Sunday, December 28, 2008

'A New Chapter of Life'

It has been 15 long hard days of pain. Learning to deal with pain is something all of us will experience sometime in life. Today is the start of a new chapter of my life. I want to thank all my amazing close friends for the help and support. I do believe people are placed into our lives for a reason although they may not be who they appeared they were at the begining it is for a reason. That reason does come with pain.
Some people like myself have a inner person that gives everything they have to the people that enter their lives. THIS IS NEVER APPRECIATED. is used as a sign of weakness. I/we have to learn to take care of ourselves more then another person as we are the most important person in our lives. Loyalty, honesty and faithfulness is most important when you open your life to someone. If they don't have that trait your road is leading down a dead end street. That leads to the pain.
You start to doubt yourself as a person and reevaluate your life, some good some bad. I felt all of this is the last 15 days. I now know that I am a solid good person. Although there are things that I need to work on for myself as we are not perfect. I do know that I do give 150% of myself to people and I need to cut that down to at least 80% this leaves more room for myself.
With the bad comes the good. It is strange how that happens but through my pain amazing things happened career wise that I guess are also signs that I am a good person and this is a new chapter of my life. We cannot change people we can only guide them and help them with our knowledge and experience. People have to want to change before anything can move forward.
This has been the worst holiday of my life and the most painful. This has also been one of the most trying times for me as a person. I do know this. 2009 is going to be a very special year for me as it is time for me to put that 150% into myself. There is no stopping me now. May all of you find what you are looking for in life.
One thing I can say for sure. The most loyalty and respect you will ever get is from a pet. I have found that with my little angel Stella Blue. Although she had to suffer my pain as well she also kept me off the path of destruction. It is amazing that something that weighs 11 pounds has so much power. I love you Stella

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Life Changing Experience

Tonight is Sunday December 21st 2008. The past 8 days have been some of the hardest days of my life to deal with. I have been in the most pain I have ever experienced. Personal issues are always hard to deal with. I wanted to share a very special experience that I had tonight.
Jesus Christ Superstar has been an inspiration for me ever since my parents took me to see the Broadway play back in the late 70's. It was that performance that truly started me in music. That was how my band was born with my three brothers. I was raised on Jesus Christ Superstar one of the most amazing Rock Operas ever created. With all my pain in the past 8 days I wasn't sure I would attend the show that was being performed in Beverly Hills with the original Jesus Mr. Ted Neeley. with the tickets I had purchased about a month ago. A couple of days ago I reached out to a friend to see if I would be able to meet Ted Neeley and interview him. I was granted the interview that day. This was now my excuse to make sure I attend the show. 5:30 this evening when I arrived at the theatre Ted was not there yet. I was waiting back stage with a full group of crew and cast. When the backstage door opened and Ted walked in he came directly toward me as if he knew me. I have never met him before or had any communications with him so this threw me off how he knew who I was. He said my name and invited me in his dressing room to talk. At this point I was trying to keep my composure and emotions under control due to the Pain I have been through in the past few days. I was now sitting back stage with a person who had inspired my life creatively and this I can say with certainty. Ted pulled up a chair and sat face to face with me and I started my interview. We talked about all things pertaining to the success and the fascination with JCS after all these years. Ted had asked me about some personal things about my life so I knew that he had done a little research on me as well. Ted sensed something was bothering me and a certain question and his answer triggered my emotions to run ramped. He then reached out and grabbed me and held me with such passion a calm feeling came over my entire being. He had such great words of encouragement and wisdom that I immediately felt at ease. This was a very special moment for me.

When Ted was called to the stage I knew this night was going to be extra special for me. The show began and I felt as if I was the only person in the entire theatre. His performance and the performance of the entire cast was truly amazing. I didn't want it to end. After the show I waited with my friends for Ted as he told me to leave my personal things in his dressing room as he wanted to see me after the show. When he came out he gave me another hug with the same passion as he did earlier. We talk for a bit and I left with my friends. I know that Ted is now a special person that will be part of my life. This was the start of something creatively special as well. When I returned home tonight I still had the same empty feelings that I have been having all week but with a brighter outlook. Tonight was what I needed to help me on the road to repair. Mr. Ted Neeley has performed the role of Jesus most of his life and has truly been able to transpire a very special relationship and connection with everyday people. He has touched me with his presence, his grace and personality and I truly feel blessed. Thank you Ted for a very special life changing experience.

(Double Click on the photo to view larger and see the passion in Teds eyes)



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Sadness


HOW I'M TRULY FEELING THIS TIME OF THE YEAR :(

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Taking Advantage of Bob

See what happens when you eat too late at night. The plan was to set out to Papoos on Riverside drive. Holly was in town for the day and we love the food there. Unfortunately they close at 8pm so close by was Bobs Big Boy. Lindsay and Holly had too much milk shake and onion rings and took advantage of Bob. Good thing he was stiff all night


Monday, December 1, 2008

'SILENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT' is here!!!!


After a long week of editing 'SILENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT' is up and ready for viewing. Just in time for the Holidays. Check out this short written/directed and edited by myself starring Steve Valentine and Lindsay Crolius featuring Shelly Martinez. Go to www.silentnightbloodynight.com 'What do you want for Christmas?'

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Silent Night Bloody Night

If you have been wondering I have not been on blog for a few days. I have been in the world of editing. We shot 'Silent Night Bloody Night' on Saturday of last week. I have been cutting the film ever since. The short film is in it's final stages and will be up online in a couple of days to view. All of us involved are very proud of this project that was done with a very small group of very creative people.


Steve Valentine and Lindsay Crolius gave a truly wonderful performance. I'm proud to say this is my directing debut for a short film and I'm damn proud of it. Our Director of photography Dave McCoul pulled of the great shots that really give this short the look we wanted. Producer Inna Korobkina really pulled everything together. All of us involved are looking forward to our next film and future projects.

We know all you horror buffs will enjoy 'Silent Night Bloody Night' check out the website in a couple of days at http://www.silentnightbloodynight.com/

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

'Silent Night Bloody Night'

This Christmas we will be releasing a short film 'Silent Night Bloody Night' starring Steve Valentine and Lindsay Crolius. Just in time for the holidays this film will be sure to bring the warm cozy feeling that we all have with our loved ones on Christmas.
The film is written, produced and directed by me (Christopher Ameruoso) it was also produced by Inna Korobkina, Dave McCoul, Steve Valentine and Lindsay Crolius. This will be released by Stella Pictures early December. Keep on this blog for updates and behind the scenes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Tattoo Day




It has been almost a year since I had new work done. Today I finally got in with my favorite tattoo artist Adrian who works for Kat Von D at LA Ink. Adrian did some amazing work for me today. Here are the raw tats. Ink Rules!!!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Steve Valentine and Ziggy

I wanted to share this very special photo I took today of my friend Steve Valentine and his rescue dog Ziggy. Ziggy was saved by the Linda Blair World Heart Foundation and Steve Valentine took over from there. Ziggy has turned out to be an amazing pet. He has so much life and has really appreciated his second chance at life. RESCUE

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

VOTE FOR THIS VIDEO

My friend Shelly Martinez is up for Miss Horror Fest 2008 it goes on votes. Please click the link below for the You Tube video and rate it and comment... Every view and vote counts. It Rocks!
This is a competition and this was a challenge to make a short in a certain amount of time. Thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoemjK2kJWM

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Out for lunch TMZ

Ahh Yes our favorite TMZ click the link below to watch the TMZ camera guy bang his magic wand.... OUCH!!!!! click the link below.

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=569d1376-31c3-4c09-b36b-1bfe6a4e54a1

Monday, November 3, 2008

Billboard on Sunset Video Clip

Here is a clip from the new Billboard up today on the Sunset Strip. Myself, Lindsay, Holly and Chris DeRose took a ride to check it out.

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New Billboard Up On Sunset Blvd.

The First of many in the new campaign billboards went up today featuring Holly Madison and Lindsay Crolius on Sunset Blvd. on the Sunset strip and LaCienga. I shot this campaign for Last Chance for Animals getting out the message to Adopt Not Shop. If you get a chance swing by and check it out. Pictured below: Founder and president of Last Chance for Animals Chris DeRose with Lindsay Crolius and Holly Madison



Paul Ryans Plus Size Beauty contest ACME Threatre

Wow, My Sunday night was out of the norm for myself and Lindsay. Instead of the usual TV night of 'True Blood' 'Entourage' 'Dexter' etc. I was invited by my dear friend Debra Skelton to be a guest judge in the Paul Ryan 'Plus Size Beauty Pageant' at the AMCE Theatre in Hollywood. Can I tell you this was an experience of my life. Each contestant who are played by real actors gets a chance to show off beauty, brains and talent as well as a swim suit challenge. I have to say these are some of the funniest improve actors in Hollywood. The audience was filled with celebrity guests as well a cheering crowed. Paul Ryan host the contest with brilliant questions for each beauty. If you have never seen any of Pauls shows it should be on your 'list of to do things'
Check out Pauls site at:
www.paulryanproductions.com
pictured above: comic, Sandra Valls, Paul Ryan, Debra Skelton, myself and Katrina Kinzler
pictured above: Paul Ryan questioning me about the beauties.
Pictured above: a Q&A with one of the beauties who later proceeded to smear a hard boiled egg on my arm and then lick it off... It was one of the most disturbing things I have ever experienced.
Finally my love with a beautiful rose.... Very different from the photos bellow.



Saturday, November 1, 2008

Holly Madison Calendar shoot

Just finished shooting a 2010 wall calendar with Holly Madison. This calendar will be out 2009 and features 14 stunning photos of this beautiful lady. I will keep you up to date on the when the actual release date is. The calendar will be sold in Spenser gift store and calendar clubs throughout all the malls in the U.S.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Horror Queen Short

I spent my Sunday night getting hit in the head with a bat, being gagged and tortured and kill by my friend Shelly Martinez (wrestler AKA Selina's) It was the highlight of my week. This was for a short that Shelly was doing. If you have never been killed in a horror film I suggest to put on your 'To do list' I will post the short when it is done.







Sunday, October 26, 2008

Playboy Mansion Halloween Party

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Playboy Mansion Halloween Party... Check this out.... Myself, Lindsay & Steve Valentine showed our Wild side with this video soon to be a classic.

Halloween at the Playboy mansion

Last Night was the best party of the year. Halloween at the Playboy mansion. This party has the greatest decorations and setup you will ever experience at a Halloween party. We had the best time with some of our dear friends. By the way my girl Lindsay looked smoking hot as usual. Tonight she was my little devil.
Yes that's me below. Not really sure what I was dressed as but it worked.


Here is a fun shot taken outside on the mansion lawn. That is Katrina, Lindsay and Maggie


Ahh Holly was having a great time dressed as Elvis... This was at about 1:30 am



Monday, October 20, 2008

Megan Fox Interview and photo shoot


If you haven't seen my show on Comcast On Demand 'Star and Pets' you need to check out the shoot I did with Megan Fox for the cover of my Paw Print magazine. I photographed Megan with a real fox named Tanner. Click the link below to see the full video.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Billboards for Last Chance for Animals

Last Chance for Animals new Billboards located around Hollywood.
Featuring (Holly Madison and Lindsay Crolius)

Today was a really exciting day. I got to shoot the new ad campaign that includes billboards in the heart of Hollywood for 'Last Chance for Animals' 'Adopt Not Shop' is a message that we are trying to get across to all the people that feel the need to purchase a puppy from the pet store. What people don't realize is that when you buy a puppy from a pet store you loose the lives of six shelter dogs. Puppies from pet store come from Puppy mills. These are class B dealers that breed dogs under horrible conditions and then sell them to your local pet store at a low price. The pet store then sells you a high priced usually sick dog.

People you can find what you like at the number of shelters that are out there. Just about every breed of dog has a rescue. Just go online and search that breed and rescue.
Also the most important thing to remember is that when you get a dog or cat it is a commitment. Usually 10-15 years. Do not get a dog on impulse.... That is the main reason why there are so many unwanted pets in shelters.
There is nothing more rewarding then saving a life of a dog on 'Death Row' that animal does know that it was saved. They will love you unconditionally and bring more joy to your life then any other person would.
Keep an eye out for this new campaign and billboards around Hollywood. They should be up in about a week or two. The campaign features Holly Madison (Girls Next Door) who is an amazing animal rights person and has rescued many animals from the shelter. Also feature is Chef Lindsay Crolius with Stella Blue who was rescued from a life of shows and breeding.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some of my work published today.

Here are some of my photos that came out today in various magazines.
Nicollette Sheridan appears on the Anniversary issue of Westlake magazine with her two dogs Oliver and Fatty. This is one of my favorite images that I took of Nicollette.

'Dancing with the Stars' dancer Karina Sminorff is featured in my 'In Touch Weekly' feature 'Stars and Pets' Out on stands today. To see of my stars and pets features click this link.

Finally, Holly Madison opens up to 'In Touch weekly' about her breakup with 7 year boyfriend Hef. I took this image of Holly at Malibu beach last week. Pick up In Touch on stands now to read the full feature.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Guess Who Owns the Cat ?

It's time to play 'Guess Who Owns the Cat' This cats mom is a very colorful person. She was very good at arts and crafts at a young age. She also is a reality star with her own television show. Her love for Beethoven was the inspiration for this cats name. Can you guess who it is?
(click the link below to see the full photo)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hollywood Life Style Awards

Last night was the Hollywood Life magazine Style Awards. Honoring the people who create the fashion and style for Hollywood. It was a fun and short award show that took place at the Pacific Design Center.
pictured: my, Lindsay and Holly photo credit Michael Bezjian Wire Image

Pictured here: Carmit Bacher (PussyCatDolls) Holly & Lindsay

Sunday Art Day



While at breakfast this Sunday morning. Holly Madison and Lindsay Crolius decided to create some art. Click the link below to TMZ.com and watch the video. It was off to the Hot Rod after for a cruise.

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=5f4c9766-cac5-4a29-af37-e9646efd38d7

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lindsay's Favorite song (of the moment)

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I have nothing to say to this... :)

Saying Hello To Lauren

Because this is my blog, I can post whatever I like. So this is a special hello to my beautiful 8 year old niece who live in New York.... We love you Lauren, Uncle Chris video

Corey and Suzie Feldman Go Veg... PETA Ad

Here is one of the last PETA ads I photographed. Corey and Suzie Feldman are amazing animal rights supporters. We did out version of John and Yoko's famous bed images. Go Veg....

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Congratulations to my friend Steve Valentine for his new show that started production. 'Estate of Panic' This show is going to be off the hook. Read Below...


Estate Of Panic Begins Production Production has commenced on SCI FI Channel's new reality competition series Estate of Panic, featuring host Steve Valentine (NBC's Crossing Jordan). The show is described as television's physically and psychologically most challenging competition show yet. Estate of Panic consists of six one-hour episodes and will premiere Nov. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In each episode, large quantities of cash are hidden in a massive estate, and seven strangers are invited to find the money. Contestants are challenged throughout the mansion to overcome terrors, after which people are eliminated and their winnings added to the prize pot. The last person standing faces a final challenge in the Vault Room, where his or her final winnings will be determined. Estate of Panic is executive-produced by Endemol USA, of which David Goldberg is president. The executive producer is Richard Hall.

lets play 'GUESS WHOS PET THIS IS'?



This beautiful cat belongs to a beautiful lady. This is a Bengal cat that one of the most stunning breeds. This cats owner starred in last summers block buster film that had lots of metal parts.
Can you guess who it is? (click the link below to find out)



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