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Polaroid Photographer Jeremy Kost Is Hosting A Book Signing In LA

'Fractured'

I have very exciting news to share with you guys today. My very good friend Jeremy Kost is hosting a book signing of his new photography book Fractured at Bookmarc in West Hollywood, CA on Friday and you MUST come out and meet him (folks in NYC can attend Jeremy‘s book signing at Bookmarc at 400 Bleecker St. on October 21). I’ve known Jeremy for years but I’ve been a fan of his Polaroid photography for much longer. He is truly one of my favorite photographic artists and I’m so excited for the release of his new book Fractured. Large scale prints of some of Jeremy‘s images are currently on display at the CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION in NYC (654 Madison Avenue) until October 27 where a very limited edition of Fractured is being sold. The large scale prints on display at the Calvin Klein Collection are up for auction HERE to partially benefit ACRIA, in conjunction with Paddle 8, in their fight to help those living with HIV/AIDS. Yes, my friend is amazing. Jeremy is graciously sharing the photos featured in the gallery presented here to give you a taste of his work. If you like what you see, you can come out and buy a copy of Fractured and meet Jeremy Kost at his book signing this Friday:


The images shared here are available in the artist’s edition of Fractured which comes with an actual Polaroid photo of your choice (details HERE). Jeremy gave me a large size Polaroid print as a housewarming gift when I moved to LA all those years ago and it has hung in my various homes ever since. He is a very talented photographer and I hope you can come out and meet the man in person. Hopefully I’ll see you at the book signing on Friday!

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Tori Amos In TORIonto

The TV Guide

For our fourth and final Tori Amos show of her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour here in North America, my BFF Sarah and I made the 4 hour drive up to Toronto, Ontario for one last hurrah. Sarah and I have made the trek from Detroit to Toronto many times before but it has been a very long time since we’ve made our way to Canada together so we were excited all week long looking forward to this weekend. The drive was very fun but we got a bit nervous that traffic would make us late so we were a bit stressed for the last leg of the drive. We managed to make it to Toronto with plenty of time to get ready, get to the venue, hang out for a bit with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show (again) AND get settled into our seats before the show even started (thankfully Tori was running a bit late, too). The show last night was magic! We had the best night ever. More »

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Tori Amos Is ‘Unrepentant’ In Detroit, MI

The TV Guide

Last night my BFF Sarah and I made our way to the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, MI to see our 3rd of 4 Tori Amos concerts on her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour. As you may recall, Sarah made her way to LA a couple of weeks ago so that we could see Tori in LA and in San Diego. This weekend, we have tickets for Tori in Detroit and Toronto, Ontario. It’s really hard to compare and rate shows because they are all magical in their own right. It’s always wonderful to see Tori play in Detroit. Sigh. So many years of great memories here. Last night, Sarah and I had the best seats ever and we got to meet and chat with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show. Tori was perfection … it was a really special night. More »

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Beyoncé & Jay Z SLAAAAY LA With Their ‘On The Run’ Tour

The TV Guide

At long last, I finally got to experience Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run Tour in person last night and I can tell you right now, I was murdered right there in the Rose Bowl. I knew the show would be great but LORDE, I was not expecting it to be so big and so epic. Because I previously sprung for VIP tickets to see Beyoncé in concert before, I know that the ONLY way to see Bey live is up close and personal. I know I shouldn’t have done it but I sprung for the VIP tix next to the stage for the show last night and I LIVED MY LIFE like nobody’s biz. I took about a million photos and a few videos … some that you can see below. More »

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Here Are A Bunch Of Photos That Show Us What We Missed At San Diego Comic-Con This Year

Photography by Emilie Elizabeth

My good friend and photographer Emilie Elizabeth was in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con this year with her trusty camera and she snapped some of the best photos that came out of SDCC this year … and she is graciously sharing some of her photos with us. Emilie was in San Diego all weekend long shooting many of the major events and as you can see in the gallery presented here, she really captured the fun of Comic-Con. She snapped photos of the Batman cowl/cape exhibit, she ran into folks like George RR Martin and Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead and she snapped lots of really amazing photos of many of the attendees all dressed up in costume. This gallery is just a sample of the photos she took all weekend long at SDCC — I think you will love them all. You can see more of Emilie‘s work on her official website HERE. Enjoy.

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POE Returns To The Sayers Club

The TV Guide

Last month, the singer POE surprised fans by announcing out of the blue that she was performing a show at The Sayers Club in Hollywood, CA. Because I’ve been a huge POE fan since the mid-90s, that show was a MUST SEE for me. Last week, POE quietly announced that she would be performing at The Sayers Club again this month and last night, she dazzled the crowd with TWO performance sets. I was, once again, lucky enough to attend her shows last night and was able to record another new song that she debuted live last night. Click below to see photos of POE in action last night and watch video of her performance of a new song titled Not Jane. More »

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Flying Into Metropolis

The TV Guide

I successfully made my way home to Detroit yesterday and was very pleased to see that actress Amy Adams and her family were on my flight from LA to Detroit. The upcoming superhero sequel film Batman V Superman: The Dawn of Justice is filming here in the Motor City and stars of the film are slowing making their way to town. Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot are already here and now Amy is here as well. All of that is well and good but this trip to Detroit is really all about spending some time at home with family and friends … but it doesn’t hurt that some celebs are spending time here as well :D More »

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POE Returns, Debuts New Music In LA

The TV Guide

Last night, I was extremely fortunate to be able to see the singer/songwriter POE live in concert at The Sayers Club in Hollywood, CA after many, many years. My love of POE goes back to the mid-90s and the last time that I saw her perform live was in the early 00s when she played a special show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. Since that time, for various reasons, POE has been pretty much off the radar. I found out that she would be performing at Sayers this week and called in every favor necessary to gain entry to the show. People, let me tell you … POE is still the amazing singer that we know and love. She performed a short set of old and new songs to a delighted audience and gave me new hope that we will be seeing and hearing more from her very soon. I managed to get video of a few songs performed last night (including the two new songs) and I was able to chat with POE for a bit after the show to find out what she has planned next. Read on for all the goods. More »

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This Is What It’s Like Inside Shia LaBeouf’s #IAMSORRY Performance Art Installation

A PITNB Investigative Report

In the wake of the odd behavior actor Shia LaBeouf has been exhibiting in public recently, including his decision to walk the red carpet of his new movie while wearing a paper bag over his head that read I Am Not Famous, we learned earlier this week that Shia opened a performance art installation project thing here in LA at a gallery called #IAMSORRY. In a blatant rip-off/homage to Marina Abramović‘s performance art piece The Artist Is Present, LeBeouf is making himself available to the public by sitting in a room so that people can sit across from him and do whatever they like (within reason) as he sits there. At the urging of a few PITNB readers, I decided to head down to the gallery and check out Shia‘s #IAMSORRY project for myself and report back to all y’all. Yesterday afternoon, my friend Ollie and I made our way to the Cohen Gallery on Beverly Blvd. to see what we could find. Click below for my full report on #IAMSORRY. More »

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Exclusive Interview: Toni Braxton Talks Rihanna, Reality TV, And Of Course ‘Scandal’ With PITNB

Plus Interviews With Tamar, Trina, Traci, and Towanda!

As many of you know by now, I recently had the most amazing Thursday night ever when I attended the Gain Pre-Grammy Music To Your Nose party hosted by all of the Braxton sisters in NYC. Not only did I get to snap some fabulous pictures with all of the ladies (and Tamar‘s hubby Vince), but I also had the pleasure of interviewing them all– I even got some one-on-one time with Toni and Tamar. And let me tell you, the hotel where the event was held is officially my favorite spot in the city. It’s called the Empire Hotel, and when I walked in I immediately recognized it as the same place where I met and interviewed French film star Audrey Tautou (AKA Amélie) a couple of years back. So yeah, the Empire Hotel makes life happy… and so do the Braxtons! Click inside for PITNB‘s exclusive interviews!
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