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Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Grant’

CNN Revisits Seinfeld-Worthy Walk of Fame Moment

It seems appropriate for Ana Martinez to recall a most embarrassing moment in her storied Hollywood Walk of Fame star-wrangling career via an article on CNN.com. It was after all a CNN TV producer who alerted the curator-in-chief, just hours before a May 4 2010 ceremony, that the name of recipient Julia Louis-Dreyfus was misspelled and missing the hyphen. (A hastily created masking tape correction was affixed to the star.)

So how does Martinez look back on the incident today?

“I was really upset. I pride myself on everything going perfect,” said Martinez. She now has the star installers text a picture of the lettering before they cement it into the star, she said.

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LA Newsstand Owner: Material Girl Still Tops

A year after Hershey Weisman‘s family took ownership in 1976 of the massive World Book and News newsstand on the southeast corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga Blvd. (pictured), a certain aspiring singer moved to New York City and got a job waitressing at Dunkin’ Donuts. Thirty-four years later, says Weisman, she remains his best guarantee of brisk magazine sales.

Madonna will always and forever be a top seller,” Weisman tells FishbowlLA via email interview. “Put her on the cover of Scientific American and I will sell more copies of that issue than I have sold in 30 years of Scientific American combined. No one even comes close to her ongoing appeal.”

Amazingly, Weisman’s expansive newsstand has been open 24 hours a day ever since his parents took it over from the family that had previously operated it since 1936. Its location in the heart of Johnny Grant‘s old stomping ground has led to various brushes with celebrity.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

drewbarry_jonf_12548528_600.jpgDrew Barrymore To Direct: Juno beauty Ellen Page is set to star in Whip It, which means her big Hollywood projects to date have been written by a stripper and a roller derby queen. We can’t wait to see what Heidi Fleiss is cooking up for her.

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Mum’s The Word: Reporter John Horn explores the eerie silence surrounding J.J. Abrams’ (probable) smash-hit Cloverfield.

263720.jpgPatt’s Just Wondering: In a column about the late Johnny Grant, columnist Patt Morrison says “It falls to me to broach the suggestion that Johnny’s passing is an opening to even more openness. Should the city have more say-so over the sign and the walk? Can more royalty money be made? And should it be shared with the rest of Hollywood?” Well, Patt, should it? She never says.

Who’ll Get Johnny Grant’s Penthouse Now?

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Tabloid Baby takes a totally original view of the recent death of Johnny Grant:

he was murdered for his apartment

Grant lived in a two-bedroom, two-bath penthouse apartment in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with breathtaking views–for only $2,000 a month. He was assured of the place for as long as he lived.

Far-fetched? Think again.

(photo by Jonathan Gilbert)

LAT In 90 Seconds

34658670-09231722.jpg“Mayor” Of Hollywood Dies: Johnny Grant, the beloved honorary mayor of Hollywood, was found dead in bed at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where he lived. He was 84.

34658440.jpgGadget Freaks Are All OCD: Reporter Alex Pham has a fantastic piece about the lengths nerds will go to at CES to avoid germs. We guess it’s hard to build up your immune system when you spend all your time indoors, by yourself, playing World of Warcraft.

ALeqM5gu2lfxcgV7JVOhOt7DDO5dtBI2PQ.jpegNBC Is Ridiculous: But so is the notion that there is such a thing as “news” anymore. If you need us, we’ll be in the kitchen. With our heads in the oven.