Accelerate 4 Change Carnival Celebration at Warner Brothers Estate

I had the pleasure earlier of attending the Accelerate4Change event hosted by Ben Talei, M.D. and Cinemoi which benefitted wonderful charities such as Children Uniting Nations and The National Coalition against Domestic Violence. This carnival celebration took place at the historic Warner Brothers estate in Beverly Hills. This swanky soiree had special performers, a guest DJ, exotic cars on display, a silent auction as well as an exclusive fashion show with cutting edge designer Brian Lichtenberg. Sponsors for this event were Cinemoi, Coca-Cola  Jaguar,  Eden, and the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery. More info at http://www.childrenunitingnations.org/accellerate-4-change-a-race-day-event/  

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Jeff Doucette and Saba Moor-Doucette Guest on LA Talk Radio

I was honored to have two artists I really admire and grateful to have as friends, noted character actor Jeff Doucette and his lovely wife, bikini diva and award-winning author and director ‪Saba Moor-Doucette as our guests on LA Talk Radio. Saba also hosts her own show at this station. Love these talented peeps and they totally brought their wonderful comedic wit to the show! Jeff has appeared in over 92 films and television series which include such as That 70’s Show, Malcolm in the Middle, Murphy Brown, Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, Newhart, Little House on the Prairie, Anger Management, Highway to Heaven […]

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Presenter at Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards

On Saturday, August 15, the third annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards (LANFA) took place at the LAX 4 Points Sheraton Hotel. The purpose of this yearly awards ceremony is to recognize the leading worldwide contributors to the African film industry that are working towards growing and developing that industry. King Bassey is the founder of LANFA and he does a great job of bringing the community together, which is quite a feat as it’s an international group. I had the honor of being the presenter for noted fashion designer and friend Eugene Sidney.  “I was truly honored to be bestowed an […]

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The Whimsical World of Celebrity Photographer Clinton H. Wallace

One of the first media people I was blessed with having the pleasure of meeting in LA eons ago was the one and only Clinton H. Wallace. If memory serves me correctly, we met at The West of Brooklyn premiere. He is a trusted friend and colleague and has been like a big brother to me. Clinton is of Cuban and German ancestry on his mother’s side and Jamaican and Scottish ancestry on his father’s side, but for some reason, the Cuban and Jamaican sides stand out the most to me personality-wise, so I affectionally refer to him at the “Cubaican” […]

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Mission Save Her Charity Dinner

I had the pleasure of attending the Mission Save Her Charity Dinner hosted by Booywood star Reggie Benjamin and beautiful supermodel and actress Iwona Burnat (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Poland) at their beautiful estate in Calabasas. Reggie is one of the founders of this noteworthy charity and is very passionate about raising awareness to educate the international community about human trafficking, while also saving women and girls all over the world from these evils. All over the world thousands of helpless women do not have a voice and are silenced by the horrors which […]

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ESPYs Celebrity Connected Gifting Suite

I had a great time at the ESPY’s Celebrity Connected Gifting Suite at the swanky JW Marriott. Well worth the trek downtown, especially since I got to meet Jiffpom, the cutest dog ever! Too cute!  

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Taking a bite out of the Sharknado 3 Syfy Party

Much fun was had at the Sharknado 3/Syfy Party at super swanky Hotel Solamar during Comic Con. Ran into a few friends and made some new ones. Everything was of course, shark-themed, even down to the “Singnado” karaoke room. The highlight of the evening was running into the acclaimed Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, who is one of the stars of the hot new Syfy show, The Expanse. She is also a relative and is the first woman to be featured on www.Ghaffaris.com, our family geneology site. It’s been a pleasure to interview her over the years and I’d […]

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My Freshman Comic Con Experience

So at practically the very last minute I attended my first Comic Con. And boy was it a learning experience. I missed out on so much as I literally attended it on the fly, but learned more than I ever imagined. There were so many great moments…all in one day! So I’ll sum it up here visually with a few snippets and many photos… I was very excited for my friend and fellow Persian Cas Anvar who is currently rocking it as a series regular in two, yes that’s right, TWO Syfy series, The Expanse and Olympus! The Expanse is […]

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Sunday Holiday Brunch at Sue Wong’s Estate

I had the distinct pleasure and honor of getting an invite to an intimate holiday Sunday brunch over the 4th of July weekend at renowned fashion designer Sue Wong’s historical estate, The Cedars. I’ve been to her sprawling estate before, but I had never been there during the day and I truly got to see every detail and the beautiful well manicured lawns. And the crowd! It was a very diverse international crowd. I felt like I was at an embassy party in DC, but with tons of talented artists there. It was like a true salon of artists and […]

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Matriarchs/Archives exhibition at Dorriz Couture

I had a great re-connection to a fashionable part of my Persian culture that I have yet to see at Shahla Dorriz Couture last night via their bold and artistic “Matriarchs / Archives” exhibition. This is the second exhibition of the ” / Archives” series by mother and son collaborators Shahla and Alexandre Dorriz. The third and fourth generation couturiers, and photographer, are known for their working with their family’s rich historical collection of needlepoint and embroidered textiles, some over 150 years to date, which were smuggled out of Iran during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Shahla and Alexandre delve into […]

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