Monday, July 28, 2014

HOW TO MAKE IT IN HOLLYWOOD ~ THE BUSINESS OF ACTING

Whitefire Theatre's Acclaimed Acting Coach Jake O'Flaherty!! ~ Hollywood Shorts ~ How to Make it In Hollywood ~ WhiteFire Theatre Conservatory ~ Acting 101

Acclaimed Whitefire Theatre producer/actor/acting coach Jake O'Flaherty talks about Hollywood Shorts, Summer Shorts, how to make it in Hollywood! Whitefire Theatre director Bryan Rasmussen directs Hollywood Shorts! come see our last two performances Wednesdays only ~ July 30 and August 6. Air-conditioned SUMMER FUN! Emmy-award winning writers, TV and film stars in a series of short 10-minute plays...MondayMadness RU an aspiring#actor? Here's some tips from #Hollywood legends! http://t.co/t2IgPRkZRAhttp://t.co/NRaKmf7f0D

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I NEVER SUED KELSEY GRAMMER! RADAR ONLINE & TMZ - PLEASE CORRECT THIS STORY

TO ALL TABLOID REPORTERS: This story has hurt my family and hundreds of other innocent people. PLEASE CORRECT this and GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT.

I never sued Kelsey Grammer and I never sued "Comedian Richard Lewis!"

The 'stalker incident', in which a convicted felon posing as a war hero and JAC-C Criminal Attorney, sued Kelsey Grammer in my name — on top of myriad crimes and threats — has truly been a bizarre experience. This stalker has propagated lies all over the Internet, on various free websites such as 'rip-off report' in which criminals are allowed to post whatever lies they want until you PAY Rip Off Report to 'arbitrate' or take down the lies. Even the police can't get it done. Is this the American way?  

 TMZ & RADAR ONLINE: I NEVER SUED KELSEY GRAMMER ~ 

A Public Apology to Kelsey Grammer from Lydia Cornell

"Kelsey and I Were Both Framed by the Same Stalker!"

Amanda A. Brooks

Truth is stranger than fiction. Lydia Cornell has been through a traumatic year, and I sat down with her to get a glimpse of the strange things going on in her life with men, and the incident regarding "suing" Kelsey Grammer - which came about because of a stalker. 

1)Lydia, tell us about "suing" Kelsey Grammer - which came about because of a stalker. 
"I found out I was suing Kelsey Grammer when I read the headlines on TMZHuffington PostDaily Mail, Radar Online, The New York Post, and Yahoo in June of 2012: 'Kelsey Grammer Sued by Lydia Cornell After Both Get Duped in Ponzi Scheme,' says Lydia Cornell. When I tried to protest and correct the story, my counsel put a gag order on me. Then I discovered that the co-counsel in our case was a convicted felon posing as a lawyer who became my stalker who was really a hairdresser who had never gone to law school. And this was the person making most of the legal decisions in our case.
My question is: why can't I have a normal stalker like Sheryl Crow has?
On September 13, 2012, I was granted a dismissal with prejudice from the civil case. But just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder, my stalker, impersonating an "Attorney General", indicted me in the RICO act and named me as a defendant in my own lawsuit, along with our Judge (Hon. Jan Pluim); his Clerk, Kelsey Grammer, Gene Simmons, Corbin Bleu, James Hillis Ford, and all my fans and friends on Facebook, including acclaimed filmmaker Lonnie Senstock and Security expert Glen Ratcliff. He indicted me as a criminal in my own case against the alleged organized criminals! This was a Three Stooges court moment; one of the funniest moments in court history. 
I try to turn every tragedy into comedy, but this is no laughing matter. This man violated my restraining order, posted death threats along with my home address, stole the identity of an authentic war hero, bullied my friends - and got the tabloids to go along with it.
Then something so terrifying happened, it could only occur in a David Lynch-Alfred Hitchcock movie. Since this is an ongoing investigation, there are secrets I'm not allowed to disclose yet. But it's as bizarre as a true-life version of "Breaking Bad."
I never intended to sue Kelsey Grammer, and hope any damage to his reputation is repaired."
Cornell, America's sweetheart and virginal sex symbol best known for the classic hit series "Too Close for Comfort," more recently seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and several award-winning independent films, has spent the better part of the last decade raising boys, working as an activist for women's issues, writing her upcoming humor book series, mentoring teens and doing inspriational public speaking. Her new talk show "On the Edge w/ Lydia Cornell has been nominated for a Stitcher Award as part of radio network "Beats and Eats".  Also featured on their network is former star of MTV's "Awkward", Matthew Fahey, "Hell's Kitchen" chefs Barret Beyer & Anthony Rodriguez, and sports broadcasters-turned-pop-culture podcasters, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso. Cornell's show discusses issues including paranormal sex, celebrity horror stories, spiritual recovery, and how to overcome hardship with humor. Her motto is: "If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life."
Finding humor in the darkest places, Cornell's spiritual resurrection story is about overcoming drug, alcohol, and Adderall addiction, tragedy, abuse, betrayal, and divorce. "But I couldn't leave my marriage sooner because I was getting too much comedy material out of it," she writes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

THE PLAY'S THE THING! COME SEE US LIVE IN AIR-CONDITIONED THEATER! WED 8 PM ~ EMMY & OSCAR WINNERS in GREAT NEW STUFF

Come see us live onstage this Wednesday with   in "Obstacle #5"

Erin J. Morgart Tres, Trevor Coppola, Issac Taylor, Lydia Cornell, Mark Steines, Max Schlossberg, DiLee


Mark Steines, Lydia Cornell, John Tesh, Connie Selleca
Candyce Milo, Lydia Cornell, Richard Horvitz

Michael Spound, Lydia Cornell, Pete Gardner

Max Schlossberg, Lydia Cornell, Pete Handleman




Candi Milo, Lydia Cornell, Paul Pape, Richard Horvitz

Tony Nunes, Man with Arms, Richard Horvitz, J. Teddy Garces 

Evan Arnold, Tony Nunes, Someone's Arms, Richard Horvirz, Lydia Cornell, J. Teddy Garces

Tony Nunes, Evan Arnold, J. Teddy Garces, Richard Horvitz, Erin Murphy



NEWS RELEASE Press Contact: Jake O’Flaherty 

“HOLLYWOOD SHORTS”
Runs: July 9 - August 6, 2014 Wednesday nights only @ 8pm
Buy Tickets: Brownpapertickets.com or Goldstar.com 
Whitefire Theatre 13500 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Running Time: 90 minutes Website: whitefiretheatre.com or 818-990-2324
Special Theatre Info:
Concessions
Wheelchair Access
Valet available at Boneyard Bistro (across the street) 13539 Ventura Blvd. for $4.50

Please join the Whitefire Theatre in our dedication to developing original works as we proudly present the return of the hit show “HOLLYWOOD SHORTS”, with all NEW original short plays performed by an exciting lineup of 24 TV & Movie actors and written by Award Winning TV & Film writers in this amazing round of 8 rapid –fire, 10 minute original short plays featuring themes such as a motley group of BBQ Dads; a college reunion gone wrong, then all too right; a loving couple’s sparring debate over healthy eating; 2 Latin lovers take us all over the map; 1 woman’s look back at the 2 men she loved; breaking up over brunch, with help from the waiter & more! Hollywood Shorts will keep you on your toes and remind you that great things often come in small packages. Playwrights Michael Sardo(Rizzoli & Isles); Bob Colleary (Touched By An Angel); Gary Dontzig(Murphy Brown), Tom Seeley (The Jeff Foxworthy Show), Kathleen Bird York (Oscar Nominee for “Crash”), Russ Woody( Drew Carey Show), Ed Horowitz (La Femme Nikita), &Andy Rooster Bloch are the award winning TV & Film writers premiering their original short plays.

Starring: Mark Steines (Hallmark’s Home & Family host), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), Paul Pape (Saturday Night Fever), Michael Spound (Hotel), Pete Handelman (The Mothman Prohpecies), Sean Bolger (Chicago Fire), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Gregory James (Jilted), Tony Nunes (Pastor Greg), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Michael Monks (End of Watch), Spencer Garrett (Iron Man 3), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), J.Teddy Garces (NCIS-LA), Teresa Ruiz (Major Crimes), Pete Gardner (Eagleheart), Lisa Pescia (Body Chemistry), Sophia Louisa Lee(The Betrayal), Clarinda Ross( United States of Tara), William Cannon(Into The Woods), Max Schlossberg(Brothely Love), Candi Milo(Wilfred),Richard Horvitz(Crazy Stupid Love), Jackie Falcon(Bloodlines), Jerry Butey(Necrolectric), Brian Drolet(The Hills),( Evan Arnold(Garfield) & Jake O’Flaherty(Weeds). Directed by Moosie Drier & Bryan Rasmussen. Produced by Jake O’Flaherty.


Starring: Mark Steines (Hallmark’s Home & Family host), Lydia Cornell (Too Close For Comfort), Paul Pape (Saturday Night Fever), Michael Spound (Hotel), Pete Handelman (The Mothman Prohpecies), Sean Bolger (Chicago Fire), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Gregory James (Jilted), Tony Nunes (Pastor Greg), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Michael Monks (End of Watch), Spencer Garrett (Iron Man 3) J.Teddy Garces (NCIS-LA), Teresa Ruiz (Major Crimes), Pete Gardner (Eagleheart), Lisa Pescia (Body Chemistry), Sophia Louisa Lee(The Betrayal), Clarinda Ross( United States of Tara), William Cannon(Into The Woods), Max Schlossberg(Brothely Love), Candi Milo(Wilfred),Richard Horvitz(Crazy Stupid Love), Jackie Falcon(Bloodlines), Jerry Butey(Necrolectric), Brian Drolet(The Hills),( Evan Arnold(Garfield) & Jake O’Flaherty(Weeds). Directed by Moosie Drier & Bryan Rasmussen. Produced by Jake O’Flaherty.

Monday, July 14, 2014

PICS FROM OPENING NIGHT ~ A SMASH HIT!

I'm in Hollywood Shorts as opposed to Bermuda shorts!. Come play with us at 8PM every Wednesday at the Whitefire Theatre in an experience of 10-minute short plays written by Emmy winning and Academy Award nominated writers, starring TV and Film stars!

Here is a list of the talent involved. I want to do theater all the time now. The audience LOVED IT and there were great laughs. 


Michael Spound, Lydia Cornell, Pete Gardner



Candy Milo, Richard Horvitz




Lydia Cornell, Mark Steines my costar in "Obstacle #5" Hollywood Shorts 













Monday, June 30, 2014

OOPS ~ WE OPEN JULY 9 ~ HOLLYWOOD SHORTS OPENING NIGHT JULY 9 at the WHITEFIRE THEATRE





ATTENTION: PRIOR OPENING NIGHT OF JULY 2 IS CANCELLED! 



HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!


PLEASE COME TO THE SHOW - get your tickets below. WEDNESDAYS ONLY for 5 weeks

This is a series of 10-minute vignettes by FILM and TV stars and writers, including David Mamet. My costar is the host of Hallmark Channel's Home and Family Show Mark Steines (former Entertainment Tonight Host)
Show opens Wednesday, July 9 at 8 PM and runs EVERY WEDNESDAY through August 6.  Tickets are available at 




Friday, June 20, 2014

I'M LIVE ON STAGE IN HOLLYWOOD SHORTS ~ COME JOIN THE FUN!



PLEASE COME TO THE SHOW - get your tickets below. WEDNESDAYS ONLY for 6 weeks
This is a series of 10-minute vignettes by FILM and TV stars and writers, including David Mamet. My costar is the host of Hallmark Channel's Home and Family Show Mark Steines (former Entertainment Tonight Host)
Show opens Wednesday, July 2 at 8 PM and runs EVERY WEDNESDAY through August 6.  Tickets are available at 




STALKER NIGHTMARE IS ALMOST OVER…. OR IS IT?

Today, my good friend Lonnie Senstock, posted the entire decision by the courts regarding the man who has been trying in vain to ruin my life and the lives of other celebrities and friends such as Gene Simmons of KISS, Kelsey Grammer, Barbara Niven, Edward Walsh, David Fleming and countless others.

Here is the transcript from the Court:



TO ALL TABLOID REPORTERS: This story has hurt my family and hundreds of other innocent people. PLEASE CORRECT this and GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT.

I never sued Kelsey Grammer and I never sued "Comedian Richard Lewis!"

The 'stalker incident', in which a convicted felon posing as a war hero and JAC-C Criminal Attorney, sued Kelsey Grammer in my name — on top of myriad crimes and threats — has truly been a bizarre experience. This stalker has propagated lies all over the Internet, on various free websites such as 'rip-off report' in which criminals are allowed to post whatever lies they want until you PAY Rip Off Report to 'arbitrate' or take down the lies. Even the police can't get it done. Is this the American way?  

 TMZ & RADAR ONLINE: I NEVER SUED KELSEY GRAMMER ~ 

A Public Apology to Kelsey Grammer from Lydia Cornell

"Kelsey and I Were Both Framed by the Same Stalker!"

Amanda A. Brooks

Truth is stranger than fiction. Lydia Cornell has been through a traumatic year, and I sat down with her to get a glimpse of the strange things going on in her life with men, and the incident regarding "suing" Kelsey Grammer - which came about because of a stalker. 

1)Lydia, tell us about "suing" Kelsey Grammer - which came about because of a stalker. 
"I found out I was suing Kelsey Grammer when I read the headlines on TMZHuffington PostDaily Mail, Radar Online, The New York Post, and Yahoo in June of 2012: 'Kelsey Grammer Sued by Lydia Cornell After Both Get Duped in Ponzi Scheme,' says Lydia Cornell. When I tried to protest and correct the story, my counsel put a gag order on me. Then I discovered that the co-counsel in our case was a convicted felon posing as a lawyer who became my stalker who was really a hairdresser who had never gone to law school. And this was the person making most of the legal decisions in our case.
My question is: why can't I have a normal stalker like Sheryl Crow has?
On September 13, 2012, I was granted a dismissal with prejudice from the civil case. But just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder, my stalker, impersonating an "Attorney General", indicted me in the RICO act and named me as a defendant in my own lawsuit, along with our Judge (Hon. Jan Pluim); his Clerk, Kelsey Grammer, Gene Simmons, Corbin Bleu, James Hillis Ford, and all my fans and friends on Facebook, including acclaimed filmmaker Lonnie Senstock and Security expert Glen Ratcliff. He indicted me as a criminal in my own case against the alleged organized criminals! This was a Three Stooges court moment; one of the funniest moments in court history. 
I try to turn every tragedy into comedy, but this is no laughing matter. This man violated my restraining order, posted death threats along with my home address, stole the identity of an authentic war hero, bullied my friends - and got the tabloids to go along with it.
Then something so terrifying happened, it could only occur in a David Lynch-Alfred Hitchcock movie. Since this is an ongoing investigation, there are secrets I'm not allowed to disclose yet. But it's as bizarre as a true-life version of "Breaking Bad."
I never intended to sue Kelsey Grammer, and hope any damage to his reputation is repaired."
Cornell, America's sweetheart and virginal sex symbol best known for the classic hit series "Too Close for Comfort," more recently seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and several award-winning independent films, has spent the better part of the last decade raising boys, working as an activist for women's issues, writing her upcoming humor book series, mentoring teens and doing inspriational public speaking. Her new talk show "On the Edge w/ Lydia Cornell has been nominated for a Stitcher Award as part of radio network "Beats and Eats".  Also featured on their network is former star of MTV's "Awkward", Matthew Fahey, "Hell's Kitchen" chefs Barret Beyer & Anthony Rodriguez, and sports broadcasters-turned-pop-culture podcasters, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso. Cornell's show discusses issues including paranormal sex, celebrity horror stories, spiritual recovery, and how to overcome hardship with humor. Her motto is: "If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life."
Finding humor in the darkest places, Cornell's spiritual resurrection story is about overcoming drug, alcohol, and Adderall addiction, tragedy, abuse, betrayal, and divorce. "But I couldn't leave my marriage sooner because I was getting too much comedy material out of it," she writes.