Ron White, Comedian
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. But with two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 Million units, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. Over the past 5 years he has been one of the top 3 grossing comedians on tour in the United States.
Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, recording artists
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician. Thornton gained early recognition as a cast member on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire and in several early 1990s films including On Deadly Ground and Tombstone. In the mid-1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the independent film Sling Blade, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He appeared in several major film roles following Sling Blade ‘s success, including 1998’s Armageddon and A Simple Plan. During the late 1990s, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. Thornton is the lead singer for The Boxmasters.
The Boxmasters are an American country rock/rockabilly band founded in Bellflower, California in 2007. It features actor Billy Bob Thornton on drums and vocals with J.D. Andrew on bass, Danny Baker aka. Unknown Hinson on guitars, and vocals as well as Michael Wayne Butler on guitars and lap steel. The group has released three albums, the first being the eponymous The Boxmasters and the second being the holiday album Christmas Cheer, in 2008.
JP Sears, an emotional healing coach
JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP speaks and performs at numerous events, conferences, festivals, and retreats around the world. He is very active on his YouTube channel, AwakenWithJP, where he encourages healing and growth through his entertainingly informative, humorous, and inspiring videos including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series. You can learn more about JP and his work at www.AwakenWithJP.com and www.YouTube.com/AwakenWithJP.
Michael Grandinetti, illusionist
Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician. With performances on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, and theaters around the country, with Oscar-winning composers and symphony orchestras, for NFL and NBA halftime shows and major sporting events, in large-scale parades, for Fortune 500 companies, and even at The White House, Michael has made a name for himself around the world as a talented entertainer with a unique style, a compelling creative vision, and an engaging personality. You can learn more about Michael Grandinetti at www.michaelgrandinetti.com
Jina Song, Actress
Jina has appeared in international and many national commercials, and has booked roles on such movies as Adam Sandler’s “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”. Early on in her career, she was the fit model for the feature film “Memoirs of a Geisha”, directed by Rob Marshall. Being on set every day to work on that beautiful movie blessed her with the opportunity for Rob Marshall himself to approach her and to offer her a small role. That was a pleasant surprise she did not see coming! She has booked roles on three different projects all directed by Michael Mann. Some of her other favorite roles she has been fortunate enough to play recently has been on such shows as NBC’s “Superstore”, and NBC’s “Bad Guys” as a series regular (pilot presentation). Because the creator of “Bad Guys” was a fan, as he started writing on another show, he created a role for her in an episode on TV Land’s “The Soul Man”, opposite Cedric The Entertainer.
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Dahov, celebrity drummer & percussionist
DAHOV, famous for his prodigious talent and respected for his warm personality is one of Canada’s most sought after and energetic percussionist artist-performer.
His unique sense of showmanship and charisma has made him a star within the private event, corporate event, wedding and night club industries throughout North America. Born and raised in Dubai and currently living in Canada, DAHOV has over the years given powerful performances in a variety of settings. He has performed for, Air Canada, Porsche Canada and HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa as well as collaborated on projects with Mike Tyson, Damon Elliott (son of Dionne Warwick), Oksana Grigorieva, Jeremih Felton and Vinny Guadagnino. You can learn more about Dahov at www.dahov.com
Jeff Timmons, singer
Jeff Timmons is the founding member of the Grammy-nominated, internationally-acclaimed, multi-platinum-selling vocal group 98 Degrees, which has sold over 15 million albums, with four Top 5 radio singles.
The group has produced such mega hits as “The Hardest Thing”, “I Do”, “Because of You”, and the No. 1 hit single “Thank God I Found You,” which is a collaboration with Mariah Carey.
After his stellar success with 98 Degrees, Jeff has ventured out as a soloist, and single-handedly wrote and produced his first solo album which was released as a joint venture with Rising Phoenix and SLG Music. The album’s first single produced a top 20 hit on both the Billboard adult contemporary and R&B charts with the song “Whisper That Way.”
This song reached No. 1 in many major markets out-performing Usher’s “Burn”, and Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You.” The album also produced three additional chart-topping singles worldwide. In 2010, a single entitled “Emotional High” leaked to the radio international and went No. 1 in 14 countries.
Jeff is hard at work writing his first book, recording a new album, building out his new Las Vegas show “Men of the Strip,” as well as pursuing film and television opportunities.
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Known as the only woman in Playboy history to grace its cover 5 times, Pamela’s TV and film credits compose an endless list, including “Baywatch”, “Home Improvement”, “Come Die With Me: A Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer Mystery”, “V.I.P.”, and “Stripperella”, just to name a few. Pamela is also an advocate for animal rights, and an active member of animal protection organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), as well as a spokesperson for FrogAds and MAC Cosmetic’s MAC AIDS Fund.
Amongst other projects, Electra Star Management will be working with Pamela on designing and launching her amazing line of synthetic, eco-friendly and completely “green” boots.
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Jimmy Connors, Sports Legend
World famous tennis champion Jimmy Connors dominated his sport throughout the 70s and 80s. His game mirrored his temperament: fiery, dramatic, and competitive. Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles and an unprecedented 109 ATP tournaments, he was also the first male player to rank #1 for more than five years in total. He has served as a commentator and analyst for major tennis tournaments, including Wimbledon and the French Open. His autobiography, “The Outsider”, is slated for a late 2013 release.
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Carmine Appice, musician
One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances, in addition to becoming a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout his career. In ’76, he joined Rod Stewart’s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart’s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks.” He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers, and tour Japan and North America with an allstar band. In the early ‘80s, he toured with OZZY Osborne, Ted Nugent. In the mid ‘80s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring And in the late 80s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record “Momentary Lapse of Reason and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake’s John Sykes and The Firm’s Tony Franklin. In the early ‘90s, he pounded away soul-style for The Edgar Winter Group.
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Sasha Blake, author, “The Fur-bulous Tales of Mr. and Mrs. Dog”
Sasha Blake has always had a penchant for writing, at 10 she competed nationally as a young poet and was published later in “Twilight Musings”, a compilation of young poets’ work. Sasha is passionate about children and fostering their mental growth: her educational background is in Child Development and Psychology; she was a preschool teacher after college; she worked with autistic children and later with abused children, helping them integrate into a preschool setting; she worked with the non-profit organization Project Nightlight to educate children on how to recognize abuse and how to report it. After the birth of her daughter, Sasha married her love of writing with her desire to encourage young minds and crafted a series of books about the two puppies she had, Mr. and Mrs. Dog. She began writing them to tell her daughter as night time stories about her beloved pets, but her daughter adored them so much, Sasha is having them published, hoping to make Mr. and Mrs. Dog a cherished part of every child’s life.
Taylor Nunez, dancer, actress, model
Taylor Nunez has been dancing since she was just six years old at West Coast School of the Arts. At the age of 13 now, she has become a Nationally ranked dancer and is quickly gaining notoriety Internationally. Her natural talent for dancing and her determination has turned into success from Top 20 dance awards to modeling for amazing companies such as California Kisses, Miss Behave Girls, and is a Brand Ambassador for the amazing CLI Studios.
Julia Rose Gruenberg is an 11-year-old half-Japanese half-American actress, dancer, classical pianist, rapper (a.k.a. Little J), street performer and stand up comedienne. Some people call her “the piano-playing robot” for her skills, energy and ability to engage the audience.
At her young age Julia has already been featured on Channel 8 News in Las Vegas as “The next Big Star and A Street Sensation”, became the face of Cyberwear t-shirt company and starred in three theater plays – “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” (Cashman Theatre, Las Vegas, NV), “Aladdin” (for Hollywood Academy), and “The Little Mermaid” (for Hollywood Kids Academy). Julia did her first radio interview for The Vegas Voice with Rich Natole in the end of 2014. She also modeled for Mod Angel’s dance clothing line and a Japanese children’s apparel brand Pinksugirl. Julia will also soon appear in “America’s Got Talent” promo spot 2015.
In the middle of 2014 Julia Rose started her own street show entitled “Julia Rose Show”. It is a live street performance where she interacts with the audience while playing the piano, dancing, joking, and showing acrobatic tricks – all at the same time! Her show can be seen live four days a week at Opportunity Village in Las Vegas, NV, and occasionally at Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and in Venice Beach.
Stephen Wayda, is a Los Angeles based celebrity, commercial and glamour photographer. For over three decades he has been on contract to Playboy Magazine. Hugh Hefner said “…from an inauspicious start, he has become the most published photographer in the history of Playboy. His iconic images have helped change the way the world looks at women, and the way women look at the world.” He has been published in more general interest, fashion, lifestyle and men’s magazine throughout the world that than he can count. Kim Kardashian, Travis Barker, Karina Smirnoff, James Woods and Tom Selleck all said their pictures were their best. Demi Moore loved her shooting, but Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn’t so happy when he and the editor disagreed. Pamela Anderson calls him “The Bomb”. Gene Autry told him, “Keep shootin’ those shots. I’d sure like to be in your boots, son.”Stephen was born in Los Angeles, growing up at the mountain and beaches of Southern California. He moved to Utah to go to college, wanting to join the Navy ROTC and hoping to fly jets. After college, he was a newspaper reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune, covering murders, mayhem, local and state government, and the lives of everyday people who became news through triumph, failure or tragedy. When he inherited his grandfather’s cameras, he found taking pictures – pictures of interesting people and beautiful women – was more fun and easier for him than writing, so he taught himself photography and became a photographer.
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Recycled Percussion, Music band
Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995 for a high school talent show. The band has since evolved into one of America’s most successful “junk rock” groups.
The band really started to take off in 1999 when they were featured on the cover of USA TODAY. Recycled Percussion began touring the country performing over 250 shows a year starting in 2001 and breaking records in the college market. The band was on fire, receiving numerous national awards yearly.
The group continued to tour for 10 years all over the country, achieving even wider recognition after making their debut on the hit television show America’s Got Talent. The group auditioned alongside over 100,000 acts in 9 major cities. They finished third — the highest placed non-singing act to ever compete in the show’s history.
In 2010 the band received its highest honor: Recycled Percussion sealed a deal with the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to have their own show nightly at the famed casino.
Recycled Percussion has since expanded their show by moving to the Tiffany Theater located inside the Tropicana Hotel. The theater can accommodate over 700 guests and their dynamic live show is designed for all ages. Recycled Percussion’s incredible versatility has filled their show calendar with televised performances on America’s and China’s Got Talent, 2010 Latin Grammys, World MMA Awards, NBA & NFL halftime shows, corporate events, and more.
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is an explosive mixture of MUsic, POlitics and carTOONs! It’s a sidesplitting tongue-in-cheek look at teh world’s biggest political news of the day.
Combining world politics, cheek-stretching humor and animation, MuPoTOON’s “Desperate White House” is a fly-on-the-wall adult satire show about the secret life of the White House and its dwellers.
Yet contrary to the viewer’s expectations, the plot of the series revolves not around the President and his entourage, but is driven by seven members of the White House staff: security officer, driver, doctor, gardener, IT specialist, chef cook and butler.
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Dave Thomas, Comedian, Actor, Writer
Multiple Emmy Award winner Dave Thomas has acted, written, directed, and produced hundred of hours of television and film in his career. Most recently, Dave guest starred in series television shows like Weeds, Arrested Development, Family Guy and the Simpsons. Highlights of Dave’s writing career include theatrical feature cult hits Strange Brew(MGM) and Spies Like Us(WB) Brother Bear and Brother Bear 2 (Disney – uncredited improvisation). Also Dave was a co-star and a writer-producer for the hit sitcom Grace Under Fire (ABC) and founding cast member and head writer for NBC’s cult sketch hit SCTV. Dave has also directed theatrical features like The Experts (Par) starring John Travolta and Kelly Preston and produced and directed movies for television like Ambushed(HBO) starring Courtney Vance, Virginia Madsen, and Robert Patrick , Ghost Mom (Fox) starring Jean Stapleton, and Whitecoats (Comedy Central) starring Dan Aykroyd, Dave Foley and Carly Pope. Dave has even done reality television – he was co-creator and Executive Producer of America’s Funniest People (ABC). Dave has starred in many theatrical features like Rat Race (Par), Coneheads (Par), Moving (WB) and Stripes (Col). During his career, Dave has written, directed and produced TV pilots for every network including: half hour single camera comedy, half hour multi-camera comedy, one hour drama and sketch. Most recently Dave founded an animation company in Los Angeles called Animax (www.animaxent.com) which has won numerous awards for its animation work for studios like Disney, WB, MGM and sold television pilots and series to networks like Fox and MTV and Canadian networks like Canwest (Global). Dave and his company Animax won the first broadband Emmy Award ever given for its animation of Mike and Mike for ESPN.
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Traci Bingham, Actress
Traci Bingham, is an American actress, model and television personality, best known for playing Jordan Tate on the television series Baywatch between 1996 and 1998.
Bingham began her career in minor acting roles. Aside from Baywatch, Bingham’s appearances include the television series D.R.E.A.M. Team and Beverly Hills, 90210, and the film Demon Knight. She also played minor roles in the popular American sitcoms The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Married with Children.
Houda Shretah, grew up in Switzerland with her two sisters. She was raised by a single mother, her hero, who gave her a “no nonsense, work hard and anything’s possible” type of education. At an early age, Houda booked a plane ticket for NYC on a whim, thanks to the money she had saved up from babysitting in the evenings. One thing led to the next and she became an international fashion model, working all over the world for some of the biggest names in the industry. She graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar twice among other magazines and some of her clients include Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci, Dior, BCBG, and Vogue. Always interested in furthering herself, she then decided to focus her attention on her passion: Storytelling. Houda has been writing and acting in plays since the age of seven so she went back to strengthening her talents. Some of her proudest achievements as a writer and actor include, the book she wrote on her mother’s life: “Stay Who You Are” and her acting role in “Carry The World, Women and Peace”, a play by Diana Castle where she plays a survivor of war. When she isn’t working, Houda enjoys painting, hiking, yoga, or basketball pick up games. View Houda Shretah IMdB profile
David Lago, Actor
EMMY Award-winning actor celebrates over a decade of achievement in the entertainment industry with five EMMY Nominations, in addition to his EMMY win for his portrayal of Raul on the number one rated CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless in 2005. Lago is also recognized for his recurring role of “Jeremy” on the Aaron Spelling television show, 7th Heaven. The Cuban-American actor has starred in and/or produced several independent films for the past five years. Lago was born on January 18 in Downey, California.
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Logan Riese, Designer
With an already vast and loyal clientele (that includes the best of film, celebrity and music talent) Logan Riese has made his name through his creative expertise in jewelry, apparel and leather design. His apparel has captured the attention of many Hollywood costumers and his clothing may be seen in a number of films and television programs including “Terminator Salvation,” “Iron Man 2,” “GI Joe,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Californication,” “American Idol,” “Rock Supernova” and the upcoming movie “Rock Of Ages”
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Dani Thorne, Actress
was born in Florida and began modeling and commercial work at 4 years old. Her siblings are in the entertainment business as well. She has 2 sisters, Bella Thorne and Kaili Thorne and one brother, Remy Thorne. Dani sponsors a friend, Kathrine, in Kibwezi, Kenya and is involved with the Nomad Organazation, which helps underprivileged children obtain their dream of an education. She enjoys traveling, designing clothes, and dancing.
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Johnny Sanchez, Actor
JOHNNY SANCHEZ has toured with Louie Anderson, “The Latin Kings of Comedy” with Paul Rodriguez and most recently he performed and taped a special in Jamaica along with Cedric The Entertainer, Bill Bellamey and Tommy Davidson. Other TV appearances include the “HBO Comedy Showcase”, “The Late, Late Show” on CBS, “Comics Unleashed” on ABC, “USO Comedy Tour” and his own “Half Hour Special” on Comedy Central. And being a part of Showtime’s hit “Payaso Comedy Slam”, he starred and Executive Produced the “3 Non Juans” for Showtime which premiered in 2010 and was released on DVD and itunes in 2011. He was also one of only a handful of comedians personally chosen by George Lopez to appear on “Lopez Tonight”.
He was also a cast member on FOX’s hit sketch comedy series MADtv for the shows last two seasons. Which garnered him an ALMA Award Nomination for “Outstanding Male Performance in a Comedy TV Series” his very first season. Losing out to some kid named Charlie Sheen. Johnny also lent his voice to the Oscar Winning Animated film “Happy Feet”, as Lombardo, alongside Robin Williams and Elijah Wood. And he spent three weeks in Sydney, Australia working on and reprising his role in “Happy Feet Two”, which has added such stars as Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Hank Azaria and Sophia Vegara. And he finished up 2011 by being cast as one of the lead characters, hilariously named Quesadilla, in the independent comedy film “Taco Shop”. Due out in 2012.
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Brooke MacKenzie, Actress
Kevin Nichols, Actor.
Kevin is a Chicago native whose passion has taken many turns in his pursuit of his childhood dream. Early in life Kevin dreamed of being an actor. In grade school he starred in a production of “The Wiz” and that sparked his interest in acting. Community plays at the park and church allowed him to continue to explore acting throughout his teenage years. As a young adult he ventured into entrepreneurship that ultimately wasn’t fulfilling. He eventually moved to Los Angeles and began studying acting at private studios and returned to college where he received a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern California. Professionally he has starred in several television, film and theatre productions; The Shield (FX), Vampire Diaries (WB), Zoey 101 (Nickelodeon), The Blindside (20th Century Fox), The Conspirator (American Film Company), Something Is Killing Tate (Starz), A Raisin In The Sun (Renaissance Theatre), In The Blood (Edison Theatre), and Julius Caesar (Griot Theatre WV). Kevin recently executive produced a children’s television pilot developed for his wife called, “Edutainment With Teacher Angela”.
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