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How much does Tarek make on Flipping 101, HGTV?

A successful real estate agent, Tarek El Moussa found fame from his reality shows, Flip or Flop and Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa where he mentors real estate novices to help them learn the secrets of a successful flip. Of Moroccan descent, El Moussa was born and raised in...
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Tarek El Moussa Reveals Most Exciting Addition to Season 2 of Solo HGTV Show — and it's a Person

The new season of Flipping 101 premieres this Thursday, and according to Tarek El Moussa, it will be full of special moments. The HGTV star's solo show, in which he teaches novice home flippers how to turn a profit in the high stakes L.A. real estate market, will also give fans a peek into his personal life. The last year has been filled with major life events for the host as he plans his wedding with fiancée, Selling Sunset's Heather Rae Young, renovates a new house in Newport Beach into their dream home, and navigates coparenting daughter Taylor, 10, and son Brayden, 6, with his ex wife and Flip or Flop costar, Christina Haack.
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Kelly Dodd Slams Andy Cohen For Saying She Was On The “Wrong Side Of History” For Her COVID-19 Beliefs

We’re gearing up for Season 16 of the Real Housewives of Orange County and surprisingly, I’m actually excited for it. Why? Because Bravo finally gave Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke the boot. Plus, Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow is making a comeback. Finally, real wealth and class is coming back to the OC. Pop the champs. […] The post Kelly Dodd Slams Andy Cohen For Saying She Was On The “Wrong Side Of History” For Her COVID-19 Beliefs appeared first on Reality Tea.

The Unlikely Way Guy Fieri Met His Wife

Some may call it love at first sight, but Lori Fieri may call it love at first meal. Whatever the case may be, Guy Fieri's introduction to his now-wife is the kind of tale ripe for the beginning of a 1990s romantic comedy. According to a piece by Delish, the meeting took place in a restaurant Guy was running, at the time, in Long Beach, California, where he happened to find a girl that he'd recently let go. In the midst of telling his former employee she had to leave, someone else caught his eye.

Public gets first look at Seal Beach based film

First time film director Paul James (Houghton) stepped into the glare of a public spotlight and onto a big stage this past Sunday as his long-awaited short film finally made its worldwide debut. James put Seal Beach on the silver screen as his movie “From Under the Bridge,” was shown...

Mario Lopez Shows Off His Painful-Looking Black Eye In New Selfie – Photo

Someone get Mario Lopez an ice pack! After a jiujutsu session apparently went haywire, the ‘Access Hollywood’ star was sporting quite the shiner. After this, no one can doubt Mario Lopez’s toughness. On Thursday (Sept. 16), the Saved By The Bell alum shared some “battle damage after a jiujitsu workout. In the photo Mario, 47, posted to his Instagram page, the Access Hollywood host showed off a major black eye. In fact, the eye was so red and bruised, it appeared to be swollen shut! “Gonna need a little cover-up before going on TV,” joked Mario, though, from the look of the shiner, this injury was no joke.

Award-Winning Actress Kieu Chinh of Huntington Beach Draws on Real-Life Tragedy

Huntington Beach resident and award-winning actress Kieu Chinh has a deep knowledge of pain that she drew on for her role as a mother who has to abandon her twin babies in the film “The Joy Luck Club.” When Chinh was 6, her mother and newborn brother were killed in an air raid targeting Japanese troops in North Vietnam. Her father, Cuu Nguyen, a tall man with movie star good looks, never remarried. He doted on Chinh, taught her horseback riding, and they watched French movies on Sundays. While fleeing her war-torn country, a teenage Chinh was separated from her father and never saw him again.

David Kawashima, Irvine City Photographer, Evoked In City Hall Exhibit

The city of Irvine will celebrate the work of David Kawashima, a talented and well-known photographer, husband and stepfather, who spent nearly two decades documenting notable milestones in Irvine and Southern California. Kawashima passed away in April, 2021. To honor the scope of Kawashima’s career as a photojournalist documenting happenings...

Catalina Film Fest returns in-person for back-to-back cinema celebrations

Catalina Film Festival 2021 is an annual celebration of film in Southern California, featuring 200+ films, industry panels, spotlight interviews, award tributes and parties LIVE in Long Beach and Catalina Island. Long Beach (Scottish Rite Cultural Center, Ernest Borgnine Theatre) The Long Beach launch of Catalina Film Fest runs Friday,...

Chris Petrikin Exiting Paramount Pictures

Veteran communications chief Chris Petrikin is leaving his role at Paramount Pictures. Petrikin has served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Branding since 2017. He previously served as Chief Communications Officer for 20th Century Fox and as SVP of Communications at William Morris. Before joining PR, he worked as a reporter and editor for several publications, including Variety and Inside Magazine. The decision comes in the wake of a structural shakeup at the studio, with the news breaking earlier this week that CEO Jim Gianopulos will exit the company and that his role will be assumed by Nickelodeon chief Brian Robbins. Petrikin reported directly to Gianopulos. Parent company ViacomCBS has been restructuring its executive ranks to prioritize streaming over theatrical films.

Rhea Seehorn's new Paramount+ animated comedy The Harper House has potential, but takes a while to get comfortable in its own skin

The Brad Neely-created comedy also starring Jason Lee, Ryan Flynn and Tatiana Maslany about a formerly "moderately wealthy” family forced to move into a decrepit home on the poor side of town has "episodes that waffle between random humor, feel-good earnestness and light satire without going quite far enough with any of them," says Angie Han. "Eventually, it settles into a quirky-sweet groove in the vein of Schitt’s Creek or Bob’s Burgers — though it’s not quite able, at least in the five half-hour episodes given to critics for review, to distinguish itself among that pack."
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How the Ziggens are making up for a 19-year hiatus one song at a time

It had been 19 years since they last recorded a studio album when the original members of the Ziggens, an Orange County-born self-described “CowPunkSurfabilly” band, got together in a studio in Long Beach to make up for their long absence by recording one new song for every year between albums.

“The Spy Humongous”: Star Trek Lower Decks S2E6 Review

“The Spy Humongous” is another Lower Decks story with humongous heart. If you’re a Star Trek fan, there’s an excellent chance you’ve sat in a nice padded chair at some point pretending to be a starship captain. In “The Spy Humongous,” the latest episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 2, episode 6), Ensign Boimler does, along with several of his fellow junior officers aboard the U.S.S. Cerritos. But in the end, with the series’ now well-established and surprisingly effective blend of humor and heart, we discover that while Boimler may not be cut out for command, he’s certainly made of the right stuff for Starfleet.
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Mariachi Garibaldi Celebrates Culture Through Music

Since the 18th century, the music known as "mariachi" has told Mexico's many stories, from love and death, heroes and heroines, to betrayal, machismo and even politics. That music and the stories it contains had a huge impact on young musicians like Jimmy Cuellar. "It’s just a tradition that’s in...

Laguna Beach Books named on nationwide list of indy bookstores

Laguna Beach Books was among 30 independent bookstores from across the nation spotlighted Monday in a round-up published by USA Today Network’s The list’s author noted independent bookstores’ cultural influence for connecting authors with audiences and helping readers discover new books. The Laguna Beach merchant is named alongside The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and City Lights in San Francisco.