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Having it All

When I was in high school, most of my friends and I skipped gym class, and went off somewhere to smoke cigarettes or party instead. When we did actually get caught or forced to participate in gym, most of us could barely make it around one loop of the quarter mile track without panting, wheezing, and feeling like we were going to keel over. We viewed–as did the music scene I was heavily into, the so called ‘jocks,’ as what they often were; mindless, sexist, homophobic jerks, that had no knowledge of or appreciation of anything outside of their mainstream, corporate backed, testosterone filled sports world. Certainly, they typically had no knowledge or care for the arts, such as fashion, music (to the degree we did), dance, photography, filmmaking, or fine art. While they were busy playing football or basketball, we were busy checking out the latest fashion magazine talking about the models and designers, or discussing revolutionary ideas, the French New Wave, fine art, or the CBGB’s or London punk scene–and of course, more partying.

There was of course, the occasional jock that also loved the same music we did. I remember one in particular, who was on the wrestling team, that had the Black Flag stripes tattooed on his arm. Who could argue he was sincere? Overall however, most so called ‘jocks’ were everything we were against. They’d harass us in the halls, and we’d fight right back.

This anti-exercise mind set of mine continued for many years, until finally one year, I decided to quit smoking. I replaced my addiction to tobacco, with the addiction of the adrenaline rush of jogging in my combat boots all around the city for many miles blasting music on my headphones. This lasted for years, until I finally got a bike. (LOL). Many years ago, I decided to take a class in martial arts. I was hooked. I still consider myself an amateur, but I loved the art form. I also started jogging again off and on, finally got a gym membership, and even more recently, took up mountain hiking, getting up to 12 and a half miles which I plan to soon beat. I had to start telling people I am not a jock, just an old school punk rocker, that quit partying hard.

Fortunately today, fitness is no longer just a game relegated to the so called jock mentality. Fitness has become trendy, and that’s a good thing. The majority of health problems in the U.S. and world are attributed to a lack of proper nutrition, enough clean water, good healthy diet, clean air, and exercise. A major health hazard–stress, is reduced by exercise. America, which has seen a rising epidemic of obesity in adults and children, is caused by poor diet, and lack of exercise.

New generations of kids and adults addicted to technology have greatly reduced their mobility and exercise. American government has made it cheaper to buy GMO tainted food and junk food, than to actually buy healthy, organic foods and drinks. In addition to certain math classes, cursive writing instruction, and the arts, sports programs and physical fitness classes are being eliminated in many schools nation wide. This is a tragedy.

The eradication of sports and physical fitness in schools, the promotion of poisoned foods with GMO’s and promotion of junk food, and the suppression of healthy, organic, all natural foods and drinks, combined with the promotion of dangerous over the counter and prescription drugs, is causing the decimation of children’s health. This agenda is based on nothing more than evil greed, against humanity.

The good news is, eating healthy and working out is becoming more and more popular. Whereas I got harassed over twenty years ago for being vegetarian by meat eaters, today, most of them commend me for my “healthy choice.” One does not have to be a jerk to love to get fit and stay fit. In today’s junk food, slave to the smart phone culture, the most radical thing a person can do is to reject the mainstream poison GMO food system, go organic, and get in the best, top, most physically fit condition one possibly can.

I’ve been ridiculously busy last month and this month, and missed my usual work out routines quite a bit, and I can totally feel it in every way. When I work out, I breathe better, sleep better, have less stress, have more energy, and am more productive. I am forcing myself to get on and stay on my usual routine. Working out is free, and in your power and control to do. No one can take that from you. It is also your right to decide what you put into your body. I dare you to work out– if you don’t, at least for a half hour, and at least 3 times a week, and I dare you to stop eating GMO’s if you do, and eat as healthy as you can. Your body, your mind, your job, will all be better for it. Let’s stop the stereotypes, and lets embrace our commonalities. We can care about life, culture, and others, and still get and stay fit. We can have and create massive energy and do great things.

You CAN have it all. Enjoy the new issue.

This content is copyright, 2016, The Hollywood Sentinel, Bruce Edwin, all world rights reserved. Music video, copyright Casablanca Records / PLG, Paramount Pictures, 1983, 2016, all world rights reserved.

Saving Drama for the Silver Screen

The Huntsman Hollywood SentinelWelcome to the newly revised Hollywood Sentinel! This online magazine is a creation that we are very passionate about, as we are passionate of all of the arts in general. The Hollywood Sentinel is the only magazine on the planet that covers all areas of the arts, features ‘only’ the good news, is seen by every star in its pages, as well as many more of the world’s most powerful people, and is created by working professionals in the entertainment industry. It is also unique in that it infuses a spiritual message in the publication, something lacking in most other entertainment publications. And, it serves as a voice to fans, to those aspiring in Hollywood, as well as an insider tool for top, A-level VIP’s and moguls.

After nearly a decade online, we decided it was time to re-vamp our look, upload speed, and smart phone capabilities. We are pleased that this new design does the job, enabling us to now bring The Hollywood Sentinel to you not only every Monday, but at times, with even daily new content. So, visit us often, explore the site, check out the back issues, and tell your friends and loved ones to read us too. There is truly a wealth of information and creativity in these pages, and we promise you, it will keep getting better, and better. You can always contact us via the contact box on the site, and for those of you that want to really do something great for yourself or your business, you can call us at 310-226-7176 to discuss advertising. Thank you for reading, and enjoy the new issue!

Letter from the Editor

By Bruce Edwin

The greatest things can be ruined by people that like to create problems, or have a negative attitude.  And people with the most potential can have that potential destroyed or stifled by those around them who create such drama, and havoc.  Having been a model and talent manager for over a decade, and now also a film producer and art dealer, I see time and time again, good people with good intentions and good deals or great talent, ruined by contact with the jealous, oppressive, or otherwise just nuts.  In fact, I have stated over and over, that one of the top 3 reasons people fail in Hollywood, is because they are surrounded by or are around at least one person who is jealous, invalidating, bullying, or psychotic. Getting rid of these people that are not only deal killers, career killers, and dream killers, but also health and life killers, is oftentimes, no easy task. They will often get their claws into a person so tight, fighting like mad to not let go, that they will make a person bleed, at least emotionally, before they can be flung off. Michael Jackson was surrounded by such parasites, and one of them ended up behind bars for a short while. And we all know how it turned out with Michael Jackson.

My first job as a film producer, talent manager, and art dealer is, after examining the deal, to research who is connected to it, and their level of honesty, integrity, and sanity. I have had to walk away from many great talents that could have been stars, and many multi-million dollar deals, because they were contaminated with toxic people that had evil intentions. When a person or business is under the influence of someone with evil intentions, or who is crazy, they will not prosper, they will fail.

The old adage of how one bad apple can spoil the bunch here rings true. It has been proven that our condition in life is generally reflected by the top 5 people we have relationships with. If your top 5 people you spend your time with are poor, mean, struggling, and negative, chances are your life will be like that too. However, if one’s top 5 people they surround them self with are happy, positive, successful, and always progressing, then that energy will generally rub off on you, and your life will often take that upward trend as well, as long as you model their behavior in good ways, and make it your own, applying the positive aspects to your own life and work.

One musician I recently met, who is talented, admitted to me that she was ‘jaded.’ This is another word for bored, tired, and lacking enthusiasm, or having a bad attitude or bad outlook on things in a certain area. I knew immediately she would most likely not be someone I wanted to deal with. After a short conversation, she rudely turned down an idea I had to get her work to some top, star musicians I know that could have helped her. She also later wrongly stated that I accused her of something that I did not accuse her of, but merely asked her about, during my investigation of her work. In other words, her sense of reality was distorted, because she was stuck in the past, dwelling on one area that made her ‘jaded,’ which caused her to not be able to handle current reality, and to lie. After less than 60 minutes, I knew I would not sign her, whereas had she not been so crazy, I know I could have helped her greatly.

It is true that ‘we are our own worst enemies’ when things are bad. If bad people are ruining one’s life, one has to realize this, admit it, and take responsibility for it. It is ultimately our decision of who we allow around us. So if someone is killing your dreams, you need to stop looking at them, and look at yourself, for letting them in. Be prepared to get away if they are too crazy and refuse to straighten out. And if you are not involved with them to begin with, don’t even waste your time–life is too short to deal with needless drama and problems you don’t have to have.

Be your own best friend, and demand that those around you live up to your expectations that you set for yourself. And make sure that you live up to them too. Be a person that keeps their word, that looks for the positive, that focuses on the good, that has a ‘success’ oriented attitude. Avoid dwelling on the past, and becoming ‘jaded.’ The world has enough problems, and enough jerks.  And if you are really that bored, you can turn on the news and watch all of this from a distance, in the form of a politician.  You don’t need to bring it home. As I say in Hollywood, “The only drama I want to have is on the silver screen!”

Snow White and the Huntsman

The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a new tale in the legendary saga.

Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Emily Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen—including Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain)—only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.

When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.

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L.A. Art Show, 2016

By Moira Cue

The Artist-Friendly Gallery: A Short Interview with Gallerist Eric Nord of Leon Gallery at the L.A. Art Show

“We consider it a collaboration with the artist. The core group of artists we work with,” says Eric Nord, “are like family to us.” “One of the things we do is say, ‘Here’s our space, tell us the show you’ve always wanted to do. And let’s make it happen.”

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No wonder Leon Gallery, in Denver, Colorado is booked up two years in advance. Artist-friendly gallerist Eric Nord has a passion for the artists at Leon that goes above and beyond the average relationship of dealer to artist. The gallery gets involved in the long-term growth of its artists by doing things that other galleries don’t, like helping the artist find residencies or large scale public installations.

In the video below, Eric, who co-owns the gallery along with Eric Dallimore and Camille Shortridge, discusses the work of Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Matt Scobey, and Tim Schwartz with The Hollywood Sentinel.

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