Jan 242017
L.A. Women’s March Larger than in Washington D.C.

2017 Women’s March in Los Angeles

Many sources put the number of participants in Los Angeles Women’s March at 750,000. (The Women’s March in Washington D.C. is estimated at 400,000 – 500,000 participants.) It was one of the largest protests in L.A.’s history and yet, there were no unrests and no one was arrested. The march was well organized. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was one of the speakers. Los Angeles along with its leaders stepped up and delivered. Our message was clear: we will protect our values and our rights.

We didn’t stand alone, similar marches took place throughout the United States and the world. Celebrities joined Women’s Marches. The participation of celebrities from the entertainment industry gave more visibility to our common cause. Some of the celebrities that took part in January 21st 2017 protests in the United States are:

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Alicia Keys, Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Mandy Moore, Jane Fonda, Chelsea Handler, Maria Bello, Charlize Theron, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Emma Watson, Drew Barrymore, Amy Schumer, Ashley Judd, Felicity Huffman, Idina Menzel, Zendaya, Gillian Anderson, Helen Mirren, America Ferrera, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Jessica Chastain, Katie Holmes, Rihanna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Yoko Ono, Cynthia Nixon, Rosie Perez, Mindy Kaling, Bella Thorne, Uzo Aduba, Emily Ratajkowski, Elizabeth Gillies, Amber Tamblyn, Janet Mock, Lena Dunham, Melissa Harris-Perry, Diane Guerrero, David Beckman, Charlie Brotman, Suki Waterhouse, Sir Ian McKellan, Rita Ora and others.

In addition to the entertainment industry’s celebrities there were real-life legends standing up for what’s right. Some of them were: Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem and Michael Moore.

My favorite sign carried during Women’s Marches? Make America THINK, Again! As we’ve seen on January 21st 2017, America is thinking and most of the thinking people are in Los Angeles. 

Anything L.A. Magazine’s Editor, E. Elrich



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Nov 222016

EJ Jackson Thanksgiving Tradition Lives

EJ Jackson, the owner of Jackson Limo and a community hero passed away, on November 1st. EJ Jackson, who experienced poverty himself before becoming a successful businessman, gave away thousands of turkeys and complete turkey dinners for Thanksgiving to Los Angeles poor, for 33 years.

This year, EJ isn’t with us anymore, but the need for poverty relief – so deeply felt especially during holidays – is still here.

To honor EJ Jackson’s memory the Ellsworth Jackson’s family continues the tradition of giving this year, too! The thousands who have lined up around the EJ Jackson Limousine Service will receive turkey and Thanksgiving food boxes from volunteers who will include such celebrities as Edward James Olmos, Lou Gossett Jr., KiKi Shepard, Tone Loc, Dawnn Lewis and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Over 10,000 families will receive turkey dinners in spite of the organizer’s sudden death. EJ Jackson’s legacy lives!

Other Thanksgiving turkey and meals giveaways in Los Angeles area this year include:

  • The Inner-City Games and Hollenbeck Police Business Council’s 35th Annual Turkey Basket Giveaway at 2015 E. First Street in Los Angeles. (The turkeys are donated by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the executive commission of Inner-City Games.)
  • Senator Isadore Hall III’s 12th Annual Turkey Giveaway takes place at the Urban Youth Academy, 901 E. Artesia Blvd. in Compton.
  • The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s 17th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will serve holiday meals to over 500 homeless people at La Iglesia En El Camino: 14800 Sherman Way in Van Nuys.
  • “Sweet” Alice Harris will hold an Annual Turkey Giveaway at 10828 Lou-Dillon Ave. in Watts.

Some of the charitable Thanksgiving events are big, some are smaller but Angelenos express their thanks and share with the less fortunate. People live and yes, people die. Goodness lives forever.



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Jul 292016

2016 Celebrities Supporting the Democratic Presidential Candidate

Many American voters find themselves a little confused by the choices of presidential candidates. Since celebrities are usually also trendsetters, knowing which celebrities support whom might help clarify things. Which group of celebrities do you relate to better?

2016 Celebrities Supporting the Democratic Presidential Candidate

  • Lady Gaga
  • George Clooney
  • Julianne Moore
  • Kerry Washington
  • Neil Young
  • Danny DeVito
  • Beyonce
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Katy Perry
  • Magic Johnson
  • Pharrell
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Salma Hayek
  • Jeremy Piven
  • Meryl Streep
  • Robert De Niro (in a 2015 interview for The Daily Beast) said of Hillary Clinton:

“I think that she’s paid her dues. There are going to be no surprises, and she has earned the right to be president and the head of the country at this point. It’s that simple. And she’s a woman, which is very important because her take on things may be what we need right now.”

The race is on: who will become the next President of the United States?

PREVIOUS: 2016 Celebrities Supporting the Republican Presidential Candidate


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Jul 282016

2016 Celebrities Supporting the Republican Presidential Candidate

With the 2016 presidential race upon us, we’re taking a look at the political preferences and loyalties of some of America’s best known celebrities.

2016 Celebrities Supporting the Republican Presidential Candidate

According to reports, among supporters of the Republican candidate – in no particular order – are:

  • Sarah Palin
  • Kid Rock
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Gary Busey
  • Mike Tyson
  • Charlie Sheen
  • Wayne Newton
  • Dennis Rodman
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Tim Allen
  • Willie Robertson
  • Chuck Norris expressed his feelings about the Republican presidential candidate in the following words:

“He has the moral clarity and experience to lead our great country forward.”

The race is on: who will become the next President of the United States?

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Jul 232016


In 2015, nearly one thousand people were shot in the City of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the vast majority of shooting victims were young men of color shot by other young men of color. According to Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, “Far too many of our young men are victims of senseless shootings at the hand of suspects who look just like them. The time for change is here. The time to unify is now! Together we must stop the violence.”

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Chief Beck teamed up with Compton rapper The Game to launch the first in a series of Public Service Announcements (PSA) to encourage the community to hear this message and more importantly, have the strength and courage to implement it so that ultimately, the result is peaceful action.

During the PSA, The Game states, “We have to be more positive. We have to stop killing one another. Humanity, it has to resurface. So this is my stand. A positive stand: to unite. Let’s unite. Stop the violence. Be the change.”

Throughout the #StopTheViolence Campaign, public figures will share a message that continued dialogue is crucial and that there needs to be mutual accountability to make our communities stronger and our neighborhoods thrive.

Media Outlets in Los Angeles, the nation and all around world are asked to join this movement and support this urgent call to action to #StopTheViolence and #BeTheChange.

The following is the first installment of the #StopTheViolence PSA featuring Police Chief Charlie Beck and Compton rapper The Game.

Additional videos will be posted on LAPD’s Social Media Platforms:

  • Twitter: @LAPDHQ
  • Twitter: @LAPDCRD
  • Twitter: @LAPDOnlineNews
  • Instagram: LAPDHQ
  • Instagram: LAPDCRD
  • Facebook.com/TheLAPD
  • www.LAPDOnline.org
  • YouTube Channel: LAPDCRD
Mar 242014

House of Blues Entertainment LLC is a chain of 13 live music concert halls and restaurants in major markets throughout the United States. House of Blues in West HollywoodHouse of Blues’ first location, in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, was opened in 1992 by Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, and Dan Aykroyd, co-star of the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

The first House of Blues opened on November 26, 1992, in the Harvard Square commercial district and retail area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was originally financed by such celebrities as Dan Aykroyd, Aerosmith, Paul Shaffer, River Phoenix, James Belushi, and Harvard University, among others.

In 1999, House of Blues acquired Universal Concerts from Seagram. On July 5, 2006, Live Nation acquired House of Blues. As a division of Live Nation, the company currently operates 12 clubs throughout North America, with its location in Atlantic City being franchised. Nine of these locations also feature the VIP membership club, Foundation Room.

West Holywood House of Blues is frequented by celebrities and well-loved by locals…

House of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone:(323) 848-5100

Mon-Sat: 5pm – 2am
Sun: 10am – 11pm