Academy’s Oscar Week Events Celebrate This Year’s Nominees

Tweet LOS ANGELES — In the week leading up to the 89th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.  All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Oscar Week schedule is as follows: OSCAR WEEK: SHORTS Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. Hosted by director Tim MillerRead More

How a 19 Year Old Entrepreneur Founded a “MADE in AMERICA” Company

TweetLOS ANGELES — Izabella didn’t pass kindergarten the first time around, yet has founded a streetwear clothing company in the heart of Los Angeles. “From a young age, I challenged myself to color outside of the lines, both literally and figuratively. Apparently, THAT teacher disapproved,” says Izabella Lafferty, the 19 year old founder of The Rookie Movement™. “I grew up under the influence of entrepreneurial parents who had each built a successful company before the age of 30,” continues Lafferty. The difference is that, in true millennial fashion, The RookieRead More

Annenberg Space for Photography presents “Generation Wealth” by Lauren Greenfield A Visual History of the Growing Obsession with Wealth That Has Come to Define a Generation

TweetLOS ANGELES  — On April 8, 2017, the Annenberg Space for Photography will premiere GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield, a multimedia exhibit by internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield that investigates the global obsession with wealth over the last 25 years. Through a collection of 195 color-saturated prints, 42 riveting first-person interviews, multimedia projections and short films, Greenfield creates a revelatory cultural exhibition that documents the values of materialism, celebrity culture, social status and media saturation that have touched nearly every corner of the globe. “There’s no hiding from the eyeRead More

The Paley Center for Media announces festival line-up for PaleyFest LA, March 17-26, 2017

TweetBEVERLY HILLS, CA  – The Paley Center for Media announced the extended lineup for PaleyFest LA 2017, to take place at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood, CA March 17-26. The celebrated event will open on March 17th with the cast and creative team of AMC’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular The Walking Dead. PaleyFest will run through March 26 and features a diverse lineup of television shows including breakout freshman hits and longtime fan favorites. “For 34 years PaleyFest has grown in size, presence and prestige – solidifying its spotRead More

Honda Brings Stan Mikita’s All-Star Cafe to 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles

TweetTORRANCE, Calif.  — Honda has partnered with Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly to bring three days of exciting sports and entertainment programming to Los Angeles during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star weekend. The pop-up event is headlined by Stan Mikita’s All Star Café Presented by Honda celebrating the automaker’s title sponsorship of the 2017 NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Inspired by Honda’s title sponsorship of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game and nine-year relationship with the National Hockey League, this first-of-its kind, pop-up experience will open to theRead More

WATCH: Waymo CEO John Krafcik speaks at Automobili-D (2017 NAIAS)

TweetAmericaJR was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 Automobili-D technology symposium. Waymo CEO John Krafcik was the keynote speaker on Sunday afternoon. He announced that 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans will begin testing on roads in California and Arizona later this month. Krafcik also mentioned that Waymo is manufacturing all of its own hardware including sensors, radar and light detection systems known as LiDAR. He said that Waymo has brought the cost down for this technology by as much as 90 percent.    

Trump presidency will benefit U.S. automakers more than expected, analysts say

TweetDETROIT — U.S. vehicle sales are expected to increase during 2017. However, the main topic of discussion at the 30th annual SAA Auto Outlook Conference was…What will President Trump do? Many of the analysts said his policies will help the manufacturers more than it will hurt them. Mustafa Mohatarem is the chief economist at General Motors. He said that low interest rates will push consumers into dealerships for record sales in 2017. In addition, Mohatarem said that Millennials, people born between the 1980s and the 2000s, are finally embracing cars.Read More

WebMD Predicts Cold and Flu Symptoms to Rise During the Holidays

TweetNEW YORK  — Using a combination of geo-location data and self-reported information from consumers experiencing influenza-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat and cough, WebMD, the leading source of health information, predicts that the Southern, Pacific and Midwest regions will experience the highest levels of cold and flu in the country between December 25 and December 31. Visitors can see a county-by-county breakdown of the cities currently impacted by cold and flu symptoms, as well as those cities expected to see an increase in the weeks ahead, on the WebMD ColdRead More

ChargePoint Opens Up All of California to Electric Travel with New Interregional DC Fast Charge Locations

Tweet CAMPBELL, Calif. — ChargePoint, the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today announced it is building 70 new DC fast charge locations along popular highway routes across the state of California. California Energy Commission (CEC) grants provide primary project funding, augmented by ChargePoint and partners. All of the new stations will be part of the growing ChargePoint network of over 31,000 charging spots that are easy for EV drivers to find and use wherever they go. The new charging sites will enable extended-range electric travel throughoutRead More

Penn State and USC to Play in the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

TweetPASADENA, Calif. — The No. 5 CFP-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions, Champion of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 9 CFP-ranked USC Trojans, have earned berths to play in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET), Monday, January 2, 2017, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. “The Tournament of Roses is thrilled to host Penn State and USC at this year’s Rose Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl Management Committee chairperson Scott Jenkins. “The CFP Selection Committee had a tough decision to makeRead More