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My Other Half

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Since this is the second to last edition of The TV Guide that I will be writing for Pink is the new Blog, I want to spend my time today writing about one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received in my life … and her name is Shannon Houston. Back when I partnered with the company that is taking over complete control of PITNB on October 1, my grand plan was always to work toward making the site bigger and better. Part of that plan was hiring a writer on the east coast (NYC preferably) who was female and who “gets” what I have been doing with the site since its inception. My goal was to find someone who could provide a female voice to our daily conversation of pop culture who could speak with authority and humor in a way that would endear her to readers … ahem, which I was I strive to accomplish myself every single day (with varying degrees of success, but that’s another story). When I finally found Shannon, I knew she was the one. What I didn’t know was that, not only had I found the my perfect compliment here on the blog but, I found a new family member — a new friend — a new piece of my heart. More »

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Amazing Grace

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I know that I do more than my fair share of gushing around here. It seems that whenever I go to a show or participate in an activity, I oftentimes have a hard time toning down my excitement when relaying the story the following day. Most times, it’s a matter of exaggeration but sometimes, my excitedness is warranted … like last night, for example, when Grace Jones absolutely changed my life. I have seen many concerts in my day but there are a select few live performances that have made an impactful mark me. Grace Jones‘s live performance at the Hollywood Bowl was one of those shows. Everything about the concert performance was perfect once Grace hit the stage. While she performed, the super blood moon phased through a lunar eclipse for the last time until 2033 — I am not kidding in any way when I say that the night was full of magic and wonder. More »

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Trent Is the New Blog

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My Saturday was a really fun, totally jam-packed day complete with old BFFs, new BFFs, booze, dancing and Jewel. I met up with my friend Caleb for a catch-up session over lunch which was really great because he and I always have the best convos. Then I met up with my friends Austin and Jono for an evening with Jewel Kilcher at Book Soup in West Hollywood (she was doing a book signing so, duh, we had to go). Then we picked up another friend, Yuval, for a night of dancing, drinking, pizza and more dancing in WeHo. Altho we raged fairly decently, we didn’t stay out til the wee hours because I gots more fun stuff to do today so, let’s get to it. More »

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Oh My, Oh Land

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My original plan for Wednesday night was supposed to be me on the couch, catching up with all the returning TV shows, possibly getting some laundry done along the way. A late evening text from my friend Stacey changed my plans entirely … when she asked me to meet up with her to see the Danish singer Oh Land in concert. Stacey had an extra ticket, I had a free night and off we went. You may recall that I first learned/fell in love with Oh Land way back in 2011. For some reason, I completely missed that she was playing LA so getting the last minute invite from Stacey was a really nice surprise. It should go without saying that Oh Land put on an amazing show last night, and I was happy to tell her so when we met up with her afterward. More »

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And The Emmy Almost Went To . . .

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Yesterday was a pretty fun Sunday Funday for me. As usual, I made my way down to Anaheim to hang out with my Sons of Anakin peeps at Disneyland for most of the EXTREMELY HOT day before I returned home to meet up with my friend Austin for a little Emmy night afterparty fun. Altho the temps were well into the 100s, all members of SoA made it out to Disneyland — while wearing their vests — so that we could attend our monthly meeting … and take a big family photo. Last night was really fun in an entirely different way. I’m not really big on the party scene but I was deffo in the mood to get out and have some Emmy night fun with my friend and we managed to enjoy a great night out. Sundays don’t get much better than this. More »

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In A Snap

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I had plans to hang out with Eileen and Tamar last night but due to a really terrible home emergency, Eileen couldn’t make it out to hang (she’s OK but she’s dealing with a home headache so terrible I can’t even imagine how she is keeping from going insane). Tam and I decided to make it a Netflix and chill night … which meant we hung out on my couch and didn’t really watch TV because we were too busy doing other stuff … like catching up and gossiping. I always have a great time with Tam so even tho the night was quiet, it was a very good Friday night. More »

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Unbelieveable Sights, Indescribable Feeling

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Yesterday was another fun day for me because I got to spend some time with Duke (and Emma and Josh) all afternoon long before I met up with some friends at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood for a #ThrowbackThursday showing of Aladdin. Josh has been talking about visiting the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys for some time now because not only is it a beautiful place to visit but it is also a place that has been used in many movies and TV shows as what earth will look like in the future. I know it’s weird … but living in LA, where many iconic locales are used in movies, this is the kind of neat-o thing we get to enjoy as Los Angelinos. The movie last night was the best. My friend Elena and I love seeing Disney movies at the El Cap and this time, we let our friend Ginger tag along. Fun Fun Fun. More »

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Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

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Last night I got an emergency call from my friend Austin that we needed to go out and since I’m never one to not heed a call to action, I got all dolled up and ready for a Wednesday night on the town. Earlier in the day I got my hair did then I met up with Adriana and our friend Haruna’s place for dinner where we agonized over the GOP debate and then made up for our torture by watching clips of Goth Talk from old eps of Saturday Night Live. Then I made my way to WeHo with Austin where we danced the night away to really fun music, including a mini-medley of Selena songs! It was a pretty perfect Wednesday, I have to say. More »

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Tuesdays With Duke

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Yesterday was a nice, chill day for me. LA woke up to the pouring rain which was so out of character for us that pretty much everything came to a screeching halt. I was able to turn off the a/c and open my balcony door so that the cooler air could freshen up the place. It was nice. I did manage to sneak out of the house after the rain stopped to attend Duke’s swim class and visit with his grandmother who was visiting for a long weekend. Josh’s mom is one of my favorite people so I had to get out to see her, see Duke and have my entire day made. More »

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Cheesecake & K-Town

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Yesterday I got to spend time with a couple of dear friends who wanted to meet up and discuss things in person, which I really appreciated. Jesse came to my hood for a late brunch at Umami Burger by day and then I met up with Ollie in Koreatown at our fave hangout spot Toe Bang. Jesse and I ate our faces off at Umami and then we went out for a cheesecake dessert so that we could properly celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Golden Girls. Olls and I just ate and drank and talked. We hadn’t had a proper hangout in forever so we were way overdue. More »

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