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Peter La Villa’s “Oak Hill” Film Shown at The La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles

Writer, Director, and Former Mayor of Guttenberg Peter La Villa (R) seen here with  Kiwanda Bustamante, an independent film producer,peter-la-villa and Marla Gibbs,(Center)  star of ” The Jeffersons” and “227”

All attended the showing of La Villa’s feature film “Oak Hill” , starring Academy -award winner and Golden Globe winning actress Sally Kirkland, at the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles in November

Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling-The Jokeman Cometh to the Bayonne Arts Factory

A look at Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling
By Evelyn Bonilla


Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling appeard at Bayonne’s Art Factory on Friday, August 28th and brought a barrage of laughter. Well-known for his work as head writer and cast member for the top-rated morning-drive radio program, The Howard Stern Show, Martling is moving fast and making his own headlines all over the country.

A radio personality, stand-up comedian, comedy writer, singer-songwriter, author and actor this “cunning comedic personality” is rocking his blend of comedy in comedy clubs everywhere. Equipped with quick lighting humor and jokes that leave no stone unturned “sexual or otherwise”, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling is virtually unstoppable! Continue reading Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling-The Jokeman Cometh to the Bayonne Arts Factory

Actress Tammy Blanchard’s Extraordinary Performance in “Sybil”

If you missed this made for television version of “Sybil” here is a partial clip of Tammy Blanchard as “Sybil” and her superb performance.
It also starred Jessica. LangeThis aired last summer on CBS and should be aired again.

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Paula, Don’t Let Door Hit You On Way Out: Idol Staff

River View Observer’s “Site Seeing” found this interesting post

We are so tired of Paula’s tantrums, her constant diva behavior. She took the concept of ‘difficult’ to a whole new level. Thank God she’s gone.
– American Idol staffer


Photo from  CC Opinion and

Read more about Paul Abdul’s depature from Idol on NEWSER

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Visit Paula Abdul’s Website  read what she has to say

Jersey City Actor George Pogatsia To Star in New Drama Film “Without Seoul”

georgepogatsia_homeActor George Pogatsia is set to star in East Island Films new drama, Without Seoul. The action thriller follows Pogatsia as Alan Morrison, a former U.S. Navy pilot, as he seeks to save his Korean-born wife from a radical isolationist political movement called the Preservation.

— Writer and director Donald Dingerson chose Pogatsia from two-dozen actors he interviewed for the part.

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Michael Jackson; Pop Icon, dead at 50 years old in Los Angeles

 michael-jacksonMichael Jackson; Pop icon has died at a Los Angeles hospital at 2:26 pm after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles , according to media reports. The 50 year old musical superstar who ruled the pop charts since he was 5 years old was preparing for a new tour to begin on July 13th. Paramedics reportedly responded to Jackson’s house earlier and found that the singer was not breathing. Jackson was given CPR and rushed to UCLA Medical Center. At this writing a press conference had not been scheduled by either the family nor the hospital to officialy announce the death of the singer.

Jackson was the youngest child in a family that also rode pop stardom for over 40 years from when he and his brothers known as the Jackson 5  were first discoved by Diana Ross in Gary Indiana back in the 1960s.

Michael Jackson leaves behind his 3 children and millions of fans

Jackson’s death was the third such news in the entertainment industry this week. Charlie Angel star and movie star Farah Fawcett lost her valiant battle against cancer today and Legendary sidekick Ed McMahon who died yesterday in California.


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Joe Pantoliano Fights His Demons On and Off the Screen

By Sally Deeringjoey-pants-no-kiddingJoey Pants’ award-winning documentary No Kidding, Me Too! sheds light on mental illnessWhen the cameras rolled, actor Joe Pantoliano dug deep into his dark side to portray characters whose personal demons drove them to commit violent, unthinkable acts. Pantoliano’s shocking performance as psychotic gangster Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos still resonates like a horrific dream, and his tour-de-force portrayal earned him a well-deserved Emmy Award.

On television and in films, Pantoliano never shied away from revealing his characters’ inner-demons, but when the cameras stopped rolling, the actor isolated himself, afraid that others might learn he was fighting a personal demon of his own – depression.

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Hoboken International Film Festival May 29- June 4th

Hoboken International Film Festival

Kenneth Del Vecchio Chairperson

Mayor Dave Roberts and the City of Hoboken


May 29, 2009 – June 4, 2009

cloris-leachmanCloris Leachman, (Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 19-Time Emmy Winner & Nominee) will be the 2009 HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Emcee- Comedian Mike Marino





Award Presenter -                                                                                                            Donna Bostany

For video of  past FilmFestivals Hoboken International Film Festival


Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”) is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine non-studio films, TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally. The best submissions will be rewarded with cash prizes in nearly ten categories. As will be discussed in the next section, HIFF has quickly become one of the top ten best film festivals in the world.


With a celebrity jury comprised of Academy Award and Emmy winners, and powerhouse partners this past year that include CBS, Anheuser-Busch and Stella Artois, TD Banknorth, 101.9 RXP, The DoubleTree Hotel, The Jersey Journal, The Melting Pot, Glaceau SmartWater, and hosted by Mayor David Roberts and the City of Hoboken, HIFF is a worldwide renowned film festival. Showcasing the edgiest domestic and international movies and their filmmakers, HIFF will kick off on May 29, 2009 with its opening night films–that will be viewed by nearly 1,000 fans and industry personnel at Pier A Park, located directly on the Hudson River and overlooking the majestic New York City skyline. Continue reading Hoboken International Film Festival May 29- June 4th

Mickey Rourke Bounces Back – Hollyworld

Rourke Wins Golden Globe For His Perfromance in “The Wrestler hollyworldpg22.bmp

By Holly Medalion

So the limos are parked, the gowns and tuxedos have been hung in the closet, or given back, and the bling has been taken back by the designers; the Golden Globes are officially over.
That’s nice…
As I sat there that night and watched the who’s who in Hollywood and television, I couldn’t help but think of all the cynicism and backstabbing and day to day antics that go on in this pretty world of make believe.

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Actor Joe Sernio “Following His Destiny”

By Evelyn Bonilla


Destiny can play a lot of roles in the life of an actor, and if coupled with dedication and passion the end result can be amazing. Add on to that “love of the craft” and you have New Jersey born actor Joe Sernio.
But if one were to walk his path, one would find that the life of an actor was not something that this young actor had pursue originally. Sernio began his career in the “world of computers”. A graduated of the Chubb Institute of Technology, Sernio received a Computer Technical Support and Network Administrative degree. Pushing ahead he worked in the field about a year, until a tragic event would change his life entirely

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