Spilling My Personal Tea

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There’s a few fun, exciting, labor-intensive updates to share:

You may have noticed I have a proliferation of new Facebook Fan Pages.  Many of my shows are growing and need their own dedicated feeds separate from my personal Facebook & Twitter feeds.  The one that’s about to pop is “Horror Talk with Kristin West“.  Follow us on Twitter & LIKE us on Facebook so that you’re up-to-date.   After all, have no #FOMO if you’re connected.

Star Power:  Celebrities & Astrology is also gaining momentum.  I partnered with the LA Wire, so they are now getting my weekly horoscopes and broadcasts too.  Be sure to follow Star Power & LIKE that page as well.  Magic is everywhere.

That’s just what’s okay for me to discuss at the moment.  There’s a lot of fun, cool stuff coming up.  If you’re dying to be the first to be in-the-know, I strongly suggest that you join two of my Facebook Groups:  Fans of Kristin West AND Kristin West’s Upcoming TV, Movie, Radio & Streaming Events.

I’ve been in a land of contracts and paperwork, editing bays and more.  Can’t wait to share everything.  As I said in some of my personal posts, the ink’s still dryin’…

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Corbin Nash’s Fernanda Romero Loves Horror

Fernanda Romero is a multi-talented woman, an influencer, a favorite of Spanish language TV, a model, a host and a fun person to talk to.  Check out my conversation with her for Domain of Horror.  She’s an avid horror movie fan and a champion of diversity in movies and TV.

Listen to her discuss her love of horror movies & more!

Catch it YouTube too!

Stream Queen & Scream Queen

Have you caught my show on UpLive USA?  I am currently streaming Headlines & Hot Topics LIVE on UpLive Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 4 PM PT.  Join the party!

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On this show, I cover the hottest headlines and few that I feel deserve more attention too.  I also cover the latest Hollywood celeb dish and there’s no lack of fun with some improv thrown in too.  In this past week alone, the show has taken on the flu epidemic in the US, killer whales’ newly discovered ability for mimicry, the origins of Ground Hog Day, Steve Wynn’s woes with the Nevada Gaming commission and more–and that’s not even the celebrity news!

We’re scheduling guest to come on this show soon for a fun, unfiltered celeb experience, so join me on UpLive.  You can keep tabs by LIKING my Facebook page too.  Vote on the hot topic poll and let’s talk about what you’re interested in discussing more in-depth.

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“Headlines & Hot Topics with Kristin West” Heads to UpLive

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Besides being my birthday, which is always a special day, I have a BIG announcement today.  My new show, “Headlines & Hot Topics with Kristin West” will debut on the live streaming app, UpLive, next week, airing Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 PM PT.  This show will be edu-tainment at its best, so please join me on UpLive!

Psst…Super Top Secret Sneak Peak!

Can you keep a secret?

Here’s some stills from my first round of interviews for Domain of Horror!

Horror Talk with Kristin West:  Dawn Noel
Learn how to portray a zombie like a pro from Dawn Noel of Fear the Walking Dead.

 

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Scream Queen Debra Lamb and I have many things in common, including the fact we’re both still writing “2017” on our checks and it’s already 2018.

Debra’s interview will be on Domain of Horror on 1/9.  Dawn’s will be up on 1/11 or catch them both on my YouTube channel on the evening of their release dates.

LIKE Domain of Horror!

Hi folks & Happy New Year!

Hope all was merry & bright for you as 2017 wound down.  2018 seems to be starting in big and amazing ways.  I am so pleased to let you all know that I am now a contributor for Domain of Horror.

Spread the horror love and LIKE them on Facebook.

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Tell the FCC to Maintain Net Neutrality

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Net neutrality concerns all of us.  Actor friend Carl Bressler just gave me the scoop on Facebook on how to petition the FCC to keep the net neutral.

Here’s how to do it, courtesy of Carl:

1. On your computer, not your phone! – go to: www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express
2. Enter under Proceeding the numbers 17-108.
3. In comments, say you support Title 2 oversight of ISPs. Also say that you support net neutrality.

*Fill in the form carefully; they’ve made it less friendly and impossible to fill in by phone, on purpose. 

Here was what I wrote to the FCC:

 I support Title 2 oversight of ISPs. I support net neutrality. Like the printing press of the 1400s, the internet fundamentally democratized the way we communicate, make it easier for everyone to have a voice–not just leaders or the wealthy. Any attempt to de-neutralize the internet is deeply damaging to our freedom of speech, freedom of press and freedom of assembly and no “free market” consideration should ever infringe on our freedoms of speech, press and assembly.

So many of us actors and other creatives are now really in the business of content creation, just as much as we are in the entertainment biz or the movie biz.  The neutral net has created immense opportunities for us to showcase our talents and a net that is not neutral will limit what audiences we can reach.  It is important for every creative to fight for net neutrality.

Please do this today!

Behind Hollywood’s Stereotype Hype

Powerhouse producers & directors came on What Women Want Talk Radio to show us what more inclusive filmmaking can and should be. Listen to this compelling interview with the teams behind two successful films, Murder in the Woods and Seeking Valentina.

Not Just a Hollywood Problem

I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of women in the world.   Hollywood was reeling over the avalanche of harassment and sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.  The #MeToo hashtag is near-constant in my various feeds.  I am saddened.  I keep asking myself, “How do I take action?”  And more importantly, how to take action that reverbs beyond just Hollywood?

I see Saudi women claiming their right to drive and wanting more of the rights that we in the USA take for granted.  There’s been significant action to stop child-marriage in India.   Men are expressing remorse, sympathy and solidarity for the women brave enough to tell world their “Me Too”.   There IS progress.

I had a conversation with Nada Nasserdeen of Rise Up For You this morning.   It will be up soon.  We discussed so many things and one of the things that came up was the pay gap.  What Harvey Weinstein did was horrible, and once the headlines fade on this, we still have to keep pushing for economic equality.  Abuse of power is intimately tied to money. Having money does not give you the right to abuse other people.  One of the things that stands out about the Harvey Weinstein debacle was how  he was perceived as  a “golden goose” to quote Scott Rosenberg, a long-time associate.  If you haven’t read Rosenberg’s comments, read it.  Weinstein’s ability to make box office money left him unchecked. Considering how little progress has been made to include more women in the decision-making process of commercial film and television, it’s no wonder that he would-be-Harvey-s would feel invincible.

How do we move forward beyond this week?

  • Reach out to a woman in entertainment and let her know you support her.  Let her know that you care.
  • Go to a play or movie directed or produced by a woman.  Support women in the arts.  There’s an old maxim that “You’re only as good as your last picture.”  Let’s support women making art.
  • Do not tolerate bad behavior, “locker room talk” or any action that demeans a woman or girl at home, work or school.
  • Support women globally, especially to empower them economically.  A threat to women’s freedoms anywhere compromises women’s freedom everywhere.  One of my favorite ways to do this is by funding a micro-loan on Kiva.

This is about more than the transgressions of one man.  There are more Harvey-s in every industry, every country.  This is not just a Hollywood problem.  It’s a power imbalance that manifests everywhere from gilded Hollywood to the most humble villages on earth.  As long as the pay gap is tolerable to the majority, women will still be a minority, even if women outnumber men.

 

 

Matt’s Management Raises Money for Houston

My talent manager Matt Chassin has glowing testimonials on his website and if you’ve ever met Matt, you’d see why.  In honor of his upcoming milestone birthday, Matt is raising funds for Habitat for Humanity of Houston.

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Happy Birthday, Matt!

It’s so important to support Houston at this time with funds to trusted charities like Habitat for Humanity.  If you’d like to understand how funds do more than donations of items, please check out this article.

Check out Matt’s fundraiser on Facebook!

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