TenMiniTT 2015

Business Buzz with @AlaiaWilliams on Tinsel Town Tonight Jan 19 @TenMiniTT

Posted on January 14th, 2016 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, TenMiniTT 2015, Tinsel Town Live 2016

Business Buzz on #TTT

I can’t wait to introduce you to my friend Alaia Williams! Alaia is a Business Systems Strategist and Organizer. She is an avid reader, podcaster, and pop culture junkie. Meet her on Tinsel Town Tonight Live on Tuesday, January 19th at 7 pm PST and discover a vibrant thought leader who is ready to help you launch!


Join Us for a Lively Discussion

Alaia enjoys…

  • reading
  • writing
  • traveling
  • volunteering
  • podcasting
  • museums
  • concerts
  • Los Angeles

Get Organized with Alaia Williams

Getting Down to Business

Alaia’s new planner is called The Next 12 Months which she recently launched. It is available at  alaiawilliams.com/planner

We will get her thoughts on entrepreneurship, podcasting, launching (courses and/or products), and pop culture/entertainment!

Connect with Alaia Williams







A Christmas Story on Tinsel Town with Miz Meliz @LaLaMusicFest

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, TenMiniTT 2015

I’m so excited to share this with you, especially for my friends who live in the San Fernando Valley! *GEC Events is giving me tickets to attend this event and some to give away. See my disclosure for more details on why I write informative posts like this. All opinions and enthusiasm about this blog post are entirely my own!

For Information and to Buy Tickets for the Screening visit LALA Music Fest

LALA Music Fest debuts with a screening of “A Christmas Story,” with a guest appearance by much of the original comedy cast. The holiday special event will start at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17th. MC’d by KOST 103.5 radio host, Ellen K, and featuring holiday music from the 70-member City of Angels Choir this may become an annual tradition! Tickets start at $19 each for select balcony seats and range up to $55 each for premium orchestra seats at the Valley Performing Arts Center at CSUN. 818-677-3000


Join me on Blab to hear the news and find out all the details about the upcoming screening of A Christmas Story…

Are you wondering, “Where are they now?” Check out this post on A Christmas Story House Museum.

For Full Details on the event, visit LALA Music Fest – An Intimate Music & Arts Festival.

A Christmas Story

The Valley Relics Museum in Chatsworth has now joined forces with CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center to bring in-demand music and movies, in English and Spanish, to the San Fernando Valley.

Meet 5 Of The Original Cast Members

A Christmas Story has become a national treasure and a holiday classic. The promoters are very excited to bring you a special screening with members of the original cast. The cast includes Flick, Randy, Schwartz, Scut Farkus and Grover Dill. They will also be showing the entire movie on the big screen.

Don’t forget to TWEET for a chance to win tickets

to see the screening and Q & A

with some of the Original Cast from A Christmas Story!

Winners will be notified by Direct Message on Twitter.

Follow @LALAMusicFest



Here’s Melissa! Tinsel Town with Miz Meliz @TenMiniTT

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, TenMiniTT 2015

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Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Melany, Susan, and Libby! #My BirthdayEpisode

Posted on October 21st, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

Someday, I will make a special blog post and video for each of these amazing women. But for now, in the spirit of transparency – what you see is what you get! Here is the awesome video of the live, all live, non-edited version of the interview with Melany Berger, Susan Williams and Libby Kennedy. It was my birthday show..in July. Wow – time sure does fly!

Jay and I had a blast interviewing these lovely ladies. I know you will love the video!

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Melany Berger   @melanyB12

 MelanysGuydlines ®

Melany says she is a #Snarky blogger. 30ish & working (unknowingly) as flytrap for stupid people.

Relationships, life, brands &#SoMe. Shorty Awards Vox Populi Blogger Winner 2015.

Beverly Hills/Scottsdale


Let’s Talk About:

  • Favorite thing: My dog – Teddy Brewski!
  • Traveling
  • Sports
  • I am on the Advisory Board at the UofA.
  • What are you most passionate about? LIVE MUSIC – worked in the music business for 10 years.
  • I love working as a social media influencer for Cox and Inc magazine. I am currently on tour with these businesses traveling around the country supporting small businesses.
  • I am very passionate about working with brands.
  • I won the Vox Populi , aka “fan favorite” at the Shorty Awards this year
  • Being a Social Media Influencer
  • Turning blogging into a profession.
  • Staying true to yourself and using your own voice while promoting blogs and brands.
  • Hosting live shows on YouTube – would love to do more of this!

Connect with Melany Here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelanysGuydlines

IG: https://instagram.com/melanysguydlines/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/melanysguydline/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Melanyb1222

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/melany-berger/3/17a/b88

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+MelanyBerger12/posts

tumblr_nqqv0oIWfw1rs1lwko1_500Libby Kennedy @Libby_J_Kennedy

I’m a lawyer by trade. I am originally from Vancouver. Davin and I are opening a Freshii franchised restau
rant in the fall (Freshii.com). I lost my younger sister and best friend a year and a half ago in a weather related car accident. My personal blog is (www.theadventuresofdavinandlibby.
I have a passion for healthy living and especially healthy cooking, I am excited about the Freshii grand opening in October! I ran a 10k to End SMA on July 26.
I streamed my training on Meerkat. My hope is to raise awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is the #1 killer of children under the age of two.
I love to stream my cooking and recipes! and Go to The GYM! And troll websites for healthy living/eating ideas. I also spend a lot of time thinking. Thinking about business ideas, how to make money, where to invest. Thinking about my short and long term goals.

Find Libby Here:

Website: TheAdventuresOfDavinAndLibby.wordpress.com
Instagram: @Libby_J_Kennedy
Twitter: @Libby_J_Kennedy
Meerkat: @Libby_J_Kennedy

Where is your favorite hang out?

I love to hang out by the Lake! Toronto is right on the edge of Lake Ontario, and unfortunately city planning did a poor job of integrating the surrounding city with the lakeshore. Being from Vancouver, I am used to living close to the ocean and I just LOVE having a big body of water like this close by. In south Etobicoke there are a couple park areas where you can hang out in the summer, and that reminds me of home, and is where I like to be on a nice hot day!
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Susan Williams @thatSusanW 

Susan loves to read and listens to books on tape, because she does a lot of driving.
She also loves to cook.
Susan loves to get involved in what’s happening in Nashville on the food scene: it’s grown alarmingly.
She says her family is very creative: husband’s music has been Emmy nominated, and he does music you hear on ads on TV, my daughter has had a national ad with Subaru that she sang on. My son writes songs, is in a group, sings great, too. Nashville is obviously the perfect town for a creative bunch like us. I just finished doing an Apple Pie demo for the Williams-Sonoma in Nashville at the Mall at Green Hills. It’s a very posh place. I had the time of my life. Took to it like a duck takes to water. Totally in my element,doing what I was born to do: cook, teach, interact,laugh, charm, and eat pie.
Susan’s ideas about cooking: that any home cook can up her game with fresh ingredients and a littleunderstanding of why you do things in a particularway, (it’s science, baby) and with an EXCELLENT recipe. She doesn’t share recipes unless it’s something she and her family absolutely love. So if you find a recipe on her site, it’s a winner.

Find Susan Here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thatSusanW
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susan.williams.58511

Her Fave Resto:

Kayne Prime has the best steak in Nashville. They have an appetizer that is smoked pork belly served in a cast iron skillet with cotton candy. The most amazing presentation. Must be experienced to be believed.


Thanks to my amazing friends for being so patient with me and understanding! I hope they realize that I had high hopes for myself to come up with something spectacular for each of them. And, I will…soon!
A special thanks to Jay (@GeneWildersHair) who was my co-host for this show. It was super fun this summer to do the show together. 🙂
And shout out and props to Garner for the fantastic Intro!!!

Ten Mins in TinselTown w/ @AshleeMarieCake of @FoodNetwork Halloween Baking Championship

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, TenMiniTT 2015

I met Ashlee Marie on a field trip to a Ventura, California KOA campground. I was drawn to her by her cool hair color and gorgeous smile. She has an amazing energy and was very kind to me. I overheard her mention that she had just finished the taping of a show. I asked her about it. She said she couldn’t tell me exactly, but it would be aired in October and it was a cooking show.

It turns out that Ashlee is a contestant on Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship. The third episode was just on and I am excited to report that Ashlee has not been eliminated. I can’t wait to interview her and introduce you to her you.Untitled design

Watch it HERE:

Show Notes

I asked Ashlee what she likes to do when she is not baking. She said, “Read, I love to read, but I rarely have time anymore.”

When asked what she is most passionate about, she told me, “Obviously, I love to bake and cook, it’s still a favorite, especially when it’s just for fun and not always for work.”

Ashlee’s favorite things to do are playing board games with family and friends and she loves the beach, just the beach, sand, sun, and ocean.

On Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town, we will talk about the live eClasses Ashlee is starting in January (See the survey on her site now,) her eBooks about Thanksgiving and Holiday Goodies, and of course her appearance on Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship.

Ashlee’s favorite thing to do is to teach, and she is excited about her new classes she will be doing live, via video streaming. It will be like having her in your kitchen!

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Having a Blast Camping with Ashlee Marie!

Connect with Ashlee Here:

Website: http://ashleemarie.com

You Tube: http://youtube.com/ashleemariecakes

Periscope: http://periscope.tv/ashleemariecake

Instagram: http://instagram.com/ashleemariecakes

Facebook: http://facebook.com/ashleemariecakes

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ashleemariecake

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/ashleemariecake

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I was wondering, now that she is a super star, where does Ashlee like to hang out? Does she have a favorite Hollywood Hot Spot? She told me, “I had a friend take me to the Soho House once, it was amazing!”

I’d love to be able to get a 2nd home in LA and film my own show and find more hot spots! ~Ashlee Marie

You heard it here, friends! Ashlee has put it out there, I believe she will see all of her dreams come true!

Ashlee lives in Utah, with her husband and five kids. Somehow, she finds time to eat out now and then. “In my own home town I love Sapa Sushi for dinner, the Brunch at The Grand America and the Kouign Amann’s at Les Madeleines (it’s all about food for me, clearly!)”

If you have a question for Ashlee Marie, enter it in the comments.

And be sure to subscribe to the interview on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town on Blab.im/Tenminitt


Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up Author @SuzetteValle

Posted on October 18th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Affiliate Links, Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews, TenMiniTT 2015

Suzette Valle of Mamarazzi Knows Best is a real doll! She is so friendly and very supportive. I love talking to her and hearing about her travels, her insights on parenting and of course, her passion for films. Suzette is in a number of blogging groups that I am in and I have seen her at many conferences. Her first book was just released and it is my pleasure to introduce you to this amazing Super Star!

Miz Meliz and Suzette Valle at Hard Rock Cafe Universal City Walk

Miz Meliz and Suzette Valle at Hard Rock Cafe Universal City Walk

Meet me for the LIVE interview on Blab.im/tenminitt and simultaneously on Meerkat right here on MizMeliz.com for the next episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town. This episode features three of my favorite New Media Super Stars! You will love Ashlee Marie and Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski as well as Suzette Valle! This is going to be such a fun show!

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See it Here

Show Notes

I asked Suzette about what she likes to do when she isn’t blogging.

We love to watch movies. After my children left home, and now empty-nesters, my husband and I rounded up our other empty-nesting friends and formed a Friday Night Film Group. Practically every Friday night, eight of us, four couples, meet at our local theater and watch the latest releases. We then have dinner together to talk about our film selection. We are sort of Open Table Film Critics!”

When I inquired about her favorite project, she told me about her new book…

“I am about to publish my first book, “101 Movies To See Before You Grow Up” I think it would be good to tell people about how this book came about, and most importantly how I came up with this list!

I gave 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up a Five Star Review!

It is a great list and I love the way the book is put together. It is colorful and the illustrations depicting the iconic characters of each movie are delightful. The information is displayed in an easy to read and understand format, being that the book is for young people. However, I found it informative and entertaining to read. Suzette gives a very consistent and thorough listing of what I would call my all time favorite films. They are certainly the ones that I grew up seeing and hope to see again and again. ~Melissa Reyes

When I asked Suzette what she is most passionate about, she said, “Entertainment, how media affects children and our family values, travel, college, and my book, of course!”

I wondered where she and her friends like to hang out. “We usually head to the Grove and to Santa Monica. We love to walk around the promenade in Santa Monica, and try to eat at a small Italian restaurant on Montana called Locanda Portofino. It’s a tiny place that my boss/friend Sharon Waxman introduced me to.”

We will talk about these things and more on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town!

Find Suzette Here

MamarazziKnowsBest.com, Twitter @SuzetteValle, @SuzetteValle on Instagram, and Facebook.com/MamarazziKnowsBest

Buy the Book Here


Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with @RebeccaOlkowski #Robotech @TenMinitt

Posted on October 18th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, TenMiniTT 2015

It is always a thrill to meet someone who is well known for their accomplishments. I have the pleasure of introducing you to a new friend of mine who has had made an impact in many ways. She has enjoyed a very active career in voice over and acting for over 35 years and now she is a blogger, and a podcaster who reaches out to her “Baby Boomer” friends and shares her life experiences.

Rebecca-Forstadt-Voice-Actor-Los-AngelesI met Rebecca at the New Media Expo last year in Las Vegas and then got to know her a bit better at the Entertainment New Media Network’s conference in Hollywood this summer. She is very active in blogging groups online and at events and conferences all around the country. You will know her voice if you follow anime or cosplay. She is a dear and crazy fun to hang around with! I can’t wait for you to hear her stories!


Rebecca Forstadt InterviewSee it Here NOW:

Show Notes

I asked Rebecca about what she loves to do when she is not working.

“I love traveling especially in Europe. I also enjoy movie screenings, theater, concerts, wine tasting, foodie events, dogs and any sort of field trip,” she said.

She told me a little bit about her career.

“I’ve been a professional voice over actress for over 35 years for film, TV, commercials, animation, video games, audio books and anime. I’m a long standing member of SAG-AFTRA. I’ve also appeared on camera, starring in 2 motion pictures, as well as appearances on television and Los Angeles Theater.

I am best known as Minmei in the animated TV series Robotech which is celebrating its 30th year, this year.”Roboech anniv

Rebecca can be found all over the web for her various accomplishments and interest. Look her up – she goes by many names!

Her IMDB is under Rebecca Forstadt and her Podcast is called 2 BoomerBroads.

2-Boomer-Broads-Album-Art-340Rebecca has three websites. One for her current passion and interest, where she reaches out and helps her peers called, Baby Boomster – Food, wellness, lifestyle and travel for women over 50.   Rebecca’s podcast with friend and co-host, Dr. Sharone Rosen, is called 2 Boomer Broads – Life, love, laughs and unsolicited advice. And for the role she has played the longest, find her acting and voice over updates on Rebecca Forstadt – where she posts about her voice over acting and appearances.

Follow Rebecca on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2BoomerBroads

ITunes:  http://bit.ly/boomerbroads

Twitter: @2boomerbroads @rebeccaforstadt @baby_boomster @rebeccaolkowski


I always ask my guests on the show where they like to hang out when they are in Tinsel Town, and Rebecca told me that you can often find her after a show at her favorite place to eat in Hollywood, Miceli’s (when it isn’t hot outside. LOL!)

That is a funny story because when I spent some time hanging out with Rebecca at the Entertainment New Media Network Conference this summer, we went to Miceli’s together with our friend from So Cal Lady Bloggers, Carolyn West. It was so hot…(how hot was it?)…it was so hot, we couldn’t stay – we had one drink and left to find a place to eat that had better a/c. (Okay, I think the plastic flowers were melting, that is how hot it was!) It was a real bummer, because I could tell Rebecca really wanted to stay. Miceli’s brings back a lot of memories of fun times for her and her friends.

Miz Meliz and Rebecca Forstadt at ENMNCon15 in Hollywood, CA.

Miz Meliz and Rebecca Forstadt at ENMNCon15 in Hollywood, CA.

David H Lawrence XVII Guest Stars on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town @dhlawrencexvii @tenminitt

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, TenMiniTT 2015

I could hardly wait to interview my new friend, David H. Lawrence. I “met” him much like I meet most people these days – on a Blab. He was the guest of Joel Comm and I got to get onscreen to ask a quick question. I followed up with Joel and David after the show on Twitter. David replied and we quickly became friends.

DHL big-smileDavid is a generous and kind person, who has devoted his life not only to his craft, but also to his passion of helping others. Having just met me he offered to help me out with a presentation I was working on for ENMNCon2015. He is one of those working actors who is gracious, joyful, and conscientious who “insists on playing by the rules” in an industry that has many unspoken guidelines that are difficult to navigate.

Meet him on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town – – see the replay here.

David is an expert in the field of Voice Work, an entrepreneur, and a popular Hollywood actor. For fun he watches movies, enjoys television, and loves going to Las Vegas. His favorite resto in Los Angeles is Hugo’s, West Hollywood and Studio City. David claims it has “amazing service, food created with food allergies in mind, and gluten- dairy- egg- and nut-free is available on request.”  He also likes The Shophouse, on Sunset and Vine, which is Asian food (from the same people who own Chipotle,) which happens to be a favorite of mine. His favorite theater in L.A. to screen films is the AMC 16 in Burbank: Theatre 14. David says it “is an AMC Prime theater – awesome seating, amenities, screen, and sound.”

  • He has a resourceful app that helps actors and writers called, “Rehearsal” and he is currently running an Indiegogo campaign for the app.
  • He has created a secret perk for anyone who’s watching the LIVE interview on Blab.
  • He teaches Voice Over and has developed an online class as well as advanced seminars.
  • He was recently featured in AARP’s magazine about innovative ideas from people over 40.

David H. Lawrence XVII Actor

Connect with David

Website: David H. Lawrence XVII

Twitter: @dhlawrencexvii

Find David H. Lawrence XVII as dhlawrencexvii on almost all social networks including Blab.im/dhlawrencexvii

All images are from the website of David H. Lawrence XVII and are being used with permission.

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Jeffrey A Barnes @DrDisneyland

Posted on September 27th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Affiliate Links, Books, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

On this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Mr. Jeffrey A. Barnes, the author of the new book, The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons From the Happiest Place on Earth. Jeffrey is a Disney historian and even teaches a college course on the History of Disneyland.

You may know, I love Disneyland and everything to do with Walt Disney. I was happily surprised to get to see Dr. Disneyland himself, Jeffrey A. Barnes, speak at the Entertainment New Media Conference this month in Hollywood, CA. He told his amazing story about how he overcame the odds and was able to write and publish his book. He is a talented story teller. He has a special way of bringing you along on his journey.

11870745_850356798379172_3841608876313040947_nJeff loves Disneyland, and he is also a huge baseball & football fan. He loves to travel, visit baseball stadiums, and play video games. Jeff and his wife have a wonderful family and would seem to have the classic fairy-tale life. But, like the Disney stories we all know and love, it didn’t come easily. When Jeff had the chance to start teaching his most beloved topic, the history of Disneyland which he had been preparing his whole life, he was given the news that he had a brain tumor and needed surgery within days. When he realized the recovery from the surgery, even if it was benign, would jeopardize the class from taking place, perhaps ever – you won’t believe what he did.

Find out about how it all came together and resulted in the publishing of his dream project, The Wisdom of Walt:  Leadership Lessons from The Happiest Place on Earth  in my interview with Jeffrey on  Blab.im and Meerkat.

Please join me and the author of The Wisdom of Walt, and find out how Disneyland can inspire and motivate each of us to live a great story and be the best possible version of ourselves.

Melissa Reyes with Jeffrey and Nicky Barnes with the Book The Wisdom of Walt

Melissa Reyes with Jeffrey and Nicky Barnes, at ENMNCon15, Hollywood

Let me know if you have a question for Jeffrey, and if you would like to buy his book, click here…

Anne Parris on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town @NotaSuperMom @genewildershair @Tenminitt

Posted on September 8th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

I always knew I would like Anne Parris. Anne blogs at her website “Not A Super Mom” while juggling a lot of other projects. She has a beautiful smile and a friendly online presence. I love her name. Anne. It’s my middle name. (She says it’s everyone’s middle name – she must get that a lot.) Parris. My husband and I, long before we were married, fell in love in Paris, France. Ah, but that is another story! I was looking forward to meeting Anne and we ended up bumping into each other and meeting in person quite by accident. Recognizing each other instantly was a delight – a blessing of social media enthusiasts who develop online friendships and are privy to what people actually look like in real life.

Members of Women of Midlife at NMX15 copyright Melissa Reyes April 2015

Lunch with The Women of Midlife in Las Vegas at NMX15

The most ironic part of this is that we both look younger than we are, interesting and relevant only because we know each other thanks to a group on Facebook called, The Women of Midlife. The women in the group are amazing and welcoming. Especially Anne. I am in midlife. I am glad I have a place to go to talk about all the things that might only make sense to other women who are at or have been at the same stage in life. They may think that I am tagging along, but they treat me as a valued member. Everyone is honored and respected at WOM. And I imagine that is true at BAM, too. That’s the conference Anne has started. It’s the Bloggers at Midlife Conference.

Anne Really is a Super Mom!

Anne Parris

Anne Parris


Anne likes to read and drink coffee. She enjoys raising her kids, and chasing her Pomeranian around. She publishes a website for midlife women, manages a community just for women bloggers over 40, and is one of the partners who hosts the only conference for midlife women bloggers.

We will discuss…Midlife! What to expect when you’re expecting menopause. And so much more!

My co-host, Jay @GeneWildersHair, and I had a blast getting to know Anne on this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town. I bet you will, too! Check it out and subscribe to my You Tube Channel so you can see all the interviews that I do with inspiring people who shine like the Super Stars they are.

If you would like to be on my talk show, Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town, and share your story, contact me at MizMeliz@Yahoo.com

If you would like to be on my talk show, Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town, and share your story, contact me at MizMeliz@Yahoo.com

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