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John Sebastian singer, songwriter and the voice of the Loving Spoonful greeting fans at the State Theater in Red Bluff, CA.

John Sebastian singer, songwriter and the voice of the Loving Spoonful greeting fans at the State Theatre in Red Bluff, CA.


When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. E. W. Howe

There was a storm the night John Sebastian appeared at the State Theatre in Red Bluff, CA. It rained one day in February other than that it hadn’t here rained since January. After a blistering NorCal summer of 100+ degree temperatures, it was suddenly 60 F and we were freezing.  My husband and I arrived half expecting them to say that John Sebastian had canceled. We had purchased online tickets and we (I) did think about staying home. I have no closed in shoes and the street around the theatre flooded. lol, Red Bluffians can handle 115 F, but rain…

John Sebastian’s voice seduces your senses. It caresses your ears. It is both elegant and earthy. It is like biting into fine chocolate complex, buttery, creamy smooth that melts in your mouth. Yes, I said it, chocolate. Did I expect the same voice at 72?  No, I didn’t. My husband and I went from pleasantly surprised to amazed. Can’t speak for my husband, but his voice  is still enchanting to me.

In the olden days, the most you could get at a Loving Spoonful or John Sebastian concert was a contact high. Now concert goers expect t-shirts, hats and CDs waiting for them in the lobby. Sebastian had CDs, but ran out. It was comical. The word rippled back through the crowd, over and over we heard, “What do you mean he is out of CDs? ”  Several people, including us, were left roaming aimlessly around the lobby, money clutched in our hot little hands.

John Sebastian performed for an hour and a half, he took us on a trip. Beavis and Butthead into my head and said, “Heheh, trip.” What was I saying before they interrupted me?  Sebastian took us through our history with his music. He is an impressive storyteller.

He was gentle with his description of how black people were treated during the Loving Spoonful’s toured with the Supremes. It was the 1960s. People were giving lip service to desegregation. The Loving Spoonful opened for the Supremes? My mind is still trying to reconcile the music. Two completely different kinds of songs. There were still radio stations that played “colored” music. I know that because I listened to one. The “tour” bus they were in was a converted school bus. Some of the arrangements for motel rooms didn’t work out when the owner found out about the colored folks on the bus on the bus. They would end up sleeping on the bus. Years later after a rehearsal, Diana Ross spotted him at a table and called out, “Didn’t I sleep with you on a bus in Arkansas.”

Bad celebrity experiences have curbed my enthusiasm for meeting them. In fact, I changed my decision to buy tickets a few times. Celebrities can have one persona on stage another in person.  Gallagher is an ass.  Gallagher was hateful a child! You could see the child’s eyes tearing. We have never watched another Gallagher special.

John Sebastian is exactly how we hoped he would be with fans, both kind and generous with his time. After the show, he autographed programs and posed for selfies. My selfie helped the pain of leaving without merchandise.

For photos of the concert check out the Red Bluff State Theatre on Facebook.

Howe quote from Brainy Quote.


Beef N Brew Red Bluff, CA

Beef and Brew Red Bluff CA 2016 Rolling Hills Casino

Rolling Hills Casino “Shepherd’s Pie” was wonderful. The chef promised to add it to the menu if they won the Best Appetizer Contest again this year.

Red Bluff is a small town in northern California. It is just the right size for community events. People are polite and still say, excuse me.

Tonight there was a whole lot of beer and a whole lot of people having fun.

We do like cows. If you have seen the 1994  movie “8 Seconds” or followed the career of Lane Frost you have seen parts of Red Bluff. Lane Frost was the only one that could stay on Red Rock the bull for 8 seconds. Our bull.

The story of Beef N Brew

It was brainstorming that started with a need to liquidate an overstock of monogrammed wine glasses; it was magic and a huge leap that turned the thought process into one of Red Bluff’s and the North state’s most popular craft brew and beef tasting events, Beef ‘N Brew.

In the spring of 2009 the Tehama County CattleWomen, (TCCW) and the Downtown Red Bluff Business Association (DRBBA) joined talents and efforts to promote downtown businesses and the local beef industry. More of the story.

I don’t like beer.
My husband thought with all those types a beer that there would be one that I liked.
He was wrong.
It turns out that beer with different flavors, in those beautiful bottle, brewed by very nice people… still tastes like beer.
I don’t like beer.
My husband said the beers were very good and there was something profoundly wrong with my taste buds.

The beef appetizers is where I excelled! The food was both delicious and plentiful.

We both thought the best part Beef N Brew was the people.
We visited shops for the first time. The main street is Main Street. The traffic downtown is heavy and sadly we have stopped visiting the shops.
OK, I admit we think 7 cars is a traffic jam but it is a busy part of town.

Red Bluff is constantly changing. The dress shops and shoe store have disappeared. The antique shops have given way to beautiful boutique stores. Tonight the stores invited everyone to sample various beers, buy unique items and browse to our hearts content.

This is part of my articles “A Year In A Life Living Next To A Volcano“. If you have an event you would like for me to cover contact me Email:RosalitaMoog  @ Twitter: Facebook:

Tom Ellis from "Lucifer" at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con

Tom Ellis from “Lucifer” at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con


Cast members from the popular Fox tv show “Lucifer” were on hand at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con to talk about season 2 and what we can expect from the Devil and his crew.

At the Geek and Sundry Conival event at Petco Park, stars Tom Ellis, D.B. Woodside, Kevin Alejandro and Lesley-Ann Brandt were on hand to talk about their characters and how much crazier it will get in Season 2.


Tricia Helfer, D.B. Woodside and Kevin Alejandro of "Lucifer"

Tricia Helfer, D.B. Woodside and Kevin Alejandro of “Lucifer”

One of the biggest revelations at the panel was that in Season 2, we will get to meet Lucifer and Amenadiel’s mom, played by Tricia Helfer.  After all of the daddy angst of last season, it will be interesting to see what happens when mom is thrown into the mix!




Lesley-Ann Brandt, Tricia Helfer and D. B. Woodside talk "Lucifer"

Lesley-Ann Brandt, Tricia Helfer and D. B. Woodside talk “Lucifer”

Lucifer airs on Fox on Monday nights, with the Season 2 premiere on September 19th.



Actor Misha Collins was on hand at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con to talk all things “Supernatural” but also found time to stop by Conival at Petco Park to talk about his Gishwhes project.

The actor, who had filmed all night and took an early morning flight just to be at the event, was in good spirits and clearly loves interacting with his fans.  At the Geek & Sundry Conival event at Petco Park, the talk turned to Collins’ pet project Gishwhes (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen).

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It’s a massive scavenger Hunt that takes place the first week of August. Players compete from anywhere in the world, including their own home, creating weird and beautiful “art” online and in the world, doing crazy fun activities, and committing heartwarming acts of kindness.  The hunt to date has broken Guiness world records 7 times and sees thousands of people from more than 100 countries forming teams and competing for prizes each year in the first week of August.


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As Collins said, one of the best things about Gishwhes is that people meet and become teammates from all over the world and become great friends in the process.

While the 2016 hunt is over, check out their website at for information on the hunt and updates on how to register from 2017!




Cast members from the Cinemax show “Outcast” were on hand at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con to talk about their unique show.

The show, revolves around Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) who has had a series of misfortunes in his life; his mother would beat him as a child and he was accused of attacking his own daughter. After attending an exorcism in his native town, he is convinced his mother and his wife were possessed and he was not the source of them going bad. He therefore teams up with Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister) to try and save people that are possessed by demons while putting up with the residents of his town who think he’s bad news and would deserve to be in jail.




The show was created by Robert Kirkman, the man behind “The Walking Dead” and has a great mixture of realism and Superatural elements that should appeal to fans of shows like “Supernatural” and films like “The Conjuring”.

The new season of “Outcast” airs on Cinemax on Fridays.

Nicole Richie plays LEGO Dimensions at the video game’s launch party on September 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for LEGO Dimensions)

Lego Dimensions made a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con with the reveal of the game’s Wave 7 characters and packs. Some of the Wave 7 characters come from the most popular areas of video games, movies and television. These new packs will include the highly-anticipated Sonic franchise, ET and the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where… Read the rest of this entry
Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visjnic,  and Matt Latner from "Timeless" at 2016 Comic Con in San Diego. Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM News

Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visjnic, and Matt Latner from “Timeless” at 2016 Comic Con in San Diego. Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM News


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The Cast of the new NBC show “Timeless” visited the 2016 San Diego Comic Con last week.  In addition to talking with reporters and fans about the program, the show had a huge booth in San Diego’s Gaslamp District where fans could jump on the “Timeless” ride and have a photo taken of themselves to keep as a momento.


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The show, from Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” is a thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. But can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?

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The show stars Goran Visnjic (ER), Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Abigail Spencer (Suits).  The show airs on NBC starting on Mondays starting October 3rd at 10pm.

Ming-Na Wen of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM

Ming-Na Wen of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM


Cast members of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” were on hand at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con talking to Entertainment Weekly about the show.


Ian De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Ming-Na Wen, and Elizabeth Henstridge at 2016 San Diego Comic Con.  Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM News

Ian De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Ming-Na Wen, and Elizabeth Henstridge at 2016 San Diego Comic Con. Photo copyright S. Philips/CFM News



Stars Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge and Henry Simmons stopped by the Hard Rock Hotel’s outdoor balcony to talk about last season and what might be coming up in the new season.




Nick Groff at 2016 San Diego Comic Con. Photgraphy Copyright S. Philips/CFM


Paranormal Reality Star Nick Groff attended the 2016 San Diego Comic Con this past weekend and he was a busy guy. Groff sat on a panel discussion with fellow Paranormal stars John Zaffis, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry to discuss their projects, participated in autograph signings in the famous San Diego Convention Center’s “sails” pavillion, and visited Camp Conival to discuss all things Paranormal.

The Conival, put on by Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist company and Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, featured games, food and panels with some of the hottest celebs and shows at Comic Con.  Conival was totally free and open to anyone with or without a Comic Con badge.




Groff talked about the fact that when people do investigations at the famous Washoe Club in Virginia City, they often get his name come through on their EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). (I have personally experienced this during an investigation there!) He also spoke about skeptics who come on investigations with him and often leave as converts.

Groff has been very busy lately, with his shows “Paranormal Lockdown” which shows Groff and fellow investigator Katrina Weidman being locked down in a haunted location for 72 hours, and “Ghosts of Shephardstown” which has a team of Paranormal investigators checking out Paranormal claims in a small town in West Virginia.  Both shows can be found on the Destination America channel.

How To Catch Mewtwo and Mew In ‘Pokémon Go’ At Comic Con

Cameron Halsana, 8, is excited to see a wall of Pokemon Go stuffed toys with his mother Khannany Halsana during Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, California, July 22, 2016. / AFP / Bill Wechter (Photo credit should read BILL WECHTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Depending on who players talk to, it’s possible to catch Mewtwo in “Pokémon Go.” But one thing is certain — that we know of, no one has caught the the legendary pocket monster so far. One player has already completed North American Pokédex, which means he caught 4,269 Pokémon, according to Mewtwo and Mew were… Read the rest of this entry

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: (L-R) Actors Luke Kleintank, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Bella Heathcote, executive producer Isa Dick Hackett, actors DJ Qualls and Rupert Evans of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ attend the Amazon Village At San Diego Comic-Con at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)

The final moments of The Man in the High Castle’s first season left viewers with brighter, more cheerful images than the typically bleak show had previously offered. A devastated Mr. Tagomi, the trade minister of the Pacific States of America, walks through Japanese-controlled San Francisco as schoolchildren pass by reciting words back to their teacher. A… Read the rest of this entry

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Writer and producer Julie Plec and actors Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Candice King, Matt Davis and Michael Malarkey attend SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

It’s the news most fans knew was coming, but it still hurt: “The Vampire Diaries” is ending. The cast and producers made the announcement Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. Season 8 will be the last year of the CW drama, but that leaves 16 episodes for crazy twists and turns. We’re hoping the writers can fit… Read the rest of this entry

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SEGA® Reveals Two New Sonic Titles Coming In 2017

Sonic’s 25th Anniversary Party Reveals New Console Games, Updates to Sonic Dash Mobile and the Reveal of Season Two of the Hit Animated Series BURBANK, Calif., July 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sonic celebrated his 25 th anniversary at a sold out event on Friday evening during San Diego Comic-Con held at the House of Blues.Today SEGA… Read the rest of this entry



NewSchool Also Serves As Title Sponsor of Popular Annual Gaming Convention SAN DIEGO, /PRNewswire/ — NewSchool of Architecture & Design (NewSchool) will serve as the host venue and title sponsor of Gam3rCon, the premier gaming convention in San Diego for gamers, by gamers. The 7 th annual convention, which kicked off on July… Read the rest of this entry

Deaf author at Comic-Con tells of break- through book

El Deafo by Cece Bell, color by David Lasky; Amulet Books; © 2014; ISBN 978141-9712173; 233 pages plus a note from the author; price not listed. Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori Donald H. Harrison Cece Bell was expressive during interview at Abrams Books booth at Comic-Con SAN DIEGO – Written for… Read the rest of this entry

Maisie Williams

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My lady should visit the Hall of Faces at San Diego Comic-Con. “Game of Thrones” will be going all out at SDCC this year by introducing a new interactive exhibit — The Hall of Faces. For the past two seasons, fans of the hit HBO series have been watching as Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) trained with…

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Stan Lee

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Stan Lee gave fans a huge surprise today ahead of San Diego Comic-Con. Stan ‘The Man’ has a new comic book series called Nitron. The first of six issues will release in January. The series was created with digital platforms in mind — feature films and TV in particular. Stan Lee is the brain behind the… Read the rest of this entry

San Diego Comic Con Is Coming Soon!

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The 2016 San Diego Comic Con is coming up in a few weeks and CFM News will be there bringing you all kinds of exclusive information on all of the happenings, events, celebs and breaking news as it happens!

Check in with CFM starting on July 20th for updates!



Wizard World Comic Con announced today that they will be hitting the high seas with celebrities like Norman Reedus and Chris Hensworth on their inaugural cruise!

We are excited to announce that our inaugural cruise will he attended by both Norman Reedus andChris Hemsworth! Other announced guests include Ernie Hudson, Barry Bostwick, Joel Hodgson &Sara Underwood. Many more celebrity guests, artists and cosplayers will be announced soon.

Cabins go onsale to the general public on Wednesday April 20th at 12PM ET. Register your cruise accounts today. All guests will need a cruise account to book.

Full details and pricing will be posted soon to Info is also available

All guests will get:
• The following photo ops included in your reservation:
• (1) Cabin Photo Op with Chris Hemsworth & your cabinmates ($175 Value)
• (1) Cabin Photo Op with Norman Reedus & your cabinmates ($105 Value)
• At least (1) Cabin Photo op with another celebrity of your choice & your cabinmates
• A cabin onboard the NCL Sky for 3 nights (Dec 2-5, 2016)
• A Cruise sailing from Miami to Nassau on the Norwegian Sky
• All onboard meals during the cruise in the onboard dining rooms and buffet (Specialty dining will be available for purchase)
• A beverage package that includes designated spirits, cocktails, bottled beer, draft beer, and wines by the glass and unlimited fountain soda and juices at all bars
• Access to all Wizard World cruise events over 3 days (Dec 2-5, 2016)
• (1) Cruise commemorative ConBox per person

Guests who purchase a suite or balcony level cabin will receive the above and:
• (1) Individual Photo Op (In lieu of cabin photo op) with Chris Hemsworth ($175 Value)
• (1) Individual Photo Op (In lieu of cabin photo op) with Norman Reedus ($105 Value)
• (1) Chris Hemsworth autograph per person ($200 value)
• (1) Norman Reedus autograph per person ($80 value)
• First access to the panels in the onboard showroom

Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Check back with CFM for more updates or for all the details!


Wizard World brought people of all ages out to the Las Vegas Convention Center to meet their favorite stars from TV, Film and even the WWE!

One of the big draws of the weekend was the arrival of Brett Dalton and Elizabeth Henstridge from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”


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Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM


The stars signed autographs and took selfies with fans at their booths and posed for professional photo-ops throughout the weekend.


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Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Photo Copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

Photo Copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM


Dalton and Henstridge joked with fans and answered questions during a 45 minute panel and said as much as they could about the show without giving anything away.  When asked which Avenger they would like to meet, Henstridge said Black Widow the character but she wouldn’t mind meeting Scarlett Johansson who plays her as well. Dalton said Bruce Banner.  He then joked that he would want to hang out with Banner with his friends around as he made him angry so he could tell his friends to “watch this!”.

Attendees had a great time with the celebs and picking up memorabilia and goodies from all of the vendors.

Wizard World Comic Con has several great events scheduled all over the U.S. this year, for more information go to .

Brett Dalton from "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Photo courtesy Wizard World Comic Con

Brett Dalton from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Photo courtesy Wizard World Comic Con


Wizard World Comic Con will take over the Las Vegas Convention Center this weekend for their annual event.

Stars from TV, Films and more will be on-hand to take photos, sign autographs and host panels to talk about their current projects and answer questions from fans.

Elizabeth Henstridge from "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D".  Photo courtesy of Wizard World Comic Con.

Elizabeth Henstridge from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”. Photo courtesy of Wizard World Comic Con.


Stars such as Elizabeth Henstridge and Brett Dalton from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”, Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead”, Mark Pellegrino from “Supernatural” and Barry Bostwick and Patricia Quinn from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be among the celebrities visiting Las Vegas for this great event.

Tickets are still available at as well as photo ops and autograph tickets so hurry over and get yours before they are gone!

CFM will be bringing you reports from the weekend so keep checking back!

Article by Suzanne Philips

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"Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans

“Ghost Adventures” star Zak Bagans


The NSPCA held its Rods & Monsters, Easy Riders and Cool Cats Show at the Antiques Mall of America in Las Vegas this past weekend.  The event gave out awards such as Best Paint, Creepiest, Best of Show and more to attendees who all brought out their amazing cars on a chilly and windy Vegas afternoon.


Lance Burton and Zak Bagans were two of the Celebrity Judges for the Car Show.

Lance Burton and Zak Bagans were two of the Celebrity Judges for the Car Show.

Celebrity judges included Zak Bagans of “Ghost Adventures”, Lance Burton, magician Murray Sawchuck, and pin up star Lisa Marie, among others.

Admission was a donation to the NSPCA and there were many cute dogs on hand which could all be adopted by attendees.

The show was hosted by Esquires Car Club, Fright Dome, Retrofitz LV/Outhouse Cruisers CC, and Von Deeter Designs.




Actor Tom Hiddleston, star of such films as “The Avengers”, “Crimson Peak” and the upcoming Hank Williams biopic “I Saw The Light” will appear at the upcoming Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia.

Hiddleston will attend on Saturday, June 4th only and will join other Marvel stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan at the convention.

More information and tickets can be found on the Wizard World website at

Article by Suzanne Philips

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Matt Smith.  Photo courtesy Wizard World Comic Con

Matt Smith. Photo courtesy Wizard World Comic Con


Wizard World returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second year March 18-20th and will be bringing the Tardis with it!  “Doctor Who” stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will be joining the convention in Vegas for the first time, to the delight of the many fans who will be in attendance.  “Doctor Who” is always a big draw and with the addition of Smith and Gillan, Wizard World will now provide opportunities for fans to get up close and personal with their faves.

Other stars scheduled to be at the weekend-long event include Eliza Dushku (Buffy), Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural, Lost), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Brett Dalton (Agents of SHIELD), Sean Maguire (Once Upon A Time) and more.

Additional Guests will be added leading up to the show.  Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas show hours are Friday, March 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more information on Wizard World Las Vegas or to purchase tickets, visit

Daniel Radcliffe Receives a Star

Actor Daniel Radcliffe of the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise fame received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Daniel only being 26 has a many acclaimed roles under his belt. Starting acting at the young age of 7, he’s gone from being a Wizard to singing on Broadway. On top of his acting career, Daniel has made an impact with his various charity work.

Daniel was presented the star by Director Chris Columbus, and TV Host Chris Hardwick.

CFM News was on scene to catch the moment.

Daniel Radcliffe’s latest project is Victor Frankenstein which is in theaters November 25, 2015 (Thanksgiving).