FULL HOUSE! THE MUSICAL at the Randolph Theatre in Toronto, ONTARIO – tickets available at www.FullHouseTheMusical.com. The show will be heading to New York in Sept
Since launching the celebrity entertainment blog PerezHilton.com in 2004, Perez Hilton has created a media empire that spans across online, publishing, television, radio, music, and live events. In addition to his PerezHilton.com blog, which has become one of the leading sources for celebrity news amassing over 300 million hits a month, Hilton runs five additional digital properties focused on fashion, fitness, family, animals, and a mobile app.
Hilton has published three books, hosted and appeared on numerous television programs like The View, The Talk, Wendy Williams, Miss USA, The Today Show and GMA. Hilton’s passion for music as lead him to create the hugely successful music event series “One Night In…” in 2008, which features up-and-coming and top musical acts and two volumes of the popular album “POP UP”. On radio, Hilton is host to the twice-daily celebrity and entertainment news feature “Radio Perez”. Hilton was named the #1 Web Celeb in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine, one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the US by People en Espanol, the 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine, one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2007′ and as a tastemaker, ‘Newsweek’ has compared his influence on the music scene to Oprah’s book club.
Perez Hilton appeared on The Ellen Show to declare a change to PerezHilton.com that ‘needed to happen’ to help end gay bullying, Hilton told Ellen he wanted to lead by example. Hilton carried his anti bullying message to OUT Magazine, The Advocate, Oprah’s Life Class and The Trevor Project. 2012 Perez ‘made jaws drop’ according to Huffington Post as he flaunted his new healthy lifestyle at Logo’s NNN Awards which also included an impressive six pack, and a weight loss of about 80 pounds.
On February 17, 2013, Perez surprised his fans by welcoming a son, Mario Armando Lavandeira II, into the world via surrogate. The birth of “Perez Jr”, as he is affectionately called, made headlines around the world and was featured on the front page of the LA Times, HELLO Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and UK Daily Mail.
Aliza Licht is the fashion PR executive and Twitter phenom, DKNY PR GIRL®. Featured on the front page of the New York Times style section as one of “America’s Next Top Mentors”, dubbed the “Reigning Queen of Social Media” by Women’s Wear Daily, and called one of “Six Women Who Rule the Fashion World” by TIME Style & Design, she is a TEDx speaker and five-time Fashion 2.0 award winner for DKNY PR GIRL®. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.
From a no-nonsense cop wrangling an outlawed motorcycle club, to a diplomatic security agent protecting Sigourney Weaver at every turn, and a juiced up baseball player struggling to keep his career in tact, LaMonica Garrett has become one of the most watched actors in the entertainment industry today. Throughout 2015-16, Garrett can be seen in a handful of exciting projects in film and television. First, he can be seen appearing in season 2 of HULU’s sitcom “The Hotwives of Las Vegas” as Adonis. Developed by Paramount Digital Entertainment as a parody of “The Real Housewives” reality television franchise, the show is set to premiere August 18th, and air through September 2015. On the film front, Garrett will appear as Marco opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in Paramount’s DADDY’S HOME – set for release on December 25, 2015. Garrett has also been busy in the indie film scene, he recently wrapped XOXO, the directorial feature debut of creative studio Walter Robot. Set at the eponymous Portland, OR media festival, the film follows six strangers whose lives become intertwined over the course of a long, hopelessly romantic night. Garrett plays Chopper, manager and right hand man to superstar DJ Avilo [Ryan Hansen]. Netflix has worldwide rights, and the film will premiere day and date on the streaming service along with theatrical and other platforms.
Garrett may be best know for his role on FX’s critically acclaimed series “Sons of Anarchy”. He appeared on the show from 2011-14 as Deputy Sheriff Cane, the contemplative right hand man to Lieutenant Sheriff Eli Roosevelt [Rockmond Dunbar]. Additional television credits for Garrett include: “Mr. Robinson” for NBC, “Rizzoli & Isles” for TNT, “Veep” and “Getting On” for HBO, “Modern Family” and “Revenge” for ABC, “Bones” for FOX, “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Mike & Molly” for CBS, “Arrested Development” for Netflix, and recurring on “The Game” for BET, and on the Emmy-nominated USA series “Political Animals” as Agent Clark opposite Sigourney Weaver.
Born and raised in the San Francisco area and named after football legend Daryle Lamonica, Garrett was destined for greatness in sports. Although athletics were a huge passion of his throughout high school and college, the arts were equally fascinating to him, and he would always find ways to perform. From breakdancing and rapping to singing and dancing at local parks in the bay area, Garrett had the acting bug. His undeniable talents in football would take him to college at Central State Ohio, where he played two seasons as inside linebacker. He then made the difficult decision to leave college early, to pursue a full-time career in the NFL. After training with several teams he realized his calling was not in football, and that he had to give acting a real shot. He packed up all his belongings and made the move to Los Angeles, obtaining a job working at FedEx upon arrival. His delivery route included the Warner Bros. lot, where he delivered packages to the cast of “Friends”, “Everyone Loves Raymond”, and “ER”, he was officially hooked. Garrett immersed himself in acting classes, and worked on getting his foot in the door.
In 2010, Garrett began landing guest star roles on top TV shows including “One Tree Hill”, “Eastwick”, “10 Things I Hate About You”, “Parenthood”, “CSI: Miami”, and “Single Ladies”. He also did a variety of recurring work, appearing on “Dark Blue”, “NCIS”, and he guest starred on USA’s “Suits”, which would open the door to a future relationship with the network. In 2011 he made his feature film debut with a supporting role in TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON for Paramount Pictures. 2012 was a banner year for Garrett, landing a role on the Emmy-nominated USA series “Political Animals”. Aside from his work in film and television, Garrett also has a love for the stage and in 2012 co-starred in David E. Talbert’s play Suddenly Single opposite Garcelle Beauvais and Isaiah Washington. The business side of filmmaking has also become a passion of Garrett’s, as he recently made his first foray into the producing world, Executive Producing and starring in MOUTHPIECE; an urban hangover meets entourage type of film that is currently being shopped.
When not working, Garrett loves to do yoga, he is a comic book fan, and he enjoys working out and staying fit. He is also dedicated to working with underprivileged youth, and supports various charity organizations that provide support for kids and teens. He currently lives in the LA area.11:15AM (PST) – Peter Schwartz, author of the book, “In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice is Unjust and Destructive”
Peter Schwartz is a retired Chairman of the Board of Directors, and currently a Distinguished Fellow, of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the founding editor and publisher of The Intellectual Activist (1979-1991), and he lives in Danbury, CT.