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Oscar Picks from our Celebrity Insider

Hooray, it’s Oscars time again. The Superbowl of showbiz is here. Bring on the gowns, the gaffes, the big names and the Botox. I love the whole wonderful spectacle. In the build up to the February 22 ceremony I’ve been lucky enough to meet most of the nominees in my capacity as an entertainment reporter…

PARTYING WITH THE STARS

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Nowhere in Los Angeles exudes the elegance, opulence, glamour and style of Hollywood’s golden age quite as well as iconic mansion The Cedars. A filming location for movie classic Sunset Boulevard, it was once home to the stylish silent screen star who inspired that film, Norma Talmadge. Other residents over the years have included Howard…

Sandro and the Stars

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One of the great joys of guiding the Celebrity Insider Tour is getting to share the funny stories of my encounters with A-listers from my career interviewing superstars.  From the time I kissed Madonna to my accidental head butt of Tom Cruise, guests are guaranteed as many funny stories as they are movie locations while…

ON MY TRAVELS

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I greet visitors from all around the world on my Movie Locations Tour of LA but this month I’ve been the one on vacation, heading over to Europe for family visits, fun and sun. [image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”3938″ align=”center” autoHeight=”true” lightbox=”true”] First stop was Italy and that tilting tourist attraction The Leaning Tower of Pisa, built…

Thanks for the laughter

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What a great legacy of laughter has been left behind by two comedy titans who sadly left us recently. It was my pleasure to meet both Joan Rivers and Robin Williams, and get to know them a little over the course of several interviews, and each of these hugely talented stars lived to make people…

Comic-Con: The Best Event in the World

The Best Event in the World As an entertainment reporter who covers all the big showbiz events, I’m often asked which is my favorite to report on and there’s a loud and clear answer to that. Not the Oscars, nor the Grammys not even the Cannes Film Festival.  For me, the best of them all is…

A Century of Smiles and a Legacy of Laughter

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It’s 100 years since Charlie Chaplin made his movie debut and he still remains an iconic, important and admired figure in Hollywood history. The London-born legend first appeared in a supporting role as a swindler in Keystone Kops comedy Making a Living in 1914 but soon was making a very good living himself as a…

All The World’s A Stage

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He is one of the greatest actors of all time having given performances in The Godfather, Scarface and so many other great movies that will stay with us forever… and I’m thrilled to be getting to share the stage with him soon. [image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”3771″ align=”center” autoHeight=”true” lightbox=”true”] It’s my honor to be the host…

Happy 100th Birthday Bevery Hills

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Happy 100th Birthday Bevery Hills Beverly Hills just celebrated its 100th birthday in typically over the top style with a ten foot tall chocolate cake that was cut into 15,000 slices and served to tourists and locals on ritzy Rodeo Drive. That street has been made famous in films like Pretty Woman, Beverly Hills Cop…

Stage AND Screen AND Sandro

By Sandro Monetti, Director and Guide of the Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour Los Angeles is primarily a movie town – as guests on my film locations tour know all too well – but there’s also great theatre here too. From blockbuster musicals to experimental fringe shows there is something great to see on stage…