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Michael Levine, Mayor Villaraigosa Host Huge LA Super Bowl Party

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Hollywood publicist Michael Levine is gathering over 300 stars, clients, journalists, politicos and friends at the home of Dr. Gary Gitnick to chip and dip, and get their ‘Bowl on today.

In addition to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Levine and Gitnick are hosting Gloria Allred, Susan Estrich and former Secretary of State Warren Christopher at their Super Bowl of PR. We spoke to Levine yesterday who told us there will be plenty of screens if people actually want to watch the game. About 30 members of the media are expected.

No word if members of KISS or members of the Jackson family will be there. Readers might recall Levine was one of at least seven former publicists quoted in the media after Michael’s death last summer.

RELATED KISS Hires Levine Communications

Levine Communications Office Hires Two New Execs To Form Social Media Division

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Hollywood-based agency Levine Communications Office has formed a social media division, LCO 2.0. Maryanne Conlin, principal of the The McMilker Group and Josh Goodman, founder and CEO of ATAK Interactive were hired to lead the new division. Conlin is also a 2008 Shorty Award winner for Best Green Content on Twitter for @greenmoms.

“A communications company must be relevant in the social media arena and we are excited to have a division headed by two of the very best in the business,” said LCO founder Michael Levine in a statement.

RELATED: Kiss Hires Levine Communications Office

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Kiss Hires Levine Communications Office

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“Rock band Kiss hired Levine Communications Office for PR as it releases its first album in 11 years, Sonic Boom,” reports PRWeek‘s Kimberly Maul.

The agency has been in the PR business more than 25 years and has worked with household names including Barbara Streisand, Michael J. Fox and David Bowie. Agency namesake Michael Levine recently incurred some public backlash after issuing a statement immediately after the death of former client Michael Jackson that some thought was insensitive.

Levine told PRNewser that he has worked with Kiss before and said of their success, “I am smart enough to know getting to the top is hard, staying at the top is harder.” We asked him if there was one booking he would want to score for the band, to which he replied, “Getting them to play the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl.” What, no halftime show?

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