Sunday, 27 June 2010
Millions of Milkshakes opens its second location at Westfield Culver City! Starring World Champions L.A. Laker Ron Artest, New Boyz and Myles Brown. Special appearance by Quinton Aaron and OMG Girlz.
Millions of Milkshakes would like to give special thanks to:
Westfield Culver City Management
ACS - Patrick, Jen and Bella
Culver City Police Department
Host, Jawan Crismon
LA Laker Ron Artest
And extra special thanks to:
Paresh A. Shah
and Ron Luckerman
for producing an outstanding event.
Come grab your favorite shake at Millions of Milkshakes at Westfield Culver City.
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
New Boyz started 2009 as a Los Angeles underground youth phenomenon, but in only a matter of months, they’ve become rising stars on a national level. In this short time period, 17-year-olds Ben J and Legacy have gone from shows in local high school gyms to performing on the red carpet at the BET Awards and booking an impressive lineup of concerts across the country.
This astounding jump comes from the success of their song “You’re a Jerk,” a hypnotic
dancefloor-filler that the New York Times called “pretty much perfect.” Though it started as a favorite on MySpace, it has turned into a certified hit. It not only became the most requested track on influential L.A. radio station Power 106, but it’s taken over playlists around the country. During its first week for sale on iTunes, “You’re a Jerk” sold over 53 thousand copies.
The duo of Ben J (born Earl Benjamin) and Legacy (Dominic Thomas) met as freshmen at
Hesperia High School in San Bernardino County. Both were part of the same extra large rap group, but then each left to become solo artists. With their October birthdays only a day apart, they pooled their gift money to buy rudimentary recording equipment. After Legacy transferred to a new school, they decided to combine forces as New Boyz, creating a sound, slang and fashion sense that’s made them the biggest hip-hop group to emerge from L.A. in years.
While “You’re a Jerk” has helped bring New Boyz global recognition, the song has also shown a spotlight on Los Angeles’ growing, and teen-driven, jerk music movement. Jerk music is a stripped down party sound, largely created on home computers for kids with crazy haircuts, and has been building in popularity around the city for years. The neon bright video for “You’re a Jerk” features appearances from many of the rubber-limbed dance crews associated with the scene. In fact, it was these dancers that helped popularize the song in the first place, taking it from MySpace to YouTube and eventually gaining the attention of radio DJs. “We just did ‘You’re a Jerk’ as another song, the fans are the ones that did all the promoting,” says Ben J. “They started making jerk video after jerk video after jerk video to it.”
Though “You’re a Jerk” is the first single from Skinny Jeanz & A Mic, their forthcoming album on Asylum/Warner Brothers, New Boyz is bigger than just one sound. “People think we only do jerk music, but we do a whole lot of everything,” says Legacy. “The album’s about the typical teenage life.” For instance, “Colorz” finds them repping the colorful clothing worn by today’s youth, while “Tie Me Down” takes on girls who are overeager to lock them down in relationships.
Though Skinny Jeanz & A Mic features the sonic imprint of modern movements like hyphy and Atlanta’s own teen rap madness, it’s also heavily influenced by the minimal bass and drum machine sound from hip-hop’s earliest days. While Legacy handled the distinctive production on half of the album, including “You’re a Jerk,” initially this move was done out of necessity. “I knew if we didn’t make our own beats, we’d have to pay people, and we didn’t have any money at the time,” says Legacy. “I had to teach myself to make beats. I’d watch YouTube for tutorials.”
For the rest of the album, New Boyz are going into the studio with Diplo, the internationally respected DJ and producer responsible for MIA’s “Paper Planes,” but are also working with other young L.A. producers including JHawk, Jukebox, Talent and Jay-Nari. The results only enhance Skinny Jeanz & A Mic’s celebration of teenage talent. “They’re kids like us,” says Legacy.
Hollywood, CA, May 18, 2010 – Introducing the young, talented and very adorable MYLES BROWN! From the moment he was born his bloodline has been embedded in him to be a STAR and a POWERFUL FORCE. Signed with Clear Talent Group, Myles has been in the scene since he was six. He kicked off his unbelievable career as a dancer for R&B singer, Chris Brown. He has worked with other artists such as; P. Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg and Madonna, just to name a few. Not only has he been featured in music videos but has done performances on Oprah, Tyra Show, Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Fresh Beats Band, So You Think You Can Dance, etc.
With Myles having a great background in entertainment and an incredible resume of experience it’s no surprise that Myles is doing BIG THINGS. The most recent project he has acquired is being a part of Shakira’s new video, “Time for Africa”, directed by Marcus Raboy. Shakira is one of the faces of the World Cup and with Myles being a part of this spectacular project it will continue to shoot him to the top.
LOOK OUT FOR Myles in SHAKIRA’s music video, “Time for Africa”.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
World Champion Los Angeles Lakers’, Ron Artest will perform his new single “Champions” at Westfield Culver City on Friday, June 25 at 6pm. The performance, in partnership with Millions of Milkshakes, will take place on Level 1,
- New Boyz with special guest Myles Brown performing “Break My Bank” featuring Iyez and “Tie Me Down” featuring Ray J
- OMG Girlz performing their single “Haterz” featuring New Boyz
Customers have the opportunity to watch the special performers create their own custom milkshakes at the new Millions of Milkshakes store – from over 50 toppings. In addition, customers will have a chance to enter to win autographed Ron Artest Jerseys and other Lakers’ memorabilia.
About Millions of Milkshakes
At Millions of Milkshakes, customers design their own milkshake from a choice of over 50 toppings, including a range of candies, chocolates, cereals, fruits and protein boosts, as well as ice cream, non-fat yogurt and vegan ice cream. In less than 12 months, Millions of Milkshakes has become a celebrity hotspot with a long wait-list of actors, musicians and athletes requesting to make their own signature shakes. This event is in celebration the much anticipated opening of their new location at Westfield Culver City.
Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Audiences everywhere are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is set for release August 3, 2011.
Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the "Smurfs" television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; "SNL's" Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.
In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs' nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris's boss, a cosmetics executive.
This film is not yet rated.
Produced by Sony Pictures Animation & The Kerner Entertainment Company. Released by Columbia Pictures, an Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
RUSSELL SIMMONS DEBUTS THE NOH8 SHAKE AT MILLIONS OF MILKSHAKES DURING 2010 LA PRIDE CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 12th
Russell Simmons and NOH8 join forces with Millions of Milkshakes and Christopher Street West to create the first ever NOH8 shake during 40th Anniversary LA PRIDE Celebration.
Russell Simmons will travel to Los Angeles to join an extensive roster of celebrities by posing for and supporting the NOH8 photographic photo protest. In honor of his involvement with NOH8 and just in time for LA PRIDE, Simmons will unveil the NOH8 milkshake at the Millions of Milkshakes West Hollywood Location. Simmons will be at the Millions of Milkshakes store on Saturday, June 12 serving customers the new shake at 7pm, and will then join in the PRIDE festivities at the R&B and main stages.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
6:30PM Press Check-In
7:00PM Russell Simmons greets customers and serves NOH8 shake
Millions of Milkshakes West Hollywood Location
8910 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069-4902
310 925 1667
About NOH8 Campaign:
The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.
About Millions of Milkshakes:
Millions of Milkshakes is a family place, where every teenager wants to be seen and where you can’t get your children to leave because everyone loves the experience. At Millions of Milkshakes, customers design their own milkshake from a choice of over 50 toppings, including a range of candies, chocolates, cereals, fruits and protein boosts, as well as ice cream, non-fat yogurt and vegan ice cream. In less than 12 months Millions of Milkshakes has become a celebrity hotspot with a long wait-list of actors, musicians, and athletes requesting to make their own signature shakes.
About Christopher West Street Association, Inc:
Christopher Street West Association, Inc., is a non-profit service organization within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community of Greater Los Angeles, committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach and better understanding within our community, as well as the heterosexual community. Today CSW brings together the skills, talents and vision of our diverse community to produce
the annual Greater Los Angeles LGBT Pride Celebration hosted by the independent City of West Hollywood.