Category Archives: Film/Television

Former Palisades ‘Mayor’ Kevin Nealon to Recreate ‘Hiking with Kevin’ for TBS 

A November 13 “Deadline” exclusive announced that Palisadian Kevin Nealon will bring his popular YouTube unscripted comedy series, “Hiking with Kevin,” to television. TBS is developing a half-hour scripted adaptation which Nealon will headline, co-create and executive produce with former … Continue reading

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Chuck Lorre’s Sitcom ‘B Positive’ Begins November 5 on CBS

Can’t take anymore election coverage? How about a laugh with “B Positive,” which is Palisades resident Chuck Lorre’s latest sitcom. It premieres Thursday, November 5 on CBS at 8:30 p.m. Lorre is the executive producer with co-creator Marco Pennette. The show stars Thomas Middleditch … Continue reading

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Wins Big at the Emmys; New Binge Options

  By BERNICE FOX The “Schitt’s Creek” team has a pile of shiny Emmys.  And “Schitt’s Creek” fans now have more ways to binge-watch the beloved show. More below about the binge opportunities. Sunday night at the Emmy Awards was … Continue reading

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Palisadian Festa wins Emmy for Documentary

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News We have a winner! A Palisadian has won during the first of several nights of Emmy awards. Jeanne Elfant Festa produced “The Apollo,” the winner for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. When … Continue reading

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Special Online Concert Friday Night: ‘Salute to First Responders’

  The American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 and The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop is hosting a free online concert, “Salute to First Responders,” in observance of Patriot Day 2020 and to honor the heroes on the front lines of … Continue reading

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Reese Witherspoon Announces Country Music Competition

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News With one of the nation’s most popular country music radio stations, KKGO, headquartered nearby in Westwood, maybe it’s not a surprise that Pacific Palisades has its share of country music stalwarts. We’ll … Continue reading

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Emmy Nominations Announced: Palisades Residents Named

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News When it comes to Emmy nominations that are connected to Pacific Palisades, “Schitt’s Creek”… isn’t. To put it another way, this year “Schitt’s Creek” has the most Emmy nominations of any Palisades-connected … Continue reading

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Julie Starr Dresner Temporarily Shifts from Designing Jewelry to Sewing Masks

  Julie Starr Dresner, who has her own jewelry design business, went back to her costuming roots and sewed 20 masks that were donated to the nurses at Children’s Hospital L.A. She is a member of the Costume Designers Guild, … Continue reading

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It’s Personal for the Creator of ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News Nothing would make the creator of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” more pleased than for Mary Steenburgen to write a song for the show. Along with acting, Steenburgen, who lives in Pacific Palisades, is … Continue reading

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Musical Mary Steenburgen Sings in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

  By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News Mary Steenburgen seems all about music at the moment. While her own music is in her head, she’s singing and dancing to the music of her character in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” … Continue reading

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