PaleyFest Presents:  Bob’s Burgers

PaleyFest Presents: Bob’s Burgers

Cast and Creators of Fox’s Hit Animated Series, Bob’s Burgers, Share Upcoming Exclusives for Fans at PaleyFest L.A.

The Belcher family for Season Six of Emmy Award-winning Bob’s Burgers airing Sundays on FOX. © 2017 TCFFC All Rights Reserved.

The second weekend of PaleyFest L.A. saw fans of the hit animated series, Bob’s Burgers, gather at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood to see exclusive clips and never before seen footage of upcoming episodes along with a live Q&A and table read with the cast and creators of the show.

There was no shortage of laughter in the theater that evening as most fans of Bob’s would come to expect from the comedic personalities that the fans have come to love.

Moderating the panel that evening was Bob’s Burgers creator, Loren Bouchard, who went on to explain that what makes the show so unique and captivating is that the core of the Belcher Family is optimism.  The cast collectively agreed that optimism is certainly an underlying theme between the Belchers as that’s what ultimately glues the family together no matter what obstacles are thrown at them.  “In terms of the show itself, a companion to optimism is acceptance and inclusiveness.  This show is supportive of anyone and everyone and so non-judgmental and that’s in large part because of you (the fans).” – Executive Producer, Jim Dauterive.

Fans were treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming Easter episode that sees Bob and Linda get competitive over who hides their Easter eggs better.  Things take a turn when the couple accidentally gets very drunk on a mysterious bottle of cheap wine.  Loren also revealed the news that Bob’s Burgers will finally release a complete soundtrack album this year with the most memorable musical numbers that were written and produced for the show.  The official release for the Bob’s Burgers musical album is May 12th, 2017.  Fans also learned that a new character will be introduced before this season is over.  The biggest reveal was right after the live table read when Loren confirmed that the first episode of the next season will be completely drawn by the fans.  Bob’s Burgers has begun promoting a contest through their social media to get fans excited to submit work and be selected to create a full episode.

Make sure to tune in to Bob’s Burgers Sunday nights on FOX.

   

                    

PaleyFest LA 2017 honoring Bob’s Burgers, presented by The Paley Center for Media, at the DOLBY THEATRE on March 24, 2017 in Hollywood, California. © Imeh Bryant for the Paley Center

Panelists included:  Jon Benjamin, “Bob Belcher”; John Roberts, “Linda Belcher”; Kristen Schaal, “Louise Belcher”; Eugene Mirman, “Gene Belcher”; Dan Mintz, “Tina Belcher”; Larry Murphy, “Uncle Teddy”; Loren Bouchard, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer; Jim Dauterive,Executive Producer; Paul F. Tompkins, Special Guest; John Early, Special Guest; Brian Gattas, Special Guest; Lindsey Stoddart, Special Guest; and Jennifer Smedley, Special Guest

Mexico’s Blue Lagoon

Mexico’s Blue Lagoon

 

By Zuke Oshiro

The Mexican Rivera, which lies to the far west and dips into the majestic blue seas of the Caribbean is a famous tourist destination for Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and many smaller islands that dot the landscape. We can soon add the quieter destination of Holbox (pronounced Hol-bosh) to that list as the dusty little seaside town starts to get noticed.
A mere three-hour bus drive from the hustle of touristy Cancun, this is a ride through the countryside of Mexico replete with small food stands, school children and people commuting from town to town. If you are not on the express bus, it can seem like a long journey, but once deposited in Chiquila, the short boat ride to Holbox is worth the wait.
This is the northern tip of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, far removed from the large tourist ships and a journey back to a time when tourism hadn’t consumed the population with Starbucks and McDonald’s. They are not here, yet. And hopefully, it will take a long while  for the tourist trade to discover this gem. What you will find is an island with few cars, the main transportation is a golf cart, rusted by years of sea salt exposure, and a driver, with some English experience—it is of no consequence, the island is so small there is little hope of getting lost.
The main attraction to Hotbox is its lagoon—which seems to go miles into the sunset and is walkable and is rich with flamingoes, pelicans, and other birdlife.
Once in town, which is a series of dirt roads that all meet in the center. This is a 26 square mile island (same size as New York City!) so the ocean is never far off. For the adventurous traveler, there are so many walkable treks that lead to sudden lagoons, singular piers that stretch to the sunset and of course, there is always the seashore. But let’s get back to the bars. There is the Bar Arena Isla Hotbox which is a rooftop bar complete with a hot tub. The new kid on the block Básico is an open shell bar with a mixologist who conjures up spices and liquors, and if so inclined the occasional grasshopper delicacy is to be found here.
Side streets offer some great eating experiences, in particular, Milpa. Which a family run vanguard restaurant with Mexico-City-born-and-trained chef, Adrian Barajas. Reservations are converted into name tags as you come to the restaurant and the entire affair is treated as an experience, which it is. The menu offers such interesting dishes as Drunk Octopus Roaming Valladolid, which translates to roasted Octopus with bacon bits, bell p[pepper caviar, cacahuazintle corn and courgette filled with beer salsa with Valladolid chorizo.
By day, the beach, tourist cruises to see fish, whales, and lounge in the many hotels with their beachside bars and restaurants. Casa Las Tortugas, situated on the shoreline is stunning at night. Amber lights and reveal walkways and bridges. The hotel offers twenty-four romantic rooms and suites with a variety of views.

As we all know, the world is becoming fabulous—every distant corner is suddenly recognized as social media, the camera-phone and other recording devices take note of the splendor and beauty of places we have rarely visited. Holbox is such a destination: not quite touched by commercial hotels, restaurants or tourist attractions and yet accesible, compelling and a perfect place to experience Mexico in a new and different way.

The Paley Center for Media Presents the 34th Annual Paleyfest Los Angeles

The Paley Center for Media Presents the 34th Annual Paleyfest Los Angeles

This weekend kicks off The Paley Center for Media’s 34th Annual Paleyfest in Los Angeles, and this year’s lineup of talent sees some of the most prominent television stars come together to meet fans and media alike.  Paleyfest Los Angeles is “Hollywood’s ultimate TV fan festival” and will be taking place March 17-26, at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood.  PaleyFest LA 2017 will celebrate television’s most acclaimed series and grant fans access to special screenings, exclusive conversations, and behind-the-scenes scoops and breaking news from the stars and creative minds behind their favorite shows.

“We’re thrilled with the stellar lineup of talent participating in this year’s PaleyFest,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “Each year PaleyFest gives fans the rare opportunity to interact with the stars of their favorite shows and this year’s lineup features not only stars from perennial favorites but from the some of this year’s hottest new shows as well.”

The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest, with annual festivals in both Los Angeles and New York City, has become a destination event for the worldwide community of television fans. The Festival benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home the to nation’s foremost publicly accessible archives of television and radio content, over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media including the recently launched African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections.

As official media sponsor of PaleyFest, Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home to a selection of clips and the full-length discussions from the festival. Subscribers can view footage from the event by visiting hulu.com/paleyfest.

Citi returns as the official card of PaleyFest, offering its card members special pre-sale access to tickets. To purchase tickets, please visit paleyfest.org or download the Paley App at paley.me/app.

*Panelists to appear schedule permitting. All events and panelists are subject to change. Please visit paleyfest.org for updates.

A Rising New Menswear Scene in L.A.

A Rising New Menswear Scene in L.A.

It was just a few years ago when ‘bloggers’ were perceived as being mostly women. To be more specific ‘women in fashion’. Or you may have also thought of New York fashion bloggers.

All big cities have their own distinctive style, each having their own trends and fashion tendencies based largely upon the local weather, lifestyle and local taste. For men, the Los Angeles fashion scene has always been considered ‘California casual’ and has been notorious for shorts, chinos, flip flops, tees and polo shirts. But not anymore!

In recent years, Los Angeles has been going through significant revitalization from entertainment, art, food and, yes, even fashion. But in particular: men’s fashion! The days are long gone when men were labeled as ‘metrosexual’ (which, by the way, was a term I’ve never liked) just because they cared about their appearance. It’s now more common and socially acceptable for guys to be fashionable and to take pride in their grooming routine and overall appearance without having to be mislabeled, and without having any actual involvement in the men’s fashion industry.

Thanks to the recent rise of social media, nowadays you can also easily find menswear bloggers throughout all platforms. In L.A., menswear influencers have not only taken the social media fashion scene by storm but they have also replaced the traditional ‘California casual’ uniform with an entirely new fashion. These influencers are not just blogging about their suits and ties, they’re blogging about street style, athletic wear, casualwear, full suits and men’s high fashion.

But it doesn’t end there. The L.A. men’s fashion scene has grown so rapidly that meetup groups and collaborations amongst bloggers and brands are happening everywhere! The first and largest networking and menswear social club in L.A. is known as ‘The Social Gents’, created by Steve A. Nunez, owner of ‘The Social Cut’, a men’s grooming cafe offering gourmet coffee, a barbershop and tailoring services. Steve created The Social Gents in an attempt to feed the need to unite ‘modern gentlemen’ and to provide a platform for men’s’ fashion influencers to socialize, facilitate networking and cross promotion, and and to be able to confidently talk men’s fashion and grooming.

As a blogger and business owner in the men’s fashion and grooming industry, Steve couldn’t find events to network with fellow bloggers and other entrepreneurs in the industry. Menswear fashion meetups in L.A. have been scarce, and when he did finally stumble upon potential meetups, he found that these events are exclusive to influencers with large followings and clicks are notorious. Steve then decided that he wanted to do away with that industry culture and create a new culture in the men’s fashion world by creating a meetup where every gentleman that attends feels welcomed and confident, regardless of the size of their following. And Steve hoped that attendees come out learning something new and create new friendships, partnerships and collaborations.

 The Social Gents’ goal is to bring fashion bloggers, influencers, menswear enthusiasts, fashion industry people, designers, stylists, labels and anyone interested in menswear and men’s grooming together to connect face-to-face, collaborate and share life experiences.

At The Social Gents’ meetups, guests are greeted with a gift bag filled with dapper goodies provided by brand supporters. The brand supporters utilize these events as an opportunity to interact with menswear enthusiasts in a more personal way and also to promote their brands and products. Attendees also enjoy complimentary libations as they mingle and enjoy different activities such as wine tasting, listen to panel discussions by top menswear brands and influencers, experience a grooming lounge and the much anticipated photo ops, to name a few.

The Social Gents have hosted menswear events throughout Southern California from Los Angeles, to Pasadena, to Downtown Pomona. They’ve had the likes of George Laboda, a highly popular men’s lifestyle influencer and co-creator of ‘Gents Lounge’, and participation from major brands such as: SprezzaBox, Ties.com, The Tie Guys, Harrison Blake, Johnny B and Cremo Company to name a few.

It’s also an exciting time for menswear enthusiasts with so many new men’s fashion brands popping up on social media and looking to build connections with influencers. Established companies are also taking notice of the modern gentleman by making more grooming products tailored for men. Beauty stores, such as Sephora and Ulta, which traditionally catered only to females, are now adding or significantly expanding their men’s grooming sections to cater to the modern gentlemen.

This ‘groomed gentlemen’ lifestyle goes way beyond just clothes and grooming. It’s a revitalization of the gentleman that takes pride in himself, his work and shares the best fashion and professional advice. We don’t want to prep you for a fashion runway. We just want you to look and be your best!

For more information on The Social Gents or to participate at our next event, please visit: TheSocialGents.com

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Until Next Time, Gents!