My interview with Andy Weir, author of The Martian

I see a lot of sci-fi movies and they often copycat each other. When I saw “The Martian”, I was readily impressed with the unique concept. The film was thought-provoking, well-crafted and embeds science applications and mathematical theory which made the movie fascinating. Because of my fascination with the movie, I thought it would be […]

Peter Facinelli and Barry Lyga Attend After The Red Rain Event

After The Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, Robert DeFranco On August 6, Peter Facinelli (Dr. Cullen of Twilight Saga, Dr. Fitch Cooper of Nurse Jackie) and Barry Lyga (New York Times bestselling author) attended a book signing event for their new book “After the Red Rain” at Barnes and Noble The Grove Los […]

Candace Cameron Bure is Dancing Through Life

Candace Cameron Bure known as DJ Tanner, was the eldest daughter of the iconic family sitcom Full House. She recently made a turning point in her career when she joined Dancing with the Stars. Bure was a contestant in Season 18 of DWTS and her professional partner was Mark Ballas.  Ballas and Bure made it to […]

A Young Fan meets William Shatner at the Hollywood Show

Peter Samet was very excited when he learned that he won a ticket to the Hollywood Show and a chance to meet William Shatner.  So I gave him the drill…what time, where to park and  to my surprise he was one of the first attendees at The Hollywood Show. He was also the third person […]

The Day I Met President Jimmy Carter

I never thought in my wildest dreams I would have the opportunity to meet the 39th President of the United States. I even had a friendly little chat with him. It all started when I heard Jimmy Carter was doing a book signing event in Pasadena on July 30th. I immediately marked it down on my Google calendar. President […]

Chris Colfer’s book signing event at Barnes & Noble LA

Chris Colfer known for his portrayal as Kurt Hummel on the hit television series “Glee” and one of  Time magazine’s annual list of the 100  most influential people in the world had a book signing event at Barnes & Noble The Grove in Los Angeles last Saturday July 18th with his latest book “The Land […]

Melissa Gilbert, Grandmother & Living a Healthy Life

Melissa Gilbert starred as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the NBC Series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1984. According to Wikipedia, she beat out 500 child actresses for the part and it was Leslie Landon, Michael Landon’s daughter who informed her that she had won the role of Laura Ingalls. I grew up […]

Jon Cryer Talks About his Memoir “So That Happened”

I met Jon Cryer in person at the Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica during his book signing event of “So That Happened” on April 12th.  At the time, Mr. Cryer was just a few days away from turning 50. Wow, 50 already? He is still frozen in my mind as a 20 something on Pretty in […]

75 Years of Marvel with Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Kevin Smith at the Hammer Museum

  Let me ask you this… What was the first Marvel comic book you owned? When did you purchase your first Marvel comic book? It was in 1939 that Marvel Comics began in New York led by Stanley Martin Lieber, known as Stan Lee. It was also the same year my mom was born. In […]

Breaking Bad’s Bob Odenkirk Discusses New Book at Vroman’s Bookstore

Bob Odenkirk is a mega-star in the comedy-writing world. His impressive resume includes writing for “Saturday Night Live” that won him an Emmy, “The Dennis Miller Show”, and “The Ben Stiller Show” where he won another Emmy for his writing. To be honest though, I didn’t really know of him until the TV series “Breaking […]