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo. One suspect has surrendered. Hollywood reacts Deadline. Cartoonists around the world pay tribute to the fallen satirists  CNN Huffington Post California Senator, Barbara Boxer, announced today that she will  not run for re-election in 2016. CNN Los Angeles Times The 2015 People’s Choice Awards handed out last night at... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank's award- winning 2015 Rose Parade float in display at Olive Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank January 4, 2015

Spectators get close up view of award-winning Burbank Rose float

If you want to get a close up look at the 2015 award-winning Burbank Rose Parade float, you need do it pretty soon. “Jungle Rescue”  picked up the Past President’s Award on New Year’s Day  for most creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials. Hundreds of volunteers spent a lot of hours working on the float. Among them, 8 year-old Andrew Podbelski who was at the float viewing at Glenoaks Boulevard and  Olive Avenue yesterday. Andrew says he helped create some of the rock formations on the float.... Read More →

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21st Annual SAG Awards nominees announced today

A lot of chatter around the entertainment community today about the newly released nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The nominees were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood by actress/director/producer and recipient, Eva Longoria,and Actor, Ansel Elgort,( “The Fault in Our Stars” (2014) and  “Divergent” (2014) ). Here are the nominees for the top film categories: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role STEVE CARELL / John du Pont – “FOXCATCHER” (Sony Pictures Classics) BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH... Read More →

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Movers and Shapers Awards Luncheon at The Castaway

Woodbury University is honoring Raul R. Porto, Jr. of the very successful Porto’s Bakery and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce with this year’s Movers & Shapers Awards. The honor is bestowed for outstanding service to the community. The awards will be presented at a luncheon at The Castaway.

Tickets  are$75 per person and a table of 10 for $700. For more information contact Michael Seymour (818) 252-5248.

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Photo : Olympian Kate Hansen honored in Sacramento March 10, 2014 (l-r) Asm. Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles); Assembly Minority Leader, Asm. Connie Conway (R-Tulare); Kate Hansen; Speaker of the Assembly, Asm. John Perez (D-Los Angeles); Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Asm. Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach)

Local Olympian Kate Hansen honored in Sacramento

Southland 2014 Olympian, Kate Hansen, was honored during the “Woman of the Year”  awards ceremony in the Assembly Chambers of the State Capitol in Sacramento yesterday. Hansen was among 80 recipients who were recognized for making  “… a great contribution to California and who have inspired women and girls in California and beyond,” according to a news release. Assemblyman Gatto nominated Hansen for her “… athletic accomplishments and indomitable spirit.” Gatto explained it this way in the release: “I owe so much to the strong women in my life, who inspired... Read More →

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TV actress/producer Len Dunham working on Archie comic book series

TV producer Lena Dunham writing Archie comic book series

TV actress/producer and creator of the HBO comedy-drama, “Girls,” Lena Dunham, is branching out into comics. Dunham has signed on to write a four-part series for the Archie Comics. The 27-year-old Dunham talked about being a long-time time fan of the comics, in a quote from a statement, which appeared on Galleycat:”I was an avid Archie collector as a child — conventions, first editions that I kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang. It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and... Read More →

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“12 Years a Slave” wins big at 2014 Image Awards

Another big win for Oscar-contender, “12 Years a Slave.” The brutal depiction of slavery in America won the top honor of outstanding motion picture of 2013 at the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Other wins for the film: Steve McQueen for director, Lupita Nyong’o for supporting actress, and John Ridley for outstanding writing for a motion picture. Forest Whitaker took home the award for outstanding actor in a motion picture for “Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler'” and David Oyelowo picked up the trophy for... Read More →

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Pink to perform at the Oscars 2014

Pink has been added to the roster of performers for the 86th Academy Awards ceremony set for a week from this Sunday. This Oscars broadcast is apparently putting a heavy emphasis on entertainment with Bette Midler, U2, and Pharrell Williams already signed on to appear. “We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time,” said show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement. “She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the... Read More →

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Final Oscar voting officially begins today — did some vote sooner?

  Hollywood is getting ready for its biggest awards affair — the Academy Awards. Officially, the final voting for the 86th Academy Awards began today for online as well as paper balloting. Some voters may have been able to jump the gun. Some members of the Motion Picture Academy Arts and Sciences reportedly got their ballots in the mail earlier in the week, according to Deadline. It may not matter when voters got their ballots, but when they return them. All votes must be... Read More →

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Grammys: Daft Punk, high ratings, and bloated commercial breaks

The French helmet-wearing duo, Daft Punk, are probably feeling pretty lucky today and for good reason. They walked away with some the biggest awards at the Grammys last night, including, Record of the Year for “Get Lucky,” Album of the Year for “Random Access Memories,” and for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. I have not heard their entire album, but  the song “Get Lucky” has been playing on local radio stations for months. The electronic pop beat of “Get Lucky” is catchy, but the lyrics are so... Read More →

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“Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” tie for top PGA award

More Awards drama today. “American Hustle” jumped ahead in the Oscar derby with its big win at the SAG Awards last Saturday, but now two other films are gaining steam. The 25th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards were held last night in Beverly Hills, and “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” tied for the top honor, the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award. Frequently, the winner of the Darryl F. Zanuck trophy goes on to pick up the Oscar for best picture. Since... Read More →

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“American Hustle” wins big at SAG Awards

  “American Hustle” has more of an Oscar edge today after winning the top honor at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center in L.A. last night. The ensemble film won the Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture award — over “12 Years a Slave,” “August: Osage County,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” and “Lee Daniel’s ‘The Butler.'” In the Oscar race, both “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave,” have 10 nominations each including Best Picture. Now that the SAG-AFTRA union... Read More →

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“American Hustle” and “Gravity” got the most Oscar nominations today

                  “American Hustle” and “Gravity” were the 2013 movies mentioned the most today when the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were revealed. Both got 10 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. The big winner at last Sunday’s Golden Globes for Best Movie Drama, “12 Years a Slave,” came in second with 9 nominations, followed by “Captain Phillips” and “Nebraska” with 6, and “The Wolf of Wall Street with 5. Films nominated... Read More →

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