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HotterInHollywood.com isn't your average "Hollywood" site. Sure, we talk about what's HOT - not what's NOT - but the thing that really distinguishes HIH is simply this: we don't talk s**t about people. We're not "the outside" commenting on "the inside". We're The Inside telling the world what's really going on.
Looking for the inside scoop? HIH showcases the latest movies to see, the hottest tunes to download, the best restaurants to check out, celebrity interviews, charities that are making a difference, hot getaways to escape to, updates on what's in development, trends in beauty secrets, even where the stars go to get their pooches pampered (and where the owners go to get pampered). And sometimes we'll even invite a few guest contributors to come in and report from the trendy trenches in Tinseltown.
HIH was originally known as HotinHollywood.TV, an extension of the Hot In Hollywood benefit which was founded by actor-director Michael Medico. Now, under the management of Executive Editor Hiko Mitsuzuka (below), HIH has taken on a life of its own, celebrating the L.A. lifestyle and showcasing all facets of the entertainment industry.
A self-proclaimed pop culture connoisseur, Hiko resides in Los Angeles and has worked in television and commercial production ever since he packed his bags and left his native New York in 2002. A graduate of Boston University, Hiko has worked at the world-renowned Anonymous Content in L.A. and freelances as a treatment writer for several of the country’s top commercial directors and as a contributor for Instinct magazine, Campus Circle, and Picktainment.com.
In addition to his production work, Hiko is the creator of TheFirstEcho.com, (“Memoirs of a Pop Culture Junkie”), the entertainment editor for HIH affiliate BELLO Mag and Elmrox Media, and a former steering committee member for the aforementioned Hot in Hollywood benefit, which has raised more than half a million dollars in three years for domestic and international AIDS organizations.
In 2009, Hiko took on the role of producer, having worked on the short film, Bitch, an official selection of several festivals, which would be too boring to list here. Other projects include: the environmental PSA, Power Play, for CurrentTV, the anti-piracy series, Stealing Sucks, for the American Association of Independent Music (a2im.org), and Miss March Mishap and Vampires Suck: Dancing Werewolves for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment - all directed by Michael Medico.
Hiko's obsessions include Downton Abbey, quoting lines of dialogue from Happy Endings, and playing with Instagram. His weaknesses include chocolate chip cookies and movie theater popcorn. Tweet him @TheFirstEcho.
A native (and proud) Masshole, Garytt is possibly the most eclectic person you will ever meet. He'll rant and rave about his fantasy football team one moment and then make an off-the-cuff remark about Broadway musicals the next. He’ll pay money to go see professional wrestling as well as sit and watch ballet. He drinks whiskey (Jameson, on the rocks, to be precise). He is determined to keep you laughing just before he blindsides you with how profound he can be. He treats a karaoke performance as if it's a debut at Carnegie Hall. What else? He sings in the shower, can't grow a beard, cries at movies (last seen weeping at a matinee of Hugo), refuses to step foot inside a bar that doesn't serve draft beer, and hates talking on the phone.
All-Time Favorite Films: Goodfellas, Road to Perdition, Jurassic Park, Beauty and the Beast, Some Like It Hot, Can’t Hardly Wait, The Color of Money, Quiz Show, and Back to the Future.
Sarah is a native New Yorker with a mild case of Los Angeles. She’s 3/4 rock & roll and 1/4 country. After working in the music industry for the better part of 10 years, she pursues cheeseburgers and the perfect cocktail in her free time. She’s never met a Taco Tuesday she wouldn’t try.
You can find Sarah on Twitter @heyjustsaying.
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