One of my favorite ways to kick off the holidays is to greet the stars on the red carpet at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Between now and Christmas, we’ll revisit some of those events right here. Keep returning to this post as we update each week with a new flashback.

You’ll find this year’s festivities – the 90th Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade – on the streets of Hollywood, CA on November 27th at 6pm. Danny Trejo is this year’s Grand Marshal, and grandstand seats for the event are available here.

I’ve spoken with Jordan Fisher a couple of times on red carpets, and he’s really nice. Enjoy his music highlighted this month on 101.7 FM in SoCal and right here at JENNiRADIO.

2022HalloweenFlyerIt’s that time of year again! We’ll be handing out candy on Monday at the Find Your Voice Center, as part of the Outlets at Lake Elsinore Fangtastic Halloween event.

Make sure you come by and check out our GREEN SCREAM fun photo op. We have all new backgrounds this year and will be playing our favorite Halloween tunes on JENNiRADIO. Join us between 5 and 7pm on October 31st.

Click on the flyer for all the rest of the details about the event.

The first ever red carpet movie premiere happened in Hollywood on this date 100 years ago! We’re celebrating this day by looking back at my very first red carpet, for Herbie: Fully Loaded, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood a little over 17 years ago.

Back in 2005, I was just 8 years old. Although I was pretty nervous, I think it turned out great. Some people didn’t know what to make of this tiny girl reporter at a big Hollywood event, but just about everybody was as nice as they could be. Looking back, it’s pretty incredible that I got to interview Michael Keaton my first time out. Justin Long was so nice, and Thomas Lennon was so funny. It was my first time (of many) talking to Aly & AJ, who were always so sweet! I’ve done many more red carpets at the El Capitan, and learned more with each event, but this one will always be extra special to me.

I first met Judy twelve years ago at a Halloween event for charity. A couple of years later, I interviewed her at the Hooray for Hollywood event honoring Carol Burnett, in 2013. She was nice and she was funny, and she will be missed.

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I’ve been a big fan of Nightmare Before Christmas for a long time, and I actually got to meet the man responsible for the music I love so much. Here’s my interview with Danny Elfman from the Meet the Robinsons premiere. Enjoy Danny’s music, both solo and with Oingo Boingo, highlighted this month. You can listen at 101.7 FM in SoCal and right here at

In 2007 we were touring around the US in our mobile studio, broadcasting the Smart Family Show from a different state each week. We returned to LA several times throughout the year to report on red carpets, and this was one of them. I enjoyed speaking with the cast and filmmakers, along with special guests, including Disney Channel actors. There is a post-credit scene, so watch till the end!

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here are my three red carpet reports for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (2, 3 and 4). I had a fun time covering these and met so many wonderful people – from filmmakers and cast to so many celebrities who walked the red carpet. These events are especially near and dear to my heart because I first met Miley Cyrus (Pirates 2) and Selena Gomez (Pirates 3) at these events, and they were so kind and generous over the years to keep chatting with this (very) young red carpet reporter. Avast me hearties, yo ho!

I met Meg at a TJ Martell Foundation event in Los Angeles a few years ago, and she was super nice! You can find Meg’s most recent acting project, Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3, now streaming on Disney+.

Enjoy Meg’s music highlighted on JENNiRADIO this month, including both her solo music and Disney “ZOMBIES” songs. Listen on KJNi-LP 101.7 in SoCal and right here at