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Hollywood 411 News Best of Christmas 2022

Christmas is nearly upon us. Instead of getting “wrapped” up on finding the most awe inspiring gifts, placing all the twinkling lights, and finding the tallest tree, it’s time to appreciate family and friends…and those who have worked hard all year long to bring forth their talent and amaze you, show you some tenderness from the past, enlightenment for the present and entertainment for the future…Let’s share the music, laughter and love of this past year with the best of the best in entertainment and perhaps find a great and unusual gift in doing so…..


Best Album of the Year

1) Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar
2) Crash by Charli XCX
3) Motomami by Rosalia
4) Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You by Big Thief
5) Ants from Up There by Black Country, New Road
6) Lucifer on the Sofa by Spoon
7) Harry’s House by Harry Styles
8) Dawn FM by The Weeknd
9) I Never Liked You by Future
10) Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny

Best Singles

1) The World’s Gonna Come Around by Leon and the Peoples
2) Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran
3) Let It Go by YNG Zuck
4) Shivers by Ed Sheeran
5) As It Was Harry Styles
6) Pretty Girls by Randy Edelman
7) Go by Cat Burns
8) The Temperature is Hot by THE AMERICAN RELICS
9) Heat Waves by Glass Animals
10) Come On England (You Better Believe It) by Nigel Carr and My Beating Heart

Artists To Watch For

1) Michael Shapiro
2) Miles Schon
3) Rocky Kramer
4) Kylie Marshall
5) Randy Edelman
6) Renee Leavitt
7) Daisy Jopling
8) Monkey Kings
9) Howard Bloom
10) Nigel Carr

Best Live Performances of 2022

1) Randy Edelman- The Pretty Girls Tour at City Winery NYC
2) Rocky Kramer- The Santa Fe Festival in Santa Fe
3) Daisy Jopling- Irradiance in NYC
4) Randy Edelman-A Life in 80 Minutes at Chelsea Table and Stage NYC
5)The Immediate Family- NYC
6) Testament- On Tour
7) Edge of Paradise- On Tour
8) Reckless in Vegas- Las Vegas
9) The B-52s- The Beacon Theatre
10) Adam Ant- On Tour

Best Film Soundtracks

1) The Beast Inside by Randy Edelman
2) Elvis By Baz Luhrmann and Anton Monstead
3) The Batman by Michael Giacchino
4) The Duke by George Fenton
5) The Northman by Robin Carolan and Sebastian Gainsborough
6) Fresh by Alex Somersault
7) Scream by Brian Tyler
8) Ambulance by Lorne Balfe and Michael Bay
9) Turning Red by Ludwig Goransson
10) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness by Danny Elfman and Sam Raimi

Movies To Watch For in 2023

1) Fast X
2) Magic Mike’s Last Dance
3) The Marvels
4) Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
5) Creed III
6) Purgatorium
7) Quigley 2
8) Scream 6
9) Shazam! Fury of the Gods
10) Get Her
11) John Wick Chapter 4
12) The Flash
13) Indiana Jones 5
14) Dog Moon
15) Roosevelt
16) Barbie
17) The Beast Inside
18) The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
19) The Little Mermaid
20) Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Best TV, Radio and Podcasts to Enjoy Over Christmas

1) Smartless Host Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett
2) The Simonetta Lein Show Host Simonetta Lein
3) The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell Hosts Jimmy Star and Ron Russell
4) Movie Reviews and More Host Brian Sebastian
5) If These Walls Could Talk Host Wendy Stewart Kaplan and Tym Moss
6) Profiles with Mickey Burns Host Mickey Burns
7) Rock & Roll Tuesday’s Host Rocky Kramer
8) The Happy Hour Podcast Host Ray Chace
9) FSF PopCast Host Tim Beisiegel
10) Adventures of The Pipeman Host Dean K. Piper
11) Wild Child Host Roger Gardner and Ike Avelli
12) Hollywood Red Carpet Radio Host Debbie Cheney Perkins
13) The Michael Brian Show Host Michael Brian
14) Louder Than War Radio Host Nigel Carr
15) Leland Sklar’s YouTube Host Leland Sklar
16) Good Times With Gabe Host Gabriel Evan
17) A Juicy Pear Podcast Host Wendy Kok
18) The Daily Host Hosts Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise
19) What’s Happening Now Radio Show Host Sunydew
20) Gary Leavitt and Friends 95.9 WATD FM Host Gary Leavitt
21) WTF Host Marc Marin
22) The Mike Wagner Show Host Mike Wagner
23) The Freakin’ Awesome Podcast Hosts Anthony Boese and Matthew Guy
24) Positively America Host Ernie Anastos
25) The David Bowers Award Show Host David Bowers

Best Reads

1) Einstein, Michael Jackson and Me by Howard Bloom
2) Waiting For Adam by Eileen Shapiro
3) From the Projects to Profiles by Mickey Burns
4) Everybody Loves Me by Leland Sklar
5) Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
6) All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
7) River of the Gods by Candice Millard
8) What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo
9) The Maid: A Novel by Nita Prose
10) Over A Cup Of Caramelized Chocolate by William Byron Hillman

Most Notable Benefits 2022

1) Let Me Help Inc, The Children of the World, produced by John Velasco, Hosted by John “SohoJohnny” Pasquale
2) The Biggest Halloween Parade, produced by Wonderama, Times Square Alliance and UNICEF
3) Justice Art Music on Stage, produced by Perfilma University of Indonesia
4) War Child UK Benefit, Portishead
5) Tilbert House produced by the same
6) 2022 International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert, at UN General Assembly
7) Concert for Ukraine, at Birmingham‘s Resorts World Arena
8) Queen and Paul Rogers for Ukraine
9) U2 Stand by Ukraine
10) Pink Floyd -reunited to record an album for Ukraine

Best Places to Check Out NFTs

1) NFT Drop
2) Tamadge NFT
3) Cocky NFT
4) Calvaria NFT
5) Silk
6) Real Estate Investment Group
7) Lucky Block
8) DeFi Coin
9) Soho Techniques
10) Battle Infinity

The Best Publications on the Planet (and hang on there’s many)
We have compiled this list excluding ourself to promote other popular magazines around the world…..

1) The Hollywood Digest
2) The Hype Magazine
3) Pop Wrapped
4) Get Out Magazine
5) The Spotted Cat Magazine
6) Louder Than War
7) Blazing Minds
8) LA/NY Weekly Times
9) The Entrepreneur Magazine
10) Vents Magazine
11) Broadway World
12) Skope Magazine
13) Splash Magazines
14) Jimmy Stars World
15) TRV Countdown
16) Influencer News Magazine
17) The Indie Source Magazine
18) Business Remark
19) Daily Pop News
20) Daily Geek Report
21) FAME Magazine
22) Rainbow Affair
23) Big Celebrity Buzz
24) Entertainment Eyes
25) The Source
26) People
27) Rolling Stone
28) Huffington Post
29) Rock’d Magazine
30) Famous and Made
31) Music Week News
32) Melody Maker Magazine
33) NY Times
34) The Guardian
35) Essentially Pop
36) Billboard
37) Forbes
38) Nashville Music Guide
39) Celebrity Zones
40) Rock NYC