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Burbank director wins $1 million in Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” contest

For the second straight year, a Burbank resident is part of the winning team taking home the first place grand prize in the Doritos “Crash The Super Bowl” contest. Director  Scott Zabielski, reportedly pulled together the required 30-second TV commercial on a budget of only $2,000, according to KTLA . The commercial is called “Middle Seat” and stars Zabielski’s own small son. Zabielski’s commercial along with the second place winner, “When Pigs Fly,” played during  yesterday’s Super Bowl XLIX.  The grand prize is $1 million and... Read More →

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In The News: January 26, 2015

A drone crashed on the White House grounds this morning. The Secret Service investigating. CNN The measles outbreak from that Disneyland connection continues to grow. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department has confirmed 10 cases of measles in the county, but none is linked to the Disney outbreak. One case is in Pasadena. County officials urging everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated for the disease to do so.  CBS News  L.A. County Public Health A big weekend for “Birdman.” Saturday night, it... Read More →

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PepsiCo's Doritos brand invites fans worldwide to create their own Doritos advertisements for a chance to win $1 million grand prize. (PRNewsFoto/PepsiCo)

The Doritos $1 million Crash the Super Bowl contest is open

The Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest is open and looking for submissions. The snack company wants fans to get creative and show their love for Doritos tortilla chips in homemade :30 commercials. The top two finalists will see their ads run during next year’s Super Bowl. That football spectacular reportedly attracts an audience of 100 million in the U.S. and millions more around the world. The Doritos ad that collects the most votes from consumers — wins a $1 million and a one year dream job for the... Read More →

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Heads up: Burbank meeting, contest, and Nickelodeon project

   Caltrans officials are hosting a special community meeting this evening to update the public on the 1-5 highway and Empire construction project in Burbank. The improvements include: Adding carpool lanes between Magnolia Blvd. and Buena Vista St. Constructing a new interchange at I-5 and Empire Ave. Reconstructing the Burbank Blvd. overcrossing and realigning ramps Elevating the railroad at Buena Vista St. and San Fernando Blvd. and adjacent to Empire Ave. Improving the intersection at San Fernando Blvd/Victory Pl. and Lincoln St. Realigning and widening the Buena Vista St. ramps... Read More →

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Got talent? Create a mascot for Burbank libraries

Put your thinking caps on? A contest is underway to find a creative mascot for the Burbank libraries. They are looking for a colorful costumed character who will “… champion reading and literacy in the community,” according to a news release. You don’t have much time to come up with an original sketch, drawing or digital image for the Mascot Design Contest. The submissions are due by  5 p.m.  next Friday March 21, 2014 at any of the three Burbank libraries. A prize will be... Read More →

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Arnold Schwarzenegger does the “Terminator” for a good cause

Who can forget the destruction and mayhem, the former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, generated in the “Terminator” movies. If the idea, of hanging out with the cigar-smoking star — rolling around the Southland in a tank — and crushing things –gets your motor running — then this contest is for you. All it takes to enter is a $10 donation to Schwarzenegger ‘s charity, After- School- All- Stars. Not only do you get to hang out with the actor on his home turf for a day, but... Read More →

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Holiday outdoor decorating contest in Burbank looking for the best of the best

 The deadline is fast approaching for the 31st Annual Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest in Burbank. So now is the time to put up those fancy ornaments, colorful lights, and other festive decor on your home or business. The Burbank Civic Pride Committee is conducting the contest and will accept applications  until 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 10. There’s no entry fee — the only requirement is a desire to showcase your holiday spirit in the Media City. The judging will be Thursday evening, December 12. Contestants are requested to leave... Read More →

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“Looking for love” contest: Win book contract, $10,000, and maybe get movie deal

  There are tons of talented writers in the Southland, especially here in the Media City, with all kinds of stories to tell. One of them could have just what Quirk Books is searching for through its “Looking for love” contest. Quirk is not on the prowl for the typical love story. This company likes to publish offbeat books like “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which became a New York Times bestseller and is in development to become a movie. Another Quirk book, “Miss Peregrine’s Home... Read More →

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Tournament of Roses Royal Court 2013 announced today

Seven happy young ladies found out today they’re going to be riding the queen’s float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day 2013. The winners were selected from a field, which began at around 900 Pasadena area hopefuls about a month ago. Today the judge’s decision of the seven princess was announced at Tournament House in Pasadena. The princesses were picked from 33 finalists. All of the contestants were judged on a range of qualities including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement, community involvement and personality. The... Read More →

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The search is on for the ultimate fan of “The Young and the Restless”

The popular daytime soap, “The Young and the Restless,” is searching for the ultimate fan to hand over a trip of a lifetime to the Southland for the the taping for the monumental 10,000th episode of the series and celebration on August 22, according to a PR Newswire release. The grand prize includes, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and spending cash! There prizes for the four finalists, too. What do you gotta do? Create a 60-second video explaining why you’re the biggest Y&R fan ever. More details on... Read More →

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West Coast chicken cooking contest offering $10,000 grand prize

Do you have an original fresh chicken recipe that gets wows and cheers from family and friends? If you prepare your dish with locally grown ingredients then you might have a recipe which could win the $10,000 grand prize in the 3rd Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest. Included in the first place prize, a one-year supply of Foster Farms chicken. Home, amateur, and professional chefs from California, Oregon and Washington are encouraged to submit their original fresh chicken recipes by the deadline,... Read More →

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Controversy over Amazon’s new big bucks contest for filmmakers and screenwriters

A new online contest is offering more than two million in prizes to wannabe screenwriters and filmmakers. Launched last week Amazon Studios , is backed by online retailer,, which has a first look deal with Warner Bros. The Amazon Studios’ website claims it,”… will award  a combined $2.7 million in our first year’s worth of monthly and annual contests for the best scripts and movies. There is no charge to participate.” If you are eager to break into Hollywood, this sounds like a terrific deal.... Read More →

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Bravo’s “Top Chefs” dish for the astronauts & NASA’s “Fly Your Face in Space” offer

NASA challenged the pros on the reality show “Top Chef” to come up with a tasty dish that could be freeze-dried and sent into space for the astronauts to enjoy. The popular Bravo TV show  “Cheftestants” for this seventh season took up the challenge in the Wednesday, September first episode. Angelo Sosa won the cook-off with his ginger lacquered short ribs with pea puree, pickled mushrooms and horseradish crème fraiche. In a news feature on the NASA website, officials explained why they consider food a top priority in the space program: “Crew... Read More →

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ShowBiz Bits:Lindsay Lohan’s rehab update, Up and coming actress wins guest spot on “As The World Turns,” & “The Expendables” rule the Box Office

Actress Lindsay Lohan gets another break Today a Beverly Hills judge ordered Actress Lindsay Lohan to do 67-days of supervised probation at home. Lohan was released from in-patient treatment at UCLA yesterday afternoon. This is the newest twist in Lohan latest troubles with the law, which include a 90-day jail sentence and 90-day rehab stint for a probation violation. Lohan served only a fraction of that time in both places. Details on The Wrap.   Actress wins guest appearance on daytime TV soap  Jennifer Jean’s star is rising. The actress is the new... Read More →

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