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Podcast Interview with Pauline B Jones

Posted on June 26th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Affiliate Links, Books, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes


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Connecting Over Coffee with Marcie Taylor @SuburbanMama #TenMiniTT @TenMiniTT

Posted on May 17th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, TenMiniTT 2015

Marcie and I are both passionate about our families, coffee, travel, reading, writing, and social media! We had a blast talking about all of the things we love and what we aspire to be and do.

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Miz Meliz and Marcie Taylor @SuburbanMama

Show Notes:

What do you like to do for fun?

I like photography, hanging out at the beach, messing around with my kids…

I’m a social media consultant and writer-for-hire. But aren’t we all?

I am passionate about coffee, books, travel, Doctor Who and social media.


Subscribe to – my own site about my beautiful city of Huntington Beach.

Connect with Marcie:

Surf City Family

I’ve written a book, too – it’s called “Missing Mangoes: For Filipinos and Those Who Love Us”

Do you have a favorite Hangout or Hollywood Hotspot?

I love going to Santa Monica  but going to LA is daunting with traffic from OC.

Here in Orange County, I love the OC MIX/SoCo Collection and The Lab – both are in Costa Mesa.

#10M Backstage Pass


Spreecast is the social video platform that connects people.

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Interview with Raquel Pineira @OrganizedIsland @TenMiniTT

Posted on May 2nd, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, TenMiniTT 2015

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Miz Meliz

Interview with Raquel Pineira of


I learned a lot about Raquel and her blog, Organized Island, in this interview. We talked about things that begin with the letter “t” such as turkey, time, tips, and Tokyo! I know what her favorite cocktail at Rock Sugar is and that what she loves to eat with bacon. Raquel is organized and always ready to have some fun with her friends and family. She helps us to save time and live a better life with the tips, tricks, and techniques that she shares on her blog. Find out about this “Total Rock Star Mama” on Ten Minutes with Miz Meliz on iTunes and watch the entire episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Raquel Pineira on You Tube. And you can find out what made this gentle kind soul say…

“Bacon just makes everything better!”


“It is easy to lose sight of where you are heading, only do things that support your goals.”

Show Notes:

What can you tell me about you and your blog?

I love food and am a total foodie. My favorite way to experience food is through tastings. I also love to travel and I love spending time with friends and family.   When I can put a few favorites together in the same occasion, I am in heaven.

“I am most passionate about using time wisely. Whether it be cooking, traveling or entertaining, there is a way to do all these things in a relaxed and uncomplicated manner without stress.” ~Raquel Pineira @OrganizedIsland

My  background as a productivity manager helps me make better decisions and manage my time more effectively. I want to share what I have learned with others.

Where can we find you on the web?


My blog is called Organized Island

@OrganizedIsland on Twitter, FB & Instagram

What is your favorite Hollywood Hotspot?

I love going to Rock Sugar in Century City!

Raquel Pineira of Organized Island

Raquel Pineira of Organized Island


She is Out of This World! @VenusLeone #TenMiniTT @TenMiniTT

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, TenMiniTT 2015

It seems like forever since I interviewed the talented and enchanting Miss Venus Leone! It was a long time coming. But, it is worth it! You will love the interview. Check out a snippet on iTunes! Yeah baby!

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Now on iTunes! Ten Minutes with MizMeliz

Show Notes

What do you want to talk about?

I had to think about this one since what I do is my hobby but I realize there is something I love to do that doesn’t make me any money: I love watching movies and tv shows but I also dissect everything, like, how well do they act, how bad is the ADR, continuity mistakes (the last Transformer had a car driving on the freeway, the Deception stops it, crashing it… but there are no people in it… no one runs out of it and when the girl runs inside, no one there), score and sound, effects (Quentin Tarantino uses exploding sounds for bullets entering wounds), editing etc… and then I sit in the movie theater and read all the titles looking for the Jugoslavian name (a thing my besty from Switzerland and I have done since we were 16)

Tell me about yourself.

I am mixed Italian/black-brazilian, born in Italy and grew up in Italy and Switzerland. Studied business while going through rehab for my knee. I used to dream to become a ballerina and have practiced ballet since the age of 4 but my race and bad knees didn’t help me much on the way. I tore my acl 2 weeks after a Sleeping Beauty Theater performance, 2 months before my 17th birthday. So I had to shift my focus elsewhere.

Music is the main reason why we dance and I was already recording songs with some friends, so I ended up working on my demo. Later, I went back to dancing, but I never got back on my pointes besides for some photo shoots. At the age of 21, one of my best friends and I decided to go take some classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York and booked a plane ticket to visit the US for the first time. We automatically got addicted.

I came to LA 4 months later to take classes at Millenium, Debbie Reynolds and the Edge and ended up flying back and forth for 3 years. It wasn’t easy because people’s mentalities are different. In Switzerland they tell you to keep your feet on the ground and not reach too high; in the US they promote that everything is possible. I fell in love with that way of thinking and through trials and tribulations moved and established myself as indie artist. The underground scene of Hollywood is getting to know my name. I have acted, danced, went to school for sound engineering and graduated as valedictorian. I used to look up to people like Missy Elliot, who are producers and can push other talents.

I am finally living my dream and wonder every day how I could have done it without my faith. One day, I am the boom operator on a film shoot, the next I am the actor, the other, I am a translator for a lawyer and his client (speaking 7 languages in this town is definitely a plus, when you are trying to pay your bills), the next I am mixing a song or recording some lyrics… It’s not easy to live as an artist but it’s what my heart tells me to do. I also just went back to painting and am writing my own little script. We’ll see what will fruit… 😉

Where can we contact you?
Twitter / Instagram / Thumblr: @venusleone

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Do you have a favorite Hollywood Hot Spot?

*The Republic of Pie in Noho is becoming more and more the place to be but the best espresso you get at Marie & Cie on Colfax / Riverside

What is your favorite resto?

*Best Cuban Salsa Restaurant in Hollywood: El Floridita (oh I had such a great time there but threw up all my food cause I ate fillet mignon and had every guy twist me around… so watch what you eat or, eat a little and box it cause that food is deliciouuuus)

What do you do for fun and relaxation when you aren’t working?

*go watch a play at any of the Theater houses, e.g. The Falcon in Toluca Lake… you may recognize some of the actors from a tv show or a movie… cheaper than a movie theater and way more entertaining and humbling… those actors are amazing

***my best kept secret: Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, on Van Nuys and Ventura Blvd: 2 dollar beers, 1 dollar sake shots, happy hour all night… just remember to RSVP because you may wait 45 min for a table on a Monday

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Meet Jill Dahl of Secondhand Therapy @2ndHandTherapy @TenMiniTT

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Connecting People, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, TenMiniTT 2015

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Jill Dahl

I am thrilled to introduce to you my new friend, Jill Dahl. She is an amazing entrepreneur who has started a business of life and career coaching for women called Secondhand Therapy. Having spent some time in the “passenger seat” on that road to self-discovery with a professional therapist at the helm, Jill is now the navigator offering guidance and support to women (and men) around the world who are willing to learn from her. Like a life or business coach, Jill walks you through the self-discovery while inspiring you to do what it takes and stop doing what needs to be changed in order to succeed at what you are most passionate about.

Check out the video podcast to learn all about Jill and Secondhand Therapy in my interview with her on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town:

So, what did you think?

Do you love the idea, like I do, of getting a dose of second hand therapy?

Catchy name huh?

Check out Jill’s eBook and Webinar on

Are you part of the 3rd Feminist Revolution?

Are you ready to invest one hour to do the “Introducing You” eClass?

This reminds me of Jill Dahl's Secondhand Therapy! She rocks the booth!

This reminds me of Jill Dahl’s Secondhand Therapy! She rocks the booth!

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Digital Strategy Expert Vicky Ayala @Tenminitt @VickyAyala

Posted on January 18th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Connecting People, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Miz Meliz!

See it here and on YouTube!

In this episode, I have a conversation with my good friend from New York, Vicky Ayala.

Vicky is a Multipassionate Entrepreneur and Digital Strategist. She is also the designer of my website and the creator of

Welcome, Vicky Ayala!

SPOOKY TINSEL TOWN TALES with Joe Moe @GoJoeMoeGo #Halloween #TenMiniTT @TENMINITT

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes

Interview with My Good Friend, Horror Expert, Joe Moe

Spooky Tinsel Town Tales

a Very Special Halloween Episode

of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town

I am thrilled to death to have as my Halloween Special Guest, a real life Hollywood horror expert!

jmJoe Moe is an expert in horror having been a published writer, producer and designer of films and having worked in special FX makeup. He was best friend and caretaker of the late Forrest J. Ackerman, who is best known as the world’s greatest private collector of memorabilia from horror films, science fiction epics, and monster movies.

Joe really knows his stuff! Like other “Monster Kids” like Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Peter Jackson, Stephen King, John Landis, Ray Bradbury and many more, Joe was inspired at an early age by Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. He currently promotes a national horror convention called Mad Monster and he is the editor in chief of Mad Monster magazine. Joe edits the retro issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and the auction catalog for Profiles in History, the leading auction house for movie memorabilia.

View this special thirteenth episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town…if, you dare!

See me in my Halloween costume as my daydreaming spirit takes me to another realm…

Joe and I discuss horror from classic literature and how it has influenced writers of today’s scary movies.

Joe shares rare and inspiring pieces from his own Monster Memorabilia Collection.

We talk about what influenced Joe and why he loves the horror genre.

Did you know Joe Moe sings? He has his own eclectic style of music.

Where do you think Joe likes to hang out?

Viewers ask questions that only Joe can answer so eloquently.

We cover all the “M” Words – Movies, Monsters, Memorabilia, Miz Meliz and Moe!

…and Much Much More!

Do YOU have questions for the master of horror, Joe Moe?


Miz Meliz as a "Dark" Effie Trinket photo copyright Melissa Reyes October 2014 Hair and Makeup by Valyrie Williams-Schrader

Miz Meliz as a “Dark” Effie Trinket



It’s funny, the things you remember…

Interview with Pauline B. Jones an Author Showcase #TENMINITT @PaulineBJones @kidecals @TenMiniTT

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Affiliate Links, Books, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, TenMiniTT 2015

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Pauline Jones

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In this interview we discuss language, identity, and learning life’s lessons.

It was neat having an author and a life coach on the show. I have never met either woman in real life. One from Wyoming, who lived for over a decade in Louisiana, now settled in Houston, Texas. The other born and raised, educated, and still living in Virginia. And myself, a native Southern Californian. We had a lot in common though – a love of reading, the drive to make something of ourselves, and an appreciation of sharing knowledge with others, in our own ways.

To say that Pauline likes to read, is an understatement. She is a writer and for fun she likes to read writing that is not her own. She beta reads for friends of hers who are also writers. She is very much like Carolyn West who likes to “squirrel away” when she has a moment and read. Pauline calls herself a hermit. Well, even hermits like to have fun! I found out that right now Pauline’s favorite thing to do is work on her Grandma Project. She has twin grandbabies that she is wild about. Check out her project on her blog.

Pauline grew up in Wyoming and she says that about all you can do there is read. She read so much and so fast, that she started writing to pass the time and have more to read. When she moved to New Orleans, Pauline experienced what is was like to live in the polar opposite of Wyoming. It was definitely not a place where the hermits live! It was wet, lively, loud – all the things that Wyoming was not. It was in New Orleans that she learned to cook. She lived there for eighteen years. She loves the show NCIS New Orleans because it feels like going home.

Pauline is most passionate about identity. In her books, she writes about women’s roles, their identity and the opportunities they have that she didn’t have when she was younger. She has learned valuable lessons with her characters about succeeding in life.

“You have to not judge your progress by anybody else’s. I just try to do better personally, with every book.” ~Pauline B. Jones


Author, Pauline B. Jones

Connect with Pauline on her website:


Pauline’s book, The Spy Who Kissed Me, (the novel that I am currently reading) was re-released years after she wrote it. Find out what changed and why the title is different in my interview with her on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town…


Did You See My New Miz Meliz #TENMINITT Stickers?

Here is more info on the stickers I mentioned in this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town. I absolutely LOVE them!

Kidecals are personalized labels that are dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer safe!
They stick to any surface!
You can use these stickers on clothing, backpacks, tupperware, devices…you name it.
There are plenty of options to choose from for both kids and adults, check out the keyboard stickers, canning/baking labels, chalkboard labels, and more.
You can check them out at and browse through the hundreds of options!

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