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Mark Salling Releases ‘Pipe Dreams’ In Hollywood

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Last night my friend Darion and I were invited to attend Glee star Mark Salling‘s record release party hosted by Xomad & BlackBerry Lounge at MyHouse in Hollwyood, CA:


Not only were we treated to amazing food and drink all night long (grub which we were able to order using BlackBerry Messenger on our BlackBerry smartphones) but we were also treated to a live performance and meet & greet with Mark Salling himself. After the jump, check out some photos we snapped at last night’s event … More »

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Partying With Puck

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Last night was a pretty quite night around the ol’ homestead … because it was cold and rainy, I decided to flip the switch on our fireplace and cozy up on the couch for the night. Plans for tonight are a bit more exciting. I’ve been invited to attend the CD release party for Glee star Mark Salling‘s debut album Pipe Dreams (due for release next Monday October 25):


I’m pretty sure Mark‘s Glee castmates will be in the hiz for his big night tonight so it should be a blast. I wonder what they’ll wear … or not wear ;) I’ll be sure to tweet as much as I can from the shindig and will have some fun photos to share tomorrow.

Happy Thursday!!

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Gettin’ Kerrie-d Away

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Last night I got to spend some time with my dear friend Kerrie who is visiting LA this week. Kerrie and I go waaaaaaaaaaaay back and it had been ages since I saw her last. She lives on the West Coast now and we happened to reconnect right before she arrived in LA this week:


We had a great dinner at Vitello’s in Studio City, CA and managed to catch up on what’s been going on in each of our lives in the past few years. Kerrie is one of my favorite people … she and I had some great times back in the day. I’m so glad we’ve reconnected here on the West Coast.

No plans as of yet for tonight but I’m sure I can find something fun to occupy my time … hmmm. It’s Wednesday, y’all!! Happy Hump Day!

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Game Over

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Thank the Sweet Baby Jebus … I finished my game! For the past couple of weeks, I have been horribly distracted with the video game Pokémon SoulSilver for the Nintendo DS. A good friend from way back in the day back in Detroit inspired me to play the newest Pokémon game (well, the newest game released here in the US, Japan has an even newer game right now) since it is an updated version of the game that we were obsessed with back in 2000 … and, naturally, I got obsessed all over again (which is exactly why I won’t have a video game system set up on our TV cuz, well, you’d never hear from me again). I am happy to report that I FINALLY finished the game … by successfully battling and defeating the original Pokémon hero Ash:


There are 2 endings of this damn game … and then there is still more game-play to be had. But, I got it all done … at last.

So naturally, I started playing the next most recent game, Pokémon Platinum. You know what … I need help. And I promise, I’m gonna get help … as soon as I finish this new game. I swear.

Tonight, I’m having dinner with a good friend from Detroit who is now living in San Francisco, CA and is visiting LA for the week. I haven’t seen her in ages, so I’m really excited. Happy Tuesday, y’all!!

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‘Jackass’ Of All Trades

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After I enjoyed a nice, leisurely day indoors playing video games (and out of the falling rain outside), I met up with Darion for dinner at Fat Fish for a much-overdue catch-up session. After we sufficiently stuffed our faces, we picked up David and made our way to the ArcLight in Hollywood (along with Kate Bosworth & Alexander Skarsgård and Rumer Willis & Chord Overstreet … who we ran into at the theater last night) to see Jackass 3D in the Cinerama Dome:


I mean … what is there to say. This latest installment of Jackass outdoes all previous Jackass films in terms of grossness and idiocy. I almost barfed (literally) 3 different times … so, I guess the movie delivered as promised? The 3D effects were kinda cool but I was much more impressed with the slow motion effects rather than the 3D. This movie is not for everyone, it’s vile and dumb … but it made $50 million in just 3 days so … it’s a hit! Stay tuned for Jackass 4 … coming soon, I’m sure.

No plans for tonight … it’s been cloudy and rainy for the past few days, which has given me a lot of time to stay indoors and just veg. Happy Monday!!

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My Saturday Night Was A ‘Scream’

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Last night I was graciously invited to attend the 2010 Spike Scream Awards which were taped at the Greek Theater here in Hollywood, CA and I have to tell you, I had a really fantastic time. Some award shows are just more trouble than they are worth … the red carpet can be a bit of a nightmare and sometimes the staging and production are pretty lame … not so of the Scream Awards this year:


The Spike Scream Awards are still kinda new so the show hasn’t gotten too big and, therefore, unfun. This year, Spike managed to get some of THE biggest names in Hollywood to attend … making for not only a really fun awards show but THE best Spike Scream Awards yet. After the jump, check out some of the photos that I snapped on the red carpet last night … More »

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A Pokémon League Of My Own

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Yes, I spent another few hours playing Pokémon SoulSilver but I was so close to finishing the game that I simply had to get ‘er done. After I downloaded the Special Events Mew that is available now until October 30 via the Nintendo Wifi Connection part of the game, I leveled it up from 5 to 40 and then took on the Elite Four and Big Boss Lance to become Johto League Champion of the game:


And as soon as I finished and was crowned champion, a whole new batch of 8 Gym Leaders popped up for me to take on in the Kanto Region of the game:


Which means I have a whole LOT more of the game to get thru before I really finish Pokémon SoulSilver. I’m pretty sure these video game updates are gettin’ kinda old for some of y’all but I had to see the game thru to the end! And now, I’m halfway there ;)

After playing Pokémon last night, David and I made the trek down to Manhattan Beach to hang out with Josh and Emma for a bit. We drank and snacked and just hung out, ’twas fun.

Tonight, I’ll be making my way to the Greek Theater to do red carpet and attend the 2010 Spike Scream Awards. It’ll be my first time attending the show so I’m excited. Happy Saturday!

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The /\/\/\Y/\ Theater

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Last night David and I made our way to The Mayan Theater to see M.I.A. and Rye Rye in concert … and we had THE best time ever:


While I was unfamiliar with Rye Rye‘s music before last night I can tell you right now, I am a fan! Rye Rye‘s short opening set was so much fun, with great songs and amazing dancing … I cannot wait to hear and see more from her. I’m telling you, both David and I were so impressed with Rye Rye‘s performance … she gained two instant fans last night. M.I.A. as usually … just killed her set. She was fantastic as well. After the jump, check out some photos that I snapped from last night’s show … More »

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Eight Is Not Enough

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So, I’ve made considerable progress in my attempt to finish Pokémon SoulSilver, the video game that is CONSUMING MY LIFE. I managed to catch the elusive Red Gyarados, earn all 8 Gym Badges AND add the legendary Pokémon Lugia to my collection:


I was under the assumption that all I needed to do was beat the Elite Four and the big boss Lance … but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Not only is there still a lot of work for me to do before I finish the last phases of the game … but after I finish, a WHOLE NEW WORLD of gameplay unlocks … meaning I’ll only be halfway done! I’m telling you, Pokémon games have gotten much more complicated in the past 10 years. You really get your money’s worth with these new video games. ONE MORE THING: Starting tomorrow October 15 until October 30 Nintendo is holding a Wifi Event where you can download a Level 5 Mew to your SoulSilver or HeartGold games … click HERE for all the deets. So, yeah, I’m pretty much looking at many many many more days ahead of video game play.

But … not tonight. Tonight, David and I will be heading out to the Mayan Theater downtown to see M.I.A. live in concert:


M.I.A. is touring with Rye Rye and they will be rockin’ LA tonight. I am so excited. It’s been a few years since I last saw M.I.A. in concert so I’m really looking forward to seeing her again. Woot!

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Sax Appeal

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Last night I had the extreme pleasure of attending a Q&A and concert performance by saxophonist Dave Koz (one of my idols) at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. I’ve been a big fan of Dave since his debut album came out in 1989 and really looked up to him when I played sax in high school. Tho I stopped playing after graduation, I remained a loyal fan of Dave Koz over the years and was thrilled to hear of the intimate show he was performing here in LA:


In his pre-concert interview, Dave mentioned that he filmed a video for the It Gets Better Project that attempts to spread the word to the young GLBT that there is hope even when they may not believe so. Dave came out a few years ago and proudly discusses his personal story whenever he can. He truly is an inspiration. BUT … he is also an amazing musician as well. After the jump, check out a few photos from Dave Koz‘s performance at the Grammy Museum last night … More »

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