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Super Special Rooftop Party & American Music Awards PreParty
This event was advertised as Mario Lopez Charity event. Original date was Oct 9th for Mario Lopez B-day. Was Mario even there?
The Presidential Inner Circle is hosting Extra’s TV Mario Lopez’s Private Rooftop Birthday Party Benefiting Rally For Kids.
The above statement was taken from the link below.
If the link above gets deleted I made a word doc of it here.
Click to view –>mario lopez bday
OK…. Well I am not real sure how to start this. Hopefully I don’t offend too many people. First I want to say it was great seeing the 100′s of people that I knew at the event last night. I have been out of that loop for awhile so it was pretty cool to hang out and mingle with everyone. It seemed like everyone was in good spirt and enjoying themselves.
On a later note… Being to so many events and red carpets of various caliber I think I am qualified to make these statements. This event drew several hundred people, and to the organizers it would appear as a successful event. And it might have been for some people as onlookers from the side walk were amazed by what was going on.
This event was at the very top the most disorganized redcarpet that I have ever attended. Next to the LA Music Awards last week. The staff on hand, although I am sure had good intentions, not one of them had any clue how to handle a capacity of this size. The carpet was flooded with B and C list talent…
When real talent showed up to do the carpet they were asked to wait until the not so talented people finished posing for the cameras.
But it was only every once in awhile that you would see a person come on to the carpet that actually had some notoriety. I think a total of about 10 people the whole night fit in that category.
Its funny how these people that get paid to handle celebrities have no idea when there is a real celebrity standing right infront of their face. Simply amazes me. If I was one of the celebs last night, and was asked to wait for a nobody to get off the carpet before I was allowed on, I think I would just excuse myself from the event all together.
All in all everyone looked fabulous and seemed to be having a good time.
There are about 6 different circles of people that attend various events that I am familiar with. Last night they all ended up at the same place, talk about cross promoting. I must have known every photographer and 50% of the guests that attended last night.
As everyone keeps saying how small Hollywood is. I believe people are just starting to merge together. It seems the Hollywood circle is getting bigger. But the truth is, the real Hollywood, where the real celebrities are have a small close circle. Which is probably where they all were last night because they sure weren’t at this so called celeb event.
The funny part is that most everyone knew only the people from their circles, and didn’t know anyone else there. People kept coming up to me and saying who are all these people?
Atleast the bar made a lot of money last night. The drinks were reasonably priced at $10 although they were only serving different types of Vodka, and everyone had atleast 1 drink in their hand at all times. They also brought around complimentary tequila shots.
The 3rd level was pretty crowed with people drinking, dancing and taking pics of themselves and their friends with the Wax Figures. Christopher and Kyle Massey along with a few other celebs hung out and partied with the crowd. Jose Canseco was with his girlfriend and hung out downstairs most of the time just sitting around.
After awhile everyone seemed to be getting bored and many people left the event. Others went to the second floor to get away from the 3rd floor crowd because it was too many people in 1 narrow room.
I heard many people talking about being tricked. They all paid to be apart of this huge celebrity event, and although there were alot people there, it turned out to be just another Hollywood party. Some people stuck around waiting for Paris Hilton to show up. I guess she got there around 2am or later. By then I had enough and left. Maybe next time Paris.
————————————————————————————————————————————————-Courtesy of the Man in Charge of this event:
The Dumbest Photographer in LA
Today I have taken the unprecedented step of PERMANENTLY BANNING FOR LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER TRAVIS JOURDAIN. Travis was one of a small handful of photographers who last night was given exclusive access inside the venue to shoot images. He got pissed off because we would not let him in to the VIP area as two other event photographers were assigned to that zone and as a result Travis Jourdain has repaid the kindness we have shown him with a CAUSTIC MALICIOUS PERSONAL ATTACK that does not in ANY WAY reflect what really happened at the event. His Blog is here: http://fiveminutephotos.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/super-special-rooftop-party-american-music-awards-preparty/Today I have phoned, txt and emailed Travis, he has refused to return my calls and has removed the comment I made under his facebook post saying that his comments in no way reflect what really happened at the event. I have also sent Travis the below email which I include for your knowledge. BEWARE: IF TRAVIS JOURDAIN can do this to US, he will do it to YOU! Buddy Sampson from the LA Scoop stood right beside Travis on the red carpet and this was his view: http://thescoopla.com/2243/phil-jones-heads-spectacular-pic-event-at-madame-tussauds-waxworksTHERE ARE A THOUSAND PHOTOGRAPHERS IN LOS ANGELES, I wish to ask you a personal favor please DO NOT USE TRAVIS JOURDAIN, DO NOT HAVE HIM IN THE EVENT, AT THE EVENT OR ON THE GUEST LIST FOR THE EVENT. As an industry we have to take sensible steps to PROTECT our businesses, there brand and the sponsors that made significant contributions to an event. We therefore CANNOT TOLERATE this kind of MALICIOUS DISLOYALTY AND DISRESPECT.Please support me and BAN TRAVIS FROM EVERY EVENT – PROTECT YOURSELF BEFORE HE SHITS ON AND SHAFTS YOU AS HE HAS US. Please do you part and forward this email to EVERY LOS ANGELES EVENT PROMOTER YOU KNOW. Get the WARNING OUT before you become a VICTIM as we are.
37 Responses to “Super Special Rooftop Party & American Music Awards PreParty”
Party Attendee says:
Very well said! I was at this party last night and I bought a Frickin Table. I was told that there will be so many A list celebrities and most of them I have never even heard of or were just aspiring talent. I have nothing against them. Phil Jones promises the world but gives you nothing. He needs to take his accent and go back to NZ and stop scamming Americans of their hard earned money. Presidential Inner circle is a BIG SCAM – Stay Away people.
WELL SAID!!!! I MET PHIL JONES TOO AND HE’S VERY UNFRIENDLY AND RUDE PERSON!!!! IF U DONT DANCE TO HIS MUSIC HE GETS VERY AGGRESSIVE!!! HE CANNOT EVEN GET INTO CLUBS BECAUSE HE’S NOBODY!!! NOONE KNOWS HIM AND HE HAS NO CONNECTIONS WHATSOEVER!!!!
HEY PEOPLE LET’S BAN!!!!!!! HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gossip News Hollywood says:
YEAH MANY PEOPLE I HAVE BEEN HEARING ARE NOT TO HAPPY WITH THIS EVENT.
We heard that many celebrities that were promised did not show until after 1 am when everyone was leaving.
We heard that the Company Presidential Inner Circle had no permission or affiliation with The American Music Awards in anyway.
We heard that many people were ripped off at this event!
They had many unknown names and the media was very displeased.
They were charging people to get on the red carpet. They used celebrities names and claimed charity that was false to make a profit.
The event was very very disorganized and they do not know how to run a red carpet in anyway. Many of the celebrities were very angry and are going back to there PR’s very unhappy.
All and all sounded like a great event! We can’t wait to go next time!
Yeah I agree. This guy and all of his associates CAT With LONDON FLAIR PR are all goof balls that wouldn’t know what a real A list event was if they were at the Emmy’s there so FAKE!! WOW PHIL’S people don’t know how to run anything. ITS ABOUT TIME SOMEONE PUT IT OUT ON THIS LAME FAKE ASS COMPANY. I Know many friends that have gotten RIPPED OFF! BY PIC Watch out for London Flair PR to. They will steal your people!!! Keep them away
EX PIC Member says:
I was duped into paying for membership only to realize how much of a LIAR Phil Jones really is. That link mentioned above shows some of his notorious deeds. It is richmastery that is a part of scams mentioned in the site above.
Upon much digging on google it shows that the domain stats on presidentialinnercircle.com
Presidential Inner Circle
5850 3rd St PMB 174
Los Angeles, California 90036
Domain Name: PRESIDENTIALINNERCIRCLE.COM
Created on: 18-Apr-05
Expires on: 18-Apr-19
Last Updated on: 19-Apr-10
Paudel, Laxman firstname.lastname@example.org
636 Gt South Road
+64.99707573 Fax — +64.99707600
636 Gt South Road
+64.99707573 Fax — +64.99707600
These comments by other people on facebook are enough evidence:
Amber Dawn Lee – I think he just didn’t know about the scams But, with Google, anyone can see that Phil Jones is not who he claims to be…
Amber Dawn Lee – And you should pay him Phil, not take advantage of him like you do everyone else.
THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL PEOPLE. HE IS A SCAM. HIS employees leave him as soon as they find out that about him. He has had such a high turnover of friends and employees…WHY ONLY PHIL JONES? And he blames stalkers, haters etc. OK FINE. But why only you PHIL? Because Presidential Inner Circle is nothing but an illusion created by Phil Jones to swindle money. Besides website fees, pay your roommate on time (YES THE MILLIONAIRE, CONNECTOR, EVANGELIST LIVES WITH A ROOMMATE in an APARTMENT). STOP CHEATING INNOCENT People PHIL Jones. The economy is bad as it is, we don’t need another BS like you in our lives. GET THE MESSAGE?
EX PIC Member says:
Update on this FAKE Phil Jones: The only A Listers at the party were the WAX FIGURES. LMAO
Wow Phil Jones, That’s some very clever “Truth” in advertising. Another scammer present there was the FAKE STARMAKER – David Harrison Levi.
Ok, a party where Phil Jones and David Levi are present…HAHAH Another Fake party coming up is the one at SOHO – West Hollywood on the 23rd. We shall see Presidential Inner Circle Head PHIL JONES put another fake event together. Another update is the new guy he’s got who runs a travel company wait till the poor guy finds out PHIL JONES’ hidden agenda of free first class travel and free hotel stays!! We’ll be watching you PHIL JONES.
Mario Lopez Fan says:
WHAT! OMG Phil Jones of Presidential Inner Circle rip us too because we purchase 2 tables when we heard the big celebrity MARIO LOPEZ will be at the event. We contacted our credit card company and found dispute to get over $2000. We ask you to please contact EXTRA TV. Google this event that they were using Mario Lopez and other A celebrities not the F celebrities to make money. We will be filing a small claim in the LA Superior Court and contacted the consumer affairs too.
Very sad Mario Lopez Fans
Mary Sophie says:
I worked with Travis recently and the guy takes professionally shot pictures. His pictures get published in many web sites and he is a fast poster. He knows who the celebs are and will hone in on them so your event gets good celeb mileage. He’s a pro at this and will give his opinion on what works and what doesn’t. If people promise these celebs will attend and they don’t it’s not his fault. Sometimes it’s not the fault of promoter either coz many celebs confirm attendance but cancel last minute. Although many promoters also hype the attendance of celebs who did not confirm to get the hype. At the end of the day, people who over-hype and don’t deliver will have a negative reputation and people will steer clear away from them. Check the track record and the people who run the event!
PIC Victim says:
My experience of PIC and Phil Jones is exactly what “Party Attendee” says above. He vastly over-promises and greatly under-delivers. He has a good talent for hyping up his marketing messaging but an even greater talent for scamming people out of their money for his so-called “celebrity” events. Steer clear of Presidential Inner Circle and Phil…don’t take my word for it…do your own homework as I’ve done and read about what other people have to say all over the world about Phil and Presidential Inner Circle.
God help us, we don’t want him back. I’m constantly astounded at his “success” in the USA – shows that a sucker is born every day, I guess. Biggest laugh so far has been his appearances on CEO TV. I gather its not a parody but hard to tell from where I sit.
It’s true that Phil Jones is a fake. He has an underlining of anger that is always present. His so called Pic company is always under scrutiny for false advertising. He promises through membership that you can attend many red carpet events, however we see him ‘trying’ to get into most of the ones we are already at, an no cost to us. He left NZ under a load of disgruntled members and partners. Google alone, can confirm that. He owes a lot of money and uses unsuspecting people/future members to recoup his own loses in order to pay back his creditors.
Phil you won’t last long in this business, Hollywood may be a lot of smoke and mirrors, but yours is very clear for us all to see. Pack up and go home, Phil.
Mick and Keith says:
Well Phil…You’ve stepped in it again haven’t you?
I guess that comes from all that “Being Transparent” and ethical you always speak about. Well apparently you are transparent for all to see. And I do mean “ALL”!
You know like the news agencies, investigative reporters, the State’s Attorney’s Office, The State Department, Oh that’s right you’re NOT a U.S. citizen, are you?
And let’s not mention the taxing agencies of New Zealand, and of course our very own IRS. How is all that money and sponsored value received accounted for? And remember…Charitable donations are tax deductible, to the fullest extent of the law, but of course if not given are considered income and perhaps fraud?
And I’m really sorry for you and all those people that pay you money to become a part of your “Presidential Inner Circle” that with all your expertise in teaching you forgot the basics to treat people fairly and with respect.
So here are a few books you have apparently missed. But don’t worry you can read in the court room, prison or on the plane out of town….since I’m certain somebody will turn all this internet information and these discussions over to some or all of the above “The Investigative Agencies”.
“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie
And since I know you love to “Rock and Roll” the red carpet, please let me leave you with a song in your heart….
“So if you meet me, have some courtesy
Have some sympathy and some taste
Use all your well learned politics
Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, mmm yeah
Please to meet you
Hope you guess my name, mmm yeah
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, get down
Woo hoo, ah yeah, get on down, oh yeah”
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
And here I thought you weren’t important. Damn phil. You are going to make me famous. I am getting almost more attention than I can handle from this. Should have treated your friends alittle nicer especially when they do so much for so little.
Another disgruntled ex Jones associate?
So who is going to this tonight?
The Presidential Inner Circle Launch Party – 23rd Nov 2011
The Presidential Inner Circle hosts an elegant and powerful evening of revelation and sophistication for 180 of the city’s most influential and affluent people at Soho House in West Hollywood where we will unveil a series of Exciting Announcements, Launch Secrets of the 2011 year, enjoy Cocktails, Networking, Dealmaking Introductions and reveal the new Club Board.
The Penthouse has been privately secured for the whole evening by the Presidential Inner Circle and has 180 degree panoramic views from the ocean to the San Gabriel Mountains and is the perfect stage for an elite group of “significant individuals” to gain insight into important shifts in the power base of 2011.
YOU ARE SO FAKE! WATCH OUT FOR THIS LADY TO GUYS! FAKE FAKE FAKE. STEALS YOUR PEOPLE. DON’T LET YOUR MEDIA OR TALENTS AROUND THIS LADY OR LONDON FLAIR PR
OH AND IF SHE WAS RUNNING THIS EVENT OR ANY WHERE NEAR THE RED CARPET NO WONDER IT WAS A CATASTROPHE !!
Sorry if my sarcasm was too subtle for you Rick… when have you ever done business with me?
I’m in New Zealand and was an active poster on the Richmastery thread at PropertyTalk.com before the forum owners were threatened with litigation and had it removed. I’ve been threatened face to face by Phil Jones and for a while there he made my life hell. It wasn’t personal, just the way he operates. If he thinks you are in the way he gets rid of you. Feels damn personal when it happens though.
Listen CAT and Rick. this isnt about you two. this is about phil. Let me clear this up.
Rick. This CAT person is not the Cathrine from London PR that you think it is. CAT lives in New Zealand where phil use to live. Now everyone play nice and only post true things here about phil jones. I am preparing a class action lawsuit so anyone that wants to jump on board please email me to email@example.com.
Mario Lopez Fan says:
I AM SICK OF PHIL JONES, PLEASE REMOVE Cat say post. I have contacted news agencies that posted about the event and were told some of their staff showed as undercover. So Phil Jones you are in a big trouble and you will be prosecuted soon for RIPPING US OFF!!!
I think cat posted that as a joke. No one here is going obviously.
Yeah, sorry “fan”, but I couldn’t write such slobbering prose if I tried. Honestly… how far up yourself would you have to be to sign up as a “significant individual”. Now I know us Kiwis are understated but that is right out there. Honestly – you want to hear “Exciting Announcements”? Those people need to get out more.
SUSAN PORSTY says:
I DON’T KNOW WHERE ALL THIS CHILDISH BASHING IS COMING FROM BUT AS A MUTUAL 3RD PERSON PARTY, I SAY THIS. BASED UPON WHAT I HAVE READ ON THIS PHIL JONES GUY. THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. AS FAR AS THIS CAT PERSON. “ALWAYS BE A PERSON OF INTEGRITY”
AS FAR AS THE PHOTOGRAPHER. WELL FREEDOM OF SPEECH HE WAS SIMPLY STATING HIS OPINION ON HOW WHAT LOOKS LIKE A POORLY RAN EVENT WAS.
WHAT I’M WONDERING IS WHO RAN THIS EVENT?
WAS IT THIS PHIL GUY? OR THIS CAT PERSON? LONDON FLAIR PR?
KNOW HOW TO PLAY WITH THE BIG GUNS BEFORE YOU TRY SHOOTING. SOMETHING I HAVE LEARNED.
Fiveminutephoto: Why did you create this blog? Where you treated poorly as media? Media never lies!
Phil was a friend of mine and that night I was treated like one of the c class celebs when infact more people at that event knew me than him and he was the guy in charge. cat was the pr for the event.
Glad I posted this because now I get to see what others say,
Was he really a friend? or just an acquaintance? Has facebook totally devalued the term? What do we call those we trust implicitly these days.
Phil’s friends must see the way he treats those in his way. How could you be friends with someone like that?
Notice to honest writers, authors, speakers and seminar promoters:
If the Richmastery sharks (especially the biggest shark of all, PHIL JONES) have been stealing your intellectual property, please speak out. Now is the time!
Also, to the thousands of people who may have been misled and deceived by PHIL JONES, please contact the fine lawyers who are representing a group of honest people who have been so shockingly and brazenly ripped-off by Jones.
The Richmastery Exposed Rebels
Richmastery – Copyright infringement and Breaches of the Fair Trading Act
UPDATE: September 2010
This month, more than two years after the out of court settlement detailed below, Philip Ronald Jones (Phil Jones) published a number of untrue and misleading statements about this litigation.
In these statements, Phil Jones attacked the character and motivations of the plaintiffs; he misrepresented aspects of the legal proceedings; he breached a confidentiality agreement relating to pre-trial mediation and misrepresented events at that mediation; he made false claims about the costs of the litigation; and he made several serious and unsubstantiated allegations of supposedly ‘illegal’ actions by the plaintiffs and their lawyers, and [alleged] ‘copyright breaches’ by Empower Leaders Publishing.
His allegations are untrue. If you have any query about any matters connected with this, please contact us through feedback.
Here is a link to a statement by Peter Aranyi in response published on his personal weblog http://www.thePaepae.com.
Note: The company Richmastery Limited was re-named Ralph Trading Limited on 20 May 2009 immediately prior to being placed in voluntary liquidation on 19 June 2009. Public records available at the Companies Office website (search ‘Ralph Trading’ or Co. # 1207353 in the Companies Register) show that the company and Phil Jones were, at the time of liquidation, defendants in litigation against them by Gilligan Rowe & Associates and Matthew Kevin Gilligan; and that Phil Jones has left NZ and re-located to the United States.
Legal advice to the plaintiffs in the Empower case in 2007-2008 had raised the possibility of these actions (company liquidation and emigration before a court hearing) and this was a real factor in the plaintiffs’ decision to accept the Richmastery/Jones $65,000 offer accompanied by the admissions and High Court-filed defendants’ undertaking detailed below to settle the litigation.
UPDATE: June 2008
Empower Leaders Publishing and the plaintiffs advise that a settlement was reached in their copyright lawsuit (CIV 2007-404-5516) against Richmastery Limited, Philip Ronald Jones (Phil Jones) and John Bedggood.
This followed the formal acknowledgement of copyright infringement by Richmastery Ltd (sole director: Phil Jones) and John Bedggood in their use of the Empower authors’ material; the filing in the Auckland High Court of a defendants’ undertaking not to infringe the plaintiffs’ copyright in future; and the payment of $65,000 in damages.
A summary of the terms of settlement:
1. Richmastery Ltd and John Bedggood acknowledge the use of materials from the underlying works pleaded in the Statement of Claim, and that there has been a breach of copyright in using those materials,
2. Each of the defendants: Richmastery Ltd, Phil Jones, and John Bedggood undertakes not to copy, sell or distribute any material that may infringe the copyright in the underlying works pleaded in the Statement of Claim. This defendants’ undertaking (below) was filed in the Auckland High Court. (Available here as a PDF 170k.)
3. The sum of $65,000 was paid by the defendants Richmastery Ltd, Phil Jones and John Bedggood to the plaintiffs Empower Leaders Publishing Ltd, its authors Olly Newland, Mark Withers and Peter Aranyi, and Empower Education.
4. The settlement relates only to the allegations of infringement of the plaintiffs’ works pleaded in the Statement of Claim, that is, in relation to the 19 August 2006 Richmastery seminar.
[note: pages cropped and reduced for display – full images (PDF) here]
UPDATE: February 2008
At the first case management conference 6 November 2007 Judge Robinson set out a timetable for the parties to provide discovery of documents relevant to the issues of the case. More evidence is now being collated in preparation for trial. If you have further information relevant to the actions of Richmastery, its employees or agents, please contact Empower Leaders Publishing or solicitors Simpson Grierson (contact details here or use the Feedback form on this site.)
UPDATE: September 2007
Legal proceedings are underway. Empower Leaders Publishing Ltd and the authors/owners of the intellectual property at the heart of this case have filed a claim against Richmastery Limited, Philip Ronald Jones (Phil Jones) and John Bedggood in the High Court in Auckland.
Seeking information (click here)
If you have any further information on this matter, or similar matters, please contact Empower Leaders Publishing Ltd or seek advice from your solicitor. Use the Feedback form to email us. Correspondence will be treated in confidence.
The evidence documentation is more than 70 pages. Available by request to concerned parties only.
Evidence: example 1 | example 2 | example 3 | Letter as PDF
Phil Jones is a conman says:
Phil was driven out of New Zealand by the Inland Revenue Service for Tax Evasion.
He owes fortunes to people in NZ who he ripped off. Many of them are bankrupt thanks to his dishonesty.
He has even been forcibly removed from the USA once already but managed to get back in.
He shafted his wife and left her and his kids penniless before starting to rip you US guys off.
WOW, I am sitting here laughing at how badly Phil Jones is being exposed. Fiveminutephoto, I am so proud of you for sticking up to this loser who does nothing but bully people around that do not give into what he wants. I know way too many people in this town and out of town that have been badly burnt by Phil Jones and from what I understand, you aren’t the only one suing him. Do not back down, Phil Jones used bully methods to try and scare people off! He claims there are all these stalkers following him and posting bad things about him when in fact he is no where near important enough for anyone to “stalk” him. He calls people stalkers that tell the truth about him. He has not only burnt his bridges back in his home country of NZ, he has managed to burn them here. I say everyone should keep alerting authorities until he is on a boat back to his country where they can take care of him there for ripping people off.
As far as Cat, I think everyone shouldn’t put her in the same category as Phil. Not everyone is guilty by association. I have known a lot of great people that gave this loser a chance not knowing what a manipulative lying human being he is. Cat is just doing her job that Mr. Jones hired her for. Believe me, she will get burnt my him soon enough!