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Win Tickets from @mizmeliz to See @TheHeatMovie See the Trailer #THEHEAT ROCKS!

You’ve gotta see this!  

Check out the Trailer Here.

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I was excited to see this movie as soon as I saw the trailer for it in the theater.  Then I found out that I can see it for FREE before it opens at a screening.  It’s a LADIES NIGHT event. If you want to attend for FREE (I don’t know why I have to capitalize the word  free.  I guess it is because I am yelling it and I am excited!) just read on.

If you live near Sherman Oaks, CA and want to win two admission passes to see a screening of the movie on Wednesday May 29th @ 7:30PM just tell me in the comments one other movie you have seen featuring one of the stars of The Heat.  If you get the answer right, and you will, I will email the details to you and make sure you and a friend are on the guest list.

I hope I see you there!  Good Luck!

Note:  You must live in the local area and provide your own transportation to the theater.  These passes do not guarantee admission to the film.  It is important to show up 45 minutes before the start of the screening to ensure VIP seating.  Space is limited.  I will post a message when all passes have been given away.  Only the names of the limited eligible winners will be placed on the guest list.  I have not been paid to promote this or any other film. All opinions are my own.  I have been offered free admission to this screening.

http://mendpoverty.org/
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My Oscar Experience: Part One @MendPoverty #MENDOSCARS #MizOscars

My Oscar experience 2013 began when I saw The Sessions and I considered it to be “Oscar-worthy”.  When I see movies I always try to predict the nominees for the Academy Awards.  Once the nominees are announced, I try to see as many of the films as possible.  This year, I think I out-did myself!

I enjoyed seeing quite a few of the Oscar nominated films including:
The Silver Linings Playbook
The Master
The Sessions
Frankenweenie
Brave
Skyfall
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Avengers
The Hobbit
Paperman
Lincoln
Life of Pi
Django Unchained
Zero Dark Thirty
Argo
Les Miserables

Here are a few I missed but would still like to see:
Flight
Amour
The Impossible
Beasts of the Southern Wind
ParaNorman
Anna Karenina
Mirror Mirror

Tonight I have the privilege of attending MEND’s Oscar® Experience Los Angeles.  MEND is a charitable organization.  With dignity and respect, powered by volunteers, MEND’s mission is to break the bonds of poverty by providing basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance.  Meet Each Need with Dignity, MEND, is an organization that my family has supported over the years by donating and volunteering.  This is the first time I am able to attend their annual gala event.

Oscar® Experience is the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences’ program that enables local charities to host glamorous Oscar® viewing parties and raise money for their organizations. Only one charity in any given media market may participate in Oscar® Experience. MEND is honored that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has designated MEND as the only official Oscar® Experience charity in the Los Angeles area.

The whole thing takes place at Universal Studios, here is the “invitation”:

MEND invites you to join us for our third annual

OSCAR® EXPERIENCE LOS ANGELES CELEBRATING THE 85TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

Universal Studios HollywoodSM – the Globe Theatre Sunday, February 24, 2013

4:00 pm: Red Carpet Arrivals 5:30 pm: Program Begins 6:00 pm: Gourmet Dinner by Wolgang Puck Catering Begins

Evening includes celebrity guests, silent auction, casting your own awards ballots, and an Oscar® trivia contest.

Attire: Red-carpet appropriate

http://youtu.be/P4TB9MQMpeI

So, now I have to decide on what to wear and do a little more fact finding to participate in the trivia contest and make my final decisions so I can cast my ballot! I am so excited!  I will be Tweeting and posting on Instagram so you can follow along in the Social-Media-Sphere and join in the fun!

#MENDOSCARS @MENDPoverty @mizmeliz #mizoscars

Hopefully, I can help raise awareness for this special organization that does so much for the people of Los Angeles. If you want to volunteer or just find out more, click here VOLUNTEER NOW.

MEND – Meet Each Need with Dignity
(818) 897-2443
10641 N. San Fernando Road
Pacoima, CA 91331

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What Do You Want? “Playing for Keeps” Movie

#mizmeliz giveaway passes for screening in Los Angeles via http://mizmeliz.com @mizmeliz

Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in “Playing For Keeps,” a romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn.


Playing For Keeps” is directed by Gabriele Muccino, the director of “The Pursuit of Happynesss.”

This sounds like a great flick!  Maybe a Date Night or Girl’s Night Out Movie.  I can’t wait to see it!  AND I want to offer you a chance to see an advance screening!

Join me at a special advance screening of Film District’s new movie, PLAYING FOR KEEPS  in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 6th.   The screening will take place at AMC Century City at 7:30 PM.

Here is how it works:  the first ten people who reply in the comments with the correct answer to my Miz Meliz Movie Question will get the code to access the free pass!

You should arrive by 7:00PM to redeem your screening passes.

The Miz Meliz Movie Question is:

What is a movie or TV series that Dennis Quaid is in? Put your  answer to the question in the comments. (That is it! It’s so easy! I know!)

Just respond in the comments with a correct answer and you are a winner!

I will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to get your movie passes. Just be sure that before you answer, you can actually attend the screening. You must provide your own transportation. You must be available to go to the screening in Los Angeles, CA on December 6th and you and your guest must be able to arrive by 7:00 PM.

Good luck!  I can’t wait to review this movie and get your reactions to it!

Even if you can’t see the movie on the 6th, let me know what you think of the film if you see it.  I can’t wait to hear from you!

Tell me, what do you want?

mizmeliz.com give-away pre-screening Los Angeles
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The Sessions

I have one set of movie passes left to give away – going, going, gone!

I am looking forward to seeing this new film from Fox Searchlight called THE SESSIONS starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt coming in theaters on October 19th.

There is a Special Screening coming up for the film. And I have a prize for the first ten people who reply in the comments with the correct answer to my Miz Meliz Movie Question!

The Prize: You and a guest are invited to attend a special advance screening of The Sessions

Thursday, October 18th @ 7:30PM

The Landmark West

10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064

You should arrive by 7:00PM to redeem your screening passes

Miz Meliz Note: Admission is not guaranteed and this is one of those times that being “stuck in L.A. traffic” is not an acceptable reason for being late. No “fashionably late” or “Filipino Time” takers on this one, please. I really don’t want to disappoint you! So plan to be there by 7:00 PM.

The Miz Meliz Movie Question is:

What is a movie that William H. Macy is in? Put your email address and the answer to the question in the comments. (That is it! It’s so easy! I know!)

The first ten people who respond in the comments with a correct answer AND their email address will win.

I will send you a confirmation email if you are the winner. Just be sure that before you answer, you can actually attend the screening. You must provide your own transportation. You must be available to go to the screening and you and your guest must arrive by 7:00 PM.

Good luck!

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Celebrating Love and Lasting Relationships

I am blessed to be in a lasting relationship with my best friend of 28 years (I have been married to him for 20 years!)  I know what it takes to be in a devoted relationship that withstands the tests of time while traversing the hills and valleys of life’s journey.  I was recently asked to write a featurette on such a couple.  I am feeling both proud and lucky to have been given this opportunity!

Married for 37 years, living in the public eye in the entertainment business and having faced numerous hardships throughout their lives, I found the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Jr. to be both fascinating and quite inspiring.  Having loved their music for decades, I never really considered myself a big fan. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to learn about their many accomplishments and the gifts that this wonderful pair are sharing with the world through their love, their music, and their philanthropy. . .

The Queen of Latin Pop and Latin King Midas

An inspiring story of Miami’s ‘Royal Couple,’ Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Jr.
By Melissa Reyes

Read the featurette:  http://salseek.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=51&Itemid=199

Photo by Richard Sandoval of http://www.hispaniclifestyle.com/ used with permission.

Disclaimer:  I received no compensation for this article or the featurette, photo credit or links.  I am not a paid contributor or sub contractor and my opinions are my own.  Information regarding the subject of the article was obtained through my own research findings, are not based on first-hand knowledge and sources have been listed accordingly.

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The Closer Series Finale Event CONTEST

ENTRIES FOR THIS CONTEST ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.  Due to high interest in this event, I have been asked  to withhold awarding any more winners. As the producers would like to be able to ensure seating to all the winners.

Calling all fans of THE CLOSER!

To celebrate the end of seven extraordinary seasons of the record-breaking show, THE CLOSER, TNT and Lincoln are hosting a Series Finale Screening Event on Tuesday, August 7th.

This exclusive event includes a showing of the series finale, talent appearances on the red carpet, complimentary food and beverage, and a Q&A with your favorite detectives following the screening!

For your chance to win, email mizbizevents@gmail.com with the subject “THE CLOSER.” See details below.

Good luck!

mizmeliz.com contest for @TheCloser Series Finale

Would you like to attend this special event taking place on August 7th?  That is five days BEFORE the series finale airs on TNT!

This is for BIG FANS!  Here is your chance to win four tickets!

Just EMAIL your answer to my ‘Closer Qualifier’ question to me at mizbizevents@gmail.com AND let me know that you sent the email in the comments for this post.  Your name will be entered into a random drawing.  Five people will win!  It’s that easy!

As of this moment:  ENTRIES FOR THIS CONTEST ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.  Due to high interest in this event, I have been asked  to withhold awarding any more winners. As the producers would like to be able to ensure seating to all the winners.

The Closer Qualifier Question:

What are three things that Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson loves?

There are many answers and all will be accepted!  Just send your three favorite answers in an email to me at mizbizevents@gmail.com and post a comment telling me that you entered to win on this post.  One entry per email address will be accepted. The winners will be notified on Monday, August 6th – just before the next to last episode airs at 9:00 PM Pacific Time.

To catch up on The Closer, here is this week’s schedule on TNT:

Monday, July 30, 8:00PM ET
Drug Fiend TV-14-LV
Monday, July 30, 9:00PM ET
Last Rites TV-14-DV
Monday, July 30, 11:00PM ET
Last Rites TV-14-DV
Tuesday, July 31, 2:00PM ET
Live Wire TV-14-LV
Wednesday, August 1, 2:00PM ET
Dial M For Provenza TV-14-LV
Thursday, August 2, 2:00PM ET
Problem Child TV-14-V
Friday, August 3, 2:00PM ET
Sudden Death TV-14-LV