Awesome time filming our award-winning short film, Zen Diaries: The Lockdown, with such an amazing cast & crew! Starring Rich Tola, Kayla Moore, Jonny Haug, Romi Valenti, Anita Davenport, Jennifer Cheung and A.P. Moses.
Have an awesome day everyone, and hope to see you on the mat. Peace – R
We’re talking all things Movies & Music today with my special guests, DJ Rebekka Starr and MC Freddy Figs. Starting with their favorite genre of Hip-Hop, we discuss the history of music from the early 1970’s to today’s wildly popular Electronica (EDM) and the Top 10 DJs that rule the raves.
On a beautiful sunny day in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Tola also Talks about movies that spotlight “The Valley” including We Are Your Friends (Zac Efron) and Elektra Luxx (Carla Gugino), plus what this infamous basin is really know for: strip malls, sushi restaurants in strip malls, and of course, porn stars. We also pay tribute to the King of Hip-Hop, Eminem, and the late Adult Film Actress, August Ames, an unfortunate victim of cyberbullying. Thanks for tuning-in everyone! Peace – R
Always a blast talking with my good friend, Actor/Comedian and Producer, Barry Ratcliffe. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Tola Talks goes into hyper-speed with the super high-energy Ratcliffe talking about his days in the 90’s working with Don Johnson on Nash Bridges, to his recent days on WGN’s gritty drama, Outsiders. Not to mention Rich’s dogmatic talk about positivity always rules over negativity, specifically as it relates to the current witch hunt for Hollywood’s sexual predators, Serena Gomez getting bashed for lip-syncing at the AMAs, and hometown heroin overdoses.
Plus there’s more including protecting the world’s endangered species and #BeKindtoElephants, fitness tips for the holidays and movies flashbacks – talking Men in Black (1997) and George Clooney’s The American (2010).
Hey everyone, keep the momentum going and never lose sight of your goals…it works.
Also catch me in the Next Comic Standing competition at the HaHa Cafe Comedy Club in North Hollywood on Monday, August 3rd @ 8:30p. It’s a comedy contest amongst up and coming comics where you get to vote for your Top 3 that will go through to the finals.
Comedy Monologue on today’s show, plus Tola Talks about Britney Spears & Nelly Furtado, Gianni Versace & Robin WIlliams (RIP), Dead Poets Society & Carpe Diem, Giving Tuesday & Cyber Attacks, and the Top 10 Reasons to Quit Drinking – on Rich’s seven year anniversary.
Tola Talks about Anna Nicole Smith & John Lennon (RIP), Jon Stewart, Judd Nelson, Bonnie & Clyde, MTV’s Beavis & Butt-head, Groucho Marx, and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. On Freaky Friday, Rich also talks about children under the age of two using smart phones, plus it’s a 5-way tie for the Get Your S#!T Together Award. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about Christina Applegate & the Bush twins, John F. Kennedy Jr & Joe DiMaggio (RIP), Jimi Hendrix & Woody Woodpecker, Apple & the NASDAQ, and the violence in Ferguson, MO. It’s also Top 10 Tuesday, so Rich gives you the Top 10 Colleges and Universities in the World as determined by U.S. News & World Report. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about our debut show on youtube.com/tolatalks and all things Movie Mondays, including the review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 starring Jennifer Lawrence.Rich also talks about katherine Heigl, Colin Hanks, Oscar Robertson, Charles Darwin and Survival of the Fittest, JFK and memorable quotes, Black Friday and new deals from Dell, Microsoft and Staples, the 10 Most Educated Cities in America, plus gives the Get Your S#!T Together Award to the woman from Australia who left her baby to die in a sewage drain.
Tola Talks about the Full Moon & how to use its energy, the significance of the number 50 & The Old Testament, icy cold weather & Economic optimism spreading across the US, Dark Web operations & cybercriminals getting busted, massive estates in Beverly Hills & listing prices of $195 million, Marc Zuckerberg simplifying his life with hoodies & t-shirts, plus Victoria Secret & their new language catering to the non-supermodels. On a special Top 10 Fridays, Rich also cuts through all the fat and gives it to you straight with his 20 Ways to Be 20 Years Younger.
Tola Talks about Death with Dignity & physician assisted suicide, the $4 Billion spent on midterm elections & Dark Money Groups, the Windy City & blindfolded tightrope walks between Chicago skyscrapers, the new World Trade Center in NYC & America’s tallest building, plus the Get Your S#!T Together Award to a dead whale surfing idiot in Australia. On Movie Mondays, Rich also introduces a new segment called What’s Your ATA? (Ask Tola Anything), and reviews the new Jack Gyllenhaal psycho-thriller, Nightcrawler.