New Yorker Magazine writer and Best Selling author Malcolm Gladwell talks with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes this past Sunday night, about the link between adversity and innovation, and the power of the underdog! It’s the theme of his latest book that spotlights how David had an advantage over Goliath, “David And Goliath”!
“Game of Thrones” gets a number of nominations at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The series nabbed at least 19, leading HBO to receive a total of 99 nominations. FX also dominates the list with “Fargo” receiving 18 nods and “American Horror Story: Coven” getting 17. Netflix follows with 31 nominations, thanks to the multiple nods by “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards”.
Click Here For All Emmy Nominations
The fatal decision to leave your child locked in a car on a hot day in a parking lot! If you’re a listener or Facebook/Twitter follower of mine, this video may save your child or even your pet’s life if you take it seriously!
It was a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion with Jimmy Fallon in full Neil Young garb again singing lead as Neil, for a stirring acoustic rendition of Iggy Azalea’s hit song, “Fancy.”
Ringo Starr’s 74th birthday celebration & “Peace & Love” photo event at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California July 7, 2014. Those attending included current and former All-Starr Band members Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter, Don Was, Steve Lukather, Joe Walsh, KISS guitarist Paul Stanley and filmmaker David Lynch. Also attending was Ringo’s wife of 33 years, Barbara Bach.
Mark Cuban wants to ‘shrink your digital footprint’ with his self-destructing texting app. He’s now in the growing market of ephemeral mobile apps, making content and messages self-destruct! Cuban has co-founded two new apps this year, including one with a local college student. Ephemeral apps draw comparisons to Snapchat, a popular mobile app that displays photo and video messages for 10 seconds or less before they delete themselves on a user’s phone. The apps aim to protect privacy and reduce one’s digital footprint. Xpire, launched in early June, allows users to set an expiration time for their Facebook & Twitter posts. And now, launched in February, Cyber Dust is a messaging app that automatically deletes text messages within 20 to 100 seconds, depending on the message’s length. Both Cyber Dust and Xpire are free and are available on iOS 7 devices.
Stephen Robles, survived a real-life Jaws attack when a 7 foot Great White chomped down on him near the Manhattan Beach, California pier this past Saturday! The shark had been struggling on the wrong end of a fishing line near the pier. Shortly before the attack, the fisherman tried for 40 minutes to reel the shark in, but eventually cut the line, and as a result, the shark was agitated when some long- distance swimmers crossed its path, and attacked Stephen Robles, one of those swimmers! He sustained moderate injuries to his torso and is reported in stable condition.
BELOW IS ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF THE SHARK ATTACK FROM THE MANHATTAN BEACH PIER!
(CAUTION: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE!)
Funny Dan Naturman, a stand-up comic rises to the occasion when he auditions for “America’s Got Talent.” Dan covers it all in 90 seconds about marriage, the scary truth about online dating and more!
Flying through a fireworks show with a DJI Phantom 2 and filming it with a GoPro Hero 3 silver. The quad was not damaged.
Champion hot dog eater Joey Chestnut is top dog again, and he’s getting married too. “Jaws” downed 61 dogs in 10 minutes for his eighth straight win at the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. He came from behind for the win against competitor Matt Stonie, who consumed 56. That’s about 18,000 calories in those 10 minutes! Earlier Joey had taken a timeout from the competition to propose to a fellow competitive eater, getting down on bended knee to make it official with longtime girlfriend Neslie Ricasa. She said yes. The happy couple are from San Jose, California. On the women’s side of the competition, three-time defending champion Sonya Thomas lost her mustard belt to Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, who wolfed down 34 franks and buns.
AND REMEMBER ALL OUR SERVICEMEN & WOMEN WHO’VE MADE IT POSSIBLE!
Here’s one of the past year’s fireworks show with 2 different views, up close, where you hear me with the crowd counting down to the fireworks kick-off, to another distant view in the park, below!
another one of the past year’s Warner Park, Woodland Hills fireworks show that someone captured on the cell phone! They’re quite a ways back in the park, but you can still hear the music in the background that the fireworks are coordinated with for a spectacular show!
Every year for the past 3 decades, I’ve been honored to be host for the West San Fernando Valley’s biggest free entertainment show and fireworks display! It started out at Pierce College, and when Pierce College could no longer be the site, former L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine got together with Jim Kinsey, CEO, President & Director of Development for the Valley Cultural Center, who welcomed us to Warner Park where it’s been for well over a decade! This is what it looks like just before the show starts at 6 p.m., and by the time darkness sets in, the park is packed with over 50,000 spectators!
Congressman Brad Sherman, on the left, always back in town to salute the event, and in 2008, he surprised me with an American flag flown over our nation’s Capitol, a gift I really cherish, and on the right, former L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, who helped us move from Pierce College & continue the tradition of a great night of fun & fireworks! There’s plenty of food with all the vendors, lots of things to see & buy, and fantastic entertainment for the 3 hours leading up to the 9 o’clock fireworks! Come join us! Click on this link for directions to the park in Woodland Hills, CA in the San Fernando Valley!