Thursday, September 25, 2008

Love Out Loud for David Moretti

David Moretti does indeed look like an Italian movie star as someone once opined. Perhaps it’s because his surname comes from Italy. Wherever his origins are, the man seems to be doing all the right things. He is the star of here! TV's The Lair and the purveyor of his own web log on From his website: [he likes] the idea of being part of the new movement in gay television. "I'm proud to be part of a show that is entertaining our culture. Gay heroes and villains are a concept not often explored and here! should be commended for being the first network to make it happen." Since debuting on The Lair, Moretti has also appeared as a guest star on Dante's Cove.
He admits to being happier now than ever before. "I have the best of both worlds. I get to step outside of myself and play different characters on the set each day and then when I head home, I actually respect the person I see in the mirror." Speaking of respect, he has earned some in these parts. Come meet him at East/West Lounge on October 16th.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Love Out Loud for Kristoff St John

Emmy Award winning New York native Kristoff St. John has been an integral part of The Young and the Restless as Neil Winters for more than a few years. In 1992, St. John won his first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. In 2008, Mr. St. John won his second Emmy, as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Over the years, he has also won numerous NAACP Image Awards. Mr. St. John is an avid supporter of animal rights an active member of PETA. An active spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Mr. St. John has graciously answered the invitation to become part of POZ/Cops 4 Causes fund raiser for AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Mr. St. John is a noteworthy and valuable addition to this effort.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Love Out Loud for Bruce Kimmel

There was no hesitation on Bruce Kimmel’s part to become part of POZ magazine’s World AIDS Day event, Bacharach to the Future. Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theatre music on CD, having produced over 160 albums and as such he is a purveyor of many things Bacharach, in particular The Burt Bacharach Album: Broadway Sings the Best of Bacharach. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also nominated for a Grammy. He is also one of the more delightful people one might run into. He is endowed with a big heart.

Bruce Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, The First Nudie Musical (available on a Special Edition DVD). He also co-created (with David Wechter) the story for the hit film, The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez.

His musical, The Brain From Planet X (written with David Wechter) has been seen in Los Angeles, New York, and the United Kingdom. He is currently at work on bringing The First Nudie Musical to the stage for 2009. He’s also recently directed concert acts for Kevin Spirtas, Linda Purl, Joan Ryan, and a new two-person show for Mr. Spirtas and Sean McDermott.

As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the 1970s and he is the author of seven novels – his acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time), his four mysteries, Writer’s Block, Rewind, his two Adriana Hofstetter mysteries, Murder At Hollywood High and Murder At The Grove, as well as his collection of short fiction, How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories.

He is a Renaissance Man. He has come on board as the director for Bacharach to the Future working with his good friend Kevin Spirtas, among other good friends of his who have agreed to be part of this because of their respect for Mr. Kimmel. He will also be on hand for the AIDS Walk Los Angeles fund-raiser at East/West Lounge in West Hollywood. Come shake his hand.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Love Out Loud for Carolyn Hennesy

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, General Hospital) is someone to take seriously. tells us that she comes from a distinguished show business family. Her dad, production designer Dale Hennesy, won an Oscar for his work in Fantastic Voyage in 1967 and was nominated two other times. "I really decided on acting when I was visiting dad on the sets," she says. "I was exposed to the studios first. I was only four, but I knew this was what I wanted to be a part of …” From her aunt, the beautiful Barbara Rush, she picked up a few acting tips. So acting and standing before an audience or a camera are a strong part of Hennesy's DNA. There’s more to this woman than that. She’s a trapeze artist! She's written a book that is already in its second printing, though it was just published recently. Called Pandora Gets Jealous, about a curious little girl named Pandy, a box of evils, their unleashing, and Pandy's quest to save the world by collecting all of them again. The book is the first of a series about Pandy and her two best friends. One could fill a book with all the experience that is wrapped up in Ms Hennesy. In the meantime check out sponsor Michael Fairman’s interview. Love Out Loud and Cops4Causes are proud to have her with us and kudos to General Hospital for keeping her in the public eye.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Love Out Loud for Ted Detwiler

Anyone who grew up on a surf board and turned professional at the tender age of 16 is worthy of attention. There are more than enough reasons to pay attention to this fine young gentleman who turned to theatre after an ankle injury. It was Ted Detwiler’s and Del Shores’ mutual good fortune that they both were working on the situation comedy Ned & Stacy where they met. Their friendship and collaboration has led to our good fortune in enjoyable art with both Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies. He has starred in numerous musicals and plays. TV credits include Crossing Jordan, Sliders and Hyperion Bay. His film credits include: Must Love Dogs, The Ring 2, After Sunset, Chasers and Blood Money.
It was also fortuitous to hear that Ted would be joining us for AIDS Walk Los Angeles fund raiser in West Hollywood on October 16. Much good fortune to go around.